I actually never thought about consulting that way (the cost center stuff). That makes so much sense though. I have a friend from a past job that has started a consulting company and he told me that they are always looking to expand the talent pool. So, I've definitely been thinking about going that route in November (after I get my bonus). I would LOVE more flexibility, mostly so I could work on things I actually enjoy. The one good thing about my job right now is that they are finally realizing that my department is severely under-staffed (even though I'm bored they like people to be compartmentalized). They have been sending me to tons of conferences and other training type things. By the end of the year I'll be much more knowlegeable and only all to happy to take that knowledge with me to someplace else and/or use it as leverage to negotiate a more flexible schedule here.
Originally Posted by JeffC
zoebird - I know exactly how you feel. I've just stopped telling people when I'm done with work, too, and use a lot of time to research my hobbies. In fact, today, I found the products I'll need to start making copies of pieces I've already soldered/cast without having to make a bunch of wax molds. Yay.
10 More Reasons You Need to Quit Your Job Right Now! Altucher Confidential
1. You have A JOB! (a third of young people in Spain and Greece cannot find jobs; they would do anything for a living now; hell if they get paid 70K a year to sit alone and do nothing they would do kill for it).
2. If you have time at hand, do something in that time for you or for others. There are so much to learn. You can learn about valuation. Pass CFA perhaps and with your current experience you can move up to front office. And i can bet you within a year you would not want come across another human being!
Few but ripe.
I had a boss once who was well known by women and men for being sexist. I was out on his operations team. I was given no job description or expectations. I tried to be helpful in this way or that. Finally I found a way to be an asset, by creating a 300 page document of common defense concepts and policy. This is all I did. I received an excellent report card in the end. Before I started the task, however, I had nothing work related to do. I started an online course to keep me engaged, and gained a reputation for taking very long lunches. That behavior ended though when I found a place to contribute.
Originally Posted by thriveful
Hey, I just saw this, but thanks! It looks awesome! I think I'm going to do it!!!
Originally Posted by Lady D
I've decided quitting is a better option than the horrible boss. I lasted 7 months so I'm afraid it'll look bad on my resume but I've lasted the 2nd longest of any of her employees. How do you talk about something like this when you get asked about it in an interview? I was being asked to do unethical and dangerous things, so quitting was a better option than getting caught doing what I was asked and never being able to get a job in any related field ever again.