This list is a mere sampling of the potential clues that its time to consider moving on, or even that someone else is considering a job termination for you:
You have lots of time and energy to chitchat, doodle, surf the Web, and get coffee. You have to ask yourself, What can I do today to look busy?
Your job doesnt require you to learn anything new, and you are not learning anything new on your own.
You have been in the same job with the same responsibilities for several years , and it has become routineeven boring.
You are uneasy with new technology that might improve your productivity.
There is no funding in your department for education in new technology, and no management awareness of the need to implement current IT technology.
Others are being recognized and promotedor leaving for better jobsand you are not.
Your company is getting smaller and less profitable.
Corporate direction changes to another focus and away from your skills.
Your manager seems strangely aloof to you, but not to others.
Your job evaluations are going down, youre not getting significant raises, and your manager doesnt have a plan to help you.
Your boss never asks, What are you working on?
Nothing ever goes wrong.
Your company is bought.
You are switched to a team or applications or a manager that you cant stand.
You think you can do this job for the rest of your career with no sweat.
They move you to the bullpen from your own office.
Do you see yourself in any of these items? You may be in line for a premature exit. Be prepared. Start networking and polishing up your skills now. You are just a short time away from some serious job searching.