I took my current job with a couple of things in mind. The money was not so good, but it was a job I could do easily, without a lot of angst or effort, and it was a job I wouldn’t need to take home.
During the course of this job I have been sitting on my hands to keep from volunteering to do more, to have more responsibility and authority. I am a mom, it can be really, really difficult to balance all that. I don’t want a job I take home. I don’t want a job I dream about, or worry that there’s something I didn’t do that I should have. I have avoided managerial responsibilities.
And the predictable result is that I’m really bored. It doesn’t help that my circle of coworkers has shrunk down to one and a half (part time person) and that I go for whole days without actually saying anything to anyone other than “Hi” when I come in and “Bye” when I leave. It also doesn’t help that my boss is no longer in the office but back in the New York office, so not much interaction there…we are really out of the loop. Both and a half of us.
Unfortunately, the things that led me to this job work against me. I haven’t developed any new skills. I started off getting great reviews and being told I didn’t have to ramp up, or be trained. I started at top speed. How can you top that? You can’t.
And I’m bored. And the money…
But I hate hate hate looking for jobs. I know I should do it while I’m still employed, if I’m gonna do it. But–what is that law of physics about bodies at rest? Yeah.