What is the coolest job you ever had?

@JoyfulOne (6241)
United States
October 19, 2006 10:14am CST
Most people have had one job in their lifetime that they really enjoyed, but it probably didn't pay well. What was the coolest job you ever had? And what did you like best about it?
12 responses
@farocop44 (447)
• Canada
18 Nov 06
Im going with the job I do now. Im a CSI Detective, like Horatio Cain
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Not familiar with Horatio Cain, but I know what CSI is. What a fascinating job that must be! I always thought forensics would be one of the most interesting fields to get into. It's like solving a big puzzle with the tiniest of clues; everything and anything has to be considered while trying to figure it out. Hats off to you! Thanks for sharing this with us...
@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
20 Nov 06
Thanks, that's what I thought. Gee, I'll have to see if I get CSI and tune in this week and check it out. Sounds like it might be pretty good.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
18 Nov 06
I think the coolest job i have ever had is just being a mom. i have only had like three other jobs and they were not too cool . so i would say being a mother to my two boys is the coolest.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
18 Nov 06
I have to agree with you there:-) being a mom IS the coolest job there is on earth! (Now I'm finding being a Grandma is reallllly cool too!)
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
18 Nov 06
yeah im a grama too, step grama but hey its still the same.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Doesn't matter if you're step-gramma or gramma, you're still a gramma and the kids will love you just the same! I'm baking cookies with my grandson today (3 1/2), he likes to stir...and we both like to eat, sounds like a match made in heaven, lol!
@vhansen (2029)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Actually the one I have right now is the best.I'm assistant manager in my husband's company.Which means I get to do a liitle bit of everything and not much of nothing and paid for it.My dream job!lol
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
16 Nov 06
That's really wonderful. Everybody should be so lucky to have their dream job, lol! Thanks for writing!
• Canada
18 Nov 06
And you get to keep an eye on your husband. No "working late at the office honey" with the hot secretary
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Too true farocop, lol!
@GardenGerty (118198)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I really enjoyed assisting with beginner, preschool and special education swimming lessons. I was not a water safety instructor, or a lifeguard, I just got in the water and helped them not be afraid, and made sure when they had to swim the length of the pool they made it. My idea was that it was a whole lot easier to rescue them before they sank to the bottom (ha ha). I hate swimming laps, but I could follow three and four year olds up and down the pool all day to make sure they were safe. I liked it when kids finally mastered a new skill because you could see they were on top of the world. Learning to swim was such a self esteem booster.
@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
14 Dec 06
That sounds like such a neat job!! There's nothing like seeing the pride in a youngsters face when they learn something new and are thrilled with the joy of learning it. Thanks for sharing!
@rmuxagirl (7554)
• United States
21 Nov 06
The coolest job i had was Public Relations assistant I got to write press releases help out at events and stuff. I loved my co-workers they made me feel so comfortable and stuff.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I bet that was one exciting job to have! Having great co-workers is a definite plus, too!
@brokentia (10394)
• United States
20 Nov 06
My job in the Air Force was the coolest job I every had. I worked in a hospital in Medical Logistics. But I worked in the Contract Management section of logistics. It was awesome. I was responsible for all the services in the hospital. If there was a serice needed such as a special bed for a certain patient, the request came thru me and I set up the contract, contact, delivery, terms, and scheduled payment. But there was more to it than beds. There were guest speakers for training, sending out intrustments for repair with on site med repair would not work, maintenance contracts on machines, supplies needed that were not norm vendor contract, beepers, pagers, all services! One really learned what it took to keep a hospital functioning. If the beepers were malfuctioning, you couldn't reach a doctor (cell can not be on in a hospital)...scopes had to be repaired or it delayed surgeries. It was amazing, fast paced, and gratifying.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I'll bet that job really kept you busy! That's a lot to be responsible for. Good for you!
@Donlin (222)
• United States
20 Nov 06
Mine was a parts chaser in an auto-salvage yard back when I was between quarters in college. Being a motor-head I loved being around all the different Cars,trucks,bikes. Wish I owned a place like that.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
8 Dec 06
That does sound like a cool job! My brother would have loved to have a job like that.
@zapphire (257)
• Philippines
18 Nov 06
well the coolest job iv ever had is when i was 18 and i worked as a service crew in a famous fast food chain.. it really develops my personality and i meet a lot of friends.. :D
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
18 Nov 06
That's neat! Working as a service person you get to meet and interact with every type of person there is, from the pleasant to the rude. It's always an education in itself in learning how to deal with all those different types of people! Thanks for writing!
18 Nov 06
job as a junior architect with the firm Design epitome...... but now i have taken rest n doing my masters in urban design...
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
18 Nov 06
That does sound like a cool job! I've never studied architecture, yet when I travel or anything, that is what I'm most fascinated by. Thanks for responding!
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
18 Nov 06
I have had many interesting jobs in my life but not sure which one would have been the coolest. Maybe it was when I was working at the Hard Rock Café (that was so many years ago). It was a very hard job, 14 hour shifts and very busy but usually a lot of fun as people were usually very happy and enjoying themselves. The most memorable evening there was whe Meatloaf himself rode a motorbike into the restaurant and I was his waitress for the evening. That was quite interesting.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
18 Nov 06
That sounds like it would have been fun! (Not the hours though, lol) How neat that you got to wait on Meatloaf, I'll bet it was interesting. I've never been in a Hard Rock Cafe, they have one in the nearest big city here, but that's quite a ways away from where I live at. Wow, you've had a real intersting life so far! Thanks for sharing!
• India
17 Nov 06
The job I am currently working with.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
17 Nov 06
That's good! Thanks for responding!
@themyl (1423)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Really, my present occupation is the coolest I have ever had. I have been working on my own for 17 years and doing very well working whenever I want, BUT, when I DO work, there are many deadlines that have to be met in order to accomplish the work which is about two weeks out of the year.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
17 Nov 06
That's wonderful to hear! So many people are dissatisfied with their jobs, it's a shame they haven't found their niche. Thanks for writing!