I just want to be the janitor

Whatever it is, be good at it.

Whatever it is, be good at it.

If you’re reading this, the Mayans were wrong. 🙂 Now that we’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to focus on your goals and dreams.

If you could have your dream job, what would it be? In the context of a recent Disney Institute course, this question was posed to the crowd of about 400 attendees. My answer? Janitor in one of the Disney theme parks. Why? I see you scratching your head on this one.

Here are the requirements for my perfect job. I don’t want a cushy desk assignment. (I’m already too soft around the middle.) I want to have the most contact with the most people. So you go where the people are. People will stop and ask you every question imaginable under the sun, including classics like what time is the 3 o’clock parade.  The job can be full of adventure, a fantasy, turn-of-the-century, futuristic or you could be out in the wild frontier.

So being part of the custodial team is the perfect job. It meets all of the requirements. You’re given a free uniform and all of the tools necessary to do a good job. Will it make you a rich? Probably not. But you’ll get the opportunity to make someone feel like a million bucks!

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius

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3 Responses to I just want to be the janitor

    • David says:

      The facilitator went around the room asking people what their dream job would be. After I said janitor, quite a few eyebrows were raised. Several attendees asked me why I would pick a non-glamorous job. They were smiling by the time I finished explaining why. 🙂

  1. jeff noel says:

    Been a janitor for ’bout 30 years now. 🙂

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