(Closed) Does it bother you when people ask you if you like your job?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
9681 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Aquaria:  Oh, I thought you meant friends and family asking, not customers. I don’t work with the public, so I’ve never encountered this. In my personal life though, I generally dislike any question I feel is too personal or nosy.

Post # 4
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m a social worker at a domestic violence shelter, it’s the best and most terrible job ever. When clients ask if I like my job, I tell them that I love it.

Post # 5
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Maybe you could highlight something you like. For example, “I love that this job allows me to work with people in need of assistance//a flexible work schedule” etc. That way you aren’t lying if you don’t enjoy your job.

Post # 6
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My mom always likes to joke that “if it was fun it wouldn’t be called work.” So maybe make a joke about it?

Post # 7
2269 posts
Buzzing bee


For my retail job: “It pays the bills 🙂 “
For my full time job: “Yes!”
(Because I actually do love it. )

Post # 8
2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Aquaria:  I don’t mind be asked that question, but I love my job, so that could be why. 🙂

Post # 9
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hm…I can’t say I’ve ever had a customer ask me that.

Post # 10
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Aquaria:  I get asked every 6-12 months- by my boss. Like really? I’m going to straight up say “Actually, I really hate it but it pays the bills so I deal”… No way in hell! I put on a smiley face even thought inside I’m screaming to say the truth & just say “I do enjoy my job, yes”. I’m really hoping he doesn’t ask me when I’m PMSing or had a bad day, who know’s the truth may just pop out!

Post # 12
4523 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My go-to response is “oh yeah, living the dream over here!” and i’d say 98% of the folks I say it to are picking up what I’m putting down.

Post # 13
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I used to work the front desk of a healthcare place. It got STRESSFUL! (I wasn’t the secretary, I just didn’t have to be on the phones all the time so got stuck up front).

When patients would ask if I liked my job…I would be like “I’m never bored and the day totally flies by!” which was true. I liked some of my coworkers, and I liked that my manager trusted me to do my work without checking up on me–I could do my own thing (of course I did my work too!). But I wouldn’t say I loved the job itself, or the work I was doing…also…some patients could get nasty…and that’s not fun at all!

ETA: I’m in grad school right now and I work part time as a grad assistant in a dean’s office. It’s easy work, so I like it well enough for a part time school job. I do enjoy my internship though, because it’s in the field I want to work in when I graduate.

Post # 14
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Aquaria:  you know, I think some people ask because they are curious for various reasons. I ask because I wonder if it would be a good fit for me. So I’d love for people to say “yeah, but it’s challenging because of blah blah blah” or to be honest and say “well, it’s all right” or “not really” so long as it won’t get them in trouble. I’d just like to know.

Post # 15
661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Aquaria:  I agree. I hate being asked this question. I find it just plain nosey and I think there’s an implied judgment there as well.

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