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OT: Does anyone here LOVE their job?

I hate my job and need to figure out a career change. Does anyone here truly love their job, and if so what do you do and why do you love it?

Tue. Feb 5, 2:23pm

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Yup. Love my job.

I work as an Art Director at an advertising agency. I love it because it's a new challenge every day- no two projects are the same. I love it because it requires me to learn new stuff every day. It's never static. I love it because I love solving problems, and that's what I get paid to do. I also love it because my agency has a locker room and showers, so I can ride my bike to work. My employers treat me with respect and openness. I return the favor.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008, 2:32 PM

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i'm a pro bono attorney. i get to develop projects and recruit volunteers. i love my work since i not only help people, i also get to inspire the next generation of attorneys to do more volunteer legal work.

if you hate your job, then there is no better reason to get motivated to find something new. i always recommend networking, doing 'informational interviews', and researching what is available. best of luck. but i know the feeling. it stinks...

Tuesday, February 05, 2008, 2:38 PM

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Me too...

I work for a drug testing laboratory and the owners are great. It's interesting work and it gets the bills paid. The owners, 2 brothers are awesome to work for. I've been here 5 years and look forward to the next 5. You really need to find something you love or pays more money than your worth to be happy.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008, 2:42 PM

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I hate the process of becoming a teacher. i am doing it now, and it is stressful. Ok..i dont hate it, i just highly dislike the process. Anyways....teaching on the other hand, I LOVE IT! I love my stduents and my job. Awesome!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008, 2:59 PM

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2:42, LOL--I recognize the feelings!

I'm a professional subsitute teacher and when I don't hate my job (like last Tuesday when I had three classes full of kids who don't deserve the education we have to fight them to give them), I love my job. Fortunately that's most of the time--but partly because I'm a professiona substitute and not a professional classroom teacher.

Why I love relief teaching:
No supervisor hanging over me and very little in the way of politics.
Everyone is SO happy to see me show up. Okay, not always the kids. But the adults.
I get tons of variation--different schools, different kids, different subjects, different ages. Never, ever stagnant.
If I have a real problem kid in my class, well--I'll be in a different class tomorrow.
If I screw up in any way short of drawing blood, I'm quickly forgiven by other staff who are just glad I'm willing to come and teach under such circumstances (which include having back-to-back 88 minute class periods in a band room with lots of doors and sub notes that begin "Because of testing you will have each group of kids for two periods--that's three hours, but I have absolutely nothing for them to do...")
I'm good at thinking on my feet and at striking the right balance between control and flexibility, most of the time.
I don't have to deal with gradebooks, parents, admin, lesson planning, or correlation.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008, 3:25 PM

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Forgot one--

Oh, and if they call one morning and I just don't feel like working, all I have to say is, "No." No penalty, no problem.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008, 3:26 PM

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Yes I am a stay at home better love of work then this!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008, 3:47 PM

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medical admin clerk

I'm trained as a physio assistant I currently work as a medical admin clerk in a physio clinic. As previous posters I like who I work with and helping people and I still get to do some clinical stuff.
It beats previous jobs of terrible hours, bad shifts, weird - hormonal bosses and picking up horse crap.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008, 3:55 PM

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I am a project manager for a small online company. There is variety and creativity in my work, the boss is fantastic and I contribute to the success of the company. It can be stressful and hectic. But I can laugh with an amazing team of people to relieve the stress.

It took me a long time to get to this point. I've had all kinds of jobs. Boring ones, high stress ones, soulless ones. I'm not a quitter. But I know when it is time to leave and try something new for the sake of my happiness and sometimes my health.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008, 4:54 PM

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Not A Job

Stay at home mom does not qualify as a job unless you also have a daycare in your home.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008, 4:59 PM

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