I spent the last 9 years as a bill collector for Bally Total Fitness and Onyx Acceptance Corp. Since Feb, I've been taking advantage of some much needed time off with my daughter. This is the first time since she was born that I have been unemployed. And I freaking love it. I'll be re-entering the work force soon enough, but I'm really making the most off the vacation.
I have two jobs, both part time (although technically one of them is full time according the the paperwork I just signed for wage option). I've been an instructional assistant for about 25 years, currently 22 years with the local school district. Right now I'm working with the handicapped students in the special ed department and really enjoy it. I feel like I'm getting paid to hang out with the students. My other job is as a monitor tech at the local hospital, where I watch the heart monitors between answerng 5 phone lines, inputing doctors orders from charts into the computer, putting medication orders on the med sheets, filing, geting yelled at by nurses, geting yelled at by doctors when something someone else didn't do gets noticed.... yeah... guess which job I prefer... but I need both to survive.
i was a teacher for several years before my son was born & somehow i am now a photographer. i'm still trying to figure out how it happened i work for a studio in manhattan beach. http://www.lacoplen.com
OMG!!! I didn't even think of it until I saw your website!! You were one of our final choices to do our committment ceremony!!! We did all of our research online and you were one of the final 3!! But then we got an offer from a photographer that we couldn't refuse!! But that is so cool!! We love your work!!
I work for a mutual fund servicing company. I started out in the accounting area doing administration work for one of our clients (paying expenses, calculating total returns, working on budgets for the funds, etc.). From there I transferred into IT for a few years and recently transferred back to the accounting area.
I was a transportation planning analyst for one of the counties out here in Southern California. I managed a $30mil program for the county that assisted cities to repair roads and provide better mobility. I also coordinated and planned workshops for politicians and other gov't employees on everything there is to know about government funding and how to obtain $ for their cities/agencies. I also worked a little with GIS.
But right now I'm at home with my kids and I have to say, that is a lot harder than working.
I work for an appraisal management company. We're the middleman between the mortgage brokers and the actual appraisers. We'll get an order for an appraisal from a broker, then assign it to one of the appraisers that work with us and we split the fee with them. It's always busy but in a good way. And I get on great with the two girls I work with. We manage to have fun despite the workload. It's a home office right now, so we wear whatever we want. Eventually we want to move into a regular office and hire more people because we keep getting busier and busier as we offer coverage in more states. When that happens, I'll be the office manager and supervise the guinea pigs we bring in.
A little about mine: When network television stations use music of any capacity on their programs, they need to pay royalties to the proper societies (i.e. ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, etc). Among other services, the company I work for provides clearance and accounting work to several hundred stations. My job as client services representative consists of working with said stations in keeping painstakingly accurate records of music usage and program information as well as ensuring that all licenses are up to currently in effect and paid. The pay is low, but the job can be interesting and the people in this small company are nice. Overall, it's not a particularly stressful job, although there is a lot of data entry involved and that can be tiring.
Next fall I return to graduate school to work on my real career... can't wait!
I work as a Reservations Sales Agent ... I get to be yelled at by people I don't know over the phone all day... It's AWESOME! But I actually like the people and the company I work for a ton. Destination Hotels and Resorts is a pretty good company to work for in the hospitality industry and they are union friendly which is pretty uncommon.
Originally Posted by drunkmom
this is my first buzzed post in the DMCA -- I'm really in this club because I'm a bitch more than anything. I've only had to hit the backspace 4 (oops, make that 5) times in (now 7) in this (now 9) (now 15) in this post! Damn, now I'm up to 18! Our neighbors were (19) (20) making tequilla sunrises. I thought I couldn't do tequilla (22) anymore but (24) this stuff (26) was good! It started (27) with an s