Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 5, 2005
Did you bounce out of bed this morning excited to face the day ahead? Or did the thought of getting up and going to work make you wish you could stay snug in your bed?
According to the career website FabJob.com, if you are dreading returning to work after summer vacation, it may be a sign that itÂs time for a new career.
Most people who are miserable at work behave in ways that are noticeably different from employees who are satisfied with their jobs.
The following quiz from Tag and Catherine Goulet, founders of FabJob.com, can help you identify whether you have the most common "quitting signs". For each statement, note whether it is something you "Often," "Sometimes" or "Never" experience. (If a statement doesn't fit, feel free to adapt it to your situation or skip it.)
1. I find it hard to get out of bed in the morning.
2. I'm late for work.
3. Once I arrive at work, it takes me a while to actually get started working.
4. I sit at my desk and daydream.
5. I have less patience with customers or co-workers than I used to.
6. I spend time at work doing personal tasks.
7. I look at job Web sites when I'm at work.
8. I get impatient with rules and red tape at work.
9. I take more breaks than I should.
10. When I have to phone people as part of my job, I spend more time chatting than I need to.
11. I feel tired during the workday.
12. I don't bother mentioning concerns to the boss because it's usually a waste of time.
13. If I leave the office during the day, I take my time getting back to work.
14. I do the minimum amount of work required.
15. I check the time throughout the day to see how close to quitting time it is.
16. I feel bored at work.
17. I kill time during the day by chatting with co-workers or doing other nonessential tasks.
18. I schedule medical and other personal appointments during working hours.
19. I start getting ready to leave work before quitting time.
20. I am out the door as soon as it is quitting time.
21. On the weekends, I look at the job classifieds or surf job sites on the Internet.
22. I have called in sick when I wasn't sick.
23. I complain to my friends and family about my job.
24. I have trouble sleeping on Sunday nights because I'm thinking about having to go back to work.
25. When I'm on vacation, I dread going back to work.
Give yourself zero points for each "Never" answer, one point for each "Sometimes" answer and two points for each "Often" answer. Add up your points and measure your level of job satisfaction.
Zero to 10 points: Very satisfied
11-20 points: Somewhat satisfied
21-30 points: Somewhat dissatisfied
31-40 points: Very dissatisfied
41-50 points: Why are you still working there?
While a score over 40 is a clear sign of dissatisfaction, even the most satisfied worker is likely to score some points on this quiz. For example, night owls who prefer to sleep late might score a two on "I find it hard to get out of bed in the morning" even if they like their job.
"Only you can decide whether you are satisfied with your current job -- or whether you'd rather find a new job that makes you look forward to work almost as much as you look forward to the weekend," say Tag and Catherine.
FabJob.com is a publisher of books, e-books, and articles about how to break into a dream career. Visit http://www.FabJob.com
NOTE TO EDITOR: If you need to cut the quiz length here are changes to the scoring:
If you cut it to 20 questions:
0 to 8 points Â Very satisfied
9-16 points Â Somewhat satisfied
17-24 points Â Somewhat dissatisfied
25-32 points Â Very dissatisfied
33-40 points Â Why are you still working there?
While a score over 24 is a clear sign of dissatisfaction...
If you cut it to 15 questions:
0 to 6 points Â Very satisfied
7-12 points Â Somewhat satisfied
13-18 points Â Somewhat dissatisfied
19-24 points Â Very dissatisfied
25-30 points Â Why are you still working there?
While a score over 18 is a clear sign of dissatisfaction...
If you cut it to 10 questions:
0 to 4 points Â Very satisfied
5-8 points Â Somewhat satisfied
9-12 points Â Somewhat dissatisfied
13-16 points Â Very dissatisfied
17-20 points Â Why are you still working there?
While a score over 12 is a clear sign of dissatisfaction...