Sometimes you land a good job at a great company, but over time you start to hate it because it’s boring, unchallenging, or worse, too difficult. To remedy this without switching jobs completely, Forbes recommends negotiating small changes in your job description to turn your junky job into something you can actually enjoy.
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The nice thing about this tip is that it allows you to stay in your current job but make it into a better experience. Forbes explains how you should approach your boss and change your job description:
Talk to your boss about altering your workload or the kind of work you currently do. Whether you’re overworked and overwhelmed, or completely unchallenged, your boss will understand that you will never be as productive as you could be unless something gives.
Just being able to have this conversation can be a great start to shaping something new. Your goal is to come up with a solution that will not only be best for you, but also work for your boss, your team and your organisation.
It should be a simple conversation to have, and if you can work it out right you might end up loving a job you’d otherwise hate. Your best bet is to come up with a list of things that annoy you about your job and find solutions that you and you boss can be happy with. Check out the link below for a few more tips on making the most out of the work you already do.