Wednesday, February 08, 2006

2 Jobs

Yahoo~ I've got the next 3 days off. Finally I can get some rest.

Although my job isn't really physically demanding, it does get quite tiring mentally having to constantly interact and communicate with people.

I was out with some of my friends on Saturday when one of them brought up this question.

"A $4000 per month job as a cleaner, or $3000 as a manager. Which one would you choose?"

I picked the manager job, because I felt that there are more things to a job than money. Things like the satisfaction that you get when you've succesfully completed something and the challenges of working with other people.

Hmm.. So which would you choose?

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Anonymous straydog said...

First of all, there is no way a cleaner will be paid more than a manager, therefore this question is already moot.

Hypothetically speaking, even if that were true, then the cleaner's job would be better. Pays more, less responsibility, and if the hours are regular, then lots of free time to spend doing what you want to do.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Zhe Bin said...

I will have the best of both worlds. Manager by day, cleaner by night. = P

1:42 AM  
Blogger ei|een said...

actually hor..

if you're talking about "satisfaction" from acheiving something, i would think that a cleaner's job is immensely satisfying. so many more people depend on your good work, rather than just an office. and everyone likes clean places, no?

as for interacting with people, cleaner interact with more people than manager leh!! really mah..

hahaha :p

but still, i don't think people will take the job. if only purely becos of the stigma surrounding the job. singaporeans like their faces too much.

personally, i would seriously consider! more money, less stress, more flexibility.. oh, and i also have a bad habit of going on cleaning frenzies occasionally. i cannot tahan dirty places!! heh.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Zen|th said...

Straydog: You're right, but it wasn't meant to be a realistic question in the first place. But some cleaners work 12 hours shifts though.

Zhe Bin: I never thought of that! Haha.

Eileen: Hmm.. As a cleaner, many people may depend on your good work, but the sad thing is that it's hardly ever recognised. Lots of people simply take your job for granted, something that is supposed to be there in the first place.

3:16 PM  
Blogger serendipity said...

i would be a cleaner.

job is simpler.

and you did mention 4K per month din't you?


10:19 AM  

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