Exaggerating your personal worth is part of being a professional, but don't overplay your hand. First, being around a complainer is annoying when you're sipping lean on a beach in Santa Barbara, it's excruciating in the office. Second, it's a self-serving pity party that absolutely no one cares about. You know that piece of mind you get from having dental insurance? It comes with a price. Specifically, you're going to have to wear khakis for 10 months out of the year, get cut down to size on the daily, and do a whole bunch of shit you don't want to do. We've all accepted that work sucks sometimes, you should too.
1. Describe Your Day as “Buried,” “Swamped,” or “Insanely Busy”