Do You Like Your Job?

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    Deborah Sextonposted 8 years ago

    I'm a Perioperative Nurse, and a Teacher. It's hard for me to turn these off when I am not working. I'm sure many are this way, when they love their jobs as much as I do

    Do you like, even love your job? Or do you hate it?
    What is your occupation?

    1. micko27 profile image68
      micko27posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am SEO Specialist and my job is to rank website higher on google. And I find that job perfect for me. I am freelancer and do that around 6 years already and I must say that it is like I do nothing for last 6 years. I go out when I want, watch movies when I want. When I am in the mood I work 15 hours a day or take a vacation of one month.

      And the job itself is interesting. I am analytic minded so making better google positions is analyzing hundreds of factors which may influence rankings, then comparing it to competitors websites. So its like a game. I start on a position #25 for example and by doing improvements look how positions go up!

      After couple of months or years I am happy when I look around and see "Hey, this website I did was on 3rd page of google and now it is in top3 for many terms"... Then I go to google analytics and look how that graph line is going slowly up by time smile

      Tried to work in a friends company 9am - 5pm for 6-7 months but that's just not for me! I love freedom. I do not like to have a boss, people telling me what to do and what not to do etc...

    2. word55 profile image73
      word55posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am a retired fireman. I loved it when I was working. I am now a real estate broker and have been for more than 20 years. I still love it because it gets people homes and apartment rentals. I am also a songwriter and recording producer. I love that work as well. These are all gifts from God. Of course, I love them. As a teenager, I began work ing as a food stocker and bagger in a grocery store. It's all a part of God's plan so it is important to love what you do because it helps you develop skills, talent and make money on your way. I've always had love for what I did. I've had over 20 various jobs including loading rubbish on trucks to child counselor. I thank God for all I've done with love for all.

    3. peachpurple profile image80
      peachpurpleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am a homemaker, i don't love my jib, toomuch pressure and stress, keptgetting the blame for everything, food, kids, bills, things that goes wrong beyond my limits, i hate my job

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        Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sorry to hear that. I love my homemaking duties, and being a mother, as well as my professional career

    4. lisavanvorst profile image64
      lisavanvorstposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I do. I am a Director of Recreation in a long term care nursing home. I have been in health care for 14 years. I have the fun job of planning programs that embrace the resident/patient's physical, cognitive, psycho-social and spiritual well being. I adapt the programs to meet each residents physical and cognitive status. I work with a diverse population of residents who are alert and oriented and those with Alzheimer's/Dementia. I also work with the population of patients that are here for rehabiliation. There are days when the paperwork and documentation that is required in this field is endless, however the reward of this position is not the money, but the joy I see when my residents are making arts and craft projects. The joy at parties with entertainers and the smiles and laughter my residents and patients display. This job is very rewarding because you go home feeling you did some good in life and made many happy.

  2. WriteAngled profile image76
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    I love my job.

    I am a translator and translation feels more like playing games than working.

    Best of all, I am a FREElance translator and make the most of the "free" part.

    No idiot managers breathing down my neck, no crap "corporate culture", no stupid "team spirit", "away days", bonding and all that idiotic garbage (yuk!), no inane tea-break conversations with co-workers who do not interest me, no dress codes.

    As much holiday and days off as I want and when I want.

    If clients (agencies) expect me to act like an employee or otherwise treat me badly, I simply "sack" them as I get more work offered to me than I can accept anyway so flushing a few clients down the plughole is no big deal.

    I am utterly content with my work and do not ever contemplate retiring (and besides no one can ever force me to do so).

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      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds like a fun job.
      Glad to hear it

  3. sosown profile image60
    sosownposted 8 years ago

    Which one?

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      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My reply was to WriteAngled:, that is why their post is included in my reply

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      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Which one what?

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 years ago

    I work in the advertising department of a newspaper, doing data entry, layouts and other associated tasks. It's OK but I'd like it more if it paid better.

  5. MizBejabbers profile image87
    MizBejabbersposted 8 years ago

    I love my job. I am a legal editor for our state legislature, and I see some of the most interesting word combinations probably ever written. As one of our lawyers put it, "I make order out of chaos." We are not allowed to rewrite any legislation that has passed, of course, but we have free range to make suggestions as to rewrites on bills before they are passed. Sometimes drafters don't take our suggestions and some interesting stuff goes through. I was happier when we were allowed to do more research, but I still love the job.
    It really affects my life and is impossible to put down. I find myself editing words in library books and magazines, and it is a bad habit to break. My fellow editors say the same thing.
    As a former journalist, I find that the writing of some of today's news stories is abominable, and I am embarrassed for the newscaster who reads the stuff. I always wonder if the person wrote his or her own news. Frankly, once you start editing, you just can't get away from it.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe you shouldn't read anything I wrote smile
      Or maybe you should critique them. I might have better hubs if you did

    2. cfin profile image67
      cfinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You have my dream job!

    3. Rochelle Frank profile image92
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I love editors (the 'good' ones, of course), they do a very important job. Sometimes it is bringing order out of chaos -- quite  godlike.  Being an editor for legislators is an extraordinary and important position. I believe many legislators, even competent and well-meaning ones NEED a good editor. Clarity is very important, and often too rare in politics.
      I am impressed with what you do, and understand the satisfaction it must bring.

  6. JTRyder profile image59
    JTRyderposted 8 years ago

    I work for a MetroPark system here in Dayton, Ohio. It is by far the most rewarding work I have ever done. I do everything from take care of the farm animals to felling dead trees (and we have a bunch thanks to the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle!) Every time I am completely exhausted and look around, I am immediately reminded of why I am doing this. i wish I would have started here when I was in my twenties!

  7. kevin murphy-87 profile image75
    kevin murphy-87posted 8 years ago

    I am a soldier in the Irish Defense Forces and i love my job. I get to travel the world and learn new things, meet new people and get paid for it. The Irish Army are not an aggressive force. We take pride that we are the only army in the world that has consistently done peace keeping and peace enforcement for over 50 years. I have been in this job for eight years and i couldn't imagine doing anything else.

  8. Buildreps profile image87
    Buildrepsposted 8 years ago

    I don't really work anymore, 'cause I don't have to. I mainly do things I really like and things I think that are necessary to free this world from ignorance.

    Practise love and peace, brotha's and sista's smile

    1. rebekahELLE profile image84
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My 'job' changes periodically as I think it helps to make changes and move forward.  My career remains the same and I love what I do as an early childhood educator.  I also consult and work closely with parents. 
      'Teach your children well... listen'

      1. Buildreps profile image87
        Buildrepsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sounds nice, rebekahELLE smile

  9. lisavollrath profile image89
    lisavollrathposted 8 years ago

    I'm an artist, and a product designer for my own home-based business. I work when I want, and set my own schedule for the week. Nobody tells me what to do during my work day, except maybe the dog.

    What's not to like?

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      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm an artist too, but it's not my career.  I most  like doing portraits
      Here are some of my first portraits, and yes, they could use a LOT of improvement, but I am leaving them AS IS
      I have learned a lot since I drew these

  10. Torrs13 profile image90
    Torrs13posted 8 years ago

    I'm an independent living life coach - I teach life skills to teens who are in the foster care system. I'm somewhat of a social worker I guess you could say. There is always an intense amount of stress to be dealt with... as much as I enjoy the teens and helping others, working for nonprofits and being involved in constant change gets to be extremely draining.

    I think it would be great to full-time freelance at some point, but we'll see where the wind takes me!

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    Crisantonioposted 8 years ago

    I can relate to your situation. If you like your job very much, or are handling many responsibilities, it's often tough to switch from 'employee' to 'normal person'. I sometimes find myself doing the 'eyebrow raise' at my little brother when I get annoyed (which is what I do when my team at work says something nonsensical).

    I am a proud Content Strategist. I love my job because it's always challenging. I hope that whatever profession we have, we will take pride in it and give our best everyday.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds like fun. I am sure your work day passes quickly..probably too quickly

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      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This sounds like an admirable career. I was manager of the third floor at the hospital, and enjoyed it immensely, but not as much as the NURSING part.

      How do you find interesting careers like yours? Do you do your job at an office, or out of home?

  12. KarenHC profile image81
    KarenHCposted 8 years ago

    I am a yoga teacher, and have my own small yoga studio, and I love it!   I get to share my enjoyment of this practice with anyone else who wants to experience it, and I feel that I am helping people to become healthier and feel better overall.  It would be nice if I would earn more this way, but I can't imagine enjoying any other profession nearly as much.

    I also enjoy writing, and figured that writing online (originally on Squidoo) would be a good way to supplement my rather meager income as a yoga teacher, but that hasn't worked out particularly well.

  13. Dale Hyde profile image83
    Dale Hydeposted 8 years ago

    Sugar Glider Care Specialist here.  Working with caring for sugar gliders in our breeding and pet program.

    Love the animals and the energy they give.  Love the job? Well it is hard work and never ending, but rewarding, so I like the job well.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How precious

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      Crisantonioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh wow, they look too cute! A coworker suggested I take care of sugar gliders because I like rodents. But I feel that I cannot give them adequate quarters. So sad indeed -_-

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        Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Why not? at least till they are grown

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          Crisantonioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          As Dale pointed out, I know I can't give them the care they deserve - starting with the habitat. -_- They look super cute, but I'd hate myself if I just took them in without proper quarters. And a budget of course. But yes, I hope someday, I'd get to keep 'em! ^^

      2. Dale Hyde profile image83
        Dale Hydeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sugar gliders are not rodents.  The are classified as exotic animals/exotic pets. smile  They require much more care than "most" people would care to give along with a pretty special diet.

    3. Kiss andTales profile image59
      Kiss andTalesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He is a cutie pie!

    4. Kylyssa profile image92
      Kylyssaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I suppose if you find yourself feeling down or starting to hate your job you can just look at the adorable little guys and feel better.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What do you do when you can't help ?

      1. Dale Hyde profile image83
        Dale Hydeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        As with any animals we do have our own vet who we revert to when needed.

    6. MizBejabbers profile image87
      MizBejabbersposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They are adorable little animals, but unfortunately as an "exotic" animal, they are illegal in my state. A few years ago a man at our state fair was selling them. Because it was illegal, I don't know how the man at the fair fared.
      My granddaughter in Texas had one when she was a teenager. She is in college now studying to be a veterinarian, so I'm sure  he received the best of care.

  14. pacampobasso profile image80
    pacampobassoposted 8 years ago

    I'm the opposite of most those who've replied, in that my experiences haven't been so positive. 

    I've worked over a dozen temporary jobs in the past 5 years, sometimes working two or three jobs at the same time, and never liked any of them.

    The best jobs I've held are  tolerable, but not rewarding. Sometimes my attitude towards them improves depending on the people I'm working with and whether there are opportunities to expand my duties and responsibilities. In instances when such office environments and opportunities exist, the job can be enjoyable and absorbing in the short term. 

    The worst jobs I've held feel like a personal hell, almost always due to working with a disrespectful staff, unreasonable clients and clueless managers who have no idea how to do their jobs, therefore requiring their staff to pick up the slack.

    There are jobs out there that I know I would like, but I never seem to be able to get them. So I tend to do a lot voluntary work in areas of interest so that my skills don't go to waste. As a result I find my voluntary roles far more rewarding than paid roles.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image87
      MizBejabbersposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm so sorry to hear that, but jobs now are scarce. I worked several temporary jobs between my radio gigs, and the last one lasted 8 months.  One of the people where I was working suggested that I apply for this job and management gave me a good reference. It is a very unusual editing position, and with the previous experience as a temp in the same area, I was a shoo-in and have been here 26 years.

  15. Asa2141 profile image67
    Asa2141posted 8 years ago

    I started my own window cleaning business this spring and I love it! I get to call my own shots and kind of have some control over how much I make. If I need more money, I advertise a little harder or work extra long days. It's sweet!

    I also work as a waiter at Cracker Barrel and enjoy it a lot as well.

  16. My Bell profile image93
    My Bellposted 8 years ago

    I worked a decade in the corporate world as a marketing communications manager where I did a ton of writing. Stayed home with the kiddos after that (still am) but took on a part-time job as a Spin instructor a few years back and LOVE it! I cannot believe I get paid (not much though) to exercise smile.


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