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Tips For Not Hating Work

The Grind: Three Tips For Not Hating Work

Getting my monthly Glamour is one of those little pleasures in life. And while the bulk of the pages are beauty based, they always sneak a couple of pages in with little gems of work and money tips. This month they included an article titled "Every Woman's Guide to Not Hating Work" with tips from a young 30-something named Megan Hustad, author of How to Be Useful.

  • Consider yourself self-employed: Remember that in the long run, you're really working for you in pursuit of your own goals and no one else's. Megan assures that "Once you feel more in control of your career, you won't let the petty stuff at work get you down."
  • Play dress up: Looking neat and stylish can really give you a mental and professional boost. Megan has experience to back this up and explained, "I once got a promotion because I wore a nice suit, three days a week, for about a month. My boss started to worry that I was going on job interviews."
  • Take every day of your vacation: According to Megan, "Women need time away from work to recenter themselves. Otherwise, you will burn out."


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ashpie86 ashpie86 9 years
Good points! I get vacation the first week of June, and I am DEFINITELY ready for it. And I like the part about being self-employed. It makes sense.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
The dressing up really does help, but what if you have a job that doesn't offer vacation or sick days? Welcome to the world of freelance, where your "days off" are used stressing about when your next job will come. If there's a reason to hate your job, I'd say that's a pretty good one.
omlove omlove 9 years
Wow ..these tips are great. I used to never take vacations and I realised it was just making me feel victimised and angry. I do now. Also the bit about dressing up and being self employed really makes sense. I would definitely feel more connected to my work if I thought I was doing it for me and it would benefit me in the end. Great tips !!!!!!!!
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
Great tips!!
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
I have been doing the dress up thing and it really does work!
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 9 years
These are great tips. I definitely understand the tip about dressing up; the firm I work at is a top firm, but strangely very casual. I feel a little more professional and motivated to do my work when I feel like I look really nice. Also, I understand the bit about feeling self-employed; my position gives me a lot of autonomy and I like feeling as though I do most things for me.
JenBrett JenBrett 9 years
I like the colored folders. In my job I do most of the supply orders so I get the pretty things that I like. Makes my desk look happier :)
ChicaCity ChicaCity 9 years
everyone needs vacations! it's what you look forward to when you're hating your do people survive otherwise!?
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
I'm SO about using those sick and vacation days. I don't care anymore. I lose mine, so I am sick all the time now ;)
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
you know, the point about taking your vacation is so true. i used to NEVER use mine and then i would lose it and i wasn't any better off for not taking the days. it's like you have them and don't get the $$ so you have to do it. everyone at my current job takes theirs so i don't feel bad at all. i'm actually going on vacation in a week and a half.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
This is great Savvy, I read this is GM as well. I was just reminded to day, that I have vacation I need to take before July. I am a new employee. LOL
imLissy imLissy 9 years
ha ha, we get in trouble if we don't take out vacation time :P my favorite for enjoying work though: make friends! Works sucks without them, but it's awesome when they're here.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Very good tips. I'm one not to take vacation only because I worry of the backup I will be stuck with when returning to the office. I was told last week to "use of lose" my days. Also, I like the tip on playing dress up, I really need to try that.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
Those are good tips. I know recently I have felt burnt out doing annoying work, but remembering that my work = the business staying afloat kicks me in the butt to do what I have to do, despite my extreme hatred for it.
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