I am roughly in the midpoint of my 1 year contract role and I don’t know why but I find myself no longer wanting to put in effort in my job and wanted to coast around.
In the meantime, I am job hunting for something that is better than my current role, preferably something that pays more and have more benefits than my measly contract position.
Compared to my previous position as a trainee in the same company and department, I have lesser benefits now and took a slight pay cut in my current contract role. Somehow I don’t know why but I think I am too fixated with salary and other benefits that I think I would be happier with more salary and benefits.
I can’t think of anything else that would made me more happy than more salary and benefits. Currently, I am required to help out in my previous team when I was a trainee when they are having manpower issues and also do my routine work in my current role and I am wondering is it worth to do so much work when my pay is not so much?
Work-wise, I made a lot of mistakes at work recently and as much I felt bad and sorry for my colleagues for doing extra work because of my mistakes, but I can’t even pinpoint the reason why I just don’t feel the motivation to carry out my routine tasks, much less even to come for work.
I wanted to check in with my boss and share with her what I feel, but I don’t know what should I be sharing with her.
With a couple of colleagues leaving, it got me very worried that my workload would increase sharply and I am wondering if I am capable of handling the routine workload.
I am wondering if this is a sign of me feeling burnout. I told myself that it’s only just a few months of work in my current role and burnout should not come so soon. But comparing my previous role and current role, the job scope is vastly different and I somehow prefer my previous role because things are much more straight forward and I had lesser things to worry about. Perhaps I should not have accepted my current role though. But thoughts of leaving before my contract ends would raise red flags to future employers about my current role and this is something that I worry about.
Just to want to hear opinions if it is ok to work for money and benefits only? I am quite sick of splitting myself into two just to help my previous team and current team for work.