One of my favorite things to learn about people is what they do for a living. It fascinates me, actually. I like to know more than just their title though.I want to know what they DO. How they spend their time. What a typical day looks like. What kind of environment do they work in? How they landed in that job, and where they want to be in the next year or five years. Thats what's interesting to me.
So, when I discoverd this brilliant #9to5TotatlSocial link-up hosted by Venus Trapped In Mars and Helene In Between, I immediately wrote it in my planner so I didn't forget!
I work in Human Resources and specifically am a Recruiter. I am the only recruiter at my organization. What does a Recruiter actually do you wonder? I post job announcements, screen resumes/applications, field phone calls and e-mails from job candidates
Really though, I spend most of my day in my cubicle in the corner of the office. I work 7 am to 4pm (not 9-5), and also get a significant amount of comp time for extra hours worked which is a true GIFT. I work for a large organization and only know about 10% of the people in my building. My favorite part of the job is that I work with a really great group of people, and my boss is really great and super flexible. I've worked for some not so great bosses and that will make you appreciate a good one. I spend my days mostly drafting up job announcements/exams, answering e-mails and participating in interview panels.
I have a good friend who works in another department and we usually take a couple of breaks together outside on the picnic benches. I also often go for a run at lunch along the river behind my office or go to the gym across the street. But my favorite thing to do is go sit at Starbucks and read or chat. I think I have a really great job that only sometimes makes me want to pull my hair out. Can't wait to hear what the rest of you do for work, and I'll try not to be too jealous of you people that get to work from home in your pjs!