I work at a gas station and pump people's gas. Pay is good for unskilled and easy labor and since I'm a good worker I can work pretty much whatever hours I want. I have to deal with a lot of people and the elements though and the type of customers that come through my particular station are not of the highest quality.
In not so nice terms the people are dicks, scumbags, and scumdicks.
I hate them.
I hate them all.
Currently going to college and working my way towards the qualifications to become a history teacher. Was thinking of going into a field within Biology since I got top marks in the advanced bio and chem classes I took but I like History more.
Gonna drop out though. The academic world is not for me and I've hated school since my very first day. I am going to finish up my current degree since I'm almost done anyway and then go into a trade.
And if for whatever reason the trade thing doesn't workout I'll have a degree I need to get into a college to finish up my education in Education.
I work in a meat packaging factory. When I was 12 I decided that my dream job would be something with 0% input required, some menial dead end job that would pay enough for me to live on my own and supports my gaming habits.
Shouldn't be surprising to know that I was one of the "I HATE math" people on the poll, because seriously, I hate math.
I am a licensed bartender. Yup, I went to school for it and everything. I've worked in quite a few bars now, because of the way I look it can be hard to work at "normal" bars. The first bar I worked at was a lounge before it made cut backs, but after that I worked at a gay bar and then a LGBT bar before it was closed down. Right now I am working at an Irish themed pub, not usually a place I would want to work, but it was close to where I am living and they liked my qualifications.
Can't say I love doing this job, but it is better than what I used to do.
While I'm still technically studying at the university (Masters in Mech. eng)I spend most of my summers working at the R&D department of a company that produces forestry machinery and there's a distinct possibility that I'll be employed full time on the day I graduate. Things are going quite well despite the economy.
Right now i work as a Level Designer in a small company, hopefully for the next couple of months, after that i don't know. Right now i'm hired on a project to project basis, so the future is a bit uncertain, but i won't complain, it's a career worth pursuing and i feel close to my goal.
I'm a nurse, I work A&E in a small-ish hospital in south-west Germany. We have around 600 beds and off the top of my head about ten medical disciplines. It's good work, if a little stressful, and though it doesn't pay fantastically it's more than enough for my lifestyle.
It can be quite stressful but it's fun work something new pops up everyday, hours are fairly flexible I can work from home when I need to which is god send when you live 35mile away sometimes. Also thinking about taking my Masters degree in the next year or so part time.
My job title is a Computer Support Specialist. Basically I am a tech who fixes computers at a local pc repair shop. It's a good start-up job and I've had to deal with a lot of things so far. It is kind of stressful at times but my boss and co-worker are cool guys so I like it. It jumps between being really busy and completely dead. Just got into the dead part now so it's very relaxing most of the day =P
Walmart Overnight stocker [a stockman is actually a different position] and im actually pretty solid at it. My other options were Real Estate but that would have ended up being maintaining a expensive clothing allowance, $1000-$2000 a month renting a desk at an office plus insurance because Realtors tend to become huge lawsuit targets from clerical errors or misrepresentations of property [accidental or not] or even annoyed clients.
Or there was the college option but being '6 figures' in debt didnt sound all that appealing.
I make 30k a year but i actually live above my means since im rent controlled & few luxuries [used videogames, highspeed internet, water purifier], $2K after taxes year bonus, a store wide discount card, and the 25% off on everything come christmas time.
Im also trying to get my weight down to be a volunteer Fire Fighter eventually.
My year round job is a caregiver. No educational requirements, no specialised training (though I honestly think it's pretty shitty of the state to not require first aid/cpr training for it and as such am trained in both).
My seasonal job is a haunt monster at Knott's Berry Farm for Halloween Haunt. Or has been for the past 3 years. No educational requirements apart from graduating high school. And we have scare school that we attend to learn to scare if we are in mazes. If we're out on the streets we don't because by then you should damn well know how to scare.
I dropped out of community college where I was working on a degree in sociology due to lack of funds. Wound up going to a trade school for massage therapy. Graduated, in debt up to my eyeballs because of it and can't get employment in the field due to lack of experience. Story of my life.
And currently looking for another job so that I can try and get my ass out of debt but as I haven't been able to find anything other than seasonal work for 3 years, my prospects aren't looking up at all(and yes I've tried fast food and even they aren't hiring)
Senior Software Engineer in the Payment Processing Industry (Credit/Debit card terminals).
University education was pretty relevant to the career I now have, did a Degree in Informations Systems Development and a Masters in Software.
Most of my career has been working in the Financial Industry, and I enjoy it.
When choosing your University education, don't pick something just because you heard there's money in it. I've seen plenty of people waste 4/7 years of their life studying and working in the wrong industry.
Try to pick something you have an interest in, but be careful you don't pick something on the opposite end of the spectrum, e.g. a profession that's all fun and no money.
If you are considering a career in systems development, I think someone with balanced creativity and logic skills usually turns out to be the sort that enjoys such a career. You need creativity to consider the usability, maintainability and extensibility of a business system.
If you're more logic oriented, Software development on a more technical level would probably suit, e.g. developing algorithms etc.
Lastly, if you're interested in the Game industry, fair enough, but keep in mind very few Game companies can reliably predict their sales income for a project. Most will attempt to keep developer salaries as low as possible, work them as much as possible and will not hesitate to let developers go if a game release doesn't return the expected income.
My job title is "Android Engineer", and that's pretty much what it says on the tin. I'm a programmer, currently living in Silicon Valley, working as a contractor on Android projects. It's a lot of fun and I enjoy it a lot, especially since I'm good enough at it that I can fuck around on the internet on the job and still get all my work done with plenty of time to spare.
I've also got a "side-job" thing where the contracting company that signs my paychecks will pay me some extra to teach a 3 week class on Android to the new hires. That's an interesting bit, though it gets tiresome having to work from 9 AM to 9 PM every day.
I work in a movie theater. I started out as a projectionist, but after a couple of years, the management disconnected the old Ernemann 15 projector and switched to a digital projector which is so fancy, nobody is allowed to touch it without the requisite education. (Which I don't have. Analogue projectors, such as the Ernemann 15, are a different beast altogether.)
I was reassigned to assistant stagehand (the theater is also equipped for live shows) - a job that's more challenging, more diverse and more fun.
I do two things. My respectable job that I tell people about is that of an abuse counselor at a women's shelter. I help ladies (and occasionally men) who have been abused by the people in their lives get better and stronger and more resilient and all these good things. It's a good job and it makes me feel like a good person.
I also write comics (like, hella write comics) and am coming close to publishing my first longass graphic novel. It is, unsurprisingly, about an abused woman.
I love both my jobs, even if I still don't make enough money to actually live, yet. Such is the life of a college dropout.