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The improbability of indispensability
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The improbability of indispensability

Indispensability; it’s the Holy Grail of employment, isn’t it? You work yourself in to a position where you can’t be fired, where your company simply can’t function without you, or would lose so much - perhaps in terms of productivity, value to the business or staff morale - with your exit through the front door that it wouldn’t even be considered. Sounds great, right? Hmm… Different types of indispensability Let’s clarify what we mean when we talk of someone being indispensable, as it’s commonly misdiagnosed. There’s a huge difference, for example, between being indispensable and being taken advantage of at work. Likewise, you may be one of those people who just can’t say no at work. You may also be a bit of a drama queen, a huffer and puffer, constantly proclaiming that ‘this ...