Do you love your job?

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Registered: 07-24-2001
Do you love your job?
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Sun, 03-04-2012 - 12:40pm

I've been thinking about this lately.

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Registered: 07-27-2009
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 1:11pm

Everyone all at one time now, "Aww!"

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Registered: 08-24-2007
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 1:18pm
Oh my, they are all so cute!! That polar bear cub looks really tuckered!

Sometimes I feel like we are like the Emperor Penguins in the documentary "March of the Penguins". We are taking our long, debt-free journey together, periodically huddling here on the message boards to seek warmth and companionship. We just don't have Morgan Freeman narrating our journey.

Kate


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Registered: 11-14-2008
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 2:13pm

Very interesting question and interesting reading everyone's answers.

Overall, I do love my job. I love crunching numbers, I love the people, I love trying to improve things. I do have some freedom in my hours but not always, I always give my staff time off if they need it as that is how you keep good staff.

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Registered: 07-24-2001
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 7:48pm

O.k. I must be around an unusual demographic or something.

I've watched many family members transition to new careers without any problems.

For example, my father was in a certain field and got burnt out/ disenchanted, so he turned to teaching at the college level.

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Registered: 08-24-2007
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 10:19am
Bumblingalong, I wonder if our parents influence our attitudes towards work? After reading your post, I thought "Gee, my dad hated his job". My Mom didn't hate her job, but she wasn't career oriented. It was simply a way to make money. In hindsight, I think I'm somewhat like my Mom (though slightly more passionate about my field of work).

I was also thinking : is it necessary to change your job if you're unhappy? There have been times I was able to change my attitude or take on a new project or even just taking a vacation sometimes helps. In other words, sometimes the problem is ME and not the job.

LOL, I've never been to a party with a monkey!! But I think I'd rather have a penguin!

Kate


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Registered: 05-16-2009
Thu, 03-08-2012 - 6:57am

My job used to be my dream job, but now it's my nightmare.

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Thu, 03-08-2012 - 7:46pm

Late to the party, but wanted to chime in before reading any of the other posts.

Serenity

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