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10 Ways To Be Happier At Work

Most of us aren't happy at work. Here's what we can do to change that.
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Manage Your Manager
Sure, your boss is supposed to spend time managing you, but your relationship with your immediate supervisor goes a long way toward determining your happiness at work. If your expectations, needs, and goals are at odds with those of your manager, you two are in for a long day every day. Nick Kolakowski at job search site Dice identified several keys to working better with managers: recognize their weaknesses, present solutions that help them, and know their boss.
Knowing your boss's boss might be the best advice on this list. Remember that your boss is beholden to someone, too. And if you understand that relationship, you can understand the stress they're under and why they are leaning on you so much. 
(Image: funnyshirts.org via Flickr)

Manage Your Manager

Sure, your boss is supposed to spend time managing you, but your relationship with your immediate supervisor goes a long way toward determining your happiness at work. If your expectations, needs, and goals are at odds with those of your manager, you two are in for a long day every day. Nick Kolakowski at job search site Dice identified several keys to working better with managers: recognize their weaknesses, present solutions that help them, and know their boss.

Knowing your boss's boss might be the best advice on this list. Remember that your boss is beholden to someone, too. And if you understand that relationship, you can understand the stress they're under and why they are leaning on you so much.

(Image: funnyshirts.org via Flickr)

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@NJ Mike- Wally is wise. But he forgot to mention bacon. Bacon is also important.
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