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?

bedmonster Mon 11-Feb-13 12:46:53

Thanks for the advice guys, it's only on one and a half nails and it's not bad, my mums nails got all thick and brittle and kind of poked up they were so infected, mine are just a bit discoloured but I can see where the infection is spreading and maybe that will happen to me too?
Oh well, it's only feet and I hate them anyway, i'd never wear a pair of flip flops!
pandaptogether i've always thought it must be lovely to be a florist, but don't your hands freeze?!

Gottalovecosta Mon 11-Feb-13 11:51:00

I'm a Midwife and love my job ,think its the best job ever. Get to meet lots of new people, no day is ever the same. Get a real high when I've helped someone through a difficult situation or a difficult birth and leave them with their new family. Just wonderful.

bedmonster I am using Vicks vaporub on my yucky toenails with quite good results so far, might be worth a try?

city Couldn't do a 'foot' job but what a lovely outcome smile

pandaptogether Mon 11-Feb-13 10:34:55

I love my job too, I am a florist and love it, although I know I wont get any flowers on valentines day

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.

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.

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.

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

I'll be waiting, MrsDeVere!

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

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'

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

Hull is good smile

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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

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.

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

YABU.
Mine's the best.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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