simim23 Wrote:Some organizations require a bit more dedication than others. Being an office jockey from 9 to 5 requires you to dress sharp, be there on time, etc. But at 5'o'clock you step out that door a free person.
That depends, though. I've office jockeyed in a job where I gladly went in at 8am every morning and stayed until my work was done, sometimes 7pm or later. One notable occassion involved my boss "giving" me a massive high court appeal case the day before the final hearing, because she had a falling out with the barrister and couldn't stay in a room with him. The file was about ten inches thick and I worked on it, and enjoyed working on it, for half the night. I had co-workers who would be there 9-5 and not a second longer, but the people that were actually dedicated and saw it as a career took things seriously and paid very little attention to the clock.
Quote:Enlisting in militia, joining the police force, volunteering for peace corps, etc, entails a little more than showing up for work on time and wearing a suit. Civil service and all that jazz.
Not rnecessarily. I know police, doctors, and can think of at least one soldier for whom their jobs are just that: jobs. Generally in a "I don't really care about this, but the money is reasonable so I'll do it" sort of way.
I think in just about any organisation or job there are people who take it very seriously and are highly dedicated, and people who don't really care and do the minimum to get by. I've even been in hockey teams where things are very casual and loose, and hockey teams where things are very regimented and the rookies don't even speak unless spoken to.
Heirarchy and service seem to me like mentalities that can be taken into any job, or ignored in any job.