If you can relate to any of the statements below, it may be time to work locally and quit your corporate job.
When you dread going into work
- If you dread work before you go, and even while you’re there, then it’s time to rethink why you’re even still going.
When you use all your sick days
- I am sick for an entire two weeks. Don’t question it because I will somehow get a questionable doctor note to appease corporate.
When you hate the sight of your boss
- If I could just avoid that glaring eye that’s always telling me to work faster, that would be great.
When your nearest coworker is on the other side of the cubicle.
- I may not see you, but I do see your name on the sandwich. And yes, that turkey sandwich was good.
When you’re constantly thinking up reasons why you should quit.
- Karren got mad at me for eating her sandwich again.
When you’re envious of a coworker.
- When you start to get a pang of jealousy for a coworker who recently quit, it may be time to do the same.
When corporate sends a happy birthday email.
- What a great gesture on their part. Too bad it’s two weeks late.
When the holiday office party is lame but mandatory.
- We know that corporate has a budget, but since when did office parties get this lame?
When you’re scared of corporate.
- If you even get a whisper that they’re coming to the store, you’re going to be ‘sick.’ Too bad you used all your sick days already.
When you have no creative outlet.
- Local jobs can be hands on and innovate. But corporate jobs just seem to drain the life out of your soul.
If you hate your job and your snooze button is constantly getting used, it’s time to quit. If you no longer feel appreciated and have zero passion for what you do, it’s time to rethink your job. Instead of working in a cubicle, think about going local. Sure it may not look glamours, but you won’t dread getting out of bed every day.
Instead, you’ll be fostering your skills into your city and making an impact on the local community. Whether it be from making posters for a local festival to becoming an accountant at a local firm, you’ll be appreciated because there won’t be 40 other people who look just like you.