Would You Quit a Job if It's Absolutely Boring?

Hong Kong
November 17, 2008 6:59am CST
Would you quit your job in times like this if it's absolutely boring? I was bored out of my mind today and there was nothing to do. Sort of feel like I am wasting my life there and I could be somewhere else. Just not sure if it would be a good thing to quit now given unemployed people are everywhere. *frowns*
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17 responses
@akangirl (2436)
• India
20 Nov 08
i won't leave before finding a new one. untill i find new one , i will bear with boring job. My job as administrator at a CA firm became very boring and i had a boss who used to be a real bad headache and i used to think why i am stuck in such low paying job with so long working hours. but i didn't leave it before getting a job in a call centre
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• Hong Kong
23 Nov 08
Yes, I always think that I am stuck too *laughs*.
@youless (99528)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Nov 08
I had actually did so when I was younger and graduated from school. But now everything is different. I am married and have my child. I don't want to do something which is childish. I have to be responsible to them. Due to it, I won't easily quit. I love China
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• Hong Kong
23 Nov 08
True! We all think different when we have families of our own.
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
18 Nov 08
Hello wondericequeen, Hey you! How're you doing? Given the current situation, I think you should hold on to your job. Economic downturn, recession and everything that happens right now is not good to the employee. By next year, I think we would see more unemployed people. My husband too, just started working for other company and I asked him to hold on and see what will happen by next year. Our web design company is still doing alright but I do not want him to concentrate on the company alone.
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• Hong Kong
18 Nov 08
True, next year we are going to see more unemployed people. How sad. It's all happening again. *sighs*
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
My job is sometimes very very boring... and i thought of quitting... but then... i would come to realize that i am enjoying a lot of priviledges that i wouldn't be able to enjoy if i transfer to another job that is not boring... so i decided to just stay... and spend my boring time here in mylot... and my other favorite sites...
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• Hong Kong
18 Nov 08
Only if I could get online at work, I wouldn't even be complaining. But I couldn't, so it's like wasting my time which I could be put to use at the computer and stuff.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I would definitely not quit a job right now, unless I had another one to go to or just didn't really need the money. Still, being bored all day is no fun. I am surprised the employer is not laying people off if there is no work to do. Hang in there, wondericequeen. Hope you decide what the best decision is...
• Hong Kong
18 Nov 08
I am surprised too! I thought we would lay off people. Well, everyone is pretending to be very busy, but honestly speaking, I can see that many of us are just sitting around. Well, it's lucky to have a job now and save up the extra pennies. Will see how it goes. At least if they lay me off, then I could have a few extra pennies saved up *laughs*.
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Never! I love boring jobs because I can do my own thing. The first year I taught school, I had worked prior at a very boring job and in my last months there I was able to complete lesson plans for almost the whole upcoming school year--on company time. Where are jobs like that when you need them. Seriously, most of the jobs I have had were extremely high-pressure, conflict-ridden places, and I would take a boring job over that any day of the week. I only quite a job when the employers were involved in illegal activity or when office politics got so out of control that the workplace was completely untenable. Oh, and I did quite quite a few jobs....go figure.
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• Hong Kong
18 Nov 08
Well, I try to brain storm, think about my own projects and stuff at work to kill time. I guess that could be a positive way to look at it *laughs*.
@moorange (319)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
For me, I'll consider to quit if it's boring and if the pay is not that good. But if the pay is good although it's boring, I'll just make some other things to make the work interesting... My job becomes boring when I only stay in the office since I am used to do some field work.
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• Hong Kong
18 Nov 08
Honestly, I couldn't say the pay is BAD.
@gotetet (197)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
If its the only source of income I can have for my family then I would rather stay. I will just bear in mind that what I am doing is for my family. So I really need to be good at this no matter how boring it may seem.
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• Hong Kong
18 Nov 08
Yes that's a consideration too!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I think it would depend on how much money I was making. It I was making a good amount then I'd probably hang in there and find something to do during the boring times. Can you sneak a book in to read during those times? If you're really unhappy then look for something else but make sure it's while you still have this job. No one should stay at a job that they're not happy at.
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• Hong Kong
18 Nov 08
I am in a very much open area, so can't sneak in a book. But I would love to, so I am that bored!
@anneshirley (1516)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
Absolutely but I will weight first the "pros" and "cons" before doing it. Our job should give us a life, a chance for growth and we must never be a slave for our job. If you're unhappy about your job then going to work is all ready stressful for you. Before, I am working in an insurance company but I did not last long since my conscience won't allow me to fool people. I resigned, became a professional then look for a new job. Trust me, looking for a new job was not easy but now, I can say it is worth it since I am very much secured on my work now. My advice to you...think everything ahead...who will be hurt if you lose your job now and how will you live. Is there an available job all ready or you will have to apply again? If you have to apply, how long will it take? Whatever you're decision, just make sure you won't hurt yourself or other people around you. Good luck!
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• Hong Kong
18 Nov 08
Thanks. I won't quit a job because of being impulsive, of course there are many things to consider before making the final decision.
• China
17 Nov 08
Maybe i will not do that. I think it is very hard to find a job right now, and so many times people will be boring a thing after a long time. Life is like that, you can't do the things you want to sometimes, so you must bear it. But if you got enough ability, I think you can do the things you like. Life is a unexpected, maybe you will find a bright way!
• Hong Kong
17 Nov 08
Thanks! Yea life is unexpected. Hope it's just bright around the corner!
@dhatam7 (258)
• India
17 Nov 08
I would certainly quit a job if I am getting bored of doing it. But, first of all I would like to have some other good job offers in my hand, bcoz without these offers I would never quit a job even if it is boring me. In today's world, when the jobs are quickly decreasing we all have to think more than twice before quitting a job.
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• Hong Kong
17 Nov 08
Yes, many of us would not quit even though the job might not suit us. Best of course would be having other offers before we quit!
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
hi! we are on the same boat girl. i already have post similar to this. you can visit the comments of other mylotters about being bored at work. hope your boredom is just a temporary thing like mine. thanks
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• Hong Kong
17 Nov 08
I am really not sure if it's a temporary one, since I have been feeling like this for a few months. Someday, I do really have to work hard, but still it's boring!
@luwenbin (31)
• China
17 Nov 08
yes i dislike this job ,if i persist in to do it ,making me boring,choose the job suited me ability .will look forwad feeling of hope.
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@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
13 Apr 09
I think you're lucky to have a job that pays without doing anything. If you really must go maybe you should first try securing for yourself another job that you will find more exciting before quitting the job.
• China
12 Apr 09
I can tell you i definitely choose quit this job.I could not be bounded by the things i hated.Even though it is not the right time to go away,i could have enough patience to wait.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
i guess i wiill not be thinking of resigning just because i am bored. life is so hard already and finding a new work does not asssure me that i will not be bored with it. as for me, work can be boring if you chose to be bored by it. sometimes it is our attitude that helps mess up things, actually. so just try not to be bored with it and do not do stuffs that are routinary.