Do you know what's really awesome? The fact that that it's 2019 and there's really no need to be a workplace martyr anymore because there are so many new and simple ways to get work done more efficiently.

We all know someone who does just enough work to skate by and keep their job, but on the other hand, we also know someone who walks around like they're martyrs to their job in hopes that the boss will think more highly of them. Work martyrs are notorious for showing up early, staying late, popping in on holidays, and God forbid they ever take a day off!

Most all of us have been in a situation at work where there was downsizing or someone quit and it was necessary to pick up extra work for a little bit until things got sorted out, but that's not what we're talking about here.

What we're talking about is people who are just so over the top all of the time at work. I was discussing this with someone not long ago and commented how awesome I think it is that we have such advanced technology because it means we're able to spend more time with those we love rather than being handcuffed to our jobs.

If you're a work martyr, stop. Researchers say that you could actually be sabotaging your chances at success. What you might think is making you look good by working so many hours is generally seen by managers as someone who's inefficient at their job.

Being passionate about your job is one thing but if you do your work to the best of your ability and at the end of the day be done, you'll find that your time at work is much more productive and you'll also be less stressed. Less stress translates to a happier personal life. And yes, you need to have one of those, too!

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