I was looking for positive story about people who work. So many of the choices that Google offered up were about train wrecks— people who did stupid things while working, people who did embarrassing things, horror stories.
Google is a reflection of us and what our preferences are. It is as though we seek life and feeling from other people’s misfortune.
I don’t need to read stories about drunk employees. I don’t need to read stories about stoned employees.
I need to read things that are positive like the story of a man born developmentally challenged who, while in high school, worked with the job developer to social services agency to find a job working part-time as a magician and entertain kids (kudos to the company that hired him).
Once he graduated high school, he work with the job developer to find a full-time position that paid at least minimum wage so they could get off of Supplemental Security income benefits, by a car, rent an apartment and save toward a college degree.
He needed help with eye contact, speaking clearly and staying focused in a conversation. He eventually found work at a chain restaurant washing dishes, bussing tables as well as opening and closing the restaurant.
That’s what men do. They do the hard work, quietly where no one notices. That includes the job developer.
That’s what women do. They do the hard work, quietly where no one notices.
They don’t seek attention. They aren’t perfect. They do their jobs well.
They aren’t perfect at what they do but they do it well far more often than not.
Their habit is to push attention away and minimizing the good work that they do.
They do the right thing.
I hope, today, you act like one of these men or women.
Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
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