Having a new design has a positive effect in me. I suddenly want to keep on posting entries! I just hope I can keep up the enthusiasm. Anyway, in the pursuit of having something in my site, I turn to Question of the Day. It’s a feature of TypePad, which was adapted from Vox. There’s this small box on the side of the dashboard page where a random question would appear. It helps bloggers think of topics to write about, especially when nothing really interesting is happening. Here goes…
Question of the day: What was the first job that changed your life?
This is easy for me to answer since I’ve only had two jobs and I’ve been in my current job for barely 7 months. I would have to say that my first job, as a customer service associate, changed my life. Aside from it being my first job, there are other reasons I can say why it has changed my life the most.
The best lesson I’ve learned in that line of work was patience. Everyday I was subjected to a deluge of problems and complaints, all waiting to be resolved without delay. Every customer is important and I had to listen to his or her litany of predicaments with the services. I tell you, any person would be more irate than the customer her or she if talking to. To be able to take that nature of work, I had to be armed with a lot of patience, first and foremost.
Because of this, I learned to appreciate simple things in life and at work. At times, all I wanted was to be free from all the stress that the job was pressing on me. It could get into me and out of my system in ugly forms. I learned how to find time to relax. I am only human after all. I could only handle so much.
My mother thought I wouldn’t stand the job. Neither did I. But I was able to stay in that company for more than a year. I learned to take on the challenge of work and have the discipline to give my best in whatever task is assigned to me.
I tried to see more of the good things than the bad in the situation. I gained good friends, the opportunity to earn my own money and positive qualities that I can firmly say made me a better person. If not for the things I’ve learned in my first job, I wouldn’t have the courage and skill to get to where I am right now. I’m blessed to have had the first job that served as my springboard for bigger and better things.
Such is a life-changing job.
Ask me this question again in a year and I may answer it differently. Hehehe!