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    Has anyone every actually had a job they liked or loved?
    How rare is it to find something you really like doing?
    "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
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    I've had quite a few jobs I loved.

    Obits writer, graphic artist, pizza deliveryperson, marketing/printing department for an industrial supply store, computer technician, Directory Services engineer, computer forensics specialist, trainer--most jobs really. I didn't care for being a secretary and disliked supporting inside sales. But that's to be expected, I think. (I score really low on "succor" on the CPI.)

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    Jobs I liked: Computer technician, Runner (Transportation Aide/Nursing Assistant), Pharmacy Technician, Red Cross volunteer. These were all jobs that had me being up a mobile a lot.

    Jobs I hated:My current job. I hate being bound to a desk with little opportunity to get up and move around. Kills my health.

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    My favourite jobs are all jobs where I had a lot of freedom in my role. The top three are:

    - Training consultant
    - Business analyst
    - IT consultant (current)

    While there are some aspects of my current role that frustrate me, I love that I have a lot of freedom to pick and chose the work that I do. I define the scope of new projects, hand the detailed definition and project implementation over to a delivery group, while I maintain overall accountability for the delivery of the project on time and on budget.

    I am pretty free to come and go as I please and I love that I am not micromanaged. If I procrastinate and allow myself to get distracted during the day, I know that I will need to bring work home that night or catch up on the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darlets View Post
    Has anyone every actually had a job they liked or loved?
    Yes

    How rare is it to find something you really like doing?
    Very. Just finding descriptions worth applying for is difficult, actually getting such a job is usually pure luck.

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    I really like the job that I have now. I work at a school for deaf children. I'm learning so much about deaf children and how to communicate with them. It's a non-profit organzation and there's no stress.

    Although I learned tons, I hated working in Corporate America. It's a pressure cooker and it does something to one's soul. Unfortunately, the salary was so good that I had to stay--it paid for my children's college education. That was the goal during the ten years I worked there.

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    Software Engineering ... when I actually am able to write software and not get forced into customer support.

    Website Design and Creation - never get paid much for that though.

    Writing Articles and Books - never got paid much for that either.

    Edit: Tank Platoon Leader and Cavalry Troop Commander had their enjoyable moments too.

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    I've concluded I've only ever had boring jobs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nighthawk View Post
    Edit: Tank Platoon Leader and Cavalry Troop Commander had their enjoyable moments too.
    Did any of these enjoyable moments involve being in an Abrams going at top speed???
    "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
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    Quote Originally Posted by darlets View Post
    Did any of these enjoyable moments involve being in an Abrams going at top speed???
    Why yes ... yes, they do. With the main gun blasting and machine guns chattering. Even better when you see 4 Abrams in line doing the same things ... or 9 Abrams / 12 Bradleys in formation. I do miss those days, but I do not miss the associated headaches and restrictions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighthawk View Post
    Why yes ... yes, they do. With the main gun blasting and machine guns chattering. Even better when you see 4 Abrams in line doing the same things ... or 9 Abrams / 12 Bradleys in formation. I do miss those days, but I do not miss the associated headaches and restrictions.
    Sigh, I spent way to much time at the tank museum when I was little.

    We got our first shipments of Abrams last year, though they have a few "technical" issues. They dropped them off at Port Melbourne which is strangely enough, in Melbourne, being on the southern cost, and no bridge in the Northen Territory, which is strangely enough, North, can support their weight.

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    $500m Abrams tanks in the wars

    By Mark Dodd

    September 23, 2006 12:00am
    Article from: The Australian

    THE army's newest frontline weapon, the Abrams battle tank, arrived in Australia yesterday and immediately encountered problems, with no rail transport available to carry the tank to the Northern Territory.
    Its deployment will be further hampered because, at 68 tonnes, the Abrams is too heavy to travel across road bridges in the Northern Territory.

    As the first 18 of the tanks were delivered to Port Melbourne, the operators of the Adelaide-to-Darwin railway said they lacked the equipment to carry them. Adelaide-based Freightlink said the tanks were too big.

    "Freightlink has participated in a rail study with the implication for new rolling stock to be acquired," the company said.

    It did not say when or if it intended to acquire the required rolling stock and suggested it was waiting for contracts to be signed with the Defence Department before going ahead with the purchase. A total of 59 refurbished tanks were bought from the US for $500 million.

    Transporting them north by road is likely to be problematic.

    A senior Northern Territory shire engineer said road bridges in the Katherine Shire had a maximum capacity of 50 tonnes, 18 tonnes less than the weight of one Abrams tank. Road trains weighing up to 50 tonnes are able to use the bridges by disconnecting a trailer, he said. "



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