I made a comment this morning to my boss that I don't feel like I add value at work. Six days of rest and relaxation allows way too much time for contemplating and thinking about life in general. So of course my friend Google and I searched those few little words and I found this post by Joanne Fedler on Mammamia and that's when I knew I was stuffed.
At the end of the post she provided this: Ten tips on how to work out whether your job adds (real) value in the world or is, sorry to say, just a bit of a wank. Your job adds value in the world if:
- When you arrive people say, “Thank God you’re here”
- No-one walks away from you feeling ripped off
- At the end of the day you can see the results of your labour
- Nobody ever tells you to ‘go away’ or swears at you
- You count lives, not money
- People don’t avoid your calls
- Nobody ever threatens to sue you
- Nobody ever tells you they want a ‘second opinion’
- You make broken things work
- People send you thank you cards
I don't know about you, but I need to feel like I'm adding value through what I do, the people I reach, the job I'm paid to do. If I don't feel like I'm doing something worthwhile and I'm not stretching, growing, learning then is it it time to move on or just time to re-evaluate what value add is for me?
Do you feel like you add value in what you do, am I simply overthinking this?