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9 Signs You’re in the Wrong Career—and How to Find Work You Love

Reader's Digest Logo By Erica Lamberg of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 14: Everyone needs mental health days and holidays, but if you're calling in sick when really, you're just sick of showing up at your job, that's a red flag. 'If you find yourself wanting to be anywhere but at work, you may need a vacation, sabbatical, or career change,' says Evan Pellett a recruiter, hiring expert, and author of Cracking the Code to a Successful Interview. (This is the single <a href="http://www.rd.com/advice/work-career/calling-in-sick-excuses/1">best excuse for calling in sick</a>.) But <a href="http://www.rd.com/advice/work-career/work-stress-health/1">being unhappy at work</a> can also kind of make you sick—it can make you less productive, less healthy, and miserable in general, according to a <a href="http://www.inc.com/jayson-demers/are-you-unhappy-at-work-here-s-why-and-what-to-do-about-it.html">recent Inc. magazine article</a>.

You start calling in sick more than a little bit

Everyone needs mental health days and holidays, but if you're calling in sick when really, you're just sick of showing up at your job, that's a red flag. 'If you find yourself wanting to be anywhere but at work, you may need a vacation, sabbatical, or career change,' says Evan Pellett a recruiter, hiring expert, and author of Cracking the Code to a Successful Interview. (This is the single best excuse for calling in sick.) But being unhappy at work can also kind of make you sick—it can make you less productive, less healthy, and miserable in general, according to a recent Inc. magazine article.
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