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Do you like your job?

Forum Opinion Poll
I love it! 39 24.22%
It's OK. Not great, but I like it. 49 30.43%
Meh. Not bad. 18 11.18%
It's a paycheck..... 30 18.63%
I HATE MY JOB!!! 22 13.66%
Other 3 1.86%
 

Do you like your job?

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GoldenRod
10 years on LIF!

Member since 11/06

26792 total posts

Name:
Shawn

Do you like your job?

No ulterior motive behind this, just trying to come up with topics to keep activity going on the forums....

Posted 6/21/16 9:47 AM
 

MrsB12614
LIF Adult

Member since 4/14

1986 total posts

Name:
Mrs

Do you like your job?

My job is pretty good, flexible, like my coworkers, and I enjoy my job and what I do! No complaints!!

Posted 6/21/16 9:49 AM
 

NervousNell
Just another chapter in life..

Member since 11/09

54919 total posts

Name:
..being a mommy and being a wife!

Re: Do you like your job?

I like the flexibility I have. That's the main thing that I am grateful for and overrides all else. I definitely have it made.

I like the people I work with- I have known them for years.

The work itself, I don't LOVE but it's ok. I'm not miserable every day or anything like that.
Some days I really like it, other days I'm like I am done with this work!


Posted 6/21/16 9:52 AM
 

JDubs
different, not less

Member since 7/09

13160 total posts

Name:

Re: Do you like your job?

Yes for the most part-

Pros- nice coworkers and bosses, flexible if I need to come in late or leave early bc of the kids, good amount of vacation time, not stressful (unlike a prior job I had before I switched careers)

Con- Pay is not great, and commuting can be a pain sometimes. Also no real opportunity for promotions since its a small department.

Posted 6/21/16 9:56 AM
 

luvbuffet
LIF Adult

Member since 7/10

6470 total posts

Name:

Re: Do you like your job?

i will be here 16 years ( with a small break )

im eiter incredibly lazy or incredibly comfy /happy

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Message edited 6/21/2016 10:11:49 AM.

Posted 6/21/16 10:11 AM
 

chilltocam
LIF Adult

Member since 11/11

9141 total posts

Name:

Do you like your job?

In April 2014 I was laid off from a job that I HATED!!! Woke up every morning thinking, "how am I going to get through the next 8 hours." I was miserable (and should have been looking for a new job.) Getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to me. I decided to take the summer off and planned on looking for a new job starting that September. Well, a friend of DH mentioned a job opening where he worked (and he would be my boss), so I applied in May, they took all summer to interview (I had 3 interviews with them, in July, August & Sept) and was hired to start in Oct - couldn't have asked for it to work out any more perfectly. I was spoiled by having that summer off and now really know what I'm missing (lol), but, if I have to work (and I do), my current job is soooooo much better than my previous one - much less stressful for the most part and in a much better working environment - I have a lot of autonomy, flexibility and work with some really nice people. So, although I would prefer to not work at all, in answer to your question, yes, if I have to work, this is about as good as it gets.

Message edited 6/21/2016 10:20:08 AM.

Posted 6/21/16 10:14 AM
 

klingklang77
kraftwerk!

Member since 7/06

11486 total posts

Name:
Völlig losgelöst

Re: Do you like your job?

It's OK, but I like it. It's a 2-year contract, and I'm sort of looking forward to the end of it.

It's pretty full on for 8 months, but the other 4 months (in between semesters) are a lot easier. I can work from home and on my own time.

Posted 6/21/16 10:23 AM
 

LuckyStar
LIF Adult

Member since 7/14

7272 total posts

Name:

Do you like your job?

I like my coworkers and my boss and I work from home 50% of the time. Other than that, no, I don't like my job. It's extremely stressful, crazy deadlines and so much is out of my control. The pay isn't too bad, but the commute sucks on the days I go in. I would love to go into an entirely different industry but it would be tough to take a pay cut at the moment.

Posted 6/21/16 10:26 AM
 

nraboni
Uggh...

Member since 10/09

6905 total posts

Name:
Nicole

Do you like your job?

The job itself is OK but my boss, coworkers and flexible hours make it great!

Posted 6/21/16 10:31 AM
 

GoodThoughts
Dreams do come true

Member since 2/12

2258 total posts

Name:

Re: Do you like your job?

I absolutely love my job and I have a great boss...me!

Posted 6/21/16 10:42 AM
 

PearlJamChick
No one sings like you anymore.

Member since 7/10

9264 total posts

Name:
Petticoated Swashbuckler

Re: Do you like your job?

I love my job. I've been here for 11 years.

I have great benefits, cool perks and awesome coworkers.

I genuinely like what I do every day and never wake up with a feeling of dread in my stomach. I did for a little while years ago - but then there were some changes made and everything got better again. Chat Icon

Posted 6/21/16 10:45 AM
 

APT910
Let It Be

Member since 2/11

5021 total posts

Name:
Ashley

Re: Do you like your job?

I really like my job.

Pros:

My boss is very understanding and doesn't give me a hard time if I need time off for family reasons.

I like my co-worker.

It's a small medical office so I really enjoy seeing my patients and have a good relationship with many of them.

Cons:

I only have one co-worker so if she's off I NEED to be in.

I'm underpaid for all the work I do.

Posted 6/21/16 10:56 AM
 

SusiBee
. . . . .

Member since 3/09

8268 total posts

Name:
S

Re: Do you like your job?

Been here 21 years and it is a paycheck (and good benefits).
I can deal with it until I retire in a few years.

I've been pigeonholed and maxed out what I do at my level a long time ago because I was born in the USA and I was born with female anatomy.
Don't care anymore because I leave work at work and don't give a darn about anything once I walk out that door.
I lost respect for my company a long time ago - and that sentiment hangs VERY heavy in the air here.

Message edited 6/21/2016 11:18:01 AM.

Posted 6/21/16 11:17 AM
 

Kitten1929
LIF Adult

Member since 1/13

6040 total posts

Name:

Re: Do you like your job?

I like what I do because I don't do much LOL I am an entirely overpaid babysitter to a CEO who can't find his way out of a paper bag, and there's really not much more to what I do than admin, scheduling, meetings, etc. So it's easy.

But I don't want to be reheating his meatballs for the rest of my life. I see some areas I could move up to - just have to decide if I want to be here long term.

Posted 6/21/16 11:25 AM
 

MichLiz213
Life is Good!

Member since 7/07

7979 total posts

Name:

Do you like your job?

I don't like my job. I go between hate and a paycheck. It's a nice place, my co-workers are fine, but I don't like the work I'm doing and that leads to a lot of anxiety.

I also feel incredibly guilty because I've made record-setting numbers and my bosses are thrilled, so I feel bad for not liking it. But I had to leave a job I loved for this (my husband was laid off and we needed benefits) so it's been hard.

Posted 6/21/16 11:38 AM
 

Laura1976

Member since 5/05

5754 total posts

Name:
Laura

Re: Do you like your job?

Fairly new job, part time 25 hours a week, people are very nice, just not enough to do. I'd rather not get paid and be able to go home when I'm done.
So basically, I'm bored. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 6/21/16 11:51 AM
 

MarathonKnitter
HAPPY

Member since 2/07

17374 total posts

Name:
EMBRACING CHANGE

Re: Do you like your job?

i HATE my job.

the work itself is not bad at all. i like talking to people for the most part and i am good at what i do. the techs i work with are good men.

i can't stand the culture the owners have created in the office, though. it's a small, family-owned company and their crazy dysfunction affects so much.

i know i have issues and i'm going to therapy to work on them... these people make me look well adjusted and healthy. because of the therapy and working on myself, i NEED to get out of here... or this job will make me go crazier than i already am.

the money ain't horrible, but there are absolutely no benefits. it was a blessing when i moved here from NJ and had nothing. now, it's time to move on.

Posted 6/21/16 12:07 PM
 

EatingMyVeggies

Member since 1/12

6667 total posts

Name:

Re: Do you like your job?

Posted by Kitten1929



But I don't want to be reheating his meatballs for the rest of my life.



This made me laugh :)

Posted 6/21/16 12:10 PM
 

Mrs-D-Girl
Love my fur baby

Member since 8/07

5183 total posts

Name:

Re: Do you like your job?

Posted by luvbuffet

i will be here 16 years ( with a small break )

im eiter incredibly lazy or incredibly comfy /happy

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I have been at mine 19 so thinking the same Chat Icon

Posted 6/21/16 12:31 PM
 

RainyDay
LIF Adult

Member since 6/15

3987 total posts

Name:

Do you like your job?

I like my job but hate the atmosphere. I think I may not come back after I give birth.

Posted 6/21/16 12:33 PM
 

ourlivesstartnow2012
New Year, New Everything!

Member since 6/12

2689 total posts

Name:

Do you like your job?

I always wanted to go into the entertainment industry, either TV or radio (not that kinda entertainment LOL). I ended up not getting far and going into what I do now. I LOVE it! I didn't in the beginning but after being a SAHM and realizing that wasn't for me. I LOVE what I do and LOVE the potential that I have in a career and growth.

Posted 6/21/16 12:37 PM
 

BabyBMakes3
LIF Adolescent

Member since 4/13

711 total posts

Name:
Laura

Re: Do you like your job?

I'm somehwere between paycheck and hate as well.

I work in banking, and the industry is changing RAPIDLY. My position has been re-worked several times over the past few years and I forsee it being eliminated all together very shortly. I'm terrified because I have a 5 month old, bills to pay, and I've been doing this for 10+ years, so I don't have experience in many other fields. I need to work and I feel NO stability whatsoever Chat Icon

Posted 6/21/16 1:06 PM
 

beachgirl
LIF Adult

Member since 7/05

7967 total posts

Name:
sara

Re: Do you like your job?

I like the flexibility of it - I work from home. I wouldn't say I bound out of bed with excitement thinking "YES I get to work at this fulfilling job all day"..I would totally resign if i had enough dough but compare to my other options I feel lucky and I am happy to be working at this job during this period of my life.

Posted 6/21/16 1:16 PM
 

dadof1
LIF Infant

Member since 8/14

208 total posts

Name:

Do you like your job?

I don't like the whiny or gossipy people there, which is 3/4 of the office. People love to complain. The flexibility I have though is what keeps me from leaving.

Posted 6/21/16 1:57 PM
 

MrsM429
Mama x2 <3

Member since 12/10

4946 total posts

Name:

Re: Do you like your job?

I've been working with my company for a little over 4 years and am happy with the way my career is progressing. I was recently offered a position in my corporate office, and will be transferring down there at the end of the summer. Can't really complain Chat Icon

Posted 6/21/16 2:32 PM
 
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