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Old 09-06-2012, 10:08 AM
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-What do you do for a living?
I'm the assistant manager of a dog daycare and boarding facility. I also teach group obedience classes and private manners/behavior mod on the side.

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-Do you like it?
Yeah, I do! It can be very very stressful at times, dealing with people and their animals is not always easy, plus managing my staff. On the whole, though, I like getting to meet lots of dogs (and their people)!

I'm kinda burnt out on training classes, though, tbh. Pet training is just not my cup of tea, but for now it's how I make the moneys.

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-Did you need a degree for it?
Not really, I don't think it hurts that I have BA though. I think it just looked good to my boss.

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Old 09-06-2012, 10:46 AM
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You don't want to do what I do. Entry is difficult, but the reward is good($).
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:04 AM
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-What do you do for a living?
Dog walker lol

-Do you like it?
yes I do, lol I love the exercise, I love the all around doggy store I work for (they do self bathing, boutique, food, etc..)

-Did you need a degree for it?
NOPE! lol It's just a part time job I'm doing WHILE I'm getting my degree.
It pays very well.. hours are super flexible, dog gets to come to work with me, it's really fun overall.
but yea, stamina. It's a lot of clients, a lot of dogs.. and I honestly try to stay peppy and perky for ALL their walks, which is frikin exhausting.

but my butt looks amazing these days lol

Disclaimer: I work for Trupanion and love it/our policy! But I do not speak for the company or as the company.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:48 PM
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Cali your blog is awesome!!

And I have no career. lol
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:37 PM
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What do you do for a living?
I am a lab technician in a QA lab.

Do you like it?
Yes, I love tinkering about in the lab and running tests.

Did you need a degree for it?
Yes, I have a biology degree.

My ending up in this line of work has been a long and ambling path. I have had a lot of other jobs over the years. I have also had the pleasure of working as a vet assistant, and as a dog trainer. I even worked a guard and safety officer in an industrial setting.
I always enjoyed biology though so when I went back to college that was one of the two majors I persued and here I least for the moment.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:49 PM
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What I do - Vice President of a HVAC company.
Do I like it - eh. Most days. :P
Do you need a degree - yes and no, with a strong recommendation on yes. There are times and opportunities where you can work your way up. However hard work does not a businessman make. I was trained some and self-educated for the rest. I started out as a hvac installer / repairman and I can say while that experience made me a better businessman, there's very little overlap. Most of the managers apply for a job here and except in extraordinary circumstances I look for degrees relating to business.

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:33 PM
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I'm a paralegal/legal assistant and work at a public defender's office.

I do like it. Some days I feel a burn out coming up, but I really do like most of my coworkers a lot. There's a phenomenal sense of humor among us (which is needed).
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:58 PM
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This doesn't really count because it's not my career. I'm still in university working towards a career in law enforcement.

-What do you do for a living? As of now, dog assistant at a doggy daycare/training facility.
-Do you like it? I've only been here a month but so far I really enjoy it.
-Did you need a degree for it? No, I'm still in university.

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Old 09-06-2012, 05:06 PM
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-What do you do for a living?
I currently work in human services for a company that provides services and finds employment for adults with developmental disabilities.

-Do you like it?
Most days I tolerate it, some days I like it, some days I despise it. No days do I love it.

-Did you need a degree for it?
Kind of. You either need a degree or a lot of experience in the field to get a position (or know the right people). I have a BS in education.

Now, the real question... what do I want to do? I want to be a professional dog nerd. I love to read studies, look at genetic history... seriously I think my dream job would be working for the OFA. --nerd cap on-- What is that job? I honestly have no idea at this point.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:46 PM
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What do I do? I'm a baker at a high-end cupcake shop.

Do I like it? No. It's not challenging, management is shitty, and I do not get paid enough for what I do. My co-workers are pretty awesome though.

Do you need a degree? Nope, but it can help you move up the ranks faster, or get a job in a different baking position. I have a degree in something entirely unrelated, but I don't really want to follow that path.
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