- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
I just hit the one year mark at my job. I work for a small non-profit that works with court-involved kids and families. I do administrative work and assist our development team. It’s a really great organization with wonderful people. I am actually overpaid for the kind of work I am asked to do within the non-profit sector.
All of the above is great. I am really glad I get to work for an organization that does good in the world and that fosters such a great work environment. I also count my lucky stars that I was able to even GET a full-time job with a salary and benefits and all of that at my age.
Anyway, the issue is with the work that I am asked to do. It’s not challenging. In fact, it’s laughably easy. I do a lot of data entry and then have to manipulate that data into reports and statistics and stuff like that. All of this is basically automated, so it doesn’t take much time, effort or thought. I do work on some development stuff, but it’s mostly regurgitating past grant proposals and just changing the numbers. Almost nothing in my job description asks me to be creative or to problem solve. I have a lot of free time on my hands.
Upon hitting the one year mark here, I have started thinking about leaving. I do love where I work, but I just feel like this isn’t enough for me in terms of the challenge. The issue is that I don’t think I would be able to find another organization that is as wonderful a place to work or that can compensate me as well. I’m also not 100% sure about what I want to do for a career, and know that no matter what I end up choosing, I will have to go back to grad school. So in that way, I know that whatever job I go to next won’t be a permanent one, either.
I guess I am just confused about whether or not I should even be looking. On one hand, I love my job and my boss and she loves me. I make decent money and get good vacation time. My job isn’t overwhelming and I don’t have to work any extra hours. On the other hand, it’s starting to bore me, and I don’t see that ever changing.
So Bees, what would you do? Would you start looking at what else is out there or would you just suck up the boredom and stick with the good, solid job? I do want to return to grad school in the fall of 2015, so even if I did stay, it wouldn’t be all that long.
Sorry for the long post, I just needed to get all of my thoughts out.