Do you like your job?
According to a recent Gallup study, 51% of employees aren’t engaged at work. Meaning they just do what they have to do to get through the day, but don’t really have dreams for advancement. Another 16% are “actively disengaged,” meaning they complain all the time and bring the entire mood of the workplace down.
That’s about 2/3 of the workforce who don’t really like their jobs. But these individuals don’t quit. They keep working. Why?
Money. At a base level, that’s why people work—to earn a paycheck. And it’s a ton of work to find a new job. Most people just don’t have the time or energy to manage their job, family responsibilities, and other parts of their life with a sustained job search. So they keep working jobs where they aren’t particularly happy.
But if you’re starting to become “actively disengaged,” your behavior might eventually be grounds for dismissal. You don’t want to transform into that one bitter employee in the office everyone avoids.
Here are a few signs it might be time to start looking for a new job.
*Note: Feeling disengaged doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. If you’re exhibiting these types of behavior, it may …read more
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