No matter what kind of job you do, it is important to someone. It should also be important to you. The way you do your job, says a lot about you. Even if you are doing something that does seem too impressive, and is definitely not your dream job, you should do it to the best of your ability.
Everybody has to start somewhere, and goals and dreams sometimes get sidetracked by the need to earn money to live on. Nearly any person you ask, can regale you with a story of the awful job he or she had at one time.
Some jobs are dirty. Just like the old saying, “It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.” The saying is often used in a sarcastic way, but it also has a lot of truth to it. Where would we be without the people who do those dirty jobs and make life easier for everyone else?
So, if you’re just starting out in the work force, or you’ve been downsized and you are working just to make ends meet or trying to climb your way back up, remember… it’s not the job that is a measure of your character and dignity. It’s the way you perform your job.
Think of your current job as a reference for your next job. Think about how your current employer will describe you when asked for a reference. Are you punctual? Do you have a good attitude? Do you do the best you can? Are you a hard worker, conscientious, and one who pays attention to detail?
If you are currently working a job that you don’t care for, encourage yourself by remembering that it is only temporary, a step on the ladder. Also, encourage yourself by taking pride in your work.