Hospital custodians who viewed their work in "rich relational terms" and sought out positives were happier than those who did not, according to study author Amy Wrzesniewski. "Though there are obviously times you should quit a terrible job, the impulse to always look for the perfect career situation rather than try to find ways to thrive in your current one and connect with the value of the work you already do, makes a lot of people unnecessarily miserable," writes Jessica Stillman.

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