by Kate Wendleton
Last week, I met Andy, a mid-level accountant who simply wanted another job in accounting. Where he worked didn’t matter to him. He just needed money so he could live his real life at home. He said he had never had a truly satisfying job. The week before, I met an executive who earned almost $1 million a year. His story was remarkably similar. His first words to me were: “I don’t need to be happy or satisfied in a job.” What he meant was that he had always excelled — he was always a top performer — regardless of job satisfaction. I told him he could have both — excellent money and a job that he thought was terrific.