Do you love your "job"? If so, what is it?

Anonymous (@) 8 years, 7 months ago

I say “job” because I truly believe, if you find something you love to do for a living, you don’t see it as work! What do you do? How did you find it ? Why do you love it?

I’d love to hear your stories :)

February 23, 2014 at 1:37 pm
Kieran Barnden (41) (@KieranBarnden) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

I wouldn’t say I have ever loved my job, but I have loved what my job was consisting of.. Hard to explain, basically I was a charity fundraiser for UNICEF and got to travel around a lot and help to raises money for the organisation. The work was hard, the travelling was unbearable and the hours were horrific, but the cause was amazing and I felt proud of what I was doing.

I’d also like to hear and read about people who genuinely love their jobs, I’m still searching for my perfect work place.

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Cece (5) (@cmae) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

i’ve always loved my jobs, if i begin to disconnect from it i realize it’s time to move on and look for something else because i just can not force myself or find motivation to force myself to work at a place that doesn’t make me happy. Sure there are off days that you might experience, but there usually comes a time where it’s like you have outgrown the job and a lot of people mistaken that for failure? or do not know how to handle it and stay and mope around and it starts to become just depressing.

ive been nanny for almost a year now. There are three children a six year old and a set a twins that are two years old. it’s quite challenging some of the time but those children are so full of love, it has opened my heart to so much. Not to mention especially in the spring and summer i was able to reconnect with mother nature so much because we spend a lot of time outside. its not something i plan on doing for years ahead but it will absolutely be one of the greatest memories to look back upon, and not to mention the real life skills i am learning for when i become a mommy to my own children one day.

Before that i worked in a medical office for four years doing billing, coding, answer phones, scheduling, meetings, lots of paper work and checking patients in and out for their appointments. i gained so much knowledge of how to communicate and deal with difficult situations under pressure… especially dealing with anger/unsatisfied people. Plus the people i worked with were incredible and became my second and third mothers. They were such great influences on the person i am today.

i’ve also worked in a restaurant as a server/manager and various management jobs in retail stores as well. They were all fulfilling for me and i always just like to take pride in my work and work with a positive intention. i absolutely love the feeling of making it through a really stressful time (especially as a server) and think “HOLY CRAP HOW DiD i JUST MAKE iT THROUGH THAT?!?!”

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Anonymous (175) (@) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

Used to, but not now. I’m looking to change career at the moment.

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hello (113) (@smortlur51) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

Well right now my job is working on the grounds crew at a golf course. And I actually do kind of love it. For one, its outside, so that’s better than most people right off the bat. I’m always in nature’s beauty. But also I take pride in making things look beautiful, there’s something nice about cutting the grass in cleancut patterns. landscaper boner. but its only a temporary thing, currently in school and hoping to do big things in life :)

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Mike (42) (@DLLRE) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

I ‘m a crew leader on a grounds management crew and I’ve got to say, leaving some pretty lines in does give you a nice boner lol. I also love the fact that I get to be outside everyday in the sun and heat, but I do tend to get sad when I begin to think about how so many people seek to “control nature”. I most often notice it while edging sidewalks and the like, and there have been times that it has stopped me dead in my tracks. I try to think of ways that instead of us attempting to control nature so much, we live in harmony with it. But I have had little success other than with edible landscaping and permaculture methods. Sorry for the long entry :P

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hello (113) (@smortlur51) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

Ah yes someone that can relate. There’s nothing like a nice straight line through that early morning dew, mmmmm yeah. I know what you mean about the negative parts of it. What really gets me is the insane amount of chemicals that we use on the course, its freaking crazy. Some days when I go in after we spray the banks of the ponds are littered with dead tadpoles and frogs, it breaks my heart

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Mike (42) (@DLLRE) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

I know, right? I have a chemical license from my first job (we sprayed bare ground chemical, which is actually less likely to kill you than Dawn detergent) and I HATED killing plants that belonged there. We did a lot of noxious weed control as well, and although they can be a problem, I’m starting to think that noxious weeds just might be one of those things that change and transform ecosystems. But anyways, the company I currently work for was upset with me when I refused to spray chemical or fertilize because I “don’t believe in it”. And it’s not just that I don’t believe in it because I think that it can be a waste since only a fraction gets used, but also because I believe we shouldn’t have to touch it. Or rather, that we should plant other low-growing plants that can fix nitrogen and mulch what we mow so that the nutrients return from the place that they came from.

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Anonymous (0) (@) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

Loving these so far! Just goes to show how everyone is different!

I am currently studying business with marketing at university…..but I don’t know what kind of career I want! I know I want to help people, so maybe a charity? I think I will go do a bit of travelling first

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someone (3) (@someone) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

Hi! If you like helping people, I would suggest you look up ”therapeutic recreation”. I am currently taking this class and it is sooo nice! You can help people, see them smile and have fun at the same time. This is just a suggestion.

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Ben (0) (@BDiesel) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

I currently work as a sales engineer in a customer technical services department for a major metals company. While I wouldn’t exactly say I am “following my bliss” in this job, it has certainly been a valuable experience so far. I recently had a week where I was so overwhelmed, I came close to a complete mental breakdown. I was able to overcome the situation by learning how to stay present, and just focus on one task at a time. This was probably one of the most valuable experiences of my life to date.
Typically, my job does not require more than 40 hours per week, so I have ample time and means to pursue my true passions such as music, painting, writing, and skiing.
Personally, my favorite jobs ever were my summers spent lifeguarding and coaching a swim team at a community pool. I spent 15 hours per day outside in the sun. The lifeguarding could be boring at times, and the coaching could be frustrating, but it was always a rewarding experience.

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Armando (0) (@armandflo6) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

Starbucks has a reputation for being a tough employer and i agree that they can be downright malicious but my truth is the joyous experience i have each day when i see my regulars. A particular one i would like to mention is a Man named Jack who has made a significant impact in my life in the short time period i have known him. Everyday jack walks up to my Starbucks at about 530 am with his dog, he waits outside the door and we grab his card and hand him 2 tall brewed coffees, he keeps one for himself and gives one to the homeless lady slumped over on the wall keeping warm in a plastic bag. So i had not seen jack for a month and i was concerned because i missed this guy and i was scared because he is old and i did not want him to leave us. Jack came by last week for the first time and i raced outside to hand him his coffee and he told me that during a colonoscopy they found cancer and he had been in chemotherapy. I gave this guy a hug and told him that we all had been wondering where he had gone and we missed him tremendously. I love working at starbucks because of the kind souls i meet , as well as the different people i learn from on a daily basis. It feeds my soul.

Karl Strauss is my other employer, they have given me opportunity for growth as a person and i have achieved many feats with the confidence instilled they in me. The knowledge of the pay given to the mexicans in comparison to the english speaking staff has instilled in me a passion for helping those who have been taken advantage of. The world can change with the actions i can make!

On a simpler note, i love waking up to as much coffee as i want and being lucky enough to have a beer waiting for me at the end of the night.

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LeWiZa (18) (@zpeialel) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

Is there any finance/economics/accounting people who are going to post on this? Some how I feel like not many frequent this site….But I would love to be proven wrong.

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