Jobs

Petergd (@petergd) 10 years, 2 months ago

I am bored at work and figured I would see what kinda jobs everyone has…There are fun jobs, jobs no one likes, jobs that make you rich, jobs that keep you from being poor, part times jobs, summer jobs, dirty jobs, fullfilling jobs, the list goes on.

During the summer I come home from school and work at some outdoor batting cages. Its pretty chill most of the time but since there is only one person managing the place at any given moment…it can get really frantic at times. But I love my job, I give people tokens, fix/adjust shitty old pitching machines, read, watch tv, small talk, stare at the clear blue Arizon sky. And of course browse this website on my phone whenever it isn’t busy.

What kinda jobs do you all have?

June 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm
Mark (2) (@swifti) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I work in a factory mass producing bread. I hate my life every time I walk in to that place. My day is just full of t=doing the same thing over and over again non stop for 8 hours…. And plus on top of that it gets so hot during the summer because we work around giant ovens all day. Easy 100 plus everyday during July. But lucky for me I no longer work on the side where you work 10 to 12 hours everyday for 2 months straight with no days off! So glad I got switched to the area I am in now! But guess I should be thankful for having a job. Oh yea I am also in a Union and it sucks!

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Petergd (149) (@petergd) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

Yeah a job is better than no job..But I know the feeling of hating everything whenever you walk into work, that was the story of my life when I was a ‘sandwhich artist’ at Subway. Having the smell of Subway stained into my flesh whenever I got off was pretty naw.

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epiphaniesarefun (3) (@epiphaniesarefun) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I’m a business analyst in a call center for a multibillion dollar company that does retirement, fixed annuities, and variable annuities. I do scheduling, forecasting, and reporting. I actually love my job because I get to handle all of the staffing, but it can be depressing: my company pays people the minimum they can, and gives them the minimum they can in long term benefits. It’s sad. But I enjoy doing what I can for people I work with…that makes me happy :-)

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Dolly (14) (@dollywicks) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I work at Starbucks and surprisingly it’s really really enjoyable! Some customers are picky and rude but it feels really good working for a corperation that isn’t evil and the occasional nice customer who I’ll end up striking up a conversation with makes it fully worth it. They pay me pretty good and give me benefits( and I’m a part time employee!) on top of unlimited drinks and a free lb of coffee or tin of tea every week.
Your batting cage job definitely seems like an interesting one though, I’m certainly jealous.

@swifti I’m sorry to hear.. that sounds pretty bad :/ once you get a new job I’m sure you’ll appreciate it that much more though! Hopefully they at least pay you decent

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valentulus (0) (@valentulus) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

Work in a factory on a production line doing highly repetitive work, 8 hour shifts 5 days a week, often expected to do overtime. I know I’m capable of more than this, but some stupid part of me dropped out of university a few years ago, and here I am, with no real direction in my life. Dislike the job, dislike the way us workers are treated by the ‘managers’, although I do very much enjoy the social company of my fellow workers, I feel like I’m in a prison everyday until the shift finishes. I’m happy, though. Not quite as satisfied with my life as I could be, but I’m a happy person, for many reasons.

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Kevin (188) (@bigred) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

Ive always had trouble coming up with a real job title, and really just hate the absolute slavery that is the westurn worlds job market, so ive never really had a “payed into the bank” job.

I dig holes, split wood, cut grass, pressure wash, paint, do street magic, help my dealers with legal investments(stock broker of sorts?), set up mushroom/plant grows, and redistrubute select psychoactives where its legal to do so :3 to name afew.

It kinda sucks not having check to count on, but it also helps me live more in the moment, and appreciate every meal i get. Its no fun going hungry, and its no fun conforming, so i figured i needed to find a middle ground.

One day i plan on hitting the lotto and starting afew businesses though. Ive already got staff to run them, and really profitable ideas that require almost no effort other than initial construction. I guess when that day comes ill be able to lable myself a little easier.

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Luis (1) (@runawaytrain) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@valentulus, for a second there i thought you were describing my job haha. i work in a shop that manufactures these huge harvesting machines for pistachios walnuts, and prunes. during the summer i work from 6 to 4:30 and i absolutely hate waking up at 5:30, although my hours get cut a little during school. its repetitive, its boring, but the pay is decent and im saving up nearly all i can to have some money when i transfer to a university next year

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Lucas (16) (@lucashill) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I’m a full time student, but I work part time as a gardener/handyman. I love working outside, but my boss is a total micro-manager; I can’t even pull weeds without him looking over my shoulder. I’m about to start my summer job- I’ll be a custodian at my university. Cleaning dorm rooms for 8 hours a day, what fun. Ah well, it’s a paycheck (and I can finally pay back my loans from my parents!)

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Galactimus the Tang Slayer (3) (@galactimus) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I’m a bus boy, but from AZ as well. I used to work in a movie and music store, but had to quit because of school and regret it ever since! But I bus at an Outback Steakhouse and make close to 8.5-9/hr on most days, so I guess I can’t complain, especially since I’ve only been here five months and leave for college in two. Funny though, I remember ALMOST getting a job at the outdoor batting cages by my house, but lost out on it. It seems really fun and laid back though

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Anonymous (29) (@) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I’m an assistant manager at a semi-big name pizza chain and I absolutely hate my job. It is terrible. I’ve worked for the company for 2.5 years and I get paid $8.25/hr. We’re not allowed overtime. I delegate workers, do paperwork (and it is all MANUAL, we don’t have any sort of computer at all), decide on the flow of product… otherwise, I literally am a crew member. I do all of the operational things they do too, just a little less since I have to fit in time to do paperwork. We don’t get breaks, we’re expected to work nonstop. I’ve been so brainwashed by this company, I feel guilty stopping for 5 minutes to grab a snack in between customers or a second to take a drink of something. They treat their employees like cattle, all of them. All the way up to the regional supervisors.
They’re the devil.

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Petergd (149) (@petergd) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@dollywicks, I’m jealous of your job! You get to make tasty creations all day PLUS you get coffee or tea on the weekly. Not gunna lie…I wouldn’t mind swapping jobs for the day! On that note, I am surprised they don’t have a show about people trading jobs. Since they literally have TV shows of just about everything possible.

@bigred, Great minds think alike, I plan in on winning the Mega Millions lottery.

@galactimus I’ve only been to Outback a couple of times, but it has been de-lish on both occasions. Where are you going to college at?

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Petergd (149) (@petergd) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@almoim, I’m sorry you had to quit your tour guide job, I have a friend who has the same job and i’ve seen her around campus from a couple times giving tours. I would imagine being a tutor would be an awesome job…you get to teach without all of the obligations/assignments/headaches of normal teachers and still get a sense of fulfillment from it.

But yes, you should start turning in those time sheets Missy! :p

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Anonymous (4) (@) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@petergd haha thanks :) What are you majoring btw? & I agree! What I love about AVID tutoring is that its not normal tutoring where students just ask questions and we give them the answer. They have to come in prepared and we just have to ask them questions that essentially answers their initial point of confusion. Haha so it’s even better =P All jokes aside, its kinda fun to see them grow intellectually. :)

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Anonymous (251) (@) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I’m a shop assistant in a pretty big department store chain. It’s one of the better jobs I’ve had and I’m just thankful that I don’t dread it everyday. I’ve been quite lucky and managed to progress quickly (I’ve been there for 10 months) and I’m often given supervisor tasks to do which is great because it keeps it more interesting if I’m not on the till all day everyday dealing with the general public. I’m generally happy in any job if each day is a little different. And breaks are great. If I’m at work for 9 hours I get 1 and a half hours split up over the day.

My only gripe is that I’m paid minimum wage and no matter how hard I work money’s a struggle.

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Petergd (149) (@petergd) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@almoim, I am going to major in Psychology and get my minor in Nutritional Sciences. I was thinking about doing my major in NS and a minor in Psychology… but I’m too fascinated by the brain O_o ha! Your method of tutoring sounds much better than the old fashion way and it seems like you vastly enjoy it! Talk about a win-win

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Petergd (149) (@petergd) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@siantastic, Not dreading your job everyday is quite nice! But that often comes with minimum wage unfortunately -_-

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Anonymous (4) (@) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@petergd ha! awesome! I’m doing clinical psychology and love itttt also :)

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Skye (1,627) (@skye) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@petergd, @swifti, hey I work in a sandwich shop too!!! Mine is family owned though. . 4 brothers all have their own shop. It’s pretty awesome, especially being in a small town. Petergd I know what you mean about the smell. . . everyday when I leave me, my jacket, my purse and clothes all smell like italian. Mark. . .what made you take the job at the bread factory??? What is keeping you there??

And to everybody else who feels underpaid I have a bit of advice. . . move to a small town. I’m 16, live in a small town of about 10,000 and get paid $9.00 an hour plus tip (which puts me at about $15 an hour) making sandwiches. In small towns there are more family owned businesses where people can pay you more because they are not cooperate owned.

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Anonymous (251) (@) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@petergd, You’re absolutely right actually…my worst jobs have been the best paid ones.

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Alicia Lee (146) (@aliwine) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I am an Early Childhood Educator, I work teaching children three months to twelve years. I make more than minimum wage and have full benefits. I love my job, but I am planning on furthering my education soon to possibly become a Child Life Specialist. =]

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Anonymous (170) (@) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I work as a technology consultant and designer at my cousin’s toy business. Its fairly interesting since I can work with a product from inception tell it actually reaches the market. Its also led to me personally acquiring a few toy patents (50% of the equity belongs to the company). I’m actually working on a few non-toy related patents, so we’ll see how that goes. During the semester though my hours are sporadic to say the least, so I can’t wait for graduation. I make 15 an hour, plus a bonus for timely creation of products, I also can earn a royalty on all patents I create for the company. So despite the sporadic hours, I eke out a living.

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LJ (38) (@lozzjd) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

I work part time in customer service. I used to be full time but i didnt like how little time i was spending doing the things i love so now i have more time for art and am about to start a sign language course and a teachers aide course. I am also in 2 bands which occasionally make me a litte bit of cash but not recently.

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LJ (38) (@lozzjd) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@bigred, your life sounds fantastic. good on you man!!

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trevormsu (59) (@trevormsu) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@petergd, I am a psych major too!

I work as a tutor for my college’s athletic department. The pay is minimum wage, but I actually enjoy my work.

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Mark (2) (@swifti) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

@skye the only reason I ever took the job is because just about my whole family already works there and it is not easy to come by such a good paying job out here so easy. Not only does the money keep me there but I also get a scholarship for just working there! So im just toughing it out cause I need the money…

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