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Re: Need help to stay motivated
Old 02-05-2007, 08:57 PM   #41
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A late response to the original question: Near retirement, working in the service industry, I took pride in helping the customers, regardless of what Megacorp wanted for productivity. The customers thought i was dedicated, but it was pride in MY work, regardless of who my employer was. That lasted until ER, long after I had lost respect for Megacorp.
The dissatisfaction with Megacorp is what drove the saving to get to FIRE. That was making lemonade.
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Re: Need help to stay motivated
Old 02-10-2007, 02:20 AM   #42
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...I took pride in helping the customers, regardless of what Megacorp wanted for productivity. The customers thought i was dedicated, but it was pride in MY work, regardless of who my employer was...
Good for you. Pride in customer service is something I genuinely admire. I've worked retail before - and other jobs where I had to constantly interact with the public - and it's certianly not always easy. But when, as a customer, I deal with someone knowledgable and helpful about the product I'm interested in - I love it. I feel good buying the service or item.

I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to buy something and just walked out of a store b/c the employees are rude or oblivious.
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