I have recently changed jobs (currently here for 5 months) doing a job scope similar to what I did in my previous job (which i did for 5 years).
The difference between current job and previous one is that over here, things are really super manual. I spend most of my time doing things the manual way instead of what I’m supposed to be doing.
I have tried proposing changes but management here is stuck in their old ways (it’s the “if its not broken, don’t fix it” mindset) .. to the point that I have to work OT just to complete my work.
I’m not learning anything new however my boss, colleagues, culture are all good (or perhaps I’m still naive as I’m new to the company)
People who have been through this dilemma, how can I make this job work for me? or should I call it quits? thanks!
Here are what netizens think
- I think you’ll just have to come to a conclusion is it a net positive or negative. like objectively list down the pros and cons instead of acting on your feelings eg. after a tough day and on impulse feel like quitting
Money, work-life balance, and company culture/environment this 3 factors usually if 2 are fulfilled it is good enough. rare but not impossible to find a job that fulfills the 3.
- For me, I love my colleagues. I quite like the job. The systems very manual too but I’m in a position to and has pushed through many small incremental improvements
But I kinda plucked the low hanging fruits already and the pay is also not great
I mean the pay is great for me relative to my colleagues but the organisation doesn’t pay well in general and I can fetch much more outside so I’m looking to move
As for you, you can see what incremental improvements you can do within your power and start doing them. Don’t need to ask for permission.
Maybe start by doing both the manual way and a digital way and submit both and ask if you can do the digital way moving forward