Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Top Ten Things I'm Thankful For #3 - A job that while challenging is freeing as well

No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry.  Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

I've often joked that I never wanted to actually be a lawyer in real life, I just wanted to play one on television.  And even now, I'm not one looking to go into the courtroom, to be involved in that kind of drama.

I'm very grateful for the job that I have.  It can be a challenge and it can be overwhelming, especially given the project nature of the work.  The hours can be long, the drive can get grueling, and the work can get monotonous depending on the case.  But I'm grateful to have a job with more built in flexibility than other forms of law.

I've written about my work before, but it bears repeating that in many ways, the emphasis in my job is more on project management than application of the law.  I'm the one ensuring that the deadlines are met, utilizing resources to their highest efficiency, working through project strategy to make sure we identify the type of documents we are supposed to find.

This makes the job part investigative, part contemplative, part reading and part scheduling.  It can present a new challenge every day and an opportunity to find a new and creative solution.

I'm ever grateful to have a job.  I'm grateful to have a job that I'm good at.  I'm grateful to have a job that has such flexibility.

I'm also grateful my company is fostering something like Idea Day.  We took a whole day off as a company for the entire company to work on brainstorming ideas to make the company better.  And I think we identified a few really exciting opportunities to make our company standout in our industry. I'm looking forward to tackling those in the days and months ahead.

To work worth doing.

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