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February 10, 2011

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Great post! Everyday I remind myself how lucky I am to have a job at a great company. When I have the urge to complain, I remind myself of all the positive aspects of my position. Knowing that there are so many unemployed that would love to have my job is scary, but it also makes me even more grateful and motivates me to work harder.

I'm in this type of situation right now, and I have tried repeatedly to reinvigorate my entry level position. But I have been told that, despite my growing skill set, my "great potential" (in the words of one of my supervisors), and my interest in contributing more to my current employer, there is nothing other than the same kind & level of work for me. I was also told that I need to think about what I want to do next. Do you have any advice for somebody like me?

I think you speak great truth here. And most jobs, even the mundane, can indeed be made more interesting--with initiative and intelligence.

Nice post! I do believe you have to be optimistic with your job and remember it could always be worse!

Such a relevant article for today's corporate environment Alexandra. I often catch myself falling into this rut, and to be honest, it's difficult to dig yourself out! I wrote a similar post a while back on how staying happy at work takes "work". I'd love to hear your comments! Here's the link: http://corporateradical.com/happiness-at-work-takes-work

@Sara: True of life as well, no?

@Marty: You wrote an article about this topic too once, didn't you? I seem to remember seeing it.

@Jeffrie: I would look for other ways to grow your skill set and potential either inside or outside the organization (cross-functional committees, volunteer work, etc.)

@Andrea: Good for you! And I bet this attitude makes you genuinely happier than a lot of your colleagues.

@Zack: Thanks for passing on the link, I will check it out!

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