So much guff spoken about "if you work harder than everyone else, your boss will see your value and promote you". No, they won't. They'll see your value in that role and do their best to keep you there. It's an urban myth that keeps being repeated, to the detriment of the staff but with benefits to business owners and bosses: encouraging staff to work extra hard and and longer hours in the vain hope it will lead to promotion. The way out is to know the right people who can help you, or to build the ability to do other important things apart from your personal job tasks - preferably both!

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