Five signs you need a new job


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touseBy Lynn Hiyane, ALTRES Office

It’s Sunday and you wish you could start the weekend over again because it’s back to work tomorrow… and you really dread Mondays. But maybe it’s not Mondays that bother you; maybe it’s your job. Here are five signs that you need a new one.

You don’t like your boss: Like any relationship, if it’s not working out, then it’s best to part ways. Don’t prolong your unhappiness if you feel like you don’t have the support of your superior.

Poor work-life balance: With today’s technology, it’s hard to ignore the emails, texts, and action items pushed to your smartphone. But when they start trickling in at all hours of the night and every day of the week, this lifestyle ultimately leads to unhappiness and resentment.

You don’t like the work: If it’s not something you signed up for or you aren’t enjoying what you do, why would you do it? Find a job that fits your interests and your talent.

The work isn’t challenging: It’s time for a change when the work is dull or isn’t improving your skill set to advance you to the next level.

You’re underpaid: If you’re paid less than what you deserve for your daily responsibilities, it’s very likely you feel unappreciated and resentful toward your employer. Find an employer willing to invest in you.

Lynn Hiyane is a clerical and technical personnel manager at ALTRES Office, a division of ALTRES Staffing, which is Hawaii’s largest locally-owned staffing company. For more than 40 years, ALTRES Staffing has matched thousands of qualified candidates with hundreds of Hawaii’s best companies every year at no cost or obligation to jobseekers. If you don’t look forward to Mondays, contact Lynn at 792-JOBS to see how she can help you.