Feeling the Dreaded Post-Holiday Slump? 4 Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Job

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Many people are promising that this year will be the one where they finally leave a toxic or unfulfilling work. Making any changes, though, will need effort.

A fresh start is possible in a new year—but only if you’re prepared to make the necessary bold move. 

Examine your past year and identify the things you should not have tolerated; consider how you will let go of those things in 2024 and take fresh action to get a different result.

Here’s how to know when it’s time to give up at work if you feel yourself to be at a crossroads between giving up and pushing through.

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You’re Not Doing Your Part Outside of Work

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Here’s how to know when it’s time to give up at work if you feel yourself to be at a crossroads between giving up and pushing through.

When one is so miserable at work that they want to quit, they may give up on other aspects of their lives.

When it’s time to quit a job, your habits go the other way.  Your daily cleanliness is like nonexistent, your food becomes awful (or worse), you forget to exercise, your sleep patterns become nonexistent, and so on.

You Have No Support

Finding out that you don’t have an internal mentor or advocate and that your manager doesn’t support your professional goals is another indication that it’s time to start throwing away your resume.

Whether you like it or not, Rudolph added, your manager has the most influence over how satisfied you are at work. You might be able to stay at the company if you have a close relationship with someone who is either senior to or on the same level as your manager.

If not, this indicates that you lack the backing of superiors and probably won’t receive the assistance you require to carry out your duties successfully, he said.

You Speak Poorly of Your Work

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Here’s how to know when it’s time to give up at work if you feel yourself to be at a crossroads between giving up and pushing through.

Even if your brain hasn’t fully processed the message, your own words convey that it’s time to quit a job, according to Leasher. 

If someone asks about our jobs, we can be trying to draw attention to ourselves by hesitating or quickly shifting the topic. 

Leasher, for example, claimed that if someone questioned you about your work, you would respond with trite, generalizations like ‘it’s not like it used to be.’

You Have Monday Blues

Lamenting the beginning of a new workweek might be an especially strong indicator that something is off. 

According to Ashley Rudolph, an Upper West Side leadership coach and former tech executive, it might be time to break up if you detest beginning your workday.

When you’re no longer a good fit for your current work, you’ll feel physically and mentally exhausted, she said.

 

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