TEACH LIFE LESSONS – LESSON 3
WHAT IS A GOOD JOB?
I asked my students this question when I taught at Atlanta Technical Institute.
The answers I received were $10.00 an hour, $15.00 and hour and $18.00 an hour.
The answers were all about how much wage that was going to be earned.
My reply to my class was this.
Item 1: A good job with respect to wage involves the letter K that is regarding salary.
Not an hourly wage but rather a yearly wage. 50k, 60k, 90k, meaning $50,000.00 a year or $60,000.00 a year or $90,000.00 dollars a year.
Item 2: A good job is one that has a great benefits program such as 100% medical care, prescriptions filled for free, medical costs paid for your spouse and offspring.
Item 3: A good job is one that allows to buy stock in the company. A company that matches the stock hat you purchase. A company that gives you Christmas stock.
Item 4: A good job is one where the surroundings are pleasant and the work environment is inspiring.
Item 5: A good job is where the powers that be listen to your suggestions and ideas and even implement some of them.
Item 6: Most importantly, a GREAT job is one where you wake up and can’t wait to go to work!
A concept that most people will never grasp is that having money does not guarantee happiness. One main goal in life should be “I want to be happy”.
If you have a job that pays a lot of money but is full of stress that is not good. Stress kills.
If you have a job that you consider to be FUN, the money you make is not so important.
That job is not work, its play. You will live longer if you can find this type of job.
Can you tell if a teacher really enjoys teaching? Can you identify teachers who are MISERABLE teaching?
ACTION STEP: look for people who appear to be, not happy, but ecstatic. Ask them what do they do for a living? Try to ask questions that will identify “how well they do it”.
See if you can get enough information to determine what you can do in life. Be sure and talk to people who are doing what you want to do. You may change your mind.
You know, maybe a good job, a great job is where you work for yourself