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Old February 11 2013, 07:48 PM   #16
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Re: Your job...

I like my job too. I'm a software developer. We're using some great technology and tools. It's a challenge but isn't overly stressful. No overtime required, and my co-workers are for the most part wonderful to work with. I couldn't really ask for a better job. It's what I love to do, and I can't think of a job I'd prefer more.
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Old February 11 2013, 09:24 PM   #17
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I like my industry. I.... sometimes, kinda, a little... like my company. I most definitely do like my salary and benefits. But the specific job duties that I perform I no longer enjoy. I wish that it was easier to move around within the organization but it can be incredibly difficult to do so. Finding a new job - either inside of or outside of my organization - is on my to-do list for 2013 but I've got a few more immediate things in my life that need to be addressed, first.
Do you work for Ikea? They treat their workers fairly (I do not work for Ikea just a customers opinion)
No, I work for cable TV network.
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Old February 11 2013, 09:31 PM   #18
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I'm a manager/bartender at a local microbrewery. We are expanding fast and have just started bottling our beer and selling it in stores (should be available nationwide within the next year). I haven't even been there for a full year, but in that time I have made more friends and more connections around town than I ever have previously. I couldn't be happier.
That sounds terrific! What's the beer brand???
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Old February 11 2013, 11:28 PM   #19
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I'm a manager/bartender at a local microbrewery. We are expanding fast and have just started bottling our beer and selling it in stores (should be available nationwide within the next year). I haven't even been there for a full year, but in that time I have made more friends and more connections around town than I ever have previously. I couldn't be happier.
That sounds terrific! What's the beer brand???
Bent River Brewing Company.

Right now it's only available in Illinois and Iowa (unless you want to buy it online and have it shipped to you), but we're continuing to expand. The brewery has been around for 15 years, but this is the first time we've ever gotten into bottling and distribution.
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Old February 11 2013, 11:42 PM   #20
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I love my job. Sometimes I hate it, but I always love it.
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Old February 11 2013, 11:44 PM   #21
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Re: Your job...

I work as a sort of fix-it all handy man in my dads small company. We are 4 full time employees.

We do things like carpentering, painting, wallpapering, tree felling, tree trimming, lawn moving, window renovations, window washing, shovel snow, rake leaves, burn the leaves or trees we've trimmed, put the boat in for the season, take the boat up for the winter, throw stuff at the dump, help people move, clean for the showing of the house when it's to be sold, make sure the house is warm for the weekend, make sure the house haven't been infested by rats, make sure the rats haven't sold the lines on the black market, make sure the lines haven't sold the rats on the black market and all other sorts of small things you can think of that we have the knowledge and legal clearance for. All the things that people do not have the time, knowledge or strength for.

It's very varied work. For better and worse. I can honestly say that if I have become bored with a certain task, there's almost always something different to do.

Do I love it? Some days. Some days when I'm moving the lawn a beautiful summers day on a lot with a fantastic view of the sea (and there quite a few lots like that around here), and I'm just walking around building up a decent sweat and listening to some music...and then realizing I actually get payed for this, then yeah, I love it.

Most days I "just" really like it. And of course some days I hate it. Like when you shovel snow all day long and then gotta redo the next fucking day because there's more snow! But, I won't be doing this my whole life. I want do something a bit more aesthetically creative. But for now, and probably for a few years more, this will do quite fine.
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Also, we have one of those old-timey rolling book ladders, which is awesome, and the printers are on my floor near my desk, so when I get board at work, I just pretend we're an old-timey printing press and I imagine all my coworkers with handlebar mustaches and visors and waistcoats and bussels and corsets and things.
I do say, that sounds absolutely smashing!
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Old February 12 2013, 06:09 AM   #22
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I'm a part-time English teacher in Japan, as well as an author. I like my teaching job because it is often on-on-one teaching. But the pay is okay and I usually work nights.
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Old February 12 2013, 07:37 AM   #23
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My job is one of the most people involved ones ever! Well, maybe not ever; but I do deal with a lot of really stupid, rude and just flat mundane people. I;m a cashier at a grocery store. I have to remember tons of produce and grocery codes in order to ring things that have no barcodes. I have to remember where everything is in the store to help people that have shopped there for years find something they've never bought before. I have to clean checkstands and count down tills. I have to cash out lottery tickets and issue tons of refunds because they'll buy something and later find out that it's the wrong item.

Hey, the good side of my job is that I don't have to worry about what I'm going to wear to work every day like I used to when I worked in clothing retail. I wear a blue, button down shirt with our store name embroidered on it; black trousers and a black apron with our store name embroidered on it. I'm technically supposed to tuck in my work shirt, but I can't because it's a men's and it doesn't fit 'round my hips properly and I'm also technically supposed to wear black socks with my uniform; but really, who's going to see my socks? Besides, I don't even own a pair of black socks. I hate them, they're so boring it's not even funny.

I can't even begin to tell you how many cuts and scrapes I get during a normal work shift. Pineapples and artichokes are the worst produce to handle because they cut you up like it's no one's business. Butter boxes, beer cases; and bills people use to pay me with are equally dangerous. You wouldn't normally think so, but my Gods; if you grab them wrong, they will literally cut you to the freakin' bone. Some of my worst cuts I've gotten on boxes of butter, beer bottle caps; and our paper bags. I have one on my arm from the top edge of a paper bag that actually needed stitches. Of course, they had me perform a urine test; but hey, if you get hurt bad enough that you break a bone or need stitches, it's required. Thank Rassilon that I didn't have anything incriminating.
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Old February 12 2013, 08:23 AM   #24
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I know exactly what you mean. As a student I had a weekend job in the stationary department of a department store. Paper can cause horrible wounds. A layman wouldn't believe how dangerous the stuff can be (weird, that paper isn't required yet to wear a warning message). I once cut my wrist and missed the artery literally by a few micrometers.
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Now I'm at a crossroads of sorts, I'm moving a from Long Island NY to upstate NY near Syracuse. I'm going to loose all my video production clients
Couldn't you edit all those videos from afar? They could mail you the data and you mail them the edited version back?
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Old February 12 2013, 10:01 AM   #25
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I work in retail management, it is an ok job but there are two major problems.

1) The "staff" you have to manage are usually always University students, they tend to be lazy and unreliable. They really don't want to be there and will do the bare minimum to keep their job and get paid. They push the boundaries to the absolute limit, and you have to be on top of them 24/7 when it feels like they really ought to know how to behave at work.

2. What I like to call "the glass ceiling"

The chain of command in retail is as follows.

Part Timer
Full Timer
Section Manager
Assistant Manager
Branch Manager

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Area Manager
And Above

I got to Branch Manager with two years of hard work, and hit the glass ceiling. It seems to be nigh on impossible to go beyond without a Degree from university.

For me it's annoying as I didn't have the option to go to university due to having to help support the household when my parents were in financial difficulty, however the company hires graduates with degrees which have nothing to do with their position, and no experience.

An example of this is the recent hiring of a sport and leisure graduate as "Online manager", as far as I can tell she updates the facebook and twitter page, and does some other basic tasks. A Branch manager could have easily done this position, but they wanted a degree, and it didn't matter what it was in.

I'm now stuck in a position where I either go to university for 3 years, or try to break the glass ceiling somehow. It's frustrating as I feel I have a lot more to offer, but I may need to go back to school in order to progress, two steps back, one step forward.
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Old February 12 2013, 01:16 PM   #26
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Re: Your job...

How about telling the uppermost ranks exactly what you told us now? It shows that you have initiative, intelligence, inside knowledge and aim at the best for the company. It might impress them.
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Old February 12 2013, 03:38 PM   #27
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I mostly sit at a desk posting stuff on a messageboard. Sometimes I look after a website and most of the time just now I do video editing and multimedia stuff.
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Old February 12 2013, 07:22 PM   #28
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Rhubarbodendron wrote: View Post
I know exactly what you mean. As a student I had a weekend job in the stationary department of a department store. Paper can cause horrible wounds. A layman wouldn't believe how dangerous the stuff can be (weird, that paper isn't required yet to wear a warning message). I once cut my wrist and missed the artery literally by a few micrometers.
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Now I'm at a crossroads of sorts, I'm moving a from Long Island NY to upstate NY near Syracuse. I'm going to loose all my video production clients
Couldn't you edit all those videos from afar? They could mail you the data and you mail them the edited version back?
I'm gonna continue with most of editing only clients but they don't make up the bulk of where my income comes from, its the Video Production side where I'm going to loose everything and would need to build up again in Syracuse. I have significant investment in cameras, lighting and other video equipment but from what I have seen the need for freelance video production up in Syracuse is very limited. I won't really know for sure until I get up there, so we will see.
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Old February 12 2013, 07:37 PM   #29
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Are you presently okay with your work? Maybe you really like it? Or are you having a difficult time?
If I could make a living doing the things I like to do I'd kiss my job goodbye and never look back.

All my superiors are "weak" in some way, and the weakness seems to increase at each higher level of authority.
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Old February 12 2013, 10:07 PM   #30
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I'm gonna continue with most of editing only clients but they don't make up the bulk of where my income comes from, its the Video Production side where I'm going to loose everything and would need to build up again in Syracuse. I have significant investment in cameras, lighting and other video equipment but from what I have seen the need for freelance video production up in Syracuse is very limited. I won't really know for sure until I get up there, so we will see.
Consider branching out your sights to include Rochester, NY. A bit of a drive, but a much larger potential client base. Rochester is still home to some Fortune 500 companies and has a population of over 1,000,000+ people. More oppertunity there to explore if you're willing to drive an hour to get there.

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