Dr. Seuss came up with a poem entitled “I Love My Job” and it is so funny in its attempt to reflect reality. Now listen to this:
I love my job, I love the pay, I love it more and more each day.
I love my boss and he’s the best. I love HIS boss and all the rest.
I love my office and it’s location. I hate to have to take vacation.
I love my desk, drab and gray, and love those paper piles each day.
I love my chair in my padded cell; there’s nothing else I love so well.
I love to work among my peers. I love their leers ‘n jeers ‘n sneers.
I love my computer and all its ware; I hug it often to show I care.
I love each program and every file; I even try using it once in a while.
I’m happy to be here, I am, I am…I’m the happiest slave to my Uncle Sam.
I love this work; I love these chores; I love the meetings with deadly bores.
I love my job AND I’ll say it again, I even love these friendly men:
These men who’ve come to visit today, in lovely white coats to take me away!
So what is he saying here? That those who really love their jobs are truly insane?
This is funny and it actually reflects the attitude of many people in the work place.
What about you? Do you share the same sentiment?
If you think your job is awful allow me to give you a list of the world’s most terrible jobs. And here is the list:
- Nuclear Warhead Sensistivity Technician
- Circus Elephant Clean Up Specialist
- Rotten Sardine Taste Detector
- Executive Assistant To The Boss’s Nephew
- Shark Baiter
- Russian Cartographer
- Vice President, Screen Door Sales, North Pole Division
- Hurricane Photographer
- Director Of Public Relations, Chernobyl Nuclear Facility
- The Person Responsible For Replacing Urinal Deodorizers
- Prison Glee Club President
- MGB Electrical Specialist
- Road Kill Removal Crew
A lot of people complain all the time about the kind of jobs they are involved in yet when news travel through the grapevine that a re-engineering is about to take place, layoffs will happen, that will be the only time they begin to value their jobs.
No one can make you happy and neither can anyone make you unhappy in your job. It is your choice you make and no one can make that choice for you. There are people out there who would be happy to take over your job if you are willing to hand it over.
Work is a blessing. It is not a curse. It becomes a curse when you make it so.
Only productive people can be happy and only the happy people can be productive. This has been the secret of winners and now this secret is yours to keep.
Stop focusing on your boss as the monster and start focusing on God as your Provider and Employer and do everything you can to make the most out of your job. Learn new things. Improve your craft. And then suddenly, a mysterious thing begins to happen. You begin to be excited with your job.
Just a parting thought:
Live every day as if it were your last. Do every job as if you were the boss. Drive as if all other vehicles were police cars. Treat everybody else as if he were you.
Love God, serve Him and men and enjoy your day.