It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, the perfect time to discuss how much you love your job!
This probably will not come as much of a surprise to you, but NOT everybody loves their job. In fact, some people downright dislike it.
However, with March just around the corner, hope springs eternal. So even if you’re mired in an employment situation which you dislike, there’s always hope that you can turn that situation around. After all, a new job is often the remedy to cure what ails you professionally.
But since we’re basking in the afterglow of Valentine’s Day, let’s stick with these theme of love. How do you know if you truly love your job?
Well, we have a few ways for measuring your amore (six, to be exact):
#1—You go to work with a feeling of anticipation instead of dread.
This is an easy one. What thoughts are running through your head as you fight traffic on your morning commute? Are you eagerly anticipating what you might be doing that day? Or are you secretly dreading what might happen and what you might be asked to do?
#2—You enjoy talking with both co-workers and customers.
If conversing with co-workers and customers is not a tiresome task and is actually enjoyable, that’s a strong sign that you love your job. If you go out of your way to not talk with either of these two groups (or both of them, for that matter), then chances are good that you are NOT feeling the love.
#3—You talk about your job with other people.
And no, you’re not complaining about it, either. You talk about your job because you genuinely enjoy it and you want to convey that enjoyment to others. This is especially the case if you launch into a conversation about your job even though nobody has actually asked you about it.
#4—You accomplish tasks because you want to, not because you have to.
This is intrinsic vs. extrinsic. If you’re intrinsically motivated to finish your work, then you enjoy doing your work. That’s because you find it personally satisfying. If you’re extrinsically motivated, that means you’re doing it only because of outside expectations . . . or because it’s simply a paycheck.
#5—You look at your boss not as your boss, but as a co-worker.
A boss can make or break your job. If you have a truly enlightened boss, then they’re leading without being overbearing. There’s an emphasis on collaboration rather than subjugation. That type of environment is much easier to love and it’s an easier one in which to work and produce results.
#6—You rarely, if ever, look at the clock.
Sure, you look at the clock when it’s close to quitting time, but you shouldn’t be looking at it every 10 minutes during the middle of your shift. If you do, it means that you can hardly wait for the shift to end . . . which also means you’re not exactly in love with what you’re doing.
We hope you DO love your job . . . but if you don’t, Time Staffing might be able to help! Check out our listings of current job openings and see what opportunities await you.
We’d also love it if you perused the many services we offer to job seekers and candidates.
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