Surviving An Unhappy Workplace

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There is no such thing as a perfect workplace, it just does not exist. There is always something that is not quite right with someone whether it’s something big or something small, there is always something there out of place. The good news is that a majority of the time whatever is not right in the workplace can be easily addressed and corrected or at least made to better suite the unhappy worker.

The thing to remember about being unhappy at work is that you can not just let it go figuring it is what it is and you have to just suck it up and deal with it. There are steps that everyone can take in a gentle manner that will most likely allow for a better situation to arise. If upper management is not aware of the problem, how are they to correct it?

One thing you can do is to talk to friends, family and other work oriented related people about your situation, they can provide a fresh perspective on things and even give advice and suggestions on what you can do to better the situation. Try making a list of all of the good things you feel about your job and situation at work, this can help to lighten your mental load and make you realize that the one thing your unhappy about is not enough to jeopardize all of the good things about your job.

Harvard Business:

You could also try learning a new skill. At the very least, it may help you prepare for another job. It can also lift your spirits and lead to new possibilities at your current job. If your problem is with your boss, Gorman offers advice from personal experience. She once had a boss who was smart and a strategic thinker, but terribly lacking in people skills. Gorman decided to be the boss she wished she’d had. “I made a list of what not to say, for example, and developed skills I still use today,” she says. Finally, consider looking outside your job for fulfillment. Having an outside interest or two gives you another outlet and an activity to look forward to.

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