Living for the perks...but at what cost?
Living for the perks.
My neighbor and I were talking the other day about jobs and what the current corporate climate is like. And he told me that he caught himself living for the perks. The lunches. The coffee. The meditations. The healthcare, etc.
But what he noticed was that he slowly was giving up his freedom. He left the office less. He compromised on things that were once important to him. Every time the job asked more, he noticed another perk.
As his freedom diminished, the perks increased. Not that this is a bad thing, if you consciously choose.
However, what scared him most was that he was unconscious of it all. He didn't see it coming. The manipulation. The loss of freedom. The longer hours. The bigger teams. More meetings. More weekends. MORE!
And all he cared about was getting the next perk. It was the eternal carrot dangling in front of his nose.
Moral of the story? Awareness.
It's not that one thing is bad or good. It is simply being aware and conscious choosing.
The choice is ours.