What do you do for a living?

I am so confused and stressed out - I don't know what to do...
@jota176 (697)
United States
November 15, 2006 4:12pm CST
I am undecided in college right now and I am wondering what people do for a living. I don't want to have a boring job that I hate but I am wondering what other people are doing with their lives to give me ideas of what direction to choose. What is a job that you always wanted but you decided to go down another path? It seems like this is a huge choice in my life because this could haunt me for the next 30 years. What do you think?
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 06
I used to be an Area Manager and I loved it I was never in one Place as I overlooked 35 Contracts I was doing a lot of milages lol Now I am to sick to work but I would love to go back to work
@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
sounds like fun
@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
cool...
• United States
21 Nov 06
I was frustrated with the same thing not to long ago actually. I have thought hard about what I want to do, and realised how creative I am, and how much I love art. I have chosen to go to college and study graphic art and photography. I now work at a photography studio and I love it, it's the best job I've ever had. And I've worked about 10 different jobs, all minimum wage and I hated every one of them. This one is truely the best, and the most fun. Whatever it is you like to do, try to be that in a career. I know that even if I had a high paying job, if I didn't like it, I wouldn't go to work. If I'm doing something I love, I don't care how much I get paid, because then I will wake up in the morning with no worries about going to work.
@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
That is what I want to do... I want to wake up every morning and love what I am going to be doing for the rest of the day!
@peizli (1002)
• Australia
21 Nov 06
i work in an animation studio. Perhaps you should look at some course prospectus and see whats about. Good luck to you!
@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
Thanks that sounds pretty cool. I had a friend who just started doing that a month ago or so. He moved to Orlando and is working there.
@wiseper (787)
• Philippines
21 Nov 06
we have the same feeling. i have been in a job for 10yrs and i just packed my bags and left it. now i have this job, pays lesser and costs more with regards to lifestyles, and i think i am regretting it now, but i have to stand by it and try to make it more interesting than the last job i had
@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
yea you gotta do what you love. The point of life is to enjoy it. Why hate what you do for the next 20 years?
21 Nov 06
Right now, Im unemployed. However, I do work at home jobs and invests in programs.
@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
I hope you find work! I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless you.
@cloudv2 (221)
• Canada
21 Nov 06
I'm still a student in High School. I have A+/A- grades. But I plan on becoming a Pilot. I hope I succeed!
@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
Good Luck with that I had a friend who just joined the Airforce for the United States.
@burgoonster (3767)
• Canada
21 Nov 06
I Play Alot Sports
@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
Oh really Harry Potter? That is cool.
• China
21 Nov 06
I don't want to have a boring job that I hate but I am wondering what other people are doing with their lives to give me ideas of what direction to choose. What is a job that you always wanted but you decided to go down another path? sales-a better way to be rich.so go go go
@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
I am wondering the same thing...
@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Nov 06
The job I always wanted was to be a mom, and I did do that. While I was a mom, with kids at home, I had a licsensed day care. When I got tired of that, and when one started school, I was a school bus driver. I have helped teach swimming, worked in a fast food restaurant, done housekeeping in a nursing home, worked as an Activity Assistant in a Nursing home, done social services in a nursing home, assisted with dietary in a nursing home. The thing I have done the most is work as a paraeducator--in classrooms with kids with special problems. Since that is not a year round job here, I also demonstrate products in the grocery store, and give out coupons, I mystery shop, I do merchandising for various companies, getting work online. Oh, I have worked as a clown just a little bit with a Christian clowning group, and demonstrated clown makeup for playdays for 3 year olds. Follow your passions.
@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
That is so sweet! Sounds like you have a good life! So many people hat what they do. It looks like you love it! have a nice night!
• United States
20 Nov 06
im a sales clerk at walmart, been there for 13 years
@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
that is cool. I go there about once a week. Do you like it there?
• United States
20 Nov 06
Look into careers that people will always need.Like a nurse or hairdresser.
@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
good point
@NettieMae (186)
• United States
20 Nov 06
No matter what you decide you should go into business for yourself otherwise you are just making someone else rich.
@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
Wow I never thought of that before.
@pam3636 (24)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I am a chemist, and have been for 12 years. The job is boring, but the pay is really good, so after work I have the money to do the things I want. Good luck choosing your path!
@miryam (6510)
• Italy
8 Jan 07
I HAVE A SIK AND I'M IN PRE PENSION......I'M DONT WORK OUT OF HOME A FEW IN HOME SORRY, BUT I WAS A MANIAL FACTORY 5° LEVEL
• Sweden
31 Dec 06
I always wanted to have my own business. I wanted to make use of my creativity, my ideas and my powerful will. So, after my university studies, I got connected with a couple of partners that had the same will, and we decided to start a company together. After some discussions, we started up a entrepreneur center, called Blue Chip Café, that help small business owners to get connected with partners, we also have virtual office services (like post boxes, office for rent, administrative help). It has been a tough time, with lots of problems and money hunting, but with help of friends and partners, we have taking care of most things. The most important thing in world is to think about what you love to do, and what you are good at. Can you make money on the things that you today do for free? I will gladly discuss this type of questions with you! Happy New Year!
• United States
15 Dec 06
I'm a hairdresser and I own my own salon in my home. I also do alot online right now. I'm doing four different things to earn money. So far not doing to bad.