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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.
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.
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!
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.