Nearly everyone works, you could get out of bed at 6.30am to go to your desk job or 10pm to go to work as a security guard. Not everyone likes their jobs though, which is why I’ve compiled this list of top 10 reasons why you should feel better about your job!
Table of Contents
- 10. You’re not a stereotype
- 9. You get to meet new people
- 8. You’re increasing your personal abilities
- 7. You will enjoy your spare time more
- 6. You’re gaining experience to move on to something better
- 5. Someone else will happily have your job
- 4. Whatever you’re doing, it’s useful
- 3. You’re contributing to society
- 2. You’re doing something
- 1. You’re making money!
10. You’re not a stereotype
Nowadays, being on Jobseeker’s allowance (more commonly known as the dole) really puts people off you. Imagine meeting a girlfriend’s parents for the first time and they ask you what you do for a living. Would you like telling them you’re unemployed and living off benefits?
It’s good not being one of those stereotypes, I know a lot (if not most) of people who are the dole genuinely are looking for jobs but find it tough because of the economy, but those who have always worked will often look down on those who always haven’t.
9. You get to meet new people
If your age is getting on a bit, chances are you don’t get out much and the only people you meet are in your line of work. Although you won’t like everyone, you’ll meet friends who you wouldn’t have ever met if not for your job. If you don’t like or don’t speak to any of your co-workers then I suggest you start, it’ll make your days there a whole lot easier.
8. You’re increasing your personal abilities
Your social, logical and all that other stuff will increase over time the more you work. This will improve you as a person, allow your relationships with other people to blossom and generally make your life a lot better. If you’re reading this from a desk, think of before you got to that job, the way you’ve developed as a person and think of how you shouldn’t be happy about it.
7. You will enjoy your spare time more
When you have a lot of spare time, you tend to do everything you like doing and will eventually get bored of them. When you’re working you’ll realise that although you do less of what you like doing, you do it better. So for example, if you liked knitting, you could spend all day knitting lots of socks but if you’re working, you’ll get back from work and realise you don’t have that much time so you’ll spend it on knitting something more worthwhile.
6. You’re gaining experience to move on to something better
Do you think you’ll be in your current job forever? If so, you’re wrong. You need to have ambition, you could start your own company, you could build a website, you could go freelance and you wouldn’t believe how easy these things are to do. Obviously, you won’t be able to get a million pound company straight after education unless you come up with the next Facebook but if you work for a while and gain the experience, you can start working for yourself rather than others.
5. Someone else will happily have your job
No matter what you’re doing, whether it’s shovelling animal poo or designing buildings, someone else will happily take it. There’s so little jobs out there right now that most people will do anything to get an income, so you should be more appreciative of what you already have. Also think, you probably had to beat other people to land your position, if you wanted it that much then you should do now.
4. Whatever you’re doing, it’s useful
While working you’re being productive, you could be turning junk into treasure or doing the opposite but the fact remains that you’re doing something useful. Most of the jobs out there make other peoples lives better, directly or indirectly it happens and you should be happy that you’re doing that.
3. You’re contributing to society
As a society, we’re very strong. Working together to make sure our cities are prosperous and providing a better future for the next generations. We contribute to those who aren’t as better off as us, those who are living off benefits because of their disabilities, those who are born with natural illnesses etc. It just feels good to be contributing and making sure you’re increasing the quality of other peoples lives, as well as them doing the same for you and the people you care about.
2. You’re doing something
When I was briefly on Jobseeker’s, I found myself so bored all of the time, even though I had endless things to do. The fact is, when you’re unemployed you want a job so much, but when you get a job you wish you could just sit at home watching TV. If you really think about it though, what would you actually rather be doing? Something that is completely unproductive or something that has endless positives.
1. You’re making money!
You won’t be getting as much as the picture suggests (unless you’re extremely smart or extremely lucky) but the idea is the same. I know the entire point of a job is to make money, but think about it, you should wake up with a smile on your face every morning because you know you’re going to go to work and earn money.
I hope this list has helped to improve your quality of life, if it has and you see someone who could do with list, point them to it or simply tell them the tips yourself!