When outgrown, jobs are like shoes

. New study shows the same dislike applies to jobs and shoes: nobody likes to feel trapped in something they’ve came to outgrow. As a kid I remember going to shoe stores with my parents. One of the first things the clerk would usually do was measuring my feet. To see where I was at…

Discerning true from false

. “This isn’t what they’ve told me it would be like. Damn.” Being misled or lied to for a job is one of the worst feelings. Uncovering a lie is one of the best. Here’s one way to do the latter, using a friend of mine’s anecdote. In the ad, it made sense. Over the…

What’s your work’s real value?

. For some people, to find a non-monetary “real value” in their work is essential. An “essential” that isn’t always easy to uncover but there’s one possible way. “Is this what I do is all about?” or “Why do I feel there’s something missing?” Two age old questions about work that somehow point in the…

A matter of shared worldviews (1)

. When we feel like an outcast, it’s not because we can’t get along with people. Most often it’s because we don’t share the same worldviews. Here’s a simple test. Do you believe only humans should be allowed to drive cars? If so, I’m sorry. You won’t be able to feel at your place in…

This thing called “clarity”

. Or what makes the difference between staying stuck and getting out of a rut when what you do for a living makes you say: “This job sucks. It’s pointless” A few weeks ago, while riding a bus back home, I heard two women talking to one another about their job. Here’s what I remember…