Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Thriving Working in Saipan

Anytime someone asks me what it's like to work in Saipan, I quote this sign. It hangs on the operating room wall at the Commonwealth Health Center. Although the statement was made by Dr. Howard Tait, CHC's former orthopedic surgeon, regarding surgical cases I think the principle applies to working anywhere in the government.

It succinctly alludes to the qualities necessary to survive, thrive, and to be happy at work here: flexibility, resourcefulness, love of challenges, contentment.

Howard is fixing bones in Canada now. But his words make a lot of sense for those considering taking a job here. You have to consider if you can do your job without everything you usually need to do your job.

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