Top Ten ways to get that promotion you've been wishing for
There's a fine line between fawning over your co-workers (being an obvious kiss-ass that everyone hates) and becoming the most popular, successful grunt in the cubicle maze. Follow these top ten tips to make your way to the top of the heap, and still get kissed at the office Christmas party!
Nobody you work with cares if you're feeling hormonal or grump, or you had a fight with your girlfriend. Moods are a luxury you cannot afford at work. Suck it up, stick a smile on your face, and wait until you get home to have your breakdown.
Develop habits that will allow your creative side to shine. Nurture your innate curiosity and problem solving ability at the workplace. Jot down your ideas for future reference, and don't be afraid to take risks and make some mistakes. Allow yourself to "think outside the box" and explore ideas your co-workers are ignoring.
If you make your boss feel stupid, you turn yourself into a threat. Figure out how to make useful suggestions without sneering at the way it's being done at the moment. For all you know, that stupid process is the sweet baby brainchild of your brain-dead boss!