10 types of smart people who get stuck in awful jobs

There are so many people in life who hate their jobs, hate their lives, hate the way they live etc. The lack of recognition of their talents makes the assignments, projects, and meetings meaningless. Every project that is given to them seems destined to failure. The weaker job perspectives all lead to fatigue and an unnecessary burnout.

These are the situations which make them feel like falling behind in their career and they are doomed to be stuck with their job forever. But falling behind is not the actual sign of failure, people fail professionally when they accept their fate and live in a cave believing there is no future for them on the horizon.

Everyone must realize their true potential and try to make the best of a bad situation. There are so many ways when people get stuck with boring jobs and do not get the message that nature wants them to hear. Following are ten ways that can make you fall behind in your careers.

  1. In this situation people take on a job because they just want it. The job is not up to their potential and is also not rewarding as they expected. This is the kind of job that makes them stick with it because they just want to have a job.
  2. The second kind of job that people get stuck into is the one which changes into an unrecognizable version. They start with a different project and end up doing something they don’t even like to do.
  3. Sometimes people accept a job that has lower taxes to pay. These kinds of job hold the career progress for a period of time and make them work below their full potential.
  4. On the fourth place, the jobs that most people get stuck with are the ones that offer less challenging opportunities. As the times passes, individuals realize that they are capable for more challenging tasks so they get bored and want to pursue more complex and responsible careers.
  5. This kind of job undertakes most of the smart people. This is the traditional job field that people go after in order to opt for the job they have qualifications for. They believe in traditional jobs as their destiny and limit their career progress with such thinking.
  6. Sometimes people opt for a job and get stuck with it because they become good friends with people there. They feel like leaving the job means leaving their friends. But that is not true, leaving a job does not mean cutting off from friends. You cannot carry on with a career that you don’t find fit for yourself. It is important to listen to the voice inside your head and follow the path from which you can learn something new.
  7. People get stuck in one other stupid kind of job and that is when they work just to make their bosses happy. They help out the team with all their efforts in the hope of becoming a part of the managers’ team one day. But after wasting several years they find themselves stuck at the same place they had started with. These kinds of jobs waste many precious years of an individual’s life which he/she could have spent to make a better career.
  8. When people move from one location to another, they have no network of friends and colleagues to assist them for a reasonable job. That’s when they make the wrong move of taking on a job that is not equal to their qualification and capabilities. Eventually they get bored with the job and feel stuck with it.
  9. This kind of job makes people feel horribly useless. They take on this job in between the gap of leaving the previous job till they find the next job. They take on this low-level job because they just want to keep working. It is better to utilize this time to become clear about the new direction. As soon as you find the new path, you don’t need to stick with the unnecessary job post.
  10. When people start drifting with their job instead of driving it, a passive approach gets them stuck with it and feel it as a dead end for themselves.

Developing a career is actually refining your skills and getting a complete control of your career. You need not to get distracted by the people ahead of you; you are going to catch up by becoming in charge of your decisions and welcoming change.


Written by Hisham Sarwar


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