Pulled in two directions, a graphic designer from L.A.

In episode one of Workplace Story audiocast, we meet a graphic designer from Los Angeles. He’s a designer who also has experience in production art. When a production artist leaves Dan’s workplace, he’s asked to fill in on that side of the company, and two managers compete for his work. Here he talks about how he handles being pulled in two directions.

Employment advice for others in these jobs and careers:

Dan waited it out, and was simply friendly and helpful. He didn’t make a big deal about it and the situation worked itself out in a few months.

Showing a cheerful demeanor has proven to be even more valued by employers than the work tasks themselves, writes Lynn Johnson, Ph.D., adjunct professor of management at the University of Utah in his book “Enjoy Life: Healing with Happiness.”

Music credits: “Pulse Rock” and “Raw,” Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.