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what do you like about your career?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by pebblegrain, May 7, 2011.

  1. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    What is your career and what do you like about it? When I say "like," I mean you gain energy by doing it. For example, Networking: some people find it exhausting, others find that the more people they talk to in a room, the more energized they get.

    Here is what I can think of in terms of daily activities that jobs can entail, beyond entry-level:

    motivating people under you
    presenting
    data analysis/research (on your own)
    writing (letters, speeches, emails, reports)
    making decks
    asking people shit (gathering information)
    giving orders
    yelling at people for doing something wrong
    convincing someone to buy something
    accounting
    teamwork
    meeting new people and newtorking

    As I'm about to graduate with a business degree, I realize I can't stand most of this shit. I should have gone into product design or engineering [​IMG]
     
  2. Lord-Barrington

    Lord-Barrington Senior member

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    This is a bit of a broad question. I think you're referring more to what "tasks" we enjoy as opposed to things like coworkers, flexibility, compensation, etc. So here are a few tasks I enjoy: -Working as part of a small team on a given project. Large teams are almost always unmitigated disasters. - Negotiating with suppliers. - Process improvements. - Working with internal clients to define needs/finances/timelines of projects - Presenting Here are some tasks I dislike (to varying degrees): - Administrative crap. At a non-manager level you will spend time filling out forms, correcting errors in Excel sheets, etc. And it will suck. - Attending most meetings. - Dealing with irate suppliers. - Dealing with intransigent internal clients. - E-mail correspondence. A necessary evil, but time consuming (often incredibly so) and tedious.
     
  3. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    i really like the variety of my career. In the course of a morning I could be talking property developments, fashion, banking, orpanage renovations, hard drive read speeds, scrutinising models, international trade barriers, then arguing over the right shade of red for balloons and so on.

    I have a short attention span, so I have always enjoyed that about what I do.
     
  4. zerostyle

    zerostyle Senior member

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    i really like the variety of my career. In the course of a morning I could be talking property developments, fashion, banking, orpanage renovations, hard drive read speeds, scrutinising models, international trade barriers, then arguing over the right shade of red for balloons and so on.

    I have a short attention span, so I have always enjoyed that about what I do.


    Sounds cool. Are you involved in VC or some kind of consulting?
     
  5. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    -the gossip
    -Constant backstabbing/scheming
    -Pompous, self-righteous assholes everywhere
     
  6. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    -the gossip
    -Constant backstabbing/scheming
    -Pompous, self-righteous assholes everywhere
    -The fact that I never have to actually do anything ever

    ftfy
     
  7. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    ftfy
    [​IMG]
     
  8. CJones

    CJones Well-Known Member

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    If I have to choose one thing, then the poon.
     
  9. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    - the opportunity to learn (I get to see what's going on in the business as a whole rather than focus on just one aspect of the business)

    things i dislike:
    - meetings
    - being treated like an entry-level employee (i am entry-level, but i would like to feel a little bit more important)
    - dealing with bickering/irate co-workers
    - administrative/grey area tasks that no one else wants to do
     
  10. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    Sounds cool. Are you involved in VC or some kind of consulting?

    I own a public relations consultancy.
     
  11. Wolfador

    Wolfador Senior member

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    showing people I am smarter than them.
     
  12. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    not having a boss on site
    being able to deligate so i can post feverishly on SF
    casual relaxed atmosphere
    good employees
     
  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    What do I "gain energy" from concerning my job?

    Paycheque
    A certain level of autonomy and freedom
     
  14. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    What do I "gain energy" from concerning my job?

    Paycheque
    A certain level of autonomy and freedom


    [​IMG]
     
  15. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    The sun never sets on the British Empire.
     
  16. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    after minimal research i cant get a straight answer. is that phrase still true?
     

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