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10 Things You Should Stop Complaining About at Work

Adam Starr | AllHealthcare



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So you’re super busy, totally tired, and ready to freak out. Too bad, so is everyone else. You are not a delicate snowflake. You are not a precious miracle. You are a paid employee and but one member of a busy team. Complaining about having too much work, while cathartic, is not going to inspire confidence in your colleagues.

Instead of letting that pile of work overwhelm you, make lists of attainable goals and stick to your deadlines. Eliminate distractions and plow through your to-do list. Save all that energy you spent complaining and focus it on getting things done. You’ll be a happier and more productive team member if you do — we promise.


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    LeslieI

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Great ideas. I'm flexible enough to be a manger, or a plumber. Or an HVAC tech. Or a basic electrician,
    or a landscaper, or a painter. I make more $$ on my side jobs painting, etc., than I do my regular salary.
    And, I have great people skills. I'll work side jobs to get where my "real job" fails in this economy. Not bad for
    a woman. Always take in knowledge. How you use it, is up to you.

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    fjhjr01

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Good article. Generally, I find complaining to be a waste of time unless it is very specific and obvious to everyone e.g. clients are complainig that the office is too cold). It also helps a great deal if the complant is followed by a soecific solution (e.g can we adjust the thermostat)

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    ahax010

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Wow, some of that was kind of offensive. I don’t consider myself a whiner, but when I see people telling the EMPLOYEES (who are obviously hanging for dear life to their jobs) to stop asking for raises, not complain about overwork, and work harder in tiny cubicles when CEOs spend 10 hours a week in offices bigger than my house making the same salary as 50 of us combined (and get $2.3 million severance packages when they get fired), I can’t help but feel a little irked. I mean, sometimes I think that this whole “recession” was a carefully orchestrated plan to give employers an excuse to lay people off and scare the remaining employees into submission. Okay, maybe it’s not a conspiracy, but in practice, that’s what’s been happening. Indeed, we're not all the same, and in a healthy meritocracy we should distinguish ourselves as best we can... but I wonder if one shady CEO really distinguished himself enough to be worth more than 100 teachers. And I think that this is SO not the right time to be telling employees who are working their asses off in fear of getting the ax to "stop complaining."

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