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A dedicated military officer worked through his lunch break in order
to complete work urgently needed by his high-ranking superior officer. When his
colleagues returned from lunch, they found him slumped over the work on his
Less than two hours later,
his fellow officers were stunned when their superior telephoned and said: “It
is a shame about but I need a replacement by tomorrow morning!” It caused
onlookers to wonder, did the work performed by the officer constitute his only
value to his superior?
This true experience
highlights a reality that a person’s worth is often measured exclusively by his
or her usefulness to his employer. With today’s high pressure world of global
market where competitions abound and mass production of goods and services,
many feel inadequate to look for job either because of high demands of employee
or their unsatisfactory this might lead one to ask: Do I live to work, or do I
work to live? What aspects of my life am I sacrificing for my job?
Wise Choices
Two of what some consider
the most important decisions in life are often made impulsively, first the choice
of a marriage mate and the selection of employment. Both employment and
marriage were once regarded as something permanent. So careful consideration
was given to the selection of each. Often, advice from older friends or parents
who has our best interest at heart was sought.
These days, however, many
seem to choose marriage mates almost exclusively on the basis of physical
attractiveness, with the reservation that if things don’t work out, another
partner can be sought. Similarly, many select employment essentially on its
perceived glamour, without consideration of possible negatives. Or at least
negative possibilities are quickly dismissed with the thought, ‘I’ll be able to
handle them.
Can people also be lured
into accepting a legitimate job offer and then end up in a situation in which
they feel enslaved? This very thing has happened! Some companies, for example,
offer remarkable luxuries for the benefit of their workers. These may include
dining rooms for use by family and friends, free car service and dry cleaning,
dentists on site, free use of gymnasiums, and subsidized dining at expensive
“One company has even paid
for a dating agency for its overstretched staff,” reports journalist Richard
Reeves. But beware! He explains: “These firms introduce schemes to make your
life easier, on just one condition—that you hand it over to them; that you work
18-hour days and at weekends, eat, exercise, play, even sleep in the office in
the service of their profits.” It seem appetizing right? With all these comfort
provided ask yourself.
Is The Job Worthwhile?
An ancient proverb reads: “A
living dog is better off than a dead lion.” (Such a proverb raises the
question, is my job worth my life or my well-being? In answer, many have
reappraised their situation and have found a way to provide adequately for
themselves as well as for their family if they have one and also to live a
happy, having the right job will leads to meaningful life.
Admitted things don’t always
turn out the way we want and the need to get a job for life necessity become
imperative but if our search of employment is governed by work ethic, employers
will be inclined to hire us   truly,
doing this often calls for modesty and may require deciding what one’s needs
actually are, rather than what one’s nonessential wants are. This aspect
is important because it helps to have a balance view of what you want and need
and in deciding what type of employment is most suitable for you, those who are
seeking position and prestige may reject more moderate choices and even
consider foolish those who choose them. 
But what really is important in
life? Have you stopped lately to consider this? In today’s world where
employment and it prospect is never free with it uncertainties, things may get
worst with the current unstable economy that we face.
women are in constant target of this, in most cases their employer often advertisements
enticing jobs and they normally respond to it with the promise that a beautiful
life will result from it. Upon their arrival in the work place to discover that
what seem to be so good turns out not been good after all. Life in effect turns
worse than the life that they had before. This appalling kind of modern day slavery
is a “scourge that won’t go away,” according to a World Press Review
human we need to have a balance view of work and recreation because doing this
will brings us satisfaction. We all deserve to be happy and that can only be
achieved by balancing work and recreation, this will also ensure longer lasting
life, enjoy life, cheers!!!

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