Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Finding One's Vocation

It seems like wherever you turn these days you see people at work. Whether they are loading grocery bags, making arrests, removing gallstones or slaughtering cattle, they all have one thing in common: they are all trying to get something done. Yes, nearly each and every person you see working has something that is called a job, and a job is what a person gets when he or she is hired to a company, organization or institution. (One can, of course, give oneself a job, but we will avoid this tangent for the sake of argument.) When someone acquires a job his or her job description describes this job and, consequently, he or she is expected to fulfill something near to what the job description defined.

"Whoa!," you're thinking, "that's complicated!"

But it isn't, really. Basically, if you want to get paid for doing something you need to get hired to do it. It's that simple. You could load grocery bags, but if you weren't hired to load grocery bags you wouldn't get paid. And you might annoy many people while doing it ...especially paid grocery-baggers.

Enough about bagging groceries.

The kinds of jobs we here at the FSRI are concerned with are company jobs, or "corporate" jobs--the sort of job where you go to an office, fill your cup of coffee, find your desk and sit down and turn on your computer. That is the type of job we wish to discuss. Now, there are many different kinds of jobs done at companies, each with their own job descriptions and duties, but most, if not all, of these corporate positions fall under a catagory where our Faking Smart! programs and systems can be fully exploited.

"Do I really need a job?"

...coming tomorrow.


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