For many of us, our daily job responsibilities don’t end when we leave the office. With the prevalence of smart phones, tablets, laptops and wireless connectivity almost everywhere, we are expected to be on call at almost all hours of the day and night, even for issues that aren’t time-sensitive.
At some point in our lives, many of us will feel like we are stuck in a dead-end job. Maybe it’s because we don’t feel challenged or fulfilled, our coworkers keep eating our lunches out of the refrigerator (I’m looking at you, RITA), our boss is a raging psychopath, and/or anything in between.
One of the shittiest things about feeling unsatisfied with our job is feeling like we’re wasting each day without making any progress toward our goal of switching companies or even transitioning careers. But making major career changes often involves a lot of waiting. Waiting for a position to open at that awesome company you’re dying to work for. Waiting until you finish a big project for your boss. Waiting until your personal life becomes less hectic before potentially throwing your professional life into upheaval. Life-changing career moves are all about timing, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be productive in the interim.