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Job satisfaction.

Well it's Sunday evening and only a few hours of the weekend left soon I will hear that all too familiar sound of my alarm screaming at me to get up. I don't mind getting up to go to work I just wish I had a more meaningful or exciting job something that I would enjoy getting up to do rather than hating it.

So my question is how many of you have a job you love or your dream job? Do you feel you are were you want to be or does that feel light years away from you?

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I enjoy my job to such a degree that I generally don’t like weekends.

6

I enjoy my job. Probably more than I should.

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i have done both. now i am older, and disabled to the extent that i cannot keep a job. i think most people go through both. if you're young, it's like paying your dues. you can take steps to move up, or out. if you're older, it feels more hopeless sometimes.

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genessa Level 8 Sep 16, 2018

Sorry to hear that I hope hope things change for you soon.

@Crow616 thanks, but it's not a temporary disability. plus i am past retirement age anyway now. but i do thank you for the thought.

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I loved my current job initially, but current mgmt has sucked the soul out of the place. I feel depressed on Sundays, knowing that I have to go back. I have a plan, though. Change will be coming with my next birthday. (:

Zster Level 8 Sep 16, 2018

Yeah I know the Sunday night blues feeling, the way management is at my place sometimes can be part of the problem. Hope you get that change ?

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I do. I love my job.

5

I know that I am extremely fortunate to have exactly the job I should have. It took a long time to get here but I really hope I can stay in this organization for 10+ years. So far I am on year 4 and still love what I do every day.

Good luck hope you stay there ?

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Most days I greatly enjoy my job. Some days more then others. Lately been putting in 60 hour (40 on the books) weeks to get caught up so I am also looking forward to xmas break (almost two weeks)

I did that for far too long. My hair started falling out from stress, my sleep was affected. I've been "retired" for a week and have just started to improve my sleep.

@HippieChick58 I know there is a cost. A while back a local physician / facebook friend posted on his face book page that people over (think it was 50) should only work thirty hours a week as productivity declined with increased work hours. The article he linked was well researched. . .

@NoMagicCookie I do remember seeing something about that. If I do look for another job, I will look for something lower stress and not more than 30 hours a week. All I really want is health benefits. If the US had universal health care I likely wouldn't even consider looking for another job. I do have some "retirement" income that will start next month. Right now I don't know how much it is going to be. That will determine how long my first retirement is going to last.

@HippieChick58 The terrible thing is "health benefits" are -for the most part- only available for "full time" employees so 40 hour work weeks would be a minimum in most cases.

@NoMagicCookie There are a few employers that offer them to employees that work less than 40. It may take some looking, but I will endeavor to find them. I will not take a job where overtime is expected. I did that in a previous job. When you work 60 hours in 5 days it is too much and not healthy for you. The overtime was nice, but not worth what you're giving up.

@HippieChick58 You are wise. I wish you much success in finding a suitable situation.

@NoMagicCookie Thank you!

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I love my job! I just hate waking up period! Lol

Yeah I definatly hate the waking up part lol

@Crow616 LMAO!!!

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Most of the time I love my job. There are those (now seldom) times that it was really annoying, like the guy who calls 911 at 4am because of a tooth ache... but yeah, there are jobs out there that can be rewarding. Just have to figure out what’s important to you, and go for it.

Rignor Level 7 Sep 16, 2018
5

I used to enjoy my job and really felt like I was contributing. The last 6 months the company culture has gone to hell so I’m job hunting

That's my situation as well. The job USED to be terrific. Under current mgmt, it's misery. I am hanging on a few more months (hopefully) and retiring to something else.

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I love what I do.

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No, but I try to do my best at it anyway

That is admirable.

Thanks smile001.gif

Keep doing your best mate it's all any of us can do

Thanks, I'll make my way out eventually

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I left my last job as a restaurant manager when my husband passed away. The stress was awful. I took anti-inflammatories because my body hurt and I could barely walk from the pain. That is what stress will do to you. After my husband died I quit my job when I didn’t have anything else to go to. I felt like a 100 LB weight had been taken off my chest. It was scary but I found another job and I haven’t taken an anti-inflammatory pill in over two years. My body no longer hurts. Stress can make you very ill and destroy your health.

Sorry to hear what you've been going through. Hope your health continues to stay well ?

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My dream job was to be a stay at home mom. I excelled at that. But the kids grew up and the marriage ended. I returned to the work force and have had jobs that were ok and jobs that really sucked. I left my job a week ago. I am calling it retirement for the moment. I will reassess in a few months. If I do go back to work I doubt it will be full time and definitely not looking for a stressful job.

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Now I have a job that I love. I work for a company that provides afterschool childcare in elementary schools and each day is a joy. That said, I spent 20 years running a business that was sometimes fun, exciting, and challenging, but eventually became pure dread. I never thought I'd be doing what I'm doing, but I'm happy I am.

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I love mine, and the people I work with. There are only a dozen left after a major shift of skilled jobs got moved off shore, but it's still a good place to work.

Byrdsfan Level 8 Sep 16, 2018
4

well I’ve had many jobs over my work life. I know what it’s like to go to a job that sucks the life out of you. But right now I have a job I love and I don’t care about Mondays because I know what I have now is light years better than where I was.

I don’t know what your situation is but if you’re not happy, take some community college courses to find a new career. And remember you are young, you aren’t married to your job.

What do you want to do? Only you can answer that.

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I am retired now, but I can say that having work that you really enjoy and which allows you to accomplish something significant is great. When I had that, I looked forward to going to work and was more than willing to put in long hours.

wordywalt Level 8 Sep 16, 2018
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Some days I am Mike , some days I am Sonny .
Some nights I park my car at hospital and ready for the shit storm , some nights the hospital calls " r u interested in working tonight ma'am ?" And the answer is " I don't think so ".
My career has taught me that some of us are tigers and some of us are zebras . At the end of day , we all have stripes . If not for my job , I will have never been able to look at my stripes . I am thankful . Painful at times , but thankful .

Pralina1 Level 8 Sep 17, 2018
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I love my job, and it took long enough to get here. I went back to school to try to get away from accounting, but I ended up in an accounting job where I also get to do anything else in the organization that I want as long as the counting gets done. I get to be involved with marketing, sales, pr, community engagement, business to business networking, sponsorship... It's so much fun.

kjsgenie Level 7 Sep 17, 2018
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I love my job and enjoy going to work every day. I work in IT for a not for profit health care company. They are a company that values their employees and does awesome things for us, from department excursions to theme parks or movies to buying everyone in the company a pie from a local bakery for thanksgiving. My team and manager are amazing and I also get paid really well, too.

icolan Level 7 Sep 17, 2018
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My job constantly pushes me beyond what I ever thought I was capable of. Sometimes, i hate it with every fiber of my being. The pressure can be absolutely overwhelming. Other times, I get to collaborate with world renowned experts in their respective fields. This is one of those weeks. This project will most likely end up being published in her next book and she's already asked me to go with her on her next job in Arizona, so I guess I'm doing good so far. Tomorrow is going to be a very long day...

davyjones Level 6 Sep 16, 2018
3

Im not quite there yet with my job, but working on it

Hope you get there with it soon ?

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Sometimes I love my job and sometimes just want to call sick

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Idk. I enjoy my job and the people I work with. The is good but the hours and schedule are rough. I think I'd trade a lot of it in for a job that isn't swing shift and doesn't have me working most weekends and holidays.

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