Yes Pon1965, volunteering is not preferred to protect information and business . Considering similar roles with firms that are newer , including the startups is a way out. I wish to know, if it had worked with someone
29th July 2012 From India, Mumbai
When someone tells you to quit your job and take up volunteer work for some organization, they are probably running the volunteer organization and scouting for people who will work for free.
I could be wrong about this guy, but that's the general vein in which I'd consider any advise.
That said, a question like that needs to be answered by the person asking it. You need to take out time to think. Take a piece of paper and a pen and ask yourself:
1) What do I want?
2) What's troubling me here?
3) What are the advantages of staying?
Do an objective analysis and once you arrive at a decision, don't look back.
Sathyaish Chakravarthy's personal website
29th July 2012 From India, Ghaziabad
Thankyou Sathyaish for the insight. The author to the response shared in Wall Street Journal is Dan Ariely, a psychologist and a Behavior Economist. He wrote books including, 'Upside of irrationality'.
Your questions will help an unsatisfied employee look below the surface , in the present job environment. However, a balanced approach can be arrived, when we equally weigh the opportunities, that we find so coveted.
Most of the time, we feel we want something, only to realize , we don't, when we get it. Worst , in our quest to wait for the perfect job, we stop preparing for it.
Mental pathways are easy to create, when we loose our fixations. Lets brainstorm more into the area, how an employee will find the right path, even when he/she almost lost the flexibility of mind, to entertain a distant thought.
Corrosion is obvious when thinking ends up being unidirectional. I look forward to more views on how can this be put in practice.
Thankyou for your contribution. Appreciate every thought offered
30th July 2012 From India, Mumbai