Wednesday, June 14, 2006

How do you feel about your job?

Being a pretty young individual, I have only had two full-time jobs in my life. My current job as a consultant and my prior job working for one of the largest banks in the country.

Currently I like my job. I don't love it, but I appreciate it. The work is interesting, I get to work with great people, I face challenges every day, and I enjoy traveling.

I cannot imagine having a job that I absolutely love. If you have a job like that, what do you do and why do you love it so much?

5 comments:

Tim MMF said...

From my experience people who love their jobs are usually people who work in a field that they thought would be fun when they were a kid. No one can love their everything about their job all the time. But I think you can get close.

Jane Dough said...

I believe work and love do not really mix. You need to detach yourself from your paycheck. I have seen people who sacraficed so much for a career they loved only to be let go due to funding or other problems.

It is far wiser to focus on a well paying job that you can perform well at - and leave your passions and causes to your volunteer hours.

mapgirl said...

I think I have to agree here with Jane Dough. I have a lot of friends who love what they do, but I haven't loved any job I've had. It's what I do to keep a roof over my head and I no longer look to work to give me great personal satisfaction. I have the rest of my life for that.

The Frugal Vegetarian said...

I am a teacher and I think that I am the closest to "loving" my job as possible. I mean it's incredibly hard work and I am tired a lot, but I get great satisfaction from it.

And yes, it is a job I fantasized about as a kid.

Anonymous said...

i second jane.

- s.b.