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Is it still considered 'working hard' if you enjoy your work? And the work is easy. 

81%
1,100 deviants said Yes
19%
263 deviants said No

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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Edited Aug 2, 2014   Photographer
My job by no means is easy, but I love my job. I'm not going anywhere unless they fire me. :D
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Weaselhatter Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course because you are working constantly and diligently and passionately.
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theunderminor Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Artist
If it's easy it doesn't involve any form of challenge. You should ALWAYS chllenge yourself, always.
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noche-estrellada Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say :) I dislike writing essays and we were set a 10,000 word one at the beginning of last term, but I enjoyed the topic so much that I could have easily overshot the word limit without noticing. I'd say that's still hard work, 'cause I still put the effort into researching and writing the essay.
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PrinceOfFire Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If you're still putting a lot of effort into what you are doing and making sure it's the best you can do, I think it's still working hard, even if the work itself is easy and enjoyable.
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MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Or easy.
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MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Work isn't supposed to be fun.
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nazo-gema Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
If work is easy it will just build up metal boredoms and get u that way in the end ;).
Then it is all of a sudden hard, when it's easy
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goldhedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Whether the work is easy or hard. Work is work and 'doing it' is 'working hard' regardless. In my books anyway.
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jeff-aka-stray Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
If it's not challenging, demanding, or exhausting in any way, then no, I personally wouldn't call it working hard.
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lunarflight Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
If its work that needs to get done and you're being productive in the time frame given, then yes, you are still working hard even if its not hard work.

I spend a lot of time at work doing straight filing. It is mindless. I love it. But I think work would still call me a hard worker when I've sat around doing filing for two hours, because the work needed to get done and no one else was doing it.

It's a complicated question, especially for artists and writers. When you're doing something that you love or it comes naturally, it doesn't match up with the standards of 'slaving away' that we associate with work. This is why I think the question, when asked of yourself, is better termed as 'are you being productive?' rather than 'working hard.' Because if you're getting done what you need to get done and not just answering polls on DA (guilty), then does it matter if the work is hard or easy so long as its accomplished to the appropriate quality level needed?
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andowa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   General Artist
I guess if you love your work and therefore enjoy it, you do everything so that you enjoy it even more, so you put more effort in it, don't you?
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DemonRaily Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
No mater how easy or enjoyable the job is, if you do it, do it with your best effort and with passion you still are working hard.

Even if it's only hour or two a day, or so easy others may not even consider it a job, if you are doing your best for it you are a hard worker.
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mmishee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I guess it depends on how many hours you put into it
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wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
If it's easy, it still can take a lot of time. So you can still work hard on it!
Like, animation. For me it's sometimes easy, but it just takes a lot of time.
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vladimir-the-hamster Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
What if the work itself is easy but because you love it you work harder at it?
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It's still work either way, u can't help it if u enjoy it ^u^
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whitestarflower Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I would consider working hard to be working long hours and having a hard job.
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Just because your enjoying your work does not mean you don't work harder.

Think about you and doing art work. Just because your enjoying it, doesn't mean your working hard. Its the mood thing to get something done.
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Rynsi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I don't see why you can't work hard on things you enjoy.
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DomDozz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If it's difficult, then it can be considered as 'hard work' doesn't matter whether you enjoy it or not i guess :D
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Ghost-Sparta Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Well, if you enjoy, but it is also easy, then I don't think it can be decribed as "hard work"... Maybe even if it is difficult, but you enjoy doing it, then it can be considered as such...
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kez-muff Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
you can still work hard at something that is easy and enjoyable
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MisttheWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Working hard, I think, is based on
-How much focus is given
-That you are trying to make it the best you can
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nightmaredude456 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If the process is easy because of your talent, that doesn't mean it isn't difficult. And why bother working hard if you don't enjoy it? If I like something, I put EVERYTHING I have into it; if not, then I don't.
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esemese Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional
If it's easy, it will only be hard in big amounts of work, otherwise it must be easy to make.
But if it's a difficult task, even if you love the work, you will surely have a hard time..... DEATHLINES!!
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Pfaccioxx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
so long as your putting some kink of effort into it (Ie. not being lazy and doing it the easiest way possible just cos it's the easiest way) then technically,
Yes!
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Kureiya Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it just means to do your best or to the extent of what you're capable of. O:

It's like how in Japanese, 'ganbatte' is work hard/do your best/etcetc. :icontearplz: They translate the meaning of 'work hard' the same as 'do your best'. o: I think it's virtually the same in most regions. xD
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xerin-gunner Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well look at it like this. I used to work at a restaurant and loved it. Plus the tasks there were simple; take food to guests clean tables, etc. It was demanding though and I had to move around as quickly as possible, so i had to work pretty hard to get everything done in time. But I still really liked my job.

So yeah I definitely think it's possible.
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Quirkilicious Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Eh, what do you mean by "easy"? Something can be easy to do, but if I do a SHIT TON of it that ends up getting kind of "hard" in a way, no?
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
mmm a good example is if my job is literally to play videogames, and upload it on youtube to make money. I enjoy playing the games for hours. but is it still considered working hard when in a way im actually just playing games?
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Quirkilicious Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I suppose it is! Assuming they have to pull a quota of hours a day and provide valuable tester feedback.
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Silverlugia860 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
They still have to edit their work and export it. Editing can be very difficult, frustrating, and time consuming. It really depends though, I guess.
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Pigcurrant Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
It doesn't matter if one enjoys it as long as one gives all to it. Only then it's giving all.
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If you're doing something like cleaning a slightly messy room and you don't have a problem doing it, or you have fun doing it while listening to music or something like that, I suppose it can still be considered "hard work". Like chopping wood, maybe (I've never done it but I can assume). It's considered hard work, and yet it's not that difficult to do, and people can enjoy doing it.
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Rutana Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Writer
I define "hard work" in how much energy it takes from you. No matter if physical or mental.
So yeah, even though a work can be easy in execution or fun to do, it can still you out, and thus beeing "hard work".
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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Since you said the work is easy, it'll depends on how much work of it is done. If the work is easy and you enjoy it, they would expect you to do alot more work.

Let's assume drawing was an easy thing to do. If drawing was easy, people would expect you to do more drawing. And if you enjoy drawing, people would expect you to do even more of it. After all, it's easy and you enjoy it.

Of course, "hard work" is not easy to explain when we are considering it.
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Benguy12 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
i think whether one is working hard or not is determined by how much work they get done. if it is easy work, i would expect that more work would get done, and if it were enjoyable work, even more would get done.
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alpin-j Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
No thats how Greece got to be in this situation today. By considering easy work as hard and working less and less.
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CeeMarcuS Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I think, when it comes to working in something you actually love/enjoy, working hard can be measurable in terms of how much thought and care you put into it.
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InPBo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
i think yes : if you love your job you will give your best to be sucessfull at it (no?)
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MrsVolv Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Yes if you put yor soul into it, that does not matter if it was difficult for you or not ^^
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe in the phrase "if you love your job, you won't work a single day in your life". So, no. :)
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CHOBI-PHO Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful phrase! love it :la:
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CHOBI-PHO Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OMG, this is something I've been asking myself for the past couple of months!!!
Not really liking these answers though, lol. Happy Belated B'day Ry!~
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thx!
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you enjoy it AND it is easy for you then no.
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Flausch-Katzerl Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends if you want to define "hard" objectively or subjectively.

[Why, yes, I study law. What tipped you off?]
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Kahisys Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why wouldn't it ? It doesn't have anything to do about enjoying it or not.
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fishburger Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sure thing if it's productive. :D
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