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What do you do for work?

Izthewiz

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Hi
Just thought I'd ask what everyone does for work?
The wife and myself run a commercial cleaning company together.
We work together everyday part time hours and love the time being together.
 

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Since I'm disabled due to mental health issues, I just do volunteer work. I volunteer at an agricultural farm, a food pantry, and two libraries.

It's still work. I just don't get paid for it.

I'm grateful that I can do volunteer work. It helps me contribute to society.
 

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I'm a software engineer. Got into it about 22 years ago, when I was 11 or so. I've been doing it professionally for about 8 years. Love every minute of it. For me, it's not work, it's playtime. :D
 

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I'm a software engineer. Got into it about 22 years ago, when I was 11 or so. I've been doing it professionally for about 8 years. Love every minute of it. For me, it's not work, it's playtime. :D
Nice man.
Its good to see people who enjoy what they do.
We have a lot of clients that hate their job and spend no time with their family or children.
What's the point of living a life like that?
Since I'm disabled due to mental health issues, I just do volunteer work. I volunteer at an agricultural farm, a food pantry, and two libraries.

It's still work. I just don't get paid for it.

I'm grateful that I can do volunteer work. It helps me contribute to society.
That is awesome.
I would love to do that .
I keep telling my wife if my back gets any worse I'll file disability and try and work at some non profit.
Do you feel happy after serving?
 

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Nice man.
Its good to see people who enjoy what they do.
We have a lot of clients that hate their job and spend no time with their family or children.
What's the point of living a life like that?
For sure. I know so many who are unfortunately not happy at all in their work, but they have to make ends meet. I've absolutely been there though. I'm self taught, no formal training, and not even a GED. I worked several years in retail and manufacturing environments before getting to where I am now (November 2013). I absolutely do *not* miss being unable to spend time with my family.
 

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Used to garden. I could do it alone in my own time. Then people began to get their gardens paved and real gardening all but out of fashion.
 

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I work as IT specialist and I love my job, I am working for the same company for 18 years. Started when I was 22.
 

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I'm a self employed diesel mechanic. Have been for 25 yrs. Not the ideal job for an anxiety sufferer but it has been a good living. Raised my kids doin it.
 

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Before I became disabled, I worked for a hotel for two and a half years, one and a half years as a bellman and one year as a custodian. I also worked there as a pool attendant.

Previous to that, my first job as a teenager was working for a gas station on a lake.
 
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I am a freelance graphic designer. Started when I was 18, now I am 32. I really love my work.It was my dream from the start to do freelance, take my little laptop all over the world, sit on a beach after long day of surfing and do my work watching the sun sets..Little did I know, I will be suffering from a "mild" case of agoraphobia for the past 10yrs. Laptop is fine btw, he sends me postcards, every week new place :D
 

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I work in Law Enforcement and have for nearly 25 years. My anxiety has never really affected my job , except that I’m not real productive when I’m working though a HA episode.
God bless you. You have a very dangerous job. Anxiety can make any job much tougher. I have unproductive days too. And it creates more stress for me because I get behind. I have to get things done today, because it messes up tomorrows schedule if not. Hence, the stress mounts. Vicious cycle for me. Stay safe sir.
 

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God bless you. You have a very dangerous job. Anxiety can make any job much tougher. I have unproductive days too. And it creates more stress for me because I get behind. I have to get things done today, because it messes up tomorrows schedule if not. Hence, the stress mounts. Vicious cycle for me. Stay safe sir.
Thanks man . It’s been a good job . I don’t really know if what I’ve done on the job has any correlation to my HA. I’ve had long stretches where I’ve felt great , so I’m grateful for that. Hope you are getting better
 

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I'm (kind of) an actor. I sometimes get small parts in films. But I say sometimes, because lately there hasn't been any roles for me at all.
 

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I work at a daycare as a teacher aide. It can be stressful at times but overall, it's an okay job. It's the people there that kinda make it unenjoyable but I enjoy working with the babies.
 

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I work as IT specialist and I love my job, I am working for the same company for 18 years. Started when I was 22.
I'm also in IT! I'm an IT analyst. I work mostly from home when the world isn't falling apart, and completely from home during all the current mess.
 

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I'm also in IT! I'm an IT analyst. I work mostly from home when the world isn't falling apart, and completely from home during all the current mess.
Having the ability to go to an office when you want to is nice. I used to do that when my employer had a local office. Now the only two offices are Indianapolis and Jacksonville (which is where the team I work with is based out of). I can't give up my full time remote status though.
 

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Having the ability to go to an office when you want to is nice. I used to do that when my employer had a local office. Now the only two offices are Indianapolis and Jacksonville (which is where the team I work with is based out of). I can't give up my full time remote status though.
It is SUPER nice. I live about an hour away from the city where our headquarters is, so I go in a couple of days a week because I actually like my coworkers and our work environment is really great. But otherwise, I stay home because of school drop-off/pickup, etc. I'm pretty lucky to have that setup, and it's handy when anxiety gets bad. ;)
 

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It is SUPER nice. I live about an hour away from the city where our headquarters is, so I go in a couple of days a week because I actually like my coworkers and our work environment is really great. But otherwise, I stay home because of school drop-off/pickup, etc. I'm pretty lucky to have that setup, and it's handy when anxiety gets bad. ;)
Indeed! It definitely helps in terms of child care, that stuff is crazy expensive! Our youngest will be 6 in Sept, starts school in Aug. But it's been freaking awesome being home every day with her for the past ~2 1/2 years. We really enjoy that time, even though I'm working. But now she's excited about school, and I'm excited for her. :)
 
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