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Valentine’s Day. In Love With Your Job?

February 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

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I’ve been looking around all day for a valentine’s day post.

There’s plenty of good stuff on Digg, but it’s mostly Not Safe For Work, and that would sort of defeat the purpose of this being an at work blog.

But then I found this little bit on Marketwatch. It’s totally tongue in cheek, but still fun.

Do you love your job? Well, why don’t you marry it?

Only 9% of respondents said they love their job so much they’d marry it, while 34% agreed they like their job enough that they’d “date it seriously.”

Another 43% agreed their daily grind is O.K. and they’d “date it casually,” 9% said they don’t like the job and it “won’t last long.”

And 5% said they hate their jobs and “want to break up immediately,” according to the survey of 1,215 full- and part-time workers conducted by Harris Interactive for Taleo, a Dublin, Calif.-based consulting firm and maker of staffing-management software.


Older workers are more likely to say they love or like their jobs, with 53% of workers 55-years-old and older agreeing, versus 37% of 18-to-34-year-olds.

Forty-one percent of 35-to-44-year-olds said they loved or liked their job, as did 46% of 45-to-54-year-olds.

And 19% of the younger workers said they don’t like or hate their jobs, compared with just 7% of the older group. Among those aged 35-to-44-years-old, 16% disliked their jobs, as did 10% of those aged 45-to-54.

Also on Marketwatch, I thought this was interesting:

Chocolate makers, already beset by escalating dairy prices, are likely to encounter a bittersweet Valentine’s Day. The culprit: a recent surge in the price of cocoa.

Raw cocoa futures for March delivery closed up $33 at $2,454 a metric ton on Wednesday, after reaching as high as $2,471 a ton. The gains on New York’s IntercontinentalExchange punctuate a steep, three-week run that has pushed the near-term contract to its highest closing level since April 1985.

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  • Richard Rinyai

    I have to admit that I have found my dream job and have been working in it for almost 2 1/2 years now. But my family will always come first.

    Work is work, but you can never buy time!


    Richard Rinyai