Weekend Open Forum: Do you like your job?

By Jos · 67 replies
Mar 2, 2012
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  1. It's hard enough to find a job in a slow economy, let alone one that you truly find enjoyable and fulfilling. But you have to make a living somehow. Thus…

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  2. I love what I do... it has been 20 years of fun!!! Can't see myself doing anything else... Finance.
  3. TrueBooleanFals

    TrueBooleanFals TS Member Posts: 76   +12

    US Army - Reserves (88M - Motor Transport Operator) and Grounds Keeper for zoo.

    Can't say I enjoy being a reservist, but it beats having to work three jobs to support my family. Hate being a grounds keeper. Glad I am deploying March 12th. I will be talking to a retention officer when I get back from deployment about going Active duty.
  4. I'm a 17 year old Tech Writer for Kitguru and Android Mobile NZ; still looking for a "real-world" part time job but I'm not complaining!
  5. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    For truth.

    If I apply for any generic job, I never get called back. If I apply for anything else, "not enough experience".

    I live in the middle of nowhere with cities 12 miles from me or more, and I'm not spending a quarter of a tank just so I can "volunteer" my time and gas money.
  6. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 568   +241

    Hoping to get the job I want someday, still studying and trying to give my best at it.
  7. I'm a senior computer science major in college. I plan to graduate this December. I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to do with my life.

    Every job I look at says they want a guy with 5+ years experience or there's some kind of requirement that I know nothing about that I haven't been taught in college. 4 years ago I thought I was making a smart choice in picking Computer Science, but it looks like it may be difficult to find anything.
  8. Xero07

    Xero07 TS Booster Posts: 100

    Just started at Intel and love it.
  9. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Posts: 128   +19

    I am a Solution Engineer and my job is to fix computers.not the hardware but software part.more like the troubleshooting.sometimes it seems frustrating cuz there are so many complicated issue with computer which takes hours to be fixed but at last its the part of this job.So I like it. :D
  10. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    Same bro, I have a year left in my computer and network technician course and all jobs I see need tons of experience :(
  11. I'm a software developer for a major aircraft manufacturer. Monday - Friday 7AM - 4PM. Great pay and great benefits. I love my job.
  12. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,273   +457

    Love my job - can't say it gives me a lot of room for growth, but it has a bit and is incredibly stable. I know that my employer isn't going anywhere tomorrow and I'm pretty good at what I do so I feel safe/comfortable where I'm at. I make enough to take care of my family and provide all the things they need and most of what they want so I can't complain.
  13. Shawn Knight

    Shawn Knight TechSpot Staff Posts: 9,461   +100

    I play with hardware every day - what's not to love? heh
  14. Justgivemeaname

    Justgivemeaname TS Rookie Posts: 36

    I'm still in college working on my computer science degree. Working part time in a hospital kitchen to pay for it, and I hate it. You can only see so many naked old men while delivering dinner before your eyes start to bleed. Fortunately, I've made friends with the director of the IT department there so I should be able to get a real job working for him once I graduate.
  15. I work in a semiconductor factory. 12 hour shifts days and night... This is the only thing I hate in my life - my job. There is no such thing as "career" or "growing" in such a job and perspectives are next to none. The hardest part is that you are surrounded by people who already "know everything" and have already achieved everything they could. But it's a dead end for me. I need space to grow... Sad:(((
  16. penn919

    penn919 TS Addict Posts: 220   +71

    To put it simply, No. I'm working on it though.
  17. Ghost410

    Ghost410 TS Rookie

    I'm probably older than most at 58. I've been in engineering since 1980. Lucky choice so long ago. It's been a good career but to be honest, I've never loved it. Some parts, yes, but in general, not really. Management or customers seem always to take whatever joy there is out of it. Still, it's better than most jobs and I'll be retiring in a year. I still recommend engineering/math/computer science with advanced degrees to those that can walk that path.
  18. MarkHughes

    MarkHughes TS Addict Posts: 143   +73

    Coder for a big 3D CAD company.. They let me loose most of the time to do as I please, And they pay me!!! Love my job (Its more a hobby than a job)
  19. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    Been 6 years in the semi-conductor industry. Hate it and love it at the same time. Looking forward to advancing to an Electrical Engineer or Electrical Technologist and perhaps one day land a job at Nvidia.
  20. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    Once you finish, the key is to never give up looking regardless how long it might take. I say this because of experience with friends who's graduated with BS and Master degrees but end up staying job less because they give up. However, other friends who never let up have landed some pretty stout careers, some making $100,000 a year starting.
  21. SalaSSin

    SalaSSin TS Booster Posts: 149   +58

    Infrastructure manager for the Belgian part of a big European corporation. Have to say i love my job, tinkering around with SAN's, servers, now in a big consolidation project, loads of overtime, but can't say i don't enjoy it :)
  22. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +286

    True that, I hate the "not enough experience" people ... Sure they try to get best for their jobs to minimize costs and maximize profit but you aren't helping the society. Shame money is driving this world, not progression.
  23. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Hate it.
  24. Ithryl

    Ithryl TS Rookie Posts: 53

    No reason to worry in my opinion. Although the fact that you do worry just shows that you care about your future job - which is good, of course. Anyways, it's better to expect your first job to be something 'not as good' as you'd like it to be - everyone has to start somewhere. There are exceptions, I admit, e.g., many programmers land a great job pretty soon - often during studies. Just keep looking, something will pop up eventually. + It's always good to start working, even if only part-time, during your studies.

    Also, don't rely on college/university to teach you everything. From my experience, these institutions mainly just shape the way you think and the way you go on about solving things. The rest often has to be self-taught.
  25. unemployed here, ~40yo, still living with my parents :)

    if i could roll back 12 years of my life, i would have preferred working in a hospital as a medical technologist, or laboratory technician, or doctor.

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