Post # 1
I just received my 5 year service award…I never thought I would be there this long! But I’m realizing that I’m SO bored at work. It’s an administrative position, not where I want to be for the rest of my career. The reasons I keep staying are because it’s super flexible (I’m at home right now, we had a bad snow day, so I decided to work from home.) I get about 8 weeks vacation when I add up all my lieu time, vacation time, personal days, etc. My job is easy, but SO boring. I barely have enough to do to keep my busy all day. If I were to do all the work I have at once, it would probably take me about 3 hours. I’ve told people I can help them with things, I’m not busy, etc. but everyone is consumed with their own work and don’t feel like explaining things to me. The pay is okay, I could definitely be making more elsewhere. My co-workers are great, I have no complaints about them. Overall, I’m just very comfortable there.
So I’m a little torn…I have a great working atmosphere, but I feel like I’m not using my talents and I’m going brain dead. Would you give up all those great things to find a new job that challenges you more?
Post # 3
Personally, if I had a job that was easy and flexible, I would keep it. Maybe if a specific opportunity came up that you wanted to take, I would take it, but not just quit and go out looking.
Post # 4
@Ryansgirl: I’m in the exact same boat. I plan on looking for a new job after the wedding. The flexibility is nice right now, but I am so freakin’ bored! It’s not even enjoyable anymore, and I’ve stopped caring.
Post # 5
……..I’m at work right now and on weddingbee. Some jobs are just like that. If something that pays better and challenges me more (which really wouldn’t be that difficult) I would take it. I wouldn’t quit until you find something better though. If you’re unhappy, I would start looking for a job during the other 5 hours you’re at work doing nothing (assuming this is a 9-5 work day job).
Post # 6
If it were me, yes, I’d go look for another one, buuuut I put a lot of heart and soul into my work and get a lot out of it in return. Some people don’t need that kind of stimulation or get that kind of satisfaction out of their work, but I do and so I keep pushing to be more/better/smarter/more competent.
However, I wouldn’t abandon that job until I’d found a new one I had a good feeling that I’d love and be invested in. You have the luxury of lots of time and selectiveness on your side since you’re content!
Post # 7
I would surf the internet for job opportunities on my down time if I were you. I don’t see a reason to leave right now as it doesn’t seem like a bad job or that you’re unhappy. But I think you should definitely be on the lookout for a better opportunity because if one comes up, why not?
Post # 8
I’m in the same boat too. I’m not challenged or paid enough at my current job but I’m trying to stick it out since I only live .5 mile from the office. I’ve applied at a few places but I haven’t heard anything back yet. This economoy sucks.
Post # 9
Thankfully I am paid well for what I do, BUT I could do so much more and actually use my degree. Also, I am getting a Masters so I really want to use that, too!
I’m grateful to have a well paying, easy, flexible job. But I am an ambitious person and I need a challenge. Make those student loans worth it!!
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Stay there but it doesn’t hurt to look for another job to see if it offers more benefits or pay (remember paid vacation/sick days are benefits too.) Eight weeks of paid time off and the ability to work from home are not things to sniff at.
Post # 11
@asscherlover: I agree, I’ve been at my job for 3 years, I’ve got an amazing pension plan, great benefits, reasonable salary, the company is always rewarding the staff with things, very good to their employees. My job is almost too easy and boring, but I could never leave this job unless i had something better or just as good offered to me.
Post # 12
@Ryansgirl -Dido! I do Administrative work too. I AM SOOO BORED ALL DAY LONG…It begins to get miserable to the point where you stare at the clock! I wish I had the flexibility to work from home.
My company offers GREAT benefits, good pay, and such but I feel like I am just rotting away as I do not use half of my skills! Another BAD thing with my job is it is for a SMALL company with ALOT OF DRAMA, small company politics, CRAPPY HR (really this lady’s name and HR do NOT belong in the same sentence…REALLY she hits on all the married men and such) and begins to get OLD! I need out…but I am having trouble finding a job that compares (pay wise and such since my pay is DECENT/GOOD and I get FREE Medicial Insurance)! Another bad thing is once I get married and decide to have kids (if I add my spouse on and kids its like $800 a MONTH)!!!