What makes a manager’s job more important than a janitor’s?
Why do people who go to work in the comfort of offices look down on people who have to work outside no matter the weather?
What is it about people working in the service industry that gives you the right to treat them like crap?
What is it that makes one person’s job superior to someone else’s? Is it because they get paid better? Because their job is considered ‘important’ in society?
Let me ask you. If no one ever collected the garbage because they were busy working in jobs you consider to be better, wouldn’t your bins be overflowing pretty fast?
If there were no construction workers, wouldn’t there be severe shortage of housing?
No plumbers? What would happen if your sink got clogged or your toilet overflowed?
What if there were no janitors or maids to clean up your messes? Buildings and schools would get pretty dirty, wouldn’t they?
No gardeners? Weeds, ugly, un-mowed lawns.
No secretaries? More workload for you because you have to keep all your paperwork in order, answer every call including the ones you’d want to avoid.
I find it strange how one line of work is considered demeaning while another is considered ‘high-profile.’
People from every stature and every line of work are necessary for our lives to function properly, easily. Without one, the other suffers. Just because they’re paid less, that doesn’t mean they work less hard than you or that you’re above them in any way. Most times, in fact probably all of the time, they are the ones who work the hardest, in the muck and grime no one else is willing to handle and dealing with people who think they’re better than them.
So next time you think to jibe at someone who’s job seems ‘low’, think of what it would be like if they weren’t out there doing it.
And appreciate them instead of looking at them like they’re the dirt beneath your shoes.