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Old 05-01-2008, 04:14 PM   #1
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Who loves their job/career?

I work in a restaurant and I like it a lot. Some days I don't like it so much, but when I think about it, there isn't anything else I would rather do. How do you feel about your job? Do you love it or would you rather be doing something else.

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Old 05-01-2008, 04:26 PM   #2
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i adore my job; though it's very demanding, i'm doing meaningful and rewarding work. i'm a veterinarian for research animals, which means i help scientists design their studies, train scientists & our care staff how to work with animals, and of course, take care of the guys who need medical attention. it's a strange little niche of the veterinary field, and it sometimes takes a lot to explain to people what i do (still not entirely sure my mom gets me), but i totally love it.
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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I would rather be lounging on a beach with a drink in my hand, but if I have to work them my job is really not bad. I absolutely love the company I work for. The industry I am in so very exciting and cutting edge. We are headquartered out of Israel so it has also been very cool meeting and working with people from a different country.
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:40 PM   #4
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I work in a restaurant and I like it a lot. Some days I don't like it so much, but when I think about it, there isn't anything else I would rather do. How do you feel about your job? Do you love it or would you rather be doing something else.


The last job that I had before the one I got now, was in a cafeteria.

And I did not like it at all. In fact, I truly HATED it!! They made me work way too hard! I strongly believe that their working me to the bone had contributed to me getting heart failure.

I did not like the manager at all, nor did I like his assistant and there were too many supervisors there.

I was supposed to have gotten a job as a cook after finishing a course in culinary arts. Instead, I ended up with a very demeaning disrespectful job - washing dishes!!! How sad it that?!

They only give full-time workers one break - lunch, and no other break in a 10-hour shift, and part-time workers get no break at all!! I did not like that at all! In a nustshell, it STUNK!

I LIKe my tutoring job working with children though. No stress or strain at all!
And the kids LOVE me for being in their lives helping them to read!!
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:41 PM   #5
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I'm sure that I'd love my job if I had one lol
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:47 PM   #6
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Mine is running the family biz. It's a love/hate thing. Is it like being a pilot or doctor? No. But it pays the bills and I'm living pretty good.
People always ask why I don't become a chef or do something with my woodworking skills, etc. Because I like being able to NOT cook or pick up a chisel. If I had to do those things day in and day out, I would loose my personal interest in them.
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People always ask why I don't become a chef or do something with my woodworking skills, etc. Because I like being able to NOT cook or pick up a chisel. If I had to do those things day in and day out, I would loose my personal interest in them.
Jeekinz, i'm 100% right there with you. i cook, i sing, i paint, i teach - and all of these things quite well. and if someone told me i HAD to do them daily to pay the bills, i'd loose my passion for the artistic side of it, and it wouldn't be fun at all anymore. there's a trick to finding something you enjoy doing on an everyday basis, and still having some "extracurricular" passions that you keep for yourself.
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:56 PM   #8
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Jeekinz, i'm 100% right there with you. i cook, i sing, i paint, i teach - and all of these things quite well. and if someone told me i HAD to do them daily to pay the bills, i'd loose my passion for the artistic side of it, and it wouldn't be fun at all anymore. there's a trick to finding something you enjoy doing on an everyday basis, and still having some "extracurricular" passions that you keep for yourself.

I don't mind the job either because it supports my hobbies.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:08 PM   #9
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I'm sure that I'd love my job if I had one lol

i hear ya! i'd love to be sous chef, i'm so dagnabbin sleepy, lately, i don't work.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:14 PM   #10
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I work with kids (pre-school & high school). I generally love even though it exhausts me and I'm sitting looking at a pile of work, I should be doing. I do cookery lessons with the high schoolers as a volunteer and I generally love it (not all the kids though) and hope I am equipping to survive life alone a bit better when they get there. One parent told me other day that her daughter recreated our meal from the week before at home, with no assistance - success.
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