The Dignity of a Job

by Frank Roche on June 1, 2012

in Career

Did you see that scene in the movie Dave, when Kevin Kline is speaking as the President and says,

If you’ve ever seen the look on somebody’s face the day they finally get a job, I’ve had some experience with this, they look like they could fly. And its not about the paycheck, it’s about respect, it’s about looking in the mirror and knowing that you’ve done something valuable with your day. And if one person could start to feel this way, and then another person, and then another person, soon all these other problems may not seem so impossible. You don’t really know how much you can do until you, stand up and decide to try.

If you’re in recruiting, think about that. Think about the dignity that a job brings. Think about giving someone a chance. A break. An opportunity.

With much power comes much responsibility.

If your job is to help find people to work, think about the dignity of a job.

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