Ask Amy: Hyper-competent professional bored in her job


Columnist Amy Dickinson  (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

DEAR AMY: I am 35 years old. For the last 10 years, I’ve been working at the same company, gradually working my way up to senior management. I have a

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

large, high-performing team, and we typically hit all of our department goals. We have a great reputation and are seen as the team that “gets it done” every single time.

Here’s the thing — my job is too easy. I do what I’m supposed to do, and I do it well, but it’s not challenging. Most days drag on for what feels like forever. I don’t hate my job at all, but I’m not in love with it.

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I’ve thought about leaving many times. I’ve entertained other offers, but the problem is other companies can’t touch my salary, so I always back away from the conversation with potential employers, because I don’t want to give up the lifestyle to which I’ve become accustomed.

I’ve talked to my boss about expanding my responsibilities, and he’s obliged, but anything he’s given …read more

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