Bored at work but can't quit
I think it says a lot about us on how we are so bored at work that we googled "Going crazy over boredom at work" or so and found this page.
I am a strong believer of if-you-don't-like-it, change-it kind of philosophy but God knows how many things I have tried! At the age of 18, I landed myself a scholarship that fully paid for my Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree including accommodation, air tickets, allowances, you name it I got it. Needless to say, I was thrilled and ready to study hard and make significant contributions.
Obviously, things didn't go my way. I started out well, graduating with first class honors and all. And then I started on my job. My boss is hardly around and he doesn't give me much work. I mostly can finish my work in 1 hour for a week's worth of work. My highlights of the day include waiting for lunch and end of work hours.
One thing I don't quite understand about the comments on this page is, if it is boring you to death, why don't you just find a new job? Unfortunately I cannot because I have a 4-year legal bond with my company. I'm close to finishing my 3rd year and I'm just about to go crazy.
I've done all that I could. Rotated between teams 4 times, applying for a new job and begging them to release me from the company. I tried to do coursera, learn a new language, solve computer science programming problems during work hours, but ultimately, it doesn't make me feel less like I'm just wasting my life away. We only live once and the best years of my life is just slipping by.