Office politics is a reality workers face. It’s not fun. However it’s not the reason you exist for your job it’s the end user, the customer, the client, the student, the volunteer. People who benefit from your work should be the primary mission of anyone on the job. Yes politics is a real issue in any office situation that can discourage us but it shouldn’t deter us from accomplishing our goals or performing tasks at hand. Keep on working and keep the main thing the main thing and hopefully that will take care of business.
It’s pretty remarkable how mean some folks can be when someone does something out of the goodness of their hearts that might not be perfect or what they had in mind. Throwing criticism around is a easy thing to do these days. Granted in some situations you have to call things like you see it but for the most part the opinions of others can come across as destructive. Seems like the harshest critics are ones with a Internet connection and a social feed. There is the forgotten art of gratitude it appears. Sad.
Be you is a easy thing to say but hard thing to do. Unfortunately there are expectations that others have of all of us in order to fit in. Life is tough enough without having to play a role that doesn’t seem genuine or authentic. It’s kind of nice to be in a space and place where you can just be who you want to be without anyone demanding you play the part you don’t want to.
People matter on the job. The work we do runs the world. What we do for a living is not our entire identity but for some its their trademark. How much we make should not define who we are or the type of person we are. Everyone has a role to play and a job to do so for the world to keep running we have to keep things going.
I take pride in excelling in my work. What I do is a important part of saving lives. Today I was reminded of the fact that what I do is valuable and I am valuable on the job.
Whatever you do matters whether to earn a paycheck or to offer your services from the heart.
It’s interesting how one can post only one thing one day and post many things the next. Blogging is funny that way. Everyone runs out of creative juice then creativity rains from above and you can’t stop yourself from writing and posting. Post frequency is as individual as anything and every person is different in their view of how much to post and when to post it.
For me I post when the lightning strikes and inspiration presents itself. So you might see an endless stream of posts or none at all. Remember its your blog and you make the rules. Be mindful to not overwhelm your readers too often, they might unfollow you. Of course it all depends on when the mood is right and you gotta be ready to post on whatever device is handy.
I make my living making phone calls for a noble purpose. It can be tough work, just ask my coworkers and they will tell you the same. We all have our own struggles on the job.