Alright, folks, listen up! Ever feel like your job is a villain straight out of a comic book? Like it’s slowly sucking the joy, energy, and probably your soul right out of you? Well, I’m here to tell you that your job can and will ruin your life if you see these 15 signs!
So, stick around and learn if your work life is more ‘Scream 3 than ‘Office Space.’ Spoiler alert: If you’re already ticking off more than a few in your head, it might be time to update your resume!
You develop an involuntary eye twitch whenever your boss’s name pops up in your inbox. Your body’s immediate response to your supervisor is to mimic the symptoms of a neurological disorder. In that case, it’s time to punch out for the last time.
You’ve mastered the art of crying silently in the restroom. If mascara stains on your office keyboard have become common, consider letting go of the job.
You can’t remember the last time you didn’t take work home. If your briefcase is lighter than your grocery bag, you must do it right. The work-life balance shouldn’t look like a seesaw with a hippo on one side.
Sunday Night Dread
Suppose the thought of Monday morning fills you with more terror than a horror movie marathon. In that case, it’s an ominous sign you should pay attention to.
You could put a small café out of business. If you’ve upgraded from a cup-a-day to a pot-a-day, it’s time to reflect on why you need so much caffeine to get through your day.
Suppose people are jumping ship left and right, or there’s the occasional whisper of a firing, but no one knows what happened. In that case, it may be better to follow their lead and get out while you can.
Chained to Your Desk
You last saw the sun a few days ago (weeks? or months?). If your job keeps you chained to your desk or in the office at all hours, and it’s been so long since you saw daylight that you’ve resorted to tanning beds, it’s probably time to make a change.
You can’t remember the last time you weren’t stressed out. If stress has become such a normal part of life that it can’t be avoided, pause and step back. It’s not healthy for anyone to live in perpetual stress.
Your boss has become your enemy-in-chief. If there’s more bad blood between you two than on the Iron Throne, it may be time to move somewhere else where respect is an expectation rather than a gift bestowed by the gods.
You’ve become a master at faking enthusiasm. Suppose you can’t muster up an “I’m excited!” without eliciting eye rolls from your entire team. In that case, it may be time to bail out and find work where your enthusiasm is genuine—not simulated.
You’re constantly feeling inadequate. Suppose every project feels like stepping into quicksand, and every conversation is like a battle with an invisible enemy. In that case, it’s time to move on.
You’ve started to rely on medication just to make it through the day. Something has gone very wrong if you find yourself popping pills just to feel normal at work.
Your peers have become your competition instead of your colleagues. Suppose every conversation is a race to the top, and everyone in the office is more of an adversary than a teammate. In that case, you should rethink your loyalty.
You feel disconnected from the rest of the world. If you can’t remember the last time you spoke to someone outside of work, or if you find yourself so bogged down with paperwork that you can’t keep up with the news or current events, it’s a significant sign you need to get out of the office and back into the real world.
You’re Not Learning Anything New
Suppose every day feels like an uphill battle, but you can’t point to anything concrete you’ve learned from your job in months (or years). In that case, it may be time to hit the reset button and find a new career that can help you gain invaluable skills and experiences.
No matter how much your job pays or how important it looks on paper, it may be time to re-evaluate your current work situation if any of these 15 signs are true for you. Life is too short not to enjoy what you do—remember that. Take the time to find a job where you can look forward to Monday mornings and be proud of what you do. You deserve it!
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