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Definition of Good Job

Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Hi Folks,

i am always think about getting a Good Job. By the way what is the Definition for a Good Job? and how to get that ?

1. about to good Package(in terms of getting good money) or

2. about to relax and happy work or

3. about to Technologies (working with good and advance technologies) or

4. about to learning ...to be frank i prefer 1st one.

Any suggestion on this.
Campbell Ritchie
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I think you have missed the point. You need somewhere with a happy atmosphere, where you will be challenged to work hard, learn new skills, provide a good service, train others.
A long time ago, when I was a union rep, it was recognised that most professional people were more motivated by better facilities than by money. And "awards" were not particularly good at motivation.

A bit of money is useful, but by no means the test of a good job.
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#1 is not the definition of a good job. It's the definition of a well paying job.

If someone paid you a million (whatever your currency is) to be poked with a hot stick all day and yelled at for 20 years, would you do it?


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Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
If someone paid you a million (whatever your currency is) to be poked with a hot stick all day and yelled at for 20 years, would you do it?


No. You are Correct Jeanne
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One should enjoy his/her time from 9.0am -- 5.00pm. Should have variety without being monotonous. Should be challenging and have opportunity to acquire new skills for future career prospects.


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Sandeep Awasthi
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1) Work-life balance.
2) $$
3) Every two month if I look back, I feel I am adding value to my profile.


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Mark Herschberg
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A good job to someone in debt is one that pays well.

A good job to someone with a spouse with cancer is one with good health benefits and a flexible work schedule

A good job to someone with lofty career goals is one good training and the opportunity for advancement.

A good job to someone who likes to play with technology is one that uses a lot of cutting edge technologies.


In short, a good job is very subjective, and depends on what an individual wants.


A small example of a job component which can be viewed very differently:
For someone who likes to travel, a job with lots of travel would be enjoyable. For some who hates to travel, a job with lots of travel would be miserable.


--Mark

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Agree
Marco Reuel Perez
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Any job you enjoy doing is a good job.

Enjoy the work, enjoy the pay / benefits, enjoy the environment, enjoy the technologies.. "Best" job is when you happen to enjoy all of these in one single job.. If you don't enjoy what you are doing then I believe it isn't a "good" job for you.

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Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Mark Herschberg wrote:A good job to someone in debt is one that pays well.

A good job to someone with a spouse with cancer is one with good health benefits and a flexible work schedule

A good job to someone with lofty career goals is one good training and the opportunity for advancement.

A good job to someone who likes to play with technology is one that uses a lot of cutting edge technologies.


In short, a good job is very subjective, and depends on what an individual wants.


A small example of a job component which can be viewed very differently:
For someone who likes to travel, a job with lots of travel would be enjoyable. For some who hates to travel, a job with lots of travel would be miserable.


I Completely Agree Mark
John Kimball
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If someone paid you a million (whatever your currency is) to be poked with a hot stick all day and yelled at for 20 years, would you do it?


Make it dollars, pounds, or euros and adjusted yearly for inflation and I'd seriously consider it Especially if it's five days a week with a four week vacation, and great health benefits

I've certainly been through worse for far less.
arulk pillai
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Mark Herschberg wrote:A good job to someone in debt is one that pays well.

A good job to someone with a spouse with cancer is one with good health benefits and a flexible work schedule

A good job to someone with lofty career goals is one good training and the opportunity for advancement.

A good job to someone who likes to play with technology is one that uses a lot of cutting edge technologies.


In short, a good job is very subjective, and depends on what an individual wants.


A small example of a job component which can be viewed very differently:
For someone who likes to travel, a job with lots of travel would be enjoyable. For some who hates to travel, a job with lots of travel would be miserable.


--Mark




Well said Mark.
Vishwanath Krishnamurthi
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...a job that uses most of your skills
like your knowledge + your communication skills + presentation skills + teaching skills etc..

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marc weber
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:...If someone paid you a million (whatever your currency is) to be poked with a hot stick all day and yelled at for 20 years, would you do it?

People get paid for that? Normally, I have to pay for someone to treat me like that.


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