J is for Job

JOne constant topic of contention in our house is jobs. Whose job is it? It’s not my job. He hasn’t done his job! We theoretically have a job rota, but in practice it’s hard to stick to. Why does no-one like doing their job?

Most people have jobs to do – whether it’s a paying job, or a job that contributes to running a household, jobs give us something to do, but also might keep us from what we want to do.

Do you enjoy your job? If you do, or if you have a choice about how to do it, it makes it so much easier. The ideal job is one doing something you’d choose to do anyway, but for a lot of people a job is something they have to do in order to be able to live the rest of their lives as they want. I used to work with a man who would keep photos of his dogs with him. If work got tough, he would take the photos out and look at them, and say, “I work to live, I don’t live to work.”

So what about you? How important is your job? And how much do you control what you have to do?


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  1. This is why being self-employed is so awesome 🙂 Hard, but worth it!

  2. celticrob

     /  April 11, 2013

    My wife and I are both retired. She does most of the cooking; I usually do the dishes. We read and write, and look after grandchildren from time to time. What kind of a “job” is retirement? That’s a good question. I’m glad you asked.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

  3. I also do my own thing, couldn’t go back to a job.
    maggie winter


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