What to do When You Don’t Hate Your Job – But Don’t Love It Either

Sometimes the job is okay, sometimes it isn’t, but you always have a feeling of disquiet on Sunday night when you know you need to go on Monday. Something isn’t right here, and it’s going to take some soul searching to determine how to get your mojo back. 

To stay or go? Here are some tips to help you decide your next steps in a career that’s stalled. 

What’s Wrong With This Picture? 

The job may be just “meh” at this point. Maybe you’ve been there too long, and the next steps toward career advancement just aren’t happening. Before you decide to walk away, you should delve into what’s keeping you there and what’s making you unhappy.  

Working just for the paycheck is a sad state of affairs, but it’s a common occurrence for most Americans. Are you experiencing any of the symptoms of a job that doesn’t excite you anymore? 

  • Are you overwhelmed with work? Try to determine if you like the job, but there is just way too much of it. Burnout is a real thing in the workplace today—but so is work/life balance. If you constantly feel like you can’t handle the workload anymore, it might be time to speak with your boss about task delegation. If things still don’t change and you find yourself ready to meltdown at your desk, it’s probably time to find another job. 
  • Are you stuck in the same job at work? While you may be good at the job, you may be bored with it. This is especially true if you’re involved in repetitious tasks all day long. If you can’t learn new things and career advancement isn’t available, it’s a sign that you may need a job. But if you like your job, then talk to the boss about taking on some new responsibilities. Maybe you can continue to grow without switching jobs. 
  • What about the culture? Are you a full-fledged part of the team? Corporate culture is increasingly important. Many millennials won’t even take a job unless they understand the culture. If your culture is toxic, mistrustful, or some other unpleasant environment, that is very hard to overcome. If you dread going to work each day, try to determine if the issue is a cultural one and talk to HR to see if they can help. 
  • Finally, what kind of rewards do you get for a job well done? Do you even get a thank you from your boss? People want their hard work to be recognized, for the most part, buy many employers fail to recognize their employees publicly for a job well done. If you’re not receiving motivation to do your job day in and day out, you are going to be unhappy. Sure, raises and bonuses are significant, but it’s just as essential to get a literal and figurative pat on the back from time to time. 

Feeling Stuck? Talk With the Experts!

If you’re feeling any or all of these issues, talk to the team at The Custom Group of Companies. We can help you make the changes you’ve been needing. 

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