October 04, 2007

What's in a title?

Would you take your dream job, if it had the title of garbageman? Ditch-digger? Dish-Washer? Does it matter what other people think about what you do for a living? If you could live your passion everyday and fulfill a dream, would you sacrifice the title? Would you be able to have the same dignity regardless of what other people think? Is the power within ourselves or within other people to define who we are and the value we hold?

5 Comments:

At 9:32 AM, Blogger Think Frustrated said...

Sure, I would. If my title was "Master Shit Snacker," but the job was awesome, and didn't involve snacking on shit, I would totally do it, and tell people my title with pride. I'm not really hung up on other peoples' perceptions.

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger Buffalo said...

Titles mean nothing.

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger Tai said...

I couldn't care less what people think about what I do.

It's acutally kind of fun to have been chatting with someone about physics or neurology and then spring in on them later that you file paper/pick up garbage/snack on shit.
The looks on their faces is great.

 
At 10:14 PM, Blogger Get Off My Lawn! said...

AND why do we enforce these class stratifications with different wages? I used to dig ditches. It's not a brainless job. It involves engineering, heavy equipment operation, maintenance schedules, construction codes... why does an office administrator make more money thatn a ditch digger? Makes no sense.

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger bike&beer said...

i found my dream job, and it comes with less pay. i'd rather be happy than get more money. lots of people out there are in the same situation. if you don't love your job, what's your life like? and, if you love your job, is it really work???

 

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