This I find very very cool, web cam of the clean lab where NASA is building the Mars Rover. REALLY neat.
There was an interesting exercise some of my students had to do concerning happiness at work. The study we had to read stated that people, more than anything else, want to work with great colleagues, friendly and supportive. The bottom of the list? Being recognised for your achievements and money were the bottom two of the ten.
I have to say a good boss goes a really long way to number one, charming and supportive colleagues...if everyone is in survival mode, it ain't a pleasant place to be.
Work-life balance didn't make the top of the list either...weirdly.
Judging by my lifestyle, I would say that the money is not the top consideration, and the work-life balance maybe is. Colleagues and the boss also rank up there fairly high. Sense that I am making a difference. Somewhat.
Do you love your work? I really am curious to know.