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Ssubba
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Member since Oct 2014
3071 posts

I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
This isn't a millennial complaining about work thread. I'm just tired of NOT working at work. I've been here for about 5 months and it's so ridiculously slow. I'm young, not even two years removed from undergrad, and I feel like I'm not learning anything. I find myself missing the manual labor jobs I worked in college. I don't want to fall behind. Easy fix is to find a new job, but it's tough to leave a position where you're making great money and have a great schedule. I feel like I lucked up with my current salary and I don't want to chance it. Guess I'll have to prioritize and make a call eventually.

Is this what office jobs are suppose to feel like?
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OysterPoBoy
LSU Fan
City of St. George
Member since Jul 2013
16245 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
Take this opportunity to improve yourself by bumping up your post count.


777Tiger
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Member since Mar 2011
43023 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
a new level of subtlety, congrats


saturday
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San Diego
Member since Feb 2007
4463 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
Bless your heart


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Chad504boy
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re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
What up Chuck.


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teke184
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Jan 2007
38475 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
Depends on your office.

Mine has seasonal workflow along with certain projects that come up every X number of years.

There are slack times where there is a ton of “hurry up and wait” and there are times where there aren’t enough hours in the week.


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castorinho
Oklahoma Fan
13623 posts
Member since Nov 2010
63732 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
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Take this opportunity to improve yourself
Yup.
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by bumping up your post count.
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sweetwaterbilly
LSU Fan
Sumner County, TN
Member since Mar 2017
9424 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
There's an ebb and flow at most office jobs. I am sometimes slammed and would kill for a break, and then other times it's dead. Down time is miserable.. you can only browse the internet for so long. Work there long enough to gain experience and then go find the next challenge.

However.. be careful what you wish for. The grass ain't always greener, etc.


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JetsetNuggs
Chicago Cubs Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jun 2014
6492 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
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I feel like I lucked up with my current salary and I don't want to chance it.


Even as a millennial myself, this seems like a millennial complaining thread


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sacrathetic
USA Fan
Member since May 2019
270 posts
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re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
This is the reality of a large percentage (dare I say majority) of white collar work.

And nearly everyone in the office knows it but also plays the game and keeps their mouth shut about it.

Here's an article from 5 years ago on the topic: The Art of Not Working at Work

That article used to be accompanied by a long thread of comments from readers that were very eye-opening but it seems to have been removed.


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Hogbit
Arkansas Fan
Benton, AR
Member since Aug 2019
726 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
Life is short. Ride that gravy train long enough to build up a nest egg. Then you can go do what you want to do.


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SuperSaint
California Fan
Sorting Out OT BS Since '2007'
Member since Sep 2007
106622 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
Take some god damn initiative and find a way to help the company while strengthening your own skills.


PrivatePublic
Troy Fan
Member since Nov 2012
13861 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
You need hobbies to keep you entertained:

frick a coworker
stalk a coworker
poke holes in the salt and pepper shakers in the break room
connect a coworkers mouse to another coworkers computer
pick a random number between 1 and 100 and only say that many words per day.


ccomeaux
LSU Fan
LA
Member since Jan 2010
5568 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
maybe you think you are doing better than you actually are ?


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TigerV
Member since Feb 2007
1513 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
Terrible spot to be in, my company was purchased a few years ago and my co-workers all felt the same way about the new place. Salaries didn’t change, but we all felt we were losing valuable skills and like we were just wasting away. My advice to my direct reports was to learn a new skill at the job that you could take elsewhere until either the work changes or they left. Find a way to cross train or take a class and do a project that uses the training. Yea, it sucks to make work for yourself, but better that than look back in another 6 months and have nothing to show for it.


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50_Tiger
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Dallas TX
Member since Jan 2016
27472 posts
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re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
What do you do for work?

This is why I enjoy Telecom. There's always a new issue that comes up.

Beginning of the year I was working on LAA projects for strictly FDD.

Summer, I worked on CBRS only projects that were strictly TDD.

Now I am on a project that combines it all and uses FDD AND TDD.

Never ever bored.


Jim Rockford
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PrivatePublic
Troy Fan
Member since Nov 2012
13861 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
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Beginning of the year I was working on LAA projects for strictly FDD.

Summer, I worked on CBRS only projects that were strictly TDD.

Now I am on a project that combines it all and uses FDD AND TDD.

Never ever bored.


Congrats. I got bored just reading that shite.


stapuffmarshy
LSU Fan
lower 9
Member since Apr 2010
16844 posts
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re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
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Is this what office jobs are suppose to feel like?


Yes.

You thought people actually work? Welcome to the world of computers. Jesus.


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Breauxsif
LSU Fan
Member since May 2012
7544 posts

re: I feel like I'm wasting away at my job
Subtle, I work for Nokia brag.


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