Take This Job and Love It! (14 of 16) by Steve Wagers
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Take This Job and Love It!
1. Seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 1960, John F. Kennedy visited a coal mine in West Virginia, where a miner asked him, "Is it true that you're the son of one of our wealthiest men?" Kennedy said it was so.
2. The miner continued, "Is it true you've never done a day's work with your hands all your life?" Kennedy nodded.
"Well, let me tell you this," the miner replied, "you haven't missed a thing."
3. My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there. Someone, also, once said that there are three classes of people: those who watch things happen; those who make things happen; and, those who don't know what happened.
4. According to Susan Mitchell in her book, "The Official Guide to American Attitudes," Americans, in the work-force, rate the following qualities of job importance:
* 47% Feeling of Accomplishment
* 22% High Income
* 17% Chance for Advancement
* 8% Job Security
* 2% Short Working Hours 1
5. Her findings also revealed that:
* 65% of Americans would keep working even if they had enough money to live comfortably for the rest of their lives.
* 63% of Americans agree that their standard of living is at least somewhat better than their parents' was at the same age.
* 45% of Americans believe their children's future standard of living will be at least somewhat better than theirs is today. 20% believe it will be the same, and 21% fear it will be worse.
* 69% of Americans believe that hard work rather than luck is the key to getting ahead. 2
6. I noticed a refrigerator magnet a couple of weeks ago, that said:
"Work is for those who don't know how to fish!"
7. I read about one man who had been out of work so long that, when he went back to work, he said that he ha ...
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