I was about to enter my office when I saw a street light switched on. I approached the guard who was sitting right next to the pole and asked “Isn’t that light supposed to be turned off. It’s 8am in the morning.” I got the classic reply “It’s not my job!!!” Wooohhh really are you kidding me. We are too busy to save some electricity, too busy to add some value and too busy to play your part for this beautiful world.
This incident happened last week and from that day onwards I made a routine to switch off light before entering office. But I am glad that since last 2 days street lights are now off before I arrive at my office. I suppose that statement really hit hard on that guard. Poor him (:
I believe that in personal and in professional Life going an extra mile is always a plus point. It’s not about “It’s not my job” it’s about will it benefit my company, society or people around me. There are certain things that I do which are beyond my job scope but I do them because I know my company will benefit from it. For example if it’s raining in Karachi I dive into my pc to run a scroll on our website that deliveries might be affected. Not because it’s my job just to provide ease to our customers.
In today’s world people believe in working as much as they are paid for. Anything beyond their job scope and people consider you stupid or over obsessed with your work. But I truly believe that doing things beyond your job scope will give you more insights and understandings of your business. It’s not always about money, sometimes it’s about doing fixing something, adding something better. Leaving something better you found it. As they say “Work with Passion or don’t work at all.” Most of us are unsatisfied with our jobs just because we are just working to get paid not because we love our work.
To conclude I would say that we are in this world to make a better place. Do your job plus to some extra work on making something better which is beyond your job scope. Add your part to this beautiful world and people will remember you with good name.