When J. Schaefer posted about job satisfaction, he had in mind one particular idea: that men need only to be men to get things done.  But apparently for many, this is not always the case.  Sometimes being told to ‘man up’ just isn’t enough motivation to get through tasks A, B, and C.  In fact, sometimes it just makes things worse.  If “I’m Unsatisfied at Work” wasn’t the inspiration you were looking for, perhaps ‘I’m Unsatisfied at Work 2’ will get you going.


Hey there hard worker, let’s talk for a minute.

You’re usually an eager beaver, but lately you haven’t been yourself.

What gives?

Is that document not quite working out?  The revisions taking longer than expected?  Is setting up those new parameters more tedious than predicted?  I guess right now things aren’t quite what you’d prefer.

There comes a time, be it monthly, weekly, or even daily where our jobs just aren’t as magical as they sounded on paper.  We sit at our desks staring off into space hoping time will solve our problems without us.  Unfortunately, that rarely happens.

At these times, we have a choice.  Yes, we’re in this together, and we’re going to make the right decision.

SIT UP!

We both know you can’t get anything done at that 45 degree angle.

WAKE UP!

That’s why the break room has coffee, soda, and sweets for a nominal fee.

It wasn’t put there to feed you; it’s there to keep you awake at 2:30pm.

Got your caffeine in front of you?

GOOD. DRINK UP!

We’re in this for the long haul.

Rub those eyes….what were you working on again?

That’s right.  The such and such with the thingy ding.

What the hell is going on with that, anyway?

You’re an expert.  You’ve been at this job long enough to figure this out.

You could ask for help, or maybe even push this off onto someone lower on the food chain.

But you won’t.

Because you know THE LEGEND.

The Legend of the Guy Who Got Stuff Done.  Hint: It’s about you!

And you’re going to stick to it.

You’re going to push through until this task is done.

You don’t accept anything but your best.

People are counting on you.

YOU are counting on you.

PUSH THROUGH.

YOU ARE AN EXPERT.

YOU ARE THE EXPERT.

SAY IT!!

“I AM AN EXPERT, I CAN DO THIS”

Ok, expert, ball’s in your court.  Are you going to let this joke of a situation get the better of you?

Of course not.  You’ve got game.  Make this job your personal whipping post.

We know you can do it.  You know you can do it.

Now GET. IT. DONE!

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