May 4, 2003 in Work

Informal Survey About Work

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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.


  1. May 7, 2003 at 3:25 pm


    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.

  2. May 7, 2003 at 1:40 pm


    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!

  3. May 6, 2003 at 8:34 am


    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. May 5, 2003 at 12:26 pm


    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.

  5. May 4, 2003 at 7:01 pm

    Leigh Hanlon

    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.

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