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View Poll Results: Rate your job satisfaction
Love It 59 46.46%
Hate It 13 10.24%
Not my ideal job, but it's OK 34 26.77%
It pays the bills 14 11.02%
Other 7 5.51%
I'd like to work with Ralph Nader 0 0%
Voters: 127. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-18-2007, 02:12 AM   #11
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Sep 2007
Rancho Bernardo, CA
Posts: 699
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Originally Posted by McKBrew
It takes a determined person to work from home. I'd probably end up in the forum all day and not accomplish anything.
What, are you not supposed to do that from the office?

I hear you on the working with your hands though. When I was in college, I did construction with a small contractor. I loved it, but my left brain, told me to keep at the science stuff. It'd pay more and be more exciting. Now, going that route would entail far too much risk for my family. I do have a few 5 year plans in place though to do something entirely different. My wife is 100% on board for me to either be a teacher, or start a custom woodworking business once the kids are both in school and she is back to teaching full time. Gotta love a supportive SWMBO.

Yoop. You are enviably inspirational.

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Old 12-18-2007, 02:16 AM   #12
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Jun 2007
Posts: 1,080
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Another programmer here. It's OK, but I'm not exactly saving lives or anything. Let's hear it for hospital billing software -- WOOOOOOH!!!!!

This past summer a buddy of mine started his own catering company, and I helped him out part time on the weekends because he needed someone reliable who could cook. That one day a week was more rewarding than the 5 days at my regular job. I suppose that's a sign ....

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Old 12-18-2007, 02:17 AM   #13
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Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,796
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I like my job very much (I reserve using the word "love" when it comes to people...). Not every day mind you, but most of the time. I get to travel a lot which I've always enjoyed. I detest office time...

I work with guns. Right now I am the Equipment Specialist for the M109A6 Paladin 155mm Howitzer. In the past I worked with mostly all the weapon systems the Army has; all artillery, all small arms (of which mortars are included), the M1A1 Abrams tank, M2 Bradley, Apache and Kiowa armaments, mine dispensers and counter-mines (demolition). I used to work on Chemical equipment a while back, but our command gave that up.

I'll have 35 years Gov't service on 21 Jun '09. I'll turn 55 the following month so I'll be retiring sometime after 22 July '09. I also have over 8 months of sick leave saved that I'll be turning in for "time served" which will up my retirement check to almost 36 years. I may hang around until 30 Sep though (the Gov'ts fiscal year starts 1 Oct).
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:19 AM   #14
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Aug 2006
Horsham, PA, Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,881
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I chose other. I love my profession, IT Project Management. However, my current gig is less than fun right now. I have been there 5 years, but just Friday I got a call to work for a local non-profit that is looking to become a national provider. We are working out the detais of the deal tomorrow. It will be awesome if this comes through. I will be positioned to be in a director role before too long if I play my cards right.

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Old 12-18-2007, 02:22 AM   #15
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Aug 2006
People's Republic of Cambridge
Posts: 3,316
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I really like my job. Other than having to be away from home a lot it is perfect.
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:23 AM   #16
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Sep 2006
Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,898
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Originally Posted by DaveyBoy
That one day a week was more rewarding than the 5 days at my regular job. I suppose that's a sign ....
I hear you. I come from a family of tradesman and I still have that bug to get out and work with my hands. I head it off by doing all the car repairs for my family and friends, my own plumbing, etc. A couple years ago I ALMOST up and left programming to become a carpenter for my dad but becoming an apprentice at my age means I wouldn't be able to afford to live. Oh well.
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:26 AM   #17
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Mar 2007
Scaggsville, MD
Posts: 925
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I voted other. I start a new job on New Years Eve...

My current job is OK, but I'm sick of the travel. Plus the new job pays better.

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Old 12-18-2007, 02:30 AM   #18
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Apr 2007
Oakland, CA
Posts: 21,790
Liked 269 Times on 134 Posts

i'd like it a whole lot better if they'd promote me already! I've been doing the work for over a year now..i think i deserve the title!
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:40 AM   #19
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May 2005
Stockbridge, Ga
Posts: 954
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I work with my hands every day, sanding and painting parts and components for these

Been doing it for 29 years now. It pays the bills and most of the time I do enjoy it, I would LOVE to brew for a living.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:06 AM   #20
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Dec 2007
Durham, NC
Posts: 417
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I put love it, only because you would have to be crazy to keep teaching middle school if you didn't love it (I certainly don't do it for the pay ).

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