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  • How To Be Happy At A Rotten Job

    You may feel trapped, but you don’t have to be miserable.

    Upstart: Gamechangers

    You may feel trapped, but you don’t have to be miserable.

    In an ideal world, we’d all have full control of our professional destinies and be able to choose the work life we wanted. But that’s hardly always true these days, in a time of recession, layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs. Many of us are enduring far less than stellar arrangements at work.

    Gretchen Rubin, author of a blog called The Happiness Project and a bestselling book with the same name, says we’re experiencing “happiness challenges” at work today. When we lack the power to freely choose what we do–for instance if we’ve taken a job at a lower level to maintain income and health insurance, or we’ve taken on more responsibility with no additional pay because our colleagues have been laid off–our morale can take a nosedive. “Moving backward is a happiness challenge,” she says.

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