Soooo, i've left jobs I thought I didn't like, only to find out it wasn't the job, but something else (not the example above - it was definately the job!). However, one thing I always found stuck.... why is it that as soon as you put your CV out onto job boards and/or speak to a couple of agencies your job seems ok again? There is something in this about taking back control of your situation and giving yourself options. This at least gives you some time to evaluate what is not working and to be able to attempt to change it before rushing into something you may regret later.
We got talking about this and I summed it up, with suprisingly, a hair analogy. Sooo... when I used to have hair.. if I had a few bad hair days, I would think right I must go to the hairdressers.. I used to HATE having my hair cut HATE! , but as soon as I made the appointment for some reason, the bad hair day stopped... why??? because I gave myself an option and the situation for a while was bearable.. I used to fear being bald... I shaved my head back in 2006 and never had an issue with it since, why, because I took control.. my choice!
I wonder though, like many, as soon as you reach this situation in your job and you start thinking about making a change.. is that it? can you ever reverse this decission? or does it just progress out of control... the "whats out there?" thought... "could it be better somewhere else?". Is the grass always greener on the other side?.. Another wise women always said to me " the grass is usually greener on the other side because the ground is usually covered in shit" .. thanks Mum.. although I was told not to live my life by this and to make my own decissions and mistakes, it's always made me stand and take a whiff, before I decide to cross over, or not!...
So does taking control and giving yourself an option just delay the inevitable or does it actually help you assess a situation that can be resolved.. or have you just hit the "im leaving" button and then it's only a matter of time until you say.... seee yaaa latterrr!?!?