Are you in a place where you love what you do? Are you excited about coming to work every day and feel like you don’t work a day in your life. Haha, no probably not. I think there are a rare breed that is that certain about their life choices. But just because you aren’t one of those doesn’t mean you don’t have a perfect fit and enjoy your work. You’d at least like to not feel like the grass is greener on the other side, right?
- Do you prefer Tuesdays or Thursdays?
- A colleague’s comment last week made me realize how glass half full or half empty this statement is. Are you thankful that it is Tuesday and you have days left to still get stuff accomplished? Or if it is Thursday, are you already looking forward to the weekend? You might enjoy what you do if you don’t count the hours you have to do it.
- With two choices, to attend or not to attend, do you choose to spend more than your 40 hours around the people you work with? Developing relationships with those around beyond the tasks and paperwork can be a strong sign that you should stay where you are. The people you work with have a much larger impact on your happiness than your paycheck!
- Job hopping does seem to be the thing of the times if you want to advance or get a pay increase. While that may be true, it also means a lot of other change that equates to unhappiness. Having to accrue vacation time, having to gain trust, having to learn the basics. Starting over too many times will make you feel like you are moving backwards instead of up. There are ways to move laterally internally if you are looking for a challenge. And don’t forget that asking for a raise is an option!