The two requirements of a job
I have always said that every job should have two main characteristics:
- Be Fun: a job should be fun. We work for 8 hours a day. We should aim for those hours to be enjoyable as possible.
- Be Challenging: a job should help us grow. It should expose us to new challenges and teach us something new along the way.
Ideally, a job can satisfy both of the above. But if not both, it should at least cover one.
If a job it’s not fun it should be an opportunity to grow and potentially get a new role down the road. Or if it is not helping us learn something new, it should at least make our day-to-day enjoyable.
A job that doesn’t deliver on either is not a good place to be.