The "Fun" Job
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
A while back I was having a conversation with my boss at my second job. She was trying to convince me to give her more of my time. She said to me "but this is your FUN job!" At the time I just giggled & shook my head. But ever since then I've come to realize that she's right...it IS my FUN job! I love what I do, I love the people I work with & I have fun doing it all. It's not always easy and it makes me cranky sometimes, but when you stand back & look at the big picture, it's still all good.
When customers come up to me & ask how I am, I always answer "Spectacular!" Now, for 1 it's a great word & fun to say. But really, it describes how I feel. I am in customer service so I get the happy & the angry. I take it all in stride most times. Everyone has lots going on. It's not my fault but still, they have their own personal battles they are fighting and their list included having to talk to me for whatever reason. I'm okay if I'm the recipient of their stress....most times. It's nothing personal. I love being able to turn that frustration, even if it's just because the kids are being crazy or if it's because they picked up conditioner instead of shampoo, and turn it around to a check off the list with a smile.
We are ALL human. We make mistakes & we have LOTS going on. It's nice to walk up to someone who just greets you with a smile that says, "we've got this!" even if the feeling only lasts for 2 minutes. I hope that that smile is on my face!!!