Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Poetry at Work: The Dignity of All Work

It was one of those conversations that start on one subject and somehow extend into another subject and then become something entirely different. In this case, a conversation with a secretary on a simple work assignment grew into a discussion about the value of people regardless of their position and then into the inherent value of all work.

It was a poetic moment.

I can’t recall what the specific work assignment was, but it was likely something to do with the company employee magazine (that’s the group she was working in). What prompted it was that she said something self-denigrating about her work: “I’m just a secretary.”

“You’re not just a secretary,” I replied. “You’re important. And you have inherent value, regardless of what you do for the company or any other organization.”

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

Photograph by Vera Kratochvil via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


TC Avey said...

Headed to read it!

nance.mdr said...


poetry at work
slow down
words entering and exiting