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  • Today at work, my partner and I were "holding the area." At a private ambulance company, this means to sit where they've sent you and wait for calls to come your way. I have never worked with him before, so we were talking about anything and everything to get to know each other a little and make the time pass. We found out we share one thing in common, the attitude that if you want something in life, you have to go out and get it. We got on the topic of how I had an employee review coming up and how hopefully, I will be getting a raise, even if a small one. He, being slightly older and familiar with how things work in business, was giving me some advice to try and get as much as I can out of it. I am not a greedy person, I come and do my job to the best of my abilities and I feel it is up to the company to hopefully recognize and decide what I deserve and to be fair about it. He, however, felt that you should go into situations like this knowing your own worth and being a bit more.. let's say, aggressive about what you want. "the worst they can do is say no." Sure, I suppose that's true. I still have my own opinions on the subject, but later in the conversation he did say something that stuck with me, "No one in this world is going to care about your life as much as you do." .... "No one in this world is going to care about your life as much as you do." 100% Truth. No matter who loves you and cares about you in life, you should always remember that your life decisions, your own well-being, your goals, your accomplishments, and your happiness, are most likely never going to matter to ANYONE as much as they do to you. If you don't care, why do you think anyone else will? (okay, they might care out of love or recognition, but don't live your life counting and relying on that.) Not to say be selfish, but look out for yourself... have your own back. :-) Nothing wrong with that.
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