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Have A Job? Ever Thought About A Career?

Posted by CarlyVPM on Mar 3, 2014 4:15:12 AM

It seems that more and more people are commuting day after day to their job or to work. Have you ever thought about the difference between a ‘job’ and ‘work’?

Let’s analyze these terms a tad: a job has been defined as “a specific task done as part of the routine of one's occupation or for an agreed price.” From this definition, a job sounds like a boring, forced, business deal. Work has been defined as “employment, as in some form of industry, especially as a means of earning one's livelihood.” Going to work seems to be a mundane and obligatory lifeline. Notice a similarity between the two terms?

Let’s take a look at the word career: a career has been defined as “a person's progress or general course of action through life or through a phase of life, as in some profession or undertaking."

Call me crazy, but a career sounds a lot more pleasant and exciting because it entails:

-progression -instead of- routine

-a profession -instead of- an occupation or employment


- a course of action in that profession (throughout which your are paid) -instead of- an agreed price or earning a livelihood.

Here, at Verge Pipe Media: I can assure you that everyone here has a career. They never view the work day as schlepping their tired, routine-prone selves to an office, with a cubicle desk, forced to interact with co-workers who are the farthest thing from passionate about what they do. (...because they know the agreed price or are just earning their livelihood)

Here, at Verge Pipe Media:

-Everyone works as a group.→ The morning meetings are a time to go over the schedule for the rest of the week, brainstorm, and hear each and every idea or opinion. Honestly, the meetings are my favorite part of my little “internship before an internship” because I have gotten to know everyone so well, from how they think to what ideas and projects they are passionate about.

-Nothing is predictable. → Sure, I know what is expected of me each day, but I never know what task or project I will be given next. This past Wednesday I walked in and sat down for our meeting, and the next second I’m editing a promo video for a client. (I did a pretty good job, if I do say so myself.)

-We like to eat, drink, and bust each other's chops from time to time. (...but who doesn’t?)

With all of that having been said, Verge Pipe Media is seeking an Associate Creative Director to oversee the daily activities of a team assigned to multiple projects and cultivate an environment of sustained creativity and professional growth. Our next Associate Creative Director will assist the Founder on design direction, team effectiveness, and client relationships.

The ideal person will approach this as an opportunity to grow with our agency and reach partner, overseeing all Creative.

So, go ahead, take a chance on this career. If you think being a part of the VPM team sounds great according to this blog post, just wait until you actually are.

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