Signs that it's time to quit your job

Published: Jan. 11, 2019 at 3:21 PM EST
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By: Ivanhoe Newswire

January 11, 2019

ORLANDO, FL (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Americans spend 1/3 of their lives at work. But, 80 percent are dissatisfied with their jobs.

If you’re like most Americans, you’ll spend 90,000 hours of your life at work. If you hate your job, that’s a lot of time being unhappy. How do you know if it’s time to leave?

The first sign: your commute is killing you. The average worker spends more than 200 hours commuting every year. If getting to work is more of a hassle than it’s worth, you might want to look for something closer.

Another red flag: you’re always stressed. A quarter of Americans say work is their number one source of stress. This kind of work-related stress is thought to be the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S.

You might also consider bailing if you’re earning less because you’re a woman. In many cases, women still earn 20 percent less than men for doing the same job.

Stacey Epstein, CEO at Zinc, told Ivanhoe, “There’s only so much we can change what companies do, but we can take the situation on ourselves and as women be empowered to fight for what we deserve.”

Another problem: you never get a break from work. Last year, there were 705 million unused vacation days in the U.S. You also might want to move on if you just can’t get along with your boss, there’s too much gossiping going on, or you’re being bullied. Remember, your next job could be your dream job!

Another reason to leave your job: you’ve lost your passion. A 2016 survey found only 13 percent of workers reported having a “passion” for their work.

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