Gain More Responsibility

There are a million songs, fairy tales, and platitudes about wanting more. And a few about getting more and then being unable to handle it. (Actually, as I’m sitting here writing this, I’m beginning to see that the eighth piece of apple cake probably wasn’t my brightest idea ever. Thank God for drawstring pajamas. But I digress.) Here’s the thing: More responsibility at work is a great thing. You can stretch, learn a new skill, and prove yourself worthy of a higher salary. But too much responsibility is not so great. And if you find yourself overly sated, loosening the drawstring can be a tricky thing. Here’s how to ask for more—and prepare to get it.

Written by: Rachel Solar

Rachel Solar is a creative director, freelance writer and the co-author of Table Talk: The Savvy Girl's Guide to Networking. She blogs about love, life, and baseball at