Do You Have Coworker Envy?

April 15, 2014

Career Advice

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He got the promotion before you. She landed a better assignment than you. They liked his idea more. Why didn’t they listen to you in that meeting? When will you get your recognition?

Uh-oh. Sounds like a case of coworker envy  — and that’s not good. Jealousy never helped anyone get far in life. Focusing on what you don’t have — instead of what you do — can really drag you down every day at work. A bad attitude is not good for your career or your health.

Brazen Careerist recently wrote a great post on why jealousy can hold you back in your career and what you can do about it instead. Here are our favorite points:

  • Stop focusing on all the negative things happening at work and instead focus on the positive. You’re successful. List off a few reasons why you’re great at what you do. Focus on how you can make the work you do even better.
  • Instead of feeling jealousy toward your talented coworkers, learn from them. What makes them successful? That jealousy can quickly turn into admiration — and that’s a much more positive feeling.
  • What goes around, comes around. Praise others and they’ll praise you. Help out others and they’ll help out you. Give them the cold shoulder and they’ll give you one right back.

Read the full article at Brazen Careerist.

About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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