Do we really love what we do? In the article “In the Name of Love,” Miya Tokumitsu covers the issue that doing what you love (DWYL) gives false hope to the working class. Tokumitsu reviews how those who are given jobs ultimately cannot truly love what they do because of the employers who make jobs possible. These same employers keep their employees overlooked. Providing the example of Steve Jobs, the creator of Apple, she says the people who work under Jobs break their backs at factories, yet he never credits the workers’ efforts to his overall success. Tokumitsu points out that the DWYL mantra is narcissistic for those who are overpaid for less labor, while those tricked into believing they love their job are less valued for the overall …show more content…
Stanny starts the article by telling readers, “I asked more than 150 high-earning women, "Are you doing this for the money?" The overwhelming response was a definite no. What drove them were passion, recognition, challenge and independence. At the same time, they wanted to be well-compensated, because they felt they were worth it” (Stanny). Straight to the point with the tips, Stanny gives six steps and pointers: “think big, then think even bigger, do your research, quantify your value, practice daily affirmation, challenge yourself in areas outside your job, and fake confidence if necessary”(Stanny). Though Stanny explains these ideas she trusts will work, I start to question the validity in them. If we truly believe we are worth more than the average, shouldn't we recognize it hard to find price in value of our time? Using these steps, laborers can justify their time for some worth-while pay. The women Stanny questions are prime examples of doing what they love often does not always pay that well, though she even states they are high earning. The employers of these workers may pay them high compared to most, but from the standard of loving what they do it’s not quite cutting it. Despite the fact that devoted jobholders would like to think they are just doing what they love, there’s always going to …show more content…
Tokumitsu’s article shows that she is very passionate about this subject, which could be that she is writing from her own experiences within the workforce and this helps make the reading more powerful. The constant battle for love in your labor can divide companies, but examining drive will determine getting what needs to be done or not. Using this knowledge is our future, hope, and way out of the zombified, DWYL motto. Always remember, do as much as you can! Works Cited Stanny, B. (2018). “Be Paid What You're Really Worth,” Retrieved March 24, 2018, from https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/be-paid-what-you-are-worth Tokumitsu, Miya. “In the Name of Love.” The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader, Research Manual and Handbook, edited by X. J. Kennedy, Dorothy M. Kennedy, and Marcia F. Muth, 11th ed., Bedford/ St Martin’s, 2017, pp.
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