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View Poll Results: What do you think about your job?
I work because I love my work. 9 23.68%
I work because I get paid a lot. 4 10.53%
I work because I need the money. 19 50.00%
I work because everyone else does. 1 2.63%
I don't work. 5 13.16%
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Old 10-28-05, 04:30 PM   #1
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What do you think about your job?

Just another poll. Feel free to tell us about your job and why you like or dislike it.
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Old 10-28-05, 04:37 PM   #2
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Just another poll. Feel free to tell us about your job and why you like or dislike it.
I didn't see my choice - I work so I can make money to play.
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Old 10-28-05, 05:23 PM   #3
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Just another poll. Feel free to tell us about your job and why you like or dislike it.
I'm retired.

When I was working, though, I loved my job. Every day presented different challenges so I was never bored, and I spent about 25% of my time traveling all over the world.

I could never be so lucky again.
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Old 10-28-05, 05:31 PM   #4
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I'm in marketing (in bike advocacy) and am working at the job because I really like it. I like the creative angle of creating brochures, designing a campaign and executing a plan of action. Not to mention, selling the idea.
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Old 10-28-05, 05:48 PM   #5
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I'm self employed and have an azzhole for a boss.
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Old 10-28-05, 06:37 PM   #6
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I work since I need the money.....to fund my endeavors towards self-employment!

The job would be great, if the managers would pull even half their weight around here. Pretty much I have been hijacking what tasks I can that these fools slack on....it's annoying to say the least.
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Old 10-28-05, 07:34 PM   #7
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I love my work and got into it because of my love for the field....but lately it's felt more like work and a lot less love. I think its half because of the bad turn the industry has taken (hopefully temporary) and half because my employer's culture/atmosphere has really been going down the crapper (especially after recent chain of many layoffs).
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Old 10-28-05, 07:39 PM   #8
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I have a great job. I work at the LBS. The pay isn't great, but the discount is nice. After all my schoolin's done I'll hopefully be an architect. That job should be pretty good too.
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Old 10-28-05, 08:33 PM   #9
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I have been with my company for 19 years, mainly just to put food on the table. This was only supposed to be a temporary job. Right when I was thinking "is this all there is to life?" and feeling pretty much like a wasted mass of flesh, I was moved to a different department. Well, I know I've found my career. This is it. It doesn't pay a whole lot but the rewards of accomplishment are very sweet.
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Old 10-28-05, 08:56 PM   #10
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Well, technically I work because I need the money, but I like what I do. I'm a test engineer for Hyster. In a nutshell, that means I get paid to break forklifts.
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I like my job, but I don't let it define me.

It's just a kind of a day care for grown-ups to keep me out of trouble until 5pm.
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I work because I like what I do, and find it rewarding. I don't like the company I work for though, so I need to find a new one. Somehow I ended up being good at it, and the pay is OK, so I guess that it's what I'm going to do this time around.
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Well, I love my job. Granted, I don't get a salary or a wage. I work for a non-profit (NGO for Europeans) and no one gets a salary, including executives like me. Everyone's income is based upon individual and group donor support given in the interest of them. I love the work. I run the Linguistics department of our international projects division. I'm also the Assistant Director of the division. It's my job to see to it that our workers in the 2/3 world are properly trained and consulted in the area of language learning, cultural anthropology, language preservation, literacy, orthography, translation methodology, ethnomusicology, etc. I love it. Not only do I get to travel the globe (as funds are available), my work is having a lasting impact in preserving cultures and bettering the lives of people around the world. I may not get rich, my my life is going to count for something!
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Old 10-29-05, 10:59 AM   #14
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I didn't see my choice - I work so I can make money to play.
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Old 10-29-05, 11:32 AM   #15
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I didn't see my choice - I work so I can make money to play.
Yep..thats me. I work because I have to so I can afford the toys I like.
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Old 10-29-05, 12:53 PM   #16
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I hate my boss... a slave-driver... makes his employee work 20-hours a day without overtime... wish I could kill him... but that'd be suicide...
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Walked out of a job on principle for a variety of reasons, with little cash on hand.

Still in the doldrums of unemployment 3 months later.
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I earn ZERO per week, indeed, ZERO for most of the year. I am a student. I therefore fund my cycling needs by working in the holidays.

I work at uni for no pay so that I will have a job, which I will then use as a means to fund playing, much like the guys above!
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I'm a recent graduate looking for work.

I want a job doing some actual good in the world, but I'm willing to settle for "day care for grown-ups" that gives me enough money to do some good on my own time.

And to play, of course.
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Since i live iwth my parents, I dont actually HAVE to work. But since my 5 dollar a week allowance does not support my hobbies, and I love my projects more than i hate work, i work
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I love my career, but I dislike the place I work at. Its turning into one of those things that makes me wonder why I even bother living. Contemplating leaving and going back to working for myself. Had alot more fun that way.
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Nobody becomes a grad student for the pay. If you just consider it work, I could do better at McDonald's. If you consider that I'm getting paid (just a little) to go to school and I'll have some nice job options afterwards, it's a great place to be.
I understand that well.

When I was a grad student, my major prof. wanted me to work for him as an R.A. (Research Assistant). It was so hard to explain to him that although my current full-time job was not great, it was a LOT more money than I would make as an R.A. and just couldn't afford to.
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I understand that well.

When I was a grad student, my major prof. wanted me to work for him as an R.A. (Research Assistant). It was so hard to explain to him that although my current full-time job was not great, it was a LOT more money than I would make as an R.A. and just couldn't afford to.
No joke. I did a three year unpaid internship in grad school. There's a thin line to walk between making time to make money to eat and making time for education. Grad school is haze. LOL
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