Do you like your job?

United States
January 27, 2009 10:29pm CST
I mean really? Do you like your job or do you just tolerate what you do? Is it hard for you to get motivated and go everyday? I really do like my job. Oh sure, there are times when I have bad days and times that I get frustrated, but overall I really enjoy what I do. Its not earth shattering, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to perform, but I enjoy it. Do you enjoy whatever it is you do to pay your bills?
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
28 Jan 09
I would not go as far as saying that I enjoy working... and that is any work of any kind. To me... work is only a mean to pay the bills and get what I want. That said... what makes working bearable... is that I take a lot of pride in my work. I am a perfectionist... and when people tell me that I have done a wonderful job... I go home with a big smile on my face. That is the only thing which kept me going along the years. I could not possibly do a job which is giving me no satisfaction whatsoever. I am the creative type and I need motivation to get moving. This can come in many forms. At the end of the day... it is actually the people who employ you... which make the difference. Nothing worse than working for some ungrateful person.
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• United States
28 Jan 09
You have a very good point. Although, I don't feel the corporation for which I work is grateful to me in any way, the manager of my department often makes it worth our while. I won a coat up to a $500 value the other day for top sales and yesterday won two pair of shoes for my efforts. Its the little perks like that, that can make the job fun and also those customers who go out of their way to let you know that they are happy with your performance.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
29 Jan 09
This remark has been reported Rekoolp
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
29 Jan 09
only using the same fuccking tactics you've used on me..bully.. troll and stalker
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I like my client, but I can't say the job floats my boat...
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• United States
28 Jan 09
Are you in the home health profession?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I'm an aide, basically a maid, cook, and stuff.
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Second year in retail and I enjoy it. It's hard work being on your feet all day, but the work itself is nothing to get stressed over unless you run into irate customers. Even though it's only part time and on-call basis, I really look forward to going to work when I'm called in. I like the fact that they rely on me when they need me. It's just a pity I can't work full time yet because of my husband travelling and noone to take care of my son. He is still my #1 priority.
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• United States
28 Jan 09
I work in retail too. In women's shoes in fact. Yesterday I won a coat up to a $500 value for having the top sales in the department on Saturday. I was really excited, because I've never won anything like that. My job has a lot of great perks and nice customers is one of them.
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
28 Jan 09
That is awesome news. Wish we got perks like that. I work mainly with fashion jewelry, accessories, handbags and dresses. Mind you they put me everywhere in our dept. store, except for shoes and fine jewelry as they are paid by commission.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
28 Jan 09
I love my job and enjoy doing it. Over the years I have mastered it and I face no problem in executing my job. It is possible that for few days the pressure of work may be high, but I take it as a challange and try to finish it, as early as possible.
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• United States
28 Jan 09
Thats wonderful. Some people master their job, but don't like it any more than the day they started. I am glad you are doing something you enjoy.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
29 Jan 09
Thanks!
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@srbollar (259)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I would probably like my job if I actually had one. Sadly, I'm only an ESS tutor, so I only get to work like 3 hours a week. It sucks! ~Jesus loves you and I do too~
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• United States
28 Jan 09
Well there sure are plenty of times that I have been unemployed. Its hard, I know. And the way the economy is, layoffs are a possibility for everyone. I hope you find something soon.
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@srbollar (259)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Thanks! The only place I can find that is hiring teenagers is Wendy's, and I really don't want to work at a fast food restaurant, because food kind of disgusts me. =/
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I know for me i really do like my job. It keeps me busy enough all day to not get bored. with enough downtime to come and hang out here at mylot. I work with a bunch of great women. and my boss is probably one of the most amazing ladies i have ever met. I really do like my job. there are fair when it comes to pay raises, and very understanding when it comes to taking time off. I have been here a little over two years now and unless i found something that is going to pay me a heck of alot more, i think i will stay here for at least another 5 to 6 years. maybe more.
• United States
2 Feb 09
I'm really surprised at how many people do like their job. I think thats great though.
• United States
28 Jan 09
I love my job; I am a R.N., have been for 20 years. I feel fortunate!
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• United States
28 Jan 09
It is very comforting to know that people in your position do like your job. I'd hate to be in the hospital and be attended to by someone who didn't like their job.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I have worked many jobs outside of the home and I really did like them. The people drove me crazy though, that I worked with. I now work from my home and I love it.
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• United States
28 Jan 09
I wish I could work from home sometimes, but I think I might get a bit bored after a time. I like working in the mall. Its a fun environment to be in sometime. Especially, for someone who like me loves to shop, even though I can't afford it. Still its nice to be surrounded by nice things.
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• United States
28 Jan 09
I wish i could say that I did or didn't like my job but right now i don't have a job. I am still job searching so right now I am just going to college.
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• United States
2 Feb 09
College is really important to getting an above average job, although in this economy even college grads are having a hard time.
@willvaaz (75)
• India
28 Jan 09
i like my job if i had... but now due to this global econmic crisis i lost my job. now i thought to apply a new job.. i tried more than 50 companies... and finally i got nothing... so i decided to start one small industry.. the initial processes is going on,,,, sure i will be an good biz man...
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• United States
2 Feb 09
I'm really sorry to hear you lost your job. Its no fun trying to find a job in today's economy. Most people are clinging to what they have, no matter what.
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
As of now, I really enjoy my work. I get to practice my own skill in my work and get to help others get their skills improved as well. I really feel happy that I tried this kind of work. For the pay however, I am not yet sure, since its not that much but, what I really like is the experience that I get while doing this kind of work (^_^ )
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• United States
2 Feb 09
Sometimes I think being able to take pride in your work is almost more important than drawing a paycheck.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
I really agree to that (^_^ ) Frankly, money would indeed help out with the daily things that we need but, being able to be proud of what you do is certainly more valuable.
@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 09
I love my job. I'm doing something that I really like to do thus finding satisfaction & enjoyment in it
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• United States
30 Jan 09
If you don't mind me asking, what is it that you do?
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 09
Nope, I don't mind you asking.I have a registered company & I work from home. Mainly I'm into IT / computer stuff - buy / sell / trade / service that sort. I do online selling as well on eBay, yes IT items & also a lot of collector's stuff
• China
29 Jan 09
i liked my job very much like 3 month ago,but now it's getting more and more frustrated...now i feel like i can't tolerate it anymore,because my job is like a kind of customer service,so i even don't have holidays when everyone else there are off work
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• China
29 Jan 09
i dont know if i like this job or not.but i think i must study hard in order to change a better job or i will choose own business.lol.
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• United States
30 Jan 09
I know how you feel, I work in retail and I have to work holidays too. The upside is that I get paid for that day and I also get paid for another day of my choice.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
29 Jan 09
hello kbourgerie yes, to answer your question, i do enjoy working my part-time job. i work six hours a day when that i do work. and once i get up and get ready and leave my house in the mornings, the day seems to fly by. i work part-time right now for my brother-in-law doing data entry at his house. i sit upstairs on the computer all day long. i have an easy job. by the way, what kind of work do you do? thanks for sharing. take care and have a beautiful evening.
• United States
30 Jan 09
Yours sounds like a very cool job to have. Don't you ever miss interaction with other people though? As for me, I work for a large department store selling women's shoes. Since I love to shop, retail is fun for me. Not to say, I buy things all the time, because I can't afford it, but I do get perks for good sales. Just this week, I won a coat up to a $500 dollar value and 3 pairs of shoes of my choice. Not bad for one week. Not to mention the nice people I meet. I met a lady a couple of days ago and already we have become friends. She is going to cut and dye my hair on Saturday for free. I am looking forward to getting to know her better. I actually look forward to going most of the time.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
30 Jan 09
hi i do interact with the boss and his wife sometimes during the day. and i have always been a shy person. a one girl office has always been my style. thanks for asking. and congratulations to you on the things that you get selling shoes.
@money123 (27)
• Morocco
29 Jan 09
i am student i dont like this Job haha
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• United States
29 Jan 09
I don't like the job I have now I'm a caretaker.
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• United States
30 Jan 09
Yes, but being a student will prepare you for a better job than you would have otherwise.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I love my job. I'm a writer according to the IRS. I blog for several sites, write here, self-publish poetry books (although I admit that selling my stuff is my least favorite part of my job). I also enter writing contests, write articles, and poems. To be sure, I don't pay all my bills myself (benefits and my parents help me out), but I'm much more independent then I was before the government allowed me to have a job and not lose my life-sustaining disability services in 2008. I expect, however, that I'll grow more and more independent as time goes on. That's the way it goes in all things I've noticed.
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• United States
29 Jan 09
I'm a writer to. Just started!
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• United States
30 Jan 09
I think there are many of us that wish we could make a living at writing. I know I have wished for it in the past, but I don't feel I have the skills or the confidence.
@umcane86 (65)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I love my job. I work at a TV station and it's fun day in and day out. Very few jobs I'd rather be doing, and I wouldn't give it up for anything less.
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• United States
29 Jan 09
I think working at a TV station sounds like alot of fun. Do you ever get to meet celebrities?
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
29 Jan 09
I have been with my job for donkey years. Many people envy me. Some look at me with awe. It was not a desk-bound job but project based. It involves interacting with different people all the time. I like my job nature but I am not happy with the job yet I still need the job to maintain my freedom and sanity.
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• United States
29 Jan 09
I know that feeling. Although there are plenty of days that I don't feel like getting up and going to work, I can't imagine staying home and doing nothing for any extended length of time. Going to work gives me a feeling of independence that I don't get anywhere else.
@smileonstar (4013)
• United States
29 Jan 09
i love my job whenever I get more customers... if it is slow, then I feel lazy. Of course, i love my job cuz that's what I do and this is where i get money to support my family. if i count my hours at work, it almost 15 hours a day. I start at 5am - 8pm. I know I know... you will say What???? hehehhe... hey, coffee shop open for service at 4am and I have to stay all day to keep the shop open. I work from sun raise to sun set.
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• United States
29 Jan 09
That is an awful lot of hours, but I bet you have a lot of good stories to tell and plenty of good friends that you have made a long the way.
• Puerto Rico
29 Jan 09
I'm surprised to see so many responses of people saying they love their jobs. I honestly can't say that I love mine. I guess I could say that every day I tolerate what I do. I feel that I don't have much of a choice given the current economic situation, it's gonna be kind of hard to find a new one. I think that what I mostly dislike about my job is the overtime. Too much overtime.
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• United States
29 Jan 09
Yes, overtime is grueling. I'm sorry that you don't like your job, but I agree, right now is probably not the best time economically speaking to put yourself out on a limb.