Informal Survey About Work

So I’ve been talking to family and friends about my current work situation. What I’m starting to realize is that I don’t know anyone who really likes their current job. For most people, it’s just a way to support their after work life. I suppose that is fine on many levels. But considering that the typical worker spends anywhere from 40-60 hours a week at work, wouldn’t it be nice to say that you enjoy what you do for a living? So I’m wondering, does anyone out there in blogland have a different story to tell? If you’re employed, do you have a job that brings you professional satisfaction? If so, tell me about it. I’m starting to feel jaded and with 20+ years of work ahead of me, I need to pull myself back from the brink of negativity about the work world.

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  1. I have reached the conclusion that work basically sucks, even if the edge is dulled somewhat if you’re doing you like. I’ve now reached the stage where I wouldn’t mind doing something totally unrelated to my previous background — and will probably end up doing so.
    I probably deserve this for getting talked into voting for Bush. But the Democrats are as much to blame for fielding a vice-presidential candidate who’d have enjoyed using the Bill of Rights as toilet paper.

  2. I do like my job – my main complaints are my workplace, the sort of back-stabbing that takes place in an entry-level environment where basically none of the employees have a college degree, where everyone’s trying to screw everyone to get ahead. My department isn’t like that – but there’s just two of us and we’re begging to be moved.

  3. I like my job. I loved my previous job, but got bored with it.
    The things I like about my current job are slowly being taken away (travel perks, cool destintations, various projects and teams) . Ask me again in a year.

  4. I like my job. I work for a United Methodist Church and even though I am not an ordained pastor I would start talking about the validity of “call” as far as one’s vocation is concerned and how when “call” and vocation match, life can actually be a lot of fun during BOTH the work and the play times! Hate to be so chipper, but the invitation was there…. Hang in there!

  5. It’s great to hear from those who like their jobs. It gives me hope. Plus anyone who works for a United Methodist Church gets bonus points for stepping forward. I myself grew going to a United Methodist Church. I now go to a Presbyterian Church but that’s a whole other story.

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