Why being ‘too grateful’ at work can impact women’s careers

Being overly grateful at work can deny us our power — particularly for women. Photo: Getty
Being overly grateful at work can deny us our power — particularly for women. Photo: Getty

You’ve worked hard to land a good job, you’ve got a decent boss and your colleagues are easy to get along with. Your salary isn’t amazing, but it’s enough to pay your rent and bills. You feel grateful that you’re employed at all, particularly when so many people are facing redundancy as a result of COVID-19.

Being thankful is rarely a negative thing. In recent years, research into positive psychology has consistently linked gratitude with greater happiness. And at work, feeling grateful can have a number of positive outcomes, including lower stress levels, more positive emotions and higher job satisfaction.

We’re often reminded to express gratitude and to appreciate the good in situations. But in some cases, gratitude can be taken too far. When we find ourselves overly thankful, it can deny us our

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Grateful Dead Release ‘Angel’s Share’ of ‘American Beauty’ Demos

The Grateful Dead will mark the 50th anniversary of their American Beauty by releasing another “Angel’s Share,” a companion collection of never-before-heard demos, alternate mixes and outtakes from the LP, Number 215 on Rolling Stone‘s new list of the 500 Greatest Albums.

The October 15th arrival of American Beauty: The Angel’s Share follows the July 2020 release of Workingman’s Dead: The Angel’s Share which similarly excavated the band’s vaults from that 1970 album’s recording sessions. Both were released as a gift to fans separate from each album’s respective 50th-anniversary edition.

Ahead of the full 56-song digital release from American Beauty: The Angel’s Share, the Grateful Dead have shared 10 demos featuring the entirety of American Beauty — sans “Box of Rain” — in its early studio form, as well as a demo for “To Lay Me Down,” later included on Jerry Garcia’s first solo album Garcia. The

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