Category: Work

Will I Ever Be A Manager?

Ask Mr. Happy Work: Will I Ever Get to be a Manager?

Welcome to the first ever edition of “Ask Mr. Happy Work”, where you send me your questions about work, careers, education, life, (or really whatever), and I answer them! Advancement at work can be hard. It’s even more frustrating when you feel like you’re an awesome fit for that that higher level… Read More

Do you need to give a two week notice?

Is It Necessary to Give a Two Week Notice When Leaving a Job?

It’s always been the tradition to provide a two week notice of resignation to employers when you are ready to leave your job. Sometimes employees may even be expected to give months of notice if they are in an especially critical role, such as a business executive or someone that has been… Read More

Warning Signs Your Company May Be Trying to Fire You

The Subtle Warning Signs Your Company May Be Trying to Fire You

Getting fired is rarely, if ever, a pleasant experience. Being suddenly separated from your employment is even more difficult because many times it can completely blindside you. Getting fired because of something obvious like a severe breach of policy, horrible conduct, or repeated mistakes does not happen as often as you may… Read More

The Pros and Cons of Going Above and Beyond at Work

The Pros and Cons of Going Above and Beyond at Work

If you’re anything like me, you might have always been a very driven and proactive person who is always looking for ways to make things better and get things done more efficiently.  Unfortunately, this ambition and drive can often backfire in a traditional work setting.  Deciding when it’s appropriate to go the… Read More

The 10 Best Tips to Survive Working in an Open or Shared Office

The 10 Best Tips on How to Survive an Open or Shared Office

Over the past decade, I’ve worked in what seems like a countless number of different work environments and setups.  Of all of these, none have been more dreadful than the open and shared offices I’ve had to endure.  I’ve never had a good experience working in one of these setups.  I don’t… Read More

Learning to Find the Value Within Your Work

Learning How to Find the Value WITHIN Your Work

One of the most common pieces of advice I hear given to people that are unhappy and unfulfilled with their jobs is to just find something fulfilling to pursue outside of work instead.  The second part of this advice usually entails adopting the mindset that your current job is what allows you… Read More

A Guide About Great Company Policy

The Qualities of Great Company Policy

Company policies are the rules and regulations that make up the fabric of your work’s environment. It provides structure to the workplace, outlines best practices, and defines expectations in both the smallest and biggest of companies. Sometimes this policy is an essential part of complying with rules and regulations imposed upon the… Read More

Employee Satisfaction Survey

Should You Take Your Company’s Employee Satisfaction Survey?

You get to work one day and notice that the company is encouraging everyone to take the yearly Employee Satisfaction Survey. “Tell us how we can improve!” they proclaim, “We want to honestly know how we are doing with making our employees happy! All your answers are anonymous, we promise!” You immediately… Read More