Looking for a labor of love?

Working at a job you love and making a good living at the same time is the ideal employment situation. The reality, however, is often something else, particularly in today’s job market. Many people work at their jobs simply because they got hired, stayed employed and are earning a steady paycheck.

Some fortunate few are already working in their dream jobs. Others – such as nurses, teachers, soldiers and clergy – have answered a calling to do something they believe in.

Then there are those who volunteer in their spare time to support a worthy cause. They work at animal shelters, community centers, retirement homes, homeless shelters or arts organizations. They also volunteer as youth athletic coaches, Scout leaders, language teachers or mentors.

If money wasn’t an issue, what would you do as a labor of love? What job would fulfill you just because you want to do it?

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2 comments Add your comment

Dickie Thon

February 2nd, 2011
10:12 pm

I once got hit in the eye with a lubricated softball and had to wear an eye patch for six weeks. Terrible. It was almost as embarrassing as being a Yankees fan and watching the Spanks choke in the playoffs last year. ($300 million just doesn’t buy what it used to.) By the way, is there an easier job than being the general manager of the Spankees? Put your hands down, classic rock station program director guy. I’m luckier than Suzyn Waldman at a drag convention. As a neat’s foot oil salesman, I’m living the life. I douse myself in the company grease, work it into some leather and slide head-first into third. Don’t forget to have your pets spade or nurtured.

Craig Skok

February 6th, 2011
9:32 am

Didnt you use to play baseball for the Phils?