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ok so i couldn’t wait….

So I know that i said i would make you wait to talk more about my job but it cannot wait……

So for the last 2 years i have been working in the development office of a local hospital and quiet frankly have loved every minute of it but hated every second of it as well.  What do i mean….well i love the mission at which my work place stands for, i love working with people that know what there doing and love working with them because they love this place but i Matt— hate my “job” without a doubt.  But before i get into why i don’t like my job you have to first be a person that understands perspective.  Like all you fools out there that dog on people that make good money and  continue to strive to make more money.  I am person that truly believes in the joys of life without money so don’t get that all confused.

Here is an example…..A good friend I work with who is an assistant director at the age of 30, which in my workplace is great accomplishment, said that he was thinking about leaving because he wanted to be a director and run his own show by the age of 34 or something like that and immediately he got scrutinized for it.  Sure from the outside looking in you might say; damn isn’t he happy with having the roll he does now? Well i am sure he does but to him his goals were set for X and to get to X he needs to do Y.  It’s all in perspective.

Moving on……..

In terms of my job i get people telling me constantly; you have an awesome job….you get to go to events, meet great people,  and work for a great place. Well this is all true but i am sorry to say i want more! No i am not selfish, no i am not greedy, no i am not an asshole its just plan and simple.  I have passion to help others and that is what i want to do but i sure as hell don’t want to do it in a small way but a big way and I sure as hell WILL NOT give up my own personal wants to do so.  You confused yet?…….

Ok here is food for thought…….many of the people that work at jobs like mine or “selfless” jobs where you go to work to simply raise money for charity, etc etc; go home to a stressful wishful life because they don’t get paid to do so. Think about that…..real people that make it their living to help others can’t even afford to maybe get a nice car, or go on a nice vacation, or perhaps go to a few baseball or football games with their kids because they don’t make enough money, isn’t that a bunch of BS or what?!!! The life of a person in non-profit is to knowingly give of yourself to strive to better the world but that one person can’t even better the life of himself in the process.

I know some of you might be thinking that because someone who has a job to help people should be so blessed and happy because they are helping others should in-a-sense carry over  into their personal lives and make them feel “allllllllll better”….absolutely not.  Sure, everytime i tell anyone the place i work and what i do they light up with excitement which really does make me feel allllll better but that is only from 9-5, 5 days a week. when i go home i still sit there and dream of all the places, people, and things i wish i could do but yet i work in a world that would cut my head off if i ever made good money for helping others when my passion to help others seeps out of my body every second.  A persons worth should be measured by their passion and the results that passion brings.

Another last example…….I work with a gentlemen who used to work for United Way and came here to work because of well better pay….he is responsible for mass mailings and does one hell of job each day.  He has a passion to help people…but you know what, he rides to buss and has to where cheap ties and dress clothes because he can’t afford it other wise. When the day comes that i am in charge of brining people on to my team i will be especially looking for qualities in passion and dedication.  And I won’t be a boss that will make you feel like helping people is a job because it’s not its a passion and you should live a normal life for having such passion…not one of worry and quilt because of bills and other nonsense.  If you have any further questions check out a book called “Uncharitable” it will make you think differently about non-profits all together.

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