I 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?