Not enough work in my role, what to do? Leaving not an option.

posted 6 days ago in Career
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    Bring it up with manager once removed : (4 votes)
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  • Post # 16
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Why is leaving not an option? Quite frankly, I would already be job searching as they likely realize they don’t actually need someone in your position if you’re really not working 80% of the time.

    Post # 17
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    523 posts
    Busy bee

    You keep going on about what a super-specialized mystery position you hold- if this is true is it possible you’ve put yourself in such a small niche that you don’t have many job options in your exact field?

    Because honestly, it sounds like they just haven’t let you go yet and in your position I’d be polishing up my resume- IA with a few other Bees who said that your manager likely jumped ship before he was made redundant.

    I assume if you haven’t much to do at work, your overtime is pretty much zero- so is it possible you could take a course or two that would compliment your existing skills so that you can apply for jobs that are in related fields but not limited to the narrow niche position you currently have?

    You say that leaving isn’t an option, but this may be a choice they make for you. I’m not saying this to be mean but to urge you to prepare in advance. 

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