If you are having some problems at work, you may be tempted to hand in your resignation and start looking for a new job. It’s easy to give up, but what feels like a bad job might not be that bad. Although, there might be many good reasons to leave, sometimes quitting isn’t the best thing to do. Some problems at work can also be resolved without quitting.
So, how can you tell if the job is toxic for you or if it’s just time to make a few fixes to your job. We have compiled a few fixes below..
You Are Surrounding Yourself with Negativity!
Are you always frustrated with your boss or your colleagues or your tasks? Do you spend your lunch breaks grumbling about your work, gossiping about your boss, talking about your frustrations? Take a positive approach and change the routine.
Instead, try to focus on the positives. Try and forget about work and take a break during lunch. Positive thinking cannot solve everything but by changing your mindset you will have a clear idea of whether the problem is your job- or the way you think about your job.
If the problem is your work relationships, try and see if you can improve your relationship with your coworkers and your boss.
You Haven’t Taken A Vacation In Ages
Have you been working round the clock without a vacation or time off? You need a break! Go on a vacation and make sure you are not checking your emails too often. A vacation can help you recharge and be more effective at work and alternatively it is a chance for you to think clearly without work pressures taking a toll on your decision-making ability. Did you just need a break? Or do you need a permanent break from your job? You can decide and plan the next phase of your career.
You Haven’t Conveyed Your Concerns To Your Manager
You have a lot of responsibilities, the workload is heavy, work-life balance is messed up, staying late and working on weekends – all or some of these can become unbearable and keeping it all in can take a toll on you. Unless you speak to your manager, you will not be able to change your situation. Voicing your concerns will not only help you but also your company. A happy employee is a big asset to the company. Work out a plan with your manager and come up with solutions for your concerns.
You Do Not Have A Plan
Do you feel stuck at your job with no scope of growth? Or is it that you haven’t proactively collaborated with your manager or HR to set goals and discuss your growth within the organization.
It is essential that you identify what are the goals you need to achieve to go up the career ladder and start working towards it. Start by setting goals with your manager. Make a plan for yourself and stick to it as much as you can.
If you do make the decision to resign, talk to a recruitment agency to discuss potential opportunities for you in the market. Quest’s recruitment consultants have vast experience within Retail, FMCG, Tech, Digital and Hospitality sectors.
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