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candies-ilovemyjob.png Every February, we host "I Love My Job" to highlight the positive aspects of work. We received submissions from people across the country who told us the reasons they love their job.

We feature our favorite submissions here, on Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages. The person or team who provides our favorite entry for the week receives some special treats to share with their co-workers.

Here is our final favorite from last month, sent to us from Joy Booth, owner/director of social media and community engagement for E.J. Wills Gastropub in McKinney, TX.

Joy shares what she loves most about her job:

"We founded our full-service bar and restaurant with the goal of bringing friends and flavor together and that has been our motto -- and stenciled on our walls -- since day one.

What brings us the greatest joy is watching our regulars befriend one another and introducing them to new people, new ways of combining ingredients, and new twists on traditional pub favorites. We like to think of ourselves as serving gourmet grub in a pub, and seeing people relax, have a great time with one another, enjoy the live music we present each week, and leave happier than when they came in is what warms our heart and brings us the greatest sense of satisfaction.

We may win awards for our burgers--and that is humbling and gratifying--but what makes us truly love our jobs are the personal notes we routinely receive from guests about how much they feel like family – that’s what really keeps us going!"

Thanks, Joy, for your submission. Look for a special delivery of treats as our appreciation for helping to spread the love.

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Every February, we host "I Love My Job" to highlight the positive aspects of work. We're receiving submissions from people who are telling us the reasons they love their job.

We're featuring the best submissions each week here, on Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages. The person or team who provides our favorite entry for the week receives some special treats to share with his or her co-workers.

Send us your "I love my job" story or submission

Here is our favorite submission from last week, sent in by Nina Esaki, assistant professor of social work at Springfield College

Here is why Nina loves her job:

"I LOVE my job because it is centered around love for others. I am an assistant professor at the Springfield College School of Social Work in Springfield, MA. I am surrounded by professors and school administrators who are passionate about making the world a better place.
We each have our own unique areas of interest, personalities and backgrounds that create a beautiful tapestry from which students, the community, and we all benefit. Reciprocally, we have and continue to forge deep and authentic relationships with our students and community partners, so that we learn from them, and work toward fulfilling our goals of making the world a better place, especially for those who are often overlooked by others, and have a great time doing so! I believe our love for our work, grounded on our commitment to demonstrating kind and ethical behavior, allows us to create a safe and supportive community that benefits us all--both professionally and personally.
After years in the business sector having had to plan for and implement downsizing efforts, I switched into the field of social work almost 20 years ago to be "part of the solution," and could not have imagined how happy I would be now. Additionally, my colleagues support my need for balance in my life by respecting my weekly commute down to NY to be with my husband, family and close friends. And, lastly, my field of research interest happens to be organizational health, so I am fortunate to be working in a laboratory that proves that, yes indeed, it is possible to create a healthy organization!"
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Thanks, Nina, for your submission. Look for a delivery soon of special treats as our appreciation for helping to spread the love.

What do you love about your job? Making a difference, working with fantastic colleagues, feeling proud of the organization you work for, having great benefits, something else? Tell us in writing or send us a photo or video.

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This page is a archive of recent entries in the I Love My Job category.

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