Remaining as a low class employee may be the best option
So did you find a great job and you have the best metrics?
The difference between staying at the same job and making a career is huge.
You would instinctively think the second option is much better but is not.
There are things nobody tells you about growing at your job.
I have friends that only work for 8 hours and then they completely unplug.
They stay the required hours at the office and then enjoy doing other activities not caring about work.
When they are off, work stays at work and that little idea is the difference between having a career versus just working a job.
If something difficult happen being you just an employee and you are on a day off you will learn about that when you got back next Monday.
Once you reach a certain rung on the work, you will be aware of everything that happens at the office, even if is your day off because they will call you home and make you go there to solve it.
At this point there is no longer ‘work stays at work’ thing, for better or worse, your work is part of your life.
The higher you climb, the more people ask you opinion before taking a decision.
Every person that adds you to the list of people they ask, represent less time you have to perform your own duties.
People with just a plain 9 to 5 job would never understand this until they live it.
When you commit to a company everything in your life becomes a delicate and precise balancing time act: eating, visiting friends, even sleeping.
That ability to manage that time is what sets you apart from everyone else but also makes you lose the real life.
We are not here on this life for very long and the more you get done at work, the less you do with your personal life.
I used to gardening before being hired by the multinational I work for.
If you visit my garden today you will notice that has changed.
I was able to take care of my flowers a lot because I worked eight hours and had plenty of time to kill when I clocked out.
That’s the upside to being just another face performing basic functions.
The more responsibility I took on, the more of my life that job took up and there’s no such thing as a day off.
A job is something you tolerate; a career is something you live.
Now my hobby is my job and about flowers all I do is taking some random pictures of my garden.
You cannot be absent
If you work at a fast food restaurant and you get sick someone else can do your part, even the manager can jump into your spot.
The higher you climb on the corporate chain; the results get progressively worse for being absent.
If you go on vacation for example, when you are back almost everything went upside down.
Tons of work was piled up for you because nobody else has the skills or training to do it.
When you are not at the office there is an enormous hole that isn’t getting filled and all that work is waiting for you when you come back.
You have a very specific skill set that cannot be replaced and that’s why yours is called a career, while others are working a job.
Learn to enjoy
You have two options, keep working a job 9 to 5 or learn how to enjoy working a 16 hour day.
If you select the second option most of your friends and family won’t understand you.
With their framed minded idea of a crappy job they will tell you things like ‘You have to relax’ or ‘You need to enjoy life’.
Well I enjoy working now, you losers.
the world must know the truth!