I Love My Job

Nine to FiveI know–news like this really shouldn’t deserve its own blog post, but I just got back from vacation, and I wasn’t really looking forward to heading into work. Bed was warm, it’s another night shift, and I’m in the middle of a good book. Work is for suckers. Plus, I had a headache, and I was dreading the virtual pile of emails and blog posts to be gone through, plus snail mail and whatever tech problems had accumulated for me to fix.

But I got into work, got busy, and everything seemed to brighten up. Not that I didn’t have work or I wasn’t behind. Take a vacation for a week, and you’re bound to be behind. No–I just enjoy what I do for a living. I enjoy being able to read up and stay current on the latest trends in technology. I enjoy being able to order DVDs and CDs and books that will be viewed, listened to and read by an entire community. I enjoy being able to solve people’s tech problems. I enjoy answering reference questions.

Yes, there are times when that enjoyment wears thin (10 o’clock at night, for example), but show me a job where the enjoyment is at 100% all the time. Every job has things you like and things you don’t like as much. Every job has good days and bad. But the fact that I have a job I can look forward to going to after a vacation speaks volumes, I think. I love writing, too–but I just wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to librarydom.

What about you? Do you have a job you love? What is it? One you hate? What’s your dream job?


  • By Hilary, December 1, 2010 @ 3:14 am

    I pretty well adore my job. I mean, my boss isn’t my best friend, but that might be awkward anyway.

    I can’t really think of something I’d rather do. Besides lay in bed and watch TV. And that just doesn’t pay like it used to. 😀

  • By Bryce's Ramblings, December 1, 2010 @ 9:14 pm

    Staying in bed and watching TV tends to get old after a while, too. 🙂

  • By Gwen Coltrin, December 2, 2010 @ 4:15 am

    This post makes me feel warm and fuzzy. How blessed you are to enjoy what you do. That is awesome. Really. 🙂

  • By Bryce's Ramblings, December 3, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

    I was pretty happy to realize it, too. 🙂

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