Are you proud of what you do for a living?

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    Does your job make you proud? Do you feel like you are making a difference with your career choice, or is it just a paycheck to you?
     
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    Yes and no. I hate my job. I'm working far below my ability right now, and it's personally frustrating. But I take pride in doing it right and in the headaches I save for people. In the end, it's a paycheck that doesn't bounce and is earned doing something valuable if not challenging or fun.
     
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    Very much so.
     
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    I enjoy my job most days. Am I proud of my job? kinda. Do I want to do this the rest of my life? No. It's a transitional job at best but a good one... for being under employed. But what I want to do is not really that viable anymore thanks to the bad economy.
     
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    I have a decent job but work is only for pay, if I didnt have to work I wouldnt, if I was rich I would use my wealth to help my fellow Americans who need it, most likely in the area of down on their luck veterans.
     
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    That's cool. I have a friend whose job IS to help the Vets, mainly the homeless ones. He tries to help them in many ways, and is very dedicated to them. He truly cares about trying to make their life better.
     
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    Yes. I'm good at what I do and I love my work.

    I'm not proud of my industry though. I used to make fun of lawyers. Then I entered the financial services industry and realized I had no right to make fun of anyone else' chosen profession. Say what you want about the lawyers, at least they didn't bring the world to the brink of collapse like we did.
     
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    Some days I feel great and believe I am truly making a difference in a young persons life. Other days I feel like a co-conspirator to the biggest fraud thrust upon the taxpayers of this country. Thank goodness for Climategate. Public education just got bumped to second. Lol
     
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    Yes, and it was never just a paycheck. If I felt guilty, it was because I was having too much fun, and possibly not doing it for the right reasons. I've certainly made a difference by creating whole environments that please and pleased people, or at least most people, who have and still do live there and have raised their children there.
     
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    Work? What's that?
     

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