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4. Is What You Really Want a Promotion?
Go ahead, take one of those pretending-to-go-to-the-bathroom-but-really-walking-by-your-boss walks. Do you wish you were she? Or does she exude a stress that makes your heart palpitate? Macon York, who runs her own letterpress and design business, told me, "I moved to New York City to be a magazine designer, but it hit me that the people above me seemed to be busier, more stressed, and doing more managerial work." She asked herself, "Do I actually want a promotion?" At 25, the answer was yes (she was designing). "I knew that at 40 the answer would be no—I'd likely be more of a manager," she says. "So I began to move in the direction of working for myself." If it turns out that the next step for you doesn't seem appealing, perhaps a change is in order.
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