What I Love About My Job

  • I get agency and flexibility on the projects that I work on
  • There are high stakes at my work, the success of the company hinges on my work ethic and attention to detail.
  • I get to interface with the customer. My work has a face and personality to it.
  • It’s not nameless assembly line work. It’s personal.
  • I love not-working for a giant corporation.
  • We’re spartan. We don’t have fluff and frill like cake for birthdays.
  • It’s exciting work. It’s not 100 types of caster wheels for office chairs. It’s real production. I get to work on the teeniest detail, all the way to full scale assembly.
  • The work is varied. I get to work on something new all the time.
  • I love being creative to solve problems.
  • My boss listens to me attentively.
  • My boss carefully considers my ideas and suggestions.
  • My boss makes a conscious effort to combat common cognitive biases.
  • My boss is intellectually rigorous. He wants to understand it all, fully.
  • My boss has high expectations for me.
  • My boss is forgiving when I screw up.
  • My boss is even tempered and fair in how he treats me and his customers.
  • My boss habitually shows gratitude.

What do you think? Right? Wrong? Pure poppycock?