Five Signs You’re In The Wrong Job
Believe it or not there are some people who wake up and can't wait get to work. And though you may not be one of them, it doesn't mean you don't like to work. It might just mean you aren't doing the right kind of work.
Not every job is for every person and sometimes you start in one career but turn out to be suited for something completely different.
But how do you know when your job isn't right?
Here are some signs that you may not be in the career you're cut out for.
You Hate To Talk About Work
Most people spend a lot of time talking about their job.
What they did that day, things that came up at work...for most of us the workday is a typical topic of conversation (whether it's good or bad).
So if you find yourself uninterested in talking about your job or maybe even embarrassed to talk about your job...then this probably isn't the job for you.
Everything Is Frustrating
If nothing in your career comes naturally and every day seems like a struggle to get tasks done, then this may not be the job for you.
Every career has a learning curve, but if you've been at it for a while and everything still seems to frustrate you then you're probably in the wrong job.
Your job should play to your strengths, should inspire you to learn new things and even take on new responsibilities.
So if you are more upset at the end of the day than inspired, it may be time to search for something new.
Time Can't Move Fast Enough
If you spend the latter portion of your day staring at a clock, waiting for things to be over...yeah, this isn't the job for you.
Sure the end of the day is nice, but it shouldn't be the only thing getting you through the last few hours of the workday.
You may never find a career that doesn't bore you at some point or another, but boredom shouldn't be your feeling every single day.
You Fantasize About Other Jobs
If you think everyone you know is doing something better and more interesting than you, then you are in the wrong job.
While some people you talk to might have super cool careers, everyone else's job shouldn't sound better than yours.
So if you find yourself thinking about other things you could be doing, fantasizing about some crazy dream job or dreaming up your ideal workplace...start making those dreams a reality!
You're Only In It For The Money
Though you may not yet be doing what you like, you should at least like what you do.
So if "it's a paycheck" is the only good thing you can say about your job, then it isn't the job for you.
Sure we all have to pay our bills, but shouldn't you be able to enjoy the way you make money for those bills?
If your daily life is filled with dread and all you can say about your job is "I need the money", you really need to find another way to make money.