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Work That Means Something

According to a post at Geek.com, Apple gives this welcome note to all new employees at the company.

There’s work and there’s your life’s work.

The kind of work that has your fingerprints all over it. The kind of work that you’d never compromise on. That you’d sacrifice a weekend for. You can do that kind of work at Apple. People don’t come here to play it safe. They come here to swim in the deep end.

They want their work to add up to something.

Something big. Something that couldn’t happen anywhere else.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could swap out “Apple” and insert the name of our school or district? And mean it?

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2 Comments

  1. Dave

    Totally agree that we should be able to be passionate about our work. The “sacrifice a weekend” bit really stuck out to me, though, because literally the immediately previous story in my feed reader was this:
    http://calnewport.com/blog/2012/05/07/facebooks-coo-works-less-than-you/

  2. Amen to that. Wouldn’t it be great, indeed!

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