How to commit career suicide

- Walk out of your job half way through the day

- Not engage with the new work colleague beyond hello and goodbye even though you know you should make more of an effort and it's been picked up on

- Shout at your poor long suffering manager

- Start swearing when describing your role

- Make doodles on Paint instead of paying attention to important meetings

- Spend the vast majority of my working time lurking on various forums

I could go on. I've never been this bad. My boss is lovely and I know I'm a nightmare member of staff. I get 18 months into a job and just start getting bored or not enjoying it. I've been in this one for 2 and a half years which is a record for me but things are going from bad to worse.

I'm job hunting but I am only applying to things that grab me, I don't actually know what I want to do, so it's a slow, painful and frustrating process 

I feel like I'm in a black hole endlessly circling round with my life on repeat but at not quite 30 I have another 30 odd years ahead of me with this. Eugh

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  • I've done quite a few of those over the years, mostly when I was much younger (apart from the pc/web-based ones as the web wasn't around back then). 

    The best one was I walked out of a job - trainee accountant - never to return (without telling anyone that I was off).  We were working 'on-site' on an audit, and I wen't out for lunch to the pub, found a bus stop and went home.   I did have to return to the office to pick up my umbrella, which was a tad embarrasing.

    Current employer is very tolerrant.  I can walk out at more or less any time I like, as I have a duplicate office at home using remote desktop connections and an office phone connected by IP there.  In fact, I'll be off in a few mins

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  • I've done quite a few of those over the years, mostly when I was much younger (apart from the pc/web-based ones as the web wasn't around back then). 

    The best one was I walked out of a job - trainee accountant - never to return (without telling anyone that I was off).  We were working 'on-site' on an audit, and I wen't out for lunch to the pub, found a bus stop and went home.   I did have to return to the office to pick up my umbrella, which was a tad embarrasing.

    Current employer is very tolerrant.  I can walk out at more or less any time I like, as I have a duplicate office at home using remote desktop connections and an office phone connected by IP there.  In fact, I'll be off in a few mins

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