Pushing the elevator's button for 37 years

Last Update: May 11, 2016

I worked for a short period in a factory, in Ukraine. I met there a person who did the same job for 37 years. She was the lady who transported, up and down, with her elevator, all the people who needed to go from one floor to another.

I remember Marcus1978's blog What are the best and worst jobs you've ever done? and I think I would become nuts doing the same thing for so many years.

The Ukrainian lady didn't. In fact, she had an excellent mental health.

Maybe she had kids, no husband and needed a secure paycheck, maybe she had no imagination, but for sure she found a way to overcome the tediousness.

I do not judge her. I only say I couldn't do it.

However, she taught me one thing, about perseverance!

Doing the same thing/job/task for a long time, till you reach your goal/dream seem difficult, but having the right mindset, you can do it.


Could you do the same thing for so many years?

Please leave your comments below. I appreciate a lot your involvement!

Cristina


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Bigbroian Premium
I worked as a chef for over FIFTY years and loved it. I would still be doing it of my legs allowed. I raised 9 kids on that chef's salary.
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Cristina11 Premium
Ian, if you do what you love, passionately, it's a good thing.
As I read on your website, you were a caring person. You found each day ways to help someone. That's not bothering at all.
Thank you for your comment, have a pleasant day!
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Bigbroian Premium
Thanks Cristina. You too.
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HarveyBrown Premium
A very interesting story Christina. During my career I had one main philosophy, which was when I stopped learning something new and was moving horizontal in terms of experience, then it was time to look for a new position. That said however, unless we are in someone else's shoes we do not know why they would stay in the same job for 37 years.
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Cristina11 Premium
Congratulations, Harvey, for being an active learner.
In fact, if we want, we can learn all our life. It depends on us.
If we want to grow, as human beings, we have to learn.
Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
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DIAB Premium
Thank you, Christina. The truth is that we have to change our mindset regarding our job. What is a job, how can a job bring us satisfaction. All the best to you.
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Cristina11 Premium
All the best to you as well, Diana.
Thank you for leaving a comment.
By the way, how are you today? Better?
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DIAB Premium
Yes, I am better, and I try to work through my e-mails as yesterday I was unable to do much.
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Cristina11 Premium
Good to know!
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paulgoodwin Premium
that is a greay story - yes we all do the same thing for many years because we have no other choice. Sometimes we have to look elsewhere because things change and so we have to make changes in order to survive - thats why many of us are here at WA
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Cristina11 Premium
Paul, I appreciate a lot your input. I know you are here because of the downsizing of the oil industry, and I guess you are a fighter!
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paulgoodwin Premium
Only way to be - right!!!
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Cristina11 Premium
Indeed, Paul!
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JudeP Premium
Wow, definitely food for thought there Cristina, no way could I have done that for 37 years but it sure does tell us about perseverance.
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Cristina11 Premium
Always a pleasure to met you, Jude, thank you for commenting!
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