You just pulled out a new calendar — 2016. With the new year only a few days old, did any resolutions happen to come with it? Maybe changing careers? Starting a franchise?
To help you make the right decision, here is our list of 10 tell-tale signs that you should hightail it out of your current job and get a new career in the New Year:
Your Commute Is Too Long
You can finish an entire audiobook — in just one excruciatingly long commute to the office.
If it’s a struggle just to get to work, chances are you probably will struggle to get through the day after you finally do arrive.
Every time you head into work, you pray for heavy traffic to slow you down.
You shouldn’t wake up miserable every morning and dread going to your job. If you would rather be anywhere else, start the process of finding somewhere else now.
You’re Not Crazy About Your Boss
Your relationship with your boss can best be described as “moderately infuriating.”
No person has a bigger impact on your experience at work than your boss. If you don’t get along, you might want to move along before the poor relationship takes a toll on you.
If you become a franchisee, you get to operate your own business — with supervision from a home office you’ve spent a long time getting to know and whose policies you’re committed to following.
And What About Those Co-Workers?
You find getting along with your co-workers more challenging than performing your actual work.
You don’t need to be best friends with everyone you work with, but you shouldn’t have to settle for anything less than a professional atmosphere.
Lack Of Interest
You’ve gone from “into it” to indifferent.
Passion is critical to your success, and your happiness. If you’ve lost your spark, it’s time to see if you can get it back by changing careers.
Your stress levels set new record highs every day.
A little stress in the office is to be expected in any job, but if it mounts to the point that it affects your physical and mental health, or if it impacts your relationships with others, that’s a clear sign that the job isn’t right for you.
Imbalance In Your Work-Life Balance
When it comes to work-life balance, your scale is perpetually tipped towards work.
If you need to put all of your time and energy into your job, your personal life is likely to suffer as a result. It’s important to strike the right balance.
You know that you have children, but their names, ages and faces are starting to become a little fuzzy. You work to support your family; it shouldn’t come at the cost of actually spending time with them.
Paycheck Doesn’t Equal Effort
You find it unfair that, despite putting in more and more effort every day, your paycheck doesn’t put more and more money in your pocket.
You should be the one profiting from your hard work. Bin There Dump That franchise operators Mark and Alena Huntjens felt the same way.
The room for growth must be locked. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut — or in a role — but a great job should benefit both you and your employer. You should have every opportunity to learn new skills, gain experience and tackle new challenges.
If you are stuck at status quo with no sign of a promotion in sight, you might need to look elsewhere.
Your Company Is A Sinking Ship
The only thing lower than office morale is the company’s financial performance over the last few years. If your company is a sinking ship, you should change boats rather than tread water.
Job Security — Or Lack Thereof
Job security is a joke. When turnover is high, you can’t help but be on edge, and that’s no way to work (or live). You need to feel confident that, when you do your job, you will still have a job.
New Year’s Resolution — Look Into Starting A Bin There Dump That Franchise
If some of these signs ring true for you, you might want to put getting a new career on your list of New Year’s resolutions, and we’ve got one you should consider.
As a Bin There Dump That franchisee, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to set your own schedule and priorities. We’re also family-friendly, offering work-from-home opportunities and guidance for achieving that perfect work/life balance.
You’ll be empowered to make a great income, expand your skills and be the one to profit from your hard work. Best of all, you’ll be part of a growing organization with a successful service model and, just as important, satisfied fellow franchisees.
Don’t wait until the ball drops to get the ball rolling on your new career. Click here to download a free franchise kit today.