Through my limited experience in life, I have come to the conclusion that there are three types of worker types in the human species – people who treat their work as: contract, career or calling. At the risk of making generalisations, these archetypes are something that I can easily categorise people into. It is also fairly easy to detect which category someone falls under.
- Contract types are people who work for a job. They have chosen to trade their labour in exchange for money or other resource. These are people who find jobs and who see it as just something to get done in order to survive. They will often find happiness outside of the work-place, either with family, friends or some extra-curricular activity. These people are workers.
- Career types are people who are out to build. They are interested in building a reputation and a career for themselves in order to increase their value. These are people who will find jobs that are in-line with their long term plans. They will often justify their sacrifices by attributing it to the pursuit of happiness. These people are planners.
- Calling types are people who do what they love. They are the lucky few who are able to turn their passions into money making careers. They are passionate about their work because they see it as something larger than life. They will not be able to survive outside of their comfort area and would take whatever risks necessary for their love. These people are leaders.
That’s what I think anyway.