What gets you up in the morning?

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  1. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    And no, I'm not talking about getting a fix for your wet willy.

    I find my job to be boring and unsatisfying, but a lot of people still do what they do because they have to. But even if you do enjoy your work, there's always a point where it will become mediocre...i'm trying to to find out if one should really pursue what they want or just get a job like the rest of the world and move on...
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    alarms so i can go to work so i can pay my bills lol
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    My bladder at 6:15am to 6:45am. Just before my alarms go off....


    GRRRRRR.......
     
  4. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I still get up in the morning excited about going to work. I think you should pursue what you want to do.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Usually an alarm, a thought about something, a little ... well ... yeah that ... and then the fear of God in my soul that drags my ass out of bed to my office to work all day long.
     
  6. echeck macrumors 68000

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  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    It's always good to have it this way.

    I've had both kinds of jobs over the years. Definitely try to find something that you enjoy doing.

    That's not good. :eek:
     
  10. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Right now I'm working a summer job as a waiter...so if I'm getting up in the morning it's because I'm on breakfast shift (at work at 6:30), which means that multiple alarm clocks going off at once get me up. :p Speaking of which....I've got to be at work in 6:20. FML.
     
  11. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing. I have nowhere to go and nothing to do so why get up early? I just go to bed late and wake up late.


    Yes, I'm serious.:(
     
  12. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

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    When I on the road: Getting to the customer on time.

    When home: Someone coming downstairs telling me we have to leave now to go play golf/get food.
     
  13. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    The morning doesn't get me up ... I get the morning up.

    Okay, in all honesty ... What gets me up is knowing that others lives literally depend on me being at work, and prepared, on time. I'm one of the people that truly loves my job, and while I may not want to get out of bed ... once I am, I am stoked about the day.
     
  14. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a Chuck Norris joke. :p
     
  15. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    I usually get up happy to go to work, I love what I do and most days are not the same. I suggest pursuing what interests you but unfortunately that doesn't always pay the bills for people.
     
  16. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]

    Picture drinking eight cups of coffee.
    ...
    ...
    ...
    And then eight more.

    I am fairly certain these pills are no good for me but they're my new craze. I mean, the warning label itself takes up about 2/3s of space on the bottle. Got them the other day and they add such a boost to my workout routine it's ridiculous. I haven't seen any weight loss yet but it hasn't even been a week yet. Also suppresses your appetite, which is good. I mean, I was literally tweaked out on this stuff this morning when I popped three and went to the grocery store. I was gliding down the isles and stuff. And I woke up at 11AMish, after going to bed at 7AM that same day.
     
  17. Krafty macrumors 601

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    I'm with you on that one.
     
  18. MegaMillions macrumors regular

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    What's your job?
     
  19. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    the smell of fresh coffee gets me up in the morning.
     
  20. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    This helps

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    jk, usually the embarrassment of waking up at 3:30 pm gets me going and having a cosmopolitan at 4:30 is something to look forward to.
     
  21. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    I loathed getting up early for work after Uni, 12am was a good time for me to get up. I simply had no motivation for any of the jobs I was in.. now I run my own business, and I can't get a decent night's sleep anymore. I just want to be at my laptop checking over orders, answering enquiries - sleep is a necessary evil these days!

    It's 6.28 am here now for example, been up since 5 and I love it..

    I used to think I was suited for legal work, and never had any motivation for business. But it turned out that I had developed a number of creative skills and a strong business sense over the past few years and gradually it dawned on me - time to put it all to good use.

    Like to guys above are saying, you have to find what you really enjoy doing and make the move / take the risk depending on what it is. People with creative jobs, jobs with lots of internal satisfaction or jobs with lots of freedom are most likely to be the happiest..
     
  22. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Woo for staying sober for an hour!
     
  23. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    yeah, I figure I can get what needs to be done in about an hour. :D It's a hell of a lifestyle but it rocks! I was just about to make something with some whiskey I have laying around somewhere if I can find it.
     
  24. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    An act of God, and when that fails the site of the stack of bills on the desk
     
  25. Surely Guest

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    Unfortunately, the idiots on the K-Earth 101 morning show. My wife likes to wake up to that channel.

    Although....... I'd like to play 'Beat the Pump' one day..........
     

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