For many parents having a job is like a lifeline. It's a way for you to earn a little bit of extra money if you are looking after your children full-time. But these days it's becoming more widespread, that people are dissatisfied with their jobs. And if you've been working somewhere for a while but there have been significant changes or there are new members of staff that aren't on your level, feeling uncomfortable in this situation becomes a common occurrence. And it could get to the point where you just don't feel comfortable in your job anymore. And with this in mind what can you really do if you feel this way?
Assess Your Perspective Of The Situation
Is it because you are feeling anxious that you are putting certain “labels” on the job? Sometimes we don’t know if the problem is internal or external. But there are red flags that we should be aware of and if you feel that you are uncomfortable in the working environment because of a real threat to health and safety there are ways around this. You could obviously go to HR and it could get to the point where a workers compensation lawyer is required to step in. Before you get to this point you have to have a thorough understanding of whether it's you or it's the job.
Asking For Help
If you don't feel comfortable in your working environment it's important to note the things that make you feel uncomfortable. It could be the boss or it could be your colleagues. If you start to feel like this, think about what you have control over. And for those things that you feel you have no control over, ask for help. If you've got a certain set of skills that you know would be better suited to another department see if you can move over. But there's no harm in ever asking for help from a colleague that you trust. It may very well be the case that they feel exactly the same way. In which case, if there is a general sense of unease in the business, you aren't alone and there is something that you can all do about it.
Knowing When To Leap
We must realize when it's taking its toll on our mental health. So many people, when they feel stressed, the temptation to leap can be the first thing that comes into their mind. But you've got to weigh up all the pros and cons. When you have a family to support you can't just quit your job. And if there isn’t another one to jump into you have no way to earn money. But on the other hand, if it really is impacting your mental health and you've done everything you can to assess the situation but nothing has worked, for the sake of your sanity you have to take the leap. But don't take this lightly. This has to be the last possible option.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.
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