Work vs. Prison

Recently, I received one of those “funny” e-mails – this one was about work and compared it to prison

Work vs. Prison: Just in case you ever get these two environments mixed up, this should make things little bit clearer.

@ PRISON – You spend the majority of your time in a 10X10 cell
@ WORK – You spend the majority of your time in an 6X6 cubicle

@ PRISON – You get three meals a day fully paid for
@ WORK – You get a break for one meal and you have to pay for it

@ PRISON – You get time off for good behavior
@ WORK – You get more work for good behavior


Sure, work isn’t fun every day, but comparing it to prison? At least you can leave when you want to. And as far as I’m aware, most jobs are “at will” situations – you and the company both have the right to terminate the relationship whenever you want and for whatever reason – and you don’t even have to give a reason.

Why should you work in a job that you hate? Most people spend eight hours a day at work. Assume seven or eight hours for sleeping and the rest of the time for meals, relaxation, time with friends and family. Half of your waking life is spent at work. Wouldn’t it be better to find work you love, or learn to love the work you have instead of wasting energy hating it?

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