I have a nice and irrelevant job. what to do?
December 11, 2007 5:35 AM Subscribe
I have a nice job at a nice company, however my work is completely irrelevant. What to do?
posted by anonymous to work & money (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I work for a nice, big company. I have a nice salary, performance bonuses and the opportunity of travelling the world and getting to know new places and people.
However, my job is completely irrelevant for the market in my region (Latin America), and I have the fear of becoming irrelevant as well, in case I leave the company or it lets me go for some reason.
I'm the only employee of my unit in the region, which is not very important to the company as a whole. The only path for me to progress in my current job would be to move to one of the main markets (Europe or Asia) where my work would make a difference. However this possibility is quite slim since the company is restructuring and transfers and hirings are on a freeze.
I like the company a lot, it's a fantastic employer, but I'm afraid I'm becoming a professional of less value to the market than I used to be, since doing a job I think it doesn't matter much for three years does not add any vaue to one's career.