I’m bored with my routine at work, things aren’t getting better even with several attempts to alter/add duties, so I’m going to look for something else.
Many of our applicants are seeking a more challenging position with job duties that stimulate their mind, a work atmosphere that promotes the formation of new goals.
We’re happy that these individuals recognize they are in need of a different work experience and have chosen to take action after various attempts to make their current or past positions more enjoyable have failed. Of course, the step of contacting a recruiter is a bit shaky for some, but regardless, the step has been taken. The path is coming into view. Change, though tricky, is a good thing, and we’re here to help guide in every way that we can.
I’m not happy at work, I feel like I’ve hit a wall, but it’s OK – it is a job, after all.
Unfortunately, there are so many bored employees who never try to change a thing. They reach the point of recognizing they are bored and under-stimulated at work, but rather than openly express dissatisfaction or voice their concern(s) to a supervisor, they accept this state of complacency. And then, they go on. And on. And on. Never seeking, never trying, never willing to make a change. Report to work on time, complete the tasks, stay until the shift ends, feel unfulfilled, but do it all again the next day because, well, it is a job.
Complacency is never an acceptable mode to be in, as the whole work environment can be affected negatively.
We recently took this topic to our LinkedIn group discussion boards and asked members how they deal with complacency, whether as a supervisor, or as an employee who has been or currently may be suffering from complacency in the workplace. Responses ranged from employees not feeling connected with the company’s mission, to supervisors who simply do not make enough effort to address the issue because they feel it is a good employee’s duty to motivate him/herself.
Bottom line? Employees and their supervisors must work together to correct the complacency complex. Otherwise, the work place will continue to just be, well, “meh”, and unappealing to outside business.
Lesson of the day? Don’t settle for “meh“.