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missy

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Well as much as I enjoy my land surveying job, it does take a physical toll on me. Quite literally sometimes...

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Broken finger, hematoma, tendon hanging out the gash in my finger tip and will need plastic surgery.
How did I do it? Got caught in my tripod as I was packing it up.

Endone is wonderful, but my poor Opal cabbing machine is going to collect some dust over the next couple months ;(
Nooooo! I am sorry @jordyonbass !!!
Sending you bucketloads of healing dust for a fast and full recovery. And gentle (((hugs))).

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violet3

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I’m a delivery driver. Pay is way too low for what I do, but I absolutely love it! Everyday is a new adventure, I never know where I’m going to be or what I’ll get to see or who I’ll meet. There’s something very therapeutic about being able to cram in way too many packages inside my van and making sure I bring nothing back. An empty van at the end of the day is seriously zen to me.

With Covid new opportunities have been opening up to me. Training involves a new driver riding along for at least a week with an experienced driver. Amazon (for good reason) does not allow that now. So we’re just handing over keys and saying good luck. It’s not going so well. Lost, struggling, frustrated, burn out, stressed. Then the frustration of veteran drivers of having to go finish new driver’s routes after they’ve done their own. I put together a training program myself, and advocated to allow me to train new drivers. I do it verbally, out in a field at a dairy farm lol. I break everything down in a way that they can understand it (my background is actually psych). I run a mini driving course. I’m having way too much fun teaching :) Higher up Amazon has caught wind of what I’m doing and are seeing the results. They may be creating a training position officially for me. Hello raise!

Many moons ago I was a psych LVN. worked in a maximum security mental hospital. I went through a series of personally traumatic events. I’m ok, but I’m not ok. As of now, it’s too much to work in mental health around violence. I miss the pay. I’ve just translated my psych background into helping drivers. Whether it’s teaching, helping them stay motivated, listening to when they have personal problems and giving different perspective. And I’m also quite helpful when someone has an injury, management sends me to them to assess.

Downside, I rarely get to wear bling :(
I hope Amazon creates a position for you - that would be amazing! So great that you are able to help out with training during this time - I am sure the new people really appreciate that. Getting tossed into a job where you don't know what you are doing is so darn stressful.

I'm a freelance writer. I've also taken on project management and account exec positions for web development companies over the last several years. Writing is my forte, though, so I tend to stick with that. I very much enjoy helping businesses market their products and services digitally. I work from home and have come to a point where I can be very selective about clients. I choose when and how much I want to work, and even where I work--in June I was sitting in a hot tub composing a blog post for an art supply company.



Sugaring is a big thing in my area. (I've been researching and in the process of writing a book about it the past few years.) First, due to the large university here. Second, because my part of the Midwest isn't a major hub where people congregate and socialize, so the men with a lot of money aren't really out on the town clubbing/VIP'ing at night if they're trying to pick up something on the side. They're finding young women on sugar dating apps instead. The sugar babies aren't reaping huge benefits like 3 carat rings, though. The current wives are receiving Kobe gifts. ;-) Everybody wins, if that's how you choose to look at it. Out in your area of the country I'm sure it's much different. ;-)
Freelance writing sounds awesome! How do you find working from home all of the time? I work from home for real estate, but I (used to) go to school for teaching, and I've really hated staying home and trying to teach virtually - it's so hard on the students and the faculty.

There are lots of good stories in my brain & things that can happen in a hysterical way, will only happen to me. In my younger years & prior to marriage, friends referred to me as Bridget Jones :lol: And the amount of times I've been asked why I haven't written a book yet? Perhaps one day I will......
You should!

Stressful, yes! But once you get into trial it’s really good. Everything melts away except that one case you’re working on. I represented licensed professionals who got sued or grieved. Mostly lawyers. It was always challenging! But I always was learning about new areas of law. It kept me on my toes.
Sounds really fascinating to me!

I was previously an engineering manager for an MBE manufacturing company. SAHM since 2006 - 2 kids in middle school and 1in high school. Some days I enjoy it, some days not. I am afraid that everyone staying home (kids online school, DH wfh) may drive me absolutely crazy! My house is always a wreck. I am very accustomed to being alone through the day and am quite persnickety about a neat house.
Having all of those people to clean up after is probably pretty stressful - I know it was just my husband and me for about a month, while he was furloughed and we remarked about how many DISHES there were all of the time - we couldn't keep up, because we just weren't used to being here all day. It took some getting used to!

I worked as a vet assistant in my early 20’s until I developed asthma. I loved that job but it didn’t love me. Took maximum doses of two inhalers but alas, it wasn’t enough...
I then got a job as an administrative assistant. BORING...did this for a few years until I got pregnant with my first. I never went back and I was SAHM of two boys for 13 years. I loved it!
When they both entered high school, I started to wonder what I should do with my life. A care giving job for a senior lady with Parkinson’s disease fell into my lap. I took a chance, no prior experience with the elderly. This was the beginning of my new career. After several care giving jobs I now work in a seniors residence as an activities coordinator. It’s fantastic, I love it!
I went to university for a degree in early childhood education specializing in art education but have ended up doing crafts with seniors!
Man, I would love this job! How wonderful that it found you and you love it. I love elderly people, and they don't have enough loving care around them in general, so I am so glad to hear you are someone who loves on them and improves their lives. This would be a very fulfilling job, I would think!

I worked at an antique store and Made candles there. They were a big seller and so fun to make. We use to do events Because It had a beautiful green house and you could rent the antiques In the shop for your event. I miss working and my coworkers. I loved it, I love creating but since Covid my boss can’t keep it going and sadly no more job for me... it’s been 6 months since i worked there. Hopefully I’ll find a career path we’re I can make more money.
That sounds really cool - I'm so sorry that job isn't there for you anymore. Big dust that something comes your way that you LOVE very soon!

I had an art history major in college and did my masters in computer science. And I have worked in museums and marketing, which I did not enjoy. Currently I am a software engineer / new media specialist where I do some consulting on the side :) Due to COVID I was laid off but I was lucky to find a new role pretty soon, I love working with tech!
This sounds awesome! What a variation in education - good combo! I always tell my students that unusual combos can make you really employable, because it encourages versatility. New Media specialist sounds really neat - what exactly did you work on while you had this job? (I teach a media class......just curious).
 

violet3

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Well as much as I enjoy my land surveying job, it does take a physical toll on me. Quite literally sometimes...

IMG_20200810_183216.jpg

Broken finger, hematoma, tendon hanging out the gash in my finger tip and will need plastic surgery.
How did I do it? Got caught in my tripod as I was packing it up.

Endone is wonderful, but my poor Opal cabbing machine is going to collect some dust over the next couple months ;(
NO!!! I'm so sorry this happened to you - I'm always watching the surveyors (because of my real estate job) when I'm traveling. It's a very physical job! Sending dust for quick healing for you so you can return to your opals!!!
 

GeliL

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I mostly worked on 3D modelling/printing, augmented reality and virtual reality :)

I hope Amazon creates a position for you - that would be amazing! So great that you are able to help out with training during this time - I am sure the new people really appreciate that. Getting tossed into a job where you don't know what you are doing is so darn stressful.


Freelance writing sounds awesome! How do you find working from home all of the time? I work from home for real estate, but I (used to) go to school for teaching, and I've really hated staying home and trying to teach virtually - it's so hard on the students and the faculty.


You should!


Sounds really fascinating to me!


Having all of those people to clean up after is probably pretty stressful - I know it was just my husband and me for about a month, while he was furloughed and we remarked about how many DISHES there were all of the time - we couldn't keep up, because we just weren't used to being here all day. It took some getting used to!


Man, I would love this job! How wonderful that it found you and you love it. I love elderly people, and they don't have enough loving care around them in general, so I am so glad to hear you are someone who loves on them and improves their lives. This would be a very fulfilling job, I would think!


That sounds really cool - I'm so sorry that job isn't there for you anymore. Big dust that something comes your way that you LOVE very soon!


This sounds awesome! What a variation in education - good combo! I always tell my students that unusual combos can make you really employable, because it encourages versatility. New Media specialist sounds really neat - what exactly did you work on while you had this job? (I teach a media class......just curious).
 
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