What was your favorite job and why?

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  1. viktoriiya profile image60
    viktoriiyaposted 13 years ago

    I am trying to search for a new career choice and don't know which direction I should go. Any advice on jobs right now?

  2. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    Back when I was young and of course, legal age, tongue lol I loved having this one part time cocktail waitress job. It was busy, fun and always got huge tips big_smile

    1. Sab Oh profile image56
      Sab Ohposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Did you say huge 'tips'?

      Wasn't sure I read that correctly the first time

  3. Flightkeeper profile image67
    Flightkeeperposted 13 years ago

    Well according to one post, being a pole dancer can bring you a good income.

  4. DanPowers profile image49
    DanPowersposted 13 years ago

    Starting your own business is the best job - then you don't have to answer to an idiot boss.

  5. Bill Manning profile image59
    Bill Manningposted 13 years ago

    Working online full time for myself right now is my best job. Anyone can do it, but it takes lots of hard work, no "get rich quick" methods.

    However my favorite job I used to have working for someone else was with blockbuster. I use to deliver all that popcorn and candy they sell to all the central Florida area.

    Each day I'll have several cases of candy and popcorn left over. The unspoken rule was to just keep it, as they did not want to figure out where it went. Yum!!!! smile

  6. Hokey profile image61
    Hokeyposted 13 years ago

    I worked in an adult video store when I was 19. It was funny watching people come in who looked so prim and proper and seeing the things they would rent. Sometimes really mind blowing. The store had everything from barely legal to beastiality.   lol

  7. WriteAngled profile image76
    WriteAngledposted 13 years ago

    Absolutely agree, Dan. I never been happier than since going freelance, despite the financial insecurity. Why? No anal managers breathing down my neck trying to dictate how and when I work. No crappy office politics. No small talk about football and soap operas with people I have the misfortune to work with. No banging on about teamwork. No need to be responsible for the work of incompetent and illiterate morons, which always meant I had to do their work again from scratch. Nobody else dictating holidays; I work like crazy when I work, but take off one or two long weekends a month plus about eight extra weeks holiday Ability to concentrate on my work apart from emails and the odd phone call from clients. I stand or fall on the quality of my work. At present, I'm standing high and having to reject twice as many work offers than I have the capacity to accept.

    1. Bill Manning profile image59
      Bill Manningposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you! My only problem working for myself is pushing myself hard enough. I know I could double my income in months if I just worked hard.

      Instead I spend much time watching videos or going to forums like this! lol

  8. Hokey profile image61
    Hokeyposted 13 years ago

    I also was a sponsored skateboarder and that was alot of fun. Traveling, parties, girls. I still skate but can't compete because I have to be careful of my ankle.

  9. yenajeon profile image72
    yenajeonposted 13 years ago

    Go work for a magazine. Its fast-paced, exciting and you get to meet lots of cool people.

    Plus you can see your own writing published!
    It would be a dream come true if I could work for Vogue or Glamour!

  10. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    A smuggler, years ago of course.  Good pay, exciting work, providing a service for a good cause. I wouldn't recommend it for you though!

  11. CeeGunn profile image73
    CeeGunnposted 13 years ago

    I have had more than 30 different jobs in my lifetime...and I'm only 37 years old!
    But I finally found a job I love and that is working for myself.
    I am an at-home transcriptionist. That means that I work out of my home office over the Internet. I receive audio files of financial company's conference calls and I type out everything they say. It's easy and interesting, although there is quite a rush to get stuff done at times.
    But working in my pajamas is a major bonus!

  12. mwatkins profile image69
    mwatkinsposted 13 years ago

    I started a bookkeeping business in 1999 and never looked back.  Being my own boss was the best choice I EVER made!  Now, I am working with my partner in affiliate marketing, and bookkeeping and he has kept his foothold in scenic carpentry in the movie industry.  We both travel between Portland Oregon and Vancouver BC.  We could not be happier with our choices at this point in our lives.  It's taken a lifetime to understand that if you follow your passion that everything else will fall into place.  There is no substitute for hard work and tenacity when it comes to starting a new business.  If you have a passion for what you do, hang in there!  Love what you do!

  13. Lottomagic profile image60
    Lottomagicposted 13 years ago

    My favorite job is what I'm doing now! I work for Lotto Magic as a Power Captain. I am building a lottery pool. I get to play Powerball and Fl Lotto every month on a huge number of tickets. I make a residual income as the pool grows larger and larger.

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    sophsposted 13 years ago

    I love acting I would really like to be an actress smile and I always wanted to be a firefighter aswell smile

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    china manposted 13 years ago

    Anything that gets you out of the house and meeting people in the flesh - sitting online like this is great as a source of great friends and chit chat - but you can't beat a good dose of reality most days.

    Anything that makes you feel good about yourself, not necessarily Mother Theresa stuff, just about people instead of banging out numbers or words.

    Anything that does not make you feel bad.

    Anything that makes enough money.

  16. profile image53
    Fran Hughesposted 9 years ago

    I have some of my favorite words in common with you. BTW, one of the coolest sites out there devoted to words is FavoriteWords.com

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    Beth37posted 9 years ago

    I'm not sure I've had a favorite job yet, but my favorite place to work had 100% to do with the ppl I worked with. No matter what you do, *who you work with is, to me, everything.

    I worked at one store and it was like being in an episode of the Andy Griffith show. Every individual was a character and I enjoyed them immensely. I still love going back to that store and they welcome me like a long lost member of their crazy family. I adored them.


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