If you love your work, you will never work a day in your life, A Myth?

Ever since I started joining the work force (thats about five years ago), I try my best to love what I am doing to the point that you can call me a martyr. I believe that if you love what you are doing, you won’t work a day in your life. True enough, when I am enjoying my work, I am the first to come to work, I am the last to go home, in short, I live as if my home is my work that you would think that I am just a border at my own house.

I tried my best, I know deep inside I did. I have this “ideal” in my head before that wherever my first job will be, I will keep as long as I could. But what happened was, after three months working there ( I love the job by the way. We were like a happy family), the company closed as it is operating on a loss.

Then, the sister company “absorbed” me and hired me as an additional staff in the accounting department. All is ok. But the thing is, I am unhappy. I am lonely, I’ve got no friends and I couldn’t comprehend with their culture. My co-departments have this “clique” that I couldn’t seem to understand. After three months, I decided to resign. But the funny thing is, they are actually planning to let me go. They are apparently are having some problems as well and have decided to cost-cut as their performance is going down hill. I am the last in and the first one to go. I was relieved.

My third job is still related to my two previous jobs. They are a supplier of my previous company. In there, I was more relaxed. I learned a lot. I’ve learned how to cheat my customers 😀 , how to pretend to be dumb, how to send a SMS message to your boss “Ano ang problema ni ma’am? Bakit parang tinotopak na naman?” ( Translation: What’s ma’am’s problem? Is she getting psycho?”), be commanded by five bosses and pretend (again) that one peso increase in salary of your per day is normal. I became bored and found the job taking me for granted. After a year and seven months, I quit the job.

The next day, I started again a job which turned out to be a very much like environment. I was entertained at first, doing the job as if I am just playing. Until the day of I was wondering where the hell is my social life. I need to get out of there. Too much negative feedbacks. And the search again began.

I landed my current job due to my cousin. They needed an additional as they the bulk of work was getting heavier. Then, I felt happy again. I thought new challenges, excitement etc. I worked right away, a day after my last day from my previous job.

But is it true that some good things never last?  I am now on my two and a half years with my company. But right now, I feel that I am dragging myself just to get to work. I am not happy as I used to and sometimes go semi-crazy and couldn’t concentrate on work.

I couldn’t help remembering a saying that “If you love your work/doing, you will never work a day in your life.” Does it mean that I don’t love my work? Or perhaps I just saw that I really wanted to do something else than just counting people’s money?

I am now just  at the dead end of my “soul searching”. I’ll write more about it soon. But advices are welcome. I love that.


6 Comments on “If you love your work, you will never work a day in your life, A Myth?”

  1. sexy mom says:

    first, think hard–what is it you really like to do? what are your priorities? from there, you weigh your options. so easy to say, but i guess not easy to do. hope it will help. meantime, enjoy marital bliss!

  2. iqbaldinho says:

    hmmmm Good fodder for thought.

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  4. Maria says:

    Do what you love and really be honest with yourself. Others will tell you what you’re good at, but it may not be what you enjoy!!! Life is short, so use your God given talents. Stay away from jobs that are contrary to human dignity. Search and be patient.

  5. Jamie says:

    This is a very good article. I am a strong believer in the Confucius quote “If you love your work, you will never work a day in your life.” and I apply it to my own life. I love helping people, studying businesses related topics and writing so I started my own website & toolbar about telecommuting jobs & businesses and other toolbars to help people and they are all doing very good so I get to “work” doing what I love to do.

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