My third-last boss was very vocal in telling her underlings that only losers stayed in a job for over 2 years. She specifically told my team lead that she viewed him with contempt because he had chosen to stay in our department (where he loved his job and valued his coworkers), rather than striving to get promoted out… Read more
It is ALWAYS ok to be unambitious. You are an individual human being and capable of making your own decisions for the life you desire. If you desire a low-key life and you have a way of supporting yourself however necessary, you have every right to kick back and relax. Ambition and drive are overrated and laughed at… Read more
When is it okay to be unambitious? All the fucking time. Do you pay your bills? Do you have a roof over your head? Can you afford food? Are you happy doing the thing you do to maintain those things? If yes, then you are as ambitious as you need to be. Don’t feel obligated to fulfill someone else’s idea of “ambition.… Read more
I think the tough thing when managing ambition is figuring out, if you don’t chase that higher position now, would you change your mind in the future and are you in a career when you have the option to potentially coast for a few years and still be able to move up later on if you desired. Read more
Oh my god I STRUGGLE with this exact issue, even in my 50s when I theoretically shouldn’t give a ****. My two older siblings both have long-term, well-paying and -respected jobs, whereas I seem to find my “happy spot” in lower-paying, part-time jobs. (I currently work two part-time jobs.) Read more
The points you have mentioned are nessary if you really want to do the job.
The days of companies who provide loyal employees something in return are over. The larger the company, the less likely it will happen. We are past the point of company loyalty meaning anything. The new powers that be just do not care about anything other than the short term profits and themselves getting what they… Read more
Never. Im the hero the office needs not the one it deserves.
this article seems like it would be helpful but I dont have the time to read it.
I need to learn to let awkward silences in meetings go. There have been three times in the last quarter where i’m in a meeting, the CFO says “ok who can take this on?” and it’s crickets. i get weirded out and raise my hand, even though it’s nowhere near my job description. Then i get to chase all the people in that… Read more
I’ve consistently gotten >5% merit pay increases annually, promotions, seen many people laid off (been the guy who laid people off, after a while)- do i get to take all five weeks of my vacation package at once? no. maybe one week at a time. but i’m still okay with it.