What Bosses Really Think About Returning to the Office
“Workaholic” bosses think they can manage even the most extreme office worker.
For those who’ve grown tired of working in an office, but still must get by, many employees find they have little choice but to return to the office. At least for now. If they can’t get by on their own, they can’t afford to leave the office.
When it comes to getting by in an office, research shows what those employees often don’t want to know is that being an employee in an office often leads to being an underachiever. Being in an office, especially in high-pressure situations, is often a sign of low self-esteem.
“I’m not sure that I like the situation where you don’t have the ability to go back and forth from your home to the office,” said Heather Lutz, a 33-year-old graphic artist. Lutz feels like she can’t go back to the office, but she can’t afford to. She works as a graphic artist by herself, and she makes $24,000 as an office worker. She says she’d be making $5,000 more if she was working alone.
It’s often difficult for those who work in an office to get hired or to gain a raise. And it’s also difficult for an employee who’s working in an office to get their hours cut.
But according to studies by workplace experts and psychologists, some office workers aren’t that different from other employees in terms of being able to get by at work. However, that doesn’t mean that employers shouldn’t take a close look at the unique challenges employees encounter in the workplace.
A study conducted by Human Connection, a firm that provides psychotherapy for people who work in a number of professions, found that the amount of extra effort employees put into their work — from setting goals, to staying late, to showing initiative — is key to their ability to succeed.
In many cases, the extra effort workers put into