I remember my first job out of college and realizing the important difference between education and experience
(between going to school and going to work)
What a reality check. This is working for a living and I was terrified.
I knew I couldn’t bear to do this the rest of my life, so I went back to school.
And my boss wondered why I was going back to school
And my second job was a Good Job. I had a mentor, a man retired from a large company who had patience and time to teach me.
Since we spend a good deal of time on the job, it is important to have a Good Job.
Imagine how important it is to look forward of going to work?
What a blessing it is to have a job that challenges and delights you.
Oh, to have:
An understanding boss
A company capable of paying you the compensation which you deserve
Over my years in the workforce, I have experienced large companies and small companies, generous employers and greedy bastards, pleasant work environments and one where I feared transporting cockroaches or bed bugs back to my home.
In my mind, the perfect job allows one to bike to work
I wish I was more environmentally proactive,
but my ride to work doesn’t spew noxious fumes into the air other the carbon dioxide which I exhale
(I dream of a work place which also has a shower)