My mom was actually funny yesterday. Usually, she’s not. She sent me this…
Okay so yes, this is awful, but it does make a good point.
Look, I don’t know everything, but I DO know that I DON’T WANT TO DIE AT WORK!
I am all for having a career and being successful and making a difference. But at the same time, work should never be your entire life. And so that’s why I get upset when people can’t understand why Generation Y wants flexible work schedules. Um, yea…of course we do. Because there’s so much out there! There are so many things that we want to see, that we want to experience. Yes, there IS life beyond those three walls of your cubicle. Go read a book. Go take a vacation. Go spend time with family and friends. That’s what life’s about.
I hear crap like this all the time: “That’s life…Work is work…You’re not supposed to like it… Suck it up….You guys complain too much…That’s the stuff we’ve always had to deal with…We’ve always worked 9-5…You’re fighting a losing battle…etc. etc. etc.
But here’s my question: WHY?????????????????
Why do people give up so easily? Why have we just accepted that it’s okay for work to suck our souls and leave us too tired to enjoy the things that actually matter?
We’re not fighting a losing battle. We’re going to change things. You’ll see.
Because there is absolutely NO WAY that I’m going to die at my desk filing papers. That’s way too lame.