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How to tell your boss that you're unhappy at work

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How to tell your boss that you're unhappy at work

It can be immensely stressful to be aware of the significance of telling your boss that your job is negatively affecting your mental health, yet being unable to do so because you’re too exhausted by your mental state; it’s a vicious cycle that can only lead to worsening health and impacted job performance.

Yet, it’s extremely important that your senior management is aware of your situation. Without insight from you into what you’re going through, your boss will be forced to judge you solely on your professional output, which will inevitably suffer; when you inform your boss and HR, the team of people working to get you back on track grows significantly, and you’ll find that after the initial stressful conversation, the three of you can work out a plan that works for you.

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