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It's not every day that we hear about people actually enjoying their jobs.

Right now, in the U.S. there are record numbers of people quitting their jobs. Restaurant workers, hotel workers, retail store workers and healthcare providers have left in droves.

We're also seeing strikes across the nation calling for better working conditions and higher wages. So much so that they're calling it "striketober."

So it's interesting and almost novel to hear someone say they actually enjoy their job. Everyone right now probably wants to know what those jobs are and why they love them so much.


Redditor LordFlick asked:

"People who actually enjoy their job, what do you do for a living?"

Whatever it may be, we want to get a piece of that enjoyment.

Please, please mister postman.

"Royal mail postman in a small rural UK village."

"I love it and have absolutely no fear of doing it for the rest of my life."

"Walking 8 miles a day means I can eat basically what I want and stay lean, and my fitness level is always high. Also no managers breathing down my neck, and I make friends with lots of nice elderly people."

- Blackintosh

"This sounds so wholesome! I'm so jealous."

- HydroKoalas

"I am impressed at how well you sell the job."

- am3l1a

"I'm a residential window washer, and I think we love our jobs for the same reasons."

- therazzamatazz

Cemetery grounds keeper.

"I take care of a cemetery. Every day is different and it's pretty much a nature preserve (we treat it like that anyways). You end up sorta taking ownership of it so you sort of 'want' it to look good. It's nice choosing what you do for the most part, and seeing lasting results."

- Mooseknuckle94

"Also the residents rarely complain, great low maintenance tenants."

- laehrin20

"Eh they only come out once a year."

- OntarioIsPain

"It's quite lovely when you go to visit a loved ones' grave and the gardens and surroundings are beautiful and well kept. To me, it's a real show of respect for the people resting there. Thank you."

- Cute-Connection

"Did this for 7 years before moving over to another department with the city that was in need of management. I loved working at the cemetery. And you're right, it was my cemetery, I was responsible for everything there, and I wanted it to look the best it could. The best part was the compliments from the towns people for taking care of it properly."

- ihcubguy

Getting paid to think.

"Physician scientist. Sometimes I see patients. Most of the time I do science. I get paid to think about stuff. It's great."

- pulmtom

"Oil exploration geophysicist. Most of the time I get paid to use science and my imagination to map the geometry of rock formations beneath the Earth's surface. I get paid to have an imagination. Companies trust me enough to drill million dollar wells to test my ideas. It's great."

- andrethedad

Truck driver turned gardener.

"Gardener. I was a truck driver for a decade. 15 hour days, sleeping on the side of the road, the whole week away from home and all for sh*tty pay.

Decided I needed a change so I started a gardening business. I earn 2-3x more money than I did driving trucks, I get to work in nature all day every day, I get to pick what work I do. Don't get good vibes from a customer....turn the job down. Don't like a garden.....turn it down. I don't have to take sh*t from anyone. I get to do work I enjoy."

"I pick my own schedule. Get to wake up with the kids everyday, come home for lunch and get to read a bedtime story to the kids every night. When I was trucking I'd go all week without seeing the kids. Gone from working 15 hour days to 7-8 hour days and lost 100lbs in the process."

- thekungfupanda

"Same here! (except instead of truck driving, I was working sh*tty office jobs) but man, you summed it up perfectly! becoming a self-employed gardener is the best decision I've ever made. At first I was nervous to make the complete career change and start a new business, but I'm so happy I did and I've never looked back."

- RoseRed1183

"Its great isn't it. You get stuck in a career path and think this is what I'll have to do forever. Glad I decided to force a change."

- thekungfupanda

Gelato taste tester.

"I'm a manager at a gelato/coffee shop! Though customers can be a lot and rushes can be stressful, I work with a great crew and get to sample the new flavors my boss tests and makes each week. He will bust out from the back with a spoon full of a new flavor of gelato and say, 'Try this.' So I guess I'm also a taste tester!"

- soopersecretformula

"The best job I had before getting into my career was a server at a little mom & pop gelato shop in my city's Little Italy. I still reminisce sometimes about that summer!"

- go-with-the-flo

A positive perspective on education.

"High school teacher. 10 years. Despite many criticisms for the profession, I love my job. I get paid decent. I have great interactions with students every day. On my feet learning, feeling, engaged, and get goosebumps when a kid makes a cool connection (us history/American government teacher)."

- tomwill00

"Doing my student teaching next year. Happy to hear a positive perspective for a change. Thanks!"

- Setso1397

It's stable.

"Accountant. I know it's the epitome of a boring office job, but it works for my aptitudes and interests. Lucrative, stable, predictable, engaging but I don't take it home with me."

- abqkat

"Do you work like 60 hours a week? I am in a big4 and know personally that accountants can make big bucks. But they don't have the time to enjoy their earned money."

- jakewang1

"I work at a big4 and within the year I work on average 40h/week - slightly more during q1, less during q3. Work/life balance is great, salary is above my country's average and I really like my job."

- FinitoHere

Maybe you'd be happier with more stability. Maybe you'd be happy with more freedom.

Everyone has different reasons for loving or hating their jobs, but it might take a few tries before you find the right fit. Don't be afraid to make the change. It may be scary, but your happiness is worth it.

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