What is your job? Do you like it?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by snowydog, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. snowydog macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2011
    Just being nosey - what do you work as? Y'all must have great jobs to afford all the lovely Apple products I see in your signatures! ;)

    I'm 23, at uni, but work as a management consultant as well - will be doing PT this year to finish my uni degree. Then will start FT in May/June....

    I don't know if it's what I want to do - I love the job and the people but the company is struggling at the minute - even though I've been promised all these great incentives (I've already been given a gym membership, an iPhone - which I gave back, and a laptop)...inc. more money, but I just don't see how that can be with the problems they are going through.

    I am hoping to do a PT graphic design or photoshop or something along those lines course once I graduate - just an evening class...I want to build my own website....

    I have looked into doing a Msc in Economics - dad works in a bank and I'm quite interested in Banking etc.. but I still really don't know

    I would also love to own my own business sometimes - but so far I'm short on ideas lol

    Atm I'm also learning how to build apps (just self teaching using iTunesU and the web)...I would like to build my own app and my dad keeps recommending that I do also...

    Anyway - what do you all do? Do you like it? Do you have a second job? etc?

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I do security for a large government agency overseas. It's a great job.
  3. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502


    Jul 13, 2011
    Graduated when I was 21... I'm an RN and I work in Accident and Emergency part time but just gone into my second year of a four year medical degree.

    I don't have too much time on my hands and my job can be stressful and have it's bad moment but which job doesn't?
  4. snowydog thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2011
    You're right there - this last year I've been full time - working on a laptop 12-14 hours a day, 5-7 days a week - no time for anything - too many stressful deadlines day after day ... that's another problem with the place I work - time management is terrible and we end up working all hours, all days just to meet not even tight deadlines
  5. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    I'm in charge of fluffer auditions, and, ironically, the job doesn't suck.
  6. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502


    Jul 13, 2011
    It just sucks how upper management close medical beds and pretty much the whole country is in a bed crisis because people are living longer.

    Working in the ED\A&E we get the full pelt of blame for not getting patients to wards on time, it they're in our dept. longer then 4 hours unless we're working on them in resus then the hospital gets fined £4000 aprx a pop.

    The NHS is poopie.
  7. olemrboston macrumors newbie


    Feb 20, 2011
    I graduated from UW-Stout with my degree in mechanical engineering this past May. I currently work for a large paper company designing equipment in autocad. So far the job is decent.

    I enjoy it, but do not know where it will take me in the future. I would like to use my skills learned at this large company to work as an engineer/ designer for Harley Davidson.
  8. TheMirrorsTruth macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2011
    I work for a global 3PL (3rd Party Logistics Service Provider) in the Information Services department. I liaison between business analysts, developers, quality assurance, and production support teams. We build software applications and other tools to track and report on cargo movements. A bunch of other miscellaneous parts to the job, too. It's a good gig.

    I've worked a second job off and on for the past three years and recently started a side business doing photography and web services.
  9. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2010
    east coast
    I own a VW/Audi Shop....in all honesty it used to be cool. However after dealing customers lately I am considering a career in fast food.:D

    Word of advice....don't make a hobby a job.
  10. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
    I'm a Managing Director of my own company. I love it.

    Though - working for yourself is really another world than working for someone.
  11. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I'm a doctoral level clinical psychologist. Been at it for 40 years, and I couldn't imagine doing anything else.
    I consult at nursing homes, working with the residents.

    Of course, since I'm basically an incompetent boob, I'm not qualified to do anything else. :p;)
  12. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    I'm graduated in May and I am now a finance analyst at a fortune 50 company. So far, I like my job.
  13. blunti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2011
  14. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    Freelance "Preditor" Producer/Shooter/Editor....LOVE it...make 2x as much as I would as a staffer, get paid to travel while racking up miles, and get to choose when I work and who I work for.
  15. AppleDApp, Sep 19, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011

    AppleDApp macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    everyone here seems to have awesome jobs. I'm a business undergrad. I'd like to work in management information system.
  16. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    I'm a (beginning this year) college student who hasn't had an "official" job before... I'll probably start working for Subway and begin learning how to create apps in my free time. Yes I realize how sad that is, but hey, I've gotta start somewhere! I wanna keep my eye on this thread and see what everyone else does
  17. aaronchow macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2007
    I graduated in Computer Science with a focus in server side technology, but I am stuck at working in Finance (been working for 8 years), and I hate it.
  18. mwhities macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    Data Center Engineer - An upgrade from working for the state as a SysAdminII.
  19. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    I work at a very small company in the firearms industry, wearing many hats. Busy days, sometimes bordering on crazy, though with flexible hours and quite good money. Moving on sooner rather than later.
  20. renewed macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2009
    Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
    REALTOR®. I like it. A lot of hard work and long hours sometimes but it's rewarding both emotionally and financially.

    Plus by being your own boss you can usually choose your own hours which is a good thing sometimes.

    Plus by being your own boss you can usually choose your own hours which is a bad thing sometimes.

  21. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Full time university student, but I have a part time at a database company, doing database building. The job itself isn't particularly fun, but the pay beats other campus jobs and the scheduling is ideal, so it is nice.
  22. dmr727 macrumors G3


    Dec 29, 2007
    I'm a key grip for a web based donkey show shot in the San Fernando Valley. I like it.
  23. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i only do what i love to do , and i love many things , i hate capitalism so i went self employed , i am my own boss no matter what i do and i do quiet a lot of different jobs all under the same roof as a ltd company , never specialise in only one thing , i pay myself the wage i want or need so i'm happy , and most important for me i decide what i need to do and when i need to do it

    my advice dont get to ambitious , as then you end up as the total slave of your own business , so stay small and you can walk under the radar of the taxman :D
  24. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Wouldn't acting be better? :)

    You pilots are all alike! :p :D


    I've had many different jobs over the years. Been lucky so far! I think that any job has good and bad points. The key it to focus on the positive.

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