It's really not the kind of thread topic I want to create. Threads about ENTP having problems in a working environment have been done to death. Its so repetitive that it's already a cliche. And besides, I don't really want to highlight one of the least defined ENTP attribute--work ethics.
Anyway, it's a well known fact that ENTPs do easily get bored, moving from one interest to the other.
I just have a different take on that. Actually, if I get bored with work, it sorta implies that I'm overqualified for it and that would mean there's a room for me to pursue some of my interests during free time (assuming that my work has ample free time).
I had a brief working experience in a call center. I live in the Philippines (hence my work starts at a night shift to align our time zone with the US).
A call center environment is...to sum it briefly, is a full representation of what is bad in a US corporate environment. Conditions may vary somewhere else of course, but unless I get out of this industry, this is still my general idea.
I've sorta wondered if ENTPs here worry about more about boredom, than let's say...office politics with ridiculous red tape.
I do challenge some of the perceive ENTP stereotypes. Given the right environment, we do actually WORK BETTER. In a night shift, it's hard to be late. No pressure to wake up early. Our Ne/Fe axis intuitively gives us more customer empathy than anyone else, and modesty aside, we do communicate more effectively because of our extroversion.
It's just that often times, we're working on a restrictive system that hinders the workarounds that our Ne makes.
I've been working on an account that has a merged billing/sales. The logical side of me can't comprehend the structure of almost forcing to sell something to a customer that had troubles with her bills--it's b*llsh*t to the nth degree, but that's what the system is, and I've been reprimanded so many times for not having that push to do more sales on a client base that I "intuitively" know that cannot pay. Of course, corporate logic puts bottom line above everything else, but this is just way too silly.
I always had that intent on helping, on arriving on time, efficiently, etc., but I guess every metric got overlooked unless I'm bringing the money in, even if I end up getting so many customers mad in the process.
Of course, this is a very idealistic way of thinking on my end, but knowing me personally, I seriously doubt if I can compromise to the extend people demand.