Have you been in a position where you simply felt bad for the person telling the joke?
Last week at my job, I was working in the conference room while my other co-workers were having a meeting. Many of my co-workers have worked at the office for a lengthy amount of time and have seen people come and seen people go.
It was on the topic of a past employee that the joke was made. One person brought up how, Reagan left our office to work at another branch. Unlike our office, those who work where Reagan transferred to, have to pay for their vacation.
My co-workers began to relive their experience working with Reagan. They recalled how she would always carry a goal sheet for the day when she would walk into work. The goal sheet was always lengthy. They were making a joke out of it, one person said, “They require her to carry out a lot there and they even make her pay for vacation, that is just sad. I love not having to pay for vacation. I can’t wait to go to Cancun for four days next month. I have never been there and I need to get away and relax.”
Everyone she spoke to were nodding their heads and letting out chuckles of agreement. I walked out of the room because I felt terrible. I felt bad that they NEED to take a vacation to get away from work.
Do you want to know what I found out about Reagan after that?
She LOVES her job.
People at the office were unaware of the reason she set so many goals at work. She aimed for what she would LOVE to do the rest of her life. By carrying a set of goals and a determined attitude with her every place she went, it was not surprising she landed her dream job.
Would you be surprised if I told you Reagan is the highest paid employee at the branch and has been to Cancun three times in the last two years with her husband?
Stay Positive and Set Goals
Garth E. Beyer