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View Poll Results: How much do you like/dislike your job?
I love my job 28 50.00%
I don't really mind my job. 13 23.21%
I don't really like my job. 7 12.50%
I hate my job. 8 14.29%
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Old 04-18-10, 06:05 PM   #1
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How much do you like/dislike your job??

I was curious about full-time people working rather than any summer/temp/part-time-while-in-school jobs like that. Something you do to make a living.

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Old 04-18-10, 06:06 PM   #2
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Full time. This is not my job, it's my career. Love it.
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Old 04-18-10, 06:08 PM   #3
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Old 04-18-10, 08:00 PM   #4
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There are times when I HATE my job. Then there are times when I my job. It depends on what is happening, how assinine the other side is acting, and/or what the judge rules on any given day.

I love my hobby all the time though.
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I love the kind of work I do. The environment (co-workers and management) has its ups and downs.
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Old 04-18-10, 08:12 PM   #6
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We all at one time or another loved our work but the present economy is really changing corporate morality which makes any occupation have a suck factor.
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Old 04-18-10, 08:12 PM   #7
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I love my job! Does "stay-at-home-dad" count? It's more work than any job I've ever had.
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Old 04-18-10, 08:31 PM   #8
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I've said for years that I had the 2nd-best job in the company, 1st being CEO. Now, anymore, that just doesn't apply.

But I am able to do what I love, build things and work with my hands, and my reputation/respect within the store is sterling.

I just have issues with 'stupid', and they seem to pump it out of the HVAC....
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Old 04-18-10, 08:37 PM   #9
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I absolutely loved law school, but I don't care for practicing law. I might find it more tolerable if I was actually making decent money at it, but....
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Old 04-18-10, 08:54 PM   #10
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I am a public school teacher. I love teaching. Even the kids that are a PITA are okay most days. But the principal is nuts, and not in a fun way.
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Old 04-18-10, 09:09 PM   #11
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I'm an in-house tech support agent, supporting a bunch of work at home folks.

I'm, complacent with it.
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Old 04-18-10, 09:16 PM   #12
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Used to love it. They hired some A-holes that doing their best to turn it into their own version of "Survivor". They enjoy the politics and intrigue and seem to enjoy making what once a harmonious team of people into a drama center. These folks have placed their heads well up the bosses ass and are deemed perfect.

This is an office that went over 15 years without a single employee leaving it, now people get employed and leave asap. Several (including myself) are looking for suitable transfers.

I've been there 18 years and have 10 to go before I can do a full retirement. I was hoping to go the distance there, but I just want to get away now.
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Oh, I love my city job! I hate the method this city department uses to promote. I recently transferred to a new office. As I was unpacking my gear at my new desk, my new manager (6 year wonder) came up to talk. He asked, since I have 19 years in and 6 until I retire, why I'm not at least a supervisor yet. I told him that I'm not a yes-man and I don't kiss butt...Guess I blew it with him too.
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I'm self-employed.

If I hate my job, I fire the boss and move him on to something else.
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I never understood any one who enjoyed working. It just doesn't make sense to me. I enjoy having fun and doing things that I want to do but not working. I have a job now where I work when I want to work. The hell with 40 hour work weeks. I'll never do that again. I work 2 days per week now. It's not too bad. I don't think people these days realize that we work harder than our ancestors. Tribes in Africa in the old times only worked 25 hours per foraging and hunting for food. The industrial revolution has caused us to work even harder. I'm not talking about our grandfathers, I'm talking about our ancestors in like the 1600s, well before the industrial revolution. That's just my opinion. Do you guys think we work harder now than say someone in the 1600s?

I guess if you think about, we used to wash our clothes by hand. We used to do everything by hand. We still do to a certain degree, though. I would say the only technological device that helps me from day to day is the automobile and the clothes washer. The media says that we work less than our ancestors but I just don't believe that. In the 1600s, you might have worked on a farm but how many hours of the day were you actually working. It's one thing to milk the cows on a farm that you own and take a break every 30 minutes and it's another thing to work on assembly line for 8 hours and only have one 30 minute break per 8 hours.
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Women have "careers'. Men have jobs. You'll learn one day.
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I never understood any one who enjoyed working. It just doesn't make sense to me. I enjoy having fun and doing things that I want to do but not working. I have a job now where I work when I want to work. The hell with 40 hour work weeks. I'll never do that again. I work 2 days per week now. It's not too bad. I don't think people these days realize that we work harder than our ancestors. Tribes in Africa in the old times only worked 25 hours per foraging and hunting for food. The industrial revolution has caused us to work even harder. I'm not talking about our grandfathers, I'm talking about our ancestors in like the 1600s, well before the industrial revolution. That's just my opinion. Do you guys think we work harder now than say someone in the 1600s?

I guess if you think about, we used to wash our clothes by hand. We used to do everything by hand. We still do to a certain degree, though. I would say the only technological device that helps me from day to day is the automobile and the clothes washer. The media says that we work less than our ancestors but I just don't believe that. In the 1600s, you might have worked on a farm but how many hours of the day were you actually working. It's one thing to milk the cows on a farm that you own and take a break every 30 minutes and it's another thing to work on assembly line for 8 hours and only have one 30 minute break per 8 hours.
I don't think we work as hard now as people in the 1600's. I would come in at the angle that our jobs now de-humanize us and we really aren't really attached to what we do. My job for instance; for 10 hours aday, I do something that I have no care or thought about when I'm off duty. I do my job, people criticize and cuss at me and it doesn't touch me because it's not me or what I am when I'm off duty.

People that are self-employeed work harder and similar to the way people did in the 1600 in that they take pride in what they do. Their jobs is what they enjoy, it drives them and have a real purpose. Same with farmers who practically live at their jobs and constantly work to produce a living.
People in the 1600's were more craftsman oriented in that they made what they sold or traded. They made the clothes, tools, and watches that they sold. They made all the moving parts to watches, muskets and firearms that they sold. They stayed up nights figuring out how to improve on what they made and crafted.

The industrial revolution brought about the specialization of tasks and removed the craftsman. Now instead of
crafting an entire watch, you work in a factory where your job is to make the casing of the watch according to factory specs and that is your specialty. You are a Watch Case Specialist and proud of it. The next dude makes the hour hands according to factory specs (Hour Hand Tech), the next makes the springs and so on. The assembly department puts the parts together. One dude has a box full of hour hands and his job is to place them on the watchface according to factory specs and so on. The watch gets assembled.

While you enjoy the hand crafted family heirlom watch that was handed down for 3-4 generations, some dude buys a factory made watch that breaks down after 3-4 years.

I really think people worked harder back in the 1600's 'cause their jobs was their lives. They were always at their work or thinking about it. Since they lived their job, there really was no vacations, leaves of absence or breaks. The craftsman worked until he passed away. His headstone had his name and occupation. Sometimes the craftsman's occupation became his last name. Now that's dedication to your work!
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Hate it...with a passion. I'm good at it, but still hate it. I think its due to boredom, having done this same line of work for nearly 20 yrs. Been as high as CFO and as low as staff accountant..
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I never had a job I didn't love - although, there were several I wouldn't want to go back toooooo!

I'm now retired, so they were all "lifetime jobs," and, I had a lot of different ones - mostly within the same company.

Loving your job is a choice you can make.......
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I love my industry: massage therapy. I hate my job: Massage Envy. I'm shifting to a new full-time industry, going to be working for Aflac as of next week. I'm anticipating a heavy level of satisfaction.
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I like solving problems, or showing people what they need to do, and then moving on. Sometimes I get to do that, but not enough to suit me. It used to be that I could get a routine request done, on my own in 2-3 days. Now, it takes that long just to do the paperwork. That's "progress"
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I have a great job that most people would envy. I'm a little burned out though. I would really like to take some extended time off...like several years. Retirement looks like a long dark tunnel from here.
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Love my job. I still can't believe I get to do this for a living. My coworkers are great.
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