Fridays and other things I love about work.
TBH, Thursday’s are my favourite day of the week (late night shopping baby), you have broken the back of the week and have your sights set on the two glorious days of non-workiness right around the corner.
Work need not be a chore all of the time. There are some delightful things about work that make it a really great thing to do with your time 40 or so hours every seven days. Here are some of my most favourite things:
* By comparison, some of your colleagues are crazier than you are. You might think that you are a little out there, but I can guarantee in any workplace you will be able to find someone just a little loopier than you – love it.
* You get catchy sayings from work. One of my recent favourites is “if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it’s probably a duck”. I repeat it with glee any time I can find an appropriate circumstance to wheel it out.
* You become an expert in things you never wanted to know about. Work in a steel manufacturing business then you know the density of steel for road as compared to buildings – delight friends and family with your little insights through all sorts of outings and social occasions.
* You get a fascinating insight into other people’s lives, that you would never experience yourself. Then you get to come home and gossip to your real family and friends about it. Gemma from accounts goes to S&M Clubs on weekends, absolutely brilliant.
* You get paid. Look it’s probably never enough, but on a regular basis lovely money hits your account and you can go wild for a short time. OK, you can probably pay rent and get groceries, but how exciting is it, that as long as you keep going to work the money keeps turning up? I love money.
* You get great ideas about how you could live your life. It’s true these days that YouTube may now be Life Instructor 101, but you still get some great stuff from the folks at work. Someone’s going to a Yoga retreat, put my name down. Get a car on lease (do not without financial advice), fixed or variable home loans, vegan diets, homemade beauty products, investment in emu farms, where to get Game of Thrones – so many good ideas.
* You get a couple of days off every week (well for most of us anyway). Winning people! Days off to do what you want (particularly if you don’t have children at home, if you do then its more doing what they want), but still, winning.
Isn’t work grand? I would love to hear your thoughts on why you love work – comment below