Why Some Workers Settle for Boring Jobs

chicago tribuneIs it difficult to push yourself each day to go to a boring job?

If you are looking for a way out, consider how you got there in the first place.

It may be that you chose that boring job over a more interesting one because you didn’t think alternative jobs would pay you enough for the effort you would put into your work. And if you ultimately choose a new job based on the same criteria you used previously, you may end up just as unsatisfied as you are today.

Research by a team of professors shows that people pick boring jobs over stimulating ones intentionally if they focus on pay and perceive that the more appealing job won’t compensate them enough for the effort it demands.

They “price themselves out of the job market” for a more enjoyable job, said Peter Ubel, marketing professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business… (Read more at Chicago Tribune)

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