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04-27-2010, 07:44 PM

04-27-2010, 07:57 PM
I need a job also.

04-27-2010, 08:15 PM
I love my job 95% of the time. When I don't love it, it's because of hours, not because of what I'm doing.

I am the lead software designer for a company that produces laboratory medical software (basically, the software that a doctor uses to order lab tests and receive results). I don't do any coding/programming, but spell out exactly what the needed workflows and user interfaces look like for the developers to work from. It's a perfect combination, for me, of getting to solve design conundrums (ie, a lab needs a certain thing to happen in the software, how do we use what we already have to get them what they need or modify things slightly to make it happen), working with clients and programmers alike (they're very different!), and figuring out actual designs....with a dose of writing documents for clients, conducting trainings, etc. It's neat to know that out there, somewhere, doctors are using the application that I designed to give better care to patients, and it's great that I get to work on different problems and different solutions almost every day.

Plus I get to work from home, working out on my lunch and staying in my sweaty gym clothes through meetings.

04-27-2010, 08:25 PM

04-27-2010, 08:32 PM
I love my's the work I hate!

04-27-2010, 08:43 PM
I am a full time college student like you and also have a part time job. I love it! I am a server at a Japanese steakhouse. I really enjoy it because I work one night shift and make $100 dollars that is in my pocket when I walk out the door!

04-27-2010, 09:02 PM
I love it, cause catching babies is good for my soul.

I don't like the politics.

04-27-2010, 09:12 PM
I LOVE being a nurse....physically and emotional draining at times, yes. Rewarding beyond belief...great income....many positives.

04-27-2010, 09:22 PM
I teach at risk 5 year olds and I love my job.
The paperwork and politics can get old, but spending my days with the kids and being around their excitement, energy and enthusiasm is such a gift. I come home tired at night, but I can't think of any job I would enjoy more than this one. :)

04-27-2010, 09:24 PM
I tape drywall for a living...have been doing that for over 40 years! My dad was a union drywall contractor so I grew up in the trade. I have always enjoyed my work, although the older I get the harder it is for me physically.

But like anything else...some projects are good ones...some are not...

like having to start in 90210 this past month just to be able to beat traffic in and out of Los Angeles from where I live....

Good Luck IGLOOGIRL in finding "your" journey of employment :hug:

04-27-2010, 10:24 PM
I drive a school bus and I absolutely love this job. My kids aren't from the most well to do neighborhoods.................they are the brightest youngsters I've ever met and they make me smile each and every day!

04-27-2010, 10:39 PM
I'm an RN in a postpartum/well baby nursery for a large hospital. Love what I do every day or I wouldn't still be doing it after 35 years. Hate the documentation part of my job and the constant critiquing by administration. Takes me away from the patients.

04-28-2010, 12:54 AM
I love my job, I'm in my 16th year. I teach 13-18 year olds in High school. Time passes by so fast sometimes my head spins :)

04-28-2010, 03:37 AM
I work in a knife shop. :P
Its awesome. I only work 10 hours a week or so because I'm a full time student. But its really fun.

04-28-2010, 07:04 AM
I work for the local government. I love the job, it's fabulous. I love the benefits and perks. I do not love the pay. Not even a little bit. But since I'm in school full-time, once I get my Masters I'm going to want a government job (and it will have better pay!), so this gets my foot in the door early. Luckily, DH has a job with great pay, terrible benefits, terrible hours, that he hates. His pay is getting me through school, then hopefully my pay will allow him to get a job he loves.

04-28-2010, 08:21 AM
I love my job too. I work for woodstocks pizza as a delivery driver. I have amaizingly fun coworkers. Kick *** bosses. And product that I'm proud of. I never thought id have a job I love this much and be making good money! Stick in there. It'll come!

Ms JanVan
04-28-2010, 10:08 AM
Sorry to break up the love but I HATE MY JOB !!!! - i work in a financial institution had about 3 "supervisors/managers" in the past 3 to 4 yrs & each one ended up being more disappointing than the many issues later I sit being part of the furniture & waiting for the supervisors position to be advertised all the while knowing that I can do the job but probably wont get it...if you know what the employment situation is in South Africa then you know why!! I've also been @ the same company for close to 19 yrs and should have left for better pay YEARS AGO!!! - oh well at least I have my health (SORT OF!!) lol

04-28-2010, 03:28 PM
I was working at a vet clinic that was VERY negligent at times, spending most of my day charging an asinine amount of money to essentially euthanize as many pets as we saved, if not way more, depending on the day. With a boss who very well may be the worst person I've ever known. I just don't want to find myself in a position of being sooo miserable at work ever again (which I imagine to be much like how you feel, Ms JanVan!). And it's really hard to get over the stigma of being fired (although I should have said what I said, and promptly quit. I just really wanted to see how it all panned out in the end).

It is good to know that so many people have positive work experiences! Having a certain degree of autonomy, and working with kids definitely seems to be the going theme! Interesting :)

What's the least favorite job you've ever had?

04-28-2010, 06:11 PM
Hate, hate, hate my job, but love the people I work with. I am a mortgage loan underwriter for a large bank, end of the month is crazy busy, beginning of the month you twiddle your thumbs. it's always feast or famine and you spend more time answering questions about what you did than you have time to get something new done. But it pays the bills, and pays well. And like I said, I love the people I work with.

04-28-2010, 09:04 PM
another person working at a financial institution and freaking HATE IT!!!!

seriously i hate it. a lot. i work with some awesome people, but i also work with a lot of very bad people and it doesn't trade off anymore.

as soon as the economy is a bit better and there are jobs available to even apply for- i'm outta here!

Ms JanVan
04-29-2010, 05:28 AM
another person working at a financial institution and freaking HATE IT!!!!

seriously i hate it. a lot. i work with some awesome people, but i also work with a lot of very bad people and it doesn't trade off anymore.

as soon as the economy is a bit better and there are jobs available to even apply for- i'm outta here!

Amen sista! I also work with some awesome people but the bad ones: I call them eggs 'cos they kinda have to be incubated - i hate being the "go to girl" I wish people here would just THINK for a change!!! - believe me if I could find something for more money you wouldnt see me for dust!!!:mad::mad:

04-29-2010, 08:33 AM
I LOVE my job! I work as a nanny for two little girls who are now 8 and 6, and I've been with them since before they were born. Sometimes my hours are really crazy and I can never count on being home at a certain time at the end of the day, so my DH and I rarely get to eat supper together, but that's about the only down side of my job. But I can always take time off when I want, and I'm free to plan each day as to what and where we're going to go and do. And the pay is great, too. They're as much a part of my family as I am, theirs, and we have mutual love and respect for each other.

04-30-2010, 03:35 AM
I love my job - I live in Germany and I translate books published in German into English. Downside: no coworkers. Upside: I can do the work whenever and wherever I please. The work is also always challenging and I am constantly learning something new. I am also pursuing another degree here at a German university.... that allows me to see more people during the day!

I could foresee me doing this work for the rest of my life - hopefully there will always be something to translate! The translating computer programs aren't very effective - they only leave people confused.

04-30-2010, 04:19 AM
I'm on disability now, but the job I loved most was teaching community college. I was only able to do it part time. I was working as a juvenile detention worker 50 - 60 hours a week when I started teaching part time. I liked my job at the juvenile detention center, but I loved the teaching.

I then became a probation officer (essentially a promotion from juvenile detention worker), which I also liked but didn't love. I continued to teach community college classes and was able to take on more classes, because the probation job required fewer hours 40 - 50.

For about 5 years I was burning the candle at both ends, in order to be able to do the job I loved (full-time teaching positions in colleges and community colleges are extremely hard to come by).

I accepted a job 60 miles from my college, with the new employer's promise that I would be able to continue teaching part-time (I intended to make the 60 mile commute). Shortly after I took the job, the new employer told me that training would be too intense for me to teach, so I called my department head at the college and was able to get a semester off, with the agreement and understanding of both new employer and college department head that I would teach the following semester (after training was completed at the new job). After the training was over, the new employer refused to allow me to work my schedule around two evening classes per week, so I had to give up the college teaching.

I think the years of working 90 hours a week contributed (along with my weight) to the health issues that put me on disability.

Still, if I had it to do over again, I still would have done it to have the opportunity to do something I loved so much. While I had jobs I liked, teaching the college classes was the most fun I ever had at a job. If I didn't have to make a living, I would have done it for free (and if you're familiar with the pay of community college part-time teachers you know I almost did).

When I figured in the hours I put in to prepare for classes, make and grade tests and assignments, meet with students, I was making less than minimum wage. And yet I still loved it.

04-30-2010, 08:45 PM
I like my job :) I work at a home health agency and have a secretarial position. The work is slightly boring (answering phones, filing, etc.) but the people I work with are the best! I'm also a full time college student and I'll be graduating in a few days with my RN!! I am sooo excited to do that job!!!

05-01-2010, 10:37 AM

It sounds like you used to work for Family Video....I used to your for family video and my manager were the same way.... LOL

but on a serious side, I wouldn't go as far as saying i LOVE my job, but I enjoy it tremendously. I am a merchandising specialist for Old Navy. I work at one of the stores inside the mall. I love the work itself, and I am always staying busy. I have really good hours for it being a retail job. Most of the people I work with are really cool. The job allows me to be a little creative when it comes to setting up the store as long as I follow the basic guidelines for the company. If you work less than 5 hours you get a 15 min break 5.01-6.5 hours you get a 15 min break plus a half hour off the clock lunch. and if you work 7-9 hours you get a hour off the clock break and 2 15 mins paid works out pretty cool.

The bad... the demographics of the shoppers are kinda bad... lots and LOTS of shoplifters... my position is considered a part time position within the company, so even though I am working 32-40 hours a week, I don't get benefits.

But all in all it is a pretty decent job, but retail is not for everyone...

05-01-2010, 09:51 PM
I also work in the financial industry and hate, hate, hate it!!!! Since the market tanked it has been really bad. There are days I wish I would have been one of the people that were laid off, but I am thankful I have a job. But I do work with a lot of great people. Once the job market turns around I will be gone!

05-01-2010, 10:02 PM
I love my job. I'm an assistant at a company that owns bars, restaurants, and music venues.

I've always worked for perks ;)

05-02-2010, 10:31 AM
i love my job. don't always love the people i work with though. and yes the hours bite at times...since we have been working overtime for about 6 months now. but after being a year without work i don't mind the overtime

05-03-2010, 10:36 PM
I am in my 4th year as a middle school math teacher, and 80% of the time, I love my job. I don't love grading papers, or writing lesson plans, and I HATE the attitude that 13 year olds get sometimes, but the teaching part is pretty awesome, and my kids make me laugh every day :)

05-04-2010, 10:03 PM
I'm an RN at a rehab/ LTC, which I ended up in after having to leave a cardiac floor (I love cardiac!!) at our local trauma center, because I could no longer do 12 hours shifts. I never thought I would like it, but its grown on me surprisingly.
While I don't like the politics in nursing, or paper work, or being pulled in 20 different directions while often missing my lunch break (and never taking those elusive 10 minute breaks...does any nurse take those??)...there are so many moments when I see how much of a difference I can make by just being someone's nurse for a day, and that just make my job amazing.
Being a nurse has given me such an appreciation for life and even death, and how fragile and resilient people can be at the same time. Its changed my outlook on so many things.
I'll probably continue to complain about being over worked and under staffed, but only because it makes it harder to give patients the time and care they need. And it would be nice to count on always getting those breaks to recharge my brain during a shift! :)

05-04-2010, 11:18 PM
I work as a one on one teacher for kids who are in a lot of trouble. They are usually in transition from one situation to another in our district. I love one on one interaction with kids. I could never teach in a classroom. I am in AWE of classroom teachers!

05-11-2010, 02:35 PM
Im a stay at home mom and its the most rewarding, and most stressful job Ive ever had! I love getting to be with my kids and doing the whole housewife thing for now. I have a degree in business administration and previously worked in an office and hated it, couldnt stand all the gossip and politics. Not sure what im going to do when my kids go to school! Still not sure what I want to be when I grow up haha.

05-12-2010, 02:01 PM
I hate my job... I do CSR for a medical billing company who does billing for ER/On-call Physicians in several states across the US. Patients are often times rude without being provoked... It makes it difficult to enjoy patient interaction to say the least. :( :( I used to work as a medical receptionist in a small private practice.. and minus the rude arrogant doctor I loved it.

I figure, in another year and a half my husband and I will be trying for another baby, and when the baby is born we'll be in a place financially so that I can be a stay at home mom. :D

05-12-2010, 02:10 PM
I love my's the work I hate!

Well said! haha

Overall though I do really enjoy my job. I get to do what I went to school for without dealing with people.

I am web/graphic designer/html coder - I think my business cards say "HTML Web Developer". I work for a semi-popular web hosting/web tool company doing design, coding, writing, ad design - bit of everything. I love that I get to do what I enjoy without dealing with clients. I have tried to do work on my own and can't stand dealing with the demands of people, lol.

I work in a fairly laid back office and can do some work at home if I really need to. Of course there are office politics that I hate, but I think that comes with most office jobs.

05-13-2010, 07:47 AM
i hate my job!!! lol i just had to stress how much i hate it :) i'm an Office Administrator and Bookkeeper... i like the work but the people i work for are.... use your imagination lol