Do you know what is in the pelleted feed though? Or can you refer me to a source to find out? I avoid it at costco because I have 'learned' somewhere that it is not good....Now I guess I need to track it down.
Yeah, I think the whole industry is the wave [ ] of the future for seafood, with the oceans being overfished, etc. And I think there is GREAT opportunity for entrepreneurs here. Good for you.. What an exciting thing to be involved in.
Well, since the thread is slow anyway...
It depends probably slightly on what fish you want to put into your system.
The company I work for has a food enterprise. At the central office there are warehouses of food, which they deliver all over the country.
All these foods are regulated, and the FDA would never allow food companies to sell ingredients in fish food that would be harmful to people.
I'm not much of a food geek, so I don't know what all the individual ingredients do. Nor do I know this about soda pop or virtually any other food product.
Naturally I support the food our company sells, and think it is the best. It is sold at pond stores and garden centers all over the US.
Also, since the thread is slow, I guess I could talk about my last job too
Originally Posted by Crescent Fresh
I've been struggling to get a job, but most importantly, to decide on which career path I should take (though I did apply as many as I can).
So hopefully you wouldn't mind to answer the following questions:
1. What's your career now?
Almost six years ago I worked as a gardener for five years at a public garden.
2. Are you enjoying the daily activities associated with this work?
Yes, I had almost 100% creative freedom with plants. My pet area was the "Oriental/ Japanese style" garden. So I could use any plants I wanted according to my interpretation of the Japanese aesthetic.
3. Do you find this career fulfilling in the long run?
I enjoyed many aspects of it, but in some ways I was bored. Also the garden had a small budget, so I was trying to create a 10 million dollar garden on a small budget, thus I was frustrated that my "ideal" garden could not be realized. It seems everywhere I go I have some frustration...imperfection that I focus on.
4. How much responsibility do you have? How closely do you be supervised?
I had little responsibility except the plantings in my area, so almost none. However, I had almost complete autonomy. I made my own priorities and created where I wished.
5. Do you mostly work alone or as part of a team?
It might be possible that I worked a whole day and did not see another employee, but sometimes I was called into "all hands on deck" sort of projects.
6. How do the employment projections for this career compare with other careers?
I'm not sure. These kinds of public gardens usually have endowments which are made for their continual operation.
7. Are you thinking of switching career? Why or why not?
Gradually frustrations got the better of me, leading me to seek a job in my primary field.
Actually I would like to move into a web-design career! I like decorating things with meticulous eyes on details. Unfortunately, I don't have the financial backup to learn from scratch for now.
You seem fairly new here! Thanks for sharing these btw!
"Don't complicate my piece of mind." ENFJ 6w5 Ethical-Intuitive Extratim
Awww... I feel so happy and envious of you! It's true that it's very difficult to pin down one direction for me to pursue in. Though it makes life so much more difficult when one doesn't have many creative people around you. (I once did but they're all in Canada now)
I think INFJ really looks for creativity or nurturing job. Though I'm currently lack of the skills which I wanted, I'm trying to compensate it thorugh taking a few courses.
Yes, it certainly does! I'm still in a very difficult, if not emotional stage right now as I consider choosing a right career has a lot to do with shaping my identity. I guess it has to do with my Emmg. 4w3 so/sx too. Thanks for your encouragement and I hope I'll bump into you more often! (you seem to be new around here)
I think it can be very difficult for INFJs to find work that satisfies them well. I was on the west coast for a while, and decided that I would take whatever job I could find in order to survive in the meantime. I landed a call center/tech support position, and it pretty much killed me. I was so unhappy that my stress was manifesting itself in the form of severe headaches, panic attacks, and eerie aches and pains that just about turned me into a hypochondriac!
It wasn't working with the customers, and I'm fine with technology. I think it had more to do with feeling disconnected and disposable, with a hierarchy of supervisors who were constantly contradicting themselves and each other. The environment was excruciatingly uncreative, dull, and confining to me. Especially, though, it concerned the method of the work itself. I think a certain thought process is required to perform well in such an environment...and it's a thought process I just don't have/know how to use. During the training sessions, they preached a very regimented, step-by-step, linear framework for problem solving. As a nonlinear thinker, I knew I was in for trouble - my brain just doesn't work like that. My N is my strongest function - and it shows on type tests, which typically score me at 100% intuitive and 0% sensing. It's ridiculous. I'm really terrible at using exterior information to provide solutions. I don't look at the evidence to build a theory - I have a theory, and then I seek evidence to make or break it. I can build my own computer, but if someone's telling me about five seemingly unrelated symptoms they've been experiencing with theirs, I just go nuts and start charging down paths at random. I just mentally...scatter. I'm probably not even explaining myself very well now.
Anyway, I quit that job very quickly and moved to a place that provided my current position, which I think is a lot healthier for me! Maybe INFJs aren't suited to call centers and/or tech support and should stay the hell away, no matter how temporary they intended the employment to be.
I think taking classes is a great way to get started! Not only will you pick up a few new skills along the way, but you'll meet lots of like-minded people, probably make a few friends, and get connected with new opportunities. I can sympathize with hanging a lot of your identity on getting the right occupation...I think it's one of the reasons I felt so unhappy in the situation above. It's really easy to feel like you've taken a wrong step, like you've fragmented the image of yourself in your mind. Since you're 4w3, I imagine that's especially true.
And I might like to create stuff, but I'm not a brilliant painter or anything. I don't think I'd be able to paint a good bowl of fruit, or have fun painting something like that. A landscape, maybe. I'm just too abstract, so I favor wild colors and expressionist stuff. N vs. S? Haha. Anyway, I didn't want to sound like I think I'm a genius or something...faaar from it. I just do what I like doing!
I really hope you have some luck in your research and ventures, and that you'll be happy with whatever you find!
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Hey there - reading through these responses was quite interesting. I don't really have a career yet, being in college - but I like to hope I'll find something that fulfills me. Something that allows me to be creative, is intellectually stimulating, meaningful, fun, useful to society, and does not require superficial interactions with people.
I'm actually curious if anyone has ever considered a career in personality psychology? I'm a psychology major who has always been interested in personality systems, although I certainly am no expert. I've also considered academia, while being fully aware of its numerous and depressing flaws. I mean, I read PhD comics, heh. Anyway, I recently discovered that personality neuroscience is a legitimate field, which blew my mind, because I've never wanted to be a career counselor and I thought that was the only option available. (Then again, I tend to reject possible career paths for no good reason) But is personality neuroscience useful? It feels incredibly selfish (and not to mention the difficulty in getting a job) to research something that might not be all that helpful. What should be a hobby, and what should be work? So many questions; so much confusion.
Sorry if this wasn't exactly related... but I guess it has some marginal relevance?