Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Theory Of Work

Being the annoyingly analytical person that I am, and the wiser-than-thou philosopher I don’t really intend to be but end up acting as anyhow, I make up theories, and sometimes they make sense, but they’re just babbles. Once upon a time I wrote down The theory of friends, and those of my friends who read it seemed to like it. So here I am philosophyzing again and being miss smarty-pants , this time about work. I’ve been in the software services business, more specifically in the software testing business, for nearly 4 years now. No, they are not the best 4 years of my life, but they have their happy moments, and I think to this everyone will relate. Without further ado, my theory of work is this:

  • Love your work, love your work, love your work!
  • If it doesn’t have a meaning, then it’s not worth doing.
  • Sometimes we work to pay the bills, but we cannot be living to pay the bills.
  • If you can’t wake up in the morning to go to work, quit!
  • If you look at your watch every 5 minutes to count your hours so you could leave, every single day, then quit!
  • If work stress affects your life, health, or well being in anyway, screw it!
  • We spend at least half of our waking days at work, imagine going half a day without smiling or laughing; smile a lot and laugh a lot (quietly)
  • You spend half of your waking life with the same people, so they are family* mathematically speaking. Be good to them and hopefully they will be good to you.
  • If all the people you work with are assholes, quit!
  • If you have assholes at work, well I’m sure you have assholes in the family too, just deal with them as much as you can.
  • Always watch your back, better safe than sorry.
  • Karma’s a bitch, don’t hurt anyone on purpose but don’t necessarily trust everyone.
  • Work is where you get appreciated for doing things, especially when the things you do deserve appreciation, if you’re not, ask for appreciation, if that fails too, quit.
  • Work on a job that touches people’s lives.
  • Take pride in your work, which directly entails not letting anyone steal your work, not letting anyone put you down, and most importantly, not letting anyone tell you that your work sucks. Always be the best at what you do.
  • Do it right and remember that God is watching.
  • Fight for what you believe in, yes this applies to work too.
  • Keep your boss happy, and the spirits around high. But don’t be a hypocritical kiss-ass.
  • Accept change or soon you will be obsolete. Make the change, and you will own the place.
  • Work is part of our evolution, once we stop learning, then we are the ox tied to the waterwheel.
  • We are human, not cogs or numbers.
  • Take a vacation when you need it, it’s there for a reason
  • Finally, as important and urgent as work is, there’s so much more to life other than it. don’t miss out!

Dear God, bless my work and my co-workers, current ones and past ones too.

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