Job, Occupation, or Career?(tm) Which are you in?

Posted: December 2, 2013 in career

Blogs for the New Workplace

Work – the very word sounds like drudgery to many of us. “I owe, I owe, so off to work I go” says the bumper sticker. The coffee mug claims that “My Next Job Will Be Normal.” Someone asks you to go to something “fun.” Your answer: “I can’t. I have to WORK that day!”

I’d like to suggest that there are three basic levels of work that you or your employees may be experiencing. Understanding these three can go a long way towards taking action to pull the bumper sticker off your car and getting a new mug.

Here they are:

Job – You go in, do what you are told, and go home. The best parts of the day: Lunch, Payday and Leaving. Your position requires you to focus your attention on things that hold no interest to you, perform tasks that seem meaningless and acquire skills in…

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