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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaykaykay View Post
    Just read a few paragraphs, Kaykaykay and looks like very valuable advice! Thanks for sharing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by epb View Post
    My family instilled a different philosophy, and I feel it's worked for me: don't look to enjoy your work, work to enjoy your life. The whole "do what you love" homily just isn't realistic - too much needs doing that simply no one would love to do. Who'd love working in sewage treatment, or pet cremation, and so on?

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    The irony is that I'm often accused of loving my job by my co-workers, because I never grouse about the hassles and frustrations we encounter, the changes, or dealing with the crazy schemes management comes up with. All of that is part of work, and you just deal with it. In the grand scheme of things, a few bad days here and there just aren't a big deal compared to spending time with friends, reading good books, or all the other enjoyable ways I fritter away my free time. So I show up, do the job, and head home to enjoy myself.

    I can see someone doing lots of jobs with a sense of pride and dedication, even say if you worked at a sewage plant. You see or hear about it from people -- they take pride in doing something well, in learning the ins and outs, of providing a service that is so important to so many people, etc. But you also hear grumbling from people who have what you'd think are much better jobs. So I figure some people are mismatched with their work, or they're just the kind of people who don't know how to appreciate what they have, lol.

    Of course it's important to have a great personal life. But it's not like you can't have a great time away from work if you love your job, lol.

    I love my work, but love my time off, too. So far in my career, I've taken two separate one-year periods off, to travel, spend time with family and just unwind completely. And every day when I do work, I thoroughly love leaving, too, lol.

    For me, balance has always been important, so I also try to help the people I manage enjoy their work hours and then GO HOME so they can enjoy the free time, too. When things come up with family, etc., I stress that they should take care of their families first, because work is great, but it's not the top priority in life.
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    I love my job. I made an active decision 28 years ago that I was going to do it, and I'm satisfied with the decision.

    I've driven trucks for a long time. Am I the best? No chance, but I'm good and more importantly, I'm the best that I can be. I take pride in doing the job well, within all the laws and with regard to everyone else on the road.

    Would I still do it if I won the lottery or something similar? Get real. I work to live, not live to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJS View Post

    Would I still do it if I won the lottery or something similar? Get real. I work to live, not live to work.
    I do my job because I actually love it, not for the money, though money is nice, lol. My husband makes enough for us to live comfortably without my working. But my work is challenging, demanding and fulfilling in a way that can't be matched outside of work, so I do it.

    I figure it depends on what you do -- you see lots of rich people who still work. They're doing it because they love their work. And I'm glad in many cases, because Steve Jobs didn't have to keep working, for instance, lol.

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    Good point, Kay.


    In my case, I would be able to use what I know. I love travel, and would still do it.

    Of course, I'd do it with a monster RV trailer pulled by a top of the line Kenworth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaykaykay View Post
    Of course it's important to have a great personal life. But it's not like you can't have a great time away from work if you love your job, lol.
    True, but trying or expecting to love your job seems to affect most people's personal lives, I've observed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epb View Post
    True, but trying or expecting to love your job seems to affect most people's personal lives, I've observed.
    I don't know about most people -- I know only so many, and the ones I work with generally seem happy with their jobs.

    I know a few disgruntled types, but I tend to avoid them. I find those people draining. My thinking is, if you don't like your job, do something about it instead of moaning about it.

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    Well I've managed to remain foolish but just couldn't handle the stay hungry........


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    His speech is interesting and encouraging.

    It never occurred to me to stick with a job I didn't like when I was younger and the American economy was better.

    I have a great passion for my profession and committed to it because I love it. My love for it fuels my creativity and my drive to always find a way to improve my job performance.

    I couldn't have accomplished even half of what I've done or gone the extra mile or 50 extra miles without a natural love and curiosity for my profession.


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