Love Your Job But Don’t Love Your Company!
Personal Experiences Learned After Years of Dedication
Do more? How to do more? Multitasking. More time and more effort, please, if you are lucky. Pay raise 1%, assignments raise 15%. Stay longer. Do more. Don’t forget the American work ethic is central to your existence!
Okay, the intro is tongue-in-cheek. But you all get my point. I did the above and much more with the job I loved until I discovered my company didn’t love me. I was shocked, even horrified. How could this be? Were they not happy with what I did yesterday? Were they not happy with what I was doing today? They are only satisfied if I could do more tomorrow. Eventually, you are unable to do more.
REMEMBER, YOU HAVE A LIFE
1 — All work is neverending; it’s all part of a more extensive process.
2 — While your job is essential, so too is your family. Your family is vital.
3 — You did not attend college and studied long and hard to be a cog in a machine.
4 — Life is not only about work. No, it isn’t. It would be best if you had time for relaxing, exercising, socializing, and having fun. If you are to grow as a person, you need to be well-rounded and emotionally fit.
5 — If, or should I say when, you trip up in life, neither your boss nor your client will offer you a helping hand; your family and friends will.
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
— James Howell, Proverbs, 1659
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