If you RTQ (read the question…remember?!!!) properly you will agree that there is no suggestion in this that you actually have to “like” your job at all, but rather that there must be something(s) about it that you like more/dislike less than others??
For example you might like how much you get paid, the annual away day, the people you work with (woe betide!) or just the great day when all of the models come in to do that photo-shoot in the conference room opposite your desk!!
I’ve reached an age where most of my friends are settled in long term careers and have all of the standard financial pressures that come with being a “grown up”, so no doubt income would be right up there on any survey, but what else do we like about work? I’m thinking about non-financial benefits such as personal development, satisfaction, fun/friendship, health and even the “jollies” and “freebies” that come with some industries and roles more than others.
Employee Benefits magazine (not a publication I have had a life-long readership of, but a leader in its field nonetheless) recently listed the top 6 non-financial rewards to staff as Work/Life Balance, Discounts, Preferred Care, Houses, Development and Recognition.
It would take me an age to go through each of those so here is a link to the article if you’re interested, but I wonder how many of those areas are catered for or even considered in your employer’s benefits package? Food for thought for employers and from my point of view great to see the world leading critical illness treatments provided by Preferred Care being included at this level…as they say wealth means nothing without health.