eople who dread hearing the sound of the alarm clock knowing he has to wake up and work another eight hours and be in the same work environment every single day of his life. Yet, there are others who wake up excited to go to work. These are the few people who always look forward to another day at work. On the contrary, there are also lots of people out there who only look forward to the 15th and 30th days of the month knowing he will get paid after several grueling days of work.
According to statistics, an average American manager works approximately 42 hours per week while a substantial number of professionals put in around 49 hours at work per week (Heathfield, 2011). Based on the statistics, one can conclude that a major part of one’s life is spent working.
If one does not enjoy doing his work, he would need to exert extra effort to accomplish it. An example of this is an employee who works at a call center attending to customer complaints all day. This is not what he really wants to do because what he wants is to work as a pre-school teacher and be with kids all day. Every day he goes to work hoping that there will be few complaint calls to answer. All throughout his working hours, he looks at the clock ticking hoping it is already the end of the day. There were several instances when he would lose his temper and get mad at customers on the phone. This is a typical picture of an employee who abhors his job. When asked how he views his job, he answers, “I just do it for the sake of the pay but I hate every minute of it!”
The exact opposite of the employee described above is about a chef who works at a restaurant. This chef loves his job and shows passion in what he is doing. He reports to the restaurant an hour before his duty and checks out everything needed for the day. He whistles while he cooks, jokes around with his co-workers, finds time to talk to his customers and asks if they enjoyed the food and leaves the restaurant hours after