You know what's really awesome? The fact that it's 2017 and there's really no need to be a workplace martyr anymore.

We all know people who do just enough work to skate by and keep their job, but on the other hand, we also know people who walk around like they're martyrs to their job in hopes that the boss will think more highly of them.

Work martyrs are notorious for showing up early, staying late, popping in on holidays, and God forbid they ever take a day off!

Most all of us have been in a situation at work where there was downsizing or someone quit and it was necessary to pick up extra work for a little bit until things got sorted out. But that's not what I'm talking about.

What I'm talking about is people who are just so over the top all the time at work. I was discussing this with someone not long ago and commented how awesome I think it is that we have such advanced technology because it means we're able to spend more time with those we love rather than being handcuffed to our jobs.

If you're a work martyr, stop. Researchers say that you could be sabotaging your chances at success. What you might think is making you look good by working so many hours is generally seen by managers as someone who's inefficient at their job.

I understand being passionate about your job, I really do. But just do your work to the best of your ability and then be done at the end of the day. You'll find that your time at work is much more productive and you'll also be less stressed. Less stress translates to a happier personal life. And yes, you need to have one of those, too!

[via Business News Daily]