Am I Too Good for My Job?

Dear Experts, This year, just out of college, I got an entry level job that I love. I do my work thoroughly and check it several times before submitting it to my boss, but I always seem to finish much more quickly than she expects. I've been assigned work that would normally go to people who are on vacation or who didn't finish something before they went on vacation. I finish this work quickly also and on occasion have found that the person was not using the most current forms or procedures so redid those parts of the work. I am always willing to help others, and my boss has praised my work. When not busy, I read company materials and work-related materials. Now my boss tells me others in the office are complaining that I don't look busy and don't seem to have enough to do. I've been advised that, if layoffs come, my excellent work will not count as much as the perception that I have little to do. I've gotten tips for how to look busier which have nothing to do with actually getting any work done. Apparently I've stepped on some toes or unintentionally shown somebody up. How do I fit in better without compromising my work ethic? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#255 CAREFUL-THIN ICE! Ask 4 2much & boss may think UR bored-mayB lookng 4 nother job & replace U 2 shortcut a vacancy. (@RTResumePro) Q#255 I would find something that's annoying or screwed up and fix it. It helps people like you. (@beneubanks) Q#255 Boss needs to engage in managing work load in his dept. ID opps to do new things, respect est. boundaries. (@dawnbugni) Q#255 Ask boss 4 major LT assignmts; ID big need & propose solution; DON'T redo others' work, it's insult'g. (@juliaerickson) Q#255 Ask ur boss for additional work. Review comp. materials, do online research, create a new process or procedure. (@DebraWheatman) Q#255 Be wary about doing someone else's work. Some don't want to be discovered and will do anything to cover their tracks. (@gradversity) Q#255 Co's keep people who save or make money. Identify & volunteer for extra projects to impact bottom line. (@jtodonnell) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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