Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Get your priorities staight

 Recently I was shocked to hear about a former boss of mine dying. Personally I always thought he'd give himself a stroke one day, but hell I didn't think he'd die at such a young age. He was always one of those  type A personalities that constantly was stressing over one thing or another at work, and I always thought what a waste of energy.

I mean don't get me wrong I believe in a strong work ethic, but the speakers at his funeral seemed contradictory. Sure they all praised his commitment to the school district stating he was always the first one there in the morning and the last one to leave at night, great in the short run but what did it get him except an early death. But, then they all talked about how his family came first, personally I don't see how that could be. Now don't get me wrong I know he loved his family but you can't spend 60 hours a week at your job and say you put your family first....just my opinion.

Luckily he was a planner, one of the things he excelled at and I am sure he planned well to take care of his family, and I've learned a few things from his example, cherish your family time and retire as soon as you can because life is too short..........prepare for the future of your family get a term life insurance quote, make your funeral plans so your family doesn't have too, and get aussie accident coverage, make sure your family is taken care of in the future but be there for them now. No job is worth taking time away from your now.

1 comment:

  1. With the student loans I need to pay off, and the lack of gain from receiving my BA....I am wondering if I will EVER be able to retire. Looks like a world of working with people who have mental illnesses and/or sales eternally for me.

    I have known a couple people who are similar to the person you described. It is scary to think about, especially when they have families they are close to.