What's Your Occupation?

Alright y’all, so I just had an interview yesterday and I got the job… But a lot of people are very negative about it because of what it is that I will be doing. I know a lot of people in recovery think it would be a bad environment but I have enough faith in myself to believe that this will not affect my sobriety. This is something I’ve always wanted the chance to do and now I finally have the opportunity to do so… And I’m extremely excited! I will be working part-time as a bartender and the rest of my time will be delivery for Postmates and building clientele for my mobile beauty business!!!

What do y’all do for a living? Is it your dream job? Does anyone have a problem with your choice of work?

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Hey if you want to give it a shot then do it, I will say if you feel triggered in any way then plz step away from it.

I work for the state, I am a cleaner. It has great benefits and is the easiest job I’ve had, but I am not happy with it at all.
I was a certified nurse assistant for 7 years before this, I miss it and may go back. I felt real accomplishment in taking care of the elders. I’m thinking about going to college as well, possibly for addiction, maybe a lpn?time will tell lol

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I think it will make you even stronger in your resolve when you see how much is wasted on drinking! I used to work in the business and I’ve worked with sober bartenders.

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I just had a job offer as a personal shopper. Its not my future job but its something to occupy my mind and keep it busy.

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You should! I feel like us addicts need to do things that we enjoy.

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I am a product broker. My company represents items found in the grocery store. I go into the store and ask them to purchase and display the products I represent.

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I work atm in quality in Pharma. I like this job. It demands high concentration all day but I really like it and my colleagues. I will see what the next weeks/months will bring concerning this job.

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Run our family construction company installing windows and doors 5 days a week…then friday afternoon till Saturday night I mow 20-30 lawns by myself… been doing both jobs 17 years… I honestly love what I do but I believe it lead to my alcoholism from working to much… I never took days off to enjoy anything I had earned… so since I’ve been sober last 9+ months I have learned to take time from work when I want to enjoy life…

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STEM educator… I work with a very wide age range of children and young adults educating them the sciences, engerinerring and technology that our world has to offer… I work with big companies like Lego, NASA, Land Rover, raspberry pi and many more…

I make it fun and score a fair bit of geeky kit as well.
I trained as a teacher and hated it… This so far has been the best job I’ve had!

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Retired now ,had my landscaping company for 40 years , still do a few small jobs in the spring and summer but will def full time retirement in 2022 ill be 70 then , well maybe lol

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I’m a translator, I translate mainly comic books and movie dubbings, sometimes fairy tales and poems. I like it a lot.

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That is so true for me. I worked in another position from beginning of 2020 to July and it didn’t do me anything good. Was close to relapse and suicidal thoughts. I mean a job takes 1/3 of the day. I want to like it and the people I work with.

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I too have a questionable job when it comes to recovery. I often wrestle with it, as it seems conflicts with my own morality. I am a marketing analyst for a tribal Casino. I figure out ways to make the most money from our marketing budget. What I struggle with most is knowing that many of our customers are addicted to gambling.

My dream job though, music producer. Music is an extention of myself; an emotional extention. Music moves me, it directs me. If I could produce music every hour of the day, and get paid, I’d be so happy. (I already am happy, I produce music every hour of the day that I’m not working or sleeping, I just don’t get paid for it).

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I left the Bar/Restaurant industry after 13 years. For me it wasn’t a career, but more of a lifestyle. Lots of late nights working and into the early mornings partying. If you can avoid getting into that realm of the job, you’ll be OK :ok_hand:. I know manage a Meat and Seafood department for a large chain in the northeast. Quality of life is great! I’m in my first week of sobriety again. In the past 5 years since leaving the industry ive quit drinking multiple times. Never stuck but I don’t drink nearly as much as I did while tending bar. Good luck! Stay positive and make that$$$!

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I’m a translator and simultaneous interpreter.
Most of my work is business-related stuff.
It’s okay work, on the whole, although – being self-employed – I do tend to work pretty much every day of the week, all year.

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Retired restaurant professional.
Or retired restaurant bum.
Depending on my mood.

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That’s very interesting! What do you translate them for? And from what languages ?

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I work as a traveling oral surgery assistant for a big dental company. I really like the job, but am definitely getting burned out on the travel and long hours. Have some thinking to do about my future with it… maybe cutting back days I’m available to work. Being home these 2 weeks really opened my eyes to the fact that I want to have more time with my kids.

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Mainly from Polish to Hungarian - it’s quite a small market.

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At a conference, I met a fellow who translated French and Spanish into Basque! He was making tonnes of money.
Magyar orsag bol ? That’s about all I know in Hungarian, other than obscenities !

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