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Entries Tagged as 'Frustration@Work'

What really matters at work?

June 7th, 2013 · No Comments

I worked for a company that was acquired by a much larger corporation. The integration process has been painful for many of my colleagues. Our work environment is becoming much more political, bureaucratic, and frustrating. However, the work itself is still very interesting. The company is in a very hot market with a lot of […]

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Tags: Bad Boss · Frustration@Work

Did someone put you into a box?

January 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Did your manager put you into a box? You have a well defined set of responsibilities. Your manager will never let you get out of the box. He wants to handle the high-visibility activities. Explicitly and implicitly, you’re put into a box. This happens a lot in corporate environment. This is because most middle level […]

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Tags: Bad Boss · Frustration@Work

The best career book I read in 2012

December 21st, 2012 · No Comments

It is a book I read last week: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love. Why do I pick this book? It goes against the conventional career advice of following your passion, which is crap in my opinion. If you’re starving, following your passion is […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Career Transition · Frustration@Work

The devious and malicious Harvard MBA

November 25th, 2012 · No Comments

I have to admit – some recent events I witnessed made me disgusted about certain individuals at work. I don’t mean to over generalized but I cannot help not to generalize in this case. They share a common trait: Harvard MBA Worked for 2-4 years in management consulting prior to attending business school Post MBA […]

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Tags: Bad Boss · Frustration@Work

Negativity around me

August 25th, 2012 · No Comments

The work environment around me is getting a little bit toxic lately. In almost every meeting I attended, I kept hearing people complaining about corporate. Our company was acquired by a huge corporation a while ago, so we are part of a huge organization. It’s almost like working for the government. We used to be […]

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Tags: Frustration@Work

One technique to manage your anger at work

August 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Have you ever gotten mad any work? The toxic emotion could be really damaging. I bet a lot of you have gotten angry at something or someone at work in the past 30 days. Here is a technique I learned that has been surprisingly helpful. It might be working for you as well. It’s very […]

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Are you stuck in corporate politics?

July 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Do you hate office politics? Are you stuck in office politics? Do you feel that you are powerless against your coworkers who are really skilled at playing politics? Do yourself a favor – don’t give up. You need to fight back in a smart way. If you give up and move to another company, the […]

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Tags: Frustration@Work · Management

Begin each day by telling yourself

June 30th, 2012 · No Comments

I know plenty of people out there who are dreading going to work every morning. Annoying colleagues and corporate politics made them miserable. Let me share with you a quote: “Begin each day by telling yourself: Today I shall be meeting with interference, ingratitude, insolence, disloyalty, ill-will, and selfishness – all of them due to […]

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Tags: Frustration@Work · Learning and Growing

Your job is a platform

June 24th, 2012 · No Comments

The work environment surround me has turned quite negative lately. This is the direct result of a small and scrappy company being acquired by a large, political, slow corporate giant. There is a lack of passion and motivation – people don’t care any more. This is dangerous from career stand point. It really does NOT […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Corporate Ladder · Frustration@Work

What you can learn from Tim Tebow to play corporate politics

March 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

I was channel surfing last night, and heard most of the conference call Tim Tebow had with media last night. This is a guy who just went through a humiliating drama in Denver. But he didn’t say a single bad word about his former employer. Here are some quotes from his conference call with the […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder · Frustration@Work