To think I have the best job on the Planet?

(54 Posts)
CityTiliDie Tue 05-Feb-13 20:46:53

I am sooooo lucky to have the best job in the world.

Today I changed a mans life for the better just by cutting his toenails. Everyday I make people feel better by treating their feet but today had a man with MH problems and hadnt cut his toenail for over five years...... you can work it out by the length roughly.
He was in pain and had difficulty walking but 45 minutes later danced out of my room with a smile on his face. It gives me a bigger high than any drug could to see it.

WHy is your job the best?

Lara2 Wed 06-Feb-13 19:18:07

I love my job because I get to overhear things like this whilst passing the infant girls loo:
"But I have rainbow pants!!!". Love it!grin

DoItToJulia Wed 06-Feb-13 19:25:47

Can I ask a toenail related question please?

my ds has a slither of nail that grows straight up, at right angles to the rest of his nail. I have the cut the slither very short to stop it annoying him, but when it grows t simply grows back the same. What should I do?

Sorry, but it never seems worth a GP trip!

Thanks!

Ps, how lovely that you change lives. That must be a very nice feeling!

SilverOldie Wed 06-Feb-13 19:28:41

Next time the chiropodist comes to cut my toenails (which I can't reach), I will ask her if she thinks she has the best job in the world. She's always cheerful so I suspect she enjoys it as much as you do OP.

McNewPants2013 Wed 06-Feb-13 19:43:59

I wish i had tha job satifaction feeling. Good on you OP for finding a job that is satifying

All i get is bad press

sherazade Wed 06-Feb-13 19:55:57

love my job too.

Almost on a daily basis , one 4/5 year old from my reception class will randomly rush to hug me and then the whole class (of 22) want to join in shortly after which I'm being squeezed to death by the whole class. The children constantly say things like 'you're my bestest teacher/best friend/ number one teacher/ 'last number teacher' (?)/ I like you miss'. At this age they'll do anything to please and are so receptive.

Spent the day doing lots of singing, rhymes, dance, baking, stories, painting snowflakes /making paper snowflakes. There is glitter and sand everywhere at the end of the day and tired children and sometimes I feel as though I spend the whole day doing nothing but sweeping up sand in fact I joked to my TA that we could hire someone for this sole purpose but it's all worth it.

justmyview Wed 06-Feb-13 19:59:02

I am involved with adoptions, etc. My DD loves the notion that I help to find new mummies and daddies for children who can't live with their own families. I love it. I'd do it for nothing

skratta Wed 06-Feb-13 20:08:51

YABU. I love my job so much!

Paediatric research oncologist,specialising in brain and spinal tumours. Every day I get to meet the bravest, loveliest children I could ever hope to meet and know I can help them and their families through the worst moments in anyone's lives. And knowing that I can be part of the cure.

YorkshireDeb Wed 06-Feb-13 20:18:20

Wow - what an inspirational thread. I spend far too much time moaning about my job. But reading other people's comments has reminded me that there's a lot I love about it too. X

TaggieCampbellBlack Wed 06-Feb-13 20:25:46

YABU.
Mine's the best.

And it makes people smile from here........................................................................to................................................................................here grin.

HolidayArmadillo Wed 06-Feb-13 20:25:54

I'm a midwife. On a good day there really is no job like it.

I do have manky feet though.

CityTiliDie Thu 07-Feb-13 07:09:51

doitto two options on the 'straight up' slither.
1. Keep trimming it like you are.
2. talk to GP. some do minor nail surgery and will remove the offending slither permanently. Local anaesthetic all over in 10 mins.

I would happily do my job for free but my DW would complain at not being able to buy yet more shoes!! wink

Dancergirl Thu 07-Feb-13 07:17:47

I bloody love chiropodists!

Never forget the time we were on holiday to Cornwall and I had a really painful in growing toenail. Dh had some sort of peeling on his feet. So we arranged a family outing to the chiropodist. I was really scared but he knew exactly where to cut the nail. It hurt for a split second then....instant relief. I could have kissed him! Dh had athletes foot.

The funniest bit was going to Boots afterwards to buy an eclectic mix of things: nappies, athletes foot cream and condoms blush Bet that confused them!

GreatGooglyMoogly Fri 08-Feb-13 07:13:36

Thanks City smile. Their toenails curve over the ends of the toes and DS1 definitely pulls his socks on too high but neither DH or DS2 do so I'm surprised it's not genetic! Shame we don't live in Hull!

BlackholesAndRevelations Fri 08-Feb-13 07:30:02

Even though I do teach and spend the day with a bunch of amazing six year olds, I do sometimes think I'd like to do something even more worthwhile... Like midwifery or something else medical.

googlenut Fri 08-Feb-13 07:33:21

Love my job too! I'm a university researcher and am researching the disease that affects one of my children! Fantastic meeting other parents as well and having that immediate empathy.

AngryBeaver Fri 08-Feb-13 07:38:37

So pleased for you city. How nice to love your job!
ahem, fungal toe nail...?!
Have tried EVERYTHING. Amnow on 50% bleach water mix, followed by manuka oil!
Would LOVE to have nice nails!

MrsDeVere Fri 08-Feb-13 08:09:12

skratta thank you. smile

Perhaps I can smooz you now because my five year old DS wants to be a Peed-e-ater-ic On-col-ol-on-gist when he is grown up.

He is lovely and will need work experience in a couple of years time grin

Oh and he came up with that idea all by himself with NO prompting from me, oh yes he did oh no he didnt

MrsDeVere Fri 08-Feb-13 08:13:21

I have a brilliant job when I am being managed well. I am atm so it feels good.
Meeting families more or less at the point of devastating diagnosis, leading them through the system and helping them at appointments and reviews. Eventually getting their children into nursery/school and sorting out the right support.

I get to play with the children and chat to the parents.

It can be very sad. We lose children regularly as many have life-limiting conditions. I also find myself working with quite a few children in care (actually I seek them out) and they are surely our most vulnerable children. Disabled children in care need everyone to look out for them.

Merle Fri 08-Feb-13 19:46:29

Hull is good smile

socharlottet Fri 08-Feb-13 19:50:17

I though you were going to say you had a job in quality control at 'Ben and Jerrys'

ThePinkOcelot Fri 08-Feb-13 20:57:30

I couldn't do your job for a million! I hate feet, couldnt touch other people's feet. Yuck! Good on you for doing it though x

skratta Sat 09-Feb-13 18:11:44

I'll be waiting, MrsDeVere!

determinedma Sat 09-Feb-13 18:41:10

I work in business support which sounds dull but is fascinating. I work with every kind of business under the sun from sole traders start ring out, to multi-million turnovers. I love meeting brilliant young entrepreneur with great ideas, and being able to help struggling small businesses to stay in business.

bedmonster Sun 10-Feb-13 22:20:52

angrybeaver I have a fungal toenail infection too! It started on the tiny toenail and is spreading to the next one, bastard infection. Unfortunately I have a real foot issue so could never go to the gp or anyone really, which is a shame as my mum had a severe infection in all ten toenails and has been taking medication for about 4 months so far and its clearing up unbelievably well. So I know it would help. But just can't do it. So silly.
Op I really don't understand how you do.what you do, but its so lovely that you get as much out of it as your clients.

AngryBeaver Mon 11-Feb-13 09:29:11

bedmonster..if you can't go tothe docs(you could just explain your foot issue, and ask for the pills? But they are damaging to the liver,so..) try this..50/50 water bleach mix, then either manuka, oil or tree tea.
Good luck, it's a fucker to clear.

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