On finding a workplace you belong to

. Finding a workplace you belong to is hard. Even more when you’re treated as a disposable seat filler. Not a valuable contributor. When this happen, switching workplace is probably your best option. Unless you think your butt can take a little (if not a lot of) unnecessary pain. Here’s why. “Show up on time”,…

When outgrown, jobs are like shoes

. New study shows the same dislike applies to jobs and shoes: nobody likes to feel trapped in something they’ve came to outgrow. As a kid I remember going to shoe stores with my parents. One of the first things the clerk would usually do was measuring my feet. To see where I was at…

Discerning true from false

. “This isn’t what they’ve told me it would be like. Damn.” Being misled or lied to for a job is one of the worst feelings. Uncovering a lie is one of the best. Here’s one way to do the latter, using a friend of mine’s anecdote. In the ad, it made sense. Over the…

What’s your work’s real value?

. For some people, to find a non-monetary “real value” in their work is essential. An “essential” that isn’t always easy to uncover but there’s one possible way. “Is this what I do is all about?” or “Why do I feel there’s something missing?” Two age old questions about work that somehow point in the…

A matter of shared worldviews (1)

. When we feel like an outcast, it’s not because we can’t get along with people. Most often it’s because we don’t share the same worldviews. Here’s a simple test. Do you believe only humans should be allowed to drive cars? If so, I’m sorry. You won’t be able to feel at your place in…