I love the “Tuesday at 9:30am Test”.
It’s a simple thought experiment to determine if you are truly happy with your job.
Think about a normal Tuesday at 9:30am.
How do you feel when you hear that time?
Are you excited?
Are you bummed out?
Chances are at that time you’ll be working.
Not hanging out around the company provided keg.
Not using generous PTO to take a vacation.
Most Tuesday mornings you’ll be at work.
Smack in the middle of the day-to-day grind.
Many businesses make the mistake of thinking great people leave jobs due to a lack of perks. But great people leave jobs because they aren’t excited about a normal day at work.
Do you like what you are doing on an average Tuesday at 9:30am?
If you do, it’s likely you have a job you’ll be at for a while.