It’s just a Job

May 1, 2006 - Get free updates of new posts here

A lot of times while I am out drinking and meeting new people I constantly hear the complaint “It’s just a job,” in reference to where they work. Why do people always say that when they are unhappy with their jobs? I came to a realization a few days ago that the position college students and YOPO (young professionals) should choose is something they really want to do.

Think of the job you are at now or will be, would you work there if you were not paid?

I asked my gf that and she would definitely get the hell out of her company. For myself I am definitely at the place I want to be and would do the work for free. Think about where you are and if this is what you want to remember about your life. Yes, I know the argument I have bills and am in debt and blah, blah, blah; for that person go succumb to the paycheck, get your mortgage and spend your weekends watching Blockbuster movies. At this point in my life I realized happiness and feeling good about what I am doing daily is more important than becoming insanely rich. The more people I talk to the more I realize the successful people are the ones doing things they really enjoy.

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5 responses to “It’s just a Job

  1. Ben Reply

    Careful, Noah. Facebook might take you up on that offer of working for free πŸ˜‰ I’m sure your $10,000,000 salary is a little bit of a strain on the books…

  2. Russ Reply

    It’s great that you love your job. Maybe you’ll get rich too, if you guys ever hit that $2 billion valuation ive been reading around the sphere… πŸ˜‰ I woulda taken the 750 =)

  3. Dennis Reply

    That’s awesome. I’m in your that “intel” situation at my internship where I just count the minutes as they pass… then FREEDOM!!

  4. Karen Hartline Reply

    Live to work…don’t work to live!

    If I ever marry someone who’s rich and have the option to never work again, I couldn’t do it. I have to be doing something…making the world a better place…allowing my creative mind to work it’s magic…helping others…and wouldn’t expect a penny for it. Until then…the paycheck is nice, but not what drives me.

    Noah, you’ve got the right idea, “I realized happiness and feeling good about what I am doing daily is more important than becoming insanely rich. The more people I talk to the more I realize the successful people are the ones doing things they really enjoy.” Happiness brings success…not the other way around. πŸ˜‰