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How do you know if you need a vacation or a new job? I am having trouble distinguishing lately.

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Take 2 weeks off and see how you feel after

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This 👆🏼

I second taking a vacation and seeing how you feel. If you still feel the same, look for a new job.

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I’ve been with my current employer for over 10 years… 😬♥️

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Take the vacation first.

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I’m in a similar boat. I did the two week vacation and it was a great mental reset. I also had a really good chat with my performance coach before I left who is in a different practice area, and she gave me some great (confidential) advice. I would find someone you trust and talk through how you are feeling. Maybe they can provide an outside perspective on things. What my performance coach did tell me was: you can’t change other people. So if it is a person you are having a problem with, see what you can do to work with that person that doesn’t drive you crazy. Because you will never be able to change who THEY are, you can only control your own actions.

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Love the above comment and would also ask you about your past experience. Have you left a prior position before and when did you know it was right for you or if you haven't the last time you did take a real vacation how did you feel?

I’m just bored 😑 I need a new challenge.

Sounds like you know what you want to do but there might be something blocking you from making taking the step?! I see two potential options, how can you create something different in your current role to satisfy the desire for more or checking in to see what you want and looking for opportunities outside your company that align!

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I just wanna talk about my PTO 😭😭

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