Do you enjoy working?

@Masmasika (1922)
Philippines
October 25, 2008 10:53am CST
We all work to earn a living. We work hard to fulfill our dreams. But sometimes, there are people who don't enjoy their work. they find work as sometimes of a burden and they end up getting exhausted at the end of the day. If you don't enjoy your work, your work will be many times over what it should be. But if you enjoy working, you won't get tired easily. Some people start complaining once they are in the working area. Early in the morning you can see them with their foreheads creased. And they are the people who gets old fast. I enjoy working. I enjoy teaching the children everyday. They say that teaching is a hard job but if you enjoy teaching, it isn't hard. Even if children are sometimes naughty and hard headed, i could still say that I am enjoying being a teacher. Working is part of my life. I cannot go for a day without doing something. I start early in the morning even if it is not a working day. I always make sure that everything is done before i sit in front of my computer. Learn to love your work and you will find out that it is like playing.....
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@siddiqali (632)
• India
25 Oct 08
I think enjoying work is a lot about the way you look at the time you spend there. If you go out of your way to enjoy the people your with, go out to lunch with them, chat from time to time, and get things done, knowing that you're making money being there, I think enjoying work isn't such a hard thing. You just have to decide what your attitude is going to be like, how you're going to act there, and how you're going to think of the time you spend at work. This is what I try to do , at least. If you work with people you like, yes work can be enjoyable. If you work doing something that you feel is helping the community, yes work can be enjoyable. However, most people feel they are overworked and underpaid. Those people I will take a wild guess with here and say they do not enjoy their work. Cool
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
what he/she said above is true. let me add: obviously you'd enjoy your work the most if it is the sort of thing you really want to do in the first place. then you have the passion, the commitment, all that hooplah to delight when your work turns out nicely and stick to the ugly aspect of it when the work stinks. and it won't hurt to build great relationships with your boss, colleagues, customers (if any) and everybody involved. but if the work is not up your alley, pays terrible and is terrible by nature, and the people around are boors . . . well, the work can become insufferable. oh well, they say that happiness is really in the mind, so i suppose you can be in a simulacrum of happiness in a work that is to be tolerated strictly to pay the bills. surf youtube, strike up a friendship with the waiter for that restaurant you usually lunch in, help a kid... anything to make the unbearable bearable. =D
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
26 Oct 08
i did enjoy my work. i was a hairdresser & a antique dealer but i had a stroke & other problems & had toquit 4 years ago. i really miss the people.
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@zhaosonghan (1039)
• China
26 Oct 08
You are teacher,it is a great prefession!i have ever hate my job,i think it is not good for me,i always did potty things,i have a long time to worry.But now i find i begin to enjoy working,i don't know why,maybe the time tell me,i find i have a good job,i can learn more from it,the most important is that i have some free time to learn someting i interesed,i think others job don't like this.Maybe i ever have had a wrong mind,now i understand,every work is good,not bad,the only problem is human,whether we can find fun from working,forturely,i find the important thing.
• United States
26 Oct 08
working was a place for heart and mind but now my heart is with my baby and I can't seem to share it well
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• India
26 Oct 08
I have always enjoyed working. I take keen interest in doing what ever I do and do it to the best of my ability. Some people have the opposite habit. They say "do not work, just worry about work and always mention it in front of the boss." I guess quite often in the short run, these people are able to get anadvantage, but in the long run they get exposed. One can't put up a show for long.
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@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
26 Oct 08
I always wanted to have a writing career. Circumstances took me down another path. I got promoted to positions of increasing responsibility. Along with all of that came money and a great lifestyle. The one thing that was missing? Happiness. Two years ago, I hit the wall. I couldn't think of spending one more day doing something that made me so miserable. I quit my job and started to chase my dream. I've had some rough patches along the way but every single morning that I wake up, I can't wait to get to my computer and write. When you do something that you love, it doesn't feel like you're working at all. I can lose myself in a story and write for ten or twelve hours at a time. I don't have the income or the lifestyle that I once had but I am HAPPY!!!!!
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26 Oct 08
It had it's up and downs but on the whole I did enjoy it. I finished up in a job that gave a lot of "job satisfaction" which is very important.
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@derek_a (10902)
26 Oct 08
When I first left school I went into sales and found the job very boring. I was however a trained musician and went into music professionally and loved every minute of it. In the 1970s the music business collapsed here in the UK and I had to find something else to do, so I trained as a psychotherapist which involves helping people with stress management etc. I love this job to this day, and also loved being a musician.
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• China
26 Oct 08
I like the job at first,but i feel so bored in the end when much stress and burden. Now i word only for earning.
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@phradaka (21)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
A lot of people get in and get out of their jobs that easily. It's as if they are just changing their clothes. Fancy as it may be, it's really difficult to find work nowadays. Employers tend to be very picky with whom they hire. And also applicants tend to be picky as well. That is why not all people get to stay with their job for a long time. My solution to all this is, as I read it somewhere a long time ago, FIND A JOB THAT YOU LIKE AND YOU'LL NEVER HAVE TO WORK IN YOUR LIFE!
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@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
First and foremost, I'd like to say that I'm a person who is typically not a complainer. I do my work as I should and most often, I do enjoy my work. But lately, I've been considering and seeing myself as quite lazy to work and I know just the very reason why. During the first quarter of this year, our company's president's term was shortlived and was eventually continued by someone else, through the decision of the board of directors. In line with this, the first batch of retrenched employees began last September. Ironically, though, the set of employees still with the firm are expectant of the next batch mainly for the separation pay package. As such, I could say that even if we are continuing our jobs in the office, I personally felt that we are doing it just for the sake of doing it, without our hearts really into it. Dealing with this feeling is quite difficult because for me, even if I do like my job, my liking it wouldn't extend the life of the firm or ensure that the company will still be here for many years to come.
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@ibiswas (422)
• India
25 Oct 08
I am a software engineer and i work form home... I enjoy my work a lot.. Just that working from home has a disadvantage of flexible timing so it happens that my work hours get extended even after my office hours.. but still i enjoy working and i love my work a lot and also love my team a lot.... Cheers!!!! Happy myLotting!!!!
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@omar0913 (943)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Oct 08
I love my work specialy in the restaurant, I may say that if I hated my work I will never promoted as the new manager. I did what is right and what is just. I do felt lonely sometimes, specialy when my executives sees only those things that they do right, and not what I do correctly. But t's okey, life must go on, and a patience is an important virtue when it comes to work, it helps us achieve our goals. And one thing more I love teachers, who teaches with great enthusiasm and dedication.
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@adihindu (1922)
• India
25 Oct 08
I enjoy the work that what was doing . In my opinion if won't enjoying of doing we cannot fulfill the wiork we are doing. Means the result wiuld not be maximum
@kitikatz (191)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
In my case its more about making the money to pay bills. Some people are so lucky to be paid by doing what they really want to do...
• China
27 Oct 08
it is better enjoy what you do than doing what you enjoy.if you do the job which you think that is interesting thing ,you will enjoy it and try your best to finish it and make it perfect. but obviously not everyone could be so lucky there are so much people who do the job which they didn't like at all .but it is life.it choose you ,not you choose life some time .
@shamzy18 (2319)
27 Oct 08
Erm well i dont work i dont have a job.. so i dont have anyopinions if ienjoy it or if i feel it is a burden... i may think either it depends what your job is who your working with and other things.
@23uday (2998)
• India
26 Oct 08
Hi buddies,, iam a hard working person.I always worked as a hard.I will enjoy working and my work will complete and no burden will their.While doing the work we have to take easy and enjoy the work so our works become easy way.Whatever work i will do work with full of enjoyment.So, what about you?
• United States
26 Oct 08
I love my job and the people that I work with are great! I work overnights as a Customer Service Manager and the cashiers that work under me are great. We all get along quite well and we manage to have fun at work while still getting our work done and helping out the customers.
@unuzzz (1274)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 08
hi Masmasika hmm, i can say that i don't enjoy my work now, since my job now is not the kind of job i like but i enjoy working.. :D i still at the university right now, and haven't graduated yet i came from a mid-class family, and the environment i live, like the friends etc, are came from the mid-upper class family most of my friends have worked and made their own money, and got wealthy before i got a job, i always feel empty and useless but now, after i worked, well at least i feel more confident .. :-P although i only make a small sum of money, but it feels great ^ ^ slowly i want to learn to like my present job, but slowly too, i want to move finding and doing the thing i like thanks Masmasika :D
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
26 Oct 08
If you dont like your work,then you should find something that you really love doing.When you have found that something,then you will have to go a step furthur each time.First find out if you are qualified to do this sort of work.If for example you do not know how to do this kind of job,you will have to find ways and means of studying and learning it.This may take some time to do,but learn it you will.Once you are proficient at this type of work, you can seek employment relating to it.Anyone can have an occupation that they enjoy and look forward to each day.We should, simply because everyone has to work.