st say no. …to me during this time that it was my job to just say no. Many days, I was exhausted and depressed. I would tell myself that if I worked harder, I’d prove my worth, and eventually the bosses would notice and reward me. It would be a fruitless wait on my part — and self-destructive.
Unfortunately, most people believe this. If you’re great at what you do and work hard enough, recognition will automatically flow your way from a boss who notices.
In extremely rare situations, that does happen. A great boss is paying attention and rewarding the best talent in order to retain them.
But, most bosses are just “ok” and overworked themselves. They are too busy to notice and proactively manage their talent.
And some bosses are simply terrible. They use up talent and don’t care if they burn out and leave.