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What's your job

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I'm enrolling in school for this spring. I'm 25 with two kids (we want more) and am tired of crappy retail jobs.. I want a real job with a decent income, but I don't know what I want to do. Even in high school, I didn't know what I wanted to be. I'm thinking a teacher or a nurse, but there's cons to both jobs. 

What do you ladies do, do you enjoy it?

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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acrogodess
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:04 AM
It's not a good job, but it works with what I want to do which is home school my kids. I work child care for the YMCA, both after school and vacation clubs/summer day camp. I like it. I make $9.50 per hour to play with kids for what usually amounts to 3 hours.
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Michellina11234
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Thankfully I am on a working break so I can change careers

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:09 AM

I was 20, had only worked one part time job back in high school, and had a lot going on. I was in an abusive relationship, had a  3 month old and had just gotten pregnant unplanned, It was too much for me to have a job, and I kept making mistakes.

Quoting Anonymous:

Really? I find it way less stressful than my last job. I managed a restaurant. But I make half of what I used to.... I've been offered 2 restaurant jobs since taking the teller job 5 months ago. Been thinking about taking it. lol

Quoting Anonymous:

I worked as a teller for a few months back when I was pregnant with my youngest, almost 6 years ago. I hated it, but at the time I was very stressed out. I've considered trying it again, but I don't think I want to because I may hate it again.

Quoting Anonymous:

I'm a bank teller. LOVE IT.




Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:09 AM
Bridge tender / open and close bridges for vessels.
TarantulaTress
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:10 AM
I work part time in retail at the customer service desk. While there are days when an ornery customer can upset the balance of my day, I really don't find the job "crappy" and since I get a paycheck I find it to be a "real" job as well. Kinda irks me a little when people say it's not a real job, because IMO it's as real as any other job out there. I work to supplement DH's income and part time to leave myself plenty of time to care for my kids and home.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 11 on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:11 AM
Owner of a child care center. Yes it's in a home but not my home a home we bought just for daycare.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Aw. I'm sorry :( there is a girl at work like that. And come to think of it, she's been off a lot lately.... She planned on leaving her crazy ass, abusive fiance while he was at work, taking her daughter and moving 2 hours away, but the morning she was supposed to leave, she found out she was pregnant. so she stayed. She's now 2 months along, and super stressed all the time. But I've lived through abuse. I have little sympathy for her.

Quoting Anonymous:

I was 20, had only worked one part time job back in high school, and had a lot going on. I was in an abusive relationship, had a  3 month old and had just gotten pregnant unplanned, It was too much for me to have a job, and I kept making mistakes.

Quoting Anonymous:

Really? I find it way less stressful than my last job. I managed a restaurant. But I make half of what I used to.... I've been offered 2 restaurant jobs since taking the teller job 5 months ago. Been thinking about taking it. lol

Quoting Anonymous:

I worked as a teller for a few months back when I was pregnant with my youngest, almost 6 years ago. I hated it, but at the time I was very stressed out. I've considered trying it again, but I don't think I want to because I may hate it again.

Quoting Anonymous:

I'm a bank teller. LOVE IT.





Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM

I worked customer service at a large retail store and was miserable. 

Quoting TarantulaTress:

I work part time in retail at the customer service desk. While there are days when an ornery customer can upset the balance of my day, I really don't find the job "crappy" and since I get a paycheck I find it to be a "real" job as well. Kinda irks me a little when people say it's not a real job, because IMO it's as real as any other job out there. I work to supplement DH's income and part time to leave myself plenty of time to care for my kids and home.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 12 on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM
Of course it is a real job. I wouldn't call it a career though.

Quoting TarantulaTress:

I work part time in retail at the customer service desk. While there are days when an ornery customer can upset the balance of my day, I really don't find the job "crappy" and since I get a paycheck I find it to be a "real" job as well. Kinda irks me a little when people say it's not a real job, because IMO it's as real as any other job out there. I work to supplement DH's income and part time to leave myself plenty of time to care for my kids and home.
BarbaraJane
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:13 AM

I am a cosmetologist.  I am also a cosmetology instructor but I prefer to work behind the chair.  I love love love what I do - - so much so that I gave up a position as an instructor to go back to working behind the chair.  I manage a chain salon.  

I have held many many positions in my life. . .. I always say I have had just about every profession EXCEPT "the oldest profession."  haha!  Many of the positions I have had may have been more prestigious than one would consider a "hair dresser' but my heart is in cosmetology and so I find great pleasure in what I do.  I  am proud of what I do.  I work long hours, come home tired, and sometimes my feet hurt from being on them all day. But I am happy and that is what matters.  And for what it's worth, I make a good living at this.  Not all hair dressers are financially successful, but I am one of the lucky ones who has managed to find a way to make this work.

Good luck finding the career that makes you happy.

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