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

posted 11 years ago in Career
Post # 122
9 posts

I work as an engineer at a large telecom corporation and I *hate* it. They use the term "engineer" so loosely that they have people with real engineering degrees, like me, doing mindless data entry all day. I’m trying very hard to find a programming job, but the economy is a nightmare….

Post # 123
24 posts

i’m a clinical social worker works who works for an agency that serves disadvantaged youth in the inner city of Chicago.  I used to do direct practice but now do more administrative stuff.  love my job and am passionate about advocacy and social justice!

Post # 124
22 posts

I’m a web designer and photographer. I love both my jobs.

Post # 125
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

I’m a 4th grade teacher and I love my job. It’s my first day of a 3 week intersession. No complaints here!

Post # 126
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m a Financial Analyst. While I do love it at times… I often don’t. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 127
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

wow, so many professionals on here, you’d never think you’ be so crafty

I’m a physician, a Neurologist, I love love love neuroanatomy which if 50% of what I do, figuring out the localization, I love the brain, there are days my job is rewarding like when someone comes back and they’re feeling better, I think wow, I did that? Or I advise, and I’m thinking wow, this is my vocation, I gte this.

There are other times I want to throw my pager in the nearest river when I  have a nice meal with friends. It’s a privilege and a burden. I love that I get to make a difference, but I don’t love that it takes a lot out of my freetime, it eats up my weekends when I want to relax or have fun. On the other hand if I weren’t a doc I couldn’t travel as much as I do. There are pros and cons


if I weren’t  a doc I would be an artist which is probably why I have so many DIY projects ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 128
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’m an attorney in a big firm in DC and I love it!

Post # 129
37 posts

I’m a Wedding Specialist/Catering Sales Manager at a hotel.  I hate having a monetary goal over my head every month.  I’m not the "sales" type and I’m really burnt out from working all day & night and weekends. 

 I am looking for a new position but not sure what.  I wanted to be an Event/Floral Designer but i’m at a point right now where I just want a normal job I can go to and leave and not have to think about it.  By having a job like this, I can use my free time to doing things that really matter to me. 

Wouldn’t it be nice to trade jobs with each other to see if they are the right fit? 

Post # 130
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I work for a limo company. I love my co-workers and would love my job if 85% of my clients weren’t spoiled rotten… I love working on wedding reservations though! There is nothing in the world better than helping make someone’s wedding wonderful.

Post # 131
1044 posts
Bumble bee

I currently work in Human Resources for a manufacturing company, where we design and make trailers.  I focus primarily in benefits, where I help advise employees on their health care plans and 401K.  I also help with new hire orientation and do recruitment from time to time when there’s a need.  I also plan our holiday parties (which helps given the fact that I’m planning my own wedding).

My job isn’t so bad since I work Monday through Friday and have weekends off.  Compared to my previous job as a social worker, this job is 100 times less stressful.

Post # 132
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m a zookeeper! I LOVE my job- pretty much the best job ever. I get to work with grizzly bears, black bears and wolves everyday ๐Ÿ™‚  It’s a hard, dirty job but I love it!!

Post # 133
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace

I’m an actress and I LOVE it ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s hard work and you have to deal with a lot of rejection and competition, not to mention how little money most of us make, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I get to do the coolest things and meet the coolest people during "a day at the office." 

Post # 134
11810 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

I just graduated from law school (today, actually!).  I’m working part-time for an environmental government agency and studying for the bar exam (in July).  I hope to find a full-time environmental law job in the near future.

However, I don’t think I want to practice law forever.  i’d love to run a restaurant (I was a waitress for several years), work in the fashion industry (maybe as a stylist or creative director?), or be a flight attendant on this new airline that’s just for dogs!  I’ve always wanted to work in the publishing industry as an editor.  We’ll see what happens!

Post # 135
898 posts
Busy bee

I love this thread! It’s so interesting to see what everyone in the hive does!

I’m a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist…or, Recreation Therapist. A much lesser-known therapy, but it’s like a combination of several therapies- but using fun activities! I make mediocre money, but I love working with my participants.

I coordinate community programming for individuals with special needs full-time. And I work part-time at a psychiatric hospital part-time providing therapy through recreation for mental-health patients. I absolutely love psych! I even met my Fiance when he worked at the psychiatric facility (no, he was not a patient!).

I love that I have a hand in making sure people get to have fun and live better through recreation. Especially people who are so often "written off" or their needs are ignored in the community!

Post # 136
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I worked full time for 9 years at the Happiest Place on Earth then decided to quit to finish my undergradute work.  I’m majoring in Poli Sci and hope to go to law school one day.  Until then I’m a full time student and a full time Housefiance. I am also currently doing an intership with a non-profit legal agency that provides legal education to the underepresented community of Long Beach.  I love going to school and my internship.  My Fiance is a software engineer and he absolutely loves his job.

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