Whether you love or hate your job, you can learn a lot from where you work and how you are treated there. And now folks are sharing some of the biggest things they’ve learned from being in the workforce.
It all started when someone on Reddit posed the question, “What is the biggest life lesson that employment has taught you?,” and we think a lot of people need to hear what folks are sharing.
Life lessons include:
- “Never stay at a job out of loyalty because they sure as sh*t are not loyal to you.. Also, your boss is NOT your friend. You can be friendly with your boss, but draw that line.”
- “Some organizations are better than others. Everybody's money is green, but companies are not all the same, and managers are not all the same. Don't waste your life working for one that mistreats you.”
- “The harder you work, the more people expect you to work hard.”
- “You are 100% expendable.”
- “You will be forgotten by your company, you will never be forgotten by your spouse and children.”
- “Work to live, don't live to work.”
- “It doesn't matter how good you are at your job. What matters is how good your boss thinks you are at your job.”
- “It's important to be assertive, don't assume you'll get the promotion or the raise, you won't unless you push for it and have clear concise communication.”
- “Don't ever trust future promises from your bosses. They are going to tell you what they need to tell you to shut you up in the moment.”
- “You can love your job, but your job won’t love you back.”
- “Drama is everywhere. No matter how old people get, they will still act like gossipy middle schoolers.”