Identify a job that you really like then identify a job that you disliked and wanted to quit. Assess both jobs in terms of the freedom you were given to make decisions. How did the design of each job impact your decision-making and your attitude about making those decisions? How did it impact your motivation level on the job?
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I have always wanted to be a gas station attendant. I believe we are a few of the most trusted employees in all work places. I however loathe being a pawn shop attendant. These shops are mostly owned by elderly people who do not leave their shops. One is left with too little freedom to make any decisions.
I have worked at a pawn shop as well as at a gas station. With all the freedom in a gas station that allows one to be a better person by learning virtues of self control and also honesty I have grown to love my job. I quit working at the pawn shop because there is too little freedom and too little room to grow. All you ever hear of are instructions and these do not give one a chance to grow individually.
I always feel motivated when working at the gas station since my employer trusts me. I have been trusted to handle large amounts of money each day and I have learnt that it is never a good idea to steal. I have freedom to help a poor street kid without receiving a piercing stare. I can spend my money on a nice snack for lunch and not two slices of buttered bread. I have learnt to love my job and to always appreciate my employer each day.
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Nov 24th, 2015
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