True or false? Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
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True. Too bad too many of us are stuck in shitty jobs (or no jobs at all) because the economy sucks and/or nepotism reigns supreme in our chosen professions.
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False, because even the stuff you love has its irritating & tedious aspects.
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Well, the job I want most is Titled Aristocracy, or failing that, Feckless Layabout, so I’d say there’s some truth to that.
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I’m shooting for “Retired Multi-Millionaire.” Wish me luck.
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Clearly false. Though the point being made, that if you love your job, it won’t FEEL like work, is well taken. But people who love their jobs tend to work HARDER at them than do people just trying to make it to 5 o’clock.
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I concur with rgdaniel.
Absolutely true, but only if you love your spare time equally as much…
Propaganda to entertain the bourgeois youth. Proletarians do not work only out of choice in any situation. If you have to work in order to survive, it will never be fun.
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People get to choose their jobs? Damn. I’ve been applying for jobs that match my skills and education.
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i can’t imagine not wanting to work hard at something I loved to do. False
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I’ll let you know when there’s a job that will pay me to sit around the house, eat pizza, and watch porn all day.
So for now, FALSE!
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True-ish. My friend had a job he thought might appeal to me, which was basically do nothing (in the way you could fill the time with as much dorking around on the internet as you please. But you still had to be on time and you couldn’t leave until the next shift.
Even doing something I loved, it still makes me think of all the time I am not doing something else I also like to do or have time to do stuff I need to do while I’m stuck somewhere. I have also had jobs where I should have loved what I was doing but I wasn’t at all fond of the tyrannical psychopath I was working so hard for.
Even doing something I loved, it still makes me think of all the time I am not doing something else I also like to do or have time to do stuff I need to do while I’m stuck somewhere.
That’s really the key to why many people think they “hate their jobs.” I somewhat enjoy my job, but even if it was something I thoroughly enjoyed, I’d still look forward to clocking out so I can do other things.
True, if you’re one of the very lucky ones who have that luxury. Most people have to take the job that will allow them to survive. Definitely a first-world problem, and even in the first world, most people don’t have a choice what their job is; and of those that have some choice, most can’t do something you love.
If everyone were able to follow that saying, who would pick up your garbage, clean your office’s toilets, or flip your burgers?
I’m with Paolo… no matter how much you like the activity that your employment/job/career entails, if you need to have that job in order to make money to live, then it eventually either becomes unenjoyable for precisely that reason.
In addition though, if you’ve already given in on that account and admit you have your job because you need to have income, there’s always the chance that someone else will come and mess it up for you. Most likely you don’t work in a vacuum, and either a boss, coworker or client can make the very thing you thought you liked well enough absolute HELL to put up with.
I really loved teaching, even with all the preparation, reading TONS of student work, etc. But a lousy administrator can make your life hell, and I actually retired early because of a truly terrible principal.
What you do is important, but not as important as who you do it with. Aweful people make great jobs suck and awesome people make sucky jobs tolerable, if not good. That’s my experience anyway.
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That’s an angle I hadn’t even considered but that you’ve mentioned it I really agree.
Hm , but ‘find the right colleagues and you’ll never have to work a day in your life’ is strangely ambiguous.
I wouldn’t take it that far. But I have been in some shit jobs with good coworkers who made things much better. I’ve also been in some good jobs with shitty people who made work that much more difficult.
False as hell. I love my job and I work my ass off to keep it. You can’t just go to sleep after you get the job, you have to stay ahead of the game and always keep the ball rolling. If your job makes you think about all the things you could be doing instead then you’re not working a fulfilling position and not utilizing your skills to the fullest degree.
now go get em!
work itself has never bothered me – I love to work in general be it a shit job to a more intellectual job that interests me more – for me it’s always been WHO I worked with. If I like the people I am working with the job is great – if I am working with miserable assholes the job sucks no matter how much I may love the work itself. That said, if I had a choice between a shit job with great people or a great job that I love with great people – well – duh. Great job with great people!
That’s right up there with “Do what you love, and the money will follow.”
[which is most definitely not true for many enjoyable career fields.]
Never heard that one. Who on earth believes that?
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In fairness, they never said how much.
Either true, or false in reality, or false by definition, or trivally true – depending how you define the terms.
It is true if by ‘work’ you mean ‘labour motivated only by the need to survive’, since if you enjoy your job sufficiently you can derive satisfaction and pleasure even from the challenges (after all, many hobbie infolve superficially unpleasant work: the sheer agony of long-distance running, say; yet runners seem to enjoy this aspect of the hobby too).
It’s false if you regard the crap stuff as being devoid of reward beyond necessity (like a platwright who loves their craft but who feels ground down by the need to constantly pitch theatre directors etc.). (Imho a much more common scenario that that hypothesized above.)
It’s trivially true if it is defined tautologically (ie by ‘job you love’ you mean ‘job you love all the time in every way, and of which there is no aspect you hate’, and by ‘work’ you mean something like ‘labour motivated solely by the need to survive.’).
It is definitionally false if by ‘work’ you mean ‘expenditure of effort’, since you would need to be dead and you can’t be dead all your life.
False, I’m a moody guy.
False!!! If you love doing something, whatever you do, don’t stake your livelihood on it. That goes double for marriage.
False. I make a living doing what I love, but it is still work. I am still under pressure to produce results on schedule or I could lose my paycheck. Some days it is difficult. If I retired and had an adequate income NOT working, I would still do this, just not put in so many hours or worry as much about the quality.
If something you love becomes your job, on some level it’s something you do because you (sort of) have to, which makes it less of something you love. My advice is to make your job out of something you like, and keep the thing you love as something to do in your spare time.
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