Career satisfaction

sobi

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So I came home tonight, and decided to check out the site (ESPN) just to browse through some stuff I didn't catch up on due to the busy day at work. After a second, I saw this...






I edited every photo in that screen cap at work today. I chose the photos, did the necessary editting, and placed them on the server. Not that big of a deal really, but to me it was due to the fact that I get to come home and see that. Over the past 5+ years, I have spent countless hours at home on ESPN.com going through the MLB section finding out what my favorite and least favorite teams are up to. Every time I have down time at work for the past 5+ years, I spend 80% of my slacking time surfing ESPN.com. Now I work there, and the fact that every photo on my visible screen were part of my work today gave me the greatest sense of satisfaction. It just feels really good to be doing something I really love, and get paid for it, regardless of it (hopefully not for long) being a freelance/temp job. It's a real blessing. I hope those that read this receive the same blessing and keep it at some point in their life. It really is amazing. If you're already doing something you love, share it in here. I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy tonight.

**no homo**
 

seeinred

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Damn, that's sweet. One of the biggest websites around, and that's your handiwork on the front page. Congrats.
 

Hudson

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I love what I do, although I wish I had the funds to not have to deal with a Parent's Board..... I coach Kids...I dropped out of Law school to do it..I love it! Pay isn't great...but I don't have an ulcer or high blood pressure
 

tonypop

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I wish I had 1/100th of the job satisfaction you do. I sell nails and nail guns mostly so there's not much satisfaction to be had. Unless i ride around looking at new houses and telling myself that the nails I sold are keeping that house from falling apart. Yuch.
 

Sinn Fein

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Aug 29, 2002
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Does the fact that I am sitting at home right now typing on Wackbag at 10AM on a Monday morning count for anything? Oh yeah, I've been on the clock since 8AM.

Life is good when you're an IT guy and you keep on top of your responsibilities. Stuff doesn't pile up and bite you in the ass at the worst time. You have gobs of free time during the workday.

Even more satisfying, though, is that I get all the "help me" phone calls that nobody else can seem to fix and go handle issues that someone else has been working on for three weeks. When I show up and solve it that day, it's a nice feeling.
 

kimothee

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Job satisfaction comes in a lot of different ways. I currently work in a facility for senior citizens - kind of fell into the job which I didn't think I'd stay at, but I've grown to really enjoy it. Yes, I work in the office - fortunately I don't have to deal with the estrogen maniacs in the other facilities much (the women who work in this organization have a lot to be desired, and yes, I'm female). But my boss is cool and the residents, in general, are funny as hell. They have taken to me because I treat them like relatively intelligent people unless they prove otherwise, then I just do what I need to do.

The 2 other jobs which I had over the years that gave me immense satisfaction were when I was an admin at an engineering company (grew up with engineers, I'm smart, and they loved me because I did their shit for them without being whiny or bubbleheaded) and when I ran a regional ISP back in the day...that was a blast! I had my own company for a few years ('03-'06). Job satisfaction was extremely volatile but I had some amazing experiences because of it.
 

Creasy Bear

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I emptied the dishwasher.

I'm tired... but it's a good kind of tired.
 

HateMyName

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Oct 15, 2004
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On Friday the boss was flipping out about a project that she didn't authorize, it was a waste of time and resources, how could this have happened, etc.
Then I found the email which explained the project and its purpose. It was sent by the boss.

That's job satisfaction for me.
 

ImAlrightSpider

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I teach music to kids in grades 5-8. I am proud of them when they do well.

For some of them, I am the closest thing they have to a real dad. I try to help them stay off of the stripper pole. Of course, if I fail at this, I will try to help them by supporting their new career. :D
 

THE FEZ MAN

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wow uncanny, i was just thinking about this today, and was going to post it in my FU boss thread, yes im satsfied with my job. i love it, over the weekned i sold my boat, i had to take the buyer into my shop to use some of my tools it just so happens that our shop is full of "toys" this week, the bosses cars, (4 falcons now + his fancy P/U) in the back a 65 nova II (yea i started a new project) and a 65 mustang convertible that im finishing up, and a couple other cars quite torn down, the guy looked at me and said "wow i though you were full of shit when you said you build toys." that made me feel so good
 

HummerTuesdays

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I am satisfied with where I'm at. I have my CPA license & a job that doesn't require it or even use my skills at that level. I have full internet access & catch up on WB during the day mostly. My PT job is for my step dad's company and I'm pretty much just holding out until they can afford to hire me full time.