(Closed) You need to be super happy and love your job?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If youre one of those people that love their job, great!!  For me, it’s not necessary, as long as it’s not miserable, that’s fine with me.  I do it for the money, not the enjoyment of it.  I do it cause it pays well, and affords me the life style I want.  I work to live, not live to work.

Post # 3
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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breatheandrelax:  I’Ve had jobs that I loved and put extra hours in for nothing as I also thought it defines you as a person, I’m now the opposite. It’s a means to an end and think I’m never going to really love what I do, if I did something I loved it wouldn’t pay as well. I finally realised ‘It’s just a job’ and that’s what work should be. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think you should find a job closer to home or move closer to your job. Thats 10 hours a week (assuming its 1 hour per way…) of commuting. 40 hours a month- a full work week in your car/public transit! Per month! Not to mention the expense of it… commute and happiness are tied together hand in hand, studies have shown.

I think you have to have 2/3 to be happy: like your work, like the money, like your coworkers. Its rare to have 3/3. 2/3 you can make it work. 1/3 its time for a new gig.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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breatheandrelax:  These friends of yours clearly don’t expect anyone to work cleaning septic tanks.

Although maybe that’s unfair, there could be someone out there who gets a giddy thrill climbing into an overflowing septic tank. But I imagine most of those guys and gals are repeating “think of the money” in their heads the entire time.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

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pinkshoes:  Totally agree. As long as my job is “okay” and not soul-sucking, I’ll survive. I’ve never really cared about having a career, though. As long as I can pay bills and live how I want, an ok job is just fine. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I can say without question that I have never had a job I loved more than staying home.

Work = Money = Stability and lack of financial stress.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Are you SURE you’re not miserable? For them to assume so and actually voice it makes me wonder if you’re giving off an air you’re not aware of. Try to be a touch phonier, for the sake of your job not your friends. That last thing you want to project is that you’re miserable.

My sense of self worth is not proportion to my job title. Thatbeing said, Iwork a low level semi professional job, but this was by choice. I choose to seek happiness elsewhere. If I was more of a “career woman” then I’m sure I’d place more value on my work, but to me I go to work because I have to, lol. I like my job. I like how I have the time to be bored and that I spend a fair emount of time paper pushing haha I do have to keep on my toes and make sure I don’t “look” bored or ungrateful because im really not.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I value my job and sometimes I like it, sometimes it can be very stressful and busy, and then I don’t like it as much. I feel good about what I do, but I certainly wouldn’t say I LOVE my job. I think it’s important not to be miserable at work — it’s a significant chunk of our lives that we spend there — but no, I personally don’t think it’s necessary to be all RAH RAH LOVE MY JOB.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I like my job, I don’t LOVE my job. But it pays well enough to make up for that difference. Plus TBH, I can’t think of any job that I would LOVE to do. Unless someone knows of a job where I can lay by the pool sipping on pina coladas all day while being surrounded by a herd of kittens.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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breatheandrelax:  I’ve had jobs I loved. I did some schooling this year and I’m going into a pretty intense program this fall to pursue a career I love. But there are still days when I’m absolutely miserable and would rather be anywhere but at work or working on my research. 

It doesn’t matter how much you love your job or career of choice, there will still be horrible miserable days. I think it’s thoroughly unrealistic to expect to have a career that makes us blissfully happy every single day.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Sassafraz in Toronto, Ontario

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jennmariee:  I don’t climb into the tanks myself, but I am a poop scientist who works at a wastewater plant and I can absolutely say there are people who just love sanitation work! 

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