What do you do, how did you get into it and do you want to do it forever?

Discussion in 'On Point' started by Tauni, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. concealer404

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    Job: Claims Processor III is my official title, but i spend most of my time doing duties more in line with that of a Business Analyst.

    Do I enjoy it? Fuck no. NEXT.

    How did i get into it: Needed a job. Money is important.

    What i went to school for: Nothing remotely related to what i'm doing now.

    In it for the long haul? Mother of God i hope not. Will be Cisco certified in the next year.
  2. Tauni

    Tauni I'm confused.

    Awesome responses. I find every and any bit of information helpful, so rambling is pretty acceptable.

    Here are some things that I am taking away from the responses I've gotten so far:
    AJ: I definitely know you guys are always there to help me and I've always appreciated that about you guys. I definitely want to think about owning a business, though I do think there is a lot I'm over looking in that area that I am not sure I'd be able to handle when it comes to that. We'll see, maybe I'm wrong.

    Overall, I need to do some SERIOUS thinking about what it is I really want. I know I'm likely going to be on my way to getting married within the next few years, and then buying home, having at least 1 child, etc in the (many) years to follow. So a viable income certainly is necessary. At the same time, I feel strongly about the saying "Don't spend so much time making a living that you forget to make a life." I want to be happy more than anything, and since you spend so much time at your job, I need to be happy in what I do. To me that means feeling like what I do is at least somewhat important. I need to care about the company and the work I'm doing. I want the effort I put into my job to reflect how I feel about it, in a GOOD way. I know things will not always be perfect at a job, but it would be great to enjoy my job at least 80-90% of the time, if not more.

    Matt: I think you got me thinking about "planning" the most. My grandpa brought this up to me the other day and it damn near knocked me on my ass. I do need to plan for the "future" because the future really isn't that far off. I think assessing my priorities will be huge for me in deciding how to proceed, and then from there it will be good to do some research, look around, talk to people, etc. I also think I realized that being happy isn't enough, because I do want to be able to provide for a family and what not, and not have my children grow up the way that did - with not a lot of money and having to work too hard at too young an age.

    Pete: I'm not sure what it is about you but you have always been very supportive of me, thank you! At any rate, your ideas also prompted me to think a lot about planning, just as Matt's did. What it comes down to is that I want to be able to have the choice about how we want to live our lives and raise our kids, rather than having jobs or a financial situation or what have you dictate that for us. I firmly believe in building the groundwork NOW for what we hope for later. I've even gone so far as to tell Corey that we have to have X amount of dollars saved (among other criteria) before we'll ever even CONSIDER having a child. One thing I've always heard is that if you aren't satisfied with your job, you shouldn't stay more than 5 years because then you build seniority and it becomes harder to leave. This is something I'm keeping in mind, because I know I won't be here forever, probably not even 5 years, so it's definitely something to consider.

    Dan: You're right. I am a lot like you in that I get an idea in my head and I just focus on THAT. A lot of the time it's a bunch of BS and I'll think about it CONSTANTLY for a week and then never again. I just need to slow down and think about everything; the possibilities, the options, the dreams, etc. What is just an idea, and what actually has potential to make a life out of.

    SO, in summation, I need to figure out exactly what the H I want. It's not going to be easy since I am so darn indecisive, but I'm sure I will at least come up with something useful. I'm not really sure where I will end up, but hopefully someplace AWESOME!! With fast cars and lots of puppies. Maybe.
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