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post #31 of 57
I'm a teacher. Currently teaching Kindergarten every other day and supply teaching on my alternate days. I love having my own classroom...I don't so much love supply teaching, although it's not too bad when I'm at my own school teaching for other teachers. I'd like it if someone would give me a real job at some point - or at least something fulltime!

We're going to the pumpkin patch tomorrow!
post #32 of 57
I have three jobs, in a way.

I work part time as a cashier at Sobey's. It's pretty self explanatory, LOL.

DH and I also own a rental property that is looked just up the hill behind our house. I clean it, advertise it, show it and do the generally up keep such as yard work.

I also baby sit the neighbor's two children 2-3x a week. It's an 8+ hour job, but I like it, since I don't have any kids of my own. I feed them, play with them, bring them to the beach, put them down for naps, etc. Everything child rearing entails.

I make pretty decent money, doing all three. Seems like a lot, but it really isn't. It's like working full time.
post #33 of 57
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dude me and the hubby have to move to where you are....hes a CO and yea hes got to deal with the same things but doesn't even make anything close to that. Good Luck with vet school. As for me i am an overnight vet tech at an emergency animal hospital and I wouldn't want to do anything else. Working emergency means every night is something new. Always love saving animals and and helping make the sick ones healthier. Its an awesome job.
Well I only make that because we are so understaffed that I have to work between 16 and 20 hour shifts.

It sounds like you have a great job yourself. I'd trade mine for yours in a second.
post #34 of 57
I am a training coordinator for Wal-Mart and have been with the company for 23 years.I work in personnel,and do everything from review applications,and bring new hires in to taking care of the files.There is so much that goes on in a personnel office,I don't even know where to begin.We have a busy office in my store.I can't imagine myself doing anything else at this point in time.I've done just about every job in the store there is,and I love what I do.I look forward to going to work every day!
post #35 of 57
Prior to becoming disabled, I was an industrial cleaner/maintenence..... which means that I cleaned heavy machinery to bring it up to CFIA standards, as well as maintaining said machinery.

I went through retraining for web design/development, which I love....unfortunately my body does not love it.

I'd like to do something that I can physically do LOL. I love manual labour, but it is not something I can do anymore.

I guess I'd say: staying with web design/graphic design/ and web development on a part time basis is something I'm happy with.

If I had no physical limitations, or monetary limits I would love to become a reptile veterinarian. as well as my reptile breeding of course.
post #36 of 57
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Ah student loans. Fun, fun (NOT!)
I had to chat with the financial aid office at my school.

Don't get me started with the financial aid offices at the schools. They give the students and their parents the WRONG information and we get yelled at about it. Where are your loans located?
post #37 of 57
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I work in a call center, specifically a Student Loan center. I take calls from borrowers but mostly from other reps who have a question or want me to look up something. I also take the dreaded supervisor calls. These are the ones that 1) the rep gave them wrong info and they are mad. 2) the rep gave them correct info and they are mad. 3) They didn't pay their bill and now they are mad and whining about their credit report. 4) The actually want to compliment a rep.

Right now I am training someone to do what I do. I get to sit back and listen to her on the calls. (I had 4 hours vacation time today to take DH for his Dr's appointment. Don't have to be in until 1pm)
LMAO!! I'm sorry, you and I HAVE to get together for a beer someday! I just love Sup calls. #2 calls, the rep tells you up front "I'm sorry, I know you're going to tell them the same thing, but they don't like the policy." I love saying (after going back and forth for 20 mins and banging your head against a brick wall) "I'm sorry, but that is the policy. If you want to lodge a formal complaint you can put it in writing to the company...here's the address. I can't change policy for you. Thank you for calling and have a GREAT day!) And comp calls...I have NO idea what to say...ummm, thank you? I will make sure it goes in the reps permenant record (which of course makes it sound like he/she has a police record, but that always comes out of my mouth for some reason.)

I can't handle having a linkup for training. I just want to take over the call. If you are training for helpline/supcalls, that's better than training new hires. They give me a nervous breakdown. Of course, I remember when I was being linked up in training, and I'm sure I caused a few myself.

Oh, I also work in a call center (if you haven't guessed) dealing with a government retirement plan. Most people are very nice, and some I will remember forever. I had one talk with an elderly women that used to live in our area and we got into a long conversation about what was still here from 20 years ago. Yeah, the sups weren't to happy about that, but I LOVED the call! It made my day. The job isn't bad but it gets boring after a while. I also take sup calls, and actually enjoy the really mad ones when the fault wasn't ours but theirs. It breaks up the monotony.

What I would LOVE to do is start an actual animal rescue (small to begin with) and got back to school for vet tech to start out with. My current job was only supposed to be temporary...but I've been there for almost 5 years so unless we win the lottery I just I'm stuck for now.
post #38 of 57
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LMAO!! I'm sorry, you and I HAVE to get together for a beer someday! I just love Sup calls. #2 calls, the rep tells you up front "I'm sorry, I know you're going to tell them the same thing, but they don't like the policy." I love saying (after going back and forth for 20 mins and banging your head against a brick wall) "I'm sorry, but that is the policy. If you want to lodge a formal complaint you can put it in writing to the company...here's the address. I can't change policy for you. Thank you for calling and have a GREAT day!) And comp calls...I have NO idea what to say...ummm, thank you? I will make sure it goes in the reps permenant record (which of course makes it sound like he/she has a police record, but that always comes out of my mouth for some reason.)

I can't handle having a linkup for training. I just want to take over the call. If you are training for helpline/supcalls, that's better than training new hires. They give me a nervous breakdown. Of course, I remember when I was being linked up in training, and I'm sure I caused a few myself.

Oh, I also work in a call center (if you haven't guessed) dealing with a government retirement plan. Most people are very nice, and some I will remember forever. I had one talk with an elderly women that used to live in our area and we got into a long conversation about what was still here from 20 years ago. Yeah, the sups weren't to happy about that, but I LOVED the call! It made my day. The job isn't bad but it gets boring after a while. I also take sup calls, and actually enjoy the really mad ones when the fault wasn't ours but theirs. It breaks up the monotony.

What I would LOVE to do is start an actual animal rescue (small to begin with) and got back to school for vet tech to start out with. My current job was only supposed to be temporary...but I've been there for almost 5 years so unless we win the lottery I just I'm stuck for now.
I love the comp calls because I get to write it out and it is sent to their sup. They usually will get kudos from their sup (maybe a candy bar if they have them) and a balloon the beginning of the next month.

What I find funny is the one's that say that they thought their loan was in forbearance/deferment, so they didn't open the mail. They say that they didn't know it was a bill. I tell them to get one of the unopened bills and tell them that it states right on the envelope that this is a bill. Then they say they didn't get our messages and that we didn't call. I tell them the dates and times we called and either left a message on their answering machine or with a relative. It is not out fault their mom, husband or whoever didn't give them the message! It is usually when they are trying to buy a house or car that they come crying to us because they can't get the house/car of their dreams because WE messed their credit up. Um, hello! YOU were the one's that messed your OWN credit up by either not paying or making arrangements to postpone the payments.

As for the linkup, my trainee has been there almost 5 years, so she knows the company. She is just training for the assist/help line. I have been where I am for 9 yrs 6 months and 11 days! It is frustrating to train someone though and then THEY get the promotion. I have been on the assist line for over 8 years now and keep getting passed over. The only reason I stay is that the pay is decent and the health benefits that DH and I really need!
post #39 of 57
I just had my 30 year anniversary in IT a few days ago. I'm retiring from the field at the end of the year. The equipment that I used when I started my career has been in the Smithsonian museum for at least 10 years now. I laughed when I saw it there.

For the last 5 years I've dabbled with creating cat and dog products from cloth materials and recently purchased an embroidery machine to take the business in a new direction. I'd love to get into digitizing as I love to see a blank slate turn into something beautiful. Once I'm fully retired from IT, I'm going to see if I can push that business far enough to make a living from it.

I have pondered working part time at my vets (get a discount there), perhaps take a part time job at a building supply store (discounts on home improvement supplies which I love to do), and maybe around Christmas get a part time job at a retail store (Christmas presents).

I will never, ever again take a job working in big corporate America behind a desk. I'm as happy as I've been in 10 years now that I only have 53 days left to work my current job.
post #40 of 57
I'm in retail. I love the work part of my job, just not most of the co-workers, environment, pay, or hours.
post #41 of 57
I work as a vet tech in a feline only clinic. So, yep, pretty happy with my job! It's exactly where I want to be right now. Hopefully I can stay there while I finish my undergraduate work. And then on to vet school, !

It is by far the best job I have ever had. I've worked as a vet tech for the last 2 years. Been at this clinic since February and I have never loved a job so much. I can't picture myself doing anything else!

Of course there are the horrible horrible moments, but the good definitely outweighs the bad! From the time I walk in the door to when I finally walk out it's go go go and I love that atmosphere. We're a small practice (7 employees in all) and work together really well as a team. I love everybody I work with. I couldn't ask for a better job.
post #42 of 57
I am an assistant store manager at Claire's Accessories. It can be fairly boring but it pays quite a bit better than other retail jobs.
post #43 of 57
I'm a Registered Nurse. I work with psychiatric and substance abuse patients. My job has its days.

I'm talking with a lady in my town and we hoping to start a no-kill animal rescue. That has always been a dream "job" of mine. Of course I won't get paid and that's fine. My reward will be saving animals lives and getting them into a good home.
post #44 of 57
I'm a Certified Professional Accountant working for a start-up in Silicon Valley. I'm Sr. Finance Manager, hate my job, but no matter how bad my day has been I come home to four wonderful kitty cats who love me no matter what! I'm saving as much as I can to buy a house with space to have a dog as well. Many years ago, I used to raise, train, and show collies and my mom and I had four collies and four cats who got along marvelously. I'm so lucky to have my four babies and the TCS cats that I see go over the RB makes me love and spoil them all the more.
post #45 of 57
I'm currently a full time student. I'm 3 weeks off finishing my 2nd year as a Management degree student. One more year to go and then perhaps another year (post grad diploma).

I'm currently working at a NZ owned burger chain - my boss is awesome, my coworkers are awesome and my boss emotionally supports my habit (can you guess?)

When I'm finished my degree I'm hoping it will take me into facilities management/health and safety for a large organisation
post #46 of 57
Well, let's see: Monday thru Friday I am a registered nurse at a family practice clinic,
Every other weekend I am a house supervisor at the local hospital.
On my Saturday's off, I am a volunteer for the local animal shelter!!! YEAH!
In my spare time I own and run a Bed and Breakfast/Lodge in Alaska. I would love to be able to just do that full time, but we are pretty seasonal up here. No body really wants to come up in winter??? Go figure. So I have to have something else to make money in the winter months. I love being a nurse, but sometimes I prefer my cats!
post #47 of 57
I currently am a waitress at Perkins. I cant stand my job most of the time but not really because of the customers but because of my boss and several of my co workers who are idiots. I hate being taken advantage of by my bosses because if you say no to them once for picking up extra hours and stuff they will never ask you again. Right now Im going on what I think is my fourth week of having only one day off and working outside of my normal shifts. BF hates my job because Im never home anymore and when I am home Im too tired or exhausted to do anything like cook dinner or heavy duty cleaning. Right now Im scraping by because people in our area want to still go out to eat but dont want to tip their servers. I DONT EVEN MAKE 3 DOLLARS AN HOUR!!!!!!!!! I cant wait till BF gets his license back *In 4 years* because he will be able to get his job back and I might get lucky where I could cut my hours back and be home more with him and my kitties. Geez now after typing this I am dreading finishing getting ready for work because Ive got a 12-7 shift which means I will be lucky to get home on time..And Ill probably get yelled at by management because Ill get overtime (because they screwed up the schedules and missed a shift which I had to pick up) and then Ill be messing up their bonus for the quarter by getting over time. Whelp maybe that will teach them to do their jobs right so I dont have to cover their butts!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need a new job!
post #48 of 57
Lots of interesting careers afore mentioned. I think there were 3 nurses?

I have been in college for like forever. My first degree was fine art/painting. That was a useless degree so to pay/defer my student loans I had to stay in school.

I am now a medical technologist. I work in microbiology identifying bacteria and recommending antibiotics. I like it but is stressful.

I want to be a florist in my next life. and watch plants grow.
post #49 of 57
I didn't realize there were so many of us RN's here! I am a RN on a cardiac stepdown unit on the weekend, a nursing (clinical) instructor Monday/ Wednesday, and a full time grad student every day of the week. My back hurts everyday, all day, some days worse than others so I thought if I became an instructor it would help. It helped my back but now I get headaches listening to the whining, lol.
post #50 of 57
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I didn't realize there were so many of us RN's here! I am a RN on a cardiac stepdown unit on the weekend, a nursing (clinical) instructor Monday/ Wednesday, and a full time grad student every day of the week. My back hurts everyday, all day, some days worse than others so I thought if I became an instructor it would help. It helped my back but now I get headaches listening to the whining, lol.
We all don't whine Us students may not have a clue sometimes what we're doing

I start my 1st clinical rotation on Tuesday. We go 6hrs on Tues/Wed.

They put us in an oncology/hemotology unit.

It should be interesting..........

Cheryl
post #51 of 57
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I'm in retail. I love the work part of my job, just not most of the co-workers, environment, pay, or hours.
Nat - you're too much!

I love these threads - it's always so interesting!

DH and I work together and have since 1994. It's always been equity research, and he's been Chief (Market) Strategist or Chief Investment Officer at most of the firms where we've worked. I've been Sr. Equity Analyst, and I have a lot of licenses and a C.F.A. (Chartered Financial Analyst designation).

In 2007 we started our own Equity Research firm. We conduct, write, and publish research (stock recommendations) on publicly traded companies. Gary also publishes economic research. Our client base is institutional (the people who manage hedge funds and mutual funds). We additionally distribute our research through several larger broker-dealers, so our work reaches a wide audience.

We also do several different kinds of consulting work:

1) for our institutional money management clients - they basically outsource research to us sometimes;
2) for small companies in various capacities. We provide marketing and advice to them (their company, not their specific products); we also help them secure financing; and we work with a larger group to help create "market awareness" programs.
3) This isn't really consulting, but we do manage money (equity investments) for a few people.

Gary has some health issues, so doing our own thing but working with larger firms (as opposed to working for larger firms) is perfect for us. Besides... we were never good at being politically correct when we don't like a company or management LOL.

We've been doing a lot of consulting work lately, but we did just publish our first new initiation of coverage in a while yesterday morning. The stock was up 8% yesterday - and as of right now, it's up 9% today.

...before Gary's health issues, we started doing a lot of cat rescue and TNR in 2002. We co-founded and funded the start-up of a no-kill cat shelter, and we created a fund at the vet to help Seniors with cats in need. We don't volunteer for a shelter, and with Gary's health issues we're not as active as we were, but we do trap when necessary, still do TNR and still have a places to go to get kitties fostered and adopted out.
post #52 of 57
I work as the news editor of a weekly Catholic newspaper and have been on the staff for 9 1/2 years, so there must be something about it I like.

Seriously, I can't think of another job I'd rather be doing, at least for now. It can be a little stressful at times, but I work with a wonderful bunch of people, have a great boss, a lot of flexibility and find my work to be very rewarding. Can't beat that!
post #53 of 57
Currently I am an Industrial Engineering Technician for a foundry. It may sound fancy by trust me when I say

I just completed my Masters in Community Counseling and I am looking to get into the counseling field.
post #54 of 57
I just celebrated 17 yrs with my company (lol and I just turned 38 this yr..lmao), we used to preserve rare books to microfilm, now we are mostly scanning and publishing books onto digital. I am a Projest Coordinator for a few projects....
post #55 of 57
I am a mediator for Family Court. I have 2 years, 11 months and 16 days until I retire. 'Nuff said.
post #56 of 57
I'm an in home care provider. I take care of elderly dementia patients so they can stay in their home safely. I love my job, my current client is 94 and the sweetest thing. I don't make a fortune at it, but the satisfaction is totally worth it. I get loves and cuddles and I even get to bring my Affenpincher with me sometimes.
post #57 of 57
Im a graduate research assistant, which is a fancy way of saying PhD candidate in Medical Genetics. I do mostly cellular neuroscience and neurophamacology on a transgenic mouse model of childhood-onset morbid obesity. One of these days, Ill have my own lab, and will probably stay doing neurologic obesity research.
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