Is What You Are Getting from Your Job Worth the Sacrifices?
Your current job is challenging. Whether your boss said inappropriate things to you; or whether the job itself just vacuums up a lot of time and energy, you worry about whether your organization is a good fit.
So what should you do?
First of all, pay attention to that intuition. Our subconscious minds are brilliant at being able to analyze problems that our conscious minds ignore or suppress. If you feel out of sorts – for whatever reason – that is a “red flag.” It indicates that you might benefit from serious introspection and from talking to trusted friends and counselors.
Journal your thoughts and feelings about your job – and about your long-term career trajectory – for 15 to 20 minutes. To make this session extra productive, ask and answer questions. For instance:
• Why am I unhappy in my current job?• If I had all the money in the world, what work would still get me out of bed in the morning?• Whose career would I most like to emulate?• If I could change one thing about my current work environment, it would be what?
As any great business leader (or highly successful employee) will tell you, the more self-knowledge you can accumulate, the easier it will be to find meaning and happiness at work.
If you are struggling with workplace issues, like harassment, discrimination or wage and hour concerns, get a free consultation with experienced California employment lawyer, Nancy Gray, today. Attorney Gray and her team can help you understand your limits and opportunities and make better workplace decisions.