Post # 1
Just wanted to get an idea of how everyone feels about their jobs.
If you love your job, can you briefly explain why? I am just so restless and annoyed with my job right now. I need to hear some positive things about other people’s job experiences.
Post # 2
AmberEyes: my job is not a career. i would love to own a bakery. but to open a business in NYC is risky, and expensive.
but, i do love my job. its stable, the owners/my bosses are so nice – they actually respect you. i have had my share of crappy jobs and horrible, horrible bosses. we get a bonus every year, a raise every year. they pay for our health insurance 100 %, i have a 401K and the contribute up to half of what we contribute. so its very stable. and you can ultimately retire here. but i hope to do more one day
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
AmberEyes: I love my job. I do philanthropy and development for a mental health care non-profit. We provide mental health care to the low income/poverty level residents of our county. It is incredibly rewarding to see how we help people every day. I love that every day of my job is different. Some days I’m grant writing, some days helping with special events, some days doing marketing, etc. I also have the benefit of working for a wonderful boss and with a great team. I used to work in the for-profit world and I felt so restless and dragged down. It make a world of difference when I found personal satisfaction and reward in what I do for a living.
Post # 4
I love my job.
I work in surgery and get to utilize my education. It can be stressful at times, but I like the challenge. It keeps me fresh and on my toes. While I don’t work for one hospital (we are contracted out), my particular group is run by some amazing bosses who truly value their employees. They really care about work/life balance (which is extremely important to me). My job pays well and allows me to do the things I enjoy outside of work.
Post # 5
I love my job – it is a dream job for me.
I am the managing editor of a magazine for a large nonprofit association. I get to use my degree, edit (which I love), meet all types of people, work with an awesome group, and know that I’m helping the members we serve (and the people they serve!).
I don’t make a ton of money, but the awesome benefits, job satisfaction, and work/life balance make up for it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
AmberEyes: No, but I stay for the stability.
Post # 7
Thanks for the responses, ladies! Sorry I messed up the poll. The first option was supposed to be, “Yes, this is my dream job.”
That’s awesome that many of you love your jobs. That’s how it’s supposed to be 🙂 I just needed to be reassured that it’s possible to love your job. Mine is kinda crazy right now. I got promoted seven months ago, so I gained a bunch of new responsibilities… but my “raise” has yet to be given to me. Basically I’ve been doing a significantly higher amount of work and extra hours for the same pay that I was doing before. I’ve inquired about my raise but my boss said he’ll “get back to me.” That was weeks ago. *Sigh.*
But, I’m happy for all of you 🙂
kimmo416: Philanthrophy is great!
LadyBear: That’s the best, when you have awesome benefits and a solid job satisfaction. Definitely outweighs the financial issue. I just wanna be somewhere where I can enjoy what I do.
Post # 8
mchitt329: That is what I’m doing right now. Sticking around for the stability. I guess we are more fortunate than a lot of people out there who are looking for permanent jobs and can’t find any.
Post # 9
It’s ok. I can manage, it’s stable, and pays pretty good. I have no dream job so maybe this is as good as it gets.
Post # 10
I love what I do. I am a product manager at a software company, and while this wasn’t my original career path, I do love what I do and I am grateful for having found it.
I like that I get to work with teams and issues that have to do with all aspects of the business – sales, marketing, engineering and more. I love that I get to talk about what’s meaningful and iterate to improve it when it comes to the product. I particularly enjoy the parts of my work where I teach people, and feel accomplished that I get to be part of the creative process.
No job is all rainbows though. I have my bad days like everyone. I have lots of moments where it seems like its too much, and I do get overwhelmed. In the end though, I would say that yes, I love what I do.
Post # 11
AmberEyes: I love my job…most of the time. I teach adults (for business certification exams). I was a classroom teacher for 5-6 years. I loved teaching (and still miss it), but it was SO HARD. With this job I get to do what I love to do (and have a talent for) which is teaching without all the BS of being at a school (with parents, administrators, lunch duty, grading, etc).
The only time I’m not happy is the days I’m not teaching and I have to do curriculum development with impossible deadlines. But that is only 25% of my time.
Post # 12
I love my job! I do marketing and PR for an innovative company run by two amazing people. I learn so much and every day is different. The pay doesn’t hurt either and I love that i’m such an integral part of the company. The best part is that DH and I are relocating for DH’s new work and to move closer to family, and they let me keep my job (though I was pretty sure they wouldn’t have an issue with the move). The possibility to have kids one day and continue my work from home is such an important notion for me, so i’m very happy with that option for the future!