Achieving Job Satisfaction (Part 2)

by Patrick Liew on October 20, 2011

As I reflect on my working life, I have my fair share of grouses, grumblings and gripes about my former employers.

Just for fun, let me share with you about some of my ex-bosses.

I once had a boss who only said mainly two things to me every day, “Good morning, Patrick” and “Have a nice evening, Patrick.”

There was another boss that made me work day and night, literally seven days a week. There was hardly another person who could work for him for a long period of time – before or after me.

How about a back-stabbing boss? Someone who purportedly promoted me but cut my salary dramatically for no valid reasons.

I have worked for bosses that quite clearly had no sense of love, value or appreciation for the staff. They treat humans as everything else other than humans – and some will not even smile or talk to me.

Looking back, I have to say I have generally enjoyed my work. Even though there were some down moments, I have made full use of my working life. I have learned from and improved because of it.

If there is one key reason for my job satisfaction, it is because I worked mainly for our Creator and aimed to do the best for Him. I want to serve a higher calling and fulfill a more worthwhile cause in the marketplace.

I did not allow my company, bosses, or colleagues to influence my job satisfaction. I will not let them affect my performance and results in any negative way.

I took charge of my overall happiness and well-being at work.

Together with our Creator, I made things happen.

I believe all of us can do the same too.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Transformation blog at

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question: How can we prevent negative work factors from affecting our job satisfaction?


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