Tuesday, October 2, 2012

With Grateful Thanks

So.  I've been a little blase about posting lately.  I think this is because I've hit the doldrums again, struggling to feel motivated in my job and wishing I were (working) somewhere else.  The thing is, I'm here for now so I need to make the best of it.  With Canadian Thanksgiving coming up this weekend I've decided to think of all the things I am grateful for about my work.

  • I have a job.  And compared to other social service sector agencies, mine pays decently well
  • lots of vacation time - I've been working here 5 years and now get 5 weeks vacation
  • Experience - I have the opportunity to work with a great diversity of clients
  • the environment here is by and large supportive and positive
  • I have the ability to set my own schedule much of the time (within bounds)
  • I have a lot of freedom to decide how to work with my clients
  • most of the buildings my client's live in have working elevators
  • I like my manager and supervisor
  • I'm provided with lots of opportunities for training
  • the agency has taken up a "recovery" based philosophy

What are you grateful for in your work?

1 comment:

  1. I too get a decent amount of vacation time. At first I wasn't sure what to do with it all. Then I noticed that my coworkers seemed to take a lot of long weekends. When I started feeling frazzled it occurred to me that maybe my coworkers were onto something. Sometimes a long weekend is just what I need to feel rejuvinated.