What's your job when you're not hubbing?

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    sarahsherlockposted 13 years ago

    None of us are hubbing 24/7 so I'm guessing many hubbers also have a day job, be that an accountant, a mum, a dentist etc etc.

    Personally, I am Assistant Director for Resources in local government. An interesting role that is constantly changing, hence the generic title! Some days I wish I had chosen a professional career path like a lawyer or doctor but I get to create much of my current role which is great. Having to manage 700 people is no picnic though!

    What do you do and what do you love or hate about your job?

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      Baileybearposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'm work part-time in an image library for a publishing company.  I'm also a mother.  I used to work as a lab technician

    2. warchild75 profile image66
      warchild75posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Im a mechnic and mot tester,long hours,crap pay and hard work like most jobs in the motor trade!

  2. Bill Manning profile image68
    Bill Manningposted 13 years ago

    When I'm not at home making hubs,,,,,

    I'm at home working on my 15 websites. smile

    I love working at home, the freedom to choose my own hours. But I hate the boredom of writing so much. hmm

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      sarahsherlockposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Does that earn you enough to live off of?

      1. Bill Manning profile image68
        Bill Manningposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Oh sure, I've done nothing but working on my own sites for the past 3 years. Mind you I'm not rich, not even well off. I guess I'm in the middle class.

        Being single makes it easier to, as I only support myself. I always try to make a little more each year and I'm slowly doing that.

        I'm sure glad I was doing this during this recession! tongue

  3. Diane Inside profile image73
    Diane Insideposted 13 years ago

    I was and Occupational Therapy Assistant for years. I recently have cut back on that now and am a Housewife. 

    I liked my job, as it was working with patients who where sick or injured and my job basically was to help them gain back their Independence.  It was rewarding but at the same time it is like any other job, in the health care field, you can get burned out. 

    I enjoyed to patients, but hated the beurocracy in health care, mostly having to deal with insurance companies and medicare, medicaid.  Having to justify every little thing you do, to show progress with the patient.  It is easy to do. But insurance companies, look for every opportunity not to pay. So we have to be vigilant in justifying every therapy session.

    Which can get difficult at times as many of my patients, lived in not typical settings, which we have to compensate for.

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      sarahsherlockposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That must be disheartening for you and the patient. We have a different medical system in the UK. I'm bot really sure it's any better though.

      1. nasus loops profile image65
        nasus loopsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        It's not.  We are starting to get just the same only without the insurance companies.  We have to ask patients questions, such as do they smoke or drink? We gain points (points make money).  Apparently it is supposed to help with patient care, but really all it does is take staff away from what they should be doing to ask these silly questions.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image78
    Mighty Momposted 13 years ago

    Not all that much variety in my life, either.
    When I'm not hubbing I'm writing for clients -- might be through online websites or (preferably, since they pay much better) local "brick and mortar" businesses.
    Also keeps me from living my entire life on the Internet.
    he he

  5. CollegePrepU profile image60
    CollegePrepUposted 13 years ago

    I am a College Advisor at a suburban High School of over 3200 students.  I love my job because every day is different and the vast majority of our students are really good kids!
    I am also a former football coach, but that has been put on the backburner due to the arrival of my 2 1/2 year old daughter and 9 month old son. wink  I'll be returning to the field in a year or two...can't wait!

  6. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago

    I am a male model..

    most of my work is for National Geographic

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      sarahsherlockposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Really? Not ordnance survey?

      1. Greek One profile image63
        Greek Oneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        that's more of a hobby

  7. nasus loops profile image65
    nasus loopsposted 13 years ago

    I am a medical secretary working in a doctors surgery.  When I am not doing that I am a mum and wife, not sure which way round that goes though! 

    On the whole I enjoy what I do and the people I work with, but I do wish I could do more from home so that I could be more of a full time mum.

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      sarahsherlockposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That's a tough job. I bet you're always getting the negativity when people can't book the appointment they want. I know from experience that if I don't ring at 8.00am on the dot I can forget seeing anyone!

      1. nasus loops profile image65
        nasus loopsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, it can be tough.  Some patients do expect you to jump through hoops at a moments notice, but then you get the ones who have spouses that are terminally ill and they ask for nothing.  They make our jobs worthwhile.

        It is really unfortunate that you struggle getting appointments at your doctors.  Our surgery doesn't open until 8.30 and we close at 6.  Our doctors decided that although patients wanted to see doctors during the other times of the day and at weekends, they rather fancied seeing their own families so chose not to open for longer hours.  I must admit as well that at our surgery although there are obviously people who say they can't get appointments, most do see the doctor of their choice within 2days.

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          sarahsherlockposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Yes I must admit I generally do too.

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    DoorMattnomoreposted 13 years ago

    among other things my daily duties include...housekeeper, personal chef, nurse, accountant, secretary, chauffeur, therapist, and escort...

    Im mean..Im a housewife.  smile

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      sarahsherlockposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The best job of all! You need to be multi talented!

  9. ChocoLove profile image37
    ChocoLoveposted 13 years ago

    I work as a Vet's assistant.

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      do you like it? My oldest daughter is considering this.

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        sarahsherlockposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I love my cat but wouldn't want to be trying to treat him when he's grumpy!

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          DoorMattnomoreposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          good point

  10. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 13 years ago

    I work as a cashier in a hardware store, part time.

    The rest of the time I'm at home doing my uni studies or hanging out with my baby.

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      sarahsherlockposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      What are you studying?

      1. Research Analyst profile image72
        Research Analystposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        My goal is to work as a Statistician for the local government, so I can gather the data, determine the type and size of the sample group, and develop the survey questionnaire or reporting form as well as prepare instructions for workers who will collect and tabulate the data.

        This is something that I am good at. I like analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing the data with the use of computer software.

        So right now I am studying business economics, this is one of the reasons I have tried to make my hubs a little more technical than before so I can have samples after graduation.

        1. WryLilt profile image89
          WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I'm studying journalism.

          1. Research Analyst profile image72
            Research Analystposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            I think that is a great degree specialty WryLit. I have thought of doing the same before I switched.

  11. Research Analyst profile image72
    Research Analystposted 13 years ago

    Currently a Full time student, back in school to get my degree in Statistics. Writing hubs is a great way to share information which is fun for me.

  12. Richieb799 profile image75
    Richieb799posted 13 years ago

    I work as a stock controller, however I had a telephone interview to be an SEO developer for a loan company today, unfortunately they said I had good websites but they wanted someone with more commercial experience hmm

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      sarahsherlockposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You got an interview, that's something. Just keep trying!

  13. anonimuzz profile image61
    anonimuzzposted 13 years ago

    Student and online freelancer.

  14. Cordale profile image72
    Cordaleposted 13 years ago

    I am the president of the United States. Obama. Heard of me?

    I like taking your money <3

  15. CarolineVABC profile image68
    CarolineVABCposted 13 years ago

    I'm a preschool aide.  I love working with kids especially at this stage, but we are not exempt from challenges.  We have to deal with behavioral issues, different levels of skill development and maturity.  We have 3 to 5 year olds and it's a state funded preschool.  As much as I like what I do, I'm still pursuing my degree in education and hoping to move up someday:-)

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    Home Girlposted 13 years ago

    I hate JOB, any job. I have two right now: full time and part time. Full time is o'kay, part time- just horrible. Envy people who can work at home. Tired, very tired. Hubpage my way out of misery, at least temporary, when I have some time for myself. I have to steal that time - from my rest, my work, my sleep...

  17. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 13 years ago

    I work as an interior designer, running my own outfit. Squeeze in hubbing into any free time i can get, and when clients aren't breathing down my neck!.

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    klarawieckposted 13 years ago

    According to my kindergartners, I am Mrs. Music Teacher. ♫♪♫

    1. Aficionada profile image79
      Aficionadaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      No joke, with an ID like yours!  big_smile  Have you seen Herr Schumann recently?  lol

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        klarawieckposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sure she's around! LOL She's my inspiration!

  19. lorlie6 profile image72
    lorlie6posted 13 years ago

    Grandmother!  My only son just had his first baby September 1st.  I can't imagine a better job...smile

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      sarahsherlockposted 13 years agoin reply to this


  20. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    I manage a team of four highly-skilled number crunchers for an insurance company.  We create reports, and gather statistical data for the President/CEO and 3 Senior VPs of the company. 

    Even though the company is over 50 years old, when I started with the company in 2002 I was the only one who performed these duties for the company.  Over the last 8 years we've experienced record-breaking growth and I have had to add people to keep up with the demand for information.  I'm looking at hiring another person as soon as we figure out where to sit them. smile

    1. sofs profile image76
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Being a mental health professional, i switched over to HR but now I do  Human resource development at home with my kids,  work with mother of special needs kids, do Biblical counseling... (switched  over from  the regular counseling)   I am learning so much here... it s awesome!  smile

  21. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    I was going to a type a fancy word for stay at home mom, like domestic diva smile  I do enjoy being home.

  22. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    Sofs.....I've noticed on the last two posts you've made you've "quoted" my post just before yours.  I just wanted to point out the difference between hitting "reply" to someone's specific post versus "post a reply".   If you hit reply within someone else's post it will automatically quote them.  This is handy if you're referencing something specific in their post.  In the last two cases I don't think you're meaning to quote me.  I think you're just trying to add to the thread.  To do that you simply need to click on "post a reply" that is found a little further down on the page.  I hope you take this in the spirit is intended.  I know you're new and you probably don't realize there is a difference.

    1. sofs profile image76
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you KCC Big Country, Sorry for causing confusion because of my ignorance lol . I am learning everyday.  Haven't even noticed the  post a reply button until you pointed it out to me!!  Thanks again...  smile

      NOW I have hit the right button!   :}

      1. KCC Big Country profile image84
        KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Glad I could help.  I felt like it was simply a case of you not knowing the difference.  Welcome to HubPages!

  23. OldSkoolFool profile image60
    OldSkoolFoolposted 13 years ago

    Looking handsome for the ladies!

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      ...and you are rather handsome and cute too!

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    Justsilvieposted 13 years ago

    I am a Facility Services Manager for a US Refugee Overseas Processing Center. I love my job!  I also run an Expat Website part-time.

  25. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 13 years ago

    I work on a ship at night; by day i sleep if there is no 'gold to dig'; weekends are for fun...unless there's a luxury liner around...then i'm off to work!

  26. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 13 years ago

    ...ohoh....got some gold to dig today...no rest for me...off to meet with some accountant buddies (professional development stuff)...went to put on my 'dressy' motorcycle boots ...will have to shine 'em up...there's a big green squishy bug splat on one of them; the group in the suits just won't understand when I arrive on the scene LOL!

    ooohhh...it's going to be an exciting morning...yawn!  (and that's the truth)

  27. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 13 years ago


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    Surabhi Kauraposted 13 years ago


  29. bayoulady profile image68
    bayouladyposted 13 years ago

    I'm a retired elementary teacher. I just retired ,and right now, my job is to stay at home and listen to the school bus go by twice a day. In between and after those times, I am free to write on hubpages,infobarrel and snipsly.

    I also do a little side line job of worrying about when I will see my two  grown kids who live WAY too far away, and my five grandchildren.Thank goodness for lisa, my special needs daughter,age 43. She lives with me, and she is a hoot to talk with!

    Oh, I work so bloomin' hard!

  30. writinginalaska profile image82
    writinginalaskaposted 13 years ago

    I work for State Government in Alaska for the Dept of Labor and I have a fasinating job which I rather like.  I get to dabble with Unemployment Insurance and Fraud Investigations, beats the hell out of being on the other side of the fence if one has to work.  Can I just win the lottery now?  smile

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 13 years agoin reply to this


  31. donotfear profile image82
    donotfearposted 13 years ago

    I work as a Qualified Mental Health Professional for Crisis Services.  I perform mental status assessments on individuals in emotional crisis like suicide attempt or ideations, various psychosis, depression, & schizophrenia, among other mental illnesses.

    I make a recomendation to the clinician or social worker who requested the assessment & arrrange for psychiatric hospitalization, if necessary. I also make referrals to outside agencies.  If there's high drama, I'm right there in the middle.  Oh well, somebodies gotta do the job!

  32. catwoman89 profile image59
    catwoman89posted 13 years ago

    I am a teacher.

  33. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    I'm currently contracted on a long term Wordpress creation and design contract tongue

  34. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 13 years ago

    I'm a mental health nurse, (25 yrs), so I receive those patients that DONOTFEAR assesses and sends to the psychiatric hospitals, LOL.  I have been working the graveyard shift for 4 years.  However, a day shift opening finally came up and I will be starting that shift come November.  Hoping to put some normal sleep hours in now.

    I've seen ALOT of changes in the health care field and esp. in mental health, and most have not been for the best.  The work is made more difficult due to the corporate greed of the companies and the insurance co. restrictions.  It's frustrating to work for a 'do more with less' policy in place-and that includes staffing.

  35. Kangaroo_Jase profile image75
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 13 years ago


    Full Time: Team Leader, Sporting Goods Warehouse wholesale.

    Part Time: Slayer of creatures of the night, demons, vampires, zombies, ghouls, carnival clowns with horrid glowing red eyes.....I even have a title - Nocturnal Social Services Officer. Kind of fell into the 'job', but thats another story for another time. I hear from colleagues there's REALLY good money in Dragon Slaying...........

    Ok why are you all looking at me really strangely??????

  36. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 13 years ago

    I work in technology (small business).  I suppose there is no real specific technology but I do limit my travel to DE, NJ and PA

  37. GoldiString profile image61
    GoldiStringposted 13 years ago

    I am RN. Working in an Alzheimer's Unit. They drive me crazy but I love them. I am looking still for a part time job... as a pole dancer. Lol. kidding.

  38. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 13 years ago

    Advertising Broadcast Producer

    occasionally Director of top grade pornography

    and smoking, oh sleeping too

    Hi mtsi smile

    the only true rewarding business in my opinion is small business and the big muchchers I say go for what you know

    different strokes for different fb pokes


    No I really feel strongly about that yet 20+ years later Im still working with directors around the globe, super fast process tons of hours, huge money, first class all boring these days but my love for the creative process keeps me waiting to meet the next artist that shows me a new view from the same old lens,

    Not long now, I want my own line of charitable prison cards free for convicts and minimal cost for their loved ones

    Cagsil always use to say

    ramble much?

    I see why

    Be well!


  39. H.C Porter profile image80
    H.C Porterposted 13 years ago

    I am Director of Operations for an Advertising Company
    I am a copywriter and photographer for a website design and development company a copy writer Promotional Advertising Affiliation and then of course I am a mother and wife (which gives me the titles of cook-maid-waitress-seamstress-nurse-babysitter-accountant-taxi driver-monster slayer-story teller amongst other things)

    @Kim- how you doing babe? Love your babble talk-gives me something to perk up about big_smile

  40. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    I'm a princess.    ( lol  )    (I just have always wanted to say that to someone.   lol  )   (Make that, "Fairy Princess". )

    1. alternate poet profile image68
      alternate poetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      My sister is also a Princess.  When she was young she would tell everyone very seriously this, and that she was left with our parents as a baby and one day her real parents would come back and collect her.  Now over 70 she is still waiting.  big_smile

      1. Lisa HW profile image61
        Lisa HWposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        lol  lol     I actually never thought in terms of being a Fairy Princess, the way a lot of little girls do.  This Fairy Princess thing is newer for me.  lol    Now, a ballerina - that's what I wanted to be, but that didn't happen either.   lol   (I'll stop waiting before I hit 70, though.  After all, one must grow up somewhere between, say, 50 and 70.   lol  )

  41. emievil profile image69
    emievilposted 13 years ago

    I'm an accountant and my job is currently keeping me from writing hubs sad.

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    TransScribblerposted 13 years ago

    I write for my own two sites/blogs, am site designer and manager for one local writing group, convener of another, a genealogical researcher (freelance), and presenter of a monthly radio program on writing.
    In between all of that, I write short fiction for several sites and online magazines, competitions, and (self) publication of my first collection of short fiction.
    I make homemade spreads and marmalade, which I sell at a local market, and am in the process of setting up business making rune stones to sell along with incense, candles, etc. Once a month I the resident musician at another local market.
    No wonder my ironing never gets done! hmm


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