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Want A New Job? 5 Warning Signs You May Need A Change

Are you contemplating changing jobs or starting a new career path?  You’re definitely not alone.  Although many women wish that they could switch jobs, not everyone actually needs to.

But if you’re facing the issues below in your current workplace, it might be in your best interest to find a new job .

Job Stress

  • Working Overtime Without Pay

One of the many signs that you may want to consider looking for a new job is if you if regularly find yourself working overtime.  Although a little bit of overtime now and then is okay, as it may be considered part of the job, you shouldn’t have to work overtime each and every single week or even every day.

It is also important to mention overtime pay.  Do you receive time and a half or other compensation for your overtime hours?  If you are in a salaried position, you may be getting taken advantage of.  If you’re putting in a ton of hours, but not receiving compensation for those hours, a new job may be in your best interest.

  • Too Little Time Off

Another one of the many signs that you may want to consider searching for a new job is if you find it difficult to get time off from work.  When examining time off, it is important that you do not take advantage of the situation.

Regularly requesting time off from work because you “just don’t feel like working,” is not acceptable. With that in mind, if you need to take time off for medical illnesses or a family emergency, you should be granted that time off.

Work is important, but you shouldn’t be asked to compromise your health or your family for it.  If you are being asked to do so, you may want to consider finding a new job.

  • No Prospect Of Promotion

The inability to move up the company ladder is another sign that you may want to think about finding a new job.  If you are interested in advancing in your company or have been trying to do so for some time, but unsuccessfully, you may want to consider seeking employment elsewhere.

In today’s society, there are a few situations where you can work as hard as possible and yet never receive praise for your hard work, see a pay raise, or a promotion.  You’ll want to try and avoid or get out of these types of situations at all costs.

  • Too Little Pay

If you aren’t making enough money to support yourself or your family in your current job, you may want to consider searching for a new job. If your only choice is to make more money, you may want to first consider speaking with your supervisors.

It wouldn’t do any harm to ask for a pay raise, especially if you are already interested in leaving the company. If you are able to see an increase in pay, you may want to consider staying at your current job.

  • Long Hard Commute

You will also want to examine the commute that you must make to and from your current job.  If you have a long expensive commute, it may be within your best interest to search for a new one closer home.

If you’re not careful, you may find yourself spending a large part of your day on the road or a more of your income on gas.  If you are currently doing so, you may want to seek employment closer to home.

These  are just a few of the many signs that you may want to consider seeking employment elsewhere. When you do put in your papers,  though, use your best judgment and avoid quitting on impulse or without a solid plan in place.


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