Love your job?

I started to write an entry about how important it is to like what you do, and then I thought about necessity. There are a lot of people out there that are doing jobs because they have to and not because they want to. Consider yourself lucky if you actually like what you do for a living.

When I chose a career I tried to go for something that I would always love and computers it was. Granted, I thought I was going to become a video game programmer but after the recruiter for my college lied about the curriculum I ended up just taking the video game part out.

I have worked in professional environments ever since and I am sad to report that the corporate world is full of nasty people. Professionals are not very professional. I have encountered a lot of people that fold under pressure and resort to high school type of behaviour when faced with a real life situation. At those moments I wonder if blue collar workers deal with this kind of behaviour. Then there is the backstabbing, the get ahead no matter what, the do whatever it takes.

I am left with a lot more questions than answers, but I do know that I have to do something that I love or it becomes very hard to show up to work every single day.

8 Responses to Love your job?

  1. I wish I was one of those lucky few that like their jobs. :(

    Sadly my job brings the paycheck that I need to pay my bills.

  2. I love the job I’m in now working at the University of Illinois. The department I work for has really great people who help out each other when questions arise. When there are big projects, everyone pulls together and volunteers at anytime. I could never imagine leaving.

  3. One of the best message forum avatars I’ve ever seen said simply “I F–KING MY JOB!”

  4. Loving what you do is the most important thing in a job. If you have passion for what you do, you can overcome bad environments. Or maybe that’s too idealistic.

    My point is, that as long as you love what you do, you should concentrate in your own responsibilities and not let others mess up with your work. However, I think that when other people’s issues affect what we do, then it’s valid to want to move on.

  5. Loving your job is very important!

    I’ve grew up working in the oilfield, then 12 years in a factory before finally having had “enough” and started working for myself.

    Yes, you have all the backstabbing and “brown nosing” in the blue collar work force as you do the corporate world. The B.S. is the same, just different pay grades.

    I see people stuck in jobs they hate. Why don’t they leave? Several reasons, they don’t want to change (not bad enough to actually do it), they’re afraid of losing their security blanket (their job), and they can use their current job as an excuse not to change.

    This is freakin’ America! Most people have enough grey matter between the ears to work at something they love. If you don’t have the knowledge, go get it! There are more than enough opportunity’s out there for all of us.

    Don

  6. Me being a housewife is what I chose to do because I knew there wasn’t much work out there that would make me happy. But in the end I am happy that I chose to do what I do. Yea hubby tells me daily about what he deals with at work and it makes me glad I’m not having to put up with stuff like that.

  7. I think that loving one’s job is a privlege. Most people do not enjoy their jobs. It is the difference between a career and a job. A job is just something that pays the bills, but with a career, you’re doing what you want.

    I love my job, but it just barely pays the bills. I can’t wait until I finish my Masters so that I can continue to do what I love, but get paid better.

  8. Actually I don`t even think that a career is a job you love. I have a career in computers but I would love to be a teacher, or a vet.

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