do you actually like your job?

Halifax, Nova Scotia
January 8, 2008 12:49pm CST
lots of people think its impossible to find a job you like and can enjoy.. i used to agree but i finally have a job i actually enjoy.. i think if i won the lottery id still wanna do my job.. i drive a forklift.. id like to drive elsewhere but the place i work pays the best of anywhere around here.. anyways i was just curious if anyone else likes there job? what is the job and why? or why not?
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• United States
8 Jan 08
To say that I like my job- I can not really tell you. The reason why I cannot tell you this is for the simple fact that I just started my job. In starting my job, I have been exposed to so many things that previously, I was unaware of. I do believe, however, that having a job is quite important in doing well in that same job.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
8 Jan 08
well congrats on the new job :) i always liked getting new jobs because of the new stuff you learn.. ive never done the same type of job twice.. anytime i switch jobs its to a totally different field of work so i can learn more
8 Jan 08
I love my job, but some people don't count it as a job. I am a full-time mum at the moment. I love having this as my job because its very rewarding and enjoyable to do. I don't mind not having a proper break, because its fun to look after my son. When i have had my child expected in april, i am thinking about getting a part time job of only a few hours a day because of looking after the kids but even that will help us afford everything we need. I know being a full-time mum doesn't pay, but in my opinion its far more rewarding and fun than any other job i could get. ~Joeys wife
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
9 Jan 08
i agree its a 'job' in the sense that you have to do it and it takes effort and tires you out etc.. but a job pays money and has bosses and you can lose that job and have to get a new one etc.. there are jobs harder than parenting in this world.. some are even more time consuming.. and parenting gets easier as they get older.. especially when theyre off on their own being all grown up or whatever.. so i guess its work to be a parent but not a job.. *shrug* im not knocking stay at home moms though :) i like that my wife gets to stay at home and raise our daughter also
9 Jan 08
Wait this is actually joey not my wife now. So you saying that jobs pay? well that maybe true, although if you are the owner then that isn't pay. It's actually "earning" and your doing the job to get money but you don't pay yourself. So this isn't a job either? Really a "job" is anything that needs doing, you saying "working" that's the difference for myself. ~Joey
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
9 Jan 08
actually all business owners i know do pay themselves.. tommy hilfiger for example (not that i know him) pays himself a nice 20.57 million US$ a year to run his own business.. and collects earnings on top of that.. being a mom is a not a job its a life choice.. you dont consider it babysitting when you watch your own children do you? its parenthood not a job..
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
9 Jan 08
I like my job right now as being a mom ;) it's the best job that i've ever had. and as you know i have had quite a few jobs, even since i met you. I get bored of those min wage monkies could do it jobs. . I dont know what my true calling is other then being a mom, but i hope one day to become a ultra sound tech, and i can look at unborn babes all day long. That'd be a good job, and it pays well too. But we can't live in a big city because of language barriers. Lol. i've talked to the ultra sounds techs in stevenson about becoming one, and there is a large demand for it right now apparently. It'll be a while before i can go to school though!
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
thatd be a good job for you :) but its not all about babies ive had at least 4 ultrasounds done in my life and clearly i cant have babies in my belly! unless i ate them lol :P but ya i guess some techs might only do babies and some might only do other stuff *shrug* would be cool either way i figure to snoop around in someones inners and see whats up hehe
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
19 Jan 08
Yea i know that its not all looking at babies. I just wouldnt wanna do the old man testies, but i guess that would be part of the job, and it pays well enough that it would be worth it. I think its only 2-3 years of school as well. Which is fairly quick.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
perhaps you should look into that after a routine is set with the new baby etc :) 2 years isnt long but it takes forever if you never start hehe :)
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• United States
21 Jan 08
I do like my job. I'm a closing coordinator at a real estate office. I coordinate with buyers, sellers, cooperating agents, surveyors, home inspectors, termite inspectors, lenders, appraisers, title agents, etc to make sure that a contract closes smoothly. I like talking to different people and helping the closing stay organized. I also have my real estate license. I have flexible hours which allowe me to go to school. Our office is pretty laid back. I'm going to me moving though, and I'm really nervous about finding a new job that I will like. I've had some pretty crappy jobs in the past.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
22 Jan 08
yah im kinda dreading finding a different job too but its about that time i think.. i want more money.. i really like the job though so i think its gonna suck no matter where i go because its not doing what i like or what im used to doing for that matter.. ah well change can be good i suppose and i wont take a job i hate for more money unless it was excessive amounts more :D
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• United States
22 Jan 08
I'm worried I'm going to have to take a job for less money. I will do what it takes but it's still scary. My mom says I should wait tables but I have no waitressing experience and I'm afraid that being a waitress in the small town I won't make enough money. Thankfully my car is just about paid for so that will be one less bill to worry about.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
25 Jan 08
ya that doesnt scream huge income but if it gets you through the month its better than nothing.. my mom always says almost any job pays better than welfare.. its been true in any job ive ever had.. i also could not budget my life on one pay a month either hehe i dont even like bi weekly! i get paid weekly and that works well for me hehe
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I love my job! I'm a CPA and am very fortunate that people actually PAY me to do their taxes. I love it!
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
10 Jan 08
hah yah thats not too shabby.. easy money i guess:) id get bored of punching in various numbers into the same spots all day though.. although i have always wanted a data entry job id rather it be different things im typing than the same stuff repeatedly
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
10 Jan 08
There are some days I wish that's all I did do! Most of our stuff is pretty complicated and it involves working with banks/brokers and doing research on tax guidlines. I can spend the better part of a week on some returns. Then there's my regular work - financial statement audits, planning and forcasting. Beleive me, it's hard to get bored with this stuff, it's something different every day. But, we all have our preferences. Otherwise we'd all be trying to get the same jobs :)
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
11 Jan 08
this is true ;) variety is good though.. i like numbers and most anything dealing with them so i guess i would like your job except the paperwork side of it.. i hate paper work :D
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• United States
8 Jan 08
I love my job. sit at home and watch my daughter while hubby is at work. Cept during the winter i usually work cuz he is laid off for the winter (he landscapes). I think babysitters are to expensive. so we made a system. i work in the winter and he works in the summer. But I dont think ill be working this winter cuz of the car accident...but thats ok...more time with my daughter.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
9 Jan 08
so when you actually have a job in the winter.. what do you do ? do you like it? the question wasnt do you like parenthood its do you like your job :P
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• United States
9 Jan 08
well thats what my job is in the summer time and i like it...lol usually in the winter i just go to temp services so im not confined to a job when summer hits.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
10 Jan 08
good call :D i love temp agencies.. no need to hand out resumes or make phone calls etc no interviews.. if you dont wanna work you dont have to.. you can quit a job and have a different one the next day.. etc etc..
• United States
8 Jan 08
My last job was painting roofs with a guy named 'Bub'. He only hired girls and painted across his truck it said 'Bub's Babes'... hehehe. I enjoyed being a 'babe' and climbing around on high and precarious roof tops and then coming home covered in paint - people loved saying to any of us girls "Did you get any on the roof?" But Bub really liked getting started early and I am not a 'morning person', and besides that having a 'job' seriously interferes with the rest of my life. I quit after about a year.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
9 Jan 08
painting isnt the greatest of jobs anyways :) i think you made a good choice.. plus working up on roof tops can get super hot in the summer heat!
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• United States
9 Jan 08
I actually love to paint, but I prefer to paint my own house, inside or out, where I can choose the colors I want (I am a colorholic!) But I don't like painting roofs... it's very dangerous and my life is worth more to me than the measly hourly wage I was making. And yes, I had to wear long sleeves and long pants and a hat to keep the sun from burning up my skin, yeah, it was rough, I'm glad I'm not doing it anymore... although the regular predictable income was quite nice.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
9 Jan 08
it is nice to know you have a pay coming and what its gonna be etc but ya as you say sometimes its just not worth the money they offer you to do it
• New Zealand
19 Jan 08
I like my job ..it is gvining me experince whcih i need for moving up further in my career ..so i am really enjoying it ..once i swirch job i will feel much better ..cheers
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
its great that you found a job that you can advance in :) you dont have to worry so much about getting stuck in the same job forever because you have the option to advance further up the success ladder
@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I love my job. I'm in sales, and I get to do what I love...talk and meet new people. I'm a firm believer in not doing a job just to do it. I have to like it. We all work to pay expenses to live day to day, but I don't believe in going a job everyday that you hate to pay your bills. Nothing worse than waking up every day saying " I don't want to go to work" or " I hate my job". Those people annoy me. And me being the blunt person I am, tells them to leave and find something they like. People give up too easily and work killing themselves doing something they think sucks. Forget that! It has been proven that if you like your job you will perform better, which in turn can lead to raises or other benefits that company may offer. And if nothing else, you get a chance to expand that position and maybe get hired elsewhere that will pay you more based on your experience and quality of work from the previous employer. Heck, depending on what the job is, you could probably turn it into a career and start your own business. You just never know.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
as much as i love my job even i sometimes say i dont wanna go to work haha but i hitch hike to work so sometimes it takes some extra motivation to get myself outta bed and out on that road especially in the winter! but i do it day after day cuz i like providing for my family and i like the job.. otherwise id get a different job closer to home i guess so i wouldnt have to hitch hike :D i agree with you though i have a hard time listening to people complain about their job day after day.. its like why bother coming.. go elsewhere.. we wont miss your complaining i assure you! :D haha
@wisedragon (2328)
• Philippines
9 Jan 08
Good for you! I agree it's difficult to find a job you actually love and wouldn't leave even after winning the lottery. I hope some day I can find one.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
the best way to find a job you'll love is to find out what you love first.. things you do out of habit sometimes without even knowing.. i love playing with nunmbers and organizing things in order.. for example all my video games on the shelf are in alphabetical order.. i also like construction and vehicles you'd see tonka produce (big equipment type vehicles like cranes plows forklifts etc) so i found a job that includes all that stuff by driving a fork lift i get to organize things by part number etc keep count of various lines running and what they need to have or have taken away etc and also it comes with lots of fringe benefits like if i wanna have a smoke i can just drive out back and have one where as people working in the building have to wait til break time hehe
@subha12 (18449)
• India
9 Jan 08
You are absolutely correct. It is very difficult to find a job that you like 100%. there are shortcoming sin any job. similarly I am not 100% satuisfied with it. I only like to be in IT and I am in it. But there are many problems taht I am facing here. May be i will try to search for another job very soon.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
i cant say i like my job 100% there are things i would change if i could.. im actually working on changing things with my job with my union and joint health and safety reps at work.. driving a forklift is dangerous if you arent careful at all times and theres quite a few people at work who dont seem to think they will get hurt by one.. anywho yah i always say i love my job just not where i work :) being a forklift driver is great but i work with a lot of people who make it stressful for reasons that could be less frequent for sure
• China
9 Jan 08
Finding a good job is really difficult, I'm puzzle for finding a job I could enjoy actually. Now, I'm a white-collar in office. At first, I knew a little of the job, so I enjoyed it. Then I feel tired for the job, and it is as dry as a chip, after several years. so I am inappeasable, perhaps so do others.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
i used to have a job in the corperate world working in an office all day.. for the largest corp on the planet actually so i guess it shouldnt have been boring and i suppose it wasnt.. it was quite high paced and what not but i dont find i like many rich snobby people and i was dealing with corperate lawyers and vp's and presidents etc all the time and they are some ignorant people and i have a problem biting my tongue so i always found myself being fake there and i hate being fake so it was a must i change it up.. i work in a factory now but i make good money and i enjoy it and the people dont mind my vulgar morbid disgusting perverse humor :D yay for me hehe
@aldrinix (41)
• Philippines
9 Jan 08
i dont just like my job.. i love it.. making programs is fun.. specially when you are finish with it.. i fell very happy and proud.. but sometimes i get bored.. specially when there is an error to your codes.. ^_^ so i go surfed the internet and check my email and search for the codes..
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
coding can be fun for sure :) its nice to be able to create something from nothing.. finding those errors can be a tricky thing though eh? a . out of place or a / instead of a \ etc.. can be frustrating at times but ya well worth it in the end
@cici0081 (27)
• China
9 Jan 08
I am so happy that you like your job,but I am not so lucky,this job is my second job,both them are not my actually like,just for earning money,so pls treasure it, good luck
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
well i definately only work to earn money but i do enjoy having something to do daily.. and ya the job itself i enjoy so that helps.. sorry to hear that you dont like your jobs :(
@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I love my job, I've been training and wanting this job for over 9 years. I finally got hired for my dream job last April, a fire patrolman (wildland firefighter) for the forestry service. I work seasonal, so I'm off til March 17th. But I'm doing what I love, and getting paid for it! lol
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
9 Jan 08
congrats on getting your dream job after all the dedication you musta put in over those 9 years ;) do you get to ride in helicopters or do you fight it from the ground? i love helicopters!!
• United States
9 Jan 08
I usually like my job. I do have days where I would rather stay home, of course, but 80%-90% of the time it is pretty cool. I work in theater, so every day is something a bit different, and you meet all sorts of people. Granted the hours can be long and late, and the pay isn't great, but I work with some really cool people and get to build neat stuff and help come up with solutions some pretty crazy creative problems; not bad overall.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
9 Jan 08
thats cool :D i always wanted to work in a theatre.. even if it was an usher or consession stand.. whatever.. of course being the guy who actually plays the movie would be awesome too.. best seat in the house! though i hear most of them watch it off the telesync screen.. anyways ya sometimes good jobs are better than good pay :D
• Cambodia
9 Jan 08
I used to like my job but not anymore because It has been invaded with people who are incompetent the so called "managers" who don't even know how to do the stuffs and pretend to know better than you :) So I have decided that I will build an online business so as to quit my job in 10 years.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
9 Jan 08
hah i know that feeling all too well.. we go through quite a few supervisors where i work and it seems we're always training the new ones as to how things work cuz theyre so idiotic at times.. *sigh* makes me wanna stick a pen in their eye!
@lightningMD (5931)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I too like my job. I am a lifeguard at a pool in a private resort. I work with great people. I can swim before my shift. I have met alot of really nice people.I work 28 hours a week right now,but as soon as summer hits I'll be back up to 40 a week.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
9 Jan 08
i always thought that would be a good job.. i mean having people drown around you isnt good but to be able to save them sure is.. and im guessing for the most part its more of a relaxing job than steady accidents happening.. lots of training to do though eh? gotta stay fit!
@nopain (32)
• China
8 Jan 08
Yes, I quite agree with your idea.most of people who always despond his current jobs,because they don't like it so much or the job is not the sort of one this expected.i should say that--nowadays,people are not able to get a job who can both get plenty of money and fun . I have done a lot of parttime jobs before (Because i am still a student now,i have not got a current job until now.LoL),some of jobs i really do not like it so much.i done it just for its higher payment.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
9 Jan 08
yah good pay is always good :) id take a higher paying job that i didnt enjoy as much if it was worth the money
• United States
8 Jan 08
Well shame on me. I just read all the posts and everyone is so happy with their job. Apparently I went wrong with mine. I did at one point love my job. I'm a new home sales rep in California. I used to be super busy with people walking through my doors. I still love the customer service aspect of my job, but now with this incredibly challenging market, there are so few customers which make it soooooo boring! At times I believe my brain is going to mush! It pays well though and it is all I've ever done so I don't know what else to do. However, everyday I look for jobs online so I can try something new. I feel like this is the time in my life to try something new. But what is the question..
• Halifax, Nova Scotia
9 Jan 08
if you like working with people it shouldnt be too hard to find a job you can at least keep that aspect of.. lots of public service work in the world.. no shortage really