hiddenmuse: (procrastinators)
I don't know if I've ever asked it, but I'm curious about work - well, other people's work!

1. When you were a kid, what did you want to do when you grew up?

2. What was the best job you ever had? What was the worst job?

3. What do you do now? Did you plan on doing it, or just "fall into it"?

4. If you had to change occupations, what would you want to do?


When I was a kid, I wanted to be a radiologist by day (well, X-ray tech - but I didn't know what that was when I was 5 years old!) and astronomer by night. Also, I was going to drive an orange Corvette between those two jobs.


My best job - good question. I think several different jobs had their good points, honestly. But, I'd say that being an insurance agent is a pretty damn good job.


My worst job - it's between my first job, working at a hardware store (long story there) and the summer that I worked as a temp in an industrial paint/dye/lubricant factory.


What I do now - well, that's a great big Duh. I'm an insurance agent, been in the industry going on 8 years now (jeez - that's a long time) and it was something that I kind of "fell into". No one ever says "I want to be an insurance agent when I grow up!" All I knew about insurance was that I'd need to get renters insurance when I moved out on my own - thanks to the brainwashing via State Farm ads in "SPIN" magazine.

Besides that, I just got into the business because I was frustrated with my job at the time as a receptionist. I was seriously considering going into Nursing, or getting a Business degree, when a department manager at my prior agency suggested that I should become an agent. So, I talked to the muckety-mucks at the agency and somehow convinced them to let me try my hand at being an agent. That worked out pretty well, as I was there for almost 7 years - 2 of it as a Personal Lines agent.


If I had to change occupations - I would become a nurse, even though needles squick me out! One of the best compliments that I got from a client was being told that I had the TLC that makes for a great nurse, and that I probably would've been a good nurse because of it.

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