(Closed) SHARE: I knew it was time for a new job when…

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I already knew the company I was with was going downhill, and would never be prosperous enough to last another five or ten years. But I knew I had to look for another job when I saw my superior tell a bold faced lie TWICE on an issue that really mattered. i was also told NOT to say anything about it, and singled out because of my reputation for honesty in a previous situation. I could deal with a lot of things but will never compromise my ethics!!

Post # 3
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

In my last company it was because it was clear the company was failing financially, I didn’t like some of the key people I worked with, and the learning experiences were slowing down.

I’m currently thinking about moving on (not sure yet) and it’s because I’m getting bored of my work and am not focused and excited like I used to be and because I’ve been here several years and feel like we keep seeing the same old problems.  I’d like to work on some new problems!

Post # 4
3748 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had a super long commute and felt anxiety at work every day because of the demands and questionable ethics. I moved to a lower paying job that I love so much more, and is like 2 miles from my house. I look forward to work now!

Post # 6
4528 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

There was no room for advancement, so I’m going out on a limb and working part time again while interning.

Post # 7
1785 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

rosegoldie:  My current contrubition to this thread was ‘when I worked my ass off to get them  $12,000 bonus from the government and didn’t see a penny of it.’ I’m their only employee! It was the epitome of feeling unappreciated. Unfortunately, since my wedding is next month I’m sticking around as we need the moolah.

Post # 8
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

here are reasons I’ve moved on from different jobs in the past:

– didn’t have any upward mobility and didn’t love the work

– very stressful work environment, company had shady practices, was always in danger of being screamed at by someone and I got so sick of it

– job was physically difficult and dangerous, liabilities weighed on my mind

I think your situation sounds much less clear than any of mine. You could just be in a slump and be feeling the grass is greener. If I were you, though, I would start looking at my options but with clear goals in mind. Sounds like you have some experience and like the work in the field, so moving to a new company in a new state might be a nice exciting shake up for your life.

Post # 10
11334 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

rosegoldie: I knew it was time for me to get a new job, admittedly it was at the same company, but I was finding I was eating my lunch at 9.30am. 

Post # 11
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

rosegoldie: At least your boss is trying to change the environment, though. 2 months is really not that long in the scheme of things, it could easily take you 4-6 months just to find a new, comparable job.

Still, I’ve always felt that just looking and reminding myself that I have other options and I am not trapped has always made me feel better. It could be that you start looking at realize there are tons of jobs really similar to your current job, with great pay in interesting states. So then you might decide to take the plunge. Or, you could start looking and realize that there is almost nothing out there that pays as well as your current job, so you’d be taking a huge cut by moving, and that might help you decide to at least give your current job another 4 months to see if your boss’ changes make a difference.

Post # 12
337 posts
Helper bee

-First time was the commute just sucked! I was driving over an hour when traffic would hit. I loved my job but goodness I developed anxiety! 

-Second time was very clear, they were pushing me to do things in a very corrupt manner and I refused to do it! Because of this I was stressed and started having sleep paralysis. That shit was not cool. So I left that place with my dignity and never looked back!

If you aren’t happy find something else, just make sure you have something in the works, its just not fun being broke. 

Post # 13
1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

When my graduate advisor came back from winter break with a brand new wife and baby- suprise! He was very secretive about the wife, but my labmates and I found out via a Facebook oops that she was my very young undergraduate lab assistant whom I was asked to let go in my place on a research field assignment with him for a weekend- approximately 9 months before so she could get ‘field experience’. She got ‘experience’ while another undergrad and I worked three back to back 10 hour days to finish processing her previous research samples in time a presentation she had to do. SO gross and disrespectful. Unfortunately I was only halfway through my degree. I’m almost done now and can’t wait to leave. 

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