You use up all of your sick days.
It’s alright to take a break once in a while, but if you're always trying to figure out how to get out of going to work, you may be in the wrong place. People who enjoy their jobs don’t tend to take days off just to sit at home and watch Netflix.
You get headaches at work.
If your anxiety at work has started turning into physical symptoms, then it’s time to go. Your workload shouldn’t overwhelm you to the point of illness. That's a sign that you need to start updating your resume.
You feel like you’ve learned all there is to know about your field.
When you're truly passionate about something, you never stop exploring it. You also realize that there will always be more for you to learn. Your career should spark curiosity in you.
You continue to look for other work.
If you think of your job as being temporary, then you probably aren’t happy there. Pinterest and Facebook shouldn’t be a way for you to kill time at the office. You need to find a career that you don’t have to preface with “Right now, I’m working in [fill in tedious job here], but I’m really interested in [fill in true passion here].”
You don’t respect your boss.
Do you read every email sent from your boss in a condescending tone? Do you avoid any communication with him/her at all costs? Just so you know, that isn’t the case with everyone. There are some people who have a healthy relationship with their boss.
You aren’t the same at work.
You shouldn’t have to feel that you're putting on a mask at work. In a workplace that's a good fit, you're able to be comfortable in your own skin, rather than repressing your true self until five o’clock rolls around.
You wouldn’t buy what your company's selling.
In order to be happy with where you are, you need to be able to believe in what your company stands for. This means that you also have to see your contribution to that goal in a positive light.
You don’t have any friends at work.
This is usually a sign that you don’t see yourself staying in that job for very long, so you don’t put in the effort to make connections with co-workers. In a career that you enjoy, you're much more likely to gossip around the water cooler.
You avoid bringing up your job in conversation.
Are you ashamed of your job on a regular basis? That’s not a good sign. Even in a low-level position, you would be willing to share with others if you're happy. If it’s a chore to tell people what you do for a living, you may need to start looking for other work.
You don’t feel accomplished when completing tasks.
You should be able to take joy in crossing items off your to-do list. If you don’t feel that you're actually doing anything of value, then how can you expect your job performance to be anything other than bland?