It would be illusory to think that we leave our personal culture, beliefs and values in the locker room of our workplace and work mechanically.
It would be also boring, I think. Therefore, some questions about work popped up.
I believe that most of us hope to have the opportunity, through work, to gain recognition of our personal worth, of our uniqueness, in short of our identity.
I have been thinking about the meaning of work for some time, as I happened not to be gratified by the work I used to do especially with human resources (HR). Some people think it is a very interesting job, and actually, it is, but sometimes it is discouraging. HR departments should be leading their organization, they should walk the talk. Where I worked, it was just the opposite, the working environment was extremely toxic.
We all have a job, sometimes even for free, like housewives.
Students study, and that is their job.
Volunteering is not paid either, parents do a great, priceless, and never-ending job.
Teachers, nurses, public officers, and many other workers are often underpaid. I think we all do our best at work, considering our abilities, educational background, and experience.
Here are some questions about work that have come to my mind.
Do you feel you are doing the job you dreamed of?
My dream was to become a teacher in high school. Everyone discouraged me and I listened to them. I ended up doing something that I am not sure I really like. The pay is good, but is money my motivation to work? No, but it is part of it.
I changed my dream of being a teacher to become a coach, and I use to coach some teenagers who want to start up their own businesses. That is rewarding and I do it for free in my spare time. They also participate in coaching sessions during their free time.
Moreover, do you have a best friend at work? When I was bullied, I would not have survived without one or more friends’ support at the workplace. Finally, do you think you have the right competencies for your future job? I would be happy to read your insights in the comments box!