Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Should you quit your job?

Quiz from Self magazine

Your score is: 31 IT'S time to say good-bye.
Set a deadline for your departure, start saving for living expenses (it pays to be safe) and get your résumé out there

—MP Dunleavey

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Time to quit?

If you identify with at least three of these statements, you could be spending more time at the office than is good for your health and happiness, says Gayle Porter, Ph.D., associate professor of management at Rutgers University School of Business in Camden, New Jersey.

You rarely leave work on time, so your after-work plans are typically tentative-and often canceled.
You feel panicky if you don't have access to your BlackBerry or cell phone, even in bed.
You hide your work habits from your loved ones. For instance, you check your office voice mail in private.
Your career is the main thing that gives you a sense of accomplishment.
Sleep is no escape from a long day of toiling; you dream about your job several nights a week.
Most of your out-of-office conversations with friends and family concern work.
Delegating is not your thing. You have a tough time trusting that anyone but you will do the job right.
Former interests have fallen by the wayside.
You routinely miss your children's school events or family celebrations, or arrive late for important events.
Your laptop is a vacation must-have. —Sarah Bailey
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