Are you experiencing any of these circumstances?
Do you feel
uncomfortable at work now, where you didn't before?
Has your peers'
behavior towards you changed?
Is your boss avoiding
you these days?
Is your boss suddenly
very happy for no reason?
subordinates' behavior changed?
Are you all of a
sudden getting negative job feedback where before
you got praise or bonuses?
Do you suddenly have
a whole lot less work to do?
Have you lost any of
your perks, or have they been given to others?
Has your company been
merged with, acquired by, or sold to another
Is your company
having financial difficulties?
Are you not getting
invited to meetings in which you should be involved?
Are people who used
to ask your advice either not asking you now or
having to ask someone else?
Is your boss giving
information to your colleagues or direct reports
before it's getting to you?
Are your peers or
subordinates helping your boss make decisions, and
you're not getting a chance to provide input?
Does the company
secretary/office manager type person greet you more
coolly these days? Or with a new note of sympathy in
Has your company
announced that it may have layoffs or budget cuts?
Have your job
responsibilities changed substantially, and not for
Has your desk/cubicle
assignment been changed to one that is much farther
away from the boss than before?
Have you recently
gotten a new supervisor due to the old one
leaving/been fired/reorganization/budget cuts?
Are you working with
older or possibly obsolete technologies?
executives meeting offsite, on topics they won't
discuss, releasing no information about the
Is your company in a
Are pointless cost
cutting measures being implemented, such as no more
coffee or soda, bitching about the cost of office
supplies, or inadequate restocking of the restroom
Are there previously
"critical" projects that are now on hold?
Do you not really get
along with your boss, and layoffs have been
Do you make
substantially more than market rate for your
Are you chronically
late to work?
Do you cry on the way
to work, on the way home from work, or at night?
Are your job
assignments or related clarifications now coming
from a peer, rather than your boss?
When a new employee,
peer, or manager who are visiting from another
branch of your company arrives at your office
location for their first time, are you being left
out while they are being introduced by your boss to
If people that you
supervise cause trouble or otherwise do not obey
you, does your boss either not support your efforts
to control them, or worse, takes their side?