I’m now 40 years old and I’ve come to the conclusion that your job is just that, your job. It’s work. It’s a means to an end. I used to like what I do but now it has just become the same monotonous bullshit every single day. Not much changes. Drive to work, deal with bullshit, drive home. I’m not even sure that money makes it worth it. I was never one to want or have “a career” as I think that just glorifies something that is simply a way to stay fed and do other things in life that you want.
I’m finding that the older I get the less I care about my job. I couldn’t care any less for it, in fact. I have no interest in doing anything “extra”. Why? Because nobody gives a fuck anyway. It seems that we have lost the kinds of companies that care about their employees. It’s unfortunate because when that happens the employee no longer gives a fuck about the company. Now, instead of going above and beyond, you do the absolute minimum. Why? Going above and beyond doesn’t get you anything but a kick in the face anyway so why do it.
My job is a way to keep food on the table and a roof over my head. It also gives me some extra money do do other things that my family and I want to do. My employer doesn’t care about me and I no longer care about them. It was the same way at my last job that I was at for 10 years.
It’s a shame really, because things could be so much better if companies and employees gave each other a little extra. That’s how it used to be. Now everyone only cares about money. Make as much money as possible regardless of who you fuck and who you make angry. It’s a load of shit really.