Ask HR: How exactly can I take pride in my day job yet what I do is just menial work?

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What you need to know:

  • If you approach your job with the attitude that it does not matter, you undermine your chances of being excellent in your role.

  • Excellence can help build the pride you take in your job. Does your job help you to support those that depend on you?

  • Are you aware that others are always watching how you undertake your responsibilities?

Our Director told employees to be proud of their jobs yet what some of us do is menial work. How does one take pride in such jobs? How do you expect someone who is ashamed of their career to take pride in it? Does our Director say this to us because it is easy for him to take pride in his senior role? Is he expecting us to pretend that we love our jobs?


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