Another day another dollar. Actually, my first official day on the job wasn’t so bad. I must admit, of late I’ve become one of those people that I really don’t like. I feel I’ve been giving the impression that I think my new job might be “beneath” me. It’s not. I don’t know what has been my objection or where my attitude has come from, but I’ve had it.
I don’t know if I’ve developed this innate need to feel important or possess a title to feel like I’m making a difference. I just don’t know where all this has come from. I’ve done nothing but find fault with everything about this job — from the hiring process to the actual duties themselves. I’ve blamed everyone and everything but myself for these feelings. Actually, I should feel lucky to even have a job.
Today — being not quite acclimated enough to the job and my new surroundings — I had some down time to rethink my attitude.
In the past, I’ve taken great pride in being one of those who do what it takes “to get the job done” — heck, even clean bathrooms if need be. For some reason, I haven’t been able to muster that can-do attitude this time.
We fight with my son every evening. “I don’t like it” he says in his best little-boy whine every night at dinner — before even trying the meal. That is exactly what I have done. I’ve whined before giving it a chance.
To those I’ve whined to, and especially to my husband, my attitude has (for lack of a better word) SUCKED. I apologize.
I’ve recently revisted some reading I’ve done in the past. Here’s some food for thought out of one of the books:
“Nobody can prevent you from choosing to be exceptional.”
“There are no unimportant jobs, just people who feel unimportant doing their jobs.”
I’ve made myself feel unimportant with my bad attitude. So, I think I’m going to try to go in tomorrow with newfound energy, learn the job and do it to the best of my ability.
So, borrowing words — is it from Pattie Labelle? —
“I tidied up my point of view
I got a new attitude”
I have a feeling I am going to come out feeling much better.
Have a great evening!
**I just noticed, this posted for Wednesday rather than Tuesday. I’m guessing this is due to the lateness of yesterday’s post.