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This is a thread about jobs and job history. How many jobs have you had? Do you like your job? Are you trying to find a new one?

I started my first job on October 31st 2016. It's a packing job. I do like it but the past few months I've really wanted to get a new job and at the same time I don't because i'm used to it there and don't wanna start a new job with new people. I kind of don't think i'll be there much longer anyways because i'm being put in spot where I can't perform my best and my work is slipping. The past few months I've been having mild panic attacks and just feeling unmotivated. I'm scared I might lose my job and because of that there goes my insurance, source of income and self worth in a way. I do have really bad anxiety and other issues and i'm fearful I might having a hard time finding another one and if I do I don't know how long I'll last. But i'm trying to stay positive. My job now has weird hours for 2nd shift witch is ok and I do get weekends off witch is amazing and most people I work with are pretty decent. I've seen a lot of people leave or get fired in my three years there. Witch surprised me at first. It has to be over 100 at this point. Overall I do enjoy my job but would like to move on and hopefully find something better.
 

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My job pays very well, treats me well, but the line of work doesn’t truly make me happy.

However thanks to it I’m able to provide a good life for my wife and mom, and I’m able to find my retirement and save for my child’s college/pay extra on the house.

I offset the fact that my job doesn’t make me super happy by taking extravagant and amazing vacations. :)
 

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I am currently a substitute teacher, and it's my first job, ever. I am trying to find a more stable one as a one-on-one for students with special needs in my school district. My current job isn't very stable at all; whether I work or not is completely dependent on first-come-first-serve availability of assignments, which is completely dependent on teachers missing work for some reason or other. I need a steady paycheck if I wanna move out.
 

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Currently, I work as a cashier/server/delivery guy for a pizza place. But I'm also studying to hopefully become a teacher one day. I'm currently starting my senior year of college and have one year of grad school/student teaching in my school's education program. So it is getting close.
 

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I'm a phlebotomist at a plasma center right now, so I spend my days drawing blood, delivering samples, and thinking about how stuff it gets under my lab coat. It's an entry level medical job, so the pay isn't the highest ($14 an hour), but it's working alongside the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which is paying me about $1300 a month every month I'm in school full time. The goal is to work at a Registered Nurse.
 

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My first job was at 16 I got to be a poll worker for 2 elections, then my state when completely absentee so no more polls.

My first job that lasted was at Regal Cinemas where I took tickets mostly and got to usher occasionally, I was there for almost 6 years and it took about 2 years for me to start to hate it.

At my 2nd job I was a cashier at Lowe's for 3 years and it took me a year to hate working there cuz of all the changes that were forced on us. The first year I worked both jobs but when I went back to school this job had better hours.

My 3rd job I am currently a cashier at Joann's and it took me 2 months to hate working here. Between few hours and overly critical managers I can't wait to get out someday. Only reason I am here is cuz I moved and the local Lowe's hated my availability that i had due to my asthma.
 

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I had previous jobs... but we don't speak about those.

My current gig is cashier/guest attendant/front line worker at a fast food restaurant. It is by far the best job I have ever had. It's the people that make it so good. Really, finding the right job and not being miserable while doing it is really just finding the right people to work for and with. In that respect, I have no more complaints :)

And while you might think that food service would come with its fair share of aggravating customers, my experience working with customers on this job has been exceptionally positive. We're an intensely customer service focused business. Yeah, who knew that treating people with respect causes them to throw more money at you? And of course they are also far less likely to be jerks when they're that appreciative. Some of my most positive experiences while working have come from customers and my managers and employers really do a lot to make us feel appreciated too.

For the time being, and since I still haven't the slightest clue wtf I'm ever gonna do with my life, I am more than content to stay here. Although entering into some manner of trade or vocation school might be in my (preferably) near future, and while I'm not certain that this job is something I want to be doing forever anyhow, I would be stupid to mess with a good thing when I have it going for me. Heck, I even talked to my GM about possibly getting hired on full time and he seemed shockingly enthusiastic about it. I'm a bit apprehensive about that, though, since I'm too accustomed to being lazy. But that's a problem that working full time just might rectify.
 

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This is a thread about jobs and job history. How many jobs have you had? Do you like your job? Are you trying to find a new one?
I’ve had a few different jobs. I currently enjoy most parts of my gig, great pay, awesome environment, etc. Right now I won’t be looking for awhile, at least until after the baby is born next year and is healthy.
 

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