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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  • this sounds alot like myself I am 30 and have quit more jobs than I can count. I work in construction so its always contract work

    if someone I am working for gives me a weeks notice that my services are no longer required due to the project nearing completion I just up and leave there and then.

    if I am on a project where I cannot just get on with my job due to lack of materials or organisation I am gone, people say to me 'your still getting paid' but I cannot stand standing around doing nothing in an environment what is not my own.

    throw a good few meltdowns into the mix and it doesn't bode well for future work :(

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  • this sounds alot like myself I am 30 and have quit more jobs than I can count. I work in construction so its always contract work

    if someone I am working for gives me a weeks notice that my services are no longer required due to the project nearing completion I just up and leave there and then.

    if I am on a project where I cannot just get on with my job due to lack of materials or organisation I am gone, people say to me 'your still getting paid' but I cannot stand standing around doing nothing in an environment what is not my own.

    throw a good few meltdowns into the mix and it doesn't bode well for future work :(

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