1. Are you currently employed?
YES, at an ethanol plant.
b. If yes to question 1, what as?
i. What is your typical day like?
I deal with many people, I have to multitask constantly with listening skills and people skills. I take in corn trucks, test corn and let them go
dump, and when they come back give them their scale ticket, all while loading feed trucks and listening on the CB, answer phones, deal with other
customers in person, do paperwork, enforce rules (by monitoring the security cameras) along with whatever else may come along.
ii. When you first entered this job, were there any unexpected benefits or hardships?
I was a very shy person, and this was all very difficult for me at the beginning. I have become a different person because of this job! (smiles) I
love who I have become because of this job. I was shy and introverted, but now I have confidence and can express myself and not be afraid.(I've
learned to be firm (bossy) in a nice, pleasant way and I like it). I've learned how to be CONFIDENT.
I have become a happy person, who can make a grumpiest person smile and chuckle, and that in return makes me feel even better.
iii. How did you come by this job? (Knowing someone there, simple job-hunting, etc.)
Job hunting/prior experience.
2. Only 63.6% of Americans are currently working or seeking work. What is the other 36.4% doing? (www.washingtonpost.com...)
Unemployed because they either gave up, or learned how to live off the system (OR BOTH...I have a friend who is doing this...). Some places there just
aren't enough jobs though. Too much experience, not enough experience, People who WANT to work but can't, illegal aliens working for less pay,
ALL OF THE ABOVE.REASONS
3. At what point does a job turn into a career?
When it is what you KNOW you will stick with in the following years, and will seek future jobs in related work.
4. Can a hobby become a career and vice-versa?
Yes, definitely on both.
6. Finally, working hard or hardly working?
Working hard, even when I'm hardly working. It's called DEDICATION. There are days/weeks when work is slower, but my mind is still FULLY plugged in
to my job while I am there during the day. So, even when I am hardly working, I am STILL working hard.
Thank you for your time.
You are welcome. And thank you too, for making me think about it, and appreciate what I have
edit on 18-12-2012 by tinker9917 because: (no reason given)