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Chronic Complaining Can Cost You Your Job!

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That’s the opinion of writer Toni Bowers. And, to be fair, she makes a pretty good case.

Bowers points out [in this article] that negativity can become a habit. People who are always negative in work situations are frequently wrong, and more frequently annoying to those around them.There’s nothing wrong in pointing out problems in the office. But Bowers recommends striking a happy medium.She reminds us that first and foremost, if you have nothing good to say about an office project, don’t say anything [my mother told me that all the time when I was groing up. Bet yours did too.]!

Other suggestions include:

-try to give up the habit;

-be more aware of yourself, and why you may always be grumpy;

-make sure your agenda isn’t driving your criticism; and,

-make the effort to change.

Perpetual complaining, like any habit, is difficult to break. But continuous grumps have a tendency to end up on the unemployment line.

(For that matter, though Bowers wrote with the workplace in mind, her tips could work wondfers at home also. Something tells me that grumps at-work are nearly always grumps at-home too.)

What keeps you upbeat at work? Share your coping mechanisims with our readers here, or on our Facebook page.

Thanks to TechRepublic.com for the original story…

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