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

posted 3 months ago in Career
  • poll: Next steps
    Bring it up with manager once removed : (4 votes)
    44 %
    Help the other team : (5 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 16
    7422 posts
    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
    871 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. 

    Post # 19
    2678 posts
    Sugar bee

    You don’t think consistently being late to meetings is big deal?

    Girl….good luck with that.  

    Post # 20
    868 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2019

    Glad to hear things have resolved themselves. Hopefully with your manager gone this can prove to be a good opportunity for you to perhaps reset your reputation and start almost fresh.

    Post # 21
    37 posts

    shadows9x :  Not sure how you’ve corrected your lateness problem in three weeks – three weeks of being on time to your job is not going to magically erase the last year of reprimands.

    That said, good for you in making some positive changes. This sounds like a good opportunity – I would encourage you to work hard and prove that you can rise above the other issues you’ve previously had there. Good luck!

    Post # 22
    359 posts
    Helper bee

    I get wary of bringing up that I can “take more work” or “It is slow around here”. It is kinda like professing that you are not needed.

    I have dead periods then get slammed other times. How my company just is and its a massive business. It all balances out which is why some companies know when its a dead season but there is no reason to let you go then have to hire and train someone again and go through all that. It is a lot of work for hiring processes/HR. So I wouldn’t bring it up again.


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