(Closed) Bees who enjoy their job – What do you do for a living?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which is the MAIN reason you love your job?
    It's difficult or challenging : (10 votes)
    11 %
    It's easy : (4 votes)
    5 %
    The pay is good : (8 votes)
    9 %
    I like the people I work with : (10 votes)
    11 %
    I know I am helping people : (22 votes)
    25 %
    I can see measurable results : (6 votes)
    7 %
    Other reason (explain!) : (9 votes)
    10 %
    I don't like my job :( : (19 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 2
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I am a teacher and once you find the right fit school for your strengths/experience – it is amazing! 🙂

    Post # 4
    6524 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    outofideas:  I love my job for more than reason. 

    I am a bookkeeper for a Property Management company. I love my job bc I have always loved being organized, especially with numbers. My company owns about 60 to 70 buildings in Manhattan. So not only do we have operating accounts where I deposit the rent checks in, but then there is the tenant security accounts. And I have to maintain thousands of tenant accounts. I also process new leases and enter renewals. The other reason I love my job is bc the owners of the company and nice and respect their employees. Working in Manhattan for so many years, I have had my fair share of asshole bosses, but these guys work with you, they don’t dictate or micromange. Its a great company to work for. I have had my stressful days but in the time I have been there I don’t wake up with that feeling of “ugh, its monday” or “i dont wanna go to work” I enjoy my job, and I cant say Ive had a bad day, super busy? Yes but never bad

    Post # 5
    4690 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    Daizy914:  Wow you must be SO organized! I can’t imagine handling people’s money all day. props to you!

    I teach high school Spanish, upper levels. I love it. My kids are motivated, highly intelligent and well-behaved for the most part. 10 years in and I still love going in towork every day.

    Post # 7
    94 posts
    Worker bee

    I work in retail in a pet Supply store.  I love most of my customers and coworkers.  Its fun seeing all the dogs people have! But this is just a job until I finish my bachelor and get my dream job in marine biology. 

    Post # 8
    9589 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I love my job! I’m a stylist (props, wardrobe, set) / production designer for commercials, digital video, tv and film

    I love it because it’s creatively rewarding and fun, I’m always working with great people, I’m project to project so I get breaks in between which is AWESOME, and I essentially shop and make things pretty for a living. 

    Working on a website relaunch, LLC and all new branding to debut in the fall where I will officially be my own boss!

    Post # 9
    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I teach kindergarten and I love it! The pay is good (it goes up with education and experience), the hours are good, vacation time is great, I love my students and I make a difference in their lives. I really love how each day and each year is different from the last. It’s never boring. 

    Post # 10
    2609 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I’m an Environmental Molecular-Microbiologist and I love my job. The hours, pay, coworkers are all good and I work at the local level so I can see my work directly impacting the city I work for and the people in it.

    I got into my field by majoring in Molecular Biology as an undergrad, then in graduate school got an internship to do work on recreational water quality monitoring with the local public health department. That ended up being the focus of my graduate work. Since then I’ve worked on national and local projects to help improve water quality monitoring techniques. I also work to do routine monitoring of various water sources. I love the scientific work, working independently, getting to do both research and routine work. Plus seeing my work make an impact locally and nationally is great.

    Post # 11
    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’ve only been in my current job for just over a month but I absolutely love it!!! 


    I’d worked as a hairdresser/barber for almost a decade and never really enjoyed it, the last year I totally hated it and it put a lot of strain on my home life too, due to stresses over job security, finances and just how damn exhausted I was! Now I finally have a full time job with a fair wage, in a beautiful ancient hall in the countryside selling wedding dresses!!! I feel like I am living in some sort of fairytale at the moment,  it is amazing!  My boss is such a lovely lady and is more than reasonable! Just pinch me!!!!!

    Post # 12
    5219 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I work in sales, and while most people do not like it– and there’s a huge turnover rate– I really enjoy it. The company I work for is Grade A awesome, my coworkers are some of my very good friends, the pay is actually really good and fair (for the most part) and the work is very measurable. Everything is done by the numbers, which I find a weird sort of comfort in.


    That said, working downtown in a bustling city isn’t for me long term, so I have spent the last year or so developing a plan of starting my own business. I’m really excited about it because things recently have started falling into place, and I am hoping by 2016 I will be self employed.

    Post # 13
    3276 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I started my Master’s right after I turned 21 so I can relate. I entered ungrad in Bio-chemistry planning to go into pharmacy but changed my mind. I’m getting my master’s in speech pathology and have been doing clinicals at a Head Start and it has been one of the most fulfilling things. I have a kid that would not speak at all and he’s now saying many words and that was awesome. If you’re not happy you have time to go back, but I know wasting the time and money sucks. 

    Post # 14
    6524 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013


    outofideas:  Yea lol, I have to make sure I am focused every morning. I noticed that I don’t go out Mon-Thurs for happy hours because I can’t handle being tired from the night before and then going into the office and seeing numbers all day long. But I love it. 

    Post # 15
    9733 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    I’m a grad student in bioengineering, but I’m not sure if I want to go into academia or industry yet. So far I love grad school through. It’s both challenging and rewarding, and I feel like my research may one day help a lot of people. My hours are super flexible, so as long as I keep myself motivated and meet my advisor’s requirements, I usually finish up work around 2 or 3 everyday. I’ve got an undergraduate worker that I’m mentoring and it’s really rewarding being able to teach her new things every day. In the past 4 months I’ve gotten to travel to NYC, Cleveland and Boston to present my research at conferences, so the travel aspect is really cool too (and great for networking!). 

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