How do you know when it's time to find a new job?

@taface412 (3175)
United States
January 10, 2009 1:44pm CST
What does it take for you to say enough is enough and know deep down it is time to look for a new place of employment?
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22 responses
@kykidd (6818)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I think when you get to the point when you hate waking up in the morning, just because you don't want to go to your place of employment, that is the point when you should start looking for a new job. I am not really a job hopper, but it seemed like I would always get to this point after about 3 or 4 years at a place. I just get burned out I guess. I don't know the exact word for it. And some of those jobs, I really liked the people, and the people that I worked for. I just can't stick around much longer than that I guess. Hope that if you are feeling this way that things will work out for you and you will be able to find a job in today's economy. Good luck to you!
12 Jan 09
spot on. I feel the same, after seven years in one place I felt a change was in order, and with my luck I got stuck in the crunch. If I had stayed put I would not be on mylot. Thankfully my boss call me yesterday and there is a good chance I get my job back. And because there have been changes there, it may be not a bad option. As you say morning was the worst part.
@rhubee (13)
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
For me, it's the time when I already get bored in my job and there are lots of difficulties I am encountering in my job. I also consider my work environment, if I dont feel comfortable anymore maybe its time for me to find another job. Especially when I am getting abused by the company where I had employed in the sense that they aren't giving me my rights as an employee to do and enjoy whatever benefits I must receive. And most of all, if there are more better job offers outside, then I'll go for it. Why should I stay on my current job if there are more beneficial jobs offered to me? Besides, I am not enjoying my work anymore so it's better for me to move to another industry where I will find more enjoyable tasks and higher salary ofcourse.
@thraCe (10)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
enough is enough when: 1. Been working for years, and no promotion or increase in salary. 2. A negative attitude arise from your work. 3. When your not already enjoying your job(of course) 4. When it's time.. lol
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
enough is enough for me if my boss is bad in a way that he will not respect me as his employees. if he will not give the exact salary i have to reiceve. if my co-workers destroy me in front of my bad boss.if the environment of the work place is not good like the people around me. if the work they give to me is not the work that i had applied.
@lhanie04 (11)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
with the economic status of our country today, it is hard to find new job. But if i were be in the situation, i will look for another job if i'm not happy already with my job. If i were not happy anymore with my job the result will be not good. I will be less productive because i'm lazy to do my job anymore. And if i'm already satisfied and achieved my goals.
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
In my opinion there are some ways you can see if its time to find a new job. Here are the following: 1.When you commited something that you know you are going to be fired. 2.When your enemy is your boss. 3.When your salary is cut down. 4.Whenyou dont want to see the faces of your subordinates. 5.When your ability and skill is not appreciated. 6When you are no longer satisfy with your job. 7when u dont care for your current job as if you rather choose to be dismissed. thats all in my opinion, it depends on you in actually.
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
17 Mar 09
I think when you get bored with the job you have. Why do we have to force ourselves to do what we have no motivation to it if we have a another choice? A new job may makes you learn something new which you never experience. If you still like your job but the environment is not fine for you then I suggest you to adjust or fix something that makes you feel better. If you still feel bad about your workplace and you can't endure with it anymore then YES! It time to find anew job! However don't forget to question yourself, why you want to find a new job.
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
enough for me is to long as long as i'am not tired. i will only find a new job if im not happy anymore in the organization. many reason to say enough in work place but not in this time. we need to be wise in making decision such as like this. specialy right now recision is on going on in the world, we need to be satisfied in what we have and loyalty is the key to say if it is enough.
@rhocky99 (30)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
hmp!!!may be when ,most of my work are always fired by my co-workers and boss!!jeje! but for me it is the time when I"m not already earning what I should suppost to earned and of course when I need more money to my family in the future!!jeje
@czelie (10)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
For me to be able to know if I should already have to look for a new job is when I find myself that the job where I'm working right now makes me useless. If I am not given the chance to perform at my best and to contribute my skills for the company's growth.If the environment is so bad that my relationship with my co-employees and with my boss irritates me always. If my work in the organization's gives me a lot of stress that is so hard to overcome or handle already.If I was not able to give chances or means of developing my own capabilities.
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Easy when you are almost stress and if your superior doesn't respect you if think that you are almost out of the group it seems that you get irritate.If you think also that the compensation and the benefits given to you and you co employee is not fair may be there's something wrong to your company. Say enough if you find another work or position that will really fit to your skill. Be positive enough to your self. Be practical on what is happening nowadays. Start a new environment and a new life to your self. thank you.. from nick
@koelle16 (12)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
it's the time for you to look for a new job...when you're already unhappy of what you are doing...it's when you just can feel excitement anymore..it's when you feel bored of everything...it's when the passion you used to have for that job simply fades away...and most imporatant is that when you jaust want to quit...simply knowing that you want something more...
@khia07 (12)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
THat depends on your patience level and on the situation. For me, you must not quit your current job yet until you found a new one. We all know the fact that finding a good job is like finding a toothpick in a hay stock. Look for a replacement job first before quitting. Make sure you will not end up at loss quitting your job without finding a new one. What i can say is jusy be patient for the moment. Remember, patience is a virtue^^ Hehe
@jhanz05 (12)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
"When your geting down already". What i mean is that when you find yourself not satisfied in your job or not being happy. Because if your not satisfied/happy doing your job, you will not concentrate on your job and maybe you will get bored. Try to find a new job that you really want to.
• India
13 Jan 09
Hi, as all said when u r not internally satisfied with your job or u feel restless then you should look for a new one. If you have internal satisfaction and your mind is cool doing a job then its fine becoz u can give your best when u r in a good state of mind or u r satisfied. Waking up early dosent make you feel as a burden and going to ur job place is not embarracing instead you feel pleasure going there then its fine. or otherwise you should change.
@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
13 Jan 09
WHen you hate getting up for work, when the pay is very low, when you feel like your not meething your personal goals....if you feel any or all of those things you KNOW it's time to move on to new and better things. Cheers Pablo
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
Hi there taface412! For me, it is a feeling when I am already saturated about everything regarding work. I hate waking up for the fact that I am going to the place I don't really want to spend my day with. Forcing oneself to work is really a terrible feeling. I know that it has tremendous effect on one's performance. You will just be negative and won't meet what is expected of you. If I already feel these things, I immediately decide to look for a new place.
• Hong Kong
11 Jan 09
These are the reasons that one should consider a new place: - you see no prospect of future development in the same company - you have been staying in the same position in the same department for too long time, and there seems to be little/no opportunity for promotion - daily work becomes a routine for you - there are better offers outside - when you lose the passion to work or your job becomes a unbearable torture to you, then leave! But make sure that the reason for your resignation is based on thorough consideration, but not out of a whim or some irrational feelings like "I don't like my boss!"
• United States
11 Jan 09
When you dread the weekend on Friday abecause in two days it will be Monday again. Also, if you can't think of one reason to give the company you're with one more minute of your time. Remember, its easier to find a job when you have one.
• United States
10 Jan 09
Right now, I am weighing my options. On the one hand, I am hoping to be starting grad school in August so I will be quitting my job in a few months anyway. It wouldn't make much sense to quit the one I have and find another one, just to quit that one in a few months. On the other hand, I've been at this job for two and a half years. It is a small business and the boss once told me that I didn't have a key because she doesn't like lots of keys floating around. It had nothing to do with me personally. But she hired a new lady in September who was given a key before Christmas. The other girl who works there is leaving after this week and I'm going to find it very hard not to be personally insulted if I don't get her key when she is gone. How do you continue to work for someone who insults you in that way?