I’m talking about coworkers that do the same job you do and are on the same rung of the ladder as you are in the company you work for.
About five days ago, I had the pleasure of working across the aisle from a peer I really admire. We both do food demos so basically share the same responsibilities at work, along with all the other crew that works alongside us. The only difference between us is that I’ve been on the job about a year longer.
The reason I’m even writing a post about this day is because it’s the most fun I’ve had at work in a long while. This fellow really loves his job. Anyone could see that by the way he talked all day to sell his product and hand out samples. He kept me in stitches laughing all day long. All the customers had smiles on their faces too. He was thoroughly entertaining everyone in the course of his work.
Who knows what our crew could do if we all were this enthusiastic every day? I’ve always liked this guy from the day he was hired. He fits into the job like the piece missing from a big puzzle. I love what I’m doing although it can be trying at times, but this coworker made me want to strive to do better, even though I give it my all daily.
Has anyone else out there had an experience like this? I bet most of you would say you’re there to do the job and go home. But working is so much more when you’re having fun doing it. That fun is actually contagious and draws the shoppers in to see what’s so funny on your side of the store. I went home that day feeling very motivated to try harder and do better. Now that's always a good thing.