Change Careers — if that's at the top of your New Year's resolution list, or even if you've just started debating it, you know how hard it can be to make that decision, especially in this economy. But there are so many valid reasons to consider changing careers, it's something to consider with serious thought. If you're feeling more like a wage slave, and less like a happy camper, keep reading. Here are 7 good reasons to change careers.
1. Too Many Hours
If you're spending more time at work than anywhere else, or everywhere else put together, then it might be time to change careers, or at least change jobs! A «normal» work week is 40 hours. A heavy workweek is 48, but anything more than that, especially for weeks in a row, is obscene and in some cases, even illegal.
2. Too Much Stress
you can't eat, you can't sleep, you're snappish with friends and family, your skin is a wreck. If work is making you entirely too stressed out, you ought to consider changing careers. This much stress, and your responses to it, can literally make you insane. Don't let work drive you crazy. It's time to change careers.
3. Poisonous Co-workers
As if having frenemies in your regular life wasn't bad enough, do you have to have them at work, too? No, you don't. Poisonous co-workers can add to the stress you're already prone to at work, and can make the entire staff look bad. Don't play that game. Take the high road, avoid gossipy, back-biting coworkers, and look for a new career.