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Old 06-22-2013, 05:53 PM   #61
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Apparently I found another job I'd probably take. I just applied to be the marathon concierge at Westin.
Yikes! I'd run from a job like that. Too much like work.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #62
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I hate my current job, as it is structured. I would stay indeffently , at 1/2 the hours for 1/2 the pay , 1/2 the benefits ,IF: I could have flex work schedule and a clerical assistant to screen the tons of phone calls, and to do data entry. I could get MORE work done then full time work this way.

We have several user-unfriendly computerized systems , originally intended to streamline operations, elimate paperwork and clerical staff . The actual result is high cost investigators spending hours every day doing data entry and research tasks, best suited to much lower cost clerical staff.

Middle management just gives me dirty looks when I bring this up , along with much of our clerical staff spending most of the day on e-bay, amazon and facebook, because the few tasks they now have are done in an hour or two. Oh , and even with the stern warnings about un-authorized use of computer system for pers. use, an audit will never be done, because a whole bunch of connected folks would the biggest violators.

Ok , I will wake up now, dream and rant is over.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:53 PM   #63
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Yikes! I'd run from a job like that. Too much like work.
If I actually make it to the in-person interview step, it will definitely be a two-way interview so I understand what I'd be getting into and not more work than fun.
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Sure. If we were close to going on a manned mission back to the moon or Mars I be willing to do any grunt engineering.

Not likely at age 70.

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I guess economiscs professor would have to be at the top of the list according to Laurence Kotlikoff -

"I have a great job, perhaps the best job in the world. I'm an economics professor and get to teach, consult, write, advise governments, and run my personal finance software company. Each of these "jobs" is more fun than the next. For me retirement, as in no longer doing these jobs, would be work. I'd have to work very hard to find things to do that are as entertaining."

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Careful what you ask for. I knew a guy who did that for a big newspaper and was really unhappy. Upper management was always on his case about not speaking ill of the advertisers who paid big bucks for car ads. Said he had to constantly pull his punches and could never say what he really thought about some of the lousy aspects of the cars he tested.
I am shocked, SHOCKED!!!!!!
This must be investigated. Round up the usual suspects.
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Second thoughts on the question.

I will hang on to my present job as long as I can. It is easy, incredibly lucrative and the situation is very nice. And there is more where that came from. (It is not very interesting or challenging, though. Considering the benefits, I can swallow my dignity. As this is the end of my career, the dead-end aspects do not bother me anymore.)

Somehow I feel that I must apologize for having too much fun.
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There are a few jobs which sounds good for me on paper like food critic, hotel reviewer, restaurant reviewer, etc. But I am sure there are many unenjoyable elements once you get doing it - like bosses demanding unrealistic targets, crazy deadlines, etc. I won't go back for a permanent full time job but may consider if it is a contract which is not demanding like 6 reviews a year with fully paid expenses. Is there a job like that for a novice?
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Second thoughts on the question.

I will hang on to my present job as long as I can. It is easy, incredibly lucrative and the situation is very nice. And there is more where that came from. (It is not very interesting or challenging, though. Considering the benefits, I can swallow my dignity. As this is the end of my career, the dead-end aspects do not bother me anymore.)

Somehow I feel that I must apologize for having too much fun.
Sounds like a job I would take or stay put and ride out if it I could do it from a tropical/sub-tropical location. Azerbaijan sounds like it has a wilder climate than the American Midwest; it does sound like it would be fun for a while though.
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There are a few jobs which sounds good for me on paper like food critic, hotel reviewer, restaurant reviewer, etc. But I am sure there are many unenjoyable elements once you get doing it - like bosses demanding unrealistic targets, crazy deadlines, etc. I won't go back for a permanent full time job but may consider if it is a contract which is not demanding like 6 reviews a year with fully paid expenses. Is there a job like that for a novice?
Food critic/restaurant reviewer sounds better in theory than in practice. You have to eat at more bad restaurants than a food lover should ever endure. I did some freelance food writing (not restaurant reviewing, though) for a while and it was a blast, but the pay sucked for the amount of work required.
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