(Closed) I Care Too Much

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
11693 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I know how you feel.  It sucks to care too much and do a better job than what you’re being compensated for.  BUT you’ll be able to say you did it, you’ll have a portfolio piece, and you’ll be PROUD of what you did, instead of giving them a mediocre product.

Post # 4
46612 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think doing the best job you are capable of  is caring too much. I think employers are entitled to expect that. You never know what positive effect this will have down the line in your career.

Post # 5
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Hahahaha, I have major over-achiever syndrome too. It’s annoying, but think of how much pride you’ll feel in the final product!

I’m in grad school, currently working on lots of final project. I had one my professors look at the first few pages of my annotated bibliography, which is basically a list of books, with a few paragraphs of my thoughts for each of them. He was like, “This is great! But seriously, you don’t have to make these so long and involved.” Have I started making them shorter since I talked to him? Nope. Nope nope nope. I think they’ve gotten longer.

Post # 6
9681 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@julies1949:  +1, exactly. Don’t we all do this every single day? I could create average marketing materials that my boss would accept or I could do an amazing job and get a better bonus, promotion opportunities, and networking. We all do more than we are compensated for in order to get ahead. 

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