Awful Job for Good Reasons

Going to a job you don’t like is exhausting. When the alarm goes off each morning, it’s like a siren sounding for the end of days. It may be a bit dramatic, but when you’re in the situation, it feels like nothing will fix the problem.

There will come a time when you need to evaluate your situation. Is it worth it? Are you just having boss troubles? Can it be fixed?

We asked some experts to guide you through your decision making. If more than one or, a few, ring true, it may be time to plan your next steps.

Sure, some days at work are more exciting than others, but if you find that every day in the office is a snooze-fest, it may be time to find a new gig.

As an executive career coach and former employee turned entrepreneur, Jessica Manca knows a few things about calling it quits. But she cites boredom as the number one sign that it’s time to throw in the towel.

Manca — whose company, Managing Mindspaces, helps professionals balance their paychecks with their passions — said that if you’re bored, have lost motivation, are just going through the motions or are procrastinating more than usual at work, you may want to consider looking for a more fulfilling job.

Being comfortable in your position is a good thing. However, being so comfortable in your position that you’re never challenged or intrigued is definitely not a good thing. If your job just doesn’t stimulate you like it used to, it might be time to move on.

“Once you stop learning and growing in your job, it’s time to look for something else,” said Adam Grealish, founder of Roletroll.com, a job recommendation engine for finance and tech workers.

Steve Langerud, a workplace consultant and human relations specialist, agrees. Langerud said it’s time to quit when you want to develop new skills that you simply can’t learn at your current job.