When is it time to start looking for a new job?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sarabee:  “When is it time to start looking for a new job?”


Answer: When you start to wonder when it’s time to start looking for a new job.

 

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would definitely look for another job. It wouldn’t hurt.

I was in a similar position as you a few years ago. I worked at a not-for-profit and everyone was way overworked (and way underpaid as I come to find out). I was getting really burned out at work and some things were just beyond my skillset but we lacked the resources to find an alternative solution (e.g. bringing in outside help). Like you, I was criticized for not delivering (as was pretty much everyone else working there) and people held me to the same standards they would expect from a full staff/team even though it was just me and, when I was lucky, and unpaid, inexperienced intern.

Luckily, they finally let me go thinking they could find someone else to shoulder all the work (ha!) and this was my big break. Now I work somewhere else and it’s seriously 100000 times better. I am not overworked and I’m valued for my contribution. I’m also able to do my projects well because I have the resources and am provided additional training (if needed).

In other words, there are always better opportunities out there rather than settling for a position that undervalues your immense contribution.

Post # 5
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441 posts
Helper bee

Look for a new job, why not?

As long as you research potential new jobs to make sure the work environment is more productive than your current one, that would totally solve the problem! From what you’ve said, that sounds like a faster, easier, and more realistic solution than continuing to try to fix your current company.

Post # 6
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Your co-workers treat you like crap and you boss has no idea how to help you. It’s time!

Post # 7
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367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@julies1949:  + 1000

@sarabee:  If you are considering a new job start applying. Don’t get to a breaking point where you just flat out quit with no job lined up. I have learnt this the hard way! However, I love my new job 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I once had a boss that told me to always be on the lookout for a new job because you never know what you’ll find.  He was right. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@sarabee:  Id start now.  Dont tell anyone just do it.  Who really wants to feel the way you do everyday at work? No one.  Dont put yourself through that.  Find a position that you like. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I agree with a pp, when  you start wondering when you should get a new job is when you start to look.  I’m in a similar situation as you, but unfortunately I  am going to school and I’m not sure  who would cooperate with my school schedule.  Get this: when I got hired on, I left another job to be closer to the field that I wanted my career in. I  notified them that the starting pay is less than I made at my previous job,  but I  would take the job since I would like it better and would have better benefits. A  month later,  they decide to cut back my pay. . . to minimum wage! And they don’t believe in giving their employees raises. What?!  What a slap in the face! We  eventually  got bought out by another company, and this  company promised me a nice  raise, as they believed the  work I did was beyond minimum wage worth. That was in April. It’s now September.  No raise, still.

I work super hard and feel unappreciated.   After being here for two years,  I’ve found out this isn’t the right career path for me,  but it’s in the general ballpark. Unfortunately, I  have to stick with it for now.  I know how you feel. Right now, if I had the choice I’d be looking,  just as you should!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@sarabee:  Looking is free.

You’ll either find a better job or find that yours isn’t so bad.  Either way, start looking!

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