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December 21, 2005

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Hiren Shah

These are cute, symbolic gestures if not cosmetic changes that do provide relief but are not long term solutions and of no use to extreme cases.
Even Robin Mehta, author of the famous book "The monk who sold his ferrari" has written an article called "How to like the job that you hate" despite expressly stating in the book to focus on doing only what one was passionate about. Changes cannot be brought overnight but one can still try and expedite solutions.
One of India's leading publications has come out today with several examples of people leading a schizophrenic existence or dual lives because of being trapped in wrong jobs. It also gives examples of world famous authors like Arthur cannon Doyale and Somerset Maugham who gave up their professions because they were really passionate about writing. Unfortunately everyone cannot do that and some people really suffer badly as elucidated by the article. The article is long and a synopsis is there in my link under Schizophreic existence.

Uisce

Love my job, I even love the work -- it's those idiots I work with I can't stand! I think I'm going to get my resume updated and look for something new. I'm just up to here with the whole thing!

Kayll

Unfortunatley, I think he may sell more "I hate mondays" buttons. Loving your job seems like such a utopian dream at least to my co-workers. At Christmas dinner, my aunt said about her son "Yeah, he's one of those kids who just has to do what he loves." Sadly, this made him unique. Why can't we all love our jobs? I think we need more examples of folks who do in fact love their jobs. What do you think?

Curt Rosengren

Kayll, you're definitely right! I think people get stuck seeing the world with blinders on. There ARE plenty of people out there who do love their work, and they CAN be an inspiration to many more.

Colin

I have read about a dozen of your articles so far and have noticed you miss one small thing. You have this assumption that the management cares about the worker as a person. What do you propose to a person that works in a place where it is well known that you can be replaced at any time for any reason and that people who complain tend to get fired? And if they think you are looking for new work/interviewing, they will preemptively fire you.

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