The article below may contain offensive and/or incorrect content.Every February, we host "I Love My Job" to highlight the positive aspects of work. We received submissions from people all across the country who told us the reasons they love their job.
We feature the best submissions here, on Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages. The person or team who provides our favorite entry for the week receives some special treats to share with their co-workers.
Here is one of our favorite submissions from last month, sent in by Jessica Wilde, executive assistant to the executive director for the Children's Law Center of California in Monterey Park, CA.
On why she loves her job, here's what Jessica had to share:
"The Children's Law Center of California (CLC) is a non-profit, public interest law firm that provides legal representation for tens of thousands of children impacted by abuse and neglect. We provide an unparalleled level of expertise in and out of the courtroom. Our highly skilled, passionate and committed attorneys, investigators, and support staff fight to ensure the well-being and future success of our clients through a multi-disciplinary, independent and informed approach to advocacy. We are a powerful voice for our clients fighting for family reunification, permanence, educational opportunity, health and mental health services, self-sufficiency and overall well-being. We are a driving force in local, statewide and national policy change and child welfare system reform.
I love my job! I look forward to coming to work each and every day of the year for one simple reason: the people I work with. Each day, I get to spend my time working with some of the most dedicated, passionate, compassionate and generous people I have ever known. Everything they do is done with the "greater good” in mind -- no matter their title or how menial the task may seem in the moment.
In my department, we work hard to support the people on "the front lines” (the attorneys, investigators, and others who work directly with these children). In order to support the "troops”, all of us in Administration must support each other while simultaneously pushing ourselves and each other to be the best we can. We strive to make each other feel supported, special, valued, and challenged to be better today than they were yesterday. Every dollar we save or raise goes directly to our child clients and makes a real difference in their lives. Every event we organize helps our employees by relieving a little of the stress they endure working in such a difficult and emotionally draining position and industry. It is wonderful to be able to work with such amazing people and for such an amazing organization."Thanks, Jessica, for your submission. Look for a delivery soon of special treats as our appreciation for helping to spread the love.