Taking Care of Business | Career Angles

You get up every morning from your alarm clock’s warning
Take the [8:15] into the city
There’s a whistle up above and people pushin’, people shovin’
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train’s on time, you can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed, look at me I’m self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day”

“And I’ll be taking care of business (every day)
Taking care of business (every way)
I’ve been taking care of business (it’s all mine)
Taking care of business and working overtime”

                                                                                ~Taking Care of Business, Bachman-Turner Overdrive


We like to think that others have it easier than we do. After all, for every ‘Gram or post that shows our friends and family happy and in exquisite circumstances, our envy comes out. We wonder why they have the key to success and we are left with our dreary lives.

The song offers some advice about the price people pay for being self-employed. Although they do nothing all day

They take care of business every day, in every way, work overtime and get the results (it’s all mine).

Most people don’t want to do that. That’s OK.

It’s also OK to be the best at what you do and work to becoming known for that.

Just make your own decision about what serves you best.


Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019



Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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