Originally uploaded by kevin russ
“In today’s environment, I’m just thankful to have a job."
I've heard this a number of times of late. I'm sure that you have too. I get the idea. Should you and I be thankful for our jobs when so many find themselves out of work? Yes. Should you and I be thankful for our jobs at the expense of improvement or opportunity? No.
- Is your job a dead end? Be thankful you have a job, but don't get stuck in a dead end job just because you're thankful.
- Unhappy with your current job and would like to change careers? Be thankful you have a job, but don't suffer through it because you're thankful.
So instead of just being thankful for your job, why not use the poor economic environment to do some real soul searching? Do you want to stay in that dead end job or job you're unhappy with simply because you're thankful? Really?
It's good to be thankful. It's not good to be thankful if you're using it as an excuse for mediocrity.