I took my desktop computer to a repair shop because it was making a loud noise. The tech listened to it and said, “The hard drive just needs to be put back in place. If I do it I’ll have to charge you $40. It’s easy to do it yourself and save the money”. I asked if his boss knew that he was turning away business. He said, “It was actually her idea. We make a lot more when people try to fix their computers themselves”.
I hate to hear people complain about their job. If you really do hate it, I think its better to have a job that makes you happy. I know many people complain about their job but don’t really mean it. They just need to vent to someone.
I’ve worked hard my entire adult life and can no longer do so because of a disability. I think that’s why I get upset when I hear the complaints. I want to work, have a steady job and go to my workplace every morning. But I can’t.
I always strived to be the best at whatever job I had, no matter what the cost. I didn’t always succeed at being the best, but I never stopped trying. I worked in stress filled environments which eventually caught up with me. I know people who have been able to do it with little effect. My siblings are the same way, but seem to be able to handle the stress much more than I could.
My wife, Heather has been back working now for three years. She is the best in her position in her company. She really cares about the workplace, staff and customers. I’m very proud of what she has accomplished.
When I was a kid, I really didn’t take work seriously. It just wasn’t important to me for reasons I’ll keep to myself for now. My brother, Jim, got me a job as a dishwasher at a popular restaurant in town. They hired me based on his recommendation because they loved him and the job that he did.
Let’s just say it didn’t exactly turn out as planned. I got distracted too easily and got way behind every time. Finally, Jim told me that I needed to quit because they were going to fire me. So I quit. I didn’t care about the job because I knew I could get another, but I did feel bad for letting Jim down. Then again, he should have known that was going to be a train wreck.
I digress. My point is that if you have a job, I think you should be grateful that you can still work. I wish I could and I haven’t given up yet. I will find a way to work. I’m trying out something new at home and I will succeed! Failure is not an option.