Friday, February 24, 2012

What's your 9 to 5?

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Yea, I'm asking. I'm feeling like I'm at that moment in my life where I know what I see myself doing in 5 or 10 years for my career (and life), so right now I'm just slowly and steadily working towards that. It's amazing that in the blog world, we all are bloggers (another way to define ourselves), however some of us (myself included) don't share what their actual careers outside of this little world are.

Kate has an awesome career, but one that definitely isn't for me. And many of you are aspiring, or are already, teachers, which is also something I don't ever see myself doing. Some of you are nurses, full-time bloggers, mommies, and more.

Aren't you curious about how your fellow blog friends spend their 9 to 5? So, I'm asking. What does your career entail? What do you do? I completely understand if you're like me and don't want to share out in the open, but if you don't mind, email me (romaniello.amanda@gmail.com). I can't wait to find out what your career entails!

Disclaimer: This is just some personal research I'm doing to help figure out what I would or wouldn't enjoy!
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42 comments:

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

I am an engineer at a battery manufacturer (as I'm sure you guessed from my thesis). I do all of the testing and analysis of all of our products and I run projects within the plant (such as new equipment installation, new product lines, etc).

Morgan Neal said...

I'm going to school to be a chef! I stand on my feet for hours at a time cooking, cleaning and coming out mess. Food on my clothes. In my hair. It's not the most glamourous. And I'm starting to gain weight but I'm dieting & exercising to make a better lifestyle changes so I can stay in this field. I adore it. And I've known this is what I've wanted to do since I was a kid! :)

Marjorie said...

I actually posted this on my blog earlier in the week :)

Amy said...

I work in a preschool one morning a week plus sub when needed. I also have a jewelry business which I only have to work for maybe an hour a day plus the couple hours when I have a show. Other than that I'm a full time mommy & wife. I spend most of my day cleaning, cooking, doing laundry, yard work, working on home renovations, taking care of our animals and volunteering. I'm in my youngest daughters classroom one morning a week plus in the school library 2 afternoons a week. Not to mention playdates, gymnastics, hanging with my monthly bunco babes, shopping, being on the PTA, school and other activities, etc. Overall I guess I'm a typical mom and I keep myself very busy but I love it. In the fall I won't be able to help out in the classroom anymore and I'll switch to just one afternoon in the library because I want to do more with my jewelry business. I love hearing what other people are doing too, thanks for asking!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

What a fun post! I love seeing what people do!

I work as an RN in a Surgery Trauma Intensive Care Unit at the level 1 trauma center for central Virginia. Needless to say we're always very busy!

I work three 12 hour shifts per week, some days, some nights. Sometimes I get really tired after a few days in a row, but it's totally worth it because I love all my time off too!

This year, I am applying to nurse anesthesia (CRNA) programs, which I am VERY excited about.

Krista said...

I like the idea of this post. I often wonder how people seem to pull it all off and think there jobs must be so different from mine.

I am a buyer for a manufacturing company. Not exciting but it provides for my family. Not to mention I am a jewelry designer as you already know ;)

sherri lynn said...

This is interesting Amanda - it seems like either people are completely open about what they do and talk about it all the time, or never share. Do you think you will ever blog about what your career is?

sherri lynn said...

Oh but yes, I always wonder what my bloggy friends' jobs are :)

Natalie said...

Well you know mine---SAHM to the little rugrat Nolan and soon to be a SAHM to 2! Before that I worked in the financial industry as a branch manager where I worked 8am-7pm and even Saturdays for a boss that was horrible! Ugh those days are so far behind me now. Have a great weekend friend, and I have a new coffeemaker!

Courtney B said...

I'm a hairstylist... in case you couldn't tell :)
My hubs is an electrician! Just thought I'd throw that in there since it seems like most bloggers husbands are doctors or lawyers (or aspiring to be one or the other) haha. But Eric's new job is dealing with electrical work but he's not in the construction field. That's why he is LOVING it!
I am so curious to know what you do for work! And why you don't want to share it publicly? (I don't say that in a mean way at all, I'm honestly curious!)

poptartyogini said...

I'm an attorney by education but do accounts payable as my job (it's a long story). It isn't a dream job (being a mom is for me) but I get to work with my dad. I love that part!!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

I'm a bookkeeper. I work part time at a company in the banking industry 3 days a week, and I work part time at Nick's dental office 1 day a week. We're both really lucky and have Fridays off, which makes it nice when we want to go on a weekend getaway. My dream job is to be a stay at home mom as well.

LINDA said...

Cute post! Love it! <3

xoxo

Linda from www.moonon.com

DWei said...

My career = student. So sit on my butt 24/7 either in class or in front of a textbook.

Really isn't that glamorous.

Ruthie Hart said...

I have always wondered what other people do for work! I work in marketing for a cloud computing company (software for enterprises). I manage our customer relationship management system (Salesforce.com) and plan/execute events and tradeshows. I really do like my job but I am super excited to be a full time mommy someday! So what do you do girl?!

Mademoiselle Michael said...

So funny you posted about this. It's like we have ESP. My post this morning was so similar. I swear I wrote it last night lol.

Anyway, I work for a global consulting firm. I'm a wee little assistant for the big guys and gals. We work on forensic accounting, litigation technology management, turnaround & restructuring, etc. Really fascinating cases. Basically, when a company is in need of help (or if they are healthy but just want to make more money), they call us in to tell them what to do. It's actually a great feeling, because in the end, you are saving a company.

What's also neat about some of the larger firms, is that they will pay for your schooling if you want to get your MBA or masters in a certain area. The benefits are tremendous (401k, health care, and perks).

That's me. Hope it helps your research! :)

Ashlee said...

Currently I'm an "office manager" for a small company, that sells group insurance.

But, I'm in school working on getting the requirements to sit for the CPA exam. Hopefully next year I'll be working in public accounting but I haven't decided if I'm leaning towards audit or tax....accounting isn't for everybody but I really enjoy it :)

Style Servings said...

Ask me again in a few months, I hope to be able to give details of some fabulous job by then! still studying a masters atm..

http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

Val said...

I always wonder these things, too.

Miss Honey and Nutmeg said...

I work for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in a Instate Revenue program that deals with School Based Medicaid Claiming. We are a large department that has the most out of state contracts at Commonwealth Medicine. We have 3 teams within my department and I am one of 5 that actually approve deny all quarterly claims that come through for Massachusetts. My team work directly with Executive Office of Health and Human Services to create policy relating to the claims.

I have been here 3 years this October. I like what I am doing but I recently have the urge to move into Boston and away from Worcester.

Leigh said...

I work for a union doing administrative work. So don't get in trouble so I don't have to deal with you :) My husband is a teacher :)

Great post idea Amanda! Have a great weekend :)

Daisy said...

What a great post! I really that quote and yes I am curious to know what some of readers do. I am a receptionist. Great blog!

HayleyKiah said...

I'm a student in college right now. But I also intern at an art gallery as a public relations intern. It's seriously the sweetest job ever!

[AguiLeons] said...

cool nice one :)

Becca said...

I dont have a career currently. I work part-time in two different home offices and also tutor a few days a week. I'm really happy with that for now! :)

TV's Take said...

Let's see I used to work in FUND development for a charity for abused children. Now I'm a FT mom who occassionally gets paid for writing and now I help my mom with marketing on the side. Gotta keep my mind in the game - if only for a few hours a week.

Elle Sees said...

i still don't know what i'll end up being. i always thought i'd be a mom.

Jamie said...

I'm "just" a Mommy!

Beth Dunn said...

I'm a writer and a mother. I also love to go to the spa!
xoxo
Sc

The Vacuum Enthusiast said...

Director of eBay and Social Media Sales. Sound cool but that's because I made it up :( Low paying too...

Molly Jac said...

Currently student teacher ;) Praying for a future career in stay at home momness. I want to start a non profit organization do hoping I make that a career as well!

Holly said...

This is a really interesting question!
I'm *supposed to be* a primary (elementary) teacher, but due to being really sick at the moment, I'm currently working in another job which, because it also involves children, I don't discuss on my blog. Sometimes I would like to, but I think it would be too easy to accidentally cross the line between sharing too much information, so I choose to not write about it at all. :)

Leah said...

I've noticed that bloggers don't really write about what they do for work and I often wonder. I mostly wonder because I am pretty unsatisfied with where my degree has led me and I am always wondering what other people do and how they got there, especially if they love their jobs! Which makes me curious to find out what it is that you are doing! Right now I am in between "real" jobs and have a seasonal/summer job at a kayak rental place. I've mentioned my past work in a recent blog post and will probably talk more about my current job this week actually. Its weird that I feel weird about talking about work since nobody else seems to mention it. (Long comment).

Meghan said...

I love this question! I am a high school history teacher:) I always wonder about other bloggers...

Kristin said...

I'm an elementary school teacher. 4th grade, this year. It can easily become a 24/7 job if you let it!

Kathy Schneider said...

I'm a full-time blogger, vlogger, writer, and etsy shop owner. Unfortunately this pays next to nothing. But I love it.

Megan said...

I think you already know mine...but just in case...I'm a RN in the Emergency Department!

It's high stress and high adrenaline and I adore it!

Jess said...

I work with low-income youth to develop programs for them at a National Non-profit. I LOVE it because I leave everyday feeling like I made a difference. Also, I get to hang out with the kids for like 2 hours everyday so I can mentor them. There is no greater feeling especially when these kids come from nightmare childhoods.

Let me know if you want to know more! xoxo

Danielle said...

I want to be a MOM! I know this is 24/7 but I want to spend 9 to 5 going to the park and chauffeuring and making cookies and cleaning up baby puke. Can't wait for that day to come!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I used to nanny and loved it! Currently I'm working a desk job at a new company that is growing quickly. It's good stuff. :)

The Sweet Life said...

You know that I'm a teacher and I love it, but my dream job is early intervention. I would love to go back to school to get my masters in physical therapy or speech therapy and work through a hospital with kids from birth to three with special needs. I can't believe that I don't know your 9 to 5. I feel like we might have talked about it before, but I can't remember.

Kat said...

Did you post what you do??

I'm a Director of Technology at a consulting company. I run the IT department that comprises of tech support, development, and a ton of vendors. It's pretty cool - I love managing people, I love the creative end of coming up with new ways to enhance our website and the tools for our guys, as well as our clients. And I always love a challenge :)