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This week’s Destination Disney quote really has me contemplating my job. And, I have to say that – for the most part – I’m in a pretty good place right now.
I can apply Ralph’s statement to some of my past jobs, for sure, though . . .
My first “real” job was at a large insurance agency here in PA. I spent time working in both the claims department and the payroll department. I loved my actual job in both places. However, there are always people who get mad at you. In claims, it was my co-workers. I don’t mess around – I get the job done – both quickly and efficiently. They didn’t like that because it made them look bad if they were slower or sloppier – and that effected their evaluations, payraises, etc. In payroll, we had to garnish peoples’ wages for child support, spousal support, back taxes, etc. Also, not a job that others appreciate (especially when it means a lower paycheck for them). But, that should be a lesson in paying your bills when they are due! Responsibility, people!
In a more recent job, I felt like I was there to serve as a middle-man between the company owner and others. I’d often get an e-mail from her saying “please tell so-and-so this-or-that”. You know, the unpleasant stuff that she didn’t want to say because it might make her look bad. I did it because I have a tendency to be a loyal employee and I don’t like to make waves. Looking back, though, I really resent my boss for passing on the stuff that she just plain didn’t want to do. I find that wrong.
Now that I’m in a position where I am the boss, I am very careful not to be that kind of boss. The goal here would be that I love my job and that people will love me for doing it. Not because I want any type of praise (I don’t!) But, because I want what we do to be a ministry and a help to others. So I want them to see the labors of our hands and our hearts and think “wow! this really helps me!” And if I know that what we have done has blessed just one person, it’s all worth it!
So, there you have it. My thoughts on Ralph’s quote. What about you? If you have a thought you’d like to share on your blog or FB page, please be sure to link up here.