Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Emotional labour- employment enjoyment

If you’re working at your job, roofing a house, thinking to yourself “i just wish i was cooking!” Then, You should find a job cooking! You’re not going to do the best job you can when you’re doing something you don’t enjoy. By putting your heart, your soul, your time, your life into something, like roofing, that you aren’t passionate about, you are going to bring your clients down, you’ll bring your co-worker down, and you’re ultimately going to bring yourself down. I’m not saying everyone out there should quit their jobs and find new ones, because that would be crazy. Instead I’m saying, “start doing what you love” and “start loving what you do” 
Creating and maintaining a Blog is a great way to start doing Emotional Labour. Providing pictures and information about your projects, so that other people can see what you’re doing and how you’re doing it, is a great way to start networking with other people that have the same interests. People will learn from your experiences and want to share their own experiences with you. EXAMPLE: cook a dish, take a picture of it, give the recipe, and post a brief story about your experience with the recipe. Other people will want to try this recipe. they might have suggestions on how to improve your recipe. There’s even an opportunity there that maybe somebody will commission you to cook your recipe for them! 

This "visions" doesn't happen by just posting a bunch of stuff on the internet. You need to do some more Emotional Labour. Go find some blogs that are like yours, comment on them... be friendly! give suggestions, try their recipes, share your experiences directly with them. they're going to read your comments just like you would read theirs. They will probably want to read some of your blog too! Or try going to work tomorrow with that dish you've been daydreaming up and share it with your roofer coworkers, i'm sure they would love a nice, home cooked meal for lunch...they've probably been eating sandwiches for the past few days... maybe they'll ask for the recipe! you could send them to your blog! but if that doesn't happen... at least you'll look forward to going to work tomorrow.
mythandrafenner.wordpress.com/ by: Mythandra Fenner
I follow this site, and look forward to receiving an e-mail every few days with a new blog post, poem, or design. Mythandra Fenner Loves what she does. Fenner puts in the effort to constantly produce blog posts that inspire. All i need to do is click a button or two, and i have access to tons and tons of ideas and concepts that i otherwise never would have seen.  
As an artist Mythandra has illustrated some  incredible designs. Instead of creating these illustrations, giving them to the client, and forgetting about them, Fenner has made them publicly available for viewing. Anybody that feels obligated to give the artist a suggestion or critique can do so by simply typing to in the box underneath the picture. These designs have made it to the magazine, there is really no reason why a designer would need to even think about the design let alone write a blog about it. but because Mythandra has done this. all kinds of artists and designers, and other random people can keep coming back and looking at these for their own inspiration. Not only that but when they come back, most likely, there’s going to be another set of inspirations there to look at.
http://www.atulperx.com/photoshop/photoshop-poster-tutorials-35-awesome-tutorials-for-poster-design/ Photoshop Poster Tutorials – 35 Awesome Tutorials For Poster Design
This is a website that i often go to when i want to spice up my designs in Photoshop. There are 35 different Photoshop tutorial LINKS on this site. The author, and one point or another, found 35 different blogs, wrote a short description about them and linked them all to one site because he or she thought they may be helpful.
kuler.adobe.com - colour schemes!
this is a web site that allows people, who have done their own emotional labour, to submit colour schemes for Adobe. i use this site all the time when i’m stuck on a colour scheme.
When you care about what you’re doing... it shows!
Thanks for reading!
Eric Kools