How active/physical is your job?

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    Nov 06, 2012 8:17 PM GMT
    So after another hectic day at work of being on my feet and running round, lifting etc was chilling and thought; "I love how active my job is". Now its certainly not the most physical of jobs, but beats stting i nfront fo a monitor all day.

    Since there is such a broad range of peoply on RJ, was thinking, we must all range from office workers to personal trainers.

    So,
    How happy are you with the physicality of your job? I know to some people being on your feet all day sounds like hell, let alone any manual labour! Whereas some of us wouldn't cope with a sedentary job.

    Also,
    Do you feel it benefits you at all? Or the opposite?
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 06, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    I'm a writer, but I have a "day job" working as a lockmith at my family's shop. Normally, I'm on my feet all day, or at the work bench, using tools. Right now, my hands are covered in black grease from rekeying locks. icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 06, 2012 8:37 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI'm a writer, but I have a "day job" working as a lockmith at my family's shop. Normally, I'm on my feet all day, or at the work bench, using tools. Right now, my hands are covered in black grease from rekeying locks. icon_twisted.gif


    I did not know that. Butch. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 06, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
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  • HottJoe

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    Nov 06, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    showme said
    HottJoe saidI'm a writer, but I have a "day job" working as a lockmith at my family's shop. Normally, I'm on my feet all day, or at the work bench, using tools. Right now, my hands are covered in black grease from rekeying locks. icon_twisted.gif


    I did not know that. Butch. icon_wink.gif


    Yup. Here I am at work.

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  • kevmoran

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    Nov 06, 2012 8:49 PM GMT
    I'm in retail while I'm a student so I'm walking all day, but not really active... But the time I was off for 2 weeks I gained weight because apparently I was getting good cardio at work!
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    Nov 06, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    showme said
    HottJoe saidI'm a writer, but I have a "day job" working as a lockmith at my family's shop. Normally, I'm on my feet all day, or at the work bench, using tools. Right now, my hands are covered in black grease from rekeying locks. icon_twisted.gif


    I did not know that. Butch. icon_wink.gif


    Yup. Here I am at work.

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    I'm gonna forget that picture because I imagined something more like this:
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  • HottJoe

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    Nov 06, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    kevmoran said
    HottJoe said
    showme said
    HottJoe saidI'm a writer, but I have a "day job" working as a lockmith at my family's shop. Normally, I'm on my feet all day, or at the work bench, using tools. Right now, my hands are covered in black grease from rekeying locks. icon_twisted.gif


    I did not know that. Butch. icon_wink.gif


    Yup. Here I am at work.

    8057752794_cfa399764e_m.jpg

    I'm gonna forget that picture because I imagined something more like this:
    forging.jpg


    I'm not THAT butch!icon_evil.gif
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    Nov 06, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidHere I am at work.

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    I like. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 06, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    Some days I sit at the desk or stand at a lab bench all day. Some days I'm climbing mountains with an 80 lb pack, or slogging through a swamp. Pretty much Indiana Jones but more boring icon_wink.gif Yeah, most days I sit at the desk.

    My second job is farm work, which is pretty physical but for the most part strangely un-ergonomic so it doesn't do much for bodybuilding.


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    Nov 06, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    As a nurse, I have to be running around, not a lot of physical labor. But definitely mental strength to go with it. Good thing, my insurance offers free anti-swelling stockings for work by staying up all day.
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    Nov 06, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    My chosen field is pretty much sitting in front of a screen. I admit that sometimes I like to move around a bit more (Since I can never sit still), but I like my chosen field (still a student for now. But its all kinda the same for me.
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    Nov 06, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    If I ever work again....my job is extremely active. I am a Radiation Therapist. I basically lift patients onto a table (if they cant get on), I have to move them in special positions. And if I am not doing that, I am probably running around the department/hospital looking for specific doctors and/or charts that cannot be found.

    And if on the off chance a patient goes code blue on us...im on top of them giving them CPR (If they are not DNR)
  • Fable

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    Nov 06, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    I have amazing forearms from polishing so many glasses.

    ./bartender
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    Nov 06, 2012 10:56 PM GMT
    My job requires lifting large signs 1000's of feet into the air. Fortunately the equipment I use has wings and a little spinny thing in front (propeller) so it's not all that difficult.
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    Nov 06, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
    Good days and Bad, depending on staffing; logged over 26 miles on my pedometer last weekend (new one day record)--just bought a smaller back brace and I'm defiantly Jellin.
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    Nov 06, 2012 11:27 PM GMT
    I am on my feet and running around a lot. I also spend a bit of time sitting behind my computer. When I first started my job, I lost 35 lbs in the first 3 months.
  • FitGwynedd

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    Nov 06, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    When I was a farmer I was in the best shape of my life ever. Also, wasn't in bad shape when I was a train conductor.
  • invisigay10

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    Nov 06, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    I work part-time as a bike courier. So I guess it's uhh pretty active :-D.

    It's fun usually, unless there is freezing rain or suchstuff.

    Also, sometimes I have trouble getting enough food in lol.
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    Nov 06, 2012 11:45 PM GMT
    Six hours of cardio every day. Unless it's a Health Education day. It allows me to eat pretty much anything I want because I know I've burned a lot of calories. It also means I'm not required to allot so much time for cardio during a workout if I don't want to.
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    Nov 06, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    It depends on how much coffee I've had before I get in front of my class. Ask my students. Hyped up on sugar and/or coffee and it gets fun... icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 06, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    You'd think being in the army would help. But actually my job is no where near as physical as I want it to be.
  • Medjai

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    Nov 06, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    Back before I was in school, I was a baker. That is a pretty physical job. Hundreds of buns to roll a day, lifting batches of dough that weigh 50-100lbs, etc. sacks of flour are pretty heavy too.

    I loved it though. There's something about working with raw dough that I find oddly relaxing.

    Now I'm a student. I guess I still haul around textbooks, but its hardly a tough 'job'.
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    Nov 07, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    I think my job challenge me physically as well as mentally.
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    Nov 07, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    As a grill cook at a pretty busy restaurant it is both mental and physical. But also a lot of fun. It sucks though coming home around 12 with your feet ready to fall off and trying to go out to parties that night in that shape. But 'tis college! icon_lol.gif