Dead end jobs are sure traps for monotony -- totally avoid themTake routine banking. Even at the level of an officer, the job is an extremely dull one. It is all about debit and credit and there is no scope for any innovation. Once the officer becomes a Manager, he is mandated to give loans and the pressure from various quarters makes his or her life a terrible one with ambiguities. Yet, the salary and perks are too good. Hence, the bankers stay on and get to do whatever they do in their career.
Cut to the corporate sector. The good old days when people would stick to one company and progress for a lifetime is as good as gone. Today, we need people to move on and add value to the quality of one's experience. This is absolutely essential. For example, if someone is stuck with a routine accounting job, he or she should quit and join another organization where exposure to funds flow, cash flow and working capital management becomes a part of the job. The M.Com qualification is useless; the ICWA qualification is the best. He or she has to acquire this qualification or the ACS qualification and change jobs. Moving to a metro city like Mumbai or New Delhi can mean a lot as the superb organizations are based here. In general one should work in multi-product, muti-unit conglomerates like the Aditya Birla group.
Please do advise any of your sons or daughters or relatives to get out of dead-end jobs in double quick time.