Last Updated Dec 7, 2009 2:07 PM EST
Even if we hate the one we are in.
Pat Olsen blogs on Harvard Business Publishing with three tips for remaining professional with a good attitude -- even if what you really want to do is go home and crawl under the covers.
- Face the reality head-on. Understand what you're feeling, and that if you show up to work irritated, it affects your performance.
- Develop a plan. Be proactive. Brainstorm with trusted friends and even co-workers. Maybe there is a better job for you in your company.
- Find (or Accentuate) the positive. List the good points about your job -- top benefits, cool coworkers, short commute. "Listing what you do like about your job will help shift your perception and keep you from feeling so trapped," Olsen writes.
Read Olsen's full post, How To Survive in an Unhappy Workplace. Then come back here to tell us how you survive a crummy boss, boring tasks, overlong hours, a dark and dingy office, three-hour commutes, and all those other things that make your work life hell.