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If you say you love your job, you're a lying sack of doodoo

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Whatizitman, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. cyclopean

    cyclopean Poster Extraordinaire

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    I’ve loved a bunch of my jobs and I’ve hated a bunch of my jobs.
     
  2. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I work in IT and I hate IT... except that it pays more than anything else that I could imagine doing (legally;)), it keeps me out of the cold or sunny(hey I'm a redhead) weather, it's not one of those "young man's jobs" in which your body can only take the wear and tear for a few years, and I get to pretty much get left alone.
    (That last one is important)
     
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  3. Marc Morfei

    Marc Morfei Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Lots of people like and even love their jobs. Sure, there are always tough days, and parts of it you're not crazy about. But your job should not be torture.
    I have always told my kids: (a) Figure out what things you like to do and are good at, (b) figure out what kinds of jobs there are that involve those things, (c) figure out what it takes to get one of those jobs, and (d) do those things. Easier said that done, of course. But it's a strategy, leading to a goal.
     
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  4. glenlivet

    glenlivet Tele-Afflicted

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    I don't hate this one nearly as much as I hated the last couple of them....

    one previous to this : The boss was a jackass in pretty much every possible way.

    and before that: People shot at me.

    So yea.....this one...not bad...not bad at all.
     
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  5. Marc Morfei

    Marc Morfei Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Amen, thank you.
     
  6. Chupacabra

    Chupacabra Tele-Meister

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    Love my job, love my wife, love my life.

    If you can't say that, you're doing it wrong. Life's too short to be unhappy.

    True story. Now get off my lawn.
     
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    blue17 Tele-Meister

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    Rock solid career choice.
     
  8. stepvan

    stepvan Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    With you on that, but the days the door will not stay closed are the ones we wish but cannot totally avoid
     
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    You know, sometimes we take the excellent advice we get around here for granite.
     
  10. Killing Floor

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    Started a new one last March. Do the math. My team was gutted and I’ve had 3 bosses and 4 significant responsibility changes in a year. And I gave up a good job for the “better” one.
     
  11. Bendyha

    Bendyha Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I can not think of a job I would rather be doing than that the one I have doing for the past 40 years, and shall continue to do for as long as I am able. I would not claim to love it, but I can be fairly passionate about it.
     
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  12. flathd

    flathd Poster Extraordinaire

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    If I except it too soon, I'll never be able to accept it...and be truly miserable.
     
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  13. stepvan

    stepvan Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Cannot say I like what I do at my Job, infact its just not what I expected to be doing. But honestly I work with good people and the money is not bad so I hang in there. The one thing for sure is if it was not for the good people I would have been gone 10yrs ago
     
  14. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Friend of Leo's

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    Exhibit A:

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    Because if you just ST*U and find the stupid cheese, you'll be happy.
     
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  15. Old Deaf Roadie

    Old Deaf Roadie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I do love my job. It's being surrounded by gibronis who have no clue about what it is that I actually do that I disdain. No lie!
     
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    I am SO looking forward to retirement.

    But I've got six years to go.

    Damnit.
     
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    I understand the sentiment to an extent, but you're not in the ground just yet. (except for maybe the geologist) You can still change jobs/careers and find something that you enjoy more.

    I guess I have a hard time understanding why you would choose to be completely miserable for a significant chunk of your life when you ultimately have the power to change it. I realize it's not as simple or easy as it sounds. But if you are willing to make some sacrifices and put in the work, you can change things and often in less time than you think.
     
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    I work for myself. That's the only way. I think I'd be homeless if I had to work for someone else.
     
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    I love the job I have had for the past 13 years...retired. By far the best job I have ever had, just took a long time to land this job. Debt free and my social security checks just go into savings every month and only time it is used is for occasional large purchases, etc.
     
  20. Whatizitman

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    I don't the phrase "died penniless". He could have died rich. Either way he died. Sounds like he lived a very full life, doing what he loved. I don't see how dying with money would have made dying any different. All the stuff buried with ancient Eqyptian royalty just made whomever found it first rich.

    I have a good salary, and am putting away retirement, with the hopes of not burdening my kids too much in my last years. But that doesn't I'm necessarily living any better than your friend. OTOH, I've made my decision, and I'm sticking with it. I just get tired of faking smiling sometimes. It's a first world problem, I guess.
     
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