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Why You Should Not Always Make Better Choices (At Work)
One of the most common themes in advice columns is that you should always, always, always strive to make “good choices” in the workplace if you would like to get ahead.
However, it is becoming apparent that these “good choices” are not always the best choices for your life or career.
If you are tired of reading the same old advice about making the “right choices” at work, read on to find out when you should not make the “better” choice at work.
Old Right Choice: Be the first to arrive and the last to leave.
New Wisdom: Old school advice said that people who wanted to get ahead should be the first to arrive at work and the last to leave. While that line of thinking might earn you respect from the janitorial staff in the building, the fact of the matter is that long hours do nothing but leave you exhausted and burnt out.
Instead of forcing yourself to work longer hours than the rest of your colleagues, focus on more practical hours. When do you get the most done? When are you able to meet with the most people?