L. Denise Jackson

Founder & CEO,

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Do people love or hate their job?

People either love their job and work hard at it or they hate it and stay because they a) know their demon, b) are scared to look for another job, c) can't find another job, or d) their martket is bad and are staying while they transition to something else.

  • Sep 23 2012: I think your a, b, c, and d are a little pedantic. No one loves their job every single day. I think an e is in order. e) they have been doing their job for decades, they are very good at it, they make good money at it, and to change careers and learn something different is not going to come even close to the income of their occupation they've gotten very knowledgeable about and good at. I'm a finish carpenter, I'm very good at it, and have many references from satisfied customers. I'm fifty, it's getting a little physically tiring, but there is not a single thing in the world I could do for work that would come close to the pay.
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    Sep 25 2012: Neither. It is a bonus if I happen to enjoy my work. I work to support my needs. We all fall under the hiearchy of needs. Maslow was a pretty smart cookie.

  • Sep 24 2012: some people do the jobs their hate to enable themselves to buy things they don't need so they can impress people they don't like.

    now do they hate doing the job or do they love impressing people they don't like?

    Sometimes I did soul destroying jobs, why? because I had a dream, this kept me doing.
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    Sep 23 2012: I have typically loved my work, though most workplaces have some unpleasant aspects to them sometimes. My workplaces overall have been no exception.
  • Oct 13 2012: Interestingly,
    the word work has the phonetic sound of the word "irk"in it.
    "Irk" is to make weary, irritated or bored.
    Yep, that's work!
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    Oct 5 2012: Chris is right: I love my job, but there are aspects of it that I like less than others (I'm lucky in that there aren't any aspects I HATE).
    Again, like Chris, I am 50ish, have many years invested in my job, I think I'm good at it and I have decent pay and benefits from it. Those are additional, pragmatic factors that I need to remember, on the days that I DO dislike my job... I wouldn't and couldn't change my career, even if I wanted to...
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    Gail .

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    Sep 24 2012: I think that your view of the world is limited.