Job apathy

@dawnald (84124)
Shingle Springs, California
October 20, 2008 3:58pm CST
How do you fight apathy on the job? Seriously, I need a swift kick in the butt to get myself motivated to get into my latest project and I can't even get up the energy to do it. Help! Somebody cut off my internet!!!
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• United States
20 Oct 08
I never had a job that would allow me to play online... So, all I can think of is " I would be so fired" Hey if your company is hiring let me know LOL....
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 08
It doesn't hurt that I am in Sacramento and my boss (and my whole department actually) is in Woodland Hills. But basically as long as I make my deadlines, they don't seem to care. Which means it will be crunch time later if I don't light a fire underneath myself now!
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• United States
20 Oct 08
So, I take it that they are not hiring ......LOL
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 08
PS yeah they're hiring just not in IT.
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@dieorfly (764)
• Slovak Republic
20 Oct 08
When I have lack of motivation I usually imagine the result of that job. I really like to see the result of all that effort you put into work it gives me energy to another project. And I also like when others look up to me after the job is successfully done thanks to me. Also financial motivations sometimes work but not that often as the social motivation.
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 08
Hm, I'm currently imagining a wonderfully put together test plan leading to a successful implementation of a new operating system.
@dieorfly (764)
• Slovak Republic
20 Oct 08
Obviously my advice can not be implemented into every work:) I was at least trying.
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 08
No, it's actually a great idea and I wasn't being sarcastic when I said that. Although it would be easier if I were, say a carpenter, and could imagine a finished product such as a cabinet, as opposed to a document.
@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
20 Oct 08
Sometimes I do wonder whether I do need to change my school or else to change my profession completely. I need to be motivated badly. © ronaldinu 2008
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 08
me too!
• United States
20 Oct 08
I don't know if I would call it apathy or being frustrated, but I am having a hard time just making myself go to work. After talking with my boss about needing more hours, she goes and hires a new girl for the office. Now my hours have been cut instead of increased. Companies say that look at loyalty but how can you be loyal to your job and company if they do something like this? I have to force myself to get up and go to work.
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 08
My company is cutting my entire division, outsourcing. So many of the people around me are being let go or will be working for another company. I am one of the blessed few who is being retained but the way my job is being changed, I'm not sure I even see it being interesting.