Have You Had A Career That You Love?

@ParaTed2k (22980)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
May 21, 2007 5:01am CST
Most people seem to go through life in a job or career that they hate. I don't know how people can live like that. To me, if you hate your job or career, what are you doing to find a better situation for yourself? I've been lucky. I've had not only 1 but 2 careers that I loved! I am retired from the Wisconsin Army National Guard. In my military career I was on Active duty Army and the National Guards of 3 states. I also got to be in EMS for 10 years. I was a EMT-B for a few years, and a Paramedic the rest. It was great! What about you, do you love your career, hate it, or is it just some place you make you living and that's about it?
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• Canada
21 May 07
you have worn many hats, and are lucky to have enjoyed them all. i too have worn a few different hats. most days i look forward to my jobs, and i do mean jobs.i have a career that pays very well yearly, but i also am working on a plan to make the world a little bit easier to survive in.during the day i do what i must to sustain my families lives. in the evening i search the internet looking for reasonably priced computer parts and such to donate to a local gentleman, who refurbishes them and gives them away to children without one. on the weekends, i work on refinishing guitars to be given away at christmas to those children who want to play but cannot afford one. yes i enjoy what i do, althought the arthritis doesn't lol
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
21 May 07
You get to help kids get computers and guitars who wouldn't be able to, that is awesome! I'm a guitar teacher myself, it is so much fun to help the kids learn to love music by creating it.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
14 Jun 07
that is fantastic, long may you continue to do all you can to increase the life-worth of all you meet blessed be
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@rosycat (168)
21 May 07
When I left school i went to work in a bank, which, back then was a very ggod job to get into. I earnt a lot of money, but i hated it. I stuck at it for 8 years, until I became pregnant and then i left. I have not had a long term job since then, as I devoted my time to bringing up my daughter, but for the last 6 years I have been qualified as a reflexologist and now run my own business from home. This was the best thing i have ever done, i love my work, and tho I dont earn a lot of money, to me the most important thing is that im doing something I really enjoy, Im good at it, and most of all, im helping people.
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
21 May 07
A stay at home mom! That is the best "job" a person can have! I commend you for taking the time to raise your daughter full time! I'm glad you love running your own business and helping people.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
21 May 07
im a teacher in a maximum security prison and have been a teacher in one way or another for the last 25 years or so. Where i work now is an amazing experience and not something everyone gets to see, nor indeed could do. I feel honoured to be given this opportunity and love my job blessed be
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
21 May 07
Wow, teaching at a maximum security prison? That must come with some interesting and unique experiences. When I was a paramedic we transported a lot of patients from the prison to the ER (obviously no maximum security types though). I used to talk with the patients, trying to learn what I could about the people and their mindset and crimes... it was pretty educational.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
23 May 07
From my earliest memory of childhood I desired to be a nurse. I graduated highschool and went to college and became a nurse. I have never looked back. It is an AWESOME profession. I worked surgical ICU, ER and open heart units for 20 years and then decided to given mental health nursing a try. LOVED IT!! Worked in a speciality hospital that dealt with adolescent and children's mental health. After a move forced me to live in the armpit of Kentucky, I decided to go back and get a Masters in Nursing. I now teach nursing in a small, local college. I love creating nurses for tomorrow, and yet I still get bedside nursing as I take the students to clinical!
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
23 May 07
We love our nurses!! I'm glad you get to do something you love!
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
21 May 07
I was a Corrections Officer for 17 years, and I don't know that I really loved it, but I didn't hate it either. I was used to it and no 2 days were ever the same. I did many different jobs in that time, everything from working the control center to bubble officer, to wing officer and yard dog. I have seen people at their best and at their worst. I have broken up fights, fought fires, and watched people die. I have also been given instructions that did not follow policy and procedure and fought caseworkers, functional unit managers, and administration over it. I have written so many reports over the years that I can't even begin to guess the number of them. Now that I can't work, I have an abiding dislike for the phone, paperwork and authority. I like my peace and quiet, and my general solitude. I have my wife and cat, and this computer. That is all I need.
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
16 Jun 07
I guess I need to get over the fact I can't work at very many jobs anymore... or at least learn what I can do with the safety and health restrictions on me... or just learn to accept it. ;~D