(Closed) What are your favorite things about your job?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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.)

 

 

 

 

Post # 33
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2838 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Um… that I have time to get on the wedding bee… yup, that’s about it.

Post # 34
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2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My co workers (most of them) are so awesome! I have a great relationship with them.

That’s about it. LOL.

Post # 35
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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!

Post # 36
Hostess
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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!!!

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@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.

Post # 38
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4943 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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.

Post # 39
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5653 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I am a graphic designer, specializing in web design:

  • I love that my job allows me to be creative
  • I like that I am pretty much able to work at my own pace, as no one feels they should rush my “creative processes” lol
  • I love the people I work with! We really are like friends here and we all share similar geeky interests.
  • Because my husband is the owner and “boss” of the company, we can take off as much vacation time as we like (Well within reason, we don’t want out business to die obviously).
  • Every second friday we spend the last hour of work playing computer games together.

Post # 40
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2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I like that I get paid to make video games. And use my schooling to do it.

Post # 41
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3354 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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.

Post # 42
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@coffeegal85:  Oh, I am on call 24/7 and don’t go anywhere without my iPad, laptop, including holidays, vacations and my honeymoon…..and if my pager goes off, I need to respond.  The days after Sandy, when I couldn’t connect, I was nuts.  But I pride myself on a system that runs smoothly and has no bumps (which took years for me to fix when I first started here)

I have had the IT jobs where a 60 hour week was minimum, and just can’t do that after 35 years.

Post # 43
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706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@Baimee: Um, where do you work? I was thinking zoo up until the “checking them into their rooms” part. Lol. Also, I want your job. Haha.

Post # 44
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1773 posts
Buzzing bee

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@mckernae:  I work in the office at an African wildlife preserve. =D

Post # 45
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1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a great team.

I get paid very well.

They are very flexible with working from home when we need.

It’s very interesting.

We actually have a lot of fun.  🙂

Post # 46
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2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m a speech therapist in elementary schools. I love working with kids.  They are so sweet. Plus my  hours are awesome (730am-3pm) and my contract is for 185days per year so I get a lot of time off. I get to help kids and get paid well. I really can’t complain. 

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