Tuesday, February 03, 2015

At the end of the day

I love the work I'm doing with Bevill State Community College and the AARP Foundation. Back when I worked for MaBell, I made a LOT more money than I do now, but often at the end of the day I didn't have a lot to show. 

Sure, I helped maintain the computers that kept the telephonic wheels turning, but the only measure was the money automatically deposited in your account twice a month.  The thing is, there were some people who loafed more than they worked, and they got paid too. 

I tried not to get involved in their journey because it was hard enough keeping my cart in the road. But still.

At the job I now have, I talk to people almost every day that are in need. Some are desperately in need. They aren't looking for a handout, they want a job and are eager to do whatever it takes to get one.

At the end of the day, if I can help move a few people a little closer to meaningful work, it will have been time well spent.


  1. That's wonderful Rick to be doing meaningful work... and I know what you mean, it can be a little disconcerting when you work harder than others and they still get paid the same as you... that is life sometimes :-/

  2. I enjoy work, I think for the most part I always have. I feel for folk who don't have that opportunity. I like feeling like I am doing something worthwile. I like this entry, it is a good personal shot of you. Good on you!

  3. It feels so good to know that you are making a difference in someone's life.

  4. Sounds like you're truly making a difference and helping people, Rick. Very inspiring sir! I hope you have a great Wednesday.

  5. Bravo for the great work you are doing. Personal satisfaction can be more rewarding than money.

    1. I agree with Stephen's comment. Working for just a paycheck is no life to lead.

  6. I have never worked, well not since my teens, after I married I decided I would be a stay at home mum and thankfully we were able to survive on Tim's wage.

  7. I think that you're doing a noble job. I like helping people too and it just feels like it's the right thing to do. Bravo.

  8. It sounds like you have a very fulfilling position! There's no satisfaction like the satisfaction that can be had by helping others.

  9. Sounds wonderful to be able to help people achieve their goals...that's what I used to love about teaching!


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