I went to Chick-fil-A yesterday and got the usual. I’m obsessed with their new mac and cheese! But one thing that never seems to surprise me is their superb attitudes, speedy service, and accuracy. Receiving the legendary “it’s my pleasure” just makes you feel good. Funny thing about it, it’s mainly teenagers working at most of them and they are still able to be the friendliest customer service chain in fast food. Meanwhile, you can call your local cable company when you have an issue and get the nastiest attitudes imaginable. It makes me wonder if any of us as adults could survive a day of being courteous as an employee at Chick-fil-A. I mean look at us now, we have nasty attitudes at work, gossip about our coworkers, and barely want to interact with actual customers.
At first I thought about how companies would run if we all took the Chick-fil-A training. I imagined that we would be friendlier, even if only for the duration of our shifts. Then it hit me! If someone is unhappy where they are (e.g. work, home, or school), most times it will show and no amount of training can change that. Take for instance the waitress who hates her job because she knows she should be doing something bigger. She has an attitude out of this world, gets your order wrong, and forgets you’re even there. I know that good work ethic should be enough, but when you know you should be somewhere else, you can’t help but be on edge. You want to be a nurse, but you settled for a customer service job you can’t stand and now customers are complaining about you every week. We have to get started on our dreams or we will remain miserable and living for the weekend.
The saying goes, do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. The fact of the matter is, you will be at your truest value when you are doing something you love. Everything else will simply just be a job that pays the bills. Wouldn’t it be great to be one of the few who love their jobs? That’s not to say a job you love won’t be stressful at times, but it will be more rewarding to you and those you serve if you truly enjoy it. Doing what we were purposed to do can change your life and the ones who are in need of your particular gift. I believe we are all pieces of one big puzzle. Not doing what you are called to do can affect the bigger picture. So tell me, what is your calling? Next, will you answer the call?