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  1. #1 do you hate to work 
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    1) the pay is too LOW
    2)the job is too hard
    3) the job is meanless
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    I was told 80% of people hate to work.


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    A gentleman will never work


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    A king will never work
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    All dukes never work.
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    Being working is better than being broken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan hunter View Post
    Being working is better than being broken.

    many people are doing thing they do not like at all. I do not see the value of such living.

    (the quality of the fourm is very low, you get some funny problems when you edit your post.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dan hunter View Post
    Being working is better than being broken.

    many people are doing thing they do not like at all. I do not see the value of such living.

    (the quality of the fourm is very low, you get some funny problems when you edit your post.)
    I was ran over by a large truck a few years ago. It pretty much ended my working life before I was really ready to retire. The worst part of it all isn't the pains I still suffer, it is the levels of boredom that result from having little to do that has much meaning.
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    I enjoyed my trades that I learned. Became a master in boith. Made good money not great but enough to not want stuff.
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    My family worries about me because I'm thinking of quitting my job. Even though I can find another, I often get depressed once my life doesn't have a direction any longer. But I need to quit it . We just plain don't run safely enough here.
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    Consented slavery. Most people do really long hours and don't even think it's unfair to give up 50 years of your life just to not get rich.
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    My first job was doing cartoons for the local newspaper, $35 per paper, 1 cartoon per paper. I was already used to doing a substantial number of drawings per day, so the only thing that differentiates my job from what I do in my spare time is having to put the drawings in an envelope and mail them.
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    But I need to quit it . We just plain don't run safely enough here.
    Yes you do. If you don't have safety officers, industry inspectors or a union willing to put in the hard work of getting people to comply with safe and healthy work conditions, you need to find somewhere better.
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    I wish I could remember where I read it, but it was a finding that said that one thing that correlated with lack of job satisfaction was the amount of time spent in the physical presence of ones boss. It didn't say that it mattered whether one liked or disliked the boss, just the amount of time together.
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    what is the meaning of life?

    my friend is a PhD, he's plan is to work till 70, and die a few years after that.
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    my friend is a PhD, he's plan is to work till 70, and die a few years after that.
    I hope not. So long as he keeps himself fairly healthy and reasonably fit - as I write this my 71 year old husband is leaving the house to go to the gym - he needn't set his sights so low. Once he retires, if he retires at all, he'll have opportunities to do things he's not been able to do while he's been otherwise occupied.

    Whether he chooses to mentor and support younger versions of himself or his professional associations and publications or do something else entirely is up to him. He might do another degree in an unrelated field or
    take up joinery or metalwork or
    fishing/ boating/ diving or
    learn to play a musical instrument or
    start growing roses/ orchids/ heritage vegetables/ cacti/ ferns or
    acting/ ballroom dancing/ poetry/ circus skills or
    train for participation in "masters" sporting events or
    painting/ photography/ sculpture/ pottery or
    do charity or political or environmental work he's not previously had time or energy for.

    And there are dozens of things he might want to do with his immediate family or grandchildren/ extended family. He might want to do one of those "grey nomad" travel-for-two-to-five-years with his partner or a friend.

    People who are now young should anticipate living a fairly healthy and active life until at least 70-75 years old, and keep going all their lives taking an interest in new things they might not previously have encountered. You do not want to spend the last 20-30 years of your life bored out of your brain or lamenting the loss of things you can no longer do.

    You should really treat employment, activities and interests like clothes - discard those you can no longer use, gain new ones or find a new way to use the old ones.

    Whenever you find that illness or a physical injury or some other change in your circumstances means that you can do less of a previous demanding activity like dancing or bushwalking (or you no longer want to go to an art/ craft/ book group because your best friend has moved away and can't go with you) your habit should be to think of that as an opportunity to do something you've not done before. Whether that's swimming at the local gym or growing veggies for the local farmers' market or going to lots of theatre or concerts doesn't matter.

    What matters is not letting your world and your range of interests get smaller and narrower until you become a bore to yourself and the people around you.
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    1) the pay is too LOW
    2)the job is too hard
    3) the job is meanless
    4) the job is boring



    I was told 80% of people hate to work.
    Gosh, apart from adelady, all the other replies seem very negative here.

    Life is what YOU make it, and this applies to one's occupation or career as well. If your job is too boring or whatever, then change it - do something else. I think too many people stay in a job they don't like because they do not have the imagination or drive to do anything about it. Also, if you want to get on you need to study, and this can be done by applying for courses at work, or doing evening classes etc.

    I have had two really interesting careers so far. The first as a broadcast engineer with our national broadcaster, the second as an airline pilot. I worked very hard to achieve both these things, but the rewards were/are fantastic.

    We all start at the bottom - I started while I was still at school - as a cleaner at the school in the evenings and working at a garden in my holidays. But I gradually worked my way up.

    So don't sit and fossilize doing something you hate or that bores you - you only get one life - don't waste it, do something about it.

    Dan, sorry to hear of your accident. You say you can't work and are bored. What about writing a book, or doing a degree in something that really interests you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by One beer View Post
    Dan, sorry to hear of your accident. You say you can't work and are bored. What about writing a book, or doing a degree in something that really interests you?

    OB
    Thanks for the encouragement.
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    There are some interesting attitudes towards work. After working at several retail jobs for seven years, I started my own lifestyle business and ran it for twenty+ years. It was hard work and not much money but I had great control of my time. As global weather began to noticeably change, I went back to being a 'wage slave' in retail grocery, graveyard shift, and have found my niche.

    Job security, no competition, and decent wages because it is a union shop. A rather repetitious job but physically active as I get to move throughout the entire store all shift. I know each week's sales before the store opens and get to read the label of all new products as part of my job. I help to resolve anomalies and do several aspects usually reserved unto management, so that adds interest to my work. From working a 40 hour week with a lot of overtime at another corporate store, I changed locations, cut back to 24 hours on graveyards and took an office administrator position for two mornings a week. By fine-tuning my availability and taking two jobs, I now earn more in 32 hours than I did when I worked full-time with all of the overtime.

    The challenge in working 'a job' is to find a task and schedule that allows you to reach the other goals in your personal life. The other challenge is to set reasonable goals and to work toward them. Most people would greatly benefit from a course in learning how to budget and then having the self-discipline to stick to a budget. If I budget myself $30.00 a week for 'incidentals', then I can spend it on a bottle of fine wine (or two lessor ones) or a couple of lunches out but not both. When I am really saving for something I want, I will happily deny myself other small purchases in favor of the larger item.

    By working in retail grocery, I save much on my household expenses by watching the sales and the loyalty rewards. Most people would be astounded how much those small savings accumulate into over one year. I can indulge in 'champagne tastes on a beer budget', lol.
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    I don't hate to work. there's no other way to get money, you know..to live.. lol..

    but then as for my current job, meh....I tolerate it, but look to move on in two months or so. I'm developing a new career path at the moment.
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    Don't try to love your job, find a way to turn what you love into a living.
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    Don't try to love your job, find a way to turn what you love into a living.
    I always loved my job - but there were a lot of meetings for various reasons. One friend gave the right attitude.

    "If it's not fun, make it fun."

    I always took this as making it enjoyable to tick off an agenda as smoothly and quickly as possible. Made me smile each time we moved onto a new item.

    I suspect that she interpreted it a bit differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcat View Post
    I was told 80% of people hate to work.
    I don't. It's not fun all the time, but I have a fulfilling job, I've accomplished a lot, I have a great team and my work is appreciated.
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    A gentleman will never work
    A king will never work
    All dukes never work.
    All bullshit. What have you got against royalty?
    You think they sit around all day drinking tea, playing polo and screwing the hired help?
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    I was due to retire last year. I continue to work because I enjoy it and find considerable satisfaction in it. I can understand on an intellectual level that people would hate their jobs, but on a gut level the concept is beyond me.
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    I love my job. I manage 16 telecomms exchange engineers and 120 telecomms exchanges. Every day is different, every man is different. It keeps me on my toes all day every day. I dont want to retire, ever.

    Dan Hunter - you seem very organised and capable - would something like online personal assistant work interest you? I read an article months ago about how this was really taking off in the USA and it seemed very varied - scheduling different people's days and organising hotel bookings/travel/tickets to venues etc.. Worth a thought anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcat View Post
    I was told 80% of people hate to work.
    Someone might have been trying to make you feel better, but that person is wrong. About 80% are satisfied with their jobs.
    http://www.shrm.org/Research/SurveyF...ve-Summary.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    Don't try to love your job, find a way to turn what you love into a living.
    Yes. I've had jobs that I eagerly ran to work every day. When you do what you like, you will naturally think: "... and they actually pay me to do this!" because you would gladly pay someone to let you do this kind of work.

    To find what job might suit you, ask yourself what is wrong with life, then look at your skills to see how you can help.

    I know a teenager who says she wants to be a pediatrician, but she doesn't sound convincing, and I think she's saying it to make her parents happy. This reminds me of a story in the Boston Globe years ago about a man who followed in his father's footsteps and became a surgeon; however, he soon found the work too stressful. Aptitude testing at the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation showed that he did not have the manual dexterity to be a surgeon.

    Taking an MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) test can help show you your psychological makeup objectively.
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