Not long before Christmas I was out to dinner with some friends and family. At one point during the night, the topic shifted toward the Sunday night anxiety that comes in anticipation of the work week.
Folks went around the table describing why they get grouchy on Sunday and dread the upcoming week. Eventually my turn came and I couldn’t help but chuckle and somewhat sheepishly say, “I feel sorry for you guys… I love what I do!”
As a business leader, this conversation really stuck with me. I’m really disheartened to know that so many people don’t enjoy their work. Let’s face it: most of us spend more time working than with our own families, and spending that much time unhappy is nothing short of tragic. So, why do so many
people struggle to enjoy their work?
I’m sure there are plenty of books and articles out there on this topic. It may be easy for me to say that I love what I do, but what about the rest of the Melink
Team Family? One of our top strategic objectives every year is to ensure our organization is considered a Great Place To Work. While I try to keep an active pulse on this year-round, I am always proud when I see the results of the annual Great Place To Work survey. Here’s what people have to say about why they love coming to work at Melink.
As for me… I’m certainly no expert, but I believe life is what you make of it. I don’t view my work as “work” and my personal life as “personal life”… to me, it’s all just life. Every day will come at us with an
astounding number of challenges. We can choose to view these as problems or opportunities. Personally, I prefer to view each day as a gift, and each problem an opportunity. It also helps to know that I have the pleasure of working with a world-class team of professionals. This Melink Family is working to change the world, one building at a time, to improve our global economy, security, and environment – for our children and future generations. As a father of three, how can I not be absolutely in love with what I do?