Many people on the internet can resonate with the woman as they ask, 'Now we have to enjoy our jobs?'
The biggest part of adulting is getting a job and earning your own paycheck. While we all wish we could earn substantial amounts from the things we love to do, more often than not - we do the job we get. However, what happens when you get fired from a job for not loving it enough? In a personal story posted in a video by Yvette (@yevit on TikTok), she talks about how she was fired from a job because apparently, she didn't love it.
Yvette starts her video by stating, "So I got fired." The next thing she said should have ideally been a valid reason as to why she was fired. However, what she said shocked people. She stated that she was fired from her job with no cause, just vibes. This means that she was terminated based on not her potential, knowledge, work ethic, or lack thereof, but on the basis of "vibes." She wondered why was this horrible thing happening to her and so she asked her superiors the same question. For her and many people like her, doing a job has almost nothing to do with personal likes and dislikes and everything to do with the paycheck that comes with it.
But the response she got baffled her more. While telling her that she didn't seem to have invested a long time in her job, they also mentioned, "It seems like you really don't like your job." To this, Yvette had no response because she couldn't comprehend the base of this assumption. She responded in her video saying how natural it was for her to not like her job. She stated, "And I was like, yeah, of course, I don't like my job." She further asked, "Since when are we supposed to like our jobs?" She couldn't understand the need to like your job to do it well. This was due to her upbringing and conditioning. She thought one just bootstraps it and just muscles through the day, much like what her Republican dad told her.
She ended her rant by stating just how out of control corporate America was getting. A lot of the viewers agreed with her. @nkb737 said, "I’m supposed to enjoy my job? Is that mandatory?" @curiouscharis said she would challenge the workplace, saying, "I would demand they show me, in writing, where the handbook says (1) job enjoyment is mandatory and (2) by what metrics they quantify 'enjoyment.'" @aleenabaig732 shared a personal story stating, "I got fired after a week at a new corporate job because I didn’t seem 'passionate enough' when I was just figuring stuff out because they refused to train me." Lastly, @shayebuttermusic asked, "Tell me why my bestie got fired for not being a team player when he literally just wanted to eat his lunch by himself!"
All of these comments and Yvette's response just go to show how different generations have been brought up so differently. While today's generation focuses a lot on doing what you love and loving what you do, the older generations believed just one thing - what was the best way to get some money home? For them, a job is not where the heart is, but where the fattest paycheck is.