I am finding myself very frustrated today…
My career is going poorly… maybe that is the wrong thing to say. I have what I believe to be a stable job that pays moderately well and has good benefits… but this is it. The work isn’t challenging in the slightest and the management has made it clear that despite my qualifications and performance being far above what I am currently doing, I am not going to be given any more responsibility or anything more challenging to do in the foreseeable future (at least a few years). My side business is doing OK in that it is making a profit, but it is nowhere near where it needs to be in order for it to be sustainable for me. I would need it to be consistently producing the same amount of income I make now, then I would need to save about 6 months salary to be able to focus on that 100% of the time, and at the moment my efforts to scale it up don’t seem to be very successful in growing the business.
It is very frustrating and I don’t know what to do about it. There aren’t many opportunities open to me in terms of better employers. I am not young enough to have the patience to wait another 5 – 10 years and hope something changes for the better here. I guess one option would be to bide my time for the next two years here, hopefully expand my other business to the point of it being sustainable, and perhaps go back into politics to serve as a 9 – 5 (or as anyone who has ever done it knows is more accurate an 8am – 11pm). That sounds reasonable for the moment I guess.
My other concern is one that comes from knowing one of my weaknesses… and that is being overly expressive with what I am thinking/feeling. I am afraid that on days like today where I am very frustrated with my situation that I will not handle myself as professionally as I could or should and will get myself into trouble, it has happened in the past and it takes a real focused effort on my part to ensure it doesn’t continue to happen going forward, particularly on days like today.
If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions that aren’t stupid I am all ears please avail yourself of one of the methods of contact on the right hand side or feel free to leave a comment.
Have A Nice Day!