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Old 05-04-2004, 10:38 PM   #1
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How many people really enjoy their jobs?


Just curious because a while back I read an article stating that only about 27 percent of Americans ENJOY their current job, about 53 percent are content, and about 20 percent absolutely hate their job. Myself I think I fall into the 53 percent that is content (could be better, could be worse) category. I have worked jobs that I absolutely despised but I've never worked a job that I absolutely enjoy. I wonder if they factor in hollywood, the NBA, NFL etc in that 27 percentile.

Personally I always wanted to do Stand up comedy.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 11:25 PM   #2
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Yeah - I can understand that... Entertainment jobs must be the most fun...
 
Old 05-05-2004, 12:24 AM   #3
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Enjoying your work and enjoying your job are two different things IMHO. I truly enjoy working with computers but absolutely loath doing jobs for people who spend their entire day trying to find faults in others. Demeaning everyone else's work is a lot easier than bettering your own. So, depending on the people/environment, I adjust my rate accordingly. Would take a million bucks a year for me to work some places, at others I might even do it for free.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 03:39 AM   #4
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I enjoy my work and my job. But I'm not American, so disregard me for statistical purposes.

:P
 
Old 05-05-2004, 07:06 AM   #5
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For those who hate your jobs, one word of advice: Quit!
 
Old 05-05-2004, 07:29 AM   #6
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Im content with my current job.. I have 7 more months to go
 
Old 05-06-2004, 07:09 PM   #7
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I love my job.

I am a systems engineer for a large hospital. Me and 3 other guys manage about 70 servers and the hospital network. It's spread across 6 locations with about 1200 desktop computers.

It runs Windows 2003 Server and Active Directory....with some Novell servers and AIX boxes too.

I can pretty much define what I do everyday....as long as the network is up and the servers are up and people are happy I'm good.

Even when stuff goes down it's cool. I get to fix Dual and Quad processor boxes with RAID 5 and RAID 10 with tons of cool hardware. I also get to work with Cisco routers and switches.

At my job....it's all good. I get paid for doing my hobby

Peace,
Whitehat
 
Old 05-06-2004, 07:35 PM   #8
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i don't like my job but i need to put some food on the table...
 
Old 05-06-2004, 07:43 PM   #9
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sounds like like an interesting job Whitehat...I work in Tech Support handling calls all night..fun. NOT! What part of Ohio are you in?
 
Old 05-06-2004, 08:10 PM   #10
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Quote:
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sounds like like an interesting job Whitehat...I work in Tech Support handling calls all night..fun. NOT! What part of Ohio are you in?
Between Cleveland and Akron
 
Old 05-06-2004, 08:17 PM   #11
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I dont like Cleveland...no offense but travelling through there was like driving on dirt with all the potholes. I do like Columbus..I usually go there about once a month to visit family.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 10:54 PM   #12
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Yeah Roads suck in Northeastern Ohio. Never finished, and always in repair. You'd think they' would learn how to fix em

Oh well. Peace out...
 
Old 05-06-2004, 11:29 PM   #13
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Originally posted by XavierP
I enjoy my work and my job. But I'm not American, so disregard me for statistical purposes.

:P
Thoughtful!
 
Old 05-07-2004, 03:31 PM   #14
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Well, being a truck driver would be great, if I didn't have to stop and make deliveries to moron's who have absolutely no concept of how difficult it can be to manoeuver a 3 axle tractor and 13.8 metre semi trailer around, especially into a space about big enough to park a skateboard.

But to mirror XavierP, I'm not American either - but I'm also too stupid to do anything else!
 
Old 05-12-2006, 07:51 AM   #15
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People who like their jobs

I guess I'm one of the 27% who love their job. I work in safety, and although it's not a perfect job and can sometimes be frustrating dealing with hard headed people--I really love what I do. Thanks for letting me put my 2 cents worth in.

 
  


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