At my current job, in cubicle world, there are ALWAYS thousands of digital documents to file away (my official title is INDEXER) The queues are uploaded continuously, meaning, that you can’t see that you’ve made any progress. GRRR. I imagine, this violates a major principal of motivation: awareness of your progress.
Pulling out from the “This is very un-motivating job” perspective, to the much larger perspective; This means that thousands….millions? of Americans are struggling to pay their mortgages and needing to apply for the HAMP (Home Affordable Modification Program) through the Obama administration. Reading over bankruptcy documents and financial statements that are out of control every day, makes me appreciative to have a job….Even if I don’t like it.
However, I’m trying to work my way OUT of my job and into a job where I’m creating, interacting with people, and having a sense of getting something accomplished…….. among other things. I’ve been reading lots of inspiring blogs. Here is an article I read that I find quite liberating! Why no pain, no gain, is a myth