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What's the best job you ever had??

 
 
husker
 
Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 02:36 pm
Taking off from gustavratzenhofer topic of the worst job you ever had - It would be great to hear about the best job you ever had - and if it's what you did or what what you earned or the combination or what ever else
made it so great.


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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 02:55 pm
I would pay somebody to have my present job. Its been financially rewqarding with a lot of risk taking and all kinds of adventure. Yep, I was born to do what I am
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husker
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 03:12 pm
I like the sound of that for a job! How much money we talking here???
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 03:22 pm
I don't make a ton of money, but I wouldn't trade my job for anything.
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 04:11 pm
I've had a lot of different jobs and some were excellent at the time but now I don't know if I'd do them again.

One that springs to mind as having been great and would be great again was being an Adjunct Professor. The problem is, the pay stank, but I loved what I did and couldn't wait to get there.

My best-paying job was Quality Assurance Tester, but it was dull as dishwater. Still, I'd sit there, watch the clock and think, "ka-ching" if I was really bored.
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PDiddie
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 04:20 pm
Blow, followed closely by hand.

Seriously, two years ago I finally screwed up the courage to go into business for myself, and now only wished I'd been braver sooner.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 04:22 pm
The best job was (besides one similar to jespah's: low paid part time adjunct professor) my seven years as "youth-worker": being a one-man-team, with a rather great budget, responsible for the " 'outside school sexual education, anti-drug preventation and 'anti-sexistic boy's and emanzipating girl's youthwork' " of a whole county.

And during that time, the best I've ever done was the planning, organizing and moderating of an "anti-drug-disco", together with the 'state FBI', attended by 4,500 kids.
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husker
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 05:34 pm
Wow Walter!

Pdiddle - tell us more Wink
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PDiddie
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 05:38 pm
husker wrote:
Pdiddle - tell us more Wink


Go get yer own sex life... :wink:
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eoe
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 06:11 pm
I've had great jobs in advertising and graphic design, a steady climb from art school to retail advertising to having my own business. When I worked for one of the top retailers in Chicago, it was a stressful job and could really wear you down but it was also a very glamorous position, working with top models and photographers and the perks were plentiful and wonderful and outrageous. And the pay wasn't bad. It was a great job. I had a blast. My last nine to five was working for a theatre and altho it's non-profit, meaning low pay, the staff was full of creative, smart, groovy people and the vibe was just beautiful and I loved it! Also, I had never worked with such a diverse group of people, black, white, male, female, gay, straight. Throw in meeting and schmoozing with stage actors and my introduction to designing on the computer, in 1994, and you can imagine how nutty I was to get to work every day. I LOVED that job. But alas, it couldn't last...
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husker
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 07:17 pm
eoe an experience - yes! ?
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eoe
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 08:19 pm
Yes indeed.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2003 09:52 pm
I've been lucky -- I've had a lot of good jobs. Very few that I totally hated. Working at the zoo rocked. (3 summers.) Working at the used bookstore was great. (Hanging out with my boss, who became one of my best friends.) Creating and directing my center was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Incredibly stressful, incredibly rewarding.
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husker
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2003 09:26 am
My favorite job was doing Fraud Investigation for Visa and Mastercard, also right up there was taking hotcalls (fraud in progress) - this could be exciting and stressful at the same time.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jan, 2004 10:20 am
I loved working for welfare in a strange way because I learned so much about being a woman and about human dignity from my clients.

I liked substitute teaching in Arlington, MA recently because I learned a great deal from my colleagues: more than I did in education courses in the 60s and 70s.

I loved working in traffic as a temp for WBUR-FM: stimulating environment filled with intelligent, funny and caring people.
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jan, 2004 11:01 am
Playing and Performing....what else is there?
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