What do you do - what do you want to do?

@khayshenz (1387)
United States
June 3, 2009 8:50am CST
I know some of us have full-time or part-time jobs outside of mylot - and I was just wondering what those jobs are. I'm sure there people from every type of job that I can think of I just want to have an idea as to what people do for a living. I'm a civil engineer- fairly new at it though with 3 years of experience. I graduated with a CE degree in 2006. Civil engineers pretty much work on anything that has something to do with CIVILization - i.e. roads, bridges, buildings/structures, piping/pipeline, water treatment, etc. My main focus is water/wastewater/flood control - all of which is water related. At some point in my career, I am planning on finding ways to help third world countries - especially those who do not have access to clean water (Engineers without borders). What do you do for a living? If you're currently unemployed - what do you want to do?
3 responses
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
6 Jun 09
My field is computer technology (programming and network administration) and my most recent job was working for a railroad where I developed programs that did automated tracking of invoicing and revenue inhouse, pulling data from an online billing program that I monitored. I also developed other programs and databases for the company. I wasn't happy there because I was only able to use about 10% of my skills. I was let go due to budget cuts last November. In January my husband and I opened a motorcycel chopper shop which is located on the main drag in our town. He's always liked motorcycles...rides them, builds them, maintains & repairs them...so this is a business he really enjoys. I take care of the office...the books, billing and some ordering. It's more fun than my other job and I keep my own hours so I like that.
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
6 Jun 09
Your old jobs sounds like an office type and you're less involved. And the new one - which sounds really cool- you guys must have thought about it for a while or had to save up some capital for it? That's really cool! Is owning your business tough as I think it is? It seems like once you own a business it's harder to go on vacation or have free time, is this true? Thanks for the reply and it's good to hear that you like what you do as well.
• United States
3 Jun 09
Im a Paralegal.I have a BA in Criminal Justice and Paralegal Certificate. I work for two small lawfirms. My bosses are a husband and wife who have separte practices but work out of the same office, hence that is why i work for two law firms. Im the only employee which sucks big time. Im always by myself with no one to talk to are go to lunch with, it really really sucks. I've been her a little over 2 years. I want to look for another job but I think I'll wait 2 more years as to get more expirence.
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Wow. I hope your employers appreciate the fact that you stuck with BOTH of them when they couldn't even stick together! And all the work that you put into your job - above and beyond the call of duty! Anyway, I think you should start looking for a different job - though I know that you want to wait two years. With this kind of economy, it's important to ALWAYS be on the look out. And also just to have an idea on who you want to work for - this and that. cheers!
• United States
4 Jun 09
I'm currently unemployed since I lost my job babysitting at a local church. I would love to one day be able to travel and write about some experiences doing seasonal jobs around the US, and possibly going abroad. I've also toyed with the idea of acting and singing/songwriting.