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: 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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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: 08-24-2007
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: 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: 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: 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: 07-27-2009
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 1:11pm

Everyone all at one time now, "Aww!"

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Registered: 10-02-2011
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 12:47pm

Yo, Kate! For

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Registered: 07-27-2009
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 12:27pm

I actually think about this a lot as a PP said they did. I am a firm believer in "If you are not happy with something in your life, change it." Period. You only have one life and you should always pursue what makes you happy (This of course applies to normal, healthy minded people not ax murderers--I have had people throw that one at my happiness ideals, lol).

I LOVE my job and I admire others that do. I would have never guessed when I first stepped into my first college class that this is where I would be, so after much adaptation and soul searching

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Registered: 07-27-2009
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 12:05pm

small_change wrote:

The truth is, changing your life takes considerable effort, is always a risk and doesn't always work out for the better. But then again, staying stagnant in life means you never grow, never experience new things and may become obsolete.

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