Your work BFF just got the promotion you both applied for and you’re happy for her, really you are, but you can’t help feeling a little envious that you didn’t get the job. Being envious doesn’t feel good, especially when it involves a friend or colleague or is focused on things like a larger paycheck or a promotion. But the good news about that lousy feeling is it can become a motivator. If you’re proactive, you can use it to jump-start your own career.
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