Most days I really enjoy my job. Like all jobs there are some days that are stressful and some days that are really boring too but I think that I’m really lucky to have a job that I enjoy.
I enjoy my job because I like investigating things and doing research into why things are the way they are, but there are other things I like about my job too.
I really like the amount of freedom I have in my job – I usually have a list of things that I need to do, but I can decide when to do them and I don’t always have to arrive at work and leave work at the same times everyday. I also get some freedom in what work I do.
If I find a really interesting problem and can convince my boss that it’s worth looking in to then I’m allowed to use my time for that – and I don’t always have to work on what someone else has told me to do.
I enjoy my job very much – particularly when it is going well! All jobs have their ups and downs, and periods of boredom or frustration. However, because in science we know we are progressing and learning and (in my field) trying to help people who are unwell, it is well worth the downsides. In fact, the challenge it presents is often one of its appeals – because for every question you answer you have probably generated a few more!