Thursday, November 18, 2010

Assembly work not for me

For 2 days we have been stuffing, labeling, licking and stamping envelopes for our 2nd anniversary celebration. Over 3000 to be exact. Tedious work and I realized that this was not my cup of tea. One of the girls commented they could really go for this type of work but all I could think was "will it ever end?" Yes it would because we only printed so many invitations but in an assembly line the work would just keep coming, same old same old. Never changing. I compared it to knitting. I like to see progress with my work. With knitting you knit one, pearl one for ever. and eventually (a month later) you have a sweater or afghan. Not for me. Nope, I need to see some results. Instant gratification. Like renovating a room. One day it is beige, the next day it is Electric Blue or cooking (it's amazing what you can whip up in an hour) or bra fitting (it is what I do), within a 30 min span you've made a client happy. And the clients are all different, different likes and dislikes, different needs. Even the behind the scenes stuff for the store - like creating a newsletter, or creating a new radio ad, all pretty quick tasks, or attending a tradeshow.
But,as with all jobs, come the tasks that we don't like. So I say get it done and over with and get back to what I like doing, because, when you truly love what you do, it doesn't really feel like work.

"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else." ~James M. Barrie

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