While wondering how many times you can wake up feeling like Gregor Samsa before you start wondering what you are doing wrong, your allotted slowly slips away from you.
Imagine a job that requires you only to show up. Initiative is discouraged. A positive attitude is prohibited. You must go to work and do nothing. The only requirement is to be there in the chair and nothing more. What would you do?
Perhaps you would create a job by setting up a series of workflow steps that must be completed each day. The product of these jobs does not contribute to the achievement of any goal. No productive results occur, but these work-like actions fill some of the eight hours that must be covered.
Sometimes the phone rings and someone needs a correction made or a configuration tweaked.
One might be inclined to complain, but the checks keep coming on time and the bills are paid. With so many others out of work, you might feel thankful to have such a job.
Where is the meaning in such a life?