Starting today, I offer you an alternative to Wiki-How. I offer you “Bossy Rivka’s How To…” guide – my only qualifications being that I excel at giving unsolicited advice, and that my own mother calls me “bossy”.
HOW TO LOVE YOUR JOB.
Step 1: Get a job, any job.
Step 2: Purchase a white posterboard, dimensions of at least one foot by one foot, and fine-tipped markers in bright colors.
Step 3: Every time you finish a workshift, think of one good thing that happened at work that day.
Step 4: Complete the following sentence and write it on your posterboard. “I LOVE MY JOB BECAUSE…”
I love my job because I get a break at 10pm.
I love my job because I get free coffee in the breakroom.
I love my job because the company gives me a 3% match on my retirement account.
I love my job because the manager stays home on Wednesdays.
I love my job because I get an employee discount on socks.
The beauty of this self-brainwashing system is that I developed it from the understanding that all jobs are crappy jobs. Oh, you didn’t know that? Well, I’m sorry to be the one who delivers the bad news, but all jobs are crappy jobs. Every job will leave you feeling spent and abused, if you don’t fight back. It isn’t just your job that is less than you hoped it would be, it’s everybody’s job.
However, I assure youthat after 50 days of this exercise, you will feel good about your job and you will be able to rattle off several reasons why at the drop of a hat. (You will need this skill when your coworkers see that you look happier than they are.) This system is tried and true. I guarantee that. Again, posterboard, colored markers, I love my job because…
Go fight the system and be happy! You can do it and you deserve it.