Angry, frustrated, cheated are these words to describe how you feel about something or someone at work? Emotions such as anger, resentment and frustration can be a key indicator that we feel someone is taking advantage of us and has crossed a line. Maybe you are fed up with a colleague always dumping work on you or for taking credit for your work?
Perhaps you find yourself questioning if you are overreacting and seeking out the opinions of others to give you some sense of perspective. This can be helpful, however, regardless of what others say the key is how this makes you feel. Because, what is important to you, what you value, will be different to the next person. So the question you need to ask yourself is ‘am I willing to put up with this?’
The biggest reason we will stay silent is that we are fearful of the reaction of others. ‘What if they never speak to me again and make my life at work so difficult that I have no option but to leave?