When you don’t enjoy your job, your days can start to feel long and miserable. This creates an unhealthy cycle that can negatively affect your work performance, which will only serve to make the problem worse. Sometimes, these issues can work themselves out over time, especially if they come down to a single manager or policy. But when your workplace issues are more serious and extensive, it may be time to admit that your job is no longer a good fit for your professional and personal needs.

In this post, our technical recruiters at One Tech Engineering are breaking down the signs that your job could be a bad fit and covering what to do if it is. To get started on your next career move, call our technical recruiting services today.

1.   You feel anxious about going back after the weekend.

It’s natural for most of us to look forward to the weekend. It’s your time to refresh, unwind, and catch up with loved ones. But when every Sunday night starts to bring a sinking sense of dread about returning to the office, your relationship with your job is not in a healthy place. Ideally, going back to work after a few days off should leave you feeling eager to dive into productivity. If you’re too focused on how much you don’t want to be there, it’s time to move on.

2.   It’s not a safe working environment.

No one should have to tolerate abuse in the workplace, and thankfully, awareness about toxic work environments is taking on a higher priority today than it has been in the past. If someone is putting you down at work or subjecting you to unsafe or toxic behavior, your first priority should be protecting yourself. Even if you plan to take action, you have every right to leave your company for a safer and healthier environment.

3.   You’ve lost your drive.

Sometimes there’s no one single reason, but over time, you just lose your connection to a company’s vision or to your job duties. Once you start to lose interest, your performance can suffer as you start “phoning it in.” If this is the case, making a switch to an organization that’s a better fit could help you regain your motivation and drive.

4.   Your confidence in management is shot.

A productive and functional working environment depends on the success or at least competence of its hierarchy. When you don’t trust your administration to make the right decisions for your department, position, or company, the entire system can become shaky. If it doesn’t look like anything is going to change on that front anytime soon, you will likely be better off in a different organization.

Technical Recruiting Services for the Right Job and Workplace

If you’re a technical or engineering professional looking for work in Minnesota, One Tech can help you banish the Monday blues. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and several different hiring opinions including contract or contract-to-direct hire. To get in touch with our technical recruiting services, call and speak with our engineering and technical recruiters at 952.884.9199, or contact us online today.