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Postby second campfire » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:46 pm

i got let go of my old job working with an online bookseller and am currently job searching. got me thinking about careers and how people fall into them. i figure i'll get some good ideas here too.

what do you do for a living? do you like it? what would you rather be doing?
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Postby The Toxic Avenger » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:51 pm

im an electrician. its aight, ill never be out of work or anything. i move like every 1-2 years for dumb reasons and i haven't gone more than two weeks without a job in 6 years. getting into a trade is easy and since most trades are full of redneck idiots, if you got brains you can get somewhere fast and make a decent living. even if you leave to do something else for awhile, its always a reliable backup plan.
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Postby ernest787 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:55 pm

I work in insurance. Went to school with the original plan of going to law school. Realized 1/2 way through that I didn't want to stay in school that long and work attorney hours.

Finished my degree and just kinda fell into insurance.

It's alright. Make solid money, have good hours, and a lot of flexibility.
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Postby Scumontherun » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:03 pm

Currently working as low voltage tech specializing in network infrastructure. I'm in new constructions daily running wire to point of termination and working with the cable company to get an enterprise network up and going in mansions. Shit is boring and getting nowhere fast. It has been ridiculously hard for me to break into a career within IT. Going back to school for a cont ed program this fall though
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Postby 6-6-6 pack » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:07 pm

Buyer/Inside Sales rep. Been doing this for 9 years. Im so fucking sick of it. I was trying to get into the Millwright union, but that isn't working for shit. I really want to get out from behind a desk, so we'll see how that turns out.
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Postby chinocore » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:08 pm

I work in the beer industry as a purchasing analyst for a distributor. Its good money, good hours, and I work with nothing but SD breweries for my company (Ballast Point / Green Flash / Stone / Hess / Coronado / etc)

Got into it since through college I worked as a liquor manager at a supermarket. Ended up wanting to do operations after college and after working my way up int he warehouse, moving into supply chain.
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Postby macho insecurity » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:11 pm

regional marketing strategist for a major US based tech company. i manage/report on the digital marketing spend, analytics, and digital product adoption for all Chrysler dealerships in western Canada including the territories. frankly, i love it. tons of travel and lots of autonomy. what more could you ask for? starting an MBA in the fall that my company is subsidizing 80% of. it's nice.
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Postby second campfire » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:44 pm

chinocore wrote:I work in the beer industry as a purchasing analyst for a distributor. Its good money, good hours, and I work with nothing but SD breweries for my company (Ballast Point / Green Flash / Stone / Hess / Coronado / etc)

Got into it since through college I worked as a liquor manager at a supermarket. Ended up wanting to do operations after college and after working my way up int he warehouse, moving into supply chain.


really cool to hear that. i was just looking at a few beer distribution jobs myself.
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Postby slander » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:54 pm

Working in digital advertising currently, specifically working with Google paid search. Studied film and media at university with a vague idea to get some sort of job in these industries when I left but ended up being a delivery driver for almost two years at an electrical supplies retailer when I left. Got sick of working a dead end job surrounded by morons which gave me the impetus to focus on getting into the media industry and I got into an entry level position.

Pay is kinda crap rn but there's always opportunities to upskill here which will help me out a lot in future in terms of moving up to a better position.
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Postby macho insecurity » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:08 pm

slander wrote:Working in digital advertising currently, specifically working with Google paid search. Studied film and media at university with a vague idea to get some sort of job in these industries when I left but ended up being a delivery driver for almost two years at an electrical supplies retailer when I left. Got sick of working a dead end job surrounded by morons which gave me the impetus to focus on getting into the media industry and I got into an entry level position.

Pay is kinda crap rn but there's always opportunities to upskill here which will help me out a lot in future in terms of moving up to a better position.

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Postby twocripplesdancing » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:17 pm

Copywriter.
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Postby gold soundz » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:20 pm

Worked in fraud investigations for Chase corporate and hated it. Quit and went back to school for environmental science. Managed a nature preserve for a few years and did seasonal forestry field work (I was hiking in the woods all day every day). It was pretty great.

My wife lost her job so we moved from Ohio to Oregon, now I work in an office in energy efficiency. Pretty boring and doesn't pay great, but my office is cool and the culture is incredibly laid back. We got free root beer floats and popsicles today because it's really hot outside. Everyone here is incredibly nice too. Still hoping to do field work again but we'll see.
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Postby oldorder » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:29 pm

I work in retirement plans. It's not glamorous but if I could do it all over again I wouldn't have gone to college and gotten a job like this and worked my way up. I would easily be making over $75k by now. My younger sister basically did that starting in an insurance office and she's so much better off than me financially. Fuck growing up in hardcore and turning down a good paying retail management job straight out of college cause it wasn't punk enough (in hindsight I could have transitioned that into something much better than the path I took), then getting to your 30s and realizing just how much living check to check fucking sucks and is stressful. I also don't feel any passion towards work/what I do for a living, I don't feel like I have a "calling" at all. Ideally I would be doing something more physical like a trade, but I'm too anxious of a person to work in one that is always the hardest hit when a recession hits. My friend became a plumber after high school, his company became a union one and he does very well, but when 2008 hit a lot of his coworkers were out of work for months and even years.
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Postby xrookie2x » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:34 pm

Financial Aid at a University. Got a degree in Sociology and first job out of college was as a Financial Aid specialist. That position was in a call center environment and all communication with students was over the phone or online. The office was all in their mid 20s, as was I so it was actually a pretty cool position. Now I work at a school with my own office and whatnot and deal with students and parents face to face. Do all the corporate nonsense, meetings, conferences, attend workshops out of state, work with VA, presentations, etc. Its amazing I fell into this and made a career out of it given my degree. Pay is actually pretty good, all the benefits of being a professor(days off, leave/sick time, etc), and get to be around cute girls all day.
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Postby second campfire » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:03 pm

twocripplesdancing wrote:Copywriter.


how do you like it? i have a friend that's actively pursuing copywriting jobs.
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Postby HOTDOGS_COMINURWAY » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:15 pm

I cook because Im an id iot loser. Sometimes I can go on tour though, so thats cool
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Postby Latenightloser » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:29 pm

oldorder wrote:I work in retirement plans. It's not glamorous but if I could do it all over again I wouldn't have gone to college and gotten a job like this and worked my way up. I would easily be making over $75k by now. My younger sister basically did that starting in an insurance office and she's so much better off than me financially. Fuck growing up in hardcore and turning down a good paying retail management job straight out of college cause it wasn't punk enough (in hindsight I could have transitioned that into something much better than the path I took), then getting to your 30s and realizing just how much living check to check fucking sucks and is stressful. I also don't feel any passion towards work/what I do for a living, I don't feel like I have a "calling" at all. Ideally I would be doing something more physical like a trade, but I'm too anxious of a person to work in one that is always the hardest hit when a recession hits. My friend became a plumber after high school, his company became a union one and he does very well, but when 2008 hit a lot of his coworkers were out of work for months and even years.


I didn't turn down the retail management job, I've been doing it for the past twelve years. It's incredibly stressful 60% of the time and mind numbing boring the other 40%. Dealing with the general public fucking sucks, along with the hours. That being said, I have 6.5 paid weeks off per year, outstanding health benefits, good 401K options. With my annual bonus, I made a little over 70K last year. Ideally, I'd like to transition to the supply chain side of things in the next five years. This is totally not what I thought I'd be doing with my life, but it affords me a nice level of comfort. Punk wasn't paying any bills for me.
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Postby Cliffross_again » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:34 pm

I'm a butcher/slaughterman.

Cooked professionally for 12 years. Got sick of the hours and how unhealthy kitchens are. One day I was picking meat up at my Butchers and got talking. Started the next day. Been doing it for 9 months and I love it. Everyday is exciting, slaughtering is a rush. All ourights livestock comes from local small farms, we do alot in the community. I've learned a lot and more everyday. It's hard work but so worth it. Plus the pay is good and full benefits paid by my employer.
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Postby HOTDOGS_COMINURWAY » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:37 pm

Ive dreamed of being a butcher for like 10 years.
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Postby slander » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:46 pm

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slander wrote:Working in digital advertising currently, specifically working with Google paid search. Studied film and media at university with a vague idea to get some sort of job in these industries when I left but ended up being a delivery driver for almost two years at an electrical supplies retailer when I left. Got sick of working a dead end job surrounded by morons which gave me the impetus to focus on getting into the media industry and I got into an entry level position.

Pay is kinda crap rn but there's always opportunities to upskill here which will help me out a lot in future in terms of moving up to a better position.

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Postby oldorder » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:54 pm

Latenightloser wrote:Punk wasn't paying any I GAVE YOU POWER WHINES TO THE MODS for me.

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Postby Stoner Witch » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:11 pm

I work on the tech side of high frequency trading. The money is great but I basically am on call 24/7 and work 80 hour weeks. I rarely sleep and I'm constantly consumed by the pursuit of the next speed edge. I love it but I'll probably die when I'm 40 from a heart attack or a brain tumor or some shit. I'm honestly cool with it though, I'd rather live fast and die young than be alive to see what happens when China economically subjugates western civilization.
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Postby XJONXROURKEX » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:31 pm

I'm a high school English teacher. I love it, but wish I made more money. On the flip side, my wife and teach in the same district so we get all the same vacations.
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Postby ab0mination » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:35 pm

Software engineer. Love it—nothing I'd rather be doing. Pay is great, job market is good. It's tough to try to stay up on languages/trends/etc., but I generally like learning.
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Postby second campfire » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:40 pm

ab0mination wrote:Software engineer. Love it—nothing I'd rather be doing. Pay is great, job market is good. It's tough to try to stay up on languages/trends/etc., but I generally like learning.


i regret not getting super into software engineering when it first piqued my interest. companies are always hiring for software people, it's insane.
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Postby Lil Meatsauce » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:31 pm

business data analyst for the payments division of a large tech company. i like my job in that i have almost zero supervision (30 min video chat with my manager once a week) and its pretty stress free. i never "take my job home" with me. plus there is alot of job security.

my dream would be to work for a company that makes something i love. product development at taco bell for example.
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Postby Adonis » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:40 pm

Artist manager. I like it.
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Postby lala fuck you » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:57 pm

guidance counselor at a school in philly
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Postby second campfire » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:00 pm

lala fuck you wrote:guidance counselor at a school in philly


what was the schooling like to become a counselor?
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Postby eilers » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:31 pm

Lawyer, mostly do real estate, wills & estate planning, and business law.
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Postby Fester » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:46 pm

Dishwasher



Would rather be a local trucker or work in a weed clinic...or a zoo worker
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Postby Gnargoyle » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:50 pm

Financial audit. This thread is perfect today because I'm about to jump out of the window. Posting for suggestions.
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Postby joeM » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:06 pm

xrookie2x wrote:Financial Aid at a University. Got a degree in Sociology and first job out of college was as a Financial Aid specialist. That position was in a call center environment and all communication with students was over the phone or online. The office was all in their mid 20s, as was I so it was actually a pretty cool position. Now I work at a school with my own office and whatnot and deal with students and parents face to face. Do all the corporate nonsense, meetings, conferences, attend workshops out of state, work with VA, presentations, etc. Its amazing I fell into this and made a career out of it given my degree. Pay is actually pretty good, all the benefits of being a professor(days off, leave/sick time, etc), and get to be around cute girls all day.

Sounds like we have the same job.
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Postby smorgasgeorge » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:08 pm

Risk Manager

Money is great, travel a lot (oversee 6 large states and have to fly quite a bit), job security, new company car (midsize SUV) every 6 months, profit sharing....

Love it.
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Postby RealVile » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:10 pm

I bartend, I get all the time off I want at short notice, it doesn't carry too much responsibility, I meet cool people, work with hot girls and it pays really well.
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Postby xrookie2x » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:10 pm

joeM wrote:
xrookie2x wrote:Financial Aid at a University. Got a degree in Sociology and first job out of college was as a Financial Aid specialist. That position was in a call center environment and all communication with students was over the phone or online. The office was all in their mid 20s, as was I so it was actually a pretty cool position. Now I work at a school with my own office and whatnot and deal with students and parents face to face. Do all the corporate nonsense, meetings, conferences, attend workshops out of state, work with VA, presentations, etc. Its amazing I fell into this and made a career out of it given my degree. Pay is actually pretty good, all the benefits of being a professor(days off, leave/sick time, etc), and get to be around cute girls all day.

Sounds like we have the same job.



You like it? I'm going on 8 years and debating stepping into a Directors role. Basically make 80k+ but don't really want the stress. Rather be good at what I do, dick around all day and have the job security.
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Postby joeM » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:17 pm

xrookie2x wrote:
joeM wrote:
xrookie2x wrote:Financial Aid at a University. Got a degree in Sociology and first job out of college was as a Financial Aid specialist. That position was in a call center environment and all communication with students was over the phone or online. The office was all in their mid 20s, as was I so it was actually a pretty cool position. Now I work at a school with my own office and whatnot and deal with students and parents face to face. Do all the corporate nonsense, meetings, conferences, attend workshops out of state, work with VA, presentations, etc. Its amazing I fell into this and made a career out of it given my degree. Pay is actually pretty good, all the benefits of being a professor(days off, leave/sick time, etc), and get to be around cute girls all day.

Sounds like we have the same job.



You like it? I'm going on 8 years and debating stepping into a Directors role. Basically make 80k+ but don't really want the stress. Rather be good at what I do, dick around all day and have the job security.

I love all the perks. I get five weeks off, work from home one day a week and have great hours. I want to stay for the pension, but I'll probably have to move to another state school if I want to advance.

But the people... Considering most students can figure out financial aid on their own, our office gets to deal with the bottom of the barrel. I was reviewing SAP appeals last week and one of the students was arrested for dealing drugs last semester. "I just need a second chance." Dude, your second chance is not being in jail right now.
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Postby xpatx » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:37 pm

Forensic investigator
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Postby neatneatneat » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:44 pm

ICU nurse. I like some parts of it: science/medicine, continual learning, helping people, the job is fulfilling at times, decent money and full time is three 12 hour shifts a week. The adrenaline rush moments are okay sometimes, other times it gets old and I would rather not have to worry about my patient dying. Can't stand upper management and patient satisfaction scores/surveys, and the longer I've been doing it the more I hate working weekends. Not sure what I would rather do, maybe teaching. Fortunately I can work in a different area of nursing for a change of pace without too much trouble, planning on doing that in the next year or two.
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Postby TodayWeLive » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:39 pm

I have one of the greatest jobs that I ever thought was possible. I'm a rep with a hockey equipment manufacturer. So i get to travel all around North America (US and Canada) from September-May or so, during which time I work about 70-ish hours per week, sometimes a few more and some times a few less hours than that. I usually have only one day off per week during that time, and sometimes it's spent in another city or travelling to and fro. I've been doing this for 10 years now. My only big complaint is that last year I lost the job I had for 9 years, which was out of Florida, which is where I've lived since 2007, when I started there. I was luckily able to get another job, after much persistence, but I had to relocate to the New York area. So I had to move back in with my mom in Jersey, in the house I grew up in and I come back down to Florida during my offseason. I have no plans to permanently relocate back to Jersey/New York.

I feel like 95% of people don't like their jobs, and I have complaints about mine sometimes, don't we all? I do feel like this is a job that I could honestly do until I'm 85 or well into my 70's, provided I live that long and am able to walk. The down time and flexibility during the Summer is very appealing.
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Postby Teeth Malloy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:51 pm

I work in TV production. I enjoy the work, but being a younger guy in the field kind of sucks. The people are mostly great, but the money is shit and I feel like it's going to be a while before I really get anywhere with it.
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Postby twocripplesdancing » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:45 am

second campfire wrote:
twocripplesdancing wrote:Copywriter.


how do you like it? i have a friend that's actively pursuing copywriting jobs.


It's great. I've always loved writing, so it's really the only thing I want to do, or can see myself doing. I recently started at an agency after a number of in-house writing roles, so hoping to parlay that into real deal conceptual ad writing down the line.

What kind of experience does your friend have? The barriers of entry to get into copywriting are pretty low (which can be a good thing, but I've seen some terrible writers as a result of this), so if they have that natural way with words, there's no reason why they wouldn't succeed. A degree in something like Literature, Linguistics, Creative Writing or Journalism would be a massive boon in getting your foot in the door.
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Postby dyna-soar » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:17 am

i work in HR/industrial relations for a government agency. it's not bad.
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Postby CeaseAndPersist » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:05 am

neatneatneat wrote:ICU nurse. I like some parts of it: science/medicine, continual learning, helping people, the job is fulfilling at times, decent money and full time is three 12 hour shifts a week. The adrenaline rush moments are okay sometimes, other times it gets old and I would rather not have to worry about my patient dying. Can't stand upper management and patient satisfaction scores/surveys, and the longer I've been doing it the more I hate working weekends. Not sure what I would rather do, maybe teaching. Fortunately I can work in a different area of nursing for a change of pace without too much trouble, planning on doing that in the next year or two.


On the flip side I do psychiatric nursing in a state forensic institution - basically working patients who are too mentally ill for gen-pop in the state prison. Most of the adrenaline rush on my end is more crisis management than medical emergencies, though we definitely have those from time to time. Its not a super popular field to work in so there's financial incentives and unlimited overtime. I've been working 60 hour weeks most of this year but I'm watching my student loan debt melt away and I'm on track to have my car paid off three years early.

Planning on going back to school in the next couple years to get either a psych DNP or an MBA in healthcare administration.
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Postby warning sean » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:14 am

I just started a new job as a City Planner. So far, so good.
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Postby Steve-Dave » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:36 am

I work in accounting for a medical company. I absolutely despise it. I never went to school for this, or college at all for that matter. My temp job was ending and they needed an ass in the seat faster than it would take to go through the process of finding a more qualified person so they offered it to me. It's the most money I have made at a job but I am miserable 8 hours m-f. I have been getting more into my art and calligraphy lately for extra cash, so I'm hoping that picks up more. Just wish I realized this a lot earlier in life.
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Postby second campfire » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:01 am

TodayWeLive wrote:I have one of the greatest jobs that I ever thought was possible. I'm a rep with a hockey equipment manufacturer. So i get to travel all around North America (US and Canada) from September-May or so, during which time I work about 70-ish hours per week, sometimes a few more and some times a few less hours than that. I usually have only one day off per week during that time, and sometimes it's spent in another city or travelling to and fro. I've been doing this for 10 years now. My only big complaint is that last year I lost the job I had for 9 years, which was out of Florida, which is where I've lived since 2007, when I started there. I was luckily able to get another job, after much persistence, but I had to relocate to the New York area. So I had to move back in with my mom in Jersey, in the house I grew up in and I come back down to Florida during my offseason. I have no plans to permanently relocate back to Jersey/New York.

I feel like 95% of people don't like their jobs, and I have complaints about mine sometimes, don't we all? I do feel like this is a job that I could honestly do until I'm 85 or well into my 70's, provided I live that long and am able to walk. The down time and flexibility during the Summer is very appealing.


this is awesome. how did you get into it?
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Postby second campfire » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:08 am

twocripplesdancing wrote:
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twocripplesdancing wrote:Copywriter.


how do you like it? i have a friend that's actively pursuing copywriting jobs.


It's great. I've always loved writing, so it's really the only thing I want to do, or can see myself doing. I recently started at an agency after a number of in-house writing roles, so hoping to parlay that into real deal conceptual ad writing down the line.

What kind of experience does your friend have? The barriers of entry to get into copywriting are pretty low (which can be a good thing, but I've seen some terrible writers as a result of this), so if they have that natural way with words, there's no reason why they wouldn't succeed. A degree in something like Literature, Linguistics, Creative Writing or Journalism would be a massive boon in getting your foot in the door.


he graduated with a journalism degree. i think it may be that the majority of copywriting jobs are in the city and he'd like to avoid going back there for work. i've looked into copywriting myself but i think because i didn't graduate with a degree that focuses on writing my application isn't priority.
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Postby Interlewd » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:08 am

Parts receiver/shipper for Mercedes. It's super easy but also super boring. I want to be in the service department eventually which is why I even applied, so I can get my foot in the door. The pay isn't great, but I have a set schedule which I like. They're also flying me out to Alabama so I can see the manufacturing warehouse which is neat.
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Postby macho insecurity » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:12 am

Interlewd wrote:Parts receiver/shipper for Mercedes. It's super easy but also super boring. I want to be in the service department eventually which is why I even applied, so I can get my foot in the door. The pay isn't great, but I have a set schedule which I like. They're also flying me out to Alabama so I can see the manufacturing warehouse which is neat.

if you don't mind me asking, what dealership are you with?
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