It's hard to find a job you love. Even something you love can really feel like WORK sometimes.
But for some people, they never have to "work" a day in their lives.
Here were some of those answers.
Isolation + Money
I'm a private chef on a super yacht. I got it because I used to work in Michelin star restaurants in London. I was tired of working so hard and then seeing so much of my salary get wasted on rent and cost of living in London. I figured out that you get to keep 100% of your salary if you live on the yacht. A bonus right now is that we're moored up on an island that has no cases of corona virus at all. The pay is way more than what you would get as head chef in a restaurant as well. The crew I work with are all great and I get to cook with the best ingredients with almost an unlimited budget. I couldn't be happier. Edited a word.
Archaeologist. I'm back in school right now to get a master's so I can hopefully lead my own digs one day but even shovel bum jobs are amazingly rewarding. Sure, the days are long and you're out in the hot sun, but when you find something old and cool you really feel like a treasure hunter.
Palindromic Dream Job
I build and work on racecars. It's the coolest job in the world to me. I work for a team and do stuff on the side as well. I helped on race teams for years just for fun, and as I learned more and got better at it it slowly morphed into a paying deal.
Firefighter/paramedic: started as a 911 dispatcher when I was in my early 20s and going to college. Decided I wanted a more active role in emergency responses so I became an EMT-B in my mid 20s. Worked as a part time time EMT and full time dispatcher while I went to school to become a paramedic. During my paramedic ride time with a nearby fire department I impressed them enough where they strongly encouraged me to apply there to work as a firefighter and a medic. Finished up my medic program, got my certifications, got hired by the fire department, and then they sent me to the fire academy. Now here I am, fulltime firefighter/paramedic and part time 911 dispatcher (because I also still enjoy that).
Building Stuff For Rich People
I'm a carpenter who works on mansions on a private island. I kinda just fell into this job tbh. My girlfriend has a cousin whose father has some money and owns a custom carpentry company. We moved to their area and the father offered me a job. At the time I was working at Papa John's and things had been rough for a while. I have fallen in love with the job since.
It's incredibly hard work but at the end of the day the satisfaction of being able to physically see the results of my efforts at the end of the day has worked wonders on my job motivation and mental health at work. Every morning I watch the sunrise come over the ocean driving to work and at lunch I sit on the beach and watch the waves. I couldn't ask for a better location, better pay, or a better trade. Saying I'm in love with my job is an understatement. My work is becoming who I am and a big part of myself and for the first time in my life I'm alright with it
From Pretension To Career Choices
11yrs ago I didn't know what a mosaic was, I was shopping @ Anthropologie and saw a mosaic wall art piece I wanted to buy, but they wouldn't sell it to me bc they said it was part of their "visual display" and told me to just go home and make one. Now I'm a full time mosaic artist.
Over At 5
Accountant. Definitely not what people think of when they think 'enjoyable job,' but stable, predictable, and lucrative. If it works with your aptitudes, it's a great job that pays well that you can leave at the door each day
I'm the chairperson of a culinary school. I love my work. No day is ever the same, we see students go from not knowing how to pick up a knife to real skills within a couple of years, graduates get jobs quickly and go on to do all kinds of things. I started apprenticing as a cook in 1998, completed the apprenticeship in 2002, went to university to study history, graduated PhD in food history in 2015, was a professor at a culinary school and am now the chairperson.
Full Time Builds
I get to do YouTube full time building and engineering my dream cars. The best part about it, the crazier and more noteworthy, the more successful the video. Its like getting to be a car mechanic and only work on your own cars. So thankful for getting to this point. It took years of making videos for fun as an outlet for being in a dead end town.
Food Food Food
I deliver grocery shopping to people across a large area. It's nice because I get to talk to people, see different lives, houses, scenery. I get to listen to Rock music whilst driving around in my van. The people I work with are amazing and some of the managers are nice. I feel valued there, more than I've ever felt at any other job I've done.