sulavaca wrote:I do actually love my job.
I love testing my brain on diagnostic problem solving, and using my body physically in my work.
I love hating the summer as I am exhausted half way through the day and only want to go home for a cold shower. I absolutely LOVE freezing cold showers when I get home. Now when would anyone in their right mind love a freezing cold shower? Only my job can create that kind of an appreciation for one of the simple things in life.
I love the appreciation I get from people for doing a good job. I love to see people enjoying their safe, trustworthy cars. I love to hear the stories of where people went in them and how much more enjoyment they get from their transportation.
I really enjoy offering my skills to people so that they can get something done that they can't get done elsewhere. I love sharing my knowledge whenever I can and whenever its valuable.
All in all then I really can say I love my job. There are very few times I don't enjoy what I do.
I don't make as much money as other jobs I've had, but I get a great deal more satisfaction from it.
I can fully understand anyone though who only thinks of their job as their job and nothing more. I've been there many times in my working career and I know how doing something long enough can eventually take the sheen off. So far though, I'm happy to say that it hasn't happened to me, and I've been doing this for many, many years already. So fingers crossed I won't get sick of it for another few decades or so.
headhonchoII wrote:Good for you Suvlaca. I was a benchtop scientist for a while, and while it does have some very rewarding aspects to hands on experimentation it must be said most of the work was tedious and boring.
Now I'm a sales manager....and it must be said most of the work is tedious and boring, it just pays better and has more flexibility.
The things I would really enjoy to do, like wildlife conservation or journalism of some sort, seem hard to make a living from. Such is life.
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