Seth Godin’s post on why your goal when you seek out a job should be whether is platform for your advancement or just more of the same old thing.
A brilliant programmer finds a job in a small company and instead of seeing it as a grind, churning out what’s asked, he uses it as a platform to hone his skills and to ship code that changes everything.
There’s no rigid line between a job and art. Instead, there’s an opportunity. Both you and your boss get to decide if your job is a platform or just a set of tasks.
(via Seth’s Blog)