work life
November 5, 2022

The two requirements of a job

I have always said that every job should have two main characteristics:

  1. Be Fun: a job should be fun. We work for 8 hours a day. We should aim for those hours to be enjoyable as possible.
  2. Be Challenging: a job should help us grow. It should expose us to new challenges and teach us something new along the way.

Ideally, a job can satisfy both of the above. But if not both, it should at least cover one.


If a job it’s not fun it should be an opportunity to grow and potentially get a new role down the road. Or if it is not helping us learn something new, it should at least make our day-to-day enjoyable.

A job that doesn’t deliver on either is not a good place to be.

November 5, 2022 · #work life


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