Do You Love Your Job? - Altamonte Springs,FL

Updated on July 15, 2016
T.R. asks from Altamonte Springs, FL
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I seem to struggle in finding rewarding work, or just work I can somewhat enjoy. I know we are all different, but I'm looking for thoughts, inspiration and ideas. So, besides being a parent, we all love that (most of the time! Haha). do you have an income earning job that you love? What is it, and why do you love it?

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answers from Pittsburgh on

Some days I like my job, some days I'm indifferent, many days it stresses me out, but I would say no, I don't love my job. However, I am very grateful to have my job and I don't think that loving my job is essential to my overall happiness. My job is what I do to earn enough $ to travel with my family, which is what I love to do.

I work to live, not live to work, and that's ok with me.

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answers from Boston on

I've been doing it for a very long time and its easy for me but I can't say that I love it. Basically I just work to earn money so that I can afford to do the things I love to do and spend time with the people I love in my life. For me my job is what I do not who I am so not loving my work is fine with me.

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answers from Sacramento on

I loved my job the first 23 years in the profession. I have worked in journalism, public relations and now as a freelance writer. Unfortunately, it has changed over the years. Now, anyone can be a writer (thanks to the Internet) and standards are so low. Businesses want content produced quickly and there's far less emphasis on quality. I'm lucky to get interesting writing assignments, but I know the work isn't as valued as it was when I started my career. Huffington Post doesn't even pay its writers, which shows how far my profession has fallen.

Don't aim for rewarding work, because I'm not sure it's out there. I know people who work at non-profits and it's not as rewarding as it seems on the surface. Aim for something you can do on a daily basis without feeling depressed or sad. Find your personal rewards at home. As a work contact once told me, "Don't get your happiness from your job. Get it from your family. A job can't give you a hug."

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answers from Springfield on

I do love my job, but it took several tries to find it. The first couple of jobs I had out of college were not a good fit. I went back to school to get my master's degree in theology and found a job working in college campus ministry. Loved it!!! Good job, great co-workers. Loved it! But my then boyfriend (now husband) and I lived 6 hours apart. So if I wanted to take a chance on the relationship, I had to move. This time I found a decent job. I became a SAHM and fell into a teaching position at the local university teaching just 1 night class. I did that for a few years before accepting the full-time position. Love it!

You have to seriously think about things that you would enjoy doing ... things you are passionate about. Talk to people in the field you might be interested in and find out what it's really like. If you still think you would like it, find out what you would need to do.

It's hard to know what something is really like until you try it, but you have to start somewhere. And just know that most of us don't find the perfect job right away. That's partly because it's hard to know what you're going to like until you weed out what you don't like, and it's hard to know what you don't like until you try.

Good luck!

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answers from Dallas on

Yes, I love my job.

We are in the plastics (raw materials) industry, my husband and I started our company about 8 years ago. He had been in the plastics industry many years.

We worked as a team. I did all the financials, he did all the sales and consulting.

When he died in 10/2015, I took responsibility of the entire company. Our company consisted of just hubby, me, and our daughter.

I now manage the sales, consulting and financials myself. Daughter helps me with vendors and sales.

I work from home, make my own hours. I am responsible for everything. I like not having to report to anyone, making my own decisions dealing with our company and determine our path for the future.

It is high stress but worth it in the long run being my own boss.

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answers from Baton Rouge on

My job is what I do to get the money to do the things I want to do. I don't expect to love it. It is what it is.
My reward is a paycheck that allows me to fund my hobbies.

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answers from Philadelphia on

I enjoy my job. It allows me have every weekend off, and the summer too. It's consistent so I can take my children to school and pick them up or be home when they arrive. My job also allows me to go to meetings, build rapport with their teachers, attend conferences etc. It pays well too. It's also stress-free 90% of the time.

Years ago, I used to be a supervisor at a national company. I made $60000 with full benefits. My days were inconsistent. My hours were inconsistent and I was on my feet most of the day. It contributed to a depressive state at that time. Thank God for deliverance from both the job and depression. Basically after 10 years I quit. One of the best decisions of my life. Money couldn't buy my happiness. Life in my opinion is about passion and purpose. Fast forward. I now make less but I'm 150% happier. I'm in the transportation industry but another passion of mine is communications.

I encourage you to find your passion. Start here. Be honest and embrace your truth. It's going to work out.

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answers from Houston on

I love my job! I'm an HR Manager in a manufacturing setting. I enjoy working with our employees and our management team. Some days are very rewarding and others are like working in a daycare. =)

Find something you enjoy because you will spend a lot of time doing it.

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answers from Phoenix on

I have been in the insurance industry since I was 21. I worked at a major insurance company for 15 years in CA until I moved to AZ in 2003. Then I worked for a local agents office in sales for 2 years then I started my own agency from scratch and had it for 7 years before I sold it 3 years ago. Now I'm a stay at home dog mom. lol

I liked insurance because it was always different, mostly because of the clients. When I had my agency it allowed me to have flexible hours so I could go to all my kids events at school and not miss anything.

I also liked it because the income was flexible. Being commissions only your income is not limited. But you have low months too. A lot of people don't' like commissions only but they don't see the benefits. You have to be motivated and a hard worker so you can have a higher than avg income.

I do miss it. I liked the interaction with people but I think all jobs have down sides. It isn't reasonable to love your job every single minute. I think if you can overall be happy and get paid to live comfortably then you are ahead of most people. Good luck.

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answers from Boston on

I do love my job most of the time. I am a client account manager for an investment management firm. My clients are large employers and all have a consultant as the lead contact so I don't have to travel and am rarely in the direct line of fire if they are upset about something. I work with all of our internal teams to manage projects and make sure that our clients are getting answers to their questions and that we are meeting their needs, my office is beautiful and in a great location, my commute is fine (25 min by car and 35 by train), my colleagues are competent and easy to get a long with, my employer offers great benefits and professional development, I have opportunities at work to perform community service, and I am paid enough to support myself and my three children without living paycheck to paycheck. I switched into this division after 15 years in another line of business. That was great for a long time but I spent the last 5 years there burnt out. I'm glad I took the opportunity to change jobs as this has been a great move for me.

I'm not particularly passionate about what I do and this has nothing to do with what I studied (Communication and English - I wanted to be an investigative journalist) but really as far as careers go, it's a good one that pays me well and allows me to use my brain and work in a positive, fast-paced environment with minimal stress so I consider myself lucky!

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answers from Detroit on

Hi 1babygirl,

I have to say that no, I don't love my job. I work for a large corporation in the healthcare field and it is political and draining and not at all what I went to school to pursue. Why do I stay? Because God blessed me with one of the most expensive children I've ever met. Grant you he is healthy and for that I feel grateful everyday. However, he goes to private school and my family counts on my income to cover his tuition.

While I don't love my job, I do love the fact that I am able to provide him with his education and provide him with a future where the only doors closed to him are the ones he chooses not to cross through. I am sorry if I sound heavy handed here but this is what my family needs to provide us with financial stability. And helping to provide that is something I love very much. I try to think of this as just another professional chapter and eventually I'll open the next one. He's entering his freshman year in the fall so we've got 4 more years. After that? Who knows if I'll make a change or not. Perhaps that PhD is a possibility after all. :-)

The irony is that we've been saving for his college since he was an infant and that's pretty much paid for...or will be by 2020. class of 2020....SMH.

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answers from Reno on

I work in the tax department of a payroll company. Have been with the company for 16 years. I love my job most days but there are days like yesterday where I was just plain done. I am always learning something new and my company really is flexible with hours so I can attend school events with the kiddos and they really encourage family. Guess I am pretty blessed.
Many blessings

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answers from Los Angeles on

I do not love my job. But I lobe my salary, the independence it gives me, the benefits, unlimited time off and ability to work from home. But I'm not passionate about the work and it gets very stressful. I'm in the insurance industry business degree want to go bs k to school I'm 47 and been in the industry 20 plus years. So no I don't love my job but I like the perks. For me I think I'd rather live my job and feel happy being there all the time. But I can't just quit

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answers from Washington DC on

I love my job!! There are times I hate it - but that's life.

I am the Senior Staffing Manager for Government contracts for our company. I recruit people who are "cleared for weird".

I work from home, which can be a bit challenging as you never really walk away from the office. And there are people who believe that since you work from home? You can watch their kids for them when they are sick....yes - that's really happened. Luckily enough - I don't mind for them!! :)

You really need to find out what you have a passion for. I have a passion for helping people getting where they want to be in their careers. I enjoy it. Is it always easy? Nope. but that's life.

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answers from Washington DC on

I love my job. I am a Business Financial Manager supporting the Navy. I love numbers and have always enjoyed any form of math. This allows me to do that, while supporting our military and foreign militaries.

I have worked jobs I haven't loved on my path to my current job, but it was all part of the plan.

And like others, even if I didn't LOVE my job, it's what allows me to provide for my family, so it is what it is :).

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answers from Oklahoma City on

I feel very blessed in terms of my career. Overall, it is very rewarding. My job is pretty high stress but I have a lot of autonomy. I am a psychologist in private practice and I also teach in a psychology graduate program. Teaching is a blast but it is nerve-racking for me. I have terrible public speaking anxiety but somehow I push past it when I lecture. I think I enjoy my job because it is challenging for me and requires me to push myself. I also enjoy it because I love learning about people and what makes them tick. Although I enjoy most aspects of my job, there are some really tough parts. It is hard to see people suffer and hard to not have a quick remedy for their difficulties. I often dream about quitting and doing something less intense but I know I won't quit anytime soon. The good aspects outweigh the bad by a long shot. In social situations, I often try and avoid the topic of what I do for a living because people often seem uneasy when I say "I am a therapist." It tends to freak people out.

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answers from Seattle on

I work for a non-profit with late teen boys who are immigrants and refugees. I enjoy my work for the most part although it is not what I want to do for the rest of my life. Teen boys in general have bad attitudes, and these ones are no different! lol
I want to work with women (probably immigrant women) who are leaving DV relationships...probably a woman's shelter...or women with children...or young mothers with babies...
But for now, I am ok with this job.
I knew, going into school 2 years ago, that I wanted to work in the social services and knew that I would not be paid well. BUT...I haven't worked for years, been home with the children (they are now 5, 11, and 14) last month was my first full month paycheck and it's been AWESOME to have extra money...which we haven't had in 10 years, at least.'s also sucked. My kids and husband were not ready for mom to be working full time. I do not see my children some days. When they go to school I will only see them in the mornings when I send them off to school on W/TH/F and not at all at night. The house is a mess, my daughter cries most nights because she misses me....
I guess my recommendation is to yourself...about what exactly your dream job is. And then figure out what steps you need to take to get there. I have never really understood people that hate their jobs or don't like their jobs and they stay there for years and years. I mean is great....but if you are going to waste your life (or a large majority of your waking hours) on a job that you hate....that just sounds awful to me. Find something you WANT to do...then do it. Even if the pay isn't that great.
Because...."he who dies with the most money...still dies."

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answers from Portland on

I have two vastly different areas I work in - my degree and then I went back to school and took something entirely different.

It has allowed me to work in different roles - wherever they needed me.

The biggest thing for me in whether I like a job (and I have loved some) was if I could schedule my day. I'm a social introvert. When I worked just with people, I didn't really get promoted as much because I was drained. I didn't give it my all, because being "on" all the time was too much for me.

So I do really well (and love) positions where I work with people for part of the day - the rest of the time, I'm off doing my own thing - no one bugs me. Love it.

I also need to be challenged. That was a huge one for me. So finding a company where they allowed you to keep taking on new work - supporting that - was a huge benefit for me. I really was able to grow.

I would consider your personality - and think do I want to work with people? Do I want to care for people? Do I want to sit a desk in my own office? Do I want to work with kids?

Do I want part time work? Do I want a fast past paced career? Do I want to travel?

If you can find what you like to do - and then find a company that promotes your values - you're in business :)

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answers from Orlando on

Cheers to you dear as it is hard to find a job that can make you happy, and the search can be as painful! I had my DREAM job as a student performance tour guide and tour consultant and it was AMAZING, however the company I worked for lost their funding and I was out a job 3 days before my husband and I closed on our first home. I went into Find a way make a way mode and became a part time server- As a Server I started making more money than any of my previous jobs but I wasn't Fullfilled work-wise so I started seeking companies I could work for, and really enjoy myself so I started working with and for Grow and Sing Studios. It's an amazing Central FL organization that has Kindermusik classes, Birthday Party options, and even a PhotoBooth rental! So fun and amazing! Check them out.


answers from St. Louis on

I don't know how to answer this question. On one hand I love my job. Sure there are times I want the humans to leave me alone but for the most part it is a perfect job. Thing is, you aren't qualified nor are you qualified for most of the jobs that people have listed here that they also enjoy.

So without knowing what you are willing to do beyond applying is it really nice on our part to tell you yeah, love it!

I always loved any customer based job I had when I was younger. I was still pretty much a stay at home mom and I wasn't in it for the money, which is good, there is no money in customer based jobs.

When I divorced I knew I had to be a higher earner to support the lifestyle I had grown accustomed to. My first semester of college I took all core liberal arts requirements but ones in different areas of concentration. That way they all applied to any degree I would eventually choose to get but also gave me a taste of the fields. The two I loved were psychology and accounting. I chose accounting, which isn't actually what I practice now, because it required less time to get the masters than psychology.

I do data extractions, analyze the data and report to our board of directors what it means. Mostly me and my computer. I can work when I want and where I want. I don't particularly like humans but I do prefer working in my office. Odd I know.



answers from Washington DC on

My main job is SAHM.
My part time jobs are: handbell choir director at a local church and wine pourer at a local winery.
Do I love the jobs? Sometimes.
Both have their drama.
The handbell job - I love my ladies, but the drama that comes with a church job where I am not a parishioner is sometimes a bit much...
The winery job - it's fun...

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