SARAH SPEAKS: I GOT FIRED (LESSONS LEARNT)
I had just finished university in Thailand (yeah I lived there for seven years) and my new employment was a relief since it was a non English teaching job, the norm for foreigners in Thailand. I remember going on various shopping sprees with my hard earned money and feeling like a grown woman. I no longer disturbed my parents and they were proud. Not to mention my friends were inspired too. In fact it was at that point that I understood the importance of seeking God's will in everthing.
I've always heard people stressing the importance of passion over money in a career or job. In my mind, I thought," forget the job, the money will make me happy." My first job taught me different. Looking back, if I were my employer I would have fired me too. Hate is a strong word but I really did not like that job, it wasn't what I wanted. I felt redundant and didn't feel my impact in the company. I found it so hard to get my tasks done or even do them appropriately. I could not quit but I didn't want to stay either.
I remember being so relieved when I was let go.
At this point in my life, trying to build a career, I keep wondering if one should just go with the money and forget passion. At the end of the day, it's not just about any job that pays the bills but that job that makes one excited. That job that makes one want to go to work every morning and even look forward to Monday's. Because if you think about it, with a basic 9-5 you would spend most of your waking hours either at work, getting to work or going home. So what about "the job", should one settle or pursue passion?
What are your thoughts on this?