(Theguardian) – Have you got a work-related problem? In this series we invite you to send in a short description of your predicament – so that other readers can offer solutions
I am in my 20s with a good job in the public sector. I know my career should be purposeful and I want to help others, but since leaving university I have felt unenthused about work. I have had a few good roles and know I am in a privileged position, but I had always hoped I would love what I do. In my spare time I teach yoga and feel the complete opposite. I feel I am helping people and developing my skills each day. If it wasn’t for my ego about being a yoga teacher with a useless master’s degree, I would choose it in a heartbeat. Am I just looking for an escape from desk life without giving myself a chance to progress or should I try making a go of an alternative and creative future?
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• If you have a problem at work, this is your chance to get some advice. Email your dilemma to [email protected] (up to 150 words, please; no attachments), or set it out below. Every fortnight we’ll ask readers to advise on one of them. We’ll also print some of the best suggestions in G2 every other Wednesday. And don’t worry about your boss: we won’t use your name.