Why do you do what you do?

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Why do you do what you do?
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 5:45am

I don't mean why do you work or sah.


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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 7:50am

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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 9:01am
I "fell" into this line of work. And am very glad I did. In fact, most of the people that do what I do (or similar) "fell" into it. Only in the last few years has there been a formal educational program for this field (Masters degree in Research Administration).

I like the field because it is robust, complex, dynamic ... the field encompasses everything from marketing to management to accounting to compliance to communiations to IT. There's enough variety that you can pick a piece of it that works for you.

I like my particular job/position because it provides me great opportunity to be a trailblazer. My predecessor was very very good. But she focues on a different aspect of the job than I do. So I've taken it and made it my own.

I also have the opportunity to be involved with the field on a regional and national level. I like that.

And I've made some great friends, who also act as mentors and resources.

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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 9:26am

Basically for lack of something better to do and because it fits in with our family life. I fell into it by marrying dh. So, I basically run one small aspect of what we do, and he does all the rest pretty much.

I like being my own boss and having a great deal of flexibility. I like that what I do is useful to others, even if those others are small in number. I like that what I produce will remain after I am gone.

It is also interesting to have a window on dh's side of the business. I get to meet a lot of interesting people, and get to have insight into things that I would not otherwise get near.

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 9:57am

I was raised in family business and always knew that is

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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 10:30am



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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 10:55am

i first read this OP as my kids were preparing for their day and DH was leaving for work this morning..i sometimes think of where we are as strokes of luck but the reality is it's far more than that.


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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 11:00am
OT but DD does her 4H public presentation in the next couple days, its about preventing horse slaughter. the coordinator has told her she needs to uncover both sides of the debate so it's been a pretty tough topic.


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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 12:59pm
I started working where I work because it was the "place to be" in my city. At the time, they were hiring only one in every 100 applicants, so when they called, I took it. I continue to work here because the pay for what I do is double what I'd get elsewhere, and the company is very family friendly, very flexible, and that's important to me at this stage in my life. I'm motivated to get up each day because the work we do saves lives.
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Registered: 03-27-2000
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 1:26pm

Like emptynester, I kind of fell into my current job.

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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 4:33pm

I started my sewing career because the fabric shop hired me before the local library did.

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