BLUF: 22 aspiring pled (project assistant/team lead). Got a pay rise and an office, then lost interest in working.
I just can't motivate myself anymore. About 1-2 months ago I moved into my first office (the old directors one so its pretty la-de-da). Got a great performance reveiw and received a back dated pay rise... WHY AREN'T I MOTIVATED???
Well, I actually think I can answer my own question. I am still doing the same old thing, no change to the actual work that I perform.
I would rather a pay cut if I could progress my career!
Another reason for feeling the need to progress, is that I have learned so much from MT and I would really love to put it all into practise. I am itching to get going... just in a different role.
So, I'd like to look for a new job that would further assist my career... Catch is that I'm currently booked on a project until April 2007.
If I left now (or before the end) it would look bad and I probably wouldn't get a good reference from my PM (understandably).
If I stay, my work efforts will be well, crap. Most likely resulting in a poor reference also.
Is there a lesser of 2 evils?
Unless there is a magic way to motivate one at work?? Or maybe a Manager Tools way.
Has anyone felt this way? How did you get around it?