A while back I got a comment from Office Lady in Hong Kong who wrote that:
Iíve been miserable at work and, although it took me almost a year, I eventually built up the courage, and Iíve finally quit my job!!
I think itís one of the best decisions Iíve ever made!
And most of all, Iíve found a new job too! No one knows how itíll go, but a change is definitely due and Iím looking forward to a fresh start.
Your site has definitely pushed me on.
:) One happy Office Lady in Hong Kong
So how did it go? Well, Office Lady is not yet happy at work, and she is asking for our advice:
I’m now at another job and I’m again thinking about leaving (hence I’m here again). Yes, it pays better than my last job, my boss is awesome (I don’t think how anyone can have a better boss), I have benefits and so on.
But the work doesn’t inspire me. It’s boring. And I believe I have more potential and more to offer. My job is like acting as a middle-person, passing on requests and documents between our headquarters in the US and our regional offices all over Asia. I don’t “make” anything. I don’t make the documents. People give me documents, I give them to someone else. People give me documents, I compile them in the right order, and give them to someone else.
In my previous job, what drove me to quit was that eventually, I actually DREADED going to work. I’d actually panic in bed on Sunday night. Here, I don’t dread it, but I just plainly find no point in going to work. I drag my work out throughout the day, just so I have enough to keep my occupied.
Question is, should I leave just after 5 or 6 months here? And go find something that would engage me? Risk losing my income, benefits and not finding a boss as great again?
What a great question – and one that many people face. What do you do when work isn’t all that bad, but not all that good either? Is “OK” good enough?
What would you advice Office Lady to do?