Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Downside of being "too good"
Companies, I have found, tend to want status quo—someone is doing the job, keep doing it.
They have other problems to solve, branches to open, and so on.
CareerBuilder says it may be neat to be indispensable for a while, but you can get locked in.
Your boss probably would rather you ask about it than quit.
Find another project you would like to do. Maybe you can put in a quarter of your time learning about it.
If the boss gets upset about your asking, well, you have to decide—bring it up with HR or the boss’s boss? Think it through, Write down the pluses and minuses.
Being bold can often be the play.