10 Signs You Love Your Job

At a time when it seems that more people are taking jobs out of necessity rather than passion, it may be difficult to imagine that people exist who really love their jobs. While you may not refer to your job as your BFF or dream of your cubicle each night, you may actually be one of those people.

Do you ever have days where you tell yourself “If someone offered me a nickel, I’d leave right now”? Everyone does. There are very few jobs where employees are actually giddy about being at work every single day. Yet, some genuinely love their work. Here are 10 signs that you love your job.

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1.  Less Gossip More Happiness

People who love their jobs generally focus on the positive aspects of their co-workers. Instead of gossiping and looking for negativity, you celebrate accomplishments and are happy for each other.

2.  You Volunteer Instead of Hoping No One Notices You

In a LinkedIn article, Dharmesh Shah says people who love their jobs think “I hope to get to…” instead of, “I hope I don’t have to…” You volunteer for new projects and make new goals which you are excited to tackle, rather than hiding under your desk hoping everyone forgets you work there.

3.  You View Your Customers as People

You don’t see clients and customers as numbers but instead, real people, and you form legitimate relationships with them. You realize that customers have needs and you are glad that you are the one who has been chosen to help them with those needs.

4.  Time Flies

You don’t feel like you’re in prison waiting to be paroled at 5:00. Sometimes, you don’t even notice it’s time to go home. People who hate their jobs generally can’t wait to be released because they consider happiness to exist only outside of work.

5.  You Would Recommend Your Job or Company

No one refers their friends to jobs they hate unless they also hate that friend. If you would recommend your job, career field or company to a friend or family member, you are usually happy at your job.

6.  You Are Awake During Meetings

You enjoy meetings because you get a chance to not only socialize with your co-workers a bit, but you also enjoy the team work involved in making decisions and changes. You also want to be a part of every step and every part of the process required in job goals.

7.  You Work With Your Manager

Your manager trusts you, values, respects you and most certainly knows that he or she can depend on you. You don’t work for your manager, you work with your manager.

8.  Your Co-workers Depend on You

And you don’t want to let them down, not because you will be penalized for it, but because you want them to continue to admire you as much as you admire them.

9.  Promotions Are Nice, But So Is Fulfillment

You appreciate promotions and earning money but you gain so much more from your job that if you were offered a higher paying salary and left, you would probably still miss it. When it comes to jobs, you can’t always place a dollar amount on benefits like fulfillment and gratification.

10.  Retirement Sounds Really Boring

Some people drag their legs through employment always dreaming of the day they are free and can retire to their sofas. When you love your job, retirement sounds more like a really boring vacation that lasts too long, rather than an escape.

Other signs that you may love your job include being excited about your to-do list, helping co-workers without even thinking about it and having an overall positive outlook on the future of your job. People who love their jobs don’t think about the possibility of losing their jobs but instead, how many ways they can make the biggest impact.

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8 Comments

  1. 8 Misera 27 Dec
    I hate my job by every one of these 10 criteria. Sometimes I wonder if love for one's job even exists. I think most people who says they love their job are posers and liers.
  2. 7 Dhan 26 Dec

    Loving one's job leaves no time free from work. You continue to think in terms of opportunities for the business wherever you are. The employer and your co-workers would all enjoy and benefit from what you do. Gossip should not discourage you as that is the role of those who do not have enough work. The employer also knows it but unfortunately we are living in an imperfect world. Wishing plenty of courage to all those who love their jobs.

  3. 6 Adam Yew 26 Dec

    I think the strongest point is No.5 where you would recommend your job or company. It shows that you have total confidence that anyone who joins your company will truly be happy as you are.

  4. 5 Reva Johnson 22 May
    I absolutely LOVE my job! I'm a Co-Manage for Hobby Lobby, God has blessed me with this amazing position, I give him all the glory.
  5. 4 Jill 21 May

    People tell me I must love my job!! :) and I do. Having autonomy in my work life. Each day is different.

    I get excited when people ask me what I do. I usually answer with .... Today I....

    I help people. I think most people do and if they could figure that out, they would be happier. Especially if their company and the people in the company stood behind them.

    I feel like everyone at my company will help me to do my job to my best even when I am down and my best is not very good that day.

  6. 3 Paul 18 May

    I worked for Safeway for a very long time and I loved my job till my new store manager started to tell everyone how great she was and how bad everyone else was. I finally just quit because I can't not work for someone who every day brings down others just to bring them self up. Worst manager ever. Sarah need to take a long look in the mirror and stop Smashing others to try to get to the top. Your employees will make you are break you. 

  7. 2 i damodara reddy 18 May

    Very good points.

    Think positive and work positively always and complete your tasks on priority, help other team and lead the team to achive the targeted activities ahaed of time, then you relaise the fulfillment and satisfaction.

    The work politics has to minimise(Gender/caste/creed/ region/country etc) and don't target any person (even a new joinee) if he has lag behind,explain the process need to be followed clearly to understood , help him and pull up to reach the target in all aspects, that will be the team achivement and  success.

  8. 1 Tony 17 May
    Excellent  article. I realize that I really love my Job :)

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