Dear Office Professional,
Today when I thought about what it’d be like
to work in an office,
I think I got it right…
I imagined a job with no deadlines or stress
A boss that communicates without any duress
Holidays, downtime and long lazy lunches
Flowers of gratitude delivered in bunches.
Clients and co-workers skipping with glee
No one complaining and plenty of time to pee.
I know what you’re thinking, that I must be joking
What have I been drinking, what have I been smoking?
For I know that your profession is thankless at times
With shortages and cutbacks, you must turn on a dime
Everyone wants more from you, daily it seems
Faster, bigger, better, you even work in your dreams
Solving the problems that get thrown with a curve
You dodge one, you fix one, you duck and you swerve
Trying to please everyone but yourself
Nadine and George and Cindy and Ralph
Just one little favor, you can do it I’m sure
You don’t mind if I ask you, ‘cuz my desks a blur
When quitting time comes, you stagger out in a daze
Job one is now over, hurry home in a blaze
Quick, shop and dinner, how about gourmet KFC?
Don’t tell you mother, she’ll be disappointed, won’t she?
Then off to the lessons, the housework, then prep
Cause tomorrow you don’t want to appear too much of a wreck
Late to bed and early to rise,
Smile on your face and what a surprise
Another day budding let’s do it again
Cruising on autopilot straight to the end
Dear office professional, you know you best
Are you taking the time that you need, away from the rest
Are you fulfilled or depleted that’s the real test
Cruising on auto only gets you so far
It’s by taking control of the plane that you’ll be a star.
Dear office professional, please don’t despair
The answers are easy and simple and clear
Keep doing your best, ‘cause it’s the right thing to do
But first, you must start with taking care of you.
Written with respect and admiration for the job you do by life coach, Stephanie Staples from www.YourLifeUnlimited.ca