Take This Job and ………… Love it?

Throughout history music has not taken kindly to the idea of “work.” Sixteen Ton – Tennessee Ernie Ford.  “You load 16 ton and whadda get, another day older and deeper in debt.” Chain Gang – Sam Cooke.  “You hear them moanin’ their lives away…” Car Wash – Rose Royce.  “You might not ever get rich but let me tell you, it’s better than digging a ditch.” A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles.  ”It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like a dog” Get a Job –  The Silhouettes.  “After breakfast, everyday, she throws the want ads right … Read More

Shift Work

Country music star Kenny Chesney has a new song and video — “Shift Work.”  This is one more of the thousands of songs that have parodied the misery of having to go to work every day.   I know there are some jobs out there that just seem monotonous and boring, but the thing that continuously amazes me is how people claim to be trapped.  As I look around I see work opportunities everywhere – and the opportunity for each of us to choose what we want to do. Yes I know the tendency is to get the cart before the horse … Read More