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Your Two Cents: Is Your Job Fulfilling?

If given the option, most of you would choose to live a life of leisure and volunteerism like Charlotte on Sex and the City. I'm wondering if the preference is based on the feeling that your current job isn't meaningful to you and you'd find greater fulfillment as a volunteer, or if you'd rather just have the time to do whatever you want and your preference has nothing to do with your current job. So tell me, is your job fulfilling?


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runningesq runningesq 8 years
I love my job (as a prosecutor) ... great people, great boss, interesting work, part of the community.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
My job is somewhat fulfilling because I get to help people and learn about the field, but it is a part-time job and I would prefer a full time one that was more focused on my specific interests.
baybug baybug 8 years
I wish my job was full filling. Sometimes I wake up not wanting to go into work. Not cool!
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
I think I can do better, things are slow now, but overall I find it fulfilling that I enjoy doing something I get paid for.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
I think my job is very fulfilling! Not too toot my own horn, but I'm an integral part of the company, and without me a lot of important tasks wouldn't get done. I can really take pride in the final product, knowing that it couldn't have been done without me.
scissorz scissorz 8 years
sometimes people can make me question how fulfilling my job really is. then i get the opportunity to reach out to a young girl or someone who was feeling stressed and crappy earlier and i love it all over again. people can get real weird about their hair but most of the time its a great job
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
I love my job! Sometimes on my commute to work, I truly feel like I am living the dream I had for myself when I was little.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
i do indeed. so much of my self esteem comes from doing a good job. i'm with ilanac, i'd work even if i won the lottery.
ann418 ann418 8 years
My job is extremely fulfilling, and I feel very fortunate to feel this way!
brookrene brookrene 8 years
No, but that's why I'm browsing around. ;) Wish me luck.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
I spent eight years and thousands upon thousands of dollars for the career I have, and it is fulfilling. I couldn't have a job that wasn't.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
sometimes i do think that my job is fulfilling since in theory i LOVE what i do, but there are times that i wonder what my contribution really is and whether it's appreciated or if it even matters. i know that i would still work even if i won the lottery though.
Advah Advah 8 years
When my job is ok, it's a paycheck. Very rarely it can be a great opportunity to hear about interesting things. 98% of the time, I hate it with a passion.
jasmint jasmint 8 years
I have a steady (although not the best paying) job with benefits in an industry in which both are hard to come by, but the work isn't fulfilling at all. I look forward to some day being able to make a living doing something creative, which is the only way I'd feel fulfilled.
Tami715 Tami715 8 years
psterling psterling 8 years
I like my job a lot. I find that the people I work with contribute A LOT to my sense of fulfillment too. I like working with people I like!
stephley stephley 8 years
Mine's a paycheck. It's not a bad job and I can help people a little but not in a way that gives me any satisfaction. However, it's a good place to be in these crazy times, so I'll look for happiness after hours.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 8 years
honestly it's a paycheck. originally i thought it might lead to a fulfilling career, but it didn't. instead, i'm applying to law school right now, so hopefully i'll be out of the cubicle and back in a class room by next fall.
JaeB JaeB 8 years
I am currently a lucky student who does not have to work, but I am always wondering, will my education amount to the job I want, and if so will the job I want be sustainable for me, and again, if so, will it be as meaningful as I think it will be? In other words, how probable is it that I will actually end up in the career I want, will it provide me enough of a living, and is it as awesome as I think it is? I'm in an awkward place of hoping, because all the practice I've had toward my future career is fun and fulfilling, but academic environments aren't the best reflectors of real life!
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