Is your job your perfect match—or just a fling?

In a recent Monster poll, only 4% of respondents reported that they’d actually found true love with their job. Are you in that happy minority who are in it for the long haul? Or are you part of the other 96% who are still looking for “the one?” Take this quiz to find out if it's time to call it quits.

Monster
Created By Monster
On Jan 23, 2018

Do you feel like you’re getting out of your work relationship what you’re putting in?

Do your friends approve of your job?

Do you often find yourself daydreaming about other jobs?

Are you and your job Facebook official—meaning does your profile list where you work?

Do you feel appreciated at your job?

Does your job make you smile?

How long have you and your job been together?

What would it take for you to want to switch jobs?

Do you feel like you’re putting too much time into your job?

It’s complicated...

It’s complicated...

You love getting a paycheck. That’s fair—who doesn’t? And maybe there are a few things you kind of like about where you work, whether it’s the lax arrival policy, the interesting choices in the vending machine or something else entirely. But it sounds like you might have a long wish list that’s not being checked off at this company. If it’s any consolation, you’re not alone: 11% of respondents in a recent Monster poll said they have complicated relationships with their workplaces. But why let yourself settle for something that’s just okay? You deserve a job relationship that makes you feel appreciated and happy. And it’s possible there’s another employer out there can make all your wishes into reality. (Well, except the adult-sized ball pit.) Just like you’d check out a possible date’s online profile before asking them out, check out Monster’s company profiles and reviews powered by Kununu to see if there’s another business that might be a match.

I feel comfortable and secure...

I feel comfortable and secure...

Sounds like you're relatively happy where you are. And you're pretty lucky—only 11% of Monster's poll respondents say they’re in the same boat. Given your answers, we'd guess that the good is outweighing the bad right now at your job. So maybe the department goals are high, but at least your manager lets you check out early every once in awhile and Barb in accounting brings in her delicious brownies once a week. You've got a good deal going.

Still, we'd recommend keeping your heart open for love—job love, that is. Make sure you're getting Monster job alerts (which you can sign up for on any job-search results page) for relevant positions so that you won't miss any opportunity to find “The One.”

It’s true love...

It’s true love...

Consider yourself one of the blessed! Only 4% of respondents in Monster’s poll hear birds chirping and angels singing as they walk into the office each morning. And your answers sound like you’re one of them. You feel appreciated; you’re proud of what you’re doing; and your work is so fun that it doesn’t really feel like work. Assuming you’re past the honeymoon stage—the first six months or so—it’s safe to say you and your job are made for each other. Heck, you might even be soul mates. Go ahead and put a ring on it. (But you know, remember that we’re here for you if your boss suddenly goes psycho or corporate decides to move your offices to West Middle of Nowhere.)

It’s miserable...

It’s miserable...

Run for the hills. And fast. You deserve a job that makes you happy, and this one is clearly not doing it for you. You spend more time daydreaming about other jobs than working, and you can’t remember the last time you smiled at the office (aside from the time your boss tripped in front of the CEO). If you’re not already out there looking for work, take a little time to think deep about what you really want to do and start to make it happen. Set up job alerts on Monster to see the latest openings at Anywhere But Here Inc. and upload your resume to have recruiters call you about opportunities. Need motivation to power your search? Just focus on how great you’re going to feel after the break up conversation with your boss.

Open; I’m exploring other options...

Open; I’m exploring other options...

You know this probably isn’t your forever job. So while you’re relatively comfortable for now, you’re probably finding yourself checking out job listings on a semi-regular basis these days. And you know that if the right opportunity came along, you definitely wouldn’t say no. You’ve got company in feeling that there might be something better out there: In our Monster poll: 49% confessed that they were exploring other options. There’s nothing wrong with keeping your options open (we won’t tell anyone). And you’re in a good position to be able to look while you’ve got a paycheck coming in. Just make sure to minimize that Monster job search window when the boss walks by—or better yet, get those job alerts delivered to your email inbox so you can check them on your phone at lunch.