For those who refuse to work a corporate job

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1720 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve always worked in non-profit, with 2 retail jobs in high school/college.  I went through business school and while it was the perfect degree for me, I went in knowing that I would never work coporate. I hated the constant measurements and statistics and the competition between companies.  I would much rather be focused on helping people in daily life than on the profit margins, etc.  

Post # 4
3210 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Academia! 9-5 gave me minor PTSD.

Post # 5
2454 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve always worked in non-profits and education. I wouldn’t change it for the world! 

Post # 6
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@tmsing:  I kept getting migranes from staring at a screen all day…I was only working an office job while putting myself through uni so I was lucky in that I didn’t have much keeping me there. 🙂

I’m never going back either! My health is too important to me, and office politics drive me insane. I much prefer working for myself. 

Post # 7
4540 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

I’m a (soon-to-be) elementary teacher. I’m student teaching right now in first grade. 

Post # 8
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I work in restaurants and bakeries. I’d die a very slow death working a corporate job. I need a hands-on job that excites me. 

Post # 9
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I work in a non-profit. I love it 🙂

Post # 10
2381 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I could never be corporate!  Ugh!

hoping to kick start in event planning soon

Post # 11
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

i’m a behavior therapist and work with children with autism. most of the time i am not in an office and usually im in the kids houses/schools/daycare, etc. i love it! i spend about 10 hours of my week in the car though so its give and take. 

Post # 12
108 posts
Blushing bee

I got a PhD so I could work in academia and do research. I just couldn’t “man the desk” all those endless hours. It maimed my creativity and productivity.

“I can think even when I’m not in my office,” I once said to a fellow academic who questioned my office hours. He never brought it up again. Plus, I publish like four times above what is expected.

Post # 14
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@tmsing:  I’m the opposite. I refuse to work anything other than a corporate job, lol.

Post # 15
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsPanda99: I feel creepy because I keep responding to topics right after you this morning, haha.

I work in a “corporate” job now, I suppose, but it’s all about the corporation that makes it or breaks it. I had some where I felt suffocated and “company culture” was ridiculously cult-like and weird. Where I’m at now, it’s laid back, I can work from home if I want, and I can wear sweats to work if I feel like it (unless we have a client coming in). We do beer thirty  most afternoons, and everyone is just totally cool. 

I still hope to have an early retirement (50 or so) and start a winery. An office is still an office, no matter how cool it is.




Post # 16
819 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Commenting to follow. I’m currently in school for my business degree but realllllllllllllly want to get out of the corporate world if that makes any sense! I’m hoping to open my own business someday. Corporate life is sucking the soul out of me lol

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