Rodney Dangerfield was a comedian, but don’t underestimate the importance of feeling appreciated – especially as more Millennials enter the workforce.
Look, I’m not saying your boss should be in a constant state of praising your every move. Recognition simply for doing what you were hired to do is overrated and unnecessary. However, when you consistently go above and beyond the call of duty and no one bats an eyelash over the course of a few years, that’s a legitimate gripe.
When you exceed your goals, put in extra time at the office, bring in that client, or take on added responsibilities that aren’t even in your job description, yet no one bothers to give you a raise, a promotion, a certificate of recognition, etc – then it’s clear you’re not being valued and you’d be justified in seeking out employment at a company that does.