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I have a good paying job, but not enough work to do. Should I be complaining about that? Don’t get me wrong I am very very grateful that I am working but I think that I would be doing something more useful. Please help me  put things into perspective

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      Amethyst wrote Sep 30, 2008
    • Well, to me, this is tricky because while you want to be kept busy, you don’t want it to backfire and have them overwhelm you. Unless of course, you like that feeling. Some people do thrive under pressure.

      But here’s what I would do: I would talk to your immediate supervisor and tell him/her that you now have some “downtime” and were wondering if there’s any projects you could assist on or take over. If not, you might want to pick a co-worker who is overwhelmed and offer to help them. Just make sure you get proper credit for the work and document what you do in your own personal file or journal.




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      Peejay64 wrote Sep 30, 2008
    • Butterfly64,

      I am in the same boat!  While I appreciate the employment, I am bored silly, under-utilized, and under-challenged.  I actually wouldn’t mind an unpaid-volunteer position as long as it was something I was passionate about and challenged by!  

      Let’s keep our fingers crossed that something comes along for each of us!  Keep me posted.

      Patti




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      Dana Arcuri wrote Sep 30, 2008
    • How about looking for a second job that is more stable and predictable?  If you are not working enough than this may help you financially as well as be stimulating & rewarding.  Start thinking about what your passions are, what you love doing and consider your options.  Pray about this and see where God leads you!

      Keep us posted!




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      Ms-kay wrote Sep 30, 2008
    • I agree...have a meeting with your supervisor. Let he/she know that you are open to any new tasks that may be available. If none are available offer services: making copies, helping the receptionist out, scheduling appointments. Some might feel that’s beneath them, but you are looking for enough work to fulfill the day.




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      Scottishrose6 wrote Sep 30, 2008
    • I have the exact same problem! I thought it was just me! When this company hired me they told me my position was in development. I took the job because I needed to work. Now I regret taking it because I’m bored. I’d like to switch careers out of selling, but my resume keeps me pigeon holed into only sales or marketing! And I can’t afford to go to school!

      You didn’t say whether you enjoy what you do, but if you don’t perhaps you could go back to school and take some classes to open up more opportunities?




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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 2, 2008
    • I was going to suggest finding something that you are passionate about as well. Have you looked into a homebased business? I was in a job that was the opposite - high pressure, and more work to do than time to get it done. I was praying for an answer when I was introduced to Mannatech - now I do something I love and with a greater purpose than just making a buck. I help people recover their health and achieve financial freedom. To begin with, I balked because I didn’t feel like I had enough time outside of work, but I started out very part time, and then God actually took my other job right out from under me. I had to resign due to some policy changes.
      If you like to help people, I am currently looking for a couple of women to mentor. We are starting up a new team training next week if you’d like to listen in and see if this is something you’d be interested in pursuing.

      Sharing Hope,

      Dee Dee




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      Alice Garza wrote Oct 3, 2008
    • Update, I talked to my boss and let him know that I really enjoyed working for the company but needed and little extra work to help me to feel benefical to the company. He assured me that what I am doing is a great help and for me to just relax and take it one day at a time. He is in the process of acquiring more property and that rest assured the work would flow in. I am happy to say that I am still employed and praise God that I do have a job as the econmy is really starting to sink. I will do what he says and just take it one day at a time. I want to thank everyone for your words of encouragement and support.  

      For the record I am a Front desk receptionist for an Oil in Gas company in Downtown Houston. I have a very effecient Executive Assistant background and just want to be kept busy.....Like I said the pay is excellent.




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      Ms-kay wrote Oct 3, 2008
    • Kudos to you! Glad that you have an understanding boss who was willing to listen and give advice. Be optimistic!!




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