So, what do you do?

Yep, quit my job as a youth worker about a month after I posted in this thread. I guess writing it down made me realise I hated my job.
Went back to an old job as a disability mentor for students at Loughborough University. It’s a less secure job and I get no work or pay for 4 months over the summer but it’s much better. Also it’s much easier, I can do it with my eyes closed.

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That has some value. My old position in my current field was a bit like that, in all regards… less security, seasonal, but very easy. My new position just adds some admin work on top of that, which keeps me busy but not burned out. I do have to travel far more frequently though, and that has advantages and disadvantages.

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IT consulting, planning and realising small networks mostly in healrhcare and law firms.
Studied Audio Engineering and worked long time for TV station as audio designer before hopping into IT for a living.

Cool thread!

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I worked in Logistics as a Business Analyst and in IT as a programmer first and sys admin later in the 90s. Hated it after a few years, sold everything and left the country with hunger for adventure :panda:

Started working with my hands on an eco farm. Worked in construction a bit. Did often short customer service jobs 3-6months and then left with the money I could safe to do what I really wanted at any given time. ( social work, courses and workshops)

Went to a private theatre school when I was 36, finished at 39.

Worked in logistics and transport field again For a few years now, left the job this summer to travel a bit with the family. Am unemployed at the moment and preparing to open a little store next spring. Might take another job soonish to bridge the last gap.

Fffeeuuw … that’s not even 30% of the full story :totes:

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I wanted to write songs. Studied something IT related instead. Quit university to work in the music industry. Became a web designer. Noticed I was no good at design. Became a web developer instead. |: Got depressed. Worked as a web developer again. : | (Repeat two times.) Started writing songs. Started to become a baker. Got depressed. Now.

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My sincerest condolences.

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I finally hired an employee two weeks ago, waited too long being crippled by fear. Cheers to the next chapter, fail or succeed!!

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Cellular phone sales representative for one of the major US carriers for close to 6 years.

I’m dead inside.

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Hopefully your real name isnt Patrick Bateman… :wink:

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I’m a professional criminal.

Currently embezzling a huge amount of funds as a banker, but looking to expand my career into the governmental sector.

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So from a private sector criminal to a public sector criminal? :wink: jk

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Did that 18 month ago - best step so far. More time for the familiy and I can roll off the duties I can’t stand. More responibility though, but got used to it.
Beeing someones boss feels strange.

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no, i’m still not a rock star :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: but i work on that

I work as a graphic designer, freelance… gives me “freedom” to do other projects. But then again it takes a lot of discipline, but i do get stuff done. Recently came out of a relationship, no children getting old, late 30’ies - been fighting to keep my head above water. Startet to paint graffiti again to get out and be creative again, without it needing to be for someone other than yourself – best thing happened to me, like therapy… away from home and the screens chillin with my m8’s. I don’t fit into the professional commercial graphic design business or whatever, I finally realized it kills my creativity to look into a screen all day, gotta use my body - so now I also startet working in a hiphop art/records store… /have DT & Turntable T1210 scratch setup… Just realized Elektronauts is like therapy to me as well… :wink:

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This. On a Sunday. On double time.

While eating crumpets.

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We’re hiring a lead user researcher at the moment. :thup:

I am doing basically the same job I was (digital product designer) but at a different place and with more seniority. Had a rough three months trying to find work in between. Now I’ve given up contracting (after 10 years) and gone permanent as lead designer at a fast-growing company of about 500 people, with a path to becoming “head of” and on the management team. Still not sure if that’s what I want or if I’m any good at managing people but I’m going to give it a go and find out.

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Just to be clear, I’m not a prostitute. Though I’m sure I’d be amazing at that.
I’m a photographer specialising in the industrial and associated corporate scene.

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unglamorous barista

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breath of life I wish for you…I understand the draining nature of CS. Hang on friend.

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100%,

I did what I wanted unless a client deemed otherwise. Now I’m 9-5, giving up control, and responsible for another mans mortgage. BTW I’m also an IT consultant, not a bad pay check if your ok being wrong even when right.