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The 'glossy' dream jobs that become nightmares

bbc.com

Any job (especially an entry-level position) has elements of drudgery.

This gap between expectations and the day-to-day reality of jobs is a phenomenon labelled as “glossy work” in a 

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Presenting themselves differently depending on who they’re talking to (outsiders or insiders) can mean that anyone who is not a true insider at the company ends up with a partial or biased view of the work. 

The full nature of the work is often glossed over, and that’s a problem for th...

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  • Glossy work dissonance can spur attempts to change the actual job, frustration and a quick exit from the position.
  • Glossy work also creates a dilemma about how to present the work and themselves to the world.

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  • Provide realistic job previews: An honest balance of the glamorous and less glamorous aspects of the job.
  • Consider alternative ways of 

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Performing many mundane tasks remains a reality in all jobs despite the promise that AI will eliminate more and more rote chores.

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