Thursday, January 24, 2008

Challenges

When Kelly and her husband were down a few weekends ago we were talking about work and how easy it is to become distracted and disgruntled… up until this conversation I thought there was something wrong with me... at my previous job, at a call center, I loved it when I first started… when I got bored I would transfer to another team and learn a different job… at this job I don’t have that option… I’ve pretty much learned everything that I can learn without stepping on toes… I have no idea if rrll ever plans to retire (he was old enough to retire two years ago but still hasn’t- I would have so already been out of here!!)… I could learn his job but that’s a very sticky situation… and I’m not going there until I’m “told” too…I really love working here and I really don’t want to look for another job so I’m not sure what to do… I’ve been trying to think of ways to challenge myself… I bring a book or magazine to work everyday to read during lunch but don’t have the balls to just bust it out at my desk… I’m not sure that would go over too well… I get so bored with the internet… there’s only so much looking at it I can do… I’m working on updating my resume just in case I decide to look for something else… any ideas?

2 comments:

Mannyed said...

Hmmm...I wouldn't want to give up a job I actually liked...so I guess what I would do is maybe ask the boss to add on another task to your daily activites. Maybe take something off his plate that he's too busy to deal with. Your asking will show initiative. Maybe there is some side project you can give yourself...like organize [fill in the blank]?

kilax said...

It is so easy to get bored from time to time. But it is bad to be bored all the time! Think about it... are you really? Are there tasks you really enjoy? I think you should focus on pushing yourself on the tasks you enjoy OR if you like learning new things, push yourself on that :)

Or curl up in a ball and sleep under the desk? ;)