Do you like your job?

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    Oct 10, 2011 12:38 PM GMT
    Do you like where you work? Are you out/do people accept you?


    I love my job because I can text my boss and be like, I'll be in an hour late and he won't care at all <3

    Also, I make the rules, schedule and have zero oversight

    win.

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    Oct 10, 2011 12:49 PM GMT
    With a view like this, how could I NOT like it? icon_wink.gif

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    Oct 10, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
    theantijock saidI didn't realize how important work was to me until I stopped working.


    Definitely +1.

    I'm in the electronics industry. My boss is pushing 70.

    Neither of us get the concept of "enjoying retirement" unless weather made the commute to work a chore.

    If unemployment sucks, retirement has to be a close second.

    As for the original question, my orientation was an unspoken issue two jobs ago with a former manager I would accurately describe as the "human embodiment of the fuckup fairy."

    He would visit with an equally incompetent project manager every Sunday at LDS church services. I handled his efforts to force me out by quitting, then blaming him for everything.

    When I returned to work for a different department, cutting his department out of the action, he went on a tirade in a department meeting and was ordered to shut up by a VP.

    My current job is nice. I suspect they're afraid I'll quit. I enjoy job security even though my coworker is a hyper-caffienated social butterfly that I have to mentor. I came out to him two hours into my first day. Moments later, I discover he is a more accepting member of the LDS church and appreciates I have his back after his wife delivered twins.

    At least I don't get roped into all the vasectomy discussions.
  • waccamatt

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    Oct 10, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    I like my job and sometimes love it, lol. After 17 years I doubt there is anyone there that knows me that doesn't know that I'm gay, including our President.
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    Oct 10, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
    I love my job and work for a great company that actually does a ton of good work for the community and gives employees extra time off for volunteering. I'm in Austin so nobody even cares what your orientation is.

    I used to work for a terrible, terrible, terrible monster telecom company that I fucking hated (and so did our customers). Sometimes you have to go through hell in order to recognize a good gig.
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    Oct 10, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    I work in higher education and love the interaction with the students . I sometimes catch myself and say ' I get paid to do this!'

    Sexuality,race, religion etc are not issues in my workplace.

    The flip is that I work contract to contract and I feel as if it's a juggling act trying to be constantly employed. 95% of my coworkers are older than me and are married ( male and female) with a second income source.

    It has caused me more than a few sleepless nights wondering ( more worrying) if I should continue doing this or perhaps change to a career that offers more certainity. icon_neutral.gif

    I am not driven by money to buy a car or electronics but I would like to own a home someday.

    I don't want to be in my mid 50's thinking about why I still don't have that much money.
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    Oct 10, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
    Let me start off by saying I'm grateful to be employed, but...

    Traffic is a b****, both to and from work.

    I like where I work — it's a government agency. Lots of eye candy too icon_redface.gif, but I'm not a government employee, so that sucks.

    I have only received 1 raise, even though I'm due for a second. 2 others who work for the same company have also received only 1 raise, even though they worked for nearly 3 years and 4 years, respectively. We just get excuses from the people we work for.

    My friend did offer to forward my resume to her boss where I would earn twice the money, but I'm planning to quit next May, so there's no point in looking for another job when I plan to leave in less than a year.

    The upside to the job, beside it being a federal agency filled with hot guys is that it's not demanding. And for the most part, I do the work without any guidance from the supervisor or manager. So I just listen to my music and go on cruise control.
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    Oct 10, 2011 11:37 PM GMT
    I do enjoy my job. I enjoy what I do (very much) and I like the people I work with (for the most part). My boss and I are really good friends and hang out together outside of work all the time.

    I'm very well paid, well respected as someone who is very highly skilled at what I do, and have a great deal of freedom over my schedule and workday activities.

    I won't say it's not stressful sometimes. And sometimes it's VERY stressful. But I handle stress well and that's not a big downside for me.

    All that said, if National Geographic called tomorrow and offered me a full time position as a staff photographer, but at one third my current pay, I'd take it in a heartbeat. That's my dream job.
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    Oct 10, 2011 11:43 PM GMT
    For the last 6 years - I have been working in higher education and I do believe strongly in higher education. I like the face to face interaction with students and parents, but not has much as I would have liked. I've worked at 3 different universities in 3 different offices.....

    My problem is I have deep hatred and contempt for the entire office culture career, the politics, the fake friendly people, the sneaky downright devious types, people backstabbing and withholding information. I can usually disguise my hatred and contempt for about 2 years max, and then its on to the next job.

    Not just people, but often so many of these places are honestly in chaos - there so many problems, and things to fix, bad management, people simply not doing their jobs properly which has a knock on impact on your job, there is a feeling that everyone is just playing the system, working in their own self interest and not being really being efficent - DOING FAKE WORK!

    Plus the simple lack of management, and lack of decent opportunites. so what happens is you get stuck doing crappy work, and hey presto you have wasted more of your time, just mopping up crap work for others.

    To date the only thing which has kept me going is my competitve nature - the desire to be better than others etc, but its waning as I get older - not sure if I have will to keep it up for another 20 years or so.

    I need other options to play with, office jobs are just too limiting and boring, and your always walking on eggshells around senior management. it gets fucking so old sometimes

    I Could just about put up with a job if I was earning something else on the side, like a business.

    Project Management, and Planning Certification?? Maybe a masters degree?? in what tho?

    A Business, but seems so difficult, and where to start? icon_confused.gif

    I thought about starting to create websites, for passive income - but this seems to hit or miss, not really a definite money maker.

    My dream is to come into work - making money on the side with a business- and just sit there smiling at the conceited prickss we have to tolerate in your average office job.

    While at the same performing better than them at your Job, and rising up the career ladder.
    The only way to beat those cunts at work is to simply move up the ladder
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    Oct 10, 2011 11:48 PM GMT
    LOVE my job.... im considered a remote worker for the company as i live on an island, so my office is at home, i can work when i want, and when i dont want to...i dont! and i can work naked if i want!!!!
    great company overall, great pay, the odd bit of travel.
    Corporate (whore) sales rep.
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    Oct 10, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
    Import saidFor the last 6 years - I have been working in higher education and I do believe strongly in higher education. I like the face to face interaction with students and parents, but not has much as I would have liked. I've worked at 3 different universities in 3 different offices.....

    My problem is I have deep hatred and contempt for the entire office culture career, the politics, the fake friendly people, the sneaky downright devious types, people backstabbing and withholding information. I can usually disguise my hatred and contempt for about 2 years max, and then its on to the next job.

    Not just people, but often so many of these places are honestly in chaos - there so many problems, and things to fix, bad management, people simply not doing their jobs properly which has a knock on impact on your job, there is a feeling that everyone is just playing the system, working in their own self interest and not being really being efficent - DOING FAKE WORK!

    Plus the simple lack of management, and lack of decent opportunites. so what happens is you get stuck doing crappy work, and hey presto you have wasted more of your time, just mopping up crap work for others.

    To date the only thing which has kept me going is my competitve nature - the desire to be better than others etc, but its waning as I get older - not sure if I have will to keep it up for another 20 years or so.

    I need other options to play with, office jobs are just too limiting and boring, and your always walking on eggshells around senior management. it gets fucking so old sometimes

    I Could just about put up with a job if I was earning something else on the side, like a business.

    Project Management, and Planning Certification?? Maybe a masters degree?? in what tho?

    A Business, but seems so difficult, and where to start? icon_confused.gif

    I thought about starting to create websites, for passive income - but this seems to hit or miss, not really a definite money maker.

    My dream is to come into work - making money on the side with a business- and just sit there smiling at the conceited prickss we have to tolerate in your average office job.

    While at the same performing better than them at your Job, and rising up the career ladder.
    The only way to beat those cunts at work is to simply move up the ladder


    You basically describe exactly why I hate working in an office environment. I used to say at my last job really should we all be chained to these desks life slaves 40-50 hours a week.
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    Oct 11, 2011 12:01 AM GMT
    My job sucks
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    Oct 11, 2011 11:55 AM GMT
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    Import saidFor the last 6 years - I have been working in higher education and I do believe strongly in higher education. I like the face to face interaction with students and parents, but not has much as I would have liked. I've worked at 3 different universities in 3 different offices.....

    My problem is I have deep hatred and contempt for the entire office culture career, the politics, the fake friendly people, the sneaky downright devious types, people backstabbing and withholding information. I can usually disguise my hatred and contempt for about 2 years max, and then its on to the next job.

    Not just people, but often so many of these places are honestly in chaos - there so many problems, and things to fix, bad management, people simply not doing their jobs properly which has a knock on impact on your job, there is a feeling that everyone is just playing the system, working in their own self interest and not being really being efficent - DOING FAKE WORK!

    Plus the simple lack of management, and lack of decent opportunites. so what happens is you get stuck doing crappy work, and hey presto you have wasted more of your time, just mopping up crap work for others.

    To date the only thing which has kept me going is my competitve nature - the desire to be better than others etc, but its waning as I get older - not sure if I have will to keep it up for another 20 years or so.

    I need other options to play with, office jobs are just too limiting and boring, and your always walking on eggshells around senior management. it gets fucking so old sometimes

    I Could just about put up with a job if I was earning something else on the side, like a business.

    Project Management, and Planning Certification?? Maybe a masters degree?? in what tho?

    A Business, but seems so difficult, and where to start? icon_confused.gif

    I thought about starting to create websites, for passive income - but this seems to hit or miss, not really a definite money maker.

    My dream is to come into work - making money on the side with a business- and just sit there smiling at the conceited prickss we have to tolerate in your average office job.

    While at the same performing better than them at your Job, and rising up the career ladder.
    The only way to beat those cunts at work is to simply move up the ladder


    You basically describe exactly why I hate working in an office environment. I used to say at my last job really should we all be chained to these desks life slaves 40-50 hours a week.


    Yup, wage slaves icon_smile.gif
  • shred_thegnar

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    Oct 11, 2011 11:59 AM GMT
    I love love my job, helping organize events through sponsorship. Such things like Breast Cancer Fundraisers, Motivating Youth to get involved, working with CEOs and leaders from all over, presenting sponsorship, FIFA World Cup, Canadian Ski Federation, and Cultural Events like IIFA.
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    Oct 11, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    im an accountant ...i get excellent pay but im not in love with it .i wanna be a cook !
  • sonnet129

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    Oct 11, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    Wish I had a regular job to love or hate.
  • masculumpedes

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    Oct 11, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    My current job is the best I've ever had as far as the hours and pay, however I still miss my very first factory job. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 11, 2011 3:50 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidLOVE LOVE LOVE my job too. Been there 18 yrs. and have 4 weeks of vaca. to burn. So this week till M-Thurs, I took off for a little Fall Staycation at home.


    Rofl! Bill and I do this , too. We tell others that we were in Playa Backyarda.


    -Doug
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    Oct 11, 2011 3:56 PM GMT
    I have doing this job for almost 34 years , it is not perfect , but still enjoy it ..icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 11, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    I'm still finishing school, but the school I'm student teaching at has offered me a position. I'm loving it now, so I'm sure I'll love it in January icon_biggrin.gif