Being a “Professional”..Means you can’t just make dirty jokes in front of other staff or patients publicly. Only in secret. Lol.
Means having to dress up and buy nice clothes so you don’t look like the homeless beggar you are at home.
It means taking some time to learn about what is happening in the world, politics, share market, global crisis, and pretending you care about it.
Being polite to people you rather slap in the face than hold a conversation with.
Kinda like pretending to be an adult.
Answering the phone in your polite “phone voice”, when actually you are pissed, angry, stressed, and want to go home.
Show up to networking events like you really want to be there, but in truth, you just want to crawl into a fetal position and read comics on your phone.
It means having a professional sounding voicemail message on your phone.
It means you spend half an hour literally just writing out your job description, phone number, email (why do u need this if the signature is attached to your email?!
), fax number, address, etc to your email signature…to make it look ‘professional’ you have to choose an appropriate font, size, and spacing. v. important.
It means applying for jobs that will improve your career and doing extra study/extra activities for your resume building.
Probably helps if you drink some alcohol.
It is about pretending to get along with everyone and be nice to evil people, bullies because you are “workmates” and you are a T E A M. Even though you hate them.
About pretending to care about your patients who are giving you a hard time, when u wish they would rot behind a cell.
It’s about not giving up when it all seems to hard and you feel tempted to quit…coz is the money worth the hardship!?!?!?
It’s about continual learning, even though the topics are nothing that you are interested in at all,