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red_pepper wrote

It's not only possible, but a source of exploitation. By turning a labor of love into a commodity, the boss can extract even more value from workers because they'll be willing to accept more bullshit.

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r4tch3t wrote

It's possible, yes. I've yet to, though.

That said, I'd say most of the people who love their job are either at the top of the food chain or self-employed (etsy, youtube, etc.)

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Wholesome_and_Angry wrote

I honestly love serving in a restaurant. Which is such a weird capatilist position to even exist. But I love the fast paced nature of it, having knowledge of the menu to suggest things to people, making conversation with guests, and working with a team of usually cool and alternative co-workers.

What I don't love about it is the workplace politics, the bosses, and the lack of breaks for even a few minutes. I don't love being exploited but I love the work itself.

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WindTalk wrote (edited )

I think a lot of people love their job. More than they love their own children and spouse. I've witnessed people disown their children, but that same person would not disown their employer (for far worse values). When you talk to middle-age people going through a divorce, often the thing they consider most important is their job stability and how important it is to pay for their lawyer and child custody battle. I scratch my head, as every child has lived through a marriage - the marriage of their parents - and the problem-solving they are educating to their children.

On the other hand, i also question if people have not altered the very meaning of the word "love" to mean something entirely different from a serious classical meaning.

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Cosmicsloth42 wrote

Yeah its very possible. I love my job, (I hate aspects of it such as the pay) but I still love my work and what I do. You don't have to like every aspect to love your job.

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Jessica wrote

Yes but it is a fluke. Capitalism rewards capital, not necessarily the qualities that make a job enjoyable like pride of the workpiece or quality of client-vendor relationships or product stewardship.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I don't think it's likely I'll love any job I do.

The closest thing I think I'll find to that is if I got an illegal income 'job'.

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anyan25 wrote

I'm currently a traveling farmhand and a part time student and I absolutely love it. I don't make any income living this way but in exchange for typically 25 hours of work a week (often less) I get room and board. I love it because I'm not alienated from the fruits of my labor, and I'm spending time with farmers who are dedicated to sustainability and permaculture. I'm learning so many useful and practical skills, everything from carpentry and construction to pruning and gardening

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Jessica wrote

Yes but it is a fluke. Capitalism rewards capital, not necessarily the qualities that make a job enjoyable like pride of the workpiece or quality of client-vendor relationships or product stewardship.