Hello Readers, I am publishing a post today instead of yesterday, Wednesday. I have been a little off with blogging schedule ever since I left for vacation. Today I want to talk about your work life.
I have always been super motivated and concentrated on work. At school, I was always the one that deferred fun activities so I could go work. I didn’t participate in our IB class senior play because I was too busy working, studying, and applying to universities. I’m not sure if I regret it or not, since honestly, I don’t how much I missed, but I was one of three who didn’t participate. The other two were my friends. It’s probably one of the reasons why I don’t have many high school friends left. In college, I started to have fun, but then realized I needed to hustle school and work in order to land the perfect job after school. Did it work? Hmm..I have a great job, however, I don’t think it’s the perfect job. Since I’m the baby in my team, I usually don’t have a super heavy workload. It doesn’t mean I’m not working all the time or working hard, but I’m still learning, and a lot of projects are just not yet in my scope. It means I have more time to participate in an igloo building contest or working on a company scavenger hunt. But is it because I have more time or because those activities seem like more fun to me?
When we went on our corporate retreat, we had a lot of people complaining how they were going to be away from work, and how behind they were going to get. They pondered ways of skipping it. Now who in the right state of mind would want to skip a day where your company is forcing you to have fun and paying you on top of it? Hmmm….about half of my department. Apparently, a majority of the department are workaholics.
When I asked people if they wanted to participate in an igloo building contest (marshmallows and toothpicks), I could only round up three people. Despite the fact I asked first if they were busy, and many replied no.
So, I ask myself if there is a correlation with age and the amount of fun you are willing to have?
I often wonder if I’m going to become like that? I sure hope not. I mean I say no to midnight parties a lot of times, but only because I am so tired by midnight. Believe me if I weren’t so tired at night, I would be out partying. But this wake up early every morning, go to sleep around 11 or 12 am, is killing me! My body hasn’t adjusted yet.
My focus has definitely shifted. I want to have more fun time, and maybe that’s why I’m so willing to have fun at work? How about you?
Have you noticed any odd attitudes at work?