Do you hate your boss / manager / supervisor? Remember that bosses don’t have to be nice. A manager who is hard on you can be good for you. There is plenty you can learn from someone who is not always friendly to you. Sometimes having someone be hard on you can be a good thing. We sometimes need people to be hard on us in order to learn valuable lessons. So, is this person teaching you something, or are they just awful?
Apart from your boss, is there a toxic work culture? Are your co-workers nice to each other, or are they horrible? Do people help each other, or go out of their way to hurt each other? Is there racism, sexism or other discrimination at work? Do you have to stop yourself from speaking up all the time in order to keep your job?
Are you finding that you are bringing negativity and stress home from work? Do you come home crying and / or angry regularly? Do you feel stressed and unhappy at the thought of going to work? Do you call in sick just because you can’t handle the thought of going in today? Are you taking your stress out on your family and friends?
Are you bored? Have you stopped learning anything? Do you feel there is no chance of promotion? Have you asked for a promotion or a change of job? Are you stuck in a rut? Are there opportunities for you to move horizontally to a different department? Would that make it better?
Could it be that your job doesn’t align with your priorities and values? Does the company’s social or environmental policies not line up with your values? Do you feel like a hypocrite? Have you tried bringing the company into line with your beliefs?