You Don't Have to Love Your Job

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 3:30 pm3:45 pm

Leslie Carr, Quip


"Do what you love, and you'll never work another day in your life." -- someone who's never had a job

We're often told that we need to love our jobs—which sounds great on paper. But if everyone did what they loved, the world would only have astronaut pilots and pony huggers. Feeling we need to love our jobs pushes an imposter syndrome myth and makes great employees feel like they're not doing the right thing.

You don't have to love your job, you just need to like it!

Leslie Carr, Quip

Leslie Carr is an Engineering Manager at Quip.

Leslie transformed from a productive engineer into a pointy-haired manager while at Clover Health. In her past life, Leslie worked at Cumulus Networks in DevOps, helping to push automation in the network world. Prior to that, she was on the production side of the world at many large websites, such as Google, Craigslist, and Wikimedia.

Leslie is a lover and user of open source and automation. She dreams of robots taking over all of our jobs one day.

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@conference {229533,
author = {Leslie Carr},
title = {You Don{\textquoteright}t Have to Love Your Job},
year = {2019},
address = {Brooklyn, NY},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = mar,

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