5 signs you are in the wrong job


We've all been there.  You've been in a job for a while and it's either lost it's luster or it never had it to begin with.  You complain constantly.  You dread Sunday nights because you know Monday will be torture.  Maybe you have an awful boss; or you disagree with your company's strategy; or you're just in the wrong field (or all of the above).  Whatever the situation, you want to run out the door and never look back.

In honor of yet another torturous Monday, here are 5 rather glaring signs you are probably in the wrong job:

1.  You are finding it harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning, take a shower and drag yourself in to work.  You fantasize about calling in sick at least once a week.


2.  You become a loner.  You go to work, sit at your desk all day, then go home.  You have no desire to be social with your coworkers.  You used to care about being a go-getter, but now you just want everyone to leave you alone.

3.  Your work isn't meaningful -- and your boss doesn't seem to notice or care.  Your brain is shriveling up due to lack of challenging projects.  The shriveling effects your motivation to do ANY projects other than surfing the internet.

4.  You daydream about different careers, like driving a limo, or baking cookies, or becoming a mail carrier (random examples I swear).

5.  You fantasize about the different ways you could quit.  Some involve a dance routine; some a song; some performance art; and some just a few simple flashcards.

Moral of the story:  no job is perfect, but you should feel engaged, challenged and motivated by the role you are in at least once a week (if not once a day).  There's nothing worse than being bored, unappreciated and unfulfilled.  Remember what it's like to be busy working on a challenging project?  Then completing said project and celebrating it with other people who are excited about it as well?  Yeah, you should feel that often; if you don't, get yourself a new gig post haste!