Weekend Open Forum: Do you like your job?

By Jos ยท 67 replies
Mar 2, 2012
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  1. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,715   +855

    I'm a 20-year military retiree. 6 years Navy as enlisted, 14 Army as an officer. Now I'm a Program Manager for a large government agency in Seattle. Have an office with a terrific view overlooking the entire Seattle waterfront - Space Needle, ferries, Mt. Rainier. I have the freedom to manage my projects in the way I feel should be done and all the resources I desire. Have a great boss that is supportive yet stays out of my way. In a nutshell, it's a great job and I'm grateful to have it.
  2. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Retired Army and now electrician. Make enough to have my own house, paid off truck, really nice self built desktop PC that I upgrade every year as a hobby and Asus gaming laptop. 2 Big LED tvs and a nice smartphone. Cant complain other than who is in the White House currently. Need a change in November!
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Lots of retired military here, admit I'm a bit surprised.

    My dad is retired Army, but he doesn't share the same enthusiasm for computers as I do. (he retired with somewhere around 25 years in; in around 1998, so maybe its an age thing?).
  4. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 236   +50

    I worked at NBC for 25 years before my division was moved to the boonies in Atlanta and I was laid off. I do miss rolling commercial breaks during the Superbowl, Saturday Night Live and NBC Today. I was able to dub 500 commercials on a shift without issue.
    I now sell sunglasses at sunglass Hut and although I make a fraction of my NBC salary, I must say that I enjoy what I do very much. I took one of their worst performing stores and completely turned it around and saved it from closure. Lesson here, good work ethic will translate to any given field if you believe in yourself. Sometimes we have to reinvent ourselves when life gives you a new set of cards. Failure will not overtake you if your determination to succeed is strong enough. Ok back to D3 beta )).
  5. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    I'm at FSU studying Accounting and Finance. I'm about to be admitted to the Business School even though I'm a freshman by year. After that I plan on going to Law School like my dad and his dad, etc. I feel that I have a great shot and I definitely have what it takes. I love every second at FSU and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
  6. stan4

    stan4 TS Rookie Posts: 34

    I'm 25 (yes, twenty five), started my own industrial electronics design/installation/repair shop 3 years ago; been doing good and hope to get my own line of products to sell, I've designed a few electronic motor driver boards but I need to get a full line with temperature controls and internet capable HMI (human mahcine interfaces).
  7. i hate my job.
    i want to be one of the following:
    a blind swordsman,
    a talent recruiter for porn companies,
    a mexican drug lord (but i'm not mexican),
    or a super hero.
    in short,
    i need a genie and a magic carpet.
  8. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    My job is a f***ing joke, but work is work.
  9. worst job in the world walmart :(
  10. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

  11. slayer357

    slayer357 TS Rookie

    I am 23 and have an associate in Telecommunications Engineering. I am currently working on my dual bachelor in Computer Engineering/Computer Science. I am a web developer/IT for a technical college. It isn't the great pay, but this is partly due to my experience and the states hiring freeze. I get to mess with tons of technology and get to write web apps for everything. I hate paperwork so at my job I have reduced alot of it with simple web apps.
  12. I'm at work right now...
    It's my day off...
  13. dcnc123

    dcnc123 TS Enthusiast Posts: 57

    hi... im 21 years old.... been working as a java developer... ^_^ at first i don't like my job but after a month i learned to love it.... :) just a hint for students who are still studying... dont be so picky on your job as long as its related to your course.... later on you will love it and if not, you can get another job...
    the important thing is you start the learn and experience new stuffs..... the world is so full of things that needs to be discovered
  14. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +168

    Not falling for it, boss. Just because you're posting under an alias at TechSpot doesn't mean you'll get me to talk.
  15. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +168

    But in general, I like what I do for a living, which is programming, and I dislike the lack of job stability. I've worked in many startup companies, and these often pay badly and eventually die. On the other hand they offer some of the more interesting jobs. I've developed a 3D engine for a game, worked with an AI chip and implemented algorithms on a massively parallel chip architecture.
  16. I'm an Architect/Engineer/Designer/Draughtsman/3D Modeller/Renderer and Animator. I enjoy my job...just not the economy I have to do it in.
  17. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,305   +648

    Same business for 30 years

    I've done the same thing pretty much for 30 years, with 4 different companies in the same city. Could I make more money in a different field? Probably, but, I wouldn't have the freedom I do with my current line of work. Not only that, I'm pretty d*mn good at what I do. So much so that I have the factory hotline calling ME when they can't figure something out.
  18. I am a network engineer at 28 years old working in Cisco I.T. I love it. Been here or 4 years, and they picked me up with no network experience. What landed me the job was super ambition, and backing it up by following through on my promises (attaining my AAS and CCNP within a couple years). I'll give you the same advice someone gave me a long time ago in college. Even though the job says x-years experience required, apply anyway If you think you can figure it out within 2 weeks of getting hired.

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