Hi, how did you overcome a career bottleneck or a bad period at a job (present or past)? We can all learn from other people's experiences and great 💡 can come up to help others.
Sometimes we don't know who we can ask about this or even how. This could be because of communication issues, being afraid that you look too vulnerable or just by simply trying to fix everything on your own.
My response to this would be: I had some moments until now in my career when I felt like I was not where I wanted - work wise, career wise - and what I did is to work on a side project for me only in which I had fun with new technologies or just with a new idea. I started investing time and money in my own education, not relying on companies to help out (some do by the way).
Sometimes the politics at work were too much for me, either because I saw them too intense or too personal. What I always try to do is find "my people" at work, try to form professional relationships, and try to help as much as possible, even outside my job specs (I can ask around, I can read articles as well etc).