Which job is better?

I work for the state at a VERY relaxed (we can wear whatever- flip flops, tank tops- whatever) The thing is, I don’t have a lot to do. They acknowledge this. I am bored much of the time, which drives me nuts.

My conundrum is- should I interview for another state job (that pays more or an advance, but who knows what the atmosphere is)? It really is a good group I work with and I have worked for the devil himself in a female form in the past.

I’ve only been here 6 months. It could get better or not. I’ve asked for additional duties but none are available. I worry that my job could go away because of that, but when I expressed my concerns, they assure me not. But of course- it is government.


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  1. Penelope Trunk
    Penelope Trunk says:

    You didn’t send me any info about what your goals are.

    Why do you work?
    What is your personal life like that your job needs to fit?
    What would you want instead of your job?

    These are the questions you need to answer (and probably more) so that you can know what to do next in your career.

    I’d be happy to help you figure this out — I don’t think it would take more than an hour for you to make a plan for yourself. But we’d need to do a coaching session.

    In the meantime I think the best advice I could give you is to think in a bigger picture – not just what’s in front of you but what COULD be or what SHOULD be. That way you are likely to see a bigger range of choices and you are more likely to pick the option that is best for you.


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