They don’t want you there; they dream of the robot or clever piece of software that could take your place. But, hey, you don’t want to be there! Boring, mechanical, soul-crushing, they take your good ideas and find some magical way to render them inert, and make you do a bunch of silly nonsense because the management-consultant-de-jour said it would “improve morale,” but hey, why ask you about that?
You both know the reason you’re there: the baby. Er, sorry, “the paycheck.” And you both took it seriously, because of the baby, er, sorry again, “work.” But it’s wearing thin and you both want out. You want to take care of what is important AND enjoy what you do; it’s not ‘New Agey’ to want this, and even more importantly, doing something that you genuinely want to do in a way you want to do it will relate to your economic success as well. Perhaps over time we will see ‘work’ as a culturally lesser thing, something that robots do, and what we do will be, what, a calling? I like to use the idea of a ‘task’, as ‘calling’ has sort of religious overtones that are not necessary This notion of a task is something I’ll be devoting some writing to. Thoughts?