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What do you like most about your job /career?

What is a typical week or day for you well you are at work?

How do the people treat you?

How many hours do you work?

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Chelsea’s Answer

Hi Nathan,

I work for a large tech company within the cloud marketing division. There are a lot of elements I really enjoy about my job, but I'll summarize my top 3.

1- I love the emphasis on work-life flexibility in my current role. I think the tech industry as a whole has come a long way in really promoting and supporting work-life balance and what that means for each individual. I feel supported to work in the way that is best for me, whether that be in person or remote. I also love that I can set boundaries around when I need to be offline to do personal things, as long as I am delivering results and getting my work done.

2- I really enjoy the culture at my company and within my team. We have a great sense of comraderie and are super collaborative and supportive of each other. It makes work so much more enjoyable and encourages a more innovative environment.

3- The final thing I want to call out is the work itself. I feel like I'm working on impactful projects and can see the influence my role has on driving change. For me, being able to see the results of my time, energy, and effort is extremely rewarding. I do feel like I am making a difference for my company and contributing to our success.

Hope you find the above helpful!
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Kim’s Answer

Hi Nathan,

I love that I work for a company that is flexible and really did not miss a beat with the pandemic in the past couple of years.

For the most part, I work remotely so I am very fortunate to work from home. A typical day for me is to log on by 8:00 AM EST and check my calendar so I may be sure to remember what meetings, if any, I have throughout the day. This helps me priorotize my work. I then read through emails and try to answer any that may not need research. If there are any I need to look into I add those to a to-do list. I like creating a to-do list each day so once an item is worked on it may be checked off so I can see what I am accomploshing with my work load and what may need to get carried over to the following day. I try and be done for the day between 4:00 and 5:00 PM EST.

My coworkers and I treat each other with respect and professionalism. I am happy to say that people at my company are genuine and honestly happy to help me when I ask.

I typically work Monday through Friday 8 hours a day. There are some times that the day may be longer or I may need to catch up on some items on a weekend but typically 40 hours during the week is normal.
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Jeff’s Answer

Hi Nathan, how are you? Great questions.

I'm a manager in a business solutions organization focused on developing next-best-action recommendations for our customers and operational analytics. My customers are both internal to my company and external to our clients. That range comes with many great benefits, my team gets to explore almost every nuance of the company, and it provides a vibrant and dynamic environment to build solutions.

The people I work with are great. They are patient, respectful, kind, and trustworthy. Honestly, company culture was a significant influencer in my job search and why I chose the company I did. Who you work with and how you treat each other has a significant impact on you, both professionally and personally.

I work between 40-45 hours a week. I'm very fortunate to work for a company that has flexible scheduling, so if there are weeks where I work beyond that threshold, and if my commitments are complete for the week, I can end early later in the week to help balance things out. This is another unique aspect that varies by company. Work-life balance is a crucial driver for me, and it was something that I used to make decisions during my job searches and interviews. If this is an essential aspect for you, ask about it during your interviews, so you have a clear expectation before you start somewhere.

Thanks for the great questions! I hope these answers have helped some perspective.
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Dexter’s Answer

Hi Nathan,

I work as a Sr Manager of a web development and analytics team and I work around 45-50 hrs a week. My favorite part of my job are the people. I have a team of really good people who tries their personal best and I love that culture that we have. It also means that we, as a team, are empathetic—while still being fun.

A typical day means lots of meetings, and hopefully there being enough time after that to complete required planning/work, while still being able to help others.

Oh and I work remotely, which really helps my mental health, as when I used to go into work, I averaged about 10-15 hrs of commute time on a weekly basis. I now use that time to exercise, read, etc.

Thank you for asking a fun question to answer! :)

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Fazal’s Answer

I'm an analyst in Operations/Supply Chain for an educational technology and content company. I work remotely. What I like most about my job is the ability to keep learning to do things better.

A typical day includes running and examining the reports I'm responsible for, meetings, doing ad hoc analysis, and trying to improve current processes. People are treated well. I usually work around 40 hours per week, but there are times when things are much busier.
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Idy’s Answer

I am a marketing director for an educational company. I work about 40 hours a week. I love my job. The people I work with, for and the team that works for me are all bright, collaborative, supportive and fun. Every day is different, but I use my marketing skills on a daily basis. I enjoy the variety my job offers me. There are challenges where I have to figure out and find out answers to problems as well as times where, because of my experience, I know something so well, I'm able to assist others easily. I have been in marketing for 30 years (in all different capacities) and it just never gets boring to me!
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Marie’s Answer

Hi Nathan!

Thank you for posting these excellent questions. I am a Registered Nurse mostly focused on home health care for the elderly. I have been in this profession for seven years and it is one that I love. I currently work between 40-45 hours a week; mostly taking over the night shifts (10 pm-8 am). A "typical day" for me will vary from time to time. I'll leave work at 8 in the morning, get home and try to get as much rest as possible. During the day I'll run errands and catch up on hobbies. Then head back to work at 10 pm. We have a very friendly and supportive work environment. My colleagues and I work well as a team and are respectful towards one another. As for my patients, some are extremely stubborn but they are wonderful with me. Although at times this career can get difficult and frustrating, being able to help others is what keeps me going.

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Han’s Answer

I am a Tech consultant. I work 40-45 hours a week. The best thing about my job is it's flexible. Work hours are flexible, work location is flexible. I am able to coordinate my work and life much easier.
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Danielle’s Answer

I love that I can grow on this job with IBM. I have the opportunity to grow in multiple areas. I also love I work at a diverse place. Diversity was major for me when selecting a career. I also love the flexibility of my job.
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Jimil’s Answer

As a software engineer, I love my job. I use logic to solve problems, which is very similar to math in my opinion. Since all math is done on the computer using programming these days, my main option to use math in my career is to do programming. Furthermore, programming pays better than most other occupations, and it allows you to work on a project basis where meetings are kept to a minimum. This is important, because I have worked jobs where I just talk all day and they are extremely boring. Coding sounds monotonous, but it really isn't. Every problem is different, and even though I spend many hours in solitude, it is kind of refreshing,and if you work from home you can have roommates around you that can keep you company. In the office, coworkers might be boring due to the nature of the work you are doing. With that being said, I have many friends that are in the software industry that are also very fun to talk to. This actually inspired me to get involved in the first place in addition to being able to apply knowledge I have gained from work experience in my own projects that I choose to later sell as a saas product.
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Roel’s Answer

The best part about my job is its stimulating nature, which allows me to learn fresh things daily. I appreciate my colleagues and acknowledge that there's an abundance of knowledge waiting for me each day. When you find joy in your work and the people you collaborate with, it transforms your job into something you truly value and take pleasure in.
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James Constantine’s Answer

Hello Nathan,

About 100 hours a week programming multiplied by 52 years.
Nutrition Education -----> Health Attainment
Helping People.
People treat me well.

James.
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Alexis’s Answer

Hey Nathan! That's a great question.

My work week is a standard 40-hour week! I work in a different time zone than my client is, so my hours during the day are shifted a bit - not exactly a true 9-5. I really like working with my team and my client is very nice. It's important to note that it takes time to build strong relationships with your colleagues at work, but with a positive and eager attitude you'll have a great dynamic with them in no time.
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Joe’s Answer

The best thing about my job is it's flexible.
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Colleen’s Answer

I am a school nurse in Washington, DC. A typical day involves anything from routine daily medications to serious injuries. I work 8-4:30 Monday-Friday. I go to different schools as needed so it's always interesting.

I work at elementary, middle, and high schools. Elementary is very busy. Kids come to me for very minor things and I am supposed to call each and every parent. I prefer middle school because I can talk to them straight. They are still babies on the inside, and teens on the outside. They are very dramatic and entertaining. High schools are usually somewhat slow. Students don't come to the health suite often. All three have the occasional serious injury. Fights, falls, and asthma attacks are the most common reason I need to call 911.

For the most part, everyone treats me with respect. Especially at the schools that know me. They have confidence in my nursing skill. Occasionally I will have a teacher doubt me when I send the student back to class. I have also had my fair share of difficult or upset parents. I know not to take it personally, let them vent and they usually calm down.

I do get frustrated when people perceive the school nurse as someone who just gives band aides and ice packs. They have no idea. We have students with chronic illnesses, feeding tubes, behavioral issues, and serious injuries. I am also the ONLY medical person in the building. I don't have anyone else with experience to discuss a situation with or seek a second opinion if I'm not sure. I also don't have the resources to provide interventions that I would in the hospital, like oxygen or monitors.

P.S. - Be kind to your school nurse : )
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Donnie’s Answer

Hi Nathan!

Thanks for asking these questions. I work for a Publishing company in Technical Support and I love the job that I have! Here are my answers to your questions.

1. Typical Work Day or Week: I used to have an office and would rise early in the morning to commute. Since Covid began, we have been working from home and I feel fortunate that the company has allowed us to continue to do so. I normally begin my day reviewing emails and my assigned cases. I'll then begin working on my cases while awaiting customer calls. I typically have time off of the phone scheduled throughout the day so I that I may continue to work my cases. Lunch is usually an hour around midday.

2. How people treat me: Our company has ethics and a code of conduct where we treat each other with respect and dignity. We value diversity and inclusion and collaborate with one another to solve customer problems. We also work together to find ways to build community within our team.

3. Hours worked: It depends on the time of year so it can range from 8 hours to 11 hours. Since I work from home, it doesn't really bother me and the extra pay is always good.

I hope this helps and I hope you find the right career for you!
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Alyssa’s Answer

Hello!
I’m a Laboratory Animal Technician, which means I take care of the animals that scientists use for research.

I really love the solitude of my job. It’s uncommon to have to work side by side with anyone, and the pay isn’t bad either.

A normal day starts with health checks/reports on all animals in a facility. Then I typically move on to changing out dirty cages for whatever section of the facility is due that day. Its the most time consuming part of the job. After, honestly it’s mostly just cleaning duties. Occasionally, I get to assist scientists with minor procedures, which keeps things moving forward!

When I do see people, there’s 2 kinds of attitudes at facilities in my field. There’s people that are very busy (and insanely highly educated) that kind of view me as if I’m not there, not in a rude way. They just don’t really have the desire for small talk and what not. Then there’s the people who want to see you grow. I love them.
For my hours, most people with my career work the normal 40 hour week. I’m part of a “CRT”, which stands for critical response team. I get called in when the normal stuff calls out, gets fired, or is overwhelmed for some reason. Some weeks, I work 6 days, up to 10 hours each. Other weeks, I only work a day or 2 for a couple hours. It keeps things new, and who doesnt love more time at home!
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