bored at work

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fandabbydoozy Sun 04-Apr-21 07:00:44

I am looking yes, but nothing yet. I am trying to find something that is entirely home based / fully remote. I struck lucky earlier this year with all those job offers and two were home based. I'm wondering if I should have picked another after all even if I did think it would be more stressful. And yes, I've done an online course already in my spare time.

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Horridcreature Sat 03-Apr-21 22:59:11

@fandabbydoozy I understand about the boredom. Could you do an online course and fit in bits of study when you have finished work. As you have tried to widen your role I see no reason that you need to just sit there.

You seemed to do well getting interviews. Can you start looking again. You always have the current job if nothing comes up.

Babyroobs Sat 03-Apr-21 22:46:26

fandabbydoozy

I've been in my new job for 6 weeks and I'm bored in it.

I guess it is my own fault.

I left a horrible workplace where I experienced discrimination and bullying. As I'm disabled, I wasn't expecting any job offers but I got 4 in the same week. The one I went for was the lowest paid and temporary but it seemed easy and I didn't want stress after what I'd been though. I felt I needed to build up my confidence again.

It is nearly £10,000 less pa than my previous role but everyone has been nice, I have gotten all the adjustments I asked for, we are currently WFH too.

But I'm bored. The work I'm doing is indeed easy, so easy that I don't have enough to do and I'm spending a lot of time on Mumsnet, watching the news, doing housework etc. Sounds brilliant I know but I like being busy and I worry that if/when we ever return to the office, how will I keep myself busy?

I have tried to do more work but I've been told to slow down and I'm doing too much and to step it back a bit. I've tried to take on more responsibilities but I've been told 'no' and concentrate on my own role and responsibilities (its a funded project). I've tried to sign up to things and volunteer for things but again its a 'no'.

Furthermore, I don't actually ever want to return to an office but it will come at some point. I hope my contract ends before that time comes but they might extend it. I am hoping to find another job that is permanent working from home but there isn't many.

AIBU to feel bored and want more work or am I really lucky to be able to skive most of the day and get paid?

It's amazing how little some places expect isn't it ? I like you like to be busy and productive but am bored in my job. I have recently complained as I was just doing all the work and I wondered what colleagues were actually doing. I got told I work quickly and they can't expect others to work as quickly as me but I really just work methodically at a normal rate and get frustrated when I can't understand how others can basically achieve nothing all day.
My post is funded by a charity and I am very conscious of that, that it is money donated by people and they deserve to have productive people being employed/ paid by that money rather than spending time twiddling their thumbs or doing the ironing. There seems to be absolutely no concept of what constitutes a reasonable workload and no real accountability.
I would give it a few months and if things don't improve then consider your next move.

fandabbydoozy Sat 03-Apr-21 21:15:29

I've been in my new job for 6 weeks and I'm bored in it.

I guess it is my own fault.

I left a horrible workplace where I experienced discrimination and bullying. As I'm disabled, I wasn't expecting any job offers but I got 4 in the same week. The one I went for was the lowest paid and temporary but it seemed easy and I didn't want stress after what I'd been though. I felt I needed to build up my confidence again.

It is nearly £10,000 less pa than my previous role but everyone has been nice, I have gotten all the adjustments I asked for, we are currently WFH too.

But I'm bored. The work I'm doing is indeed easy, so easy that I don't have enough to do and I'm spending a lot of time on Mumsnet, watching the news, doing housework etc. Sounds brilliant I know but I like being busy and I worry that if/when we ever return to the office, how will I keep myself busy?

I have tried to do more work but I've been told to slow down and I'm doing too much and to step it back a bit. I've tried to take on more responsibilities but I've been told 'no' and concentrate on my own role and responsibilities (its a funded project). I've tried to sign up to things and volunteer for things but again its a 'no'.

Furthermore, I don't actually ever want to return to an office but it will come at some point. I hope my contract ends before that time comes but they might extend it. I am hoping to find another job that is permanent working from home but there isn't many.

AIBU to feel bored and want more work or am I really lucky to be able to skive most of the day and get paid?

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