Picking the right employer to work for is not always the easiest thing in the world to do.
That said are you confident you are working for someone who cares?
If the answer is no, might it be time to consider finding another person to call your employer.
Given many have to work to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table; you want to be one of those who enjoy working.
How Can Your Employer Improve Things?
In looking at your work situation, go over the following to see if it could be better:
- Conditions – As important as getting paid is, no job is worth it if the employee is mired in bad conditions. That said are your working conditions good or bad? If the latter, look to see how they may be improved. It may mean sitting down with your employer or immediate supervisor. Have an honest and respectful conversation with them. They may not be aware of one or more issues you confront on a regular basis in the workplace. If improvements are not likely, it may be time for you to consider going somewhere else.
- Money – Are you making decent money at your job? If not, this is something else you need to rethink. Struggling to pay your bills and keep food on the table only makes things worse. You can’t be the most productive employee if you are continually stressed out over such things. Not only is getting paid the right amount important but also how you get paid. If you have to wait longer than necessary for your payments this can bring on more stress. So, look into if your employer offers a variety of payment options from ACH vs wire and more. If your payments are an issue, look to rectify the problem.
- Growth – Do you get opportunities at your workplace to grow? Many employees like the notion of being able to climb up the corporate ladder over time. If you are being held back from such chances, it may be time to consider going elsewhere. Growing at your workplace can mean more responsibilities, added money and more. If there is no opportunity to go up, now may be the time to move along if you have something else lined up.
- Flexibility – It is also good to have a job where there is flexibility in play. For example, do you get the opportunity to ever work from home? If you have a young child and no babysitter at home, does your employer offer any child daycare? These are but two of the things many employees yearn for when deciding where they want to work. Companies that have their employees’ best interests in mind will often offer such. If you are not getting these and other possibilities at work, is it a deal-breaker for you?
When you stop and look at your employer and the job you are in, would you say you are happy?
If the answer is no; how much longer until you decide it is time for a different gig?