Time to quit due to boreout and lack of career growth?
October 10,2020 at 8:30AM UTC
Seeking for some wise advice. I wonder if it is time to quit my current job.
My company went through a reorganization in July (during which my boss who was a Director was fired) and although I was given a similar role in consumer analytics (field that I like and where I believe I can continue to grow, aspiring to lead a function after earning 11 years of solid experience), I have experienced boreout over the past year.
A new boss was appointed in August 2020 and although early, things do not seem to be working well so far.
We have been given the option to leave the company if we want to after the new organisation has been set up, entitling us with a small package, by March 31st 2021 latest.
My current job gives me a great pay, comfort (20 min commuting), financial stability. The negatives - no job purpose, no growth opportunities, lack of career building projects, no networking, biased management, lack of visibility and exposure. My performance has always being praised and my contribution appreciated but with small salary increases, and males given the exposure to showcase my work at several instances towards top management.
During this "downtime" in 2020 I have actively shared ideas to improve the business, which have always been unheard, and I have taken the opportunity over the past 6 months to upskill myself in digital marketing, analytics translation, digital analytics and growth hacking, and starting a Master in Internet Business now in October, to digitalize my profile and understand the customer better as consumer technologist. I asked my company to pay for this 9-month Master and they agreed to pay 50% of it and have given me one paid day per week to study (so I work 80% but get 100% of the salary).
In parallel, I am a mother of two little girls (aged 4 and 1) and my husband who works at the same company decided to take the voluntary leave in Q1 2021 to take over his father business (which might not generate a full average salary in 2021).
So where should I bet? Remaining well paid in a job that does not improve my career or taking the voluntary leave package and start looking for a job after I finish my Master in e-Business? I live in Switzerland where the job market is competitive and if unemployed I can be entitled to up to two years of unemployment benefits.
My concern is that I become less employable in the future as I don't make the years count towards building meaningful experience.
Shall I get in touch with a headhunter to test the job market waters? Shall I volunteer to earn experience outside my job in the areas I feel passionate about? If so, where?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
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