15 Undeniable Signs You’ve Been In Your Job Way Too LongIf Rihanna’s ‘Work, work, work’ makes you nauseous, then you have probably been in your job for way too long. As they say, the grass is sometimes greener on the other side, so if you identify with our signs, then we have news for you, you’ve been in your job for way too long, so perhaps now might be a good time to embark on a new adventure.
Did you know? The average person spends 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime. If you’re suddenly feeling depressed about this statistic, then you have probably been in your job way too long. Work takes up a big part of our lives, which is why it’s so important to feel happy, fulfilled and motivated in our jobs.
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Even when we’re not at work, our jobs can sometimes play on our minds and creep into other areas of our lives. Just think of all the mental energy we waste on worrying about office gossip, stressing and replaying conversations with our bosses! Sick of your boring 9 – 5? Discover how many of these signs you can identify with.
Time drags on
Every morning you step into your workplace you actually feel like you enter a black hole that freezes time. Your 9 – 5 is a complete drag but your coworkers get you through!
You live for the weekend
Friday afternoons can’t come fast enough, let’s face it as soon as Monday morning rolls around you already have your weekend plans on your mind.
Staring into space
You could describe the drab office décor with amazing detail. No, that’s not because you have a photographic memory, but rather you spend your time looking around to avoid your computer screen.
Coffee breaks on the hour every hour
A regular caffeine boost is totally NECESSARY to get you through the day and keep you vaguely sane.
You constantly have work on the brain
You can’t explain why, but you can’t seem to switch off and often lay awake at night replaying the morning meeting.
You can’t stand your boss
Not karate kicking your seriously overbearing boss is becoming more and more difficult as time goes on.
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Lunch breaks become longer every day
We all know that food is life, but you are using your love of food to get out of work. Your lunch breaks are get longer as the week progresses.
Getting out of bed is tough
Leaving your bed in the morning for your desk is tough! Every day you ask yourself the same question, ‘How much do I actually need this job?’.
You dread going
Your morning journeys into work are filled with dread and anxiety, as well as thoughts about walking out at 5 of course!
The paycheck keeps you there
Collecting your paycheck at the end of the month is the only reason you pull yourself out of bed every morning.
Day dreaming all day every day
Your thoughts are always elsewhere and never on your work. Hmm, where should I go on vacation next year? Where should I head this weekend? Those kind of thoughts.
The life has been sucked out of you
You literally have nothing left to give, sitting around singing the company song has just worn you down.
Office banter is old news
You can no longer deal with the office gossips talking about what Elena did last Friday night and what Carrie is wearing today.
You feel like a machine
You no longer feel like you and certainly don’t feel appreciated for your efforts.
Picking up your keyboard in a crazed frenzy and smashing your computer is your ultimate and slighty twisted dream.