Survivify: Work

How to Survivify: Keeping Your Job Without Going Crazy

While so much attention is focused on the perils of job hunting these days, many people underestimate how hard it can be to keep the job you actually have. Of course, there are the usual challenges to contend with, such as office politics and the constant threat of layoffs. But working people also have a lot of other difficulties to cope with. Share your strategies for overcoming survivor's guilt and productivity audits here. A lot of working stiffs will thank you!

Look on the bright side:

  • It's always easier to find a new job while you've got one.
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Tips from the trenches:

  • Keep track of success metrics - they're good for performance reviews (and job interviews).
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Words of Wisdom

If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut. -Albert Einstein
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. -Bertrand Russell
The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one. -Oscar Wilde