Do you love your job or do you brainwash yourself to believe you do so you can s

  1. tsadjatko profile image59
    tsadjatkoposted 4 years ago

    Do you love your job or do you brainwash yourself to believe you do so you can survive it?

    Or maybe you brainwash yourself to like it because you are good at it and making lots of money but you know if you were honest with yourself you wouldn't be able to keep doing it. Do you feel trapped or is your job truly a blessing, or maybe both? Maybe neither. Have you ever stopped to really think about it? Maybe it's time you did.

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/8540711_f260.jpg

  2. profile image0
    Old Poolmanposted 4 years ago

    Being retired, I may be disqualified from answering this question, but I worked for many years to reach this goal.
    I had lots of jobs in my lifetime.  Some I loved, some I hated.  I found that those that paid the most money were the jobs I disliked the most.  I spent over 20 years in the Corporate world doing jobs I despised.  So why did I stay?  Because I had children to feed and educate, and the pay and benefits were great is my answer.  Because these were traveling jobs, I spent more time flying from place to place than I did with my family.
    After taking early retirement from the Corporate job, I started my own business.  That was the most enjoyable job I ever had.  I was responsible for everything and called all of the shots.  I took the blame for the failures and the credit for the success's.
    If I had it to do over again, I would have started my own business the day I was discharged from the Army.

  3. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 4 years ago

    Having thought about it in the past this question is very difficult to answer. I would say in a humble view "my" job was not ever my profession nor the work I performed for pay. Not trying to take a religious view I used to play a game saying "Job" is 'Job' regarding the book. In essence the commitment to a profession whether with one or more places of employment is life being taken away metaphorically as was Job's.

    The blessing of the return of self, husband / wife, family, and lands is received in the end. Again, metaphorically or allegorically that just may be retirement. Or, having time to enjoy what was accomplished, achieved, accumulated, and etc. I know that sounds odd, yet I see parallels.

    When people told me they hated their job I would propose they do  not and only hated either their work or the environment they performed their work within. Hating their "job" would be hating their life no matter how the cards were dealt. I did hate places of employment with its particular unique social and power structures, yet was thrilled to do the work I liked doing or loved if that word is chosen.

    I tolerated the negative. The value of the recompense of pay for services rendered was worth the gain personally with life style choices or building toward the vision of a future or the blessing of having "my" envisionment of life as a child returned.

    In essence we are employed not owned at least in the U.S and most places. Yet, with employment does come regulation, social and power structures, job tasks - duties - responsibilities, and of course meeting the demands or requirements of the position or multiple positions.

    Each defined position has a set value. Loyalty to the place of employment is met with privilege and rewards such as cost of living increases, performance pay increases (usually with more responsibility thus higher demands), more off time for R & R, and etc. Those are set by the business hierarchy or managing structure. They are determined based on value to the bottom line increasing business worth. With "business" the bottom line concept will never go away whether private, government, or charitable.

    Brain washed . . . if I was brain washed I did the wash. I giggle now thinking of that old saying "it always comes out in the wash." I am sure other cultures and religions have similar stories as in the book of Job that can be metaphors for living life as an employee.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)