4 Crippling Lies Your Unhealthy Job Is Telling You about Yourself

Your job speaks to your identity. The question is, what is it saying?

Ken Reid
Curious

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Photo by Luis Villasmil on Unsplash

I trudged through the office at 5:15 pm and leaned my back against the wall. Exhausted and defeated, I slid to the floor.

As my co-workers trickled in one by one, each asked me, “Are you ok?” The answer was obvious. You don’t sit on the floor with your elbows on your knees and your head hanging below your shoulders at a stand up meeting because you’re ok.

“I’m just tired,” I lied, shrugging.

This daily end-of-day meeting had one purpose: to brag about your sales numbers.

Each team member was assigned a booth at various retailers around town — Walmart, Sam’s Club, Best Buy, and others. Our job was to stand by our booth and attempt to get shoppers’ attention.

When we made eye contact with someone, we would start the script:

“Sir! Can I ask you a question? Who is your cable provider?”

If they responded with anything other than “DirecTV,” our script would continue:

“Come over here real quick. I have something to show you.”

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Ken Reid
Curious

Marketing Director & Storyteller | I’m not a dreamer, my brain just vacations in the future.