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Is your Job Meaningful?
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Member
Finding a purpose in your job is important for millennials and in fact for everybody. Nevertheless, many people have a job that they don't regard as meaningful. Therefore, they are not completely satisfied. This is not really surprising, especially when realizing that many common occupations are not immediately associated with ‘meaning’. Think about jobs like: cashier, sales representative, administrative employee, factory worker. But, doesn't it just depend on the way people define the word ‘meaningful’ when it comes to having a job? The former mentioned occupations, in the end, also help others within society. When ‘meaningful’ is associated with ‘giving’ and ‘helping others’, it means that nearly any role in any company can be seen as meaningful; each employee contributes to society In his/her own way. Finding meaning in your job requires the work you perform as a chance to help others, and being conscious about the ways in which your job ‘gives’ to society and/or how it su (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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