35Tell the Boss You’re Bored

Take Charge of Your Own Career

LET’S FACE IT: You need your boss. Unless you work for yourself, the boss is still an organizational necessity and is a major part of your work experience. Your boss hands out work assignments, makes sure you get paid, keeps you from falling asleep in meetings, and hopefully protects you when you make a mistake. But sometimes the boss is the last to notice when you’re ready for something new. This is understandable. After all, the boss is focused on making the team look good (not to mention him-or herself) and that can be a full-time job. No, it’s your job to manage your boss, and that includes communicating when you’re ready for something else, such as a new project or assignment or ...

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