Pam Halpert, or Pamela Morgan by her real name, is the assistant in the U.S. television sitcom ‘The Office’ which so many of us like to watch and admire. A mixture of humor, responsibility, sassiness, and someone to simply look up to has developed around this character whose main principal is to act out the position of being an assistant at a paper distribution company. Pam is known for her wisdom, intelligence, and shows gives people an image as someone they would like to be, and experience a day ‘in her shoes’ for better lack of words.
So this character, Pam Halpert, is someone who has played the part to a degree that people look to her in a form of admiration one could say. With a mixture of generating countless smiles for those who watch the show, and a vague interest for those who don’t, these are some well-known words of wisdoms from this special character:
“Sleep only with certain bosses and even then, only for good reasons.”- This is a reference in regard to how bosses don’t always take into consideration the needs of the employee working, and how their eyes would open further under the circumstance of unethical gains. A funny mention to how the work world functions in a way without morals or justice.
“Don’t be afraid to point out the bosses short comings, but only when forced into a corner”- This is a reference point to bosses loving to point the blame on the lower employees to save themselves from taking ownership of mistakes. This is a reference point to when Pam was asked for a particular fax and the boss requested why it wasn’t complete, to which the response was, in short, because the boss threw it in the trash.
“Health care is a privilege most of us are not privy to”- This is a reference to how health care isn’t handed out and addressed toward employees in a way that it should be, and is specific in a way that saves a company money versus in a way that would be looking out for an employee’s best interests.
“Always trust your daddy- When discussing various tolerances of ‘trust’, usually integrated with ‘racial profiling’ there comes a point where Pam is asked to name a white person she can fully trust, the response “my dad” gave an emotional grounding that everyone got to feel.
“Keep your options open”- This is simply put and understood, when a place is driving you crazy you have every right to consider other potential careers, and in this case it was suggested for Pam to consider being an exotic dancer, let the laughter flow.
“Make the best of every situation”- When a situation comes up underneath your expectations then don’t let it ruin the rest of the day, put it under close consideration and make sure that you turn the rest of the day around in a way that resides with what you want and hope for.
“First impressions are everything”- This is in regard to when you first meet someone you are going to have a general opinion based on their image and expression that is going to one way or another encourage, or discourage you to feel out the rest of who they are and what they stand for. A poor first impression can crush a chance for any kind of interest to develop further, this goes with individuals and hobby’s alike.
“Recognize your boss is only human”- Consider the fact that your boss, regardless of what kind of pedestal they put themselves on, is only human. They are capable of mistakes and errors, just as they are capable of accomplishments and completely goals. Don’t give them more credit or recognition than they deserve.
“Life runs on your time, if you want it to”- This is the concept that many of us are misled to believe our days are controlled by our jobs and our responsibility’s, and while that may be partially true, the way we address these things is through the course of the day in which we can control. You can control life in every aspect and turn, and sometimes you have to remind yourself of that in order to make yourself aware of that.
“Nothing compares to a good nights sleep”- This is a given, think about the times you go through a night of tossing and turning and then the next day you have a lot of things you need to get done, it’s a pure disaster. A good night of sleep is waking up feeling refreshed, and there is nothing quite like it.
These are various perspectives that highlight on feelings that we experience on a daily routine. While the way as individuals we relate to these statements may be different, absolutely, the feelings behind the statements are something that each and every one of us can identify with. As people that are dedicated to work and survival it is a common error to lose focus and attention on our own needs, and a lot of this is simply place on that very theme.
When you think about how you can improve your life, and improve your daily outlook on things it can’t be notated enough that you have to make time for you and your own needs. Take a deep breath, take some time to make yourself laugh, and remind yourself that life is only as difficult and challenging as you convince yourself to believe. The belief that you have the day under complete and total control is following a path to a much brighter future.