(Closed) What’s your profession and do you love it?

posted 11 years ago in Career
Post # 62
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2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

First off….it is really neat to see what everyone here does! I currently work as a Project Manager for my husband’s family’s construction business. We mainly build roads around central FL. I do not love my job at all. Besides having to work for family, it is completely unstimulating and I am constantly being talked-down-to by "good ole boys" that don’t feel like dealing with a woman in construction! They all think I’m somone’s assistant!  I went to school for Business, but I was never sure what I would do with it, so when a position opened here, I just took it for the income. I would love to do something where I get to be especially creative!

Post # 63
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220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am an attorney.  Some days I like it, some days I don’t.

Post # 64
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Really interesting to read all the different professions- everyone seems very smart and personable.  Anyhow, I’m a 2nd grade teacher and this is the 8th year that I have taught.  This afternoon I just mailed my university applications to get my M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology.  I think I’d like to be a pediatric speech therapist.  Love kids and the idea of working with a small group or one-on-one really appeals to me. 

 My fiance is a news photographer at NBC and he loves it- never a dull day.

Post # 65
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228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m a 5th grade technology teacher and I love my job!  I don’t know where you’re at <font size=”2″ color=”#81a026″>Erisque</font> but leave private school and go public!  The pays WAY better 95% of the time and tech is what people (parents, students, administrators and for the most part, even other teachers) want.

I too think it is super neat to hear what other people do.  I’m also an adjunct graduate school professor but that’s not as cool or lucrative as it sounds but it looks good on my resume and can be interesting.  I’d like marquismiss to train me to teach in a distance learning environment.

Post # 66
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30 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m a doctor, obgyn to be exact.  And I loooove my job!!  There are hard moments like diagnosing cancer or miscarriages, but so much more rewarding moments like delivering a brand newborn to this world!!  Even after thousands of deliveries, each patient and her newborn child is exciting and truly beautiful and I am so blessed to be in this field. 

Post # 67
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Bride2Bee2009 — He teaches middle school history and he teaches the coolest Law and Society class where they put Fairy Tales on trial!

Post # 68
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I am a kindergarten teacher.  I love it!  I have been teaching the little ones for 13 years and couldn’t ask for a better job!

Post # 69
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349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I don’t work for Apple, I am just a major iphone/ipod fan. 🙂

I am a technical director and also a photographer. I oversee the web design/development/user experience for a major website. I like my day job but I love love love my photography job.

Post # 70
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80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am a 5th grade special ed teacher. I love my job! I hate some of the paperwork, and I do get frustrated, but I also always feel very rewarded doing what I do!

Post # 71
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250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am a search engine marketer! I manage a team of account managers – we buy ad space on search engines and their partners for our clients. It’s a fun and ever changing industry – though right now with the market how it is, things have been kinda stressful!

Post # 72
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2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I am an editor. I edit academic articles for a major journal publisher. I am really good at my job but I don’t really love it. I went to school for counseling and it broke me with the emotional demandingness of the program (not the clients, they were very nice, but the supervisors). But now I wish I had more human interaction. So since I like my company, I am really getting involved at my job and volunteering new ideas of things I want to do (mostly to get away from so much editing), which is more along the line of training. It’s starting to work…

Post # 73
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58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m a clinical social worker for a hospital. The shifts are wonky, but I work mostly in the ER and the swing shift, which I *love*. I get to see a lot of very sick, crazy, down-and-out people, but it is something that I love and couldn’t imagine leaving.

Post # 74
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124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m a higher education administrator, and most days I love my job! I get to work with students and parents on issues that they may be having and every day is so different. It’s so nice to do something that you know may positively impact someone’s life on a daily basis.

Post # 75
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102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was an elementary school teacher for 6 years and I HATED it!  I loved teaching, but hated the job of teacher.  Now I work in sales/customer service for a fair trade accessories wholesale company.  I love the sales and customer interaction, as well as our awesome products, and am committed to the artisans we serve.  Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like the best fit for me personally, so I’ll probably move on in a year.  It’s definitely hard to career change, people see "elementary teacher" and don’t realize how many skills teaching develops that are transferable.  Hopefully I’ll find my dream career soon- so envious of those who do what they love!

Post # 76
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@MegK- I hear you on the not being challenged enough!

I’m a clinical data analyst at a large med-tech company. I really enjoy my job because I get to analyze device data from hospitals and use computer skills like querying databases and programming for a really good cause, and every bit of analysis I do goes right back to the hospitals so that they can improve their device settings and inventory management to make life easier for nurses and pharmacists! I really feel like what I do makes a difference and I enjoy learning about different medications.

However, it’s not really that challenging- I’m thinking about going to get my MBA so I get have a more challenging job or finding something business oriented that I could do in a hospital. Furthermore, while I like the company I’m at and we’re doing relatively well despite the recession, my department had some budget cuts so I’m not getting the R&D support I need or the supplemental training that I want, which makes my life pretty frustrating some days!

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