To work or not to work?
I’ve mentioned in my slum book post that if there’s one thing I’d never or rarely get bored / tired of doing, it must be WORKING. Pramis. Even if others might disagree.
To each his own lah. 🙂
One might retort, what if you’re uber rich? Then good for you. You might not need employment, but still need to exert effort in one way or another to preserve that status, i.e. protect and monitor investments and earnings, otherwise a day will come you’ll realize that your resources have depleted.
Work, anyhow, is relative.
It may involve the usual work 8-5 jobs. Some work on call basis. Some work at home. Some work in an office cubicle. Some work locally. Some are based abroad. Some involve frequent travel. Some entail too much effort. Some quite little. Some physical/manual. Some intellectual. Some work in a heavenly workplace. Some curse that they’re in hell. And so on and so forth.
For me, I regard work as an ADVENTURE.
I’ve been employed since I turned 16 and have been exposed to different industries – fast food, consumer retail, oil & petroleum, health care and heavy / metal industries – aluminum, stainless steel and iron.
I’ve also been assigned in various departments – production, customer service, sales, marketing, inventory, bookkeeping, audit, receivables, and currently, in procurement and logistics.
Can you imagine how my CV looks like, with everything in it?
Some may call it a “chopsuey / pinakbet / fruit salad” concoction.
I call it versatility. Pak! 🙂
One thing I am proud to say that is constant in my life, is my passion for learning and excellence.
I don’t care so much about anything else other than doing my job properly, enjoying it immensely and always finding opportunities for improvement.
I may not be the social butterfly type in the office (I am more of the happy loner + PC type), but the Management knows they can always count on the quality of my work. And this definitely does not go unnoticed.
I am telling you my friend, at the right time, at the right place, bonus perks and rewards just find their way and pour in. And that’s just icing on the cake – that is your job that you love. 🙂
But of course, the saying “All work and no play….” make real sense. We are not robots lah.
Micro vacations are essential to maintain my presumed sanity.
Scour your calendar, mark the long weekends and holidays. Plan, save and go for a local, regional, international trip. Leave your laptop and wear your flip flops. You’ll notice that coming from the trip, you emerge feeling energized, with a renewed spirit and ready for the new tasks ahead. Naks.
I may be sounding too sunny and enthusiastic on working, I hope it doesn’t irritate you hehe. Some people like being relaxed. Well, I like relaxation too. Who doesn’t lah?
Just not too much for me. After two weeks of “bumming around”, I become restless already, and the only antidote is to get back to work ASAP, LOL.
Maybe this will change in the future, maybe when I get bit more older, when priorities change, maybe in the days to come, I don’t know.
For now, my work is not only my bread and butter, but also my source of inspiration + motivation, my means of expressing passion, a vehicle for learning, practice and achieving excellence, my daily episode of epic adventures, spiced by micro vacations. 🙂
Now my mini break’s over, I’m getting back to work! = p