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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby Solty » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:06 pm

I manage a title insurance company owned by a large bank in PA. Real estate title insurance seems to be always changing...so I still enjoy what I do but when the lil refi booms happened in December 08 and March 09....yea...worked near 60 hrs a week...

took my first 2 vacation days of the year in Mid June....
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby roadkill » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:33 pm

I drive an 18 wheeler over the road (mainly eastern US and Canada but occasional trip to West Coast).
Pros:
- Get to travel and see the country without having to pay for the costs associated with travel.
- Sometimes get to play courses in other regions if I can find truck parking near a course and transportation to the course.
- Money while not great is okay (800-1100/wk)

Cons:
- I'm typically at work literally 24/7 most weeks
- Dispatchers and load planners are often idiots
-Very difficult to stay in shape in this line of work/lifestyle
- Working 85-100 hrs a week kinda sucks and has hurt my player rating
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby spitfire » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:54 pm

Mortgage Broker, been in the lending business for over 10 years now. I also have a woodworking business at my house.
Like the woodworking much much better than the lending business and am due for a change just have to wait until my kids get a little older and my wife gets back to her work before I can change things up.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby tumpsi » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:26 am

I'm in steel biz. currently as the chief of a small wholesale shop of a very, very large steel corporation.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby jeremy » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:18 am

I work for one of the top 3 Class 1 Railroads in the United States.
My title is Electronic Signal Specialist and I have been in the position for 5 years, I was in the field installing, and maintaining the Signal equipment for 1.5yr before that. I was just recently decentralized out of the Headquarters in Jacksonville, Fl, so now I'm at the Nashville Division Headquarters. I tell everyone I don't like my job, and want to quit, but in all reality I really couldn't see myself doing anything else.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby topcide » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:04 pm

I work for claims management department for a fortune 100 corporation. I sit in a cube all day and work on a computer and a phone in my monkey suit.

Could be better, could be worse, I get paid decent and have good benefits. We are generally stable in this economy and have been weathering the storm well, which is saying something these days.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby Bugbee » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:34 pm

Graduated with an accounting degree in may of 08, with a job already lined up. Worked my butt off for 10 months, never missing a day of work and staying late every night, only to get layed off 10 months later. While I was looking for another accounting job I went to the local Wawa for a part-time gig to keep me busy. Still working at the Wawa, stopped looking for accounting jobs. Besides some weird hours, my life is 10x more enjoyable.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby Jesse B 707 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:00 pm

I run a solar energy installation crew.

I like it on most days, its a pretty satisfying feeling to flick the switch and know that you have just eliminated a house/businesses power consumption entirely. it pays fairly well.....still waiting on benefits....boss says any day now :roll: but other than that i have no complaints, ive always liked working with my hands and problem solving in the field so i guess for me it's rewarding
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby AciDBatH666 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:35 am

I'm a Production Draftsman for the Special Operations Group at Frank's Casing Crew... A privately owned oil field tool rental company. I've been there for about 5 months. My last job was Access Oil Tools doing ECRs (Engineer change request). I worked there for about a year and 4 months before getting laid off.
Frank's is an awesome company to work for. It's nice to not have to answer to some corporate people who just see money. SInce it's privately owned they have complete control over every aspect of what they do.
We design new tools and do a lot of pipe and tool rental in the oil field.

Tools such as Elevators, spiders, slips, tongs.... Lots of oilfield related tools. At Access, I worked on more design oriented stuff. I was hired specifically for ECO/ECRs. So basically when something needs to get changed on a part (I.E.- we need to make a change to the model)... It gets thrown in a queue and me or another guy had to research the part, find out what it mates to, find out if the change is going to affect any other parts of the assembly as a whole and change them too if it's needed. Basically, reverse engineering every part we come in contact with.

At my new job, I basically do the same thing, but it's not really any new design work like I was used to. It's more just editing prints and working with engineers to get changes made. For the most part I enjoy it when it keeps me busy. Having to deal with some engineers who can't make up their minds about the tools they're designing really gets aggravating because you're working on the same prints multiple times and usually end up redoing stuff because they nit-pick the petty stuff.
I'm trying to get on with my friend at National INstruments in Austin, TX.... Mainly to get away from Louisiana. There's never really anything great goin on here, and a large portion of my friends all took off once they got job offers elsewhere for more money. Louisiana (especially Southern LA) is a HEAVILY oil field driven region. I can guarantee that at least everyone down here is related to someone in the oilfield
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby uNicedmeMan » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:23 am

Bugbee wrote:Graduated with an accounting degree in may of 08, with a job already lined up. Worked my butt off for 10 months, never missing a day of work and staying late every night, only to get layed off 10 months later. While I was looking for another accounting job I went to the local Wawa for a part-time gig to keep me busy. Still working at the Wawa, stopped looking for accounting jobs. Besides some weird hours, my life is 10x more enjoyable.


Wawa is crazy good. My friends and I regularly debate the dankness of Sheetz vs Wawa.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby rusch_bag » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:34 am

what the hell is a wawa? Anyway, I am a full-time student at UW-Oshkosh during the school year and during the summer I have been working 35ish hours a week at Under Par Disc Golf in Appleton, Wisconsin. I enjoy being at college and working at a disc golf store.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby uNicedmeMan » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:49 am

rusch_bag wrote:what the hell is a wawa?


If you have to ask, you may never know. It's just a convenience store chain in the Mid Atlantic, but it is pretty damn good. Same with Sheetz, they both are generally open 24/7 and have made to order sandwiches/assorted foods. I'm a bit partial to Sheetz only because it's been in my area longer and I've hit it up so many times.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby roadkill » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:17 am

I know a little off-topic but I have to weigh in...

Sheetz has surpassed Wawa. I worked in Philly and S. Jersey for 10 yrs and ate at Wawa nearly everyday. They had great hoagies when they were made with Amoroso rolls. In the mid 90's they stopped using Amoroso's bread and their hoagies were still good but not great. Coffee is still pretty good.

Sheetz has some great food! Fajitas are great. Some Sheetz have quesadillas and they are the hands down best.... anywhere. Nachos are first rate. Good burgers. Salads and wraps are good too.

Nothing against Wawa as they are good but they're number two and are losing a huge marketshare to Sheetz as they continue their expansion east.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby uNicedmeMan » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:20 am

roadkill wrote:I know a little off-topic but I have to weigh in...

Sheetz has surpassed Wawa. I worked in Philly and S. Jersey for 10 yrs and ate at Wawa nearly everyday. They had great hoagies when they were made with Amoroso rolls. In the mid 90's they stopped using Amoroso's bread and their hoagies were still good but not great. Coffee is still pretty good.

Sheetz has some great food! Fajitas are great. Some Sheetz have quesadillas and they are the hands down best.... anywhere. Nachos are first rate. Good burgers. Salads and wraps are good too.

Nothing against Wawa as they are good but they're number two and are losing a huge marketshare to Sheetz as they continue their expansion east.


Word.
I have been going to sheetz for a very long time and recently tried their burgers. Damn tasty as well as the fries!
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby black udder » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:40 am

Currently, I do Change Management for EDS, an HP company on the Bank of America account. I love the people I work with and what I do (basically complete the electronic paperwork for folks to perform changes on the enterprise network), but management is just inane. I had worked my way into IT over about 7 years and as soon as I got there (the helpdesk), the bottom fell out and it all got outsourced overseas.
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