You’ve been reading all of the stuff online. Apparently, we’re supposed to feel badly if our job doesn’t immediately match our expectations. The key to happy work, we are told repeatedly, is to have workers who are passionate. A job is not worth having if your passion does not precede your position.
It is not useful to share these notions with the landlord or other creditors.
For most of us, the idea of having a job that finely integrates our skills, talents, curiosities and self-concept is just that, an idea. We go to work and try to move things in the direction of our dreams. It’s our job to make the work meaningful.
It can be slow going.
Whether you are a seasoned real estate professional displaced by the downturn, an old school media employee faced with the reality of the web, a union worker in Detroit or a soon to be recent college graduate, the problem is the same.
How do you bring passion and enthusiasm to the job you have when it is not the job you want? How do you make your job meaningful and what do you do if you can’t.
Here are some starting points:
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- Dream Job, Jobs, John Sumser