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Sometimes I feel bad that I am not jumping up and down with excitement about my job.
Ever since I came across this article, I have read it over and over again. The writer lists nine reasons to quit your job.
The essence of the article is that life is too short to be miserable.
I can’t say that every item on the list applies to me. I would be exaggerating if I said I was completely unhappy with my job.
But number seven, having no excitement at all about going to work, is the reason this article resonates with me as much as it does.
Although my job is not lots of fun, my boss is not terrible, and I don’t hate my co-workers.
I can’t help but put myself in the shoes of a manager or someone in a leadership role when I think of my personal complaints about my current work situation.
I don’t know that I would be interested in the complaints of an employee like me.
I am bored of doing what I was hired to do. But there is no opportunity for growth in the department that I work in.
If I were the leader of an organization or someone’s manager, I might be more interested in the employee that felt discouraged about their input being ignored.
There may be a fix for that; we could have a meeting to discuss it, I would offer them training that might allow them to be better at their role.
If I had an employee, that felt insulted or undermined because their manager berated or criticized them publicly, their manager could receive sensitivity training.
I don’t know what I would say to me, though. I couldn’t approach my boss and say that my assigned tasks do not enthuse me.
I guess the truth is that I could if I wanted to.
Lately, there are more days when all I can think about is quitting time than days when I can just focus on work and what I have to do.
There will always be a reason to leave any situation, but there are also reasons why you should keep your job while pursuing your passion or your dream job.
I’ve been practicing being grateful, and so I focus on what I do like about my job.
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