You know, there are always posts and articles out there that tell you that you don’t love what you are doing and you should change your job or your situation.

So today, I’m going to share something I did many years ago at one of my job where I was a customer service manager for an Internet company. Something silly but it amuses the hell out of my bosses when they saw it.

I handwrote a note that listed my worst experiences at each of my ex-companies. Instead of counting down and breathe deeply whenever I get a nasty customer’s referral case (those that demands to speak to a manager), I silently read my list and tell myself to be grateful for the wonderful job I’m in right now. Breathe, Kally, Breathe.

You can do the same note as I did or you can write down the list I have prepared for you today. Just highlight or copied whatever is applicable onto a note and paste it at your eye level on your desk.

Repeat after me: Life couldn’t get any better, I freaking love my job because…

  1. I get to wear whatever I want
  2. My job makes me smile
  3. My job makes me think
  4. I’m challenged everyday
  5. It makes want to get out of bed
  6. I can make important decisions
  7. It allows me to change the world
  8. Of my awesome colleagues
  9. Of my wonderful boss
  10. Of my salary
  11. The number of days I get off work
  12. I get to travel for work
  13. The nice people I met through work
  14. I get respected for my choices
  15. I get acknowledgement for my work
  16. My bosses love what I can do
  17. I get my financial independence
  18. I get to wear my new clothes to work (it’s true…freelancers never buy new clothes because who do we have to impress?)
  19. I love lunchtime with my work buddies
  20. I love emptying my brain during a brainstorming session
  21. My achievements are rewarded
  22. I love my desk (one of the companies I worked in has such nice desk that I replicate it in my home)
  23. Of Friday dress down days
  24. We have beer after Friday workday
  25. I know I can make things right
  26. I know my colleagues love me
  27. My benefits are awesome
  28. I love my staff purchase and so do my friends
  29. It gives me an identity
  30. I have learned plenty since I joined
  31. I’m exposed to a lot of opportunities
  32. I get to challenge my creativity
  33. I’m given space to create and produce
  34. I feel I’m making a difference in the world
  35. My colleagues are my best friends as well
  36. Of my pretty uniform
  37. I love working in Shanghai
  38. Being positive about work is so much nicer than complaining all the time (Contributed by Opinionating)
  39. because of the security it brings me (Contributed by Kat)
  40. because I make a difference in the lives around me, I’m my only employee, but I work with wonderful colleagues and I stay physically active. Pretty awesome reasons to love my job! (Contributed by cognizantre construction)
  41. because it offers me the variety to do (almost) anything I want–interact with people, put up a bulletin board, write, create, read, file, visit similar businesses, attend a conference or trade show, offer up ideas for new projects. I work in a library and I can’t do all of these things every day, but I can do some of these things most days. (Contributed by e-Quips)
  42. have time to myself at work to be able to think and reflect. (Contributed by iReminiss)
  43. because I can do it in my pajamas. (Contributed by Becky Ross Michael)
  44. …And with my slippered feet on the table (Contributed by Bea dM)
  45. I realize all jobs have their pro’s and con’s. (Contributed by Patty)
  46. You are so lucky to have your job, what else are you going to ask for. (Contributed by mrphilippines1974pinoytraveler)
  47. it gives me an opportunity to grow professionally! (Contributed by kelseybeagoalg)
  48.  I am back among people who actually believe in me- for the first time in 2 years, and before that three month stint- 12 years. (Contributed by righteousbruin9)
  49. I totally live what I do and that’s why I love my job (Contributed by out of the box life )
  50. of the scenery I work on a stunning university hospital campus have of the building I work in is surrounded by trees the other half over looks the water oh and the architecture stunning … (Contributed by Real Life of an MSW)

Help me finish this list! Tell me why you freaking love your job in the comments and I will add yours in! Write as many as you want and maybe we can reach 100 reasons why we freaking love our jobs so much.

And if we do hit 100 reasons, I’ll republish this post again once we reach that number. So come on, beam me with your positivity.

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54 replies on “I Freaking Love My Job Because….

  1. I love my job because it offers me the variety to do (almost) anything I want–interact with people, put up a bulletin board, write, create, read, file, visit similar businesses, attend a conference or trade show, offer up ideas for new projects. I work in a library and I can’t do all of these things every day, but I can do some of these things most days.

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  2. Hi! Great post, I just came across your blog in a comment and your posts are interesting. I like this post because it gets me thinking about the things that I have gained from every job that I just had to get out of.

    I recently blogged about how even if we completed hated a position, there was always something to gain from every experience and this is gratifying that I’m not the only one trying to use positive thoughts to get through the work day!

    One thing I would add to the list being grateful to have time to myself at work to be able to think and reflect.

    Thanks hope you have a great weekend

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Welcome to MiddleMe! I’ll drop in your blog pretty soon to check on your related post. Sounds awesome! I have added your contribution in my list. Thank you again. And if you have more, I will add in more.

      Have a wonderful weekend and a good rest.

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      1. What I can say is that only few of us are so lucky to do what they really like but what the most of don’t realize is that having a job and may be a good one is luck enough plus the attitude you approached it is what it makes the difference.Positivity and good ethic can really change things upside down.

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  3. I’m long retired {and OLD!}

    But I tell my son who is a sales manager for 3 stores: ..Son, you’re attitude is your responsibility; only YOU can make it good or bad.

    Like you just shared; that is a KEY to successful management: Be HAPPY and so will those around you.

    Continued Blessings,
    Patrick

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  4. What a great list of gratitude you touched on so many what I would add is the scenery I work on a stunning university hospital campus have of the building I work in is surrounded by trees the other half over looks the water oh and the architecture stunning …

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