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What is your job and do you like it?
« on: March 09, 2017, 05:35:07 PM »
I was going to save this thread until after graduation, but that's a few weeks away and I've already started training, so what they hell.

My job will be hospital pharmacist. Whenever a doctor writes an order for a medication for a patient, it gets sent to my computer. I review it and make sure the dose/med is correct and verify it or call to make an intervention. From there, a technician prepares the med, which I check off on and then they take it up to the floor.

In contrast to a CVS or Walgreens, I have no contact with the general public. I just interact with doctors, nurses and people in my department. I work with a bunch of eccentric goofballs and we have a lot of fun. I consider myself very fortunate to enjoy my job.
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 06:14:11 PM »
I'm into landscaping and painting. They both kind of offset each other nicely. I don't mind either as long as my back feels good.  In the landscape dept, there is so much to learn about plants and trees it's fascinating. The heavy lifting gets old though. With painting, the indoor jobs can be fun because you can crank the tunes and paint away.  They both have their pros and cons though. Work isn't always fun, because it's work..
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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 06:41:40 PM »
I work in Business Development

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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 07:09:11 PM »
I work in distribution for a relatively small, employee-owned medical device company. My schedule is great, I get the opportunity to work a bit of overtime if I want it, and I get good benefits. It's repetitive, but it's a good gig.

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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 07:10:06 PM »
I'm a Process Operator/Firefighter at a Southern California oil refinery.  I started my 27 years with the company as a Merchant Marine working on oil tankers.  My career has been a love/hate type thing.  At present, I'm 6 yrs from retirement, and can't wait to retire.  In the grand scheme of things though, I feel VERY fortunate to have had the career that I have had.  Especially as a High School drop out (GED) and no college.  In my current position while I'm on shift I run one of the largest Process Units in our refinery, the Delayed Coking unit.  It is challenging on a daily basis for sure!  Always things to learn, new systems, processes, personel, etc.

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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 07:53:44 PM »
I worked as a GM for a 32 room hotel for 6 years eventually owning a part of it. It was a lot of fun for the first 4 years, I was in my early 20's making awesome money but it wore on me and the hours were nuts. Eventually the opportunity came to buy the remaining stake in the hotel and I just passed on it going into the IT field and I loved it.

I've been doing a lot of help desk roles since then but I just recently landed a job as a business analyst which (from what I was told in my interview) will meld both my business and technical skills. I start Monday and I can't wait.

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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 07:56:01 PM »
Creative Director. 13 professional years of design, print, and marketing experience. It's fun, but who I do the work for has a huge impact on the enjoyment level.
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 08:09:09 PM »
I'm a psychotherapist as I work to finish my doctorate before officially becoming a psychologist.



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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2017, 08:20:49 PM »
I'm a psychotherapist as I work to finish my doctorate before officially becoming a psychologist.

When I was in high school, this was what I wanted to do. I assumed that it would mean way too much reading and report writing, which I hated.
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2017, 08:22:52 PM »
I'm a psychotherapist as I work to finish my doctorate before officially becoming a psychologist.

When I was in high school, this was what I wanted to do. I assumed that it would mean way too much reading and report writing, which I hated.

I read way too little (no idea how I'm getting A's) and I love writing (not assessments) so I'm good with it.
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2017, 08:25:59 PM »
I don't have any regrets, but it was a big interest for me at the time.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2017, 08:56:28 PM »
I sell electronics and electronics accessories and if my store sold guns some unfortunate migrant janitor would've been tasked with cleaning my brains off the linoleum a long time ago.
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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2017, 09:25:10 PM »
I'm a Sausage Maker.  The job requires me to be very meticulous when adding all of the various ingredients as I have to take care to make sure that I don't wind up with bits of hair and torn fabric in the finished product.



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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2017, 09:57:43 PM »
I am a manager at my family's grocery store, where I specialize in produce and beverages. Fancy way of saying I run those departments.

Best part is working with my family, worst part is working with my family. We all get along and recognize each others strengths and weaknesses. I can communicate a bit more honestly than I normally would at another job and can fight and argue and not really worry about getting fired or anything  :lol. At the end of the day, we have each other's backs.

Other positives are a great schedule, great pay and benefits, and I get to work with some pretty cool people, some I've known since I've been a little kid. Another one, I've developed a close relationship with that helps me elevate my game to the next level and really brings out the best in me. We argue, we laugh, we kick ass and have great chemistry. I wouldn't trade that relationship with her for anything and was one of the main reasons I decided to stick with the job apart from what I already listed.

It's pretty cool.
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2017, 10:09:04 PM »
I'm a data center technician for an online advertising technology company. I enjoy it for the most part, specifically for this company compared to similar roles at previous jobs.

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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2017, 11:36:15 PM »
I'm a physical therapist practicing for the past nine years. Pretty much done outpatient orthopedics during that time, helping people return to normal function after injury and/or surgery. Very gratifying work for sure. I love doing what I do.

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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2017, 11:45:41 PM »
I bartend, serve and manage a fancy shmancy wine bar. I enjoy it for the most part. Obviously people being cunt fucks gets to me now and again but on the other end there are also a lot of cool peeps I get to meet/serve/work with. I'm too used to it now to do anything else at the moment and my other life situation has me more or less here for the foreseeable future. I work my ass off but I'm also banking so...it's a good thing for now. Might turn into a career. Dunno...restaurants have been my life soooo...*shrug*

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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2017, 12:15:01 AM »
I work at our local social services office as an IT administrator. I take care of all things IT (computers, phones, printers etc.) and I also manage our website. I've been here for 9 years now.

I like it a lot, since it's what I want to do and what I've studied to become. It can be stressful at times, but it's rewarding - I often hear from the others "What would I even do without you?".

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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2017, 06:07:55 AM »
I'm a web developer. Mainly front end but these days, I do get down and dirty with some backend stuff as well.
I love the front end part of it, it's an ever evolving line of business where much of what I studied 8 years ago does not apply at all today. But that's the fun part of it - I never got too comfortable and bored.

Also, I get to hang out with fellow nerds all day and discuss the latest Zelda so that's a plus.  :lol
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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2017, 06:10:27 AM »
Business Analyst for a major insurer. I hate it. I think the role of business analyst actually isn't all that bad, but insurance is the most god awful and boring subject matter on the planet.

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« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2017, 06:14:06 AM »
Mainly front end but these days, I do get down and dirty with some backend stuff as well.

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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2017, 06:26:10 AM »
I am a manager of a company that works on our customer's site (Wal Mart Distribution Center)  We sort the pallets buy quality and ship out these pallets and well as give pallets back to Wal Mart for reuse. We also handle the cardboard for recycling.  we did $90,000.00 last year in cardboard bales alone.  Crazy to thing about it.

We have 25 employees on 4 shifts 24/7.

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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2017, 06:52:55 AM »
Business Analyst for a major insurer. I hate it. I think the role of business analyst actually isn't all that bad, but insurance is the most god awful and boring subject matter on the planet.

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« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2017, 07:07:02 AM »
I'm in Marketing. Currently, I'm working for an engineering and environmental consulting firm as a Marketing Coordinator. My responsibilities vary from designing and writing proposals, to developing marketing material, simple graphics layout, print coordination, etc...

Generally speaking I like my job, my company treats us well and the people I work with are pretty cool. Some days it's very stressful, others not so much.

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« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2017, 07:14:30 AM »
I work in the administration of a large auditing firm. Mainly I'm dispatchign work for others. The job is not that interesting but I've got two lovely colleagues that are fun to work with. But I find myself questioning what the firm stands for more and more as I grow older. It's not that it's illegal what we do but it's very capitalist orientated and I can't really identify with their goals and tactics any more.


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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2017, 07:15:13 AM »
Software engineer, mostly C++ and Java. I do a mix of app development on Android and core machine learning algorithm implementation, since my company does speech recognition.
Do I like my job? Yes and no. I know I'm pretty damn good at it, but lately the migraines from monitor looking have been killing me, and after 15 years in the industry I feel I'm getting ready for a change. The problem is that I don't really know what else I would be doing. Omg option I've been considering lately is taking a sabbatical.
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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2017, 07:17:35 AM »
rumbo: Have you tried the cave approach? Kill all fluorescent and overhead lighting and only use low wattage desk and/or floor lamps? It allows you to lower the brightness on your monitor and dramatically reduces the amount of eyestrain when viewing a monitor for long periods.
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« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2017, 07:20:06 AM »
Yeah, I'm already doing a lot of that. I have always had a very hyperactive visual system (I see the color wheel of projectors, and I have outstanding hand-eye coordination), but I think that's haunting me when it comes to screen exposure. My visual system doesn't like all those sharp parallel lines.
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« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2017, 07:23:11 AM »
Yeah I get it. I used to work in a cave and while I hated being like a shut-in, it saved my eyes for years when I was putting in 70-hour weeks.

These days I vacillate between overhead and natural light and low desk light, depending on the intensity of my work and how my eyes and head are for the day.
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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2017, 07:29:25 AM »
Yeah, I'm already doing a lot of that. I have always had a very hyperactive visual system (I see the color wheel of projectors, and I have outstanding hand-eye coordination), but I think that's haunting me when it comes to screen exposure. My visual system doesn't like all those sharp parallel lines.

Hm, sounds like the problem could be the PWM flicker of the backlight of your monitor, which on a cheaper monitor is even worse at lower brightnesses, and could cause your issues. You could try finding yourself a monitor that's flicker free.
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« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2017, 07:30:47 AM »
I remember when adjusting the refresh rate on old CRTs would have a drastic effect on my eyestrain. There was a time at work I couldn't get my eyes to stop hurting and on a whim I switched from 75Hz to the same res at 60Hz and suddenly my eyes felt better.
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« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2017, 07:32:04 AM »
Mainly front end but these days, I do get down and dirty with some backend stuff as well.

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Re: What is your job and do you like it?
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2017, 07:52:59 AM »
part time retail at a sporting goods store (20-25 hrs/week), full time Dad.  I've only been at my current job for about six months, but the rest of the staff are pretty laid back and I can talk sports with the guys so I'm good with it.

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« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2017, 07:58:36 AM »
I'm an engineer/project manager for a medical device and sterilization company. I mostly like what I do. This is the best job I've ever had. That being said, I'd quit in a heartbeat if I didn't need to work to support my family.