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What is everyone doing for work?

Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:22 am
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I am integrating myself back into society after a very long pause. I dont want to go back to the bank where I worked in a call center in a high stress dept. I'm curious what everyone does for work? I'm hoping for ideas :)

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Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:14 am

Plumber / babysitter of my 10 grandkids 

Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:47 am

Hello Feb9HH.

I always thought that 'work' was only 'work' when you didn't like what you were doing. Some might define it as when you earn money for what you do.

For the first definition:- I hardly ever 'work' at anything I don't like doing. So in this sense, I retired from'work' many years ago and have been quite busy enjoying life ever since.

For the second definition :-  I am paid money for: 'caring' in a variety of different forms, writing, gardening, and all sorts of 'odd-jobs'for all sorts of 'odd' people.

However, philosophically, I like to think of myself as a 'salesman' - selling 'kindness, care and consideration'. It really doesn't matter what practical things I do for people, my paid 'work' comes via personal recommendation because people like to have me around for company. Some days I do nothing much but listen and be kind to people. Some might label this as 'therapy'/life-coaching,psychology or some other such fancy title.  I like to think of it as just being a 'friend'.  I suppose, because I get paid for what I do, I could claim to be a 'professional friend'. But that sounds too much like a prostitute without the sex.

I would always recommend to others, when they try to find employment, that they look for things that they'like' doing, rather than worry about how much they might get paid, or how long they work. For, if they like what they are doing, it won't feel like work.

Best wishes

Bill

Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:56 am

I'm a lead nurse in a GP practice, not the best place to work in at the moment due to bad publicity courtesy of our prime minister. Can you believe he was singing the praises of NHS and nurses when he was in hospital with COVID. Wow to repay all our hard work during the pandemic he's given us a lousy 1% pay increase bear in mind we have had a pay freeze for the last 3years. On top of all the propaganda we are now hearing that the bad publicity is a stunt to privatise the NHS way to go Boris. Sorry rant over xx

Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:08 am

Train conductor.

Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:30 pm

Security now retired 

Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:30 pm

Hi there 😀  Tiffany here. I would love to chat with you ❤. I am looking for some friends who can relate to me and what I go through. Feel free to email me at ****. or maybe we can exchange numbers. 

I am actually on SSD and unable to work so unfortunately can't help with any ideas on work 😛. My illness is so severe and Crohn's has done such a number on me by causing many other health issues. I can't even work part time anywhere 😔. 

But if you woukd like to talk..I would be more than willing 😊

Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:00 pm

I was an auto mechanic for many years, not an easy way to get rich..... but it's honest work. I always liked the fact that I actually earned my money with my wits and muscle. It's quite satisfying to tear an engine or something apart and watch the customers face when the see it in a million pieces...... you can almost tell what their thinking..... "he'll never get all that back together " 😁

Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:50 am


mild_mannered_super_hero wrote:

I was an auto mechanic for many years, not an easy way to get rich..... but it's honest work. I always liked the fact that I actually earned my money with my wits and muscle. It's quite satisfying to tear an engine or something apart and watch the customers face when the see it in a million pieces...... you can almost tell what their thinking..... "he'll never get all that back together " 😁

Hi mild_mannered, my son was an auto mechanic for many years. He was friends with kid who's farther was dirt track racer and built his own car. My son was not even in his teens and he helped him work on it. That is how he learned to work on cars.  He took two trucks and and used some parts to build a whole other truck. He bought every thing that could be chrome for body and motor. Then painted it candy apple red with sparkles.  He does not do mechanic work now exept for family.

Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:57 am

I was a supervisor and trainer in a plant that made shirts, then in one tha makes  graduation caps and gowns.

Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:22 am


mild_mannered_super_hero wrote:

I was an auto mechanic for many years, not an easy way to get rich..... but it's honest work. I always liked the fact that I actually earned my money with my wits and muscle. It's quite satisfying to tear an engine or something apart and watch the customers face when the see it in a million pieces...... you can almost tell what their thinking..... "he'll never get all that back together " 😁

Oh.......I finally got mine all back together, but had a few extra pieces that I couldn't figure out where they went.  Runs just fine..........sort of. 

 

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Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:08 am


w30bob wrote:

Oh.......I finally got mine all back together, but had a few extra pieces that I couldn't figure out where they went.  Runs just fine..........sort of. 

 

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Ha ha, when no ones looking,you take those leftovers and put them on someone else's bench.....see if they can use them on their project. 😁

Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:02 am


mild_mannered_super_hero wrote:

Ha ha, when no ones looking,you take those leftovers and put them on someone else's bench.....see if they can use them on their project. 😁

Or slip them onto someone's bench when THEY'RE in the middle of a rebuild.........and watch them try to figure out where they go!  Now THAT could be fun!!!

 

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Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:18 am

Reminds me of that song by Johnny Cash - One Piece at a Time :)

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