Selling or Sucking?

Last night, TW and I were sitting out on the front porch, as we often do, lost in our own thoughts.  Quiet until she said something about “soul sucking jobs” – which was interesting because I had been thinking about “jobs that make you sell you soul”.

Is there a difference between a soul sucking job and one that asks you to sell your soul?  Is it a matter of perspective? Or personality? Or something else entirely?

Comments

  1. My job sucks a bit at my soul. I think it’s because, in the grand scheme of things, I don’t want to be there. Sometimes I’m happy but I see no future for myself in it. I’m sure I’d become soulless if I stayed there for 5 years. As it is, 1 year tops. I’m doing little periodic applications (like the one today) and I’ll do a concerted effort later when I can sell myself as experienced.

    Selling my soul would be if I worked for a payday loan place, an international arms dealer, etc. Someone who hurt or exploited people.

    That’s how I see the two.

  2. My job used to suck my soul; I know I hated doing it, it didn’t fulfill me as a person – and in fact made me dislike myself a little more each day just for continuing to show up, I was treated as if I were slightly less than stupid, talked to as if I weren’t a real person, and yet wiped more noses, corrected more grammar, and got things in under harsher deadlines than most of the people who got paid more than I did. It sucked my soul because it took more out of me than I got back in pleasure of working there. However, it did not ask me to sell my soul, because I did not have to lie every day (ahem, except to myself, telling myself that I could stand to be there yet one more day) in order to do what I did. I didn’t have to cheat/steal/lie in order to get a paycheck.

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