I thought this might be a fun thread. I just started a new job last week, working as an apparel associate at Dick's sporting goods. It's a lot different from my last job so I'm trying to think of the things I like about it!
-Helping customers. It might sound lame, but I really enjoy being able to answer questions and help people find what they're looking for.
-Variety. I work in a lot of different areas some days so there's always something new.
-I'm new to the area, so this job allows me to at least get to know a few of my co-workers and start getting accustomed to the community.
Share your job & what you love about it!
I'm a manager at Starbucks and I must say, I love it!
*free drinks all day long
*90% of my friends were met at the bux
*my customers pretty much rock
*really good benefits, even for the part-timers
It's been a great 5 years!
@Fleur.De.Lis: Oh man.. I would LOVE working there, lol. I actually applied for a job there when we found out we were moving up here, but no luck. Those drinks would have me bouncing off the wall!
I just started a new retail job two weeks ago :)
-nice coworkers (I am used to women's apparel where I worked with a bunch of personalities, but usually it was the popular fashion girls... you know the type. Oddly enough, I am now seen as the popular fashion girl at my new job)
-more/longer breaks (two fifteen minute breaks and a 30 minute. I literally used to eat standing up so I could quickly run back to the sales floor!)
-varying hours (7am-3:30pm so I have a ton of time after work, 9am-5:30pm, 2pm-10:30pm so I get to sleep in and go to the gym before work)
-physically active job (walking, lifting, etc)
-always busy! time flies
-awesome discount on books, movies, cds, cafe items
-there is a cafe inside of my store- dangerous!
-my own office...so I brought in a blender for my protien shakes
-business casual dress code so I can wear pretty much my entire wardobe...except jeans
-I get to borrow books and bring them back for free!
-I work in the same mall as my husband so I get to see him more frequently
In case you can't tell, I flippin love my new job.
I'm an attorney clerking for a federal judge. Things I love:
I started working at a small inn 20 minutes out in the country (very swanky place).
Things I like:
*I'm on Weddingbee right now... ;)
*I can listen to music when guests aren't here.
*The guests are NICE.
*The pay is a lot more than I used to get at my old retail job.
*I am finally a full time employee somewhere!
*I get to work by myself.
Things I don't like...
*Creepy hotel at night! (AKA right now. verrrrry creepy).
*I have to work by myself at night... haha
@MissTatas: Glad you love it!! I'm enjoying my new retail job, too :) Makes it much easier to go to work.
@Boston Bee: The office overlooking the gulf sounds like a winner to me!
@missmorganista: that was what always worried me about when I applied for hotel jobs.. I would be too much of a wimp at night!!
I work part-time as a library page at a public library on the beach while I'm going to school.
- The customers are AMAZING! 99% of them are super nice. Plus, I really like discussing books, movies, and music with people.
- Good hours. They work with my school schedule. And I never have to worry about working too late.
- My co-workers are awesome. They're mostly older women, and they rock. One of my co-workers will actually be officiating my wedding.
- All of the great perks of working for city government: paid holidays off, plenty of paid vacation time, etc.
- ALL OF THE BOOKS I COULD EVER WANT!
I am a medical editor. I love:
- My 35 hour work week
- The benefits (great insurance coverage, generous vaction and sick time, my company pays for my public transit pass)
- The free gym in our building
- The subsidized vending machine. Candy bars are $0.50!
- The work I do. I find the industry I'm in (physician licensing) to be very interesting and mentally stimulating. There is a lot of work involved and it's very rewarding.
I'm an attorney working at a small firm.
-I get to argue with people and get paid for it.
-it's mentally stimulating and often challenging
-the autonomy. I don't have a schedule and can come and go as I please as long as I bill my required hours. I get to also work from home when I need to.
-My boss is cool 90% of the time.
-we don't have a dress code so I get to wear whatever I want on the days i'm not in court or meetings.
The vacation time. Even with teaching in the summer, I still have off 7 weeks a year. Plus for 12 weeks during the summer I only have to work two days a week. That's hard to beat!
I am an application analyst in an IT department. What I love about my job:
1. Stress Free Environment
2. Not for Profit company (specialized childrens hospital)
3. I believe in our mission and vision and am truly proud to work there
4. amazing benefits..seriously(crazy pto, pension, amazing health insurance, discounted onsite child care, etc)
5. great pay
7. work from home options
8. have made some great friends there
9. they have an onsite MBA program. Yup, they are paying for my MBA and I dont have to commute to a university, they come to the office!
10. schedule flexibility. as long as i get my work done and am available via my work blackberry from 8-5, its all good.
I'm only an intern Graphic Designer, but I still consider it my job. I also love working where I do.
1. Everyone is extremely nice, and it's usually not very hectic.
2. A very flexible schedule. I had to take off an entire week for my thesis project and my boss was totally cool with it.
3. I can log hours at home! My workload depends on the time of year, but it's really nice to be able to start something at work and finish it on my couch, lol.
4. I get paid to be a designer! That's the best part. I get paid to do what I love, and I really couldn't ask for anything better than that.
I'll be very sad to leave this job after I graduate. ):
I work in compliance for the federal government.
What I love about it? It pays very, very, very well. (The end)
I'm not working now (Luckily I can afford to be a stay-at-home wife.) but when I was working, I worked Retail.
I actually loved my job. I worked at Sportsman's Warehouse selling archery equipment. I was knowledable in my field and I loved it. My favorite thing about my job was talking to people. I'm a pretty introverted girl, but when it comes to working, I can talk to anyone about anything. I'm no car salesman -- I'm not going to try to convince you to buy something, but I had a reputation of "loosening people up" so to speak.
I also LOVED taking kids back to test bows. It was a lot of fun. My manager was a sexist pig, but I didn't have to deal with him much. My coworkers were awesome and I still miss that job.
I teach English in Japan. I love:
- my hugely varied schedule (I work at 5 schools)
- professional development opportunities that I wouldnt have gotten back home (I moved here after 2 years of teaching elementary), for example I get to run professional development seminars from time to time.
- the totally reasonable workload
- awesome students
- great benefits (subsidized apartment, full health insurance for anything not covered by national insurance, paid maternity, good vacation etc)
- I get to live in Jaoan and travel all over Asia!
- I met FI here <3
I teach 1st grade
- my students, getting to know all their different personalities and seeing them grow so much over the year
- the progress the kids make, especially at this age, they are like little sponges!
- the other teachers I work with, a lot of them are now close friends
- I have some pretty cool parents this year too, and enjoy them popping in for a chat etc
- seeing the kids faces light up when they see me, getting told each day, I love you. Its so hard not to enjoy work with that each day :)
I'm a clerk at my college's bookstore, and I love dealing with student's accounts. On top of the obvious book-buying the store handles, we also handle all payments made to the college, which includes tuition and fees, as well as financial aid. I love helping students who are having trouble paying their tuition figure out a payment plan, and sending students who have ignored our many attempts to collect their dues to collections. That sounds pretty mean, haha, but my college is always willing to set up payment plans, even if that's only $30 a month, so I have no pity for someone who flat out ignores their payment owed and happily send their files to our collection agency :)
My favourite thing about my job is that we get massive discounts or completely free service when we go out for a meal or drink. We work in the travel industry on a small island and many of the local restaurants, bars etc know we send a lot of work their way and they want to show their appreciation.
i am the overnight shift lead at a gas station.
my favorite part is the part where i clock out and leave.
I'm a registered nurse and I love my job!
1. The patients. There is no better feeling than helping someone who is sick. And it's so rewarding seeing people get better. And most, not all, patients are so appreciative of what we do for them.
2. My coworkers are amazing. I'm pretty new at nursing and they have been SOO helpful!
3. I'm not gonna lie, the pay is pretty good.
4. Work 3 days a week. even though working every other weekend blows!
I work for an airline. I love the flexibility, make my own schedule. The variety - I travel to about 15 different airports each year. And no matter how big the industry is, everyone knows evanyone. Oh and The perks don't hurt.
i saw this post and i got all excited!
i started a new role with a company i have been with for a while, a couple of months ago and i can't stop gushing about it.
i love the freedom that my new role gives me.i love that they just hand me 5-10 tasks and give me the flexibility to do my job, then come back when i am finished (or need to clarify something)i love that they are giving me an opportunity to show a different side of myself, and change a lot of opinions about me and my work ethic.
- It's got heaps of variety, we rotate every month to another task- They've been flexible, I've had to work up time for hospital appts etc- I work a 9 day fortnight- I got put on the company's payroll a couple of months ago instead of working through an agency, which means I got a payrise- I can tell I've had a lot of personal growth- I've made some great friends
I'm actually leaving at the end of next week (not my choice) but I'm putting my name out there to sidestep into something else within the company so I can learn new things without going backwards benefits wise.
I love the animals
I love the happy people.
I love the looks on kids' faces who have never seen a lemur before.
I love the couples who smooth stealthily as I am turned away to check them in to their rooms.
I love that people love us.
I love the owners, as well as my direct supervisor.
I love what the business does.
I love being able to be outdoors in the most beautiful place on earth!
Oh, and one time I got to hold a baby jaguar.
This post should definitely have a poll!
for me it's always about the people I work with
I'm a sixth grade English teacher in Korea.
The fact that I'm in Korea is pretty awesome, everyone I work with is wonderful. The kids are monsters but I love them anyway and it really is rewarding when they have legit conversations with me.
The pay is fantastic compared to cost of living, the city I live in is fantastic, and the workload is probaby a lot less than your average teacher.
Oh, and all that pesky dealing with the parents thing is skipped since my Korean is so bad!
I am an insurance adjuster for a well known insurance company. I really enjoy my job.
I like the hours - I can change my schedule every 12 weeks. I currently work 8-630 with Friday - Sunday off. I used to work till 4:30 5 days a week.
I like the money - bonuses and incentives.
Tuiton reimbursement and they pay for you to obtain designations if you choose to.
Great pension and 401k. Generous vacation and sick time.
The best part is working on a team. That means when my day is over, it's over. I never take anything home with me. I can't even check my work email at home.
@Baimee: What do you do? I want your job! I love lemurs!!!
For my full time job I manage a box office
1) That the stress level is very low, except for days we bring in large shows.
2) I get to meet most of the performers and usually get to work their merch. tables which is really fun.
3) 4 weeks of paid vacation as well as personal days and sick days. We're on a college campus so we're closed when the college is. 2 week paid Christmas break? Yes please!
I also babysit at a resort seasonally:
1) I love it when I get the most adorable kids ever!
2) Driving them around the property in the golf carts.
3) Taking them to play with the farm animals.
4) I've been there for 4 years so I'm the first one to call when we have high profile families coming in so I think that's pretty neat!
been the IT manager here for 17 years.
I love this company because it's like family, sometimes dysfunctional....but we truly like and care about each other.
I am paid more than I ever imagined.
People listen to what I have to say.
I am in IT and work 40 hours a week (M-F, 8:30 - 5:00)
Because I am here so long, I get 35 paid days off a year. And can take time off without much notice (just planning around my small dept.)
Um... that I have time to get on the wedding bee... yup, that's about it.
My co workers (most of them) are so awesome! I have a great relationship with them.
That's about it. LOL.
I'm the accountant at an engineering lab.
Mostly low stress
It's a very small business (16 employees) and very flexible time-wise. I can come in/leave whenever as long as I get my work done.
The people have become my second family, I love these guys!
I can be on the internet and do whatever, no one cares or monitors it. Again, so long as my work gets done. I pretty much have hulu or netflix up in the corner all day. Yay background noise.
My boss doesn't care if I study for my CPA exams at work.
I live 5 minutes from work, so I can go home at lunch and play with the dogs!
I work two jobs:
1) A corporate job with an airline
(Flight benefits, interesting co-workers, great vendors)
2) Seasonal sales associate
(HUGE discounts to furnish my house and kitchen!!) LOVE IT!!!
@dkacerek: That is a dream IT job :) Maybe one day I'll become so lucky, but for now, I work my regular 40 hour week, sometimes nights/weekends, and have my blackberry on 24/7.
The only thing I like about my job right now is that we have a corporate gym, where I get to work out during lunch. And with the stress I deal with on a daily basis, exercise in the middle of the day is a life-saver.
I write marketing and advertising copy for a small financial software company.
I have the best boss. Seriously. Best ever.
I love my marketing team.
The company is small (under 100 employees) and the CEO is the person who started the company. He treats everyone like family. We get together once a month for a luncheon and to socialize with each other. I've worked for large corporate companies (Michaels arts and crafts, JCPenney) and they can be a hot mess. This size is perfect. Our voices and ideas are heard and count. We aren't so large that the cogs move slowly and nothing gets done.
No stress. I mean none. I've worked at the other end of the spectrum and never want to be on the dark side again.
The company is debt free and has no investors (so no board of directors). The CEO has made sound business decisions, so there's never been a layoff, etc. The company grows as it can afford to.
The company is very generous with regards to working environment and perks. We have a very relaxed work atmosphere - I work 4 days at 9 hours then get 1/2 day Fridays. We can bring our dogs to work. We can wear jeans and shorts. We have fun together.
I work about 7 miles from home. I no longer have to pay for tolls, huge fuel bills, and less wasted time commuting.
I am a graphic designer, specializing in web design:
I like that I get paid to make video games. And use my schooling to do it.
I'm an electrical engineer in the consumer electronics industry.
1. I get along with my coworkers and they're pretty darn cool and funny.
2. I get a total of about 31 days off a year. I get another 5 after 8 years at the company.
3. I've had raises and a bonus, and another bonus coming up at the end of the year. I've only been here for less than 2 years!
4. I get to see, work on, and use devices that aren't out on the market yet.
5. Flexible work hours, I can come in whenever I want (though before lunch unless with good reason). As long as I give notice on the calendar, I can just up and take a vacation whenever I want. I also have the option to work from home.
5. My work attire is jeans and a t-shirt or polo. Oh, and Chucks.
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