How can I be more enthusiastic about my job?
June 23, 2013 6:01 AM Subscribe
I have a really great summer job that I enjoy, but I'm afraid that all my coworkers think I hate it. How can I get better at *showing* my enthusiasm for the job?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I could, quite possibly, be paranoid about this situation but there is another student intern working there this summer and she is just excited and perky about EVERYTHING. She's always smiling and cheery and everything is "awesome!!1" to her. I've always been a bit more low energy (I don't think I've ever called anything "awesome" in my life), I get excited about things and I enjoy my life, but I just can't seem to get up to her energy level.
She also has a lot more experience in the field that we're in, so I'm feeling a bit of pressure/stress over how well I am doing at the job in general. I also guess that I'm a bit of an anxious person in general.
Are there things I can start doing to be more outwardly enthusiastic? I just can't seem to show the same enthusiasm about this job, but I love it and I'm thrilled that I have it for the summer.