Remember: Be thankful for your job

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings “I am grateful that I work with supportive, thoughtful, intelligent people who like to have fun.” “I totally believe in focusing on the positive, and that’s why I enjoy so much my volunteer work. Giving without expecting anything in return is so fulfilling and gratifying, and it always comes back multiplied.” “I am very grateful to have a great job working for a terrific company that truly cares about my well-being, my professional growth and my overall happiness. I am grateful to work with a wonderful team, and grateful that the rest of the people in our office are wonderful, too. I truly enjoy coming to work every day.” “I’m thankful because the people I work with have become like a second family.” “My job allows me to help others, and that’s truly gratifying. I am thankful to be able to make a living being of service.” Today is a day to spend time with friends and family, to eat a bountiful feast, and maybe watch some football. It’s also a day to give thanks. While most of us are grateful for having a day off, we also should take the time to be thankful for the job we are privileged to have. I asked people I know to think about what they are thankful for when it comes to their jobs. Here’s what they had to say: “I am fortunate to work from a home office and not have to commute. I give thanks for that every time I have to venture out on the freeway!” “I have to be honest – my job pays really well, so I am thankful for that. And gratefully, I enjoy it, too.” “I spent a lot of time in college (and paid a lot in student loans) so I am thankful to finally be working in my chosen career, and thankful that it’s as fun as I’d hoped it would be.” “I’m thankful to have a job! Truthfully, whenever I pass the homeless on the street, I am appreciative that someone has put their faith in me as an employee and given me the chance to make an honest living.” As for me, I am thankful for the opportunity to get paid for doing what I love to do. And I’m grateful to you, my readers, for enabling me to keep it going. Happy Thanksgiving! Dawn Anfuso is a Southern California business writer and former managing editor of Workforce magazine. If you have workplace or job-search questions, e-mail Dawn at dawnanfuso@yahoo.com. Writers will remain anonymous.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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