The Verge’s Jason Samenow recently asked his readers, “what does your work entail?”, and one of the most common responses came from employees.
One of the biggest questions we receive is what does my job actually mean?
We’ve compiled a few examples to show what people in the workforce actually consider to be a meaningful part of their jobs, and how they interpret that meaning.
“You might find a coworker who has to come into the office at 5:30am to make coffee for them every day,” one employee told Samenovs.
“I think it’s a very important part of the work day, but that’s not really what it’s about.
I’m more interested in how you can take the time off, and have a good time.”
A recent survey by Gallup found that more than one in three American adults (34 percent) reported having a job they were proud of, with only 7 percent saying they had a job that they felt less comfortable doing.
This year, the percentage of Americans who are “very satisfied” with their job has dropped to 30 percent.
“I think a lot of the people who have to be on call for these jobs are people who don’t feel comfortable with that,” Samenowitz said.
“There are times when they have to work at the exact same time and the person they’re working for, they’re really focused on their job and they can’t really talk about other things.”
One way to understand the importance of a job is to think of it as a “time machine.”
If you want to go back in time, you need to go to a certain point in time in your life and you need that person to go through a certain set of circumstances in order to go forward.
The more you know about the past, the more you can predict what will happen next.
“There’s a lot more people in America who aren’t working and working at the same time,” Samensow said.
“But I think one of those things is, if you’re a young person, you have to have a certain amount of confidence in yourself to work in a way that’s meaningful and meaningful to you.
I think the idea of being a part of a team is just an amazing way to get away from the pressure of your job.
I really like the idea that the work comes first, so you don’t really have to worry about what the next paycheck is.
I love working at home.”