Have you hit the wall at work? It’s no surprise if you honestly can’t remember the last time you learned something new or led an interesting or challenging project. Your coworkers aren’t holding-up their end of the bargain, the rumor mill is churning, and sick days are looking like a great escape – even when it means you’re really sick. You missed out on a promotion and, instead of mentoring you, your boss alternates between ignoring you and micro-managing you while challenging every decision you make. You’re surviving in the aftermath of a hiring freeze and your single digit raise left you feeling more frustrated than motivated. All signs point to the closest exit.
Beware! Taking the path of least resistance is particularly tempting when you are feeling less than your best - less optimistic, confident, creative, or competitive; less motivated, curious, or talented; less . . . (fill in the blank) than you want to be. The brightest red lights are flashing – warning you to stop and think about the work you really want to do and the future you want to create. Heed the warning and resist the urge to jump too quickly.
Once your job search begins and you are out interviewing, remember that saying no the wrong job frees you up to say yes to the right one. So, watch for these warning signs that you are about to make a dangerous slip back:
Here are 5 things to do before you quit: