Do stress free jobs exist?

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

For me, my job is stress free (I don’t know that every person with my job would agree with me). I’m an adjunct college instructor. My schedule is really flexible and I can do a lot of my work at home (grading, lesson planning, etc). At any college/university I’ve worked at I’ve always enjoyed the people I work with. I like my students. I am passionate about my subject. It’s very rare that I feel stress relating to my job. 

The only time I felt stressed out by my job was when I spent a year teaching concurrent enrollment classes in a high school. Working with that age group (mostly 14/15 year olds) was horrible and absolutely not for me. I have so much respect for anyone who teaches high school kids.

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Who would want one? Booooooooooooooooooooooooring.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

julies1949 :  i would!

 Ill take boring over stress anyday. I have GAD and nursing is very anxiety inducing. Wish I had some boring stress feee job. 

Eta: i was not aware of how bad GAD can be before I enterd the field. I think a lot if the stress is not just the job but also a shitstorm that is my family life (not with Darling Husband, my Family of origin). But in Nursing school my GAD hit an high and hast come all the way down.. and I have been a nurse for 5 years now.  Having a boring and stress free job would be a dream. Having GAD I tend to stress about things that for some people aren’t even a concern.. so finding a stress free job for me is probably mission impossible.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

Following this thread. I would like to know too!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I have a stress free job – I sell bridal gowns. HOWEVER, I am not entirely happy there. I make amazing money, and I love getting to be involved in a business that is usually always pretty happy, I like my coworkers, etc, but Ive been there a few years now, and have felt really unfulfilled recently . Darling Husband has a pretty stressful job, and loves it.lol

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

Every job is going to be stressful at times. The work always can change. There are more good times than bad to me in my work, though, so it’s ok. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

MrsWolfaith :  selling bridal gowns makes good money?? That’s a serious question! I’m really enjoying this whole wedding thing 😊  

 

I work in corporate accounting/finance and can’t really contribute to this conversation lmao. I will say though that I’ve had some positions that are less stressful than others and that had everything to do with corporate culture and my boss(es) rather than the job itself!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My job is pretty stress free…I manage a jeep tour company and guide jeep tours 😊 There are certain things that are stressful but it’s only occasional. The rest of the time it is a pretty awesome gig! 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

julies1949 :  I feel the same. I had a job while studying that was stressful maybe one day a month and I was bored shitless. My current job is incredibly stressful and has caused lack of sleep, anxiety and tears but I love it and feel more fulfilled than in my previous job. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I think a certain level of stress is good because it propels you forward. I have 2 part time jobs plus my own business.  I’m most “stressed” about my own business because I really want it to succeed and I want to be able to support myself from it.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

There’s definitely a range when it comes to jobs (ticket checker at a movie theater vs air traffic controller) but the individual is a big factor, too. I have colleagues who make stress mayhem out of their routine administrative jobs and others who manage nine-figure sales while breezing in and out of the office.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I’ve also been a college professor, and that was relatively stress-free. I loved what I taught (and still teach, though privately now and no longer at a university), and I had almost total autonomy. (Your department chair doesn’t really dictate what you teach or even how you teach it at the university level.) 

Unfortunately, you’ll need to get AT LEAST a Master’s degree in order to be allowed this opportunity–if not your PhD. And, boy… a PhD is an UNPRECEDENTED AMOUNT OF STRESS. 

Always a trade-off, eh?! πŸ˜‰ 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

In my experience stress and fulfilment tend to be mutually exclusive, so while there are stress free jobs out there they are typically unrewarding and low paid.

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