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Old 04-04-2007, 01:25 PM
Location: VA
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Usually there is enough at work to keep me busy, that is not the problem. I have the worst time sitting still at work. We are expected to be at our desks when we are in the office. I get so restless and bored. I feel like I am in a prison cell and want to get up all the time and walk around but that is a no- no.

I know a different kind of work is a good idea but that is a long term goal and I have to pay the rent in the mean time. I have to put up with the job and being stuck at my desk makes me feel like a prisoner. It does not seem to bother anyone else I talk to, is it just me?

Do you get bored sitting at a desk all day, even if there is enough work to do?

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Old 04-04-2007, 01:29 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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OMG yes. I am so bored I could cry and I worry every day that my company will restrict my internet useage and then I will go mad. Making it even worse is that I am paid so well that I can't just blow this off and go somewhere else so until I can at least match my current salary I guess I am stuck here. The people couldn't be nicer and they don't seem too concerned that I just sit at my desk staring at the computer screen - which fortunately faces away from the opening to my "space."
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:03 PM
Location: Missouri
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Yes, I get bored too. I have been playing games on my cell phone and making personal phone calls to waste time. I try to not surf the web too much; I'm afraid our IT guy will notice and mention it to the higher ups. He's that sort of person.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:33 PM
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Maybe you're over-worked? Take some PTO and a vacation!

If you're restless and bored at work, you probably aren't performing at your top efficiency. You may just need some time off to relax.

Otherwise you might be in a rut. You're stuck at a job you don't like, you can't afford to quit but you know you should. Sometimes you need to re-evaluate your priorities and see if you can find a job you'll enjoy more with a competitive salary.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:43 PM
Location: el paso texas
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Im in a similar situation, hate my job, down to the very last bone in my body, they done so many changes thse last years, that i dont feel like a person, i feel like a damn robot!!!!! I make descent money, im afraid to quit, because i cant affrd to, dont think anybody will match what i make now, and its scary!!! Dont want to die here!
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:57 AM
Location: Monroe, NC
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My mother thinks her job is boring her to death hoping that she quits, but she says she won't quit until she's layed off or finds a better job.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:13 PM
Location: Maryland
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Nobody knows the bordom I've seen... Retired military, and all. Anyway (in addition to SpeedyAZ) try this: How to Meditate at Work | eHow.com
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:56 PM
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I don't have this problem on a daily basis, but at times I could go hours with no work. I work in Corporate Real Estate and the market is so unstable. Because you have a job, I say stay put until the market stabilizes. HP and Microsoft offers online courses for free to get your skills up to par. I utilize my time and blog on many sites--better than me blabbing on the phone. Offer to help your co-workers on projects to fill the time.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:14 PM
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Check this thread out:

Name jobs where you get to do field work majority of the time
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:45 AM
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I have a very boring job as well. And like Redrover if it wasn't for surfing the internet I would fall asleep right at my desk. I make decent money but I don't know how much longer I can stand the boredom.
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