Do you find yourself saying, “My job isn’t that bad, it’s just that…”? (Blog #39)

Zombie at work

I don’t know whether you’ve noticed it or not? But there’s a lot of guilt associated with working in the corporate world and openly admitting that you hate your job. Even if it is so obvious that it’s written all over your face with that blank zombie like stare that screams out, “GET ME OUT OF HERE!”

But, despite this, most people will tend to continue as they are and with that  blank stare will say to you “My job isn’t that bad, it’s just that…” and give you every excuse under the sun to convince themselves to settle for a work life full of nothing. No purpose. No meaning. Nothing!

Why?

Because we’ve been made to believe that we’ve got it good because…

  • We work in an office.
  • We sit in front of a computer.
  • It looks and sounds good when we tell other people what we do.
  • Our parents feel proud of where we work. Even though they don’t really know what it is that we do, but the fact that you’re in an office and in front of a computer, according to them, you’ve done well.
  • It offers security that quite often kills any excitement or creativity that you once had for your work life/career.
  • And we’re not scrubbing toilets. (Yep, any excuse under the sun.)

So you’ll tell yourself just about anything just so you can convince yourself that you’re doing well. Despite the fact, you’re not even close to reaching your fullest potential and all you’ve really done is dipped your toe in the water.

And it’s these excuses that convince us to accept a job we hate, even though the work that you do insults your every existence and the way your manager treats you makes you feel so freaking small that comparing you to a smurf doesn’t even cover it.

But, I guess you’ve got it good because it all happens in an office and in front of a computer. (Yeah right!)

Blog Tip #39 – Gone are the days that you can consider yourself successful just because you’ve made it into the corporate world.

So, what?
What difference have you made?
What purpose are you part of?
What greater good are you contributing to?
How fulfilled are those crappy instructions, your manager gives you to follow, making you? My guess you’re far from it.

And as far as this concept of “My job isn’t that bad, it’s just…” this is nothing more than your attempt to settle for a work life of nothing.

Basically, you’re giving yourself permission to go dumb. To settle. But I guess it doesn’t seem as bad when you’re getting paid for it. And when it comes to whether you like your job or not, it’s quite straight forward, you either do or you don’t. And you know what the answer is. What’s confused you are the standards that others have exposed you to.

Just to help you eliminate any confusion on whether you like your job or not, check out my very first blog post 5 sure signs that you hate your job (Blog #1).

So, what did you think about blog post #39?

Let’s be honest. How many times have you said these words in a conversation “My job isn’t that bad, it’s just that…”?

Hey, we’ve all done it. Tell me about it by leaving a comment below.

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Mimoza

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