March 15, 2011 at 3:03 am #97224
AnonymousInactiveMarch 15, 2011 at 3:03 amPost count: 14413
My very favorite job was as a barrista/shift supervisor at a coffee house. Early AM shift. Knew the regular customers’ drinks, enjoyed the conversation and steady flow. After the early rush there was always a list of tasks to do – a rotation of things, actually – never the same assortment each day. Ordering milk, making cold drink components, etc. etc.
Unfortunately, I lost that job when I made an error correcting my punch in time in the passworded computer time clock program (at the end of a 14 hour shift).
PREPORT ABUSEMarch 15, 2011 at 4:24 am #97225
itsallgood25MemberMarch 15, 2011 at 4:24 amPost count: 12
My favorite Job… Hmmmm Well I always get fired so I haven’t found that favorite job. I am going back to School for Business (1 year course) so I am hoping it works out.
But my favorite thing to do is I love Public Speaking. I love the challenge of writing a speech and delivering it to people in a clear manor
I am involved in Toastmasters, if I didn’t have that I would go insane with boredom!REPORT ABUSEMarch 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm #97226
AnonymousInactiveMarch 20, 2011 at 2:49 pmPost count: 14413
I just turned 30 and have found I love Accounting and Economics after working in Banking for 4 years. Banking was great, so many regulations and policies to learn as well as financial information and theories that need to be researched. Add in some amazing regular customers who almost became like family and I found a place in my head I liked to stay. Sadly, the fun jobs don’t always pay well but I’m going to get my Accounting degree and use my skills in a field few people find interesting.
Before school I loved working as a projectionist in a theater. With many screens to handle, the schedule required my full attention but I loved working in a job that people come to enjoy what I do. The occasional emergency also kept my attention for a long time.REPORT ABUSEMarch 20, 2011 at 4:55 pm #97227
WgreenParticipantMarch 20, 2011 at 4:55 pmPost count: 445
Someone once said our strengths are our weaknesses but our weaknesses are our strengths. That said, we all know what our weaknesses are: inability to focus, disorganization, (often) problems with frustration and temper, a tendency to interrupt others while they speak, the list goes on. The upside: “magical thinking”—the ability to see a forest before others see a tree, strong intuition, and often, great people skills. (A lot of ADDers are terrific sales people.)
There is a great irony we see every day that creates a dilemma for the ADD-challenged: “normal” people are often UNFORGIVING of inattentiveness and disorganization. ADDers, on the other hand, are expected to give people who lack insight and creativity a pass. A lack of attention to detail is a sin. An inability to see possibilities and solutions to difficult problems is not. The fact is, in the eyes of the general public, ADDers’ problems, which are abundantly apparent, trump their talents, which can be considerable but are harder to perceive.
Several members have already posted suggestions for ADD-friendly jobs. Others will weigh in. All I would offer is what to avoid—any job that requires an ability to perform tedious tasks on a tight schedule. When you see that in the job description, do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Run for your life!REPORT ABUSEMarch 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm #97228
AnonymousInactiveMarch 20, 2011 at 5:30 pmPost count: 14413
Id say my current job bieng a Dump truck driver. I think I feel more balanced because my eyes are constantly moving and theres always something new to look at going down the road. Im always paying more attention to detail on jobs sites (to avoid accidents) and love what I do everyday. HOWEVER, this is my 3rd year trucking so Im pretty comfortable with what I do, so (I’d say twice a week) if Im the phone or talking on the CB radio, I end up missing my turn!! And sometimes its very frustrating to turn around a large truck or go take a longer different way plus its a waste of time and I can lose money. Ive been doing this for almost a year now and the worse part of it is, some of the meds like adderall is considered “speed” , so the state I live in wont allow CDL drivers to take that kind of a controlled substance to help with multi-tasking. I hear people say a doctors excuse and getting my boss involed (possible higher insurance rates) may allow me to take meds on the road but Im afraid that may be looked at differently or they may be afraid that Im condsidered a liability. Im #2 out of #10 on the senority list at work already so Im hoping that will help. but then again, if that the only problem that I have developed, I suppose I can just deal with it.REPORT ABUSEMarch 20, 2011 at 5:49 pm #97229
AnonymousInactiveMarch 20, 2011 at 5:49 pmPost count: 14413
Anything where I’m allowed to be creative and do things in my own quirky way.REPORT ABUSESeptember 23, 2011 at 1:32 am #97230
AnonymousInactiveSeptember 23, 2011 at 1:32 amPost count: 14413
I’ve worked for the same company for about 23 years in various jobs. My current one is my favourite. Right now I’m a learning and development specialist (I’m a trainer) at an insurance company.
My job has a lot of variety. I’m in class training or developing training material or working on projects. The variety means I’m not bored. My job also allows me a lot of flexibility. If I’m having an off day it doesn’t impact me or my job a lot.REPORT ABUSESeptember 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm #97231
Shadow NexusMemberSeptember 24, 2011 at 9:48 pmPost count: 181
I was really good with computers, but failed badly in getting any job in computer science. I won many awards. It didn’t fit in the corporate drone model they wanted. Later, I realized that the profession was leaving me empty.
So, I took a film class. It like key fitting a lock, a strong click. I was like duck to water. I was at the top of my class. After that, still had the drone problem. My network wasn’t that great back then. Now, I finally have a good network. It took me a while to figure out the specific area. Going through studios was good idea for making money. I was taught the methods. I’d heard about how the studios had the creative control over your project. Your are a paid employee and they can fire you from your own project. ICK, watching them butcher my work and have no say. I’d rather be poor than sell my integrity for money . So, I decided on indie film maker. I make the rules and spend project money on what matters.
For the first time in my life, I was thrilled to be going to a college class. It wasn’t work, it was fun. :]
I have a steady income now, some other money making projects in the works. Soon, i’ll have lower rent apartment. More money!
“Do what you love and get paid for it.” Unknown
What will you choose?
Make a ton of money at a job you hate. Get stressed from long hours at work. Dread every day you have to goto work. Feel depressed and empty. Worry about getting fired due to office politics. Worry about layoffs during an economic downturn, sure your the first person to go. Eat fast food all the time, since you don’t have time to eat healthy. Get worthless junk to keep up with the Jones and get into debt in the process. Worry about how your going to pay your large debt and bills. Later, die early from stress plus unhealthy eating related illnesses like heart disease, stroke, cancer, and others.
Find a low stress job that makes enough to get by. Do your own independent projects and make some money. . Know that studies show you don’t get any happier above 75k per year. Yes, rich kiddies aren’t any happier than you. Most have an emptiness that makes them want more and more money. If they get that money, they are still empty. Today, I get up in the morning, getting excited and thrilled to be doing my job. I’m not going worry much about my moderate bills to pay. If make lots of money, that’s great. If I make some money, i’ll live better. Either way, i’ll be happy.
IMHO, happiness guide:
Do what you love and get paid for it.
Realize true happiness doesn’t come from money.
Live better and happier with less baggage.
Teach others these rules.REPORT ABUSE
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