There is more than one way to find out whether or not you are in the right field, or working the right position. If you hate going in to work each day, and dread the weekend’s end, it is one sign; but, there are other signs you are bad at your job, which may be an indication that it is time for you to start looking for a new job, or consider an entirely new career path for you to follow.
1. You always get left out –
If you are a loner at your job, and find that you can’t fit in with anyone who works in the office, it might not be the right place for you to work. It is one thing if you clash personalities with a few co-workers; but, it is an entirely different thing if you can’t get along with one person, managers, or any employee in the same office.
Whether it is the position, or the employer, it is time for you to start looking elsewhere, because you might not be suited for what you are currently doing.
2. You never get assignments –
If you work with a larger team, or are working on new projects at your job, but you are never chosen as a team leader, or even part of a team, it may be a sign your co-workers are hinting that you are not great at your job.
If you always end up being chosen last, or do not get big work assignments, your co-workers and managers might be pointing at the sign that you are not the top choice, and are not the best qualified to do certain tasks.
3. You don’t get raises –
When all other employees get a 1% annual pay increase, or higher, yet you have had the same salary for a few years, it may be a sign that you are just getting by. If you do not excel, your managers are not going to give you a raise; and, if you are constantly the only person that doesn’t get a raise, it may be one of the signs you are bad at your job. A raise is your employ’er way of thanking you for your hard work, and great service; if you never receive a raise, it may be their way of letting you know that you are not doing work to a satisfactory level within the organization.
4. You never receive promotions –
If you have tried or promotions in the past, if you have applied for different positions within the organization, and if you are always passed up for a higher position within the organization, it may be a sign that you do not have what it takes to work in that position. Especially if you have worked for your employer for several years, and have seen others, who have been there for a shorter period of time, getting promotions, then you might want to reassess the work you do. Although you have not gotten fired yet, if you can’t move, or can’t seem to get past doing the same menial tasks, day in and day out, it may be a sign that your employer is giving you, that you are in the wrong position, or that you are never going to make it past the current position that you hold.
5. You are always overwhelmed –
If you only have a few tasks to perform at your job, yet you always feel overwhelmed with the workload, then you might be in a position that is not the right one for you to continue working at. If you always feel like you have too much to do, when your co-workers seem to breeze by the same workload that you are given, this is also a sign that you are in over your head, and are performing tasks in your position that you can’t handle. When simple tasks take you too long to complete, or when your employer only gives you simple tasks, rather than more meaningful tasks, it may be a nice way of them letting you know that you do just enough to keep your job, but you are not really working in the right position, or in the right field of employment.