SURVEY SAYS: Loving Your Job

A recent study found that for some workers, the ‘honeymoon’ is over after the first year of work.

By Rebecca Moore | February 21, 2017
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However, that study and another one show the longer a person stays on a job, the more pleased they are with it.

Last week, I asked NewsDash readers, “Do you love your job; has your love for your job rollercoastered over the years, and who do you think is responsible for keeping you happy on the job?”

More than three in 10 (30.2%) of responding readers say they love their jobs, while nearly three in 10 (27%) chose “’Love’ is a strong word,” indicating maybe they like their jobs. Another 30.2% indicated they sometimes love their jobs, and 12.7% do not love their jobs.

The majority (80.9%) of respondents say their love for their job has rollercoastered over the years, and 19.1% say it has not.

Less than 2% say their employer is responsible for keeping them happy on their job; 32.8% say it is up to them; and 65.6% say it is a combination of them and their employers.

Comments from readers explained why they love their jobs or why they don’t, and quite a few offered up factors that contribute to loving your job. Several said it was all about our own attitude. Editors’ Choice goes to the reader who said: “As you grow in your job, things change, as things change, your love or hate for the job changes. I think on any given day you can love or hate your job, depending on circumstances. However, until you reach that magical time of life when you can retire at any time, you must continue working at your job.” 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey!