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5.0 out of 5 stars Well, it made me happier. Here's how..., 14 Jan 2011
This review is from: The Joy of Work?: Jobs, Happiness and You (Paperback)
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Reviews of books like these can only make sense by talking about the effect the book has made on the reader.

Here's my story...

I am 44, and am currently in my 5th job and third industry, having moved between the nuclear industry (as an engineer), publishing (as an author), and now new media (as a web developer in an advertising company).

I have picked up some doubts over time. For example, leaving my first industry after 10 years meant that I had to start again. Although many of my original work peers are now at Director level, I am merely at a senior technical level. This and other related issues have clouded my opinion of my career path.

Reading this book has changed my view; it has been a timely reminder why I changed career every time; job satisfaction. I tried many of the questionnaires in the book and was surprised by how high my scores were. I have chosen a career path where job satisfaction has always been my driving factor, but when looking back on those decisions now, I have forgotten what my goals were. A surprisingly easy mistake to make given the timescale of a typical career!

So yeah, reading this book has made me happier when I look back, and therefore happier when I look forward. I can once again remember that young and feisty, well paid chartered engineer who gave up the job because he was getting more and more bored by all the paperwork, having lost the excitement of working at site that went on previously (they stopped building power stations...), and went instead for the job satisfaction and creativity of publishing, followed by the excitement of the new media web industries. It all makes sense again now!

A happier working me. Like a married couple who forgot why they married each other, I have had to re-remember my vows and career aims, why they are so important to me, and why I am actually very lucky and content.

And it only became truly obvious by going through this book.
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