Not being happy with your job can lead to feeling depressed. Depression can take a lasting toll on your mental health and lead to a poor job and social performance. While it may be very risky to quit a toxic job during this pandemic without having another job lined up, it is riskier to stay in a job that is stopping you from enjoying your life.

Experiencing Cognitive Dysfunction 

Being in a job you are not happy with can make it hard for you to concentrate on the task at hand. You will be more prone to making mistakes or errors. You can miss out on something that is very important for the task to be accomplished. Keeping this job can lead to poor performance, which may lead to more stress if your boss keeps pointing out these issues to you.

Not Enjoying Time with Family and Friends 

Exhaustion from work can leave you feeling irritable and edgy. Taking out your anger on your family and friends who are trying to be with you and make you happy can lead to strained relationships. You will know you are depressed if you are no longer enjoying your favorite activities when you do them because your mind is focused on what you need to get done when you go back to work. It is also not a good sign if you are not there for your family and friends altogether. While you may need this job, you also need to feel loved.

Feeling a Sense of Dread About Work 

The simple thought of having to wake up in the morning to go to work sends you into a panic. A job should not be making you feel like you are going face to face with impending doom. Even if this is not your dream job, there should be something about it that makes you look forward to going. If you have been feeling shaky or suffering panic attacks, that is a sign to send in your notice. Before you do that, think of alternative ideas to generate an income until you can find another job. Mental health is nothing to take for granted, and leaving your job can help you be happy again.


Having a toxic job can put a real strain on your mental health and relationships. We spend more time at work than we do at home, so we need to ensure whatever job we have makes us happy. The effects of working in a toxic job can lead to depression from not being with your loved ones as much, not getting enough sleep, and having difficulties with concentration. By going into treatment for your depression, you can get a good idea of whether or not keeping your job is worth the effects on your mental health. At Alta Loma, we can provide you with the tools to find a job that makes you happy while managing your mental health symptoms. We understand how important your mental health is, especially during this uncertain time, and we want to help you achieve happiness. To learn more about how we can help you, please call (866) 457-3843 today.