Today on Facebook, I saw a status update from a person who was complaining about his current workterm placement after attending a college technology program for three years. He asked, “So when do I get the job I signed up for?”
While statements like these rub me the wrong way on a good day, I was completely dumbfounded at how anyone could say it today, of all days. A day after the passing of Steve Jobs, one of the most hardworking, passionate, and inspirational technology visionaries of our time.
Thank you Steve, for inspiring so many of us to work harder toward our goals and to never settle for less. While his attitude resonates with a lot of us, there are still many people out there who have no spark, no drive, no ambition — yet have a serious sense of self-entitlement just for dishing out tuition to attend school. When will they realise it’s not that simple?
We don’t sign up for jobs. We work for them. Sure, some people get lucky, but those who don’t need to make it for themselves.
To that person, I leave them with this tweet, spotted on my feed earlier today.