There Is Not Enough Work To Do

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors not enough work.

We are two A-Type people with not enough work to go around. We are in a rapidly-growing area that (someday) will have more than enough work. But right now it is crushingly boring. Should we tell the boss?

Signed, Under-worked

DearĀ Under-worked:

Your boss is likely well-aware of how much work you are or are not doing. It may be that he or she wants to have you there and ready when work DOES start being busier. Or, maybe he or she is hoping you will develop things to do to stay busy. You can certainly try to tell you boss more clearly–but you might end up with only one of you working and the other wishing you had kept quiet about it!

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