How do you deal with relationships with you superior.
Armed Forces Americas (Except Canada)
May 7, 2007 9:25am CST
I'm a graduate now in a dilemma ,my mentor want me to do a task that i'm not interested,what can I do ? Just say out my idea and decline it .or take the assignment.this ralates to my career in future,if I take it ,maybe I will not find a good job for what i did,if I decline it ,I don't know what she will think of me . I need your advice.
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8 May 07
Hi, shinevip, it's a very tough problem you counter, which is also very important. The important question is can find another way to get a better job opportunity than this one? You know the fierce competion in human resource market, shinevip. You can't miss gold opportunity. If you think the job your mentor give you is very prespective, then, I suggest you seized the opportunity. From my experience, sometimes, you can keep and grow you interest during your job. For example, when I first take my job, deal with the import trade of those pipes, fittings... I know nothing about them and I don't even have any interst in it. But gredully, I learned and found it kind of intersting. My point is to find the most prespective job. I hope you'll have a great future!
• United States
7 May 07
Wow..does sound like its a tough choice. I think you need to believe and trust in yourself that you have what it takes to make it in whatever field you are studying in wheither you take the task from your mentor or not!! Do you really believe if you do not take this "task" that no other opportunity will present itself to you? You are going to have your masters' degree soon, really the possibilites are INCREASED b/c you have that extra degree?? I only have my B.A. and my first out of college job didn't even require that I have a degree, I demanded more money b/c of it though!!! You gotta remember that this is your life and no one can live it for you so don't worry about if so and so is going to be mad at you- They'll get over it, they should have their own life to worry about!! Plus we only get one chance and it sucks to live with regret!
7 May 07
Do you think if you take the assignment, it will defeat your purpose of working or pursue your career? Well, it's very common that you are assigned a task which is not within your job scope, or more often it's not your interest. If it's only a task, perhaps you can just try on it. No matter what you do, you'll definitely learn something from it. Why did your mentor want you to do the task? Is there any reason? Perhaps you can talk to your superior, tell him/her that you do not really like the task, but ask how the task will help you in your career development. Frankly speaking, if I'm the mentor, I'd prefer my juniors to try out all the tasks, unless there's a solid reason for not doing it. Perhaps someone else is more suitable to perform the task, or someone is more interested in it? then you can suggest your mentor assign the task to him/her, so that all of you can perform better in your own expertise.