The only financial personality that my wife knows (she called Jim Cramer something like Mad Mike the other day), Suze Orman, has an article on the "Five Signs It's Time to Find a New Job." She writes "Now I'm well aware of how daunting it can be to contemplate changing your job, let alone changing careers. And it can take time. But you can't afford to just suck it up and stay in a job or industry that bores or frustrates you. Professional dissatisfaction is bound to seep into your personal life: You -- and your loved ones -- shouldn't be resigned to having you spend the majority of your time unhappy."
- Friday Is Your Favorite Day
This is a tough one...who doesn't love Friday? Suze writes "You don't have to love every minute of every working day, nor every colleague all the time -- let's be real -- but if your overriding approach to the work week is dread, don't stay where you are."
- You're Bored
"If you still have another 10, 20, or 30 years of work ahead of you, coasting is not an option. What seems "easy" now is actually very dangerous. Rather than growing in your career, you will stagnate. You won't get the promotions -- and raises -- you want, and you won't acquire the skills to keep professionally growing."
- Stress Is Your Middle Name
"If you feel incredible pressure throughout your time at the office, take your work home with you, and then can't sleep because you're wound up so tightly, you need to rethink what you're doing to yourself."
- You're Underappreciated (and Overworked)
"You deserve respect. It's that simple. If you have a boss that doesn't value your work, or your company doesn't treat its employees well, it's probably time to move on."
- You Keep Saying, "If I Could Do It All Over, I Would Be a ...."
"If you're constantly thinking about doing something else with your work life, you owe it to yourself to see if you can make a go of it."