I’ve spent 15 years in a job that breaks my heart

My workmates don’t want to know me; my boss doesn’t value me. Should I just shut up and take what I’m given?

I spend every working day in a cubicle in a bland office. My job is fairly solitary. I have tried to organise events to make work more fun, to develop camaraderie with colleagues. They don’t appreciate it and my boss is patronising. If he had his way, I would smile, say nothing and accept what I am given. It has been 15 years now – same position, same cubicle. New people have been hired and given better titles and nicer offices. Not me. I have asked for more, and been told “no” with no real explanation. Is this all I should expect from my workplace?

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