Do You Love Your Job?

I have written a post about “loving your job” and in it I also wrote that:

Love your job. Live with the inconveniences that goes with it for who knows, you might evenΒ  consider yourself more fortunate than those who have none.

The Weekly Question will focus on this topic about our paying jobs, be these former jobs or current ones.

Do you love your job?

My answer:

Yes, I love my job.

I have been a teacher for a long time already and I must say that this is exactly what I enjoy doing.

Working with children who have developmental problems is a challenge that keeps me on my toes. Reading about the latest trends and studies as well as talking to parents and other professionals are learning experiences for me.

Of course, not all experiences are worth remembering because there are rumor makers and judgmental mothers with sharp tongues. To them I say, hmph, they need people like me to help them with their children more than I need people like them.

I am about to say goodbye to this one other workplace that I go to because of several reasons and one of these would be traffic.

Yes, the commute from home to the workplace and back takes two and a half hours and sometimes more. gas expenses is no joke considering one is stuck in traffic to and from work.

I also bring my two younger homeschooling children with me at work so my expenses are more than what I intend to, even if we bring snacks and lunch food. If I have more students then this is ok but I don’t and when there are cancellations I end up with less income than I should have.

it’s not about the money but its about being happy with the work and its conditions. After I tell my intentions of resigning, then I can probably concentrate more in this other workplace in the small room behind my MIL’s home where I have started it all and where travel time takes me less than 10 minutes πŸ™‚

Anyway, I hope you won’t vent all your frustrations in your post because we don’t know who is reading them. We might not want to end up like the girl who was sacked because she wrote her job as boring on Facebook.

18 Responses to Do You Love Your Job?

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  2. I have never given you yet a warm welcome:

    Welcome to WQ, Hazel and thank you πŸ™‚

  3. Yes, self-fulfillment is a good motivation πŸ™‚

  4. be great if you find the job that you love and it pays tons! πŸ˜€

    Where? where is that job? πŸ˜€

  5. Thanks iMom πŸ™‚

    Am now partially free and I could just imagine what would be said behind my back when I am not coming back anymore. πŸ™

    Need I say what they think about blogging? I will when we have lunch soon.

  6. We have to take into considerations all the conditions about work, am glad you don’t have to deal with traffic. That alone makes one feel tired even without reaching the work place πŸ™‚

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  9. Hi Julie,

    I like your WQ meme and I want to join. Here’s my post for this week’s question:

    http://delineatingdes.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-love-it-i-love-it-not.html

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  11. Hi Julie! I say – you go girl, for following your heart and happiness. Good luck with the new endeavor. I will give you something for the room (i hope you need it. i think you will. πŸ˜‰ )

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  13. Hi, Teacher J, with regards to what I deal with everyday, it doesn’t seem like a whole lot of work load. Maybe because I am used to doing the same routine, the same pattern, yet everyday is a challenge. I deal with different personalities, from coast to coast. The only good about my attitude, is that I don’t take it home with me. Nevertheless, I am content and I am very thankful and happy where I am now and what I have accomplished.
    I know someone is watching over us!

    Until the next WQ! I do love your topics!

  14. I agree that a job is not just about financial compensation but it’s also about self fulfillment.

    You may find mine here:
    http://mysoulfulthoughts.com/2009/03/01/weekly-question-37/

  15. i agree … it’s really not about money, though it would be great if you find the job that you love and it pays tons! πŸ˜€

    done with mine … πŸ™‚

  16. Teaching is a vocation. It takes a lot of patience to be a teacher. I have high respects for teachers, especially for students with special needs. With regards to the commute, I am glad I do not have to deal with a lot of traffic. It only takes me 45 minutes door to door.

    Mine is posted here:
    http://themain-ingredient.info/2009/02/28/wq-do-you-love-your-job/

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