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Enjoy Your Job

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Amen, brother!

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You bet. That's one of the reasons I moved to New Zealand.
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Tis why I quit my job and went Freelance, money not as steady but at least my sanity is.
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In the article, you mentioned in "...I picked jobs that would be good for me growth and development, would pay me more, or provide some exciting challenge. I was willing to put up with long hours, or lots of demands from the company. I even took jobs with people that I didn't like, or wouldn't bother to ever socialize with...". The first sentence still sounds like it would be worth using as a job requirement. What do YOU (I know it differs for everyone) now use as measures of a job that you would find enjoyable? Just wondering.

Thanks...Chris
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Whether you're permy or contracting, it seems to me that the three KPIs affecting happiness at work are money, people, and the actual work you're doing.
All three and you're onto a winner. Don't tell a soul, they will want your job.
Two - probably most of us - and you're happy enough but open (vulnerable?) to better offers.
Only one and you're probably not going to stick around.
It's not as simple as this though, the job climate has a profound effect on how we perceive our jobs. If work is thin on the ground I'll do practically anything as long as it's legal, doesn't hurt and doesn't smell.

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I'd add location as a 4th item to Chris's list of 3. You can have the best job in the world, but if you hate where you live you'll always be looking for a chance to move someplace else. I currently "work" for a non-profit and I don't do it for money, the people are nice, the work isn't really great, and the location is 1500 miles from where my wife would like to live. We made this choice because we believe in what the organization does. It isn't a job it is a ministry for us. Does that mean we'll never leave it, no. Does that mean I want to get up and go to the office every day, no.

At the end of the day I want to see that my work is having an impact and if it isn't then that is when I am looking to move on.



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Jack Corbett (9/9/2010)
...At the end of the day I want to see that my work is having an impact and if it isn't then that is when I am looking to move on.

That's the statement of a true professional.

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I have stayed at jobs for a considerable time because I found a pretty high level of satisfaction there, even though the pay was pretty poor.

Do what fits your life, brings you fulfillment and a sense of purpose and everything else should fall in line.
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I couldn't agree more! But I guess I'm wondering how a person finds a job that they can really enjoy. Looking for a job is a lot like buying a used car - you don't really know what you are getting yourself in to. At least that's been my expereinces the last few years.
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