Do you love your job?

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Cunobelin
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Re: Do you love your job?

Postby Cunobelin » 7 Jun 2018, 7:56pm

brynpoeth wrote:Can feel a poll coming on.. How many jobs have you had?

I have had too many, more than 20, but I have learned such a lot and done some interesting things
Some people stay with one employer for decades but do many different jobs, learn and grow

Dreaming at work today about an ideal job.. maybe as a delivery person in Bergen Norway with an e-bike that charges the battery going down the hills. Then I would have more free time for non-cycling activities :wink:


Depends on what is a job....

I have worked as a Prison Officer, a Fireman, Search and Rescue, Mountain Leader, First Aid instructor, Hazmat Instructor, University Lecturer, but none have actually been a "Job"

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Re: Do you love your job?

Postby brynpoeth » 15 Jun 2018, 4:58am

One job I would not like to do for all the parsnips in Wales: restaurant critic!

The Grauniad reports how a cassoulet is made, it takes 24h
If there are not enough orders, it is thrown away*

Should we boycott restaurants? I do already

* or maybe it is kept for later, or the staff have to eat it
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Re: Do you love your job?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 15 Jun 2018, 8:54am

Hi,
Vorpal wrote:The job I've had that I enjoyed the most was teaching Bikeability. It had it's ups and downs, like any job, but at least I was outside and on my bike.

It didn't pay well enough for a living, though.

That's the point I tried to make on another post.....................if you pay people especially like "Bikeability" then it has to be real wage................but it appears that jobs are carefully marketed to sound good and also you have to be responsible to do the job but FREELANCE is for tax dodgers working in public owned company's.
I worked for myself after being disillusioned by large companies...........like others here you work long hours and little reward.
You would have to work for yourself to understand that hard work never pays.............................only if you have a contract....a self employed person, not a contract holder etc, has to be paid at least 60 % more than an employed person if you want to stay sane.
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Re: Do you love your job?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 15 Jun 2018, 9:09am

Hi,
al_yrpal wrote:I loved my job as a design engineer. I loved seeing what I put on paper turned into reality and doing the job it was intended to do. I loved the fact that my designs were out there in the public domain and seeing thousands of people using them and enjoying the benefits that they provided. I got a great feeling seeing my stuff in use all over the world contributing to the UK economy as valuable exports. Engineers are generally not well paid and seldom appreciated but the job satisfaction can be tops. In retirement I still design things and then make them. It still gives me immense satisfaction.

Al

I still make and design things today mostly on the hoof, mainly for myself, dream job for me would be large barn with a caravan on an island :)
Your right design eng does not pay only if you design the next ugly highest in the world.
You get used........your work is stolen as their own.......past over and shoved around, probably because those who want to design do not fall to underhand behaviour...........................
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