Question of the Day – No. 279 Posted on January 26, 2019January 25, 2019 by Troy Headrick What do you feel when you think about your job? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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You’re both exceptionally fortunate and exceptionally — and commendably — appreciative. Statistically, well under five percent of our population feels fulfilled in what they do.
i thank GOD for my life
I’m glad you feel that way! What’s your job?
i am a programmer.
I dont really have a job yet. i am 16 years.
I feel that it is chief among the reasons for this poet’s existence, and primary among her passionate pursuits — as well as that, given her many physical and mental limitations, it is the only one which she may hope to do for her societh.
Also that there may be strength lacking soon to do even that job. Perhaps it is done indeed, and she will be liberated from this place of pain and strife.
That sounds tough… when would be the right time to be liberated from that place of pain and strife?
Very nicely asked. Many philosophers have commented on the cruciality of being able to ask the right question — and you have it down to an art!
My answer to my crisis condition has been to withdraw, rebalance, analyse, seek spiritual input, request angelic intervention for the highest good of all, relax, focus on Light, find reasons to smile, and go back to work. I can’t write right now, but have a thousand poems already written to offer until I can.
There have indeed been some startling rays of hope. Let’s see how long they manage to shine.
I’m sure they’ll shine 🙂
Tough question. There are things I love about what I do, the core job of building software the helps people get things done. But I’m so overwhelmed with the demands that my first response was one of despair.
I keep thinking that should be a sign to move on but there are many amazing perks with this job. So maybe the sign for me is to work toward mindfulness about the job, the demand, my abilities, and my tendency to not say no.
Very interesting! If you love the job itself and the only important downside is the number of demands, I think you need more colleagues…
Purpose and accomplishment!
Congratulations! That’s awesome! Few people can say that!
I feel grateful and blessed.
I’m glad you feel that way when you think about your job. What’s the best part about it?
The excel sheets!😉
A mix of emotions. I enjoy what I do and it comes with it’s demands, ups and downs as any other job I suppose… Thankfully, there are more good days than challenging moments.
Interesting. Which are the ups and which are the downs?
Great questions. The ups of my job: flexibility, working with people, helping families. The downs: endless documentation in multiple formats, seeing clients regress/refuse services – the children suffer in the end, since I spend most of my day driving to client’s houses and have long days, I’ve noticed a lack of motivation to exercise lately – it was my personal coping mechanism of choice
Despair. First word that comes to mind. Under better management the business could thrive and serve a genuine need. Currently it just serves to stew malcontent and bitterness in the workforce using business practices the 50’s and 60’s would be proud of.
Crappy management leads to a crappy work environment. I hope that will change soon because your life can be a hell of a lot better without that.
If would be wonderful to change to something else, but unfortunately in my area of the world, full time jobs in any sector are few and far between. From that point of view I am lucky, I can afford to pay my mortgage which is more than a lot my age. But at the expense of hating my weeks Monday to Friday isn’t worth it long term. Thank you for your wishes 🙂
Relaxed and grateful, I’m retired.
That’s great! If you think about your last job, how was it like?
US Army…mixed emotions. Good times and bad.
Anxiousness and dread.
That’s not good. What about your job makes you feel this way?
It’s not something I’m really passionate about. Plus the managers all have some sort of power trip.
I’m finally making a difference.
Congratulations!! After how long?
Pretty much, all my life.
Wow, dangerous question. You never know how close big brother is watching. I feel challenged. I feel that I perform a vital function. I feel pride in my work. I don’t feel the sense of respect, satisfaction and family that I would like and used to have. – Feeling and work to me is broken down into two things. Do you like the work you do and who you do it for? Do the people around you make it a good or bad experience if you do.
Yes, it’s a dangerous question, but I believe our life worth it 🙂 So at the end of the day, do you like what you do?
I feel that I can be in a much better place. I feel undervalued and underutilized. I feel I do not have room for creativity and initiative.
In this case, you definitely need to start working at your own company. What do you like to be about?
Career advising using technology…
That’s awesome! What do you do for a living?
I teach. It’s tiring and takes a lot of work. But it’s so fulfilling.
Mixed feelings, really.
Why is that?
Connective peace and release to creativity…
It seems like you enjoy your work. What job do you have?
What’s the main reason for this?
I am not sure actually. Whatever I do seems not enough for the boss.
Happy I love my job
That’s great! Have you ever been in jobs you didn’t like so much?
Passion! I know is weird but I am at a ZEN state of mind when I am inspecting an attic. Complete peace
That’s great! It seems you’ve found the perfect job for you!
Love it. Miss it. Can’t wait to go back!
That’s awesome! What do you do for a living?
I am a nurse