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If the occasional Sunday-night blues have morphed into the all-day-long blues because you’re dreading Monday’s arrival, you might hate your job. But what to do? “Get a new one, duh” is easy advice, but the issue with immediately diving into another job is that it puts you in a devil-you-know conundrum: However great your shiny new job appears initially, doesn’t mean that you won’t be hating it even more than your old job a few months in once your boss stops being polite and starts getting real.

Before you impulsively head for the exit, there are a few steps you can take—from honestly assessing your workstyle to scheduling a sit-down with your boss. And if it’s still not working? Then it’s time to dust off the ol' resume.