Anyone in a job they actually enjoy?
neuroscientist – not always mega exciting day to day, but a satisfying job.
On 'grass is always greener' moments I think something bike related would be good, but then think that ending up fixing punctures most of the time or dealing with people too much would spoil it. Plus feel inclined to make use of the PhD I had to work for.Posted 8 years agonickcSubscriber
Run my own telemarketing firm with the missus, mostly ups, gives us the lifestyle we want, time with our children, I can do other stuff that I don't think I could fit in if I had a normal 9-5 job, don't have to ask some-one else about business stuff, no bullshit bingo meetings (well, not often, there are some clients I could mention…). On the other hand, you are everything, from MD to cleaner and the buck stops with us. Can't see myself doing anything else in the near future though.Posted 8 years agoJohnClimberSubscriber
Yep, Sales Rep, sorry "Key Account Manager" to the gardening trade.
Having a current family issuse (other thread) and the boss is very understanding. When on the road he lets me get on with it, I maybe speak to him once or twice a month. But if my figures slip god help me 😐Posted 8 years agoTandemJeremyMember
Nurse here – good days and bad days – sometimes its awful ( nasty tragedies or more work than you have time to do)
Sometimes its great – when you make a real difference to someones life or something goes really well.
You can get a taste of the job too before committing – wrk as a care assistant in a nursing home – plenty of jobs out there – its one of the worst jobs in the nursing field so if you get on well with that its worth doing the training to become a registered nurse.Posted 8 years agoBeagleboySubscriber
I love my job.
I'm a research technician in a molecular biology lab. The pay is rubbish and the commute into Glasgow is a nightmare (my bus is the window licking zoomer express), but I wake up in the morning looking forward to what the day will bring me.
I think a lot of the excitement and enjoyment I get from my job is because after leaving school at 16, I drifted from one job to another before settling as a stainless steel welder in a factory. The subsequent, soul destroying years of monotony, before I quit and went back to college then Uni, really bring home to me how lucky I am with my job and life now.
B. 🙂Posted 8 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
Software Systems eEngineer
Coding (not much these days)
Training and coaching developers and end-users
Testing and fault tracking
Rubbish stuff:Posted 8 years ago
Trying to make contracts people look beyond the contract
Company and European geo-politics
The mindless box ticking mentality that has drained the joy out of development workuser-removedMember
Similar to BeagleBoy – went back to uni to retrain after 12 years of cr@ppy jobs (and I do mean CR@PPY – mostly catering type stuff).
Now a wedding photographer and absolutely loving it – lots of creative options – made a lot of good friends in the profession which is important when you're self employed – it's easy to become isolated and never learn anything new.
Ruined a good hobby though…….Posted 8 years agopinchesMember
ooOOoo – Member
Product designer. Took me 5 years after uni to get a decent job though. But I kinda knew what I wanted to do when I was 12.
Don't suppose you're looking for an intern or a grad? i graduated in july as an industrial designer and i'm looking for an opportunity.Posted 8 years agoStonerSubscriber
Freelance real estate analyst.
Work very little hours, but get paid daft big amounts of money.
Im at the top of my tree, but there's nowhere intellectually to go, so Im bored and looking for a change.
Mental stimulation is the most important thing to me so it's time for a change.Posted 8 years ago
Think Im either going to end up as a builder or a motor boat service technician….whichever comes along first…
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