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Why do I always have to do everybody's work ?

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Last Updated: 11/07/2016 at 2:08pm
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Top Rated Answers
January 24th, 2015 8:01am
Sometime hardest tasks in life fall on our shoulders, but that should only make us stronger and better people
February 17th, 2015 7:06pm
You don't necessarily have to do it, but you choose to do it because you are a nice person. However, there is a difference between being a kind helper and being their worker (unless if they're your boss, if they are then the only real option is finding another job). If you do too much, it's not really a kind gesture anymore.
December 14th, 2015 3:49am
You don't have to. You have the right to say no at anytime. They probably push their work on you because you let them and you don't put your foot down. Put your foot down. This is your life you do whatever you want to do.
April 9th, 2015 12:29am
Sometimes it is harder to do "others" people's work, if we think of it like that. Yes sometimes it is in fact there work, but sometimes you taking the time to do their work can really help them out without you knowing it. Or sometimes by doing others work you can gain some new experiences. Consider looking at it as an opportunity instead of an obligation.
September 6th, 2015 3:29am
This isn't an easy answer or a one answer fits all. It can depend if you are talking about work or home also. But if you are at home, try talking with your family, parents etc...about how you are feeling and why. If you are at work, try looking at what it is that you are doing and what your priorities are at your job. Ask yourself if this fits what you are to be doing in your job description. if it isn't, then perhaps you need to talk with your supervisor or boss.
October 27th, 2015 9:29pm
Think about saying no to everyone and to tell them to do it themselves because that's how hard work is rewarded.
February 18th, 2016 8:16pm
I totally agree with warmSoul 92, when you cannot change that your receive so much work from other, consider it as an opportunity and things will look different. (And it might be after a while that you will be in the position to also ask for small favours). Have you also thought about why they give you their work? You could see it like a good feedback for you, that they trust you to do good work.
February 29th, 2016 4:44pm
you should never have to do anybody elses work, and if you don't think others are pullng there weight in what they should be doing! don't hesssitate to tell them
August 23rd, 2016 7:02pm
You don't have to do anything you don't need to or don't want to. You can always say no to them when they ask you to do something for them.
November 7th, 2016 2:08pm
Maybe because u dont rebel. Take a stand for yourself and say that u dont want to do it and gradually they will start doing their own work