Thursday, November 1, 2007

Stuck in a Rut

Bored with your job? Here are the top ten signs that tells you it’s time to move on:

1. You find it hard to get up in the morning to get ready. Work again? Grr.

2. The best part of work for you is your lunch break, coffee breaks (or yosi breaks), and of course, clocking out.

3. When you find yourself asking: why am I doing this again? And you do it often.

4. When you can do your job with your eyes closed.

5. When you no longer feel that excitement, the drive, that feeling that says “Yes! This is what I am supposed to be doing with my life.”

6. When there is no more opportunity for you to grow.

7. When you’ve had that same title for eight years running, with no promotion.

8. When you find yourself chatting more with your officemates majority of the time rather than doing something productive.

9. When you just came back from your vacation, and you simply just don’t want to go to work. Ever.

10. When you find it more interesting to pick your nose than do your responsibilities.

Enough already! It’s time for a fresh start- update your resume, get a good headhunter, and get your gears working again.

6 comments:

Leica said...

You hit it right Thad!

May I add:
"When you find everything around you seems irritating and annoying"

"When you find out that the next pasture is greener than yours"

crazed_heck said...

amen to that...there will always come a time that working does not seem as fun as it was before...and moving on is imperative..

btw, bloghoppin here...

Mark Xander said...

Thank you for this post. Everyone seems to be burning out these days. Great post!

Oh, by the way, I gave you a shout out on video. :)

Phoenix said...

@ leica: I agree, that should be nos. 12 and 13 = )

@ crazed_heck: I've been there = ) a career change is not that easy though, but we must move on to welcome growth

@ mark xander: Thanks Markie, I'll check it out

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

I think it also has to do with personal satisfaction. When I attended a "Human Resource" speaking engagement a few months back, the speaker told us that progress in work or career has a 4-year cycle and after every 4 years, you must either upgrade or try looking for a new one.

But then again, sometimes a person does not need the entire four years to realize that what (s)he's doing isn't what (s)he really needed, isn't it?

Work, ideally, is a rewarding experience. It becomes just like a second nature to you especially when you put your heart and soul in it.

It's just that giving it all is always, and had always been the hardest part. =)

Phoenix said...

@ ruff: I agree with you.. with no personal satisfaction, it would be extremely difficult to find drive or motivation to continue with one's work.

the four year cycle is fairly accurate- i've seen the pattern with most of my contemporaries (not to mention myself).. after 4 years, it's like move up or move out..

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