Red Flags That You Might Want to Seek a New Job
In today’s economic climate, there’s really no such thing as job security. Companies go belly up all the time—and the rank-and-file employees are often the last to know anything us wrong, getting caught totally off-guard when the bottom falls out. That’s why it’s important to be alert for signs of trouble, so you can start seeking another job while there is still time.
Some things are obvious, such as when the finance office warns that money is tight. And of course any sort of covert activity—such as lots of secrecy and mysterious meetings behind closed doors—should put you on alert.
But there are other signs that should put you on alert. Are the higher-ups suddenly fleeing? That could mean they’re trying to jump off a sinking ship. Other personnel-related signs: if the company institutes a hiring freeze –or, worse, starts laying people off—this is often a big sign of trouble.
Keep an eye out for other financial issues, too—such as if bills are being paid late (or not at all) or there is a sudden push to cut down on spending in a major way. And any sort of disorganization or confusion among the top leadership can also be a clue that things are in trouble.
This article shares more signs that it might be time to leave your company.
What are some red flags that would make you seek another job? Share in the comments.
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