People Who Absolutely Love Their Jobs Explain What They Do For A Living
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It seems that it's far more common to hear somebody complain about their job than to hear them give a glowing review of their line of work.


But before you think that everyone out here is miserable, there are some people who do like their work.

These beloved jobs come in all different shapes and sizes. And they're enjoyed for just as many various reasons: the lack of stress, the excitement of the work, the hours, or even the co-workers may all be good reasons to have a decent enough time at work.

Perhaps curious about the decent jobs out there, Redditor KM5550 asked:

"People who actually love their jobs: how and why?"

Many discussed the jobs that allow them to work outside, rather than sitting at a desk in an office all day long.

We All Know That Guy

"I'm the guy who gets to wave glow sticks at the airport and help parallel park airplanes. The only downside is that I have to stay outside at all times"

-- foodpoisoningsucks

Furry Friends All Day Long

"Dog walker here. I love being outside all day, little to no contact with humans, and spending everyday with all kinds of fun and adorable dogs, there is virtually no downside."

"They are so happy to see me and even happier to walk. It's seriously criminal that I get paid to do this lol"

-- SameConversation369

Close to Earth

"I own and run a farm. We do a lot of gourmet mushrooms, garlic, specialty fruits, etc. I have always loved to cook. Cooking with fresh local ingredients is awesome."

"Basing your life around producing those ingredients, cooking with them, and sharing with your community is amazing. I would never have a normal 'job' again."

"It really is true that with some persistence and a bit of luck you can find a job that doesn't feel like work."

-- ThePhwner

Others enjoy their work for all the time they get to spend with children. There is never a dull moment with those zany, tiny children.

Blowing (Up) Minds

"I'm a science teacher. I love working with kids, I love that I don't have administrative responsibilities. All I have to do is make lesson plans, and teach those plans, and I can refine them through the day as needed. If a lesson goes great, I can save it for the next year, and there is no shortage of good ideas online."

"It is infinitely more rewarding helping kids understand difficult concepts and seeing those 'aha!' moments, much better than my previous soul-crushing desk job."

"Also, every now and then I get to blow sh** up with a bunch of kids."

-- guymolinari1067

Legos Is a Nice Perk

"Pediatric registered nurse. When I'm done my assessments, medication administration, and charting, I spend my downtime building Legos and playing video games with my patients."

"Pretty sweet gig."

-- Lord_Chud

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Concocting Behind Closed Doors

"I'm an art teacher. I shut my door, interpret the curriculum how I see fit, and have a blast making amazing projects with my kids."

"Since it's art, nobody really gives a crap about what I'm doing, as long as my kids are working. It gives me a lot of freedom to teach what I think is appropriate."

-- Embarrassed_Wing_284

Others highlighted their work in manual labor or service industry positions. Those these often get a bad rap, these jobs are apparently rather enjoyable.

A Pragmatic Skill

"I love working in manufacturing/welding. There's a lot of satisfaction in creating something out of something else. I take pride that my work meets specs and the money is ok."

"It's not necessarily a rare skill set, but not everyone can do it. I've struggled with ADD and depression, so being successful at my trade is very important to me."

-- SlevinKellevra710

Some Peace of Mind

"Worked retail for 10 years. Took a pay cut to go to a different, small grocery store. It's kind of like a David's if anyone knows that chain. Bit bigger, it's in a rich a** development. Old white folk (nice tips sometimes randomly just for pointing out the bananas or something)"

"So I'm the only one in the produce department, aka I run this, zero supervision. It's pretty nice. I can take breaks whenever I want, free lunch from the deli, don't have to deal with customers aside from the occasional "where is X". Pretty sweet gig."

"But I've already gotten a raise to match my previous salary. And the usual promises of more. We'll see about that, but I'm happy for now, they're happy with me. All is well, and I'm not pi**ed off all day anymore."

"Only complaint would be that because the way the trucks are scheduled I don't get two days in a row off anymore. But oh well. I can deal."

-- Dewy_Wanna_Go_There

Proportional Needs

"I left my career and the big hustle of the city (LA, and before that Toronto), and moved to a tiny town in the mountains where I took a job as a baker. It's like living in a Hallmark movie; there isn't a stop light around for like 30 miles and everything is all alpine village-y and."

"I make half the money I did at my old desk job but my expenses are half what they were, and I have ZERO stress - our customers are always happy because pie."

-- bergam0t

Just a Fine Job

"I'm a member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors. I install elevators for a living. The benefits and pay are incredible. The work is very satisfying and I actually enjoy coming into work every day."

"It can get stressful and some days are way harder than others but generally it's a pretty fun job building sh** and using tools all day."

-- Californiadude86

So if you're looking to make a massive career change to feel less stress, perhaps these jobs are worthy of some thought.

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