To be noticed or not to be noticed?

United States
November 16, 2009 2:26pm CST
Which do you prefer?Let's say you have an important job to do. would you want to finish the job and be noticed for it ?Or would you rather finish the job and not be noticed? me I prefer the latter most of the time. To me the important thing is that the job is done .I don't seek out attention for doing a needed job.How about you?
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@jewels49 (1784)
• United States
17 Nov 09
I guess it doesn't matter to me one way or the other. I'm more task oriented I think and great at working on my own, which usually means one isn't in a position to get noticed. I don't look for the pat on the back. I care more about just getting the project done and moving on to the next one. That's not to say I can't take a compliment, but I think it means more to me when it comes from a personal nature than a goal oriented one. My husband telling me he thought something I did was wonderful or my kids thinking what I did was cool would have more meaning to me than a boss or co-worker. Hope that made sense..I'm feeling a little tongue-tied for some reason.
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• United States
17 Nov 09
Jewels,what you said was great! I agree.I am exactly the same.At work when I see something needs to be done ,I do it.If it get notices ,that's fine but it is the work where I find my bliss.
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@Hatley (157944)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Nov 09
hi sarahruthbeth22 I hate being singled out I just wanted to do my work the best I could, and go home feeling I did a good job of work that day.The important thing was always that the books were put back on the shelves, the other media where it belonged and everything neat and tidy. people do not realize how much work goes on getting the books shelved and all the other media.
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• United States
17 Nov 09
Exactly. If I do my job well,everything is put back where it belongs.You shelve books too?
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Well that has been one of the tough things about getting my books going.....it's because I really don't like being noticed...but without doing that I can't sell my books....I hate interviews and being in the paper.....but sometimes I just have to do it to get sales.....oh well!
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• United States
17 Nov 09
You are better than .Having to go to those junkets seems like hell to me.If I were an artist ,a painter,I would just not show up and have it a mystery who painted the pieces.
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@Trensue (5265)
• United States
16 Nov 09
It depends on who notices. I like my close friends to give me a confident smile of approval. If I am selling something I want anyone to purchase it. Other than that I am pretty good to move on to the next project and check that one off my list.
• United States
16 Nov 09
i don't know. i don't have a job. i guess we all want a little bit of attention. maybe not from some people. i guess getting the job done is good. i bet for some people whatever happens is in their philosophy. like if they're noticed maybe they'll have fun with it. and if they're not they can refocus again. i guess these types of people get the best of both worlds! the most important jobs i have is cooking, and also losing weight. also being philisophic so i can determine what happened at some points in my life, but this is a side thing... haha. i guess if i were to be under the supervision of mental hospital practitioners and they were to make me do chores, i probably wouldn't do it very seriously. i really don't care to respect them except as humans. but the downfall, some are nice and you do respect them, yet you still need to respect yourself, and not get caught in over niceness.
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30 Jan 10
I hate any sort of attention even if others think I have deserved it for some reason or another. I've always been on of those people who likes to stay below the radar, just doing what I need to do without any attention. There are plenty of others who like to blow their own horn and enjoy all the attention even when it's not always warranted.
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• Canada
27 Jan 10
I believe in getting credit where credit is due, not doing a job just for the sake of getting noticed. "Getting credit" can mean as little as being paid what the job is worth. As long as the terms of the job are fair, that is all that matters to me. I am not interested in prestiege or status.
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