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Inspire me - if you love your job, what do you do?!

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Metalhead Mon 18-Dec-17 15:16:16

Having one of those days at work where I just can’t get motivated and it all feels like such a pointless slog. But I don’t really have a ‘dream job’ I could be trying to get into either.

So in a bid to get some inspiration, please tell me - if you love your job, what do you do?

BulletFox Mon 18-Dec-17 15:19:31

The one I loved the most was working in strategy for a large organisation. Found it fascinating.

doodlejump1980 Mon 18-Dec-17 15:20:31

I'm a composer smile

ComtesseDeSpair Mon 18-Dec-17 15:27:00

I work in a corporate senior management role for a large housing association. The hours can be long at times and I don't think I've gotten to the bottom of my "to do" list since the week I started, but I love it. Sort of fell into it (as we say in the sector - you don't choose housing, it chooses you) and have stayed. I get a sense of fulfilling a social need whilst using a lot of skills and doing a bit of everything.

strugglingthroughlife Mon 18-Dec-17 15:29:54

I teach English online to children from China Taiwan and Japan and I love it!

HelloCanYouHearMe Mon 18-Dec-17 16:03:49

I work in online education

My favourite job was in a business travel agency - not open to the public and spending all day booking business flights and hotel rooms

ruby1234 Mon 18-Dec-17 16:06:52

Part time, I gallop racehorses - it is fab!

Remainder time, I'm an accountant. Dull.

MomToWedThorFriday Mon 18-Dec-17 16:08:05

I adore my job. I’m an LSA working with autistic children. It’s hard, hard work but it’s also incredibly rewarding and the kids are invariably utterly hilarious.

FlappyFish Mon 18-Dec-17 16:08:33

I work in international HR consultancy.

I work from home in a number of fetching onesies and avoid video on conf calls.

PartridgeInAPetri Mon 18-Dec-17 18:26:35

I'm a Veterinary Nurse, 20 years now. Best job ever. Long hours, sad at times but I love it.

Metalhead Mon 18-Dec-17 20:48:34

Some very interesting ideas there, keep ‘em coming! grin

I think the problem is that most jobs that appeal to me don’t pay very well...

Ironfloor Mon 18-Dec-17 20:56:47

Nursery nurse here. I only work part time during school hours and term time. The temporary-ness of my job gives me the freedom I need. In the back of my mind, I know that I can stop anytime so i really enjoy my job without having to worry about paperwork etc.

Paddybare Mon 18-Dec-17 21:01:30

Struggling that sounds really interesting. How did you get into it if you don’t mind me asking?

bellalou1234 Mon 18-Dec-17 21:04:26

Student mental health nurse, qualify soon. Love that no two days are the same, it's so interesting, challenging and above all rewarding

Brandnewstart Mon 18-Dec-17 21:08:06

Charity support worker. I love it but the pay isn't great. However, it's flexible and I get paid parental leave and paid Carers leave which seems rare judging by the threads in here.

topcat2014 Mon 18-Dec-17 21:12:39

I am a finance director, and quite like it, actually!
Took a while to get there though..

OlafLovesAnna Mon 18-Dec-17 21:14:33

Operating Department Practitioner turned Clinical Trainer. I still do my clinical role in any free time I have to get the best of both worlds.

Willowfrost Mon 18-Dec-17 21:14:47

I train dogs for a assistance charity.

cardibach Mon 18-Dec-17 21:16:44

metalhead the money thing is definitely your problem. Don’t fixate on salary if what matters to you is fulfilment.
I teach and am an Assistant Housemistress in a small boarding school. I bloody love it but it’s long hours and not much pay - I could earn more as a classroom teacher in state.

blankpieceofpaper Mon 18-Dec-17 21:18:53

Those of you who work in online education / teaching online - could you send over/ give some pointers please. I am at the beginnings of looking at online education teaching/ learning etc.

BobbinThreadbare123 Mon 18-Dec-17 21:20:57

I'm an engineering physicist. I really enjoy it. It is very varied and the wages are decent. I have the right balance of doing practical stuff and also writing etc. I get to do a bit of travelling, some inventing, some tasks where I have a brain rest.

MrsKCastle Mon 18-Dec-17 21:22:30

Teaching in an infants school. Hard work but very rewarding.

unlimiteddilutingjuice Mon 18-Dec-17 21:25:34

I'm a case worker for an MP.
I deal with people about to be removed from the country and tortured abroad. .......

And I also deal with people who have identified an "eyesore" or had an interesting idea they we should know about grin

And everything in between. Never a dull moment.

Musicaltheatremum Mon 18-Dec-17 21:28:32

I'm a GP it's very challenging and has changed so much in the 27 years I have been doing it. We do much more of the stuff that used to be done in hospital some of which I love but some worries me as it is so specialised.
But I love it and wouldn't change it for the world. I also look after the management side of the practice which gives me variety.
It can be a really rewarding job and it is a very privileged job as you get to know people so well over the years.

emmaluvseeyore Mon 18-Dec-17 21:29:14

I’m a teacher in a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It’s all 1:1 teaching as the children have a lot of needs, but it’s incredibly fun and rewarding. No day is the same. Pay is shocking but I’m lucky that my fiancé earns a decent wage so we don’t need me to be earning more.

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