What makes you happy at work?

China
August 18, 2008 3:23am CST
Choosing to be happy at work means avoiding negative conversations,gossip,and unhappy people as much as possible.No matter how positively you feel,negative people have a profound impact on your psyche.Happiness is largely a choice .I can hear many of arguing with me,but it's true. "You get paid to do your work itself-many tend to see it as a means to an end, rather than as something to enjoy. you spend more time at work than with your family,friends,and hobbies combined. Hating your job is not an inconvenience,It's a serious problem,It can cause stress and depression. And yet ,a job can be a tremendous source of happiness.It can give you success,victories ,and professional and personal growth.It can let you contribute to something important.It can be a source of positive,meaningful relationships with both managers and co-workes.It can ,in fact,be a lot of fun! A young people complained to me recently that she wanted to change jobs because her boss was not doing enough to help her develop professionally.I asked her whom she thought was the person most interested in her development .The answer ,of course ,was her You are the person with the most to gain from continuing to develop professionally,Take charge of your own growth. Make no mistake :Happiness at work is on the march.It just seems that many people are stuck a little harder in the "work is unpleasant-that's why we get paid to do it"mentality. So my advice to managers and employees is this :Make happiness at work your top priority.It will make work more fun ,it will make you happier in life ,and it will make you more successful.
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• United States
22 Aug
I currently work at a supermarket. For the most part, the managers there have been very involved in the company and with us employees. One thing that makes me happy is my coworkers whom I can joke around with. It makes the time go by faster. Another thing that makes me happy is one of the managers I became close with. She and I talk about all sorts of interesting things. I always offer to help her out, which makes her happy. So, it's all about being team players.
@paigea (22420)
• Canada
2 Sep
A good friend at work can make our days enjoyable.
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• United States
8 Sep
@paigea They always do!
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@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
What makes me happy at work is my co-workers and my kind boss. We treated each other like brothers and sisters. It's always been nice to work with kind people and very supportive. They are the best people that I was lucky to able to work with.