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Are you a clock watcher?

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12:00 PM | 11 April 2017
by Adam Oldfield
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Have you found yourself counting down the hours, minutes, even seconds ‘till you can leave work? Perhaps it’s time for a career change.

It’s been some time since I sat at work and followed the second hand around the dial. The last time I remember doing it was at an insurance company after completing college.

The work was repetitive and slow, there was no spontaneity and the job was generally dull and robotic.

I think I'd find it hard to go back to something like this now. So when I talk to people and hear about the jobs they wish they weren't doing, my reaction to them is find something more challenging and fun.

They tend to acknowledge this, but say it’s never that easy - ‘it takes time’, ‘it’s hard to find something I’ll like’, ‘I don’t want to take a pay cut’.

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