What's your career and how much do you love it?

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    Aug 08, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
    Just what it says. I'm starting a job search and looking for something that will allow me to travel, something that will utilize my education (MBA) and something that does not involve sales.

    Sooooo, let's hear what you do, how you got into it or anything you'd like to share about your career.

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    Aug 08, 2012 5:58 AM GMT
    I am an Interim Assistant Athletic Director in Communications for a DI University. I love it because it presents unique challenges. Also get to travel to random places this year such as Utah, South Dakota and Minnesota. It can get tiresome, but I love it.
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    Aug 08, 2012 6:11 AM GMT
    I'm the Chief Pilot for the nation's second largest aerial advertising company.

    I travel way too much to fly banners in places I never thought I've visit.

    Currently finishing up a gig in LA tomorrow.
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    Aug 08, 2012 10:05 AM GMT
    I despise my job and all jobs in general. I hate working and having responsibilities.

    I hope one day I will be a rich princess who just goes out and parties and has sex.....and I hope I die drunk.
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    Aug 08, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    Dj1990 saidI despise my job and all jobs in general. I hate working and having responsibilities.

    I hope one day I will be a rich princess who just goes out and parties and has sex.....and I hope I die drunk.


    Me too!
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Aug 08, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    Traveller, It's pretty awesome!
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    Aug 08, 2012 1:22 PM GMT
    College Instructor -

    Business, Economics, Accounting, and Computer courses.

    Enjoy it immensely.
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    Aug 08, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    Student by day, playa by nighticon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 08, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    I work at a bookstore to pay the bills. Pardon me, a media store. My true career is scribbler/writer. I love it so much that I continue writing even though I have yet to make any money from it.
  • Karl

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    Aug 08, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    Im a college student now.
    Now I still dont know what will be my career but I extremely love linguistics.
    I think I'll continue studying till I am 40 years old with this field.
  • Lanter

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    Aug 08, 2012 1:35 PM GMT
    Karl saidIm a college student now.
    Now I still dont know what will be my career but I extremely love linguistics.
    I think I'll continue studying till I am 40 years old with this field.


    I can tell you that speech pathology is in high demand. My mom was a speech pathologist and died over 10 years ago and I still get calls from head hunters offering her jobs. They all come with the flexible scheduling, any number of hours and all these other perks.
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 08, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    I'm a fiction writer, and I love it.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 08, 2012 1:48 PM GMT
    ConQuest saidCollege Instructor -

    Business, Economics, Accounting, and Computer courses.

    Enjoy it immensely.


    I would love to have a teaching gig as a p/t job. It's proving a little more challenging to get into than I had originally thought.

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    Aug 08, 2012 1:50 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI'm a fiction writer, and I love it.icon_biggrin.gif


    That's very cool, definitely not a job of the "masses." What's been the most challenging part so far?
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    Aug 08, 2012 1:52 PM GMT
    Marketing in the music business. I like it because I like music and like music people. Plus I havent paid for a CD or concert ticket in 25 years.icon_biggrin.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 08, 2012 1:52 PM GMT
    I'm a realtor and I feel very blessed to have found a career later in life that I truly love so much that it does't really seem like work or a job. I may not love it as much if I were selling short sales and bank foreclosures or condos, but working in the higher-end luxury home market means seeing cool homes every day, and meeting really interesting and successful people. One down-side is I work most weekends, but an upside is that I usually have several weekdays off and I can work from home a lot of the time unless I am showing houses. I'm a people person and so being a realtor is just a really good fit for me.
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    Aug 08, 2012 1:53 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI'm a fiction writer, and I love it.icon_biggrin.gif



    Yes, your posts often reflect your passion for fiction icon_wink.gif
  • FireDoor211

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    Aug 08, 2012 1:53 PM GMT
    I'm a freelance photographer and graphic designer. My work often requires that I travel. I also manage a cafe, which also requires travel and that I set up booths at music festivals. Awesome jobs!
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 08, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    Dayton31 said
    HottJoe saidI'm a fiction writer, and I love it.icon_biggrin.gif


    That's very cool, definitely not a job of the "masses." What's been the most challenging part so far?


    Writing a novel or short story takes a lot of time and patience. You have to dig deep into each detail to make your story and characters believable. You face a lot of rejection and usually have to fail many times before you can succeed. There's not a lot of money to be made, unless you're a best seller. Getting a book published feels like a huge victory, but an even bigger challenge is finding readers. Critics are everywhere. If you think people are harsh on RJ, that's nothing compared to a sixth grade girl ripping you a new asshole with a one-star review on Amazon. It's worth it though, because when everything comes together and you have a script that sings, it's a feeling like you've just spun gold.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 08, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Dayton31 said
    HottJoe saidI'm a fiction writer, and I love it.icon_biggrin.gif


    That's very cool, definitely not a job of the "masses." What's been the most challenging part so far?


    Writing a novel or short story takes a lot of time and patience. You have to dig deep into each detail to make your story and characters believable. You face a lot of rejection and usually have to fail many times before you can succeed. There's not a lot of money to be made, unless you're a best seller. Getting a book published feels like a huge victory, but an even bigger challenge is finding readers. Critics are everywhere. If you think people are harsh on RJ, that's nothing compared to a sixth grade girl ripping you a new asshole with a one-star review on Amazon. It's worth it though, because when everything comes together and you have a script that sings, it's a feeling like you've just spun gold.icon_biggrin.gif


    What was the highest you ever got on the best seller list?
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 08, 2012 2:19 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    HottJoe said
    Dayton31 said
    HottJoe saidI'm a fiction writer, and I love it.icon_biggrin.gif


    That's very cool, definitely not a job of the "masses." What's been the most challenging part so far?


    Writing a novel or short story takes a lot of time and patience. You have to dig deep into each detail to make your story and characters believable. You face a lot of rejection and usually have to fail many times before you can succeed. There's not a lot of money to be made, unless you're a best seller. Getting a book published feels like a huge victory, but an even bigger challenge is finding readers. Critics are everywhere. If you think people are harsh on RJ, that's nothing compared to a sixth grade girl ripping you a new asshole with a one-star review on Amazon. It's worth it though, because when everything comes together and you have a script that sings, it's a feeling like you've just spun gold.icon_biggrin.gif


    What was the highest you ever got on the best seller list?


    Lol. I was on the top ten one week in the Insightout book club for my 2nd novel, "The Boys and the Bees."
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    Aug 08, 2012 2:27 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Dallasfan824 said
    HottJoe said
    Dayton31 said
    HottJoe saidI'm a fiction writer, and I love it.icon_biggrin.gif


    That's very cool, definitely not a job of the "masses." What's been the most challenging part so far?


    Writing a novel or short story takes a lot of time and patience. You have to dig deep into each detail to make your story and characters believable. You face a lot of rejection and usually have to fail many times before you can succeed. There's not a lot of money to be made, unless you're a best seller. Getting a book published feels like a huge victory, but an even bigger challenge is finding readers. Critics are everywhere. If you think people are harsh on RJ, that's nothing compared to a sixth grade girl ripping you a new asshole with a one-star review on Amazon. It's worth it though, because when everything comes together and you have a script that sings, it's a feeling like you've just spun gold.icon_biggrin.gif


    What was the highest you ever got on the best seller list?


    Lol. I was on the top ten one week in the Insightout book club for my 2nd novel, "The Boys and the Bees."



    I just read some of the reviews. Congrats. Seemed like it was well received.
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 08, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    HottJoe said
    Dallasfan824 said
    HottJoe said
    Dayton31 said
    HottJoe saidI'm a fiction writer, and I love it.icon_biggrin.gif


    That's very cool, definitely not a job of the "masses." What's been the most challenging part so far?


    Writing a novel or short story takes a lot of time and patience. You have to dig deep into each detail to make your story and characters believable. You face a lot of rejection and usually have to fail many times before you can succeed. There's not a lot of money to be made, unless you're a best seller. Getting a book published feels like a huge victory, but an even bigger challenge is finding readers. Critics are everywhere. If you think people are harsh on RJ, that's nothing compared to a sixth grade girl ripping you a new asshole with a one-star review on Amazon. It's worth it though, because when everything comes together and you have a script that sings, it's a feeling like you've just spun gold.icon_biggrin.gif


    What was the highest you ever got on the best seller list?


    Lol. I was on the top ten one week in the Insightout book club for my 2nd novel, "The Boys and the Bees."



    I just read some of the reviews. Congrats. Seemed like it was well received.


    Thanks, that's very kind of you. icon_smile.gif
  • cookingitswee...

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    Aug 08, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
    I am a room service waiter/busser/waiter and it can be a fun job, but I want more.
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    Aug 08, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    I'm an interactive producer for an ad agency -- manage production teams that build websites, mobile sites, and apps for our clients. I love it for the most part -- it's a good mix of creative and tech, but... it can also get pretty stressful at times. My company treats us pretty well, though, and I love the core team that I work with, so... can't imagine doing anything else, at least not for a while. icon_biggrin.gif