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Fall in Love...with Your Job

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to rekindle the romance and fall in love all over again -- with your job. Having a positive work experience can make what you do everyday feel less like a chore.

Ask yourself, what drew you to your job in the first place? The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others? The ability to achieve certain career goals? A chance to work with amazing colleagues? Great pay and benefits that allow you to pursue your passions outside of work?

In celebration of Valentine's Day, we want to know what you love about your job. At the end of February, we will select and recognize our three favorite submissions. If your entry is selected, we'll send you a care package with some delicious treats to share with your co-workers. It's our way of helping you spread the love!

As part of our efforts to focus on the positive aspects of work, we've loved reading the submissions and learning why employees enjoy what they do, how much they're committed to the missions of their organizations and why they value their co-workers. Some are passionate about their profession (nursing, anyone?), others are enamored with their clients – especially our friends over at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital and others simply love waking up in the morning to go to work and make the world a better place.

Head on over to our "I Love My Job" Pinterest board to see highlights of the submissions we’ve received the past couple years. You’ll note a common theme – the value people place on meaningful work. Finding meaning in the work you do and feeling like you are contributing to something larger than yourself is an important part of a positive work experience. Do you find your work meaningful? Let us know by filling out our quick poll on the right-hand side of our homepage.

We want to keep exploring the joys of work and the impact loving what you do has on an organization’s success and reputation as an employer of choice. So this Valentine’s Day, take a moment to fall in love all over again and don’t be afraid to gush about the many ways you love your job by shouting it from the rooftops, or on our Facebook page. While you’re there, check out our special photo album of people (and pets, and “others”) sporting our “I Love My Job” stickers. “Like” your favorites, and comment on the ones that make you laugh. Even better, send us an email so we can mail you your own stickers and you can start spreading the love with photos of your own. So go ahead, click here to tell us why you love your job! And if you’d rather submit a video of all the reasons you love your job, email that, too!

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This page contains a single entry by Jessica McKenzie, MS published on February 11, 2014 11:48 AM.

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