reply to post by MystikMushroom
Very good point, I am a huge believer in doing what you love, so you will always love what you do.
I hae only ever had 1 job I really liked a lot though, so I can't really speak too much to this. But it seems to me, no matter how much you like your
job, if it doesn't keep the food on the table and the lights on, you won't be happy with it. As I don't live to work, I work to live.
So I can see that being a huge factor for some, but most of us only do it for the money, as I can find plenty of things to keep me busy, and fill my
idol time. I only want the job to pay well enough to support my family, as I haven't had one of those, since my self employment opertunities dried up
with the construction industry.
I have loved that job many times, liked the hours( I set them most of the time), loved the people( myself, and those I employed to help with the
labor), liked the boss( me), liked the work( I only took jobs I wanted to do, avoiding the crap paying, and more trouble than they were worth jobs),
but at the end of the day, I really only did it for the money, not because I wanted to spend half my life building things for others to enjoy.
My help always loved the job also, I was a pretty easy going boss, and paid well. If the job paid $2,000 I would pay 2 peoople between $250 and $500
each depending on the job, as I still had to pay the accountant and the taxes out of my share, as well as insurance, and fuel/ equipment expenses. But
the help was always happy, as $250 to $500 in a single day of work was quite good.
Of course not to mention, my long running jokes of the day moments, and voting for the douchebag move of the day( usually me unfortunately), as well
as buying their lunch a lot, and beer at night, for their great work done.
It was a great time overall, bujt not likely to be repeated in the near future. I fear by the time things turn around I will be too old to go back to
construction work, so I will be stuck in some walmart greeters position or somthing.