Post # 1
Interested to hear what other folks do for a living and if they love their job, why, and how did you get into it?
I am looking to do a career change ( not sure what! ha) I want to do something that I have a passion for and that I will love doing, but all my passions don’t seem to pay anything 🙁
Curious to know what others do
Post # 3
I LOVE my job. I coordinate trips to the Napa Valley and the rest of California. Travel Agents contact me, and we coordinate tours/hotels/activities for people visiting. Just moved to Oregon to expand our company to Oregon’s Wine Country!
It’s super exciting and no day is the same. It’s a LOT of work, but I love it.
I don’t see where you live, but if you live in a tourism region, it could be something to look into!
Post # 4
@napabridekelsey: Can I have your job? Please?
I’m an engineer and (currently) work for a company that designs & manufactures petroleum pumps. Right now I’m more on the sustainability side rather than new product development… after a couple years of design work I got really burned out doing it.
Post # 5
I love being a graphic designer but I need to change it up pretty often and that can’t always be possible. for example, I feel like I know print design in and out and am so bored with it. web design is what’s keeping my interest these days. unfortunately, my employer doesn’t need me to be a web designer, so I need to make a decision: keep my stable job where I’m bored but I know I am loved, or seek new employment as a web designer and risk possibly not being good at it.
I think just about any career has these kinds of decisions to make!
Post # 6
I’m an Aflac rep, and I love it. I make my own hours, and I help people not have to file bankruptcy in case of an injury or sickness. I love being able to help people, and the fact that I get paid very nicely for it!
Post # 7
@janie-janie: I’m a designer too (love it). I did soley web-design for 2 years and felt like I was “stamping out license plates”. I moved to an agency and I get a good range of work. Maybe try freelancing to get the projects your “real” job doesn’t provide.
Post # 8
@camrie: I’m actually going to have a meeting with a fellow graphic designer to discuss freelance. it’s scary but exciting!
Post # 9
I’m a budding paralegal. I love it. Right now I’m only part-time since I’m still in school but my mom has had me in her office for years so I’ve been doing it for a while. It’s a really great career. A lot of hard work and late nights but it’s still really nice.
Post # 10
I am in the medical field, but only as a unit secretary at the moment. I plan to become a medical coder/biller. I think. I may go back to school to become a social worker. I’d like to work with patients in person, but not be an actual doctor.
Post # 11
@MrsSl82be: I’ve looked into this! Is it hard to work there? Comission wise? I’m a pretty hard worker, but working on comission scares me. Do they give you leads or tools to help find customers or are you completely on your own?
Post # 13
@KateByDesign: I second the bump!
Post # 14
I’ll play 🙂
I’m a box office manager for a theatre. I meet with clients to set up how they want their show to be ticketed and input all of the data into our computer system so people can buy tickets online/at our office. I also take customer calls and sell tickets to performances. I stage managed during college for the executive director while I was in college and that helped me get my foot in the door for this position.
My schooling is in American Sign Language to English interpreting but none of the schools were really hiring and being a freelancer is too risky for me. I’m making more money at the box office/hour than I would be interpreting anyway. I interpret for church and teach a class there so I’m still using the skills, just not being paid for it.
Someone else share please!
Post # 15
@ams12: I am curious too becasue I am going through a career mid-life crisis. I am not sure what I want to do anymore. I am an accountant doing the AR, AP and some HR for the company I work for. I have been in this feild for 12 years but am so bored.
Post # 16
I have my BA and am almost done with my MS, but up until a year ago really didn’t know what I wanted to do. I’m currently in the field of music, but not where my ultimate goal is. I’m here because I really like the people and company that I work for, and, of course, I need income!
What I’ve done is start a music publicity and social media business on the side. I don’t make enough yet to allow me do it full time, but hopefully I’ll be able to eventually!