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How to Survive the Worst Parts of Work

But even if you have the best job in the world, sometimes work just sucks. Maybe you have to deal with a bad colleague, are stuck in an awkward networking situation, or are just having one of those days. It happens to the best of us, and that's why we've scoured the web for some advice for how to deal with the worst parts of work.

  • Read about the 10 levels of office hell—and how to make it through them all. (Lifehacker)
  • Learn how to deal on those days when everything seems to be going wrong(Time Management Ninja)
  • If you're hitting a snag in your career, try these tactics for getting through it(Brazen Life)
  • Understand the best ways to deal with an awful boss or co-worker(Under30Careers)
  • Or, just use these tactics to avoid hiring jerks in the first place(Inc.)
  • When you feel like you're dealing with too much of the workload, learn how to (nicely) get your colleagues to carry their weight(LinkedIn)
  • Improve your conversation skills to deal with that awful awkward silence at your next business dinner or networking event. (Fast Company)
  • While you may deal with a lot of difficulties at work, it's important to learn how to pick your battles(Harvard Business Review)
  • Want more? Check out some of our great articles on tricky situations at work!

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