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When you have a job you realize that like hey it pays good money but on the other hand you are getting bored of that position or job. How can you be sure if you want to stay with that job or follow another career.

I really do not have anything like a lot of jobs but I am to handle a few things when it comes to a project or something. #jobs

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Kim’s Answer

Elvin,

You are wise beyond your years! So, relax, this is all going to work out!

I want to address this question, but, I've seen your other questions as well. But, let's talk about getting "trapped" in a job you no longer like. How does it happen? Well, usually either because you haven't kept your skills current, or, because leaving to take another job, or even to go to school, is not economically feasible. I like talking about the money-side of this problem.

I have had way too many clients who were making really good money, but still living paycheck to paycheck. The way to get through life, financially, is to live BELOW your means. Save some money - separate and apart from your 401/retirement. You should NEVER dip into the retirement money. So, you need to save up some cash in an emergency fund. You also need to use good judgement when buying a car or house. Too many people focus on trying to impress other people. That is silly! Get a dependable car. Get a house that is reasonably sized. Huge houses cost a fortune in electric bills, or to replace a roof, etc. NEVER get a house for as much as the bank says you can afford. You will find they were wrong, and you will be struggling.

Why is all this important? Because, sometimes, in order to find a better job, you sometimes have to take a paycut. Maybe it has more growth potential and will eventually pay more. But, maybe you will find that the better job will never pay as much as the job you want to leave, but, you are tired of long hours and stress, and just want a job where you can do your job and be left alone. There's a whole rat race out there, and really, lots of people get tired of it.

Now, sometimes, if you are just bored with a job, it means you need to take more responsibility with that company. Perhaps you can become a trainer, training new employees? Perhaps instead of working in the field making deliveries, you want to work in the warehouse or in logistics. Taking other positions within the company helps you to get a broader perspective of the entire operation, and that's good to have if you want to move up to a supervisory role. Doing other jobs with the same company is like a career change without all the added stress of looking for a new job!

You will have to evaluate why you feel the way you do to help decide if you should stay or leave. It helps sometimes to have a therapist to discuss this with. Lots of companies offer free therapy sessions through what is called the Employee Assistance Program. It's 100% confidential. Or, you can simply sit down with paper and pen, and write down your options, your reasons, and the pros and cons. That usually helps quite a bit.

I encourage you to always seek professional growth opportunities, if you are afraid of getting bored. Hopefully, as long as you are growing, that boredom will not set in!
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Keith’s Answer

Elvin, this is a great question. Truth be told a lot of people feel the same way you do. I know I have. At the end of the day, it's all about your goals and what is important to you. I tend to lean on my Faith, knowing that anything I do, GOD will work it out. With that in mind, I try to keep cost of living down, eliminate debt, save for emergency, and save for retirement. This takes the financial worry out of making a similar decision. Just remember as long as you are operating in your purpose, you will always make money, be successful, and most of be happy!
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Leo’s Answer

In the country where I come from, people only really get two choices: 1. Get a job. 2. Starve. Most people deal with boredom/unsatisfying job by realizing that buying things and being able to pay bills are generally considered to be good things to have in your life.

I think the only way to know for sure if you like something else is by trying. If you're young, you can try doing other things, but always be nice to people and never burn bridges. You might be thinking about quitting your current job, but later you may realize that the new job is even worse and you may want to come back to your old position. I've seen lots of people try other things and then come back to their old positions. There's no shame in doing that. Try things, but be ready to retrace your steps as well.

You can also try doing a "lateral move" within your company. This may hurt your career, though, but at least you might be able to see other things and maybe find a position where you feel more fulfilled.

Also like another person said: try talking with an EAP professional. The root cause of your boredom might be something else. Or you might find satisfaction by changing how you think about your current job.
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