GeneralWhat do you love and hate about your current occupation?
Posted:

GeneralWhat do you love and hate about your current occupation?Posted:

InkJet
  • 2 Million
Status: Offline
Joined: Apr 15, 20165Year Member
Posts: 1,682
Reputation Power: 1347
Status: Offline
Joined: Apr 15, 20165Year Member
Posts: 1,682
Reputation Power: 1347
What do you love and hate about your current occupation?

I love the goofy co-workers I'm around all day, i hate the people that come in 10 minutes before close and ask for an oil change/tire rotate on their Cummins diesel rams lmao

The following 1 user thanked InkJet for this useful post:

Declan1010 (01-11-2022)
#2. Posted:
002
  • Winner!
Status: Offline
Joined: Sep 25, 20147Year Member
Posts: 4,767
Reputation Power: 366
Status: Offline
Joined: Sep 25, 20147Year Member
Posts: 4,767
Reputation Power: 366
As a Union carpenter I love the pay and benefits as well as the challenge of my specific line of work, but I hate never knowing when the next job is. I make just shy of $50/hr and medical dental vision retirement benefits but last year for example I worked 1,400 hours.
#3. Posted:
West
  • Rated Awesome
Status: Offline
Joined: Feb 01, 201110Year Member
Posts: 4,915
Reputation Power: 1934
Motto: :coffee:
Motto: :coffee:
Status: Offline
Joined: Feb 01, 201110Year Member
Posts: 4,915
Reputation Power: 1934
Motto: :coffee:
As a full service vehicle detailer, one thing I love how it's always a different vehicle every day, different types of methods to go about cleaning a car, different stains, different contamination to the paint, and just being able to see how well the car goes from being dirty to clean.

It's also a joy to be able to work by yourself, not really too dependent on coworkers, seeing as all the work is on me, so I get to just clean cars, jamming out to music, in my shop.

Another thing I love is being able to make my own schedule, our shop is facilitated by appointments, so I'm able to set up the schedule to how I like, if I don't feel like doing too many cars in a day, I can limit it to just one or two, or vice versa, I can open up more slots if I wish to do more.

But on top of it all, it really is great seeing the customers pick up their car, and just be in awe when they realize how clean it is, honestly makes my day.

However;

One thing I don't particularly like about my job, is the level uncertainty, I really don't know what I'm getting into until I open up the customer's doors, it could be the filthiest thing I've ever seen, and can take me up to 10-12 hours to complete. Or it could be super clean, and take me a few hours, so if I have a stacked up day, and come across a nasty vehicle, that's where the other detailer and I have to play around the clock to make sure everything gets done in a timely fashion which can be a bit hectic at times.

Or the customers that expect their 1992 Ford Explorer to look like brand new after the 6 quarts of motor spilled in their back hatch, yelling at me after explaining why I can't get a stain like that out. https://www.thetechgame.com/images/chat/smiles/monkah.png

But usually that's 1/100, but otherwise I enjoy my job.


Last edited by West ; edited 2 times in total
#4. Posted:
ch-cky
  • Halloween!
Status: Offline
Joined: Feb 03, 20147Year Member
Posts: 1,193
Reputation Power: 3283
Status: Offline
Joined: Feb 03, 20147Year Member
Posts: 1,193
Reputation Power: 3283
As a bricklayer the main thing i love is definitely working in the summer as your constantly outside in the heat catching a tan with tunes blasting full volume

the one thing i hate is the shitty rain because i'm self employed therefore i'm not getting paid on the rainy days
#5. Posted:
InkJet
  • Blind Luck
Status: Offline
Joined: Apr 15, 20165Year Member
Posts: 1,682
Reputation Power: 1347
Status: Offline
Joined: Apr 15, 20165Year Member
Posts: 1,682
Reputation Power: 1347
002 wrote As a Union carpenter I love the pay and benefits as well as the challenge of my specific line of work, but I hate never knowing when the next job is. I make just shy of $50/hr and medical dental vision retirement benefits but last year for example I worked 1,400 hours.


$50 an hour is absolutely killer man! Wish i made that amount lmao
#6. Posted:
Antiglio
  • Christmas!
Status: Online
Joined: Mar 28, 20138Year Member
Posts: 717
Reputation Power: 2508
Status: Online
Joined: Mar 28, 20138Year Member
Posts: 717
Reputation Power: 2508
hate installing fences to cold or hot all day waking up at 5 every day sometimes get off way to late the only good thing i guess is i don't work in the rain but don't get paid for it and the people i work with are cool
#7. Posted:
tO0t
  • TTG Senior
Status: Offline
Joined: Sep 14, 201110Year Member
Posts: 1,746
Reputation Power: 176
Status: Offline
Joined: Sep 14, 201110Year Member
Posts: 1,746
Reputation Power: 176
I'm an Industrial radiographer, I like it because it pays well and is quite easy. I also hate it because sometimes your away from home for long periods of time. (Spent the last year on the other side of the country.)
#8. Posted:
ifconfig
  • TTG Senior
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 07, 20201Year Member
Posts: 1,328
Reputation Power: 364
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 07, 20201Year Member
Posts: 1,328
Reputation Power: 364
I'm an IT engineer for the NHS. I love my job, it's my passion after all. I only dislike the amount of self entitled people I have to deal with.
#9. Posted:
JOEYKMODS
  • Summer 2021
Status: Offline
Joined: May 16, 201110Year Member
Posts: 2,963
Reputation Power: 3117
Status: Offline
Joined: May 16, 201110Year Member
Posts: 2,963
Reputation Power: 3117
I love my job I'm car salesman at a GM store!
#10. Posted:
Crud
  • Gold Member
Status: Online
Joined: Apr 19, 20165Year Member
Posts: 156
Reputation Power: 567
Status: Online
Joined: Apr 19, 20165Year Member
Posts: 156
Reputation Power: 567
I do shim and shave for Richmond homes. I enjoy the freedom, I only work by myself and I set my own schedule. The pay is nice as well and dependent on my drive and commitment. I've been doing this for 6 years now and it's the only job that allows me to truly live my life how and spend my time how I desire.

With that said, in order for me to work on a house, it needs to be finished framing and have electrical and plumbing already installed. Sometimes the work overlaps and things aren't moving fast enough so I run out of work for a specific amount of time. There have been issues with wood supply and trade routes since Covid started, so there have been houses that are a month behind schedule and that kind of delay has been effecting me greatly.

Still my favorite thing to be doing, I would always take the slight hit to my pay in return for still being able to work alone and set my own schedule. I can't go back to no 9-5 somebody else dictating my moves type shit.
Users browsing this topic: Duos
Jump to:


RECENT POSTS

HOT TOPICS