• Question: Do you enjoy your job?

    Asked by theultimate to Robin, Becky, Carrie, Kelly, Usaid on 13 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by iamanengineer, tasha, codecompass, jordan, atlantap, francakes, robben, eburnham97.
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      Robin Stafford Allen answered on 12 Mar 2012:

      @ theultimate: Yes I do. I used to be a Company Director and found that, although it was a small company, I had so much other stuff to do that I missed doing all that real engineering, so I decided to apply for a job as a staff engineer (down-sizing my job it is called) and I am happy as a pig in err…. mud.
      Every one should do a job they hate for a while (as I did when I was young) I stuck it for nearly two years and the “lots or money” just was not worth it. Doing a job you feel fits with what you like doing is one of the things that makes life pleasurable and satisfying. Hope this helps. Regards Robin

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      Becky Selwyn answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      Yes, most of the time I do. I think all jobs (even the very best ones) have good days and bad days, but it is important that the bad ones don’t outnumber the good ones. In my job I am lucky to have enough flexibility to decide what I want to do and when, so if I’m not enjoying investigating something I can take a break from it for a few days and look at something else. I can also plan my time to do any boring bits first so they are out of the way and then I can get on with the bits I enjoy for the rest of the day.