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  • #1048222
    Avatar1984
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    Does anyone here regularly enjoy their working life? Do people here hate their working life?

    I am trying to work out how people manage to do jobs that would, for me, make life not worth living.

    #1209011
    Avatartarifa
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    good days bad days but generally love it

    #1209021
    AvatarGiantMidget
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    I don’t mind working although with my job it depends who I’m working with, some of my colleagues are safe as fuck but when i get paired with the wankers i don’t enjoy them days!

    But in my job I enjoy the interaction with the public, helping people out, the banter between (decent) workmates.

    Sometimes it’s shit but you gotta take the rough with the smooth innit!

    I couldn’t stay at home all day long, would drive me nuts. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1209034
    Avatar1984
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    @DJCliffy 357591 wrote:

    I don’t mind working although with my job it depends who I’m working with, some of my colleagues are safe as fuck but when i get paired with the wankers i don’t enjoy them days!

    But in my job I enjoy the interaction with the public, helping people out, the banter between (decent) workmates.

    Sometimes it’s shit but you gotta take the rough with the smooth innit!

    I couldn’t stay at home all day long, would drive me nuts. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    so the pleasure part is largely the social elements?

    #1209023
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    @1984 357594 wrote:

    so the pleasure part is largely the social elements?

    Yeah i would say so, Probably the only decent thing about the job.

    #1209026
    AvatarDaftFader
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    hate it … but don’t have much choise with the life i am living … and i enjoy my life when i not working.. just not the working .. need a new job but am probably getting a decent wage for what i am doing .. but after my loan is paid off .. am gonna have a serios sit down and think about what next in my life i think

    #1209035
    Avatar1984
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    @DaftFader 357599 wrote:

    hate it … but don’t have much choise with the life i am living … and i enjoy my life when i not working.. just not the working .. need a new job but am probably getting a decent wage for what i am doing .. but after my loan is paid off .. am gonna have a serios sit down and think about what next in my life i think

    so work is tolerable largely because you know you have too and it allows you to gain your pleasure outside of work?

    #1209027
    AvatarDaftFader
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    @1984 357602 wrote:

    so work is tolerable largely because you know you have too and it allows you to gain your pleasure outside of work?

    i force my self to do it cos i have to pay off a loan and it funds my fun … alltho once my loan is payed of i have a bit of a respite with regards of the importance of work for a bit at lest .. so can mby point myself in more a direction that i wanna go in

    #1208996
    AvatarPhilKmorgan
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    @1984 357581 wrote:

    Does anyone here regularly enjoy their working life? Do people here hate their working life?

    I am trying to work out how people manage to do jobs that would, for me, make life not worth living.

    What we seem to be talking about here is what the organizational Economist Oliver Williamson has termed process utility (i.e. utility/disutility from work environment) or atmosphere.

    #1209037
    Avatar1984
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    @PhilKmorgan 357613 wrote:

    What we seem to be talking about here is what the organizational Economist Oliver Williamson has termed process utility (i.e. utility/disutility from work environment) or atmosphere.

    indeed? did his theory include a nice conclusion that will help me on a personal level?

    #1209013
    Avatartarifa
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    @1984 357615 wrote:

    indeed? did his theory include a nice conclusion that will help me on a personal level?

    well put ๐Ÿ˜‰

    what do you do?

    #1208990
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    since moving here I enjoy my work a lot more, I have flexible hours, remote working and get a decent salary (one of the better ones in this region..)

    if I’m honest I enjoy it more than partying or drugs these days!

    took a lot of years building up tech skills and even then getting this job had a lot to do with luck/karma and family connections.

    Also a lot of skills I use for work are transferable to help other people – if I can set up a computer in the office I can also help a friend do art or music on theirs which makes what I’m doing much more enjoyable and worthwhile.

    #1208997
    AvatarPhilKmorgan
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    @1984 357615 wrote:

    indeed? did his theory include a nice conclusion that will help me on a personal level?

    Good Evening Mr 1984,

    According to neo-classical economics, it is just the income from which economic agents derive utility and there is no utility associated with the ‘process’ (i.e. work environment).

    Taking this factor into account, maybe it’s better for some people to get out of the rat race and focus on being in a stimulating quality work environment (as opposed to more materialistic pursuits).

    #1209038
    Avatar1984
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    @tarifa 357617 wrote:

    well put ๐Ÿ˜‰

    what do you do?

    I don’t work

    #1208999
    AvatarPhilKmorgan
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    Misread

    #1209040
    Avatar1984
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    @General Lighting 357619 wrote:

    since moving here I enjoy my work a lot more, I have flexible hours, remote working and get a decent salary (one of the better ones in this region..)

    if I’m honest I enjoy it more than partying or drugs these days!

    took a lot of years building up tech skills and even then getting this job had a lot to do with luck/karma and family connections.

    Also a lot of skills I use for work are transferable to help other people – if I can set up a computer in the office I can also help a friend do art or music on theirs which makes what I’m doing much more enjoyable and worthwhile.

    you always sound very well adjusted indeed. I think if you can find a job you enjoy then your sorted, its just I have never found one that wasn’t hellish. Hellish to the point where it puts my health at serious risk. *ponders*

    #1209014
    Avatartarifa
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    you’ve had the wrong jobs then, what made you chose the ones you had?

    #1209056
    AvatarTheLostOnes
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    I had a Job as a salesman that I enjoyed as I was a cheeky chappy who would sell a lot, and got on a bit too well with the customers. Loved it, but I got laid off. Now I have an ok job that is just for the time being while I apply for actual careers. I don’t ‘enjoy’ my current job as such, pays ok, cool people so I put up with it. Lately though I keep getting big bursts of ambition where I feel I could do a lot, so am applying for some jobs and see what happens.

    #1209041
    Avatar1984
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    @tarifa 357631 wrote:

    you’ve had the wrong jobs then, what made you chose the ones you had?

    because they seemed like a good root to money in an IT environment. Because there was nothing else that appealed.

    #1208991
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @1984 357629 wrote:

    you always sound very well adjusted indeed. I think if you can find a job you enjoy then your sorted, its just I have never found one that wasn’t hellish. Hellish to the point where it puts my health at serious risk. *ponders*

    the big irony is the “cool” jobs often end up like that (like when I was working in the TV/media industry) – whilst the “boring” jobs (such as being a Civil Servant and in recent times a Finance and Technology manager for a small private healthcare company) are less stressful. it confuses me as well but I think its if people think your job is boring and tedious they don’t want to compete with you for it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1209015
    Avatartarifa
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    @1984 357635 wrote:

    because they seemed like a good root to money in an IT environment. Because there was nothing else that appealed.

    good root to money = happiness, present or future?

    but it didnt work, maybe that’snot what’s gonna make you happy

    need a bit of lateral thinking poss

    #1209043
    Avatar1984
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    @tarifa 357640 wrote:

    good root to money = happiness, present or future?

    but it didnt work, maybe that’snot what’s gonna make you happy

    need a bit of lateral thinking poss

    well no, I liked computers, its the only thing I have ever been good at. Money is important simple as that, there are few roots to happiness that are not paved with at least a little money.

    #1209017
    Avatartarifa
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    @1984 357643 wrote:

    well no, I liked computers, its the only thing I have ever been good at. Money is important simple as that, there are few roots to happiness that are not paved with at least a little money.

    so choice was summat u enjoy and are good at = career. That makes sense. Bugger.

    GL prob better source of info on this.

    is definatley easier to be miserable in comfort, but money and stuff do not = happiness

    #1209000
    AvatarPhilKmorgan
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    @1984 357629 wrote:

    you always sound very well adjusted indeed. I think if you can find a job you enjoy then your sorted, its just I have never found one that wasn’t hellish. Hellish to the point where it puts my health at serious risk. *ponders*

    Why hellish ?

    #1209044
    Avatar1984
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    @tarifa 357645 wrote:

    so choice was summat u enjoy and are good at = career. That makes sense. Bugger.

    GL prob better source of info on this.

    is definatley easier to be miserable in comfort, but money and stuff do not = happiness

    ๐Ÿ™‚ luckily I have very little suff nor any desire for it.

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