Well the honeymoon is over. Whether it has been 20 years or 2 months, many psychological experts and spiritual advisors will say that you actually know when you should quit your job. There are many reasons that you should pack up the proverbial brown cardboard box and move along, but if you are still on the fence as to whether or not you should quit, take the following indicators into consideration.
Don’t listen to your heart or mind. Your stomach will tell you when it is time leave. If you wake up every morning with a knot in your stomach even thinking about going to work, it is a good sign that your time there is through.
The only way you can get a promotion or advance in your career is if your boss kicks the bucket.
You are in a hostile work environment or are being discriminated against in some way.
Your manager gives you dirty looks every time they walk by or they roll their eyes the minute you walk into their office to ask a question.
When your job description changes so far outside the realm of your experience that it does not even resemble the tasks that you perform on a daily basis.
When you decide that while the thought of becoming an accountant seemed appealing and pretty straight forward all through college, you would rather be stuck with hot pokers every day rather than balance one more spreadsheet.
You thought that you could “fake it till you make it” until you realize that everyone is starting to notice that you have no idea what you are talking about.
You realize that your salary is not in fact commensurate with your experience and people with less experience and nicer hair are making more than you do.
You cannot seem to balance the scales of life and work.
You realize that your company is going bankrupt and it is only a matter of time before your paycheck bounces or they come and put a lock on the front door.
You can no longer stand by and listen to your sales manager lie to customers about what your product may or may not do.
You can do your job with your eyes closed and your requests for more responsibility or additional job duties are again met with resistance.
You have thrown your co-workers “under the bus” one too many times and now your job requires team work to function properly.