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Is Your Job Fun?

June 2nd, 2011 by Bob Bly

My job is writing, and I have always found it fun as a rule, though not for every minute of every day.

I was thinking about what it takes for a job to be fun and I think three conditions must be met:

1. You find the job interesting. For a writer like me, that means you find the subject matter interesting.

2. You go about your work as if it were valuable and important — even if it is not.

3. You have the right amount of work — enough to keep you productive and busy, not so much that you can never dig out of it.

Do you agree with these 3 requirements of having a job that is fun to you?

Any I am missing?


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92 responses about “Is Your Job Fun?”

  1. CopywriterJess said:

    4. Your coworkers and/or clients are generally enjoyable to work with. I have had jobs that met 1, 2, and 3 – but the coworkers or clients were unbearable, and they made me hate my job.

  2. Brian Croner said:

    Let’s see. I arrived at my office at 6am… got 3 high impact sale tv scripts for Everton Mattress Factory Direct out for proofing by 6:45. I wrote a :30 second tv script for the College of Southern Idaho and sent it out for proofing. I started on a response brochure copy for Magic Valley Mini-Trucks… At 8am, the rest of my team arrived. We had our morning meeting with our Traffic Director… A shoot is scheduled in our studio for a new account: Reynold’s Funeral Chapel at 11am…crew is ready to go. Canyon Crest Dining has two layouts that need to be done today..(and they were sent out for proofing) Desano Place Memory Care facility had changes on their new brochure.. So,I jumped into my truck at 8:30a for Eastern Idaho (120 miles away across desolate desert)… met up with my rep, did a presentation at a furniture designer shop… showed some mock ups. Landed the deal. Visited with another Furniture store owner in Blackfoot, Idaho… landed him too. I made it back into my office at 5:30pm…
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  3. William Reynolds said:

    It’s interesting to note that all three of these conditions really depend on the job holder’s ability to create or manage the job’s “circumstances.”

    All jobs have something interesting about them — the people we work with, the schedule, the ever-evolving list of tasks, the candy selections in the break room — even if they do not come across as “interesting jobs” per se.

    It’s also up to us to recognize the importance of the job, including its role in keeping the company going efficiency, any safety or security it provides to co-workers, and of course the vital role of that paycheck in feeding our families.

    It’s harder to control workflow, both for freelancers and for salaried or hourly employees, but our willingness to gain new time management skills or learn new efficiency techniques can at least restore the reigns to arm’s length.

    So to answer the question, “Is your job fun?” I would have to answer, “Yes — when I choose to see it that way.”

  4. Darren said:

    I’d also add skill-level to the list.

    Generally, people find their jobs fun if they’re good at what they do.

  5. Brad J said:

    I’d say those three are necessary, but interesting, important, and not overwhelming do not equate to fun.

    To me, fun means it doesn’t feel like work. In other words…

    4. You’d do it for free if you didn’t need the money.

  6. Rhonda Grice said:

    I think those three are the main components, however since I started working from home full time I have really enjoyed the people I work with. Every client except one has been a real joy to know, and it makes me feel good when they are excited about the writing I have done for them.

    The one client I didn’t like, I made sure the work was completed and was the very best I could do, then………I fired him from my client list! It is the best part of being a writer when you only have to work with people that are decent.

  7. Hans de Groot said:

    I agree with you Bob. But I also think it helps when you know your work is appreciated by others. A compliment or a few positive words now and then make your job even more fun.

  8. Advertising Copywriter said:

    Was just talking to a client about this today. You have to love what you do or you’ll run out of gas.

  9. MedicalHealthWriter said:

    I would add, the payment for the work done and the process (i.e. advance, LPOs etc). Then of course, is the client a nice person to work with.

  10. MedicalHealthWriter said:

    I would add, the payment for the work done and the process (i.e. advance, LPOs etc). Then of course, is the client a nice person to work with?

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  14. Angie Colee said:

    I think a certain amount of esteem and/or respect is important too. People who feel satisfied that their work is fulfilling some sort of need or that they’re doing an excellent job tend to feel better about their job than those who deal with major attitudes, ever-changing assignments and rules, etc.

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    I like to have a to do list that never stops. Staying busy is what I like.

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