Get It in Writing—Your Own!

Someday after you’ve reached the top of the totem pole and are happily retired, you can write your bestseller called Horrible Bosses and Coworkers Who Made My Life Miserable. At that time, the following little trick will come in handy. But now, while you’re on your way up to the summit, the following technique is critical. Many employees who neglected to use it slipped down the pole like it was slathered with grease.

Did you keep a diary when you were younger? I did, and reading it years later, I laughed out loud and asked myself, “Why did I ever even look at that nasty creep I was dating?” Or “How could I possibly have trusted that two-faced so-called friend who spread stories about me?” As a full-fledged adult ...

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