The absolute worst thing about an office job

Having nothing to do.

As much as work can be annoying or difficult or frustrating, there is nothing worse than have nothing to do all day. There is only so much surfing the internet and checking your email you can do.

Sure I try to get involved in other projects, but there are some days that are just dead. It would be the perfect time to just go home or chill in a park somewhere. Even just a small nap would make the time go by quicker.

You get this feeling like it’s pointless to be there.  It doesn’t make any sense.  You can feel the days of your life going away too fast while you sit there and waste time.  It’s so annoying.

BUT, it could mean a few things.  If you truly have nothing to do, you should work on preparing yourself for finding a new job.  It’s a waste of your time to sit here all day.  You should at the least be working on your resume and learning anything possible to help you get a new job.

If this is just a temporary thing, then don’t worry too much about it.  Enjoy the slow time.  Create a side project and do some filing.  If this is a regular thing, you may need to be looking for a new job.  You could potentially get laid off at some point.  Even if you don’t, you could be stuck in this job feeling unfulfilled for years.  That’s a huge waste of time.

Use this free time to your advantage.  Work on side projects and work on getting your next job.

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