This question makes me cringe inwardly when I hear it. Four years ago I would have perked up and chatted about how I help people make money. I’ve had a few jobs, starting in high school.
- You really should be 18 or over the way clientele speak to operators :/
- “Gimme Lady” (gimme coffee)
- A soul sucking job
Universal Life Specialist
- Helping the rich get richer
- The best job I ever had =D
Although I don’t currently have a job as I am a Canadian living in the United States with no employment authorization, I definitely fill my days. Each and every day, I try and do something good for those around me and make the world a little bit better by volunteering.
Packing and handing out fresh, local & seasonal produce at the local foodbank.
Guide runner for the visually impaired.
I keep folks movin’ & groovin’ by teaching dance classes at my local YMCA.
My pup Sunny and I visit hospice patients.
Wish Grantor extraordinaire with Make A Wish.
Teaching nutrition to low-income families with Cooking Matters.
I have to admit that doing all of these wonderful things gives warm fuzzies from helping others and being a contributing member of society. Sometimes not working makes me feel unimportant and like a mooch off of my husband, but it generally feels liberating and grounding. I love the people I meet and the experiences I have.
Robin said one of the reasons we became such fast friends is because I was the first person to not ask her what she did for a living. It’s kind of an icebreaker question though, right? It can set up several minutes worth of conversation discussing your career.
Why not ask what people enjoy? Their hobbies? Their favourite travel destinations? Their dreams?
What has been your favourite job?
What do you do for fun?
Do you volunteer?