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Happiness and Work

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TSAX, May 24, 2012.

  1. Restless28

    Restless28

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    95%. I work independently for the most part, which isolates me from the rest of the department. The office manager said it best recently, "If you don't get it done, no one else will". Little did she know how true that is.

    After so many years in the job, I feel like its my responsibility to the legacy of te department to do the best that I can for the city. I am a public servant, and I try my best to treat others like I would want to be treated.

    I can't imagine doing anything else. I'm a lifer. I'll eventually pay my dues with respiratory and cardiac issues, and, probably cancer.

    It's just my destiny to be where I'm at. I've adjusted to it instead of struggling with it.
     
  2. MedicOni

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    I love what I do. I just hate who I work for and hate the area. I bet once I find a job with a service out of the state some of my burnout will go away :)
     

  3. Dan_ntx

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    Easily 90% happy...the only things I wish I could change are the weather when it's REALLY hot (I work a fair bit outside in the open), and I wish I could have started at my current company a few years earlier. I was in the same profession but in a much different environment for 5 years and had I seen the writing on the wall I would have acted sooner.

    My new environment is positive, encouraging, professional, and operates at a higher level of efficiency than I thought possible in my industry.
     
  4. fusegsp

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    I'd say 80%. They pretty much leave me alone to do my thing. It would probably be 90-95% but my large company got bought up by a huge company and nobody knows how that will change things. They take over sometime this summer. I guess we'll see.
     
  5. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

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    I love work - I'd say 100%. But, there's got to be some down side right?

    I could retire any time. I have no debt and my investments have done really well. But if I did (retire) I'd just find a way to do what I currently do.

    I work in the city 3 days each week. I telecommute one day. So I'm home, on the lake, 4 days each week.

    Some day I'm sure they'll wheel me out the door. But, luckily, that day isn't here yet.
     
  6. Annhl8rX

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    I'm about 60% happy at the moment. My happiness fluctuates with the seasons, staffing, and many other variables. It's at a low point right now.
     
  7. Lazy R

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    About 90%. I own my own business, it's going well and I'm making lots of money. Nothing's 100% as there are assorted problems to deal with but I'm as happy as I've ever been with my work.
     
  8. Scott3670

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    I am 100% happy with my job. I couldn't imagine a better career.
     
  9. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    I would say I love my job and am 100% happy to have it, meaning being employed and in the job I trained for and coveted. Of course, with any job, it isnt perfect. I would say overall I am 80% happy and thats all any man could ask for.
     
  10. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Let me guess your either a porn star or a Research and Development guy for HK or FN or Trojan :supergrin:







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  11. Bensmiata

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    0% happy with the work, 100% happy with my coworkers. So that's 50% right?
     
  12. LSUAdman

    LSUAdman Pew Pew

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    Gotta agree here.

    When I was a mindless cubicle drone, I was probably the most miserable in my life. Whether I worked 40 hours a week or 80 hours a week, my situation rarely got better (nice bonus at end of year, but that is if management did it's job too) and I was missing so much family time it wasnt funny.

    I was the guy who got home late, left early, worked on the weekends and took his laptop on vacation so he could follow up on emails. Not healthy at all.

    I left, started my own gig, and now am in a position to accept or decline work. The only down side is that you are in the office 24 hours a day, but it's a different sort of work. The buck ends with you and that just feels better to me.

    That's a long way of saying my job happiness right now is at about 95-97%. You can always be a *little* happier, right? :cool:
     
  13. droidfire

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    I'll disagree with this.

    Been self-employed a few times, good, solid things, but so much work.

    I am a workaholic, I like to work a lot, I like to have my work have purpose and meaning. Doing my work well is very, very important.

    In many ways I define my life by the quality of work I do, whatever it may be.

    Trying to do everything means making compromises on some things to get it all done. If you have to hire people to get things done for you, then you have to manage them or hire someone to manage them.

    I have found my life to be much less stressful, enjoyable, and I am overall happier being employed by a company.

    Letting someone else be responsible for there being work to do when I show up, someone else be responsible for processing payroll, doing taxes, dealing with other employees problems and so on and so forth is much more appealing to me at this stage of my life.

    I am more interested in developing more personal interests and relationships in my time off the clock. Someone else being responsible for there being a job for me to show up to tomorrow means that when I clock out, i'm done.

    Being self employed means that I never clock out, and the line between personal time and business time is blurry at best.

    So, 99% satisfaction - the 1% represents the personal concessions I have to make to do what I do, but worth it to me.

    I like being able to show up and just worry about doing the best possible job I can at fulfilling my responsibilities with the highest quality output possible.
     
  14. TSAX

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    Well at least the people your with dont make the job worse, then you would really be unhappy. I was in a similar situation, tough call left for a better job but less better co-workers, I guess there's always some kind of balance.







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