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10 surprising jobs that made people actually show up everyday with joy on their faces

While many suffer from Monday blues when the weekend is about to end, these employees just love going to work and they share why.

10 surprising jobs that made people actually show up everyday with joy on their faces
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Markus Spiske; Reddit | u/CelticStarShipArtist

A job we love is never boring!

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Jopwell
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Jopwell

Would not we all love to go to work if we were panda nannies, video game testers or professional sleepers? Unfortunately, many of us are not so blessed. Work woes are something that we dread so much in adulthood. Mostly because we might be doing a job just out of sheer need for income and not out of interest and sometimes, even if we love the job, the workplace culture or inefficient managers can make us despise going to work. But some people are blessed with a great job, where they can not wait to get to the workplace every morning. So, when u/GMEBagholder420 asked the Reddit community, "Has anybody had a job they liked? If so, what was it?" lots of interesting responses swarmed in. Here are the 10 noteworthy jobs that were surely a piece of cake to work in.

1. Amusement park worker

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Edwin Soto
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Edwin Soto

When I was in high school, I worked at an amusement park called Kings Island. There was a ride called White Water Canyon. They had me sit in this shed back in the woods and I’d get to launch water cannons at people as they floated by on their boats. It was the best job ever! I would sit back there eating snacks and drenching people. I’m an electrician now, I like it just fine, but nothing compares to the water cannon job. u/buckeyemountain.

2. Sign language interpreter

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Kevin Malik
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Kevin Malik

I’m a sign language interpreter. I love my work. I took an ASL class in college and loved it. After a certain level, you had to join the interpreting program to keep taking upper-level ASL classes, so I switched my major from creative writing to interpreting and the rest is history! It will be my 10th year as an interpreter, I am nationally certified, so the pay is good and my day is always interesting! I meet tons of cool people and get to experience all kinds of different things! u/beekeysword.

3.  Toy designer

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay

I was a toy designer for about 45 years and loved it. I designed the first twelve Star Wars figures and a bunch of Hot Wheels. I’m retired now and painting. u/CelticStarShipArtist. I was a toy designer, inventor and sculptor for well over a decade too. Worked on the newer Star Wars toys and got to go up to Skywalker Ranch, as well as a bunch of other fun properties. What a great job. u/tryingtobreak80. I sell educational toys to schools as a job. I love it. The answer is toys! Just be a kid. u/pashaah.

4. Pizza shop

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Mariya
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Mariya

Pizza shop when I was 17, worked there until I was 22. Met my husband there, my first baby, got to run around the place and met some of the friends I still have to this day. The bond we made over that place is incredible. u/lillthmoon. In high school, I worked in a non-chain pizza shop. The owner was never there and it was just me and my 3 best friends running a pizza shop, not sure how we didn't put it out of business. But my goodness, it was so fun. u/Reddit user.

5. Pool cleaner

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay

I worked as a pool cleaner in Southern California for a summer, and it was great! I wore shorts, a T-shirt and flip-flops all day long. It was me and the owner in a little Nissan pickup, that's it. We went to Carl's Junior for lunch, smoked and returned to work. I think we only ever saw a few of the homeowners. I genuinely looked forward to going to work every day. u/gimme3strokes. I worked as a pool cleaner too. Started early, finished early. Sounds a lot like my job too. u/KOMarcus.

6. Small-town baker 

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tim Douglas
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tim Douglas

I left my career and the big hustle of the city (LA and before that, Toronto) and moved to a tiny town in the mountains, where I took a job as a baker. It's like living in a Hallmark movie; there isn't a stoplight around for like 30 miles and everything is all alpine village. I make half the money I did at my old desk job, but my expenses are half what they were, and I have zero stress - our customers are always happy because of pie. u/StockLikes.

7. Investigative analyst

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Cottonbro Studio
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Cottonbro Studio

I’m a crime/investigative analyst for a police department (well, I was, but now I’m in supervision). It can be really interesting and fun without the actual danger of being an officer on the street. Unfortunately, not a lot of people even know the field exists. My prior job as a child victim advocate was way worse, in my opinion. I had to work with the child victims. Now, I work on a computer and never have direct victim contact. Seeing awful things every day gets to you, but I feel like it makes all of us work harder to help solve the case for the victim and not give up easily. u/ashhammette.

8. Caring for pets

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Cottonbro studio
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Cottonbro studio

Pet sitting - low stress because I don’t take on dogs with aggression. I mainly hang out with cats all day and take 1-2 walks with my dog clients/day. u/maybeitsbpd. I do pet-sitting too now. I get to play with cats and live in nice houses for free. And I've got some very nice houses. I pay for my own food and transportation. u/xkulp8. Pet daycare: very few people, easy work, pool for dogs, dog playground. Reddit user.

9. Skipper

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Beth Fitzpatrick
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Beth Fitzpatrick

Two summers as a skipper sailing around Greece and Croatia. It's hard not to love doing that, but not for everybody and not forever. u/SthrnCros. I worked with outboards and had to get a few boats with them up to 1000hrs run time a piece, getting paid a 12hr day plus expenses to spend 80% of the time either relaxing by a pool checking emails and writing a report a day or having to do some maintenance and hang out with some awesome people who took me out smashing about in high-speed ribs. Best working summer ever. u/Celestialfridge.

10. 911 operator

Representative Image Source: Pexels | RDNE Stock Project
Representative Image Source: Pexels | RDNE Stock Project

911 operator and dispatcher. Loved it and cried the day I retired (happy and sad tears). I learned so much about people, made great friends, honed several skills, and always felt like I helped someone get through a terrible day by being compassionate, listening and sending help when needed. There were definitely days and there are still calls that haunt me, but it was very rewarding work. u/geekchick65. This was my all-time favorite job as well. It was so rewarding and I was so proud of the work. u/TheTinyHandsofTRex.

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