September 25, 2010

I Love My Job!

I have had my nose to the grindstone more than usual this week. I've told you before that I work at a private high school. September is normally a hectic month, and this year we decided to add something else to a month that is already full...we're changing our website to a new host company. Friday was the deadline to get it done. Did I mention that the group of us who were transferring all the information from the old site to the new have limited expertise in these matters?

We also had two evening events this week - along with the extra work that each brought. As a result, everything that needed to be done on the website had to be squeezed in at all hours. I had two pages left to set up Friday night, and in the midst of a reception - the final evening event for the week - I spied a computer and logged on and finished those pages. There are still finishing touches to be done, pictures to add, and undoubtedly links to fix, but the basic information is there.

Despite all the stress, it has been a fun week. My coworkers and I have laughed together as we have dealt with HTML quandaries. We have pitched in to help each other meet deadlines. Tuesday night, I crawled under desks to swipe phones for an evening phonathon. The parents who helped with that phonathon were a blast. There were cookies in the faculty lounge two mornings this week, always a bonus. Our daily faculty/staff trivia game started this week. Hallways were filled with smiling students. When I went to the cafeteria for lunch one afternoon, I coud hear the drum corps practicing. And when I left the reception Friday night after a 13-hour day, I could hear the crowd cheering in the football stadium as I felt the cool evening breeze.

You don't get those things in every job.

And what was the purpose of Friday night's reception? It was to honor two graduates and a former coach for their achievements, not just while they were at our school, but throughout their lives. As I listened to the speeches that preceded the reception, I was reminded again why we do what we's all about preparing kids for life.

And oh yeah. This post fulfills prompt #5 from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop...10 Reasons why you love your job.

Until next time,

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men..." Colossians 3:23


  1. Congrats on making it through the week!

  2. Loving your job is a rare treat these days - I'm jealous! Keep up the positive attitude ;)

  3. Stopping in from LBS - I love it, did the same post for the workshop this week and it was fun trying to figure out what it is I DO love about my job. Seems I can find plenty to complain about, so it was a good exercise for me!

  4. Margaret, that sounds wonderful. I have always said that job satisfaction is more important than a pay cheque (or as you folks say ... pay check).

    I enjoy my job too, although sometimes I an not quite as enamored with some of my co-workers. *sigh*

  5. I can't think of any more important work than guiding and educating future generations! :)

  6. Sounds like you have a good work environment :-) And, a bonus is having parents who actually care about their kids and volunteer to help with things at school. Good for you! Keep up the good work :-)

  7. I enjoyed your piece very much... Often as educators, we can get bored with the seeming sameness of our routine and it is special events like the one described that remind us all that it is worth it.
    Thank you for stopping by my wordpress blog for a Mamakat workshop visit. I appreciated it. I also have a blogger blog and will follow you too. :-)

  8. Sounds like you have a great work environment. You are truly blessed for that! I am working on making that happen right now.

  9. Great post! Sounds like you are a hard worker and it definitely makes it easier to be a hard worker when you enjoy what you're doing! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love how the Mama Kat link up brings us all together! :)

  10. hmmm. all the hard work pays off. it was worth it

  11. It's a wonderful thing when you find your niche in life; a job that leaves you feeling incredibly fulfilled. Not everyone can say the same thing (this post actually makes me reconsider my current career choice, in all honesty).

    Great post!

  12. I have been incredibly blessed to work with great people in all of my jobs. That's a huge factor in job satisfaction!

  13. i have always been inspired by your devotion
    to your job. they are so blessed to have you.

    i chuckled to imagine you sneaking in some
    computer time during a reception. :)