(Closed) What’s the hardest part of your job?

posted 10 years ago in Career
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

i almost second the billable hours!! I am coordinator (yeah, it can be any number of things I realize) and I have bill time to any number of projects I am working. What sucks is that I can work more hours on a project and any "extra" billed hours goes into my offices general fund.

I work in an office by myself. The closest workers that do that same thing I do are about 70 miles away.

 

But the very hardest part of my job is people. People always want something for nothing or more than they were originally promised. It is difficult to keep them motivated and when things in the State offices don’t go well because of things out of my control people get upset, and at me. There is a board of 5, if they get along and have local support, all is happy, if not my life is miserable.

Good thing I signed on with lots of restrictions, because I actually like designing restoration projects, I just don’t like managing them and the people associated.

I might want to teach high school, at least I expect immaturity.

Post # 18
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997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

The hardest part of my job is….finding time to go on Weddingbee during the day.  Haha, just kidding! (maybe). 

I think the hardest party of my job is getting requests from multiple people and trying to fulfill all of them in a timely and accurate fashion.  Very stressful!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love my job, I am a nurse in NICU (neonatal intensive care) and yes, babies do die there on a fairly regular basis.

Despite the fact I have been there for 3 years, I always cry while I am doing the "death care" … we bathe the babies, take footprints, measurements, dress them up and take pictures of them and pack it all in a box for the parents.

I think doing death care is the most important thing you can do for the family, and the baby, but I always cry when the heart stops, and I always cry when I am bathing the baby.

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am news photographer, so I travel around from story to story, sometimes with a reporter and sometimes go places and people don’t want you there.. thats the only stressful part. The stories of people doing amazing things for one another keeps me going, I love meeting and chatting to people and aside from the heavy equipment that can easily bruise you before your wedding.. its a nice job

Post # 21
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390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Technically, I won’t start my job until August, but after 3ish years of working (for free) during school, I do know what is difficult for many in my profession.  Most people don’t really know what a speech-language pathologist does.  Those who even know what it is usually think it’s only "teaching little kids how to say a certain sound."  There’s so much more!  It’s very frustrating when working in the schools and some teachers* see a method you use and think you are just playing.  They don’t know the reasoning behind that method or what you are actually targeting. It’s frustrating having people doubt what I went to school for for  6 years and have hours upon hours of practice doing.  I imagine it’s like that for a lot of people…

 

*This is not to knock teachers!  I have multiple family members in education.  This is just an example I have encountered.  My own mother, a teacher, even teases me about seeing the speech-language pathologist in her school playing "I spy."  She says "What could that possibly be doing?" (I love being able to throw out a multitude of possibilities!)

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m actually going on to get my doctorate, but I’m very happy. I was in residential life at a university, which I loved, but I had a boss from hell. I originally planned a career in student affairs/student services, but he ruined that for me.

I’m now working towards me degree in clinical psychology, a career path that I love so far. 

Post # 23
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677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My job puts me in constant communication with countries all across Europe and Asia and the language barrier is, without a doubt, the hardest thing to deal with. I’d need to learn Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, French, German and Italian to eliminate this particular stress but considering I barely have time to sleep most days I guess I’m just going to have to stick with determination and the positive attitude that have gotten me through it for the past three years!

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My director…she sucks and doesn’t know what teamwork means.  The underappreciation from the management at my job sucks overall.  Not to mention they try with all their might to rip us off with our hours all the time, not paying us for overtime, giving us a non-paid lunch break, but we have to have "work meetings," etc. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

Well, I’m a stay-at-home mother, so the hardest part of my job is that it’s 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with no vacation. 🙂 I love it, but it’s a lot of work and it does get boring. For instance, it’s summer, I have a 5 year old home for 2 months and her dad/my husband has a trial out of town that is going to last for the next 3 weeks. It came up out of the blue and I have no idea what we’re going to do. She’s a daddy’s girl for the most part, so I use the time he is home to recharge and get some me time…I guess I’ll get that in July. 🙂

Post # 26
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hardest part of my job is being so far behind all my coworkers. Being 23, a young female, and fresh out of college, I’m a minority in the materials engineering world. Metals is a man’s playground. I also don’t look or act like your typical, stereotyped female engineer, so I have trouble being taken seriously. My coworkers, not so much, but other companies tend to look down on me. Shoot, they have daughters my age! Everyone around me has their PhD, their masters, and tons of publications and I have my bachelors…in a non-engineering discipline, lol. They’re all much more experienced and I feel so insanely stupid sometimes!

I also hate that I’m not always busy, which is how it is here for the first 2 years or so. So that’ll change.  And that I sit on my butt all day on a computer. I enjoy computer work (nerd!) but I also know it’s relatively unhealthy. 

 

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The hardest part? Trying not to cry when I see how managers blatently harrass people, allow cliques to form and terrorize others, cut benefits and create different sets of rules for people they prefer. 
The other difficulty is reminding myself: "its just a paycheck, its not forever and once the economy picks up you’re outta here."

Post # 28
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142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i love my job as a stay at home mom, but i don’t like that it doesn’t help pay the bills. we barely scrape by, and i mean barely, but if i got a job, daycare would be like 300 a week! there’s no way i’d find a job that i’d make more at!! So on the side im doing wedding planning, and i like it so far. I love weddings, i like helping make people happy, it’s all fun! But staying at home with the kids is great, just wish i got a break and was a little more appreciated!

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I work for a consulting firm so I’ve got the whole billable hours thing.. ugh.

I hate dealing with other consultants (total prima donnas who making mountains out of $200 when they bill $1000/day…)

My biggest complaint has nothing to do with an actual function of my job. My least favorite thing is the lack of flexibility. Because of some over-adherence to government billing standards, we don’t do "true" time, we max at 8 hours. Therefore the lack of recognition of overtime kills me, especially when I want to leave a little early for a special occasion and have to bill it to vacation. gah!

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

I like my job but lately its a bit boring. Not that I mind having extra time to visit wedding blogs but the print design industry is taking a hit with the economy being what it is. We are a small company so luckily there is enough money to pay salaries but I thrive on being busy and lately I’ve had hours of downtime that is making me a little nuts.

Post # 31
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262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m a social worker and recently transitioned into more of a program development and administration type position rather than direct care.  I don’t like sitting at my desk for long hours and often feel restless.  I’m currently transitioning to work part time and hope to get my business off the ground of teaching yoga and selling art work.  If you or anyone you know wants to buy some yoga inspired art work, let me know!  🙂 

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