It is always a debate where it comes to career. I tends to have different points of view compare to others. Friends of mine often categorize me as job hopper, an employee without loyalty to a company.

Been like two years, I have not change my job. Still, the crown of job hopper, an unexpected honor from my friends has not wear off at all. Instead, most are starting to predict or speculate when I will have a switch. Almost into the extend to start a poll/bet on the forecast! If so, I’d like to be the dealer of this bet! Smile

Frankly, I am a traditional Chinese. I believe in “what you reap is what you sow”. Likewise, I trust work hard comes with equivalent rewards. You are selling your skills, your services and your professionalism to the company / employer. The contract is not seal with your soul, so you do not need to give your body to the company / employer.

Love your job is to love what you are doing. Go to find job which satisfy you in both satisfaction and financially. Do not love your company because it is a business, it run with very solid business rational where human being treated as replaceable “resources”.

You may also consider to like your boss, still, very subjective. It is only to do it when your boss / immediate superior has at least met your expectation and gain your trust. To further elaborate this, I would like to tell you a story.

There is a Tiger and a Deer living in jungle protected from the outside world. Tiger was a Grade 1 protected animal while Deer is Grade 2 protected. One day, Tiger wants to eat Deer.

Deer: Hey, I am an protected, grade 2 animal. It is prohibited and illegal to eat me!
Tiger: Oh no… you are Grade 2… but sorry, I am Grade 1 and I am starving. It is logical for me to eat you and stay alive.

By looking into the above story, I hope you understand things in a real brutal business world. It isn’t about how you contribute to the company. It is about how important you are, in this case, the story above use Grade to highlight the importance of animal.

I know many of you may tell how well your company is and what they are offering to you. I am glad it happen on you. For those aren’t lucky as the fortunate one(s), start asking yourself, “Are you doing what you like to do?” / “Is it a job that I could do better else where?” / “With the same job and effort, will I get better rewards in other company?”

If you have the answers, you probably good to differentiate loving your job is not equal loving the company.

Set your goals, looks for a fulfilling job which can achieve your goals. Finding a good company isn’t always a must. Sometimes, a below average company can give you a rewarding career too!

Leaving a company isn’t because the company no longer satisfy your endless desires, it is because you need to keep on doing what you love to and be rewarded equally.

Until here, I hope I stressed enough that love your job, not the company. Remember, between you and company, there is the job linked both entity together. If the job no longer being able to hold up well. It is time to fix it.

You may also read up this interesting post, Getting a new job is like having a new love.

Cheers!


 

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