I Love My Job

January 22, 2011

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:

  1. Nuclear Warhead Sensistivity Technician
  2. Circus Elephant Clean Up Specialist
  3. Rotten Sardine Taste Detector
  4. Executive Assistant To The Boss’s Nephew
  5. Shark Baiter
  6. Russian Cartographer
  7. Vice President, Screen Door Sales, North Pole Division
  8. Hurricane Photographer
  9. Director Of Public Relations, Chernobyl Nuclear Facility
  10. The Person Responsible For Replacing Urinal Deodorizers
  11. Prison Glee Club President
  12. MGB Electrical Specialist
  13. 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.

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. justin G.

    truly inspiring! i’ll remember this everytime i get stress with work! thanks Sir Francis!

  2. MarieJ

    Message is just right on time for me. Been surrounded with Christian colleagues who complain too much , blaming everything on the boss.

  3. work is indeed a great blessing to us, hope all of us will value it… Thank you Lord, for all the blessings… thanks a lot sir, for the inspiring article… love it so much!!!

  4. Lene

    Very inspiring. I’ll read this from time to time when I feel unhappy or not motivated with my work. Thanks!

  5. Irene

    Very inspiring! Will always keep this in mind. Thanks!

  6. winnie

    Truly inspiring! Thank you.

  7. grace

    wow! very nice sir francis! it is indeed an inspiring message. true enough that each day it must be valued. same here i will keep it in mind. thanks sir! you are the best!

  8. jyr

    truly inspiring. I just hope I read this 4 months ago.

  9. Ching

    Thanks much Sir Francis for the very nice and inspiring message. I really need this one for me to be reminded that my work is very important and I have to take care of it. Thanks and Godbless…

  10. Rachel Amestoso

    Thanks Sir Francis! I will remember this but with caution.My father had a stroke last year. Maybe he had overdone and been overly serious about his job. I need to love my job but not as a master. It will have its appropriate priority which will not overtake that of God,self, family,and ministry.

  11. Ferdy

    I love my work, the workers, specially my students. 🙂

  12. Bernice Cruz

    Thanks for a great article. From now on I’ll think twice before complaining about work.

  13. Philip Paler

    Hi sir, this is really an inspiring article and a mindset that I should live by. I’m inspired again to work not for myself but for the greater glory of God.

  14. jediah alim rivera


  15. cindy

    this article almost made me cry… wew!God is great!He works in mysterious ways.. 🙂

Leave a Reply