- Is it time for a new job?
Is it time for a new job?
Life's too short to be bored
Hey friends. Hope everyone is getting back in the swing of things after a nice long weekend. I spent mine watching one too many holiday movies in my sweatpants, and I don’t regret one minute of it. Self-care comes in all shapes and sizes.
Song of the day: Get in loser, we’re listening to holiday music now. Honestly, pretty proud of myself for holding out this long.
When Is It Time For A New Job?
I’ve been at my job for two years, and I really love the company and what it stands for, the work I do, and everyone I work with. The problem is, at this point, I can do my job with my eyes closed. Is it time to move on?—E.
Disclaimer: Your job doesn’t have to be your life, and it’s totally fine to collect a paycheck and call it a day…but it sounds like you’re ready for a more challenging and more meaningful role, so let’s talk about getting you there.
My first question if I were you: Is there room for growth? If you really do love your company and team but you’re in need of more, consider whether “more” is possible at your current company.
If the answer is yes: Now’s the time to talk to your manager and let them know you want to keep growing in your career with a bigger role. If there’s 1) a more challenging role available or 2) more responsibilities they can assign you (with more compensation of course), you’re headed in the right direction.
If the answer is no: That’s okay—you’ll find what you’re looking for elsewhere.
Because work should offer us what we’re looking for, whether that’s a challenge or something we can do on autopilot. And if you’re not feeling your needs are fulfilled by your current setup? You might notice some of these other red flags, too:
You dread going to work. We all get the Sunday Scaries occasionally, but if you’d rather listen to “Cotton Eye Joe” on repeat for the rest of your life than clock in to work, it may be time to move on.
You find yourself procrastinating. There’s a difference between spending a few minutes scrolling TikTok during lunch and using three work hours to design your dream house on Pinterest when you have a deadline at the end of the day. Procrastination is often a sign of boredom, and life’s too short to be bored every weekday.
Your work quality has changed. I knew it was time for a new job when I kept copying Beth (my friend from high school) instead of Beth (my boss) on important emails. Making careless mistakes and not really caring about the quality of your work (when you used to) are also good indicators that it may be time for a change.
At the end of the day, we spend a huge chunk of our lives at work (90,000 hours over a lifetime, not that I’m counting or anything). It should be time spent on your terms.
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Things To Send Your Work Besties
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Since we’re from the same hometown, I have an obligation to watch everything Melissa McCarthy is in. Her new Peacock movie, Genie, did not disappoint.
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That’s all for today, friends! Thanks so much for hanging, enjoy the rest of the week! And we’ll see you back here next Wednesday.
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