4 Signs You’re Getting Too Complacent In Your Job Role

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Being comfortable is often a good thing, but there can be a time when being too comfortable can work against you. If you’ve been in your job role for a while and you’re not learning or pushing yourself, then you could be stunting your career growth. We share 4 signs that you’re getting too complacent in your job role:


  • You’re afraid of change
    You’ve been in your role for a while, you arrive on time, talk to the same people, take your lunch break at the same time, do the same tasks and you leave on time – it’s become such a routine that the thought of change or being the new kid on the block scares you. Change may be difficult to deal with, but if you’re constantly complaining about your role and not doing anything about it then it might be time for you to take a leap of faith and get out of your comfort zone.


  • You’re OK with the bare minimum
    We know you can do more, your colleagues know you can do more and you definitely know you can do more, but you’re doing just enough to get by so your boss or HR can’t call you out. Your work ethic has slowly began to deteriorate, you may even have to make yourself look busy and going above and beyond is not even part of your vocabulary. If this is you, just remember that you can’t have a million dollar dream on a minimum wage work ethic


  • You’re lacking a sense of passion
    The moment you enter the office you almost immediately want to turn back around and jump right back into bed. There’s no passion or drive, simply put you’re bored AF and nothing excites you about what you do anymore. If you find yourself scrolling through Instagram with some serious work FOMO it may be time to say bye-bye to your job or have an honest convo with yourself first, then your boss about switching up your role. Good work thrives from passionate people


  • You’re a know it all
    It’s good to know your job like the back of your hand, it shows that you know your stuff and can manage your responsibilities, but not to the point where there’s nothing left to learn. The biggest challenge for anyone in this situation is knowing the difference between being bloody good at your job and outgrowing your job. As the age old adage says, if you’re the smartest person in the room then you’re in the wrong room. True stories.


Do any of these points resonate with you? Or have you been there and made a change? Let us know in the comments.

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