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BP and employment  

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  1. 1. which of the following would be perfect employment

    • a garbage person
      2
    • a factory worker
      0
    • a accountant
      1
    • a writer
      9
    • a pharmacist
      3
    • a doctor
      1
    • a psychologist
      2
    • a porn movie director
      3
    • a zoologist or veteranarian
      1
    • a actor or actress
      5


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I am really curious about what type of employment I should have when I grow up because really I dont know what I want to be when I grow up and I'm in my mid 40's now and I know there's no chance of changing fields now but I would love to but I cant figure out what I want to be ??????

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I'm not BP, but I voted because I'm out of work right now, and I want work so bad that I can taste it. I voted "doctor," specifically psychiatrist because I know psych meds and their interactions probably better than my pdoc. Also, a psychiatrist doesn't have to get his/her hands dirty and be around germs.

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I worked for a number of years as a bench jeweler, that is, a person who makes and repairs jewelry, and that was a pretty good fit for me because I worked for a shop that kept retail hours, so I had flexibility in my schedule when I needed it, and for the most part I just worked alone in the back room, with occasional interruptions to go out to the sales floor and help customers who had technical questions. Also, working with my hands makes me use a part of my brain that seems to be steadier than the parts I'm used to hearing from on a regular basis.

From my employment history in general I've gleaned a handful of important rules. I need flexible hours-I do very poorly in a nine to five sort of situation. I can't stand being micromanaged. I hate sales. And if you're going to go work for a mom-and-pop employer, make damn sure that Mom and Pop are not having a totally dysfunctional relationship, into which you will inevitably be sucked.

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If I knew what the perfect job for the BP person is I'd be damn well doing it. I can't see myself doing any of the above options. How about sitting around picking my ass. I'm pretty good at that. Think I could get paid as a Professional Ass Picker?

Do whatever sounds good to you, dude. No one knows what job you should have.

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There's no perfect bp job. Much as I dislike where I work, it's not the job I dislike--shit, I like the pressure, the constant gogogo, the meatgrinder effect...I think I need to be pushed to the edge, it keeps me from actually having to think about things. Maybe another type of job would "fulfill" me but honestly I have no clue what that would be.

Shit, i just hate the people I work with.

My job's obviously not an ideal one for someone with bp,but it works for me and it's not boring, just generally sucks. Tend to like my customers and not like my coworkers. Can't win 'em all...

And so, pick any job on your list, may sound great, but you may frickin' hate it. Bet being a porn movie sirector/producer would suck after a while, I'd absolutely hate it.

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Part of my job requires creating and using financial spreadsheets, and although sometimes it's tedious, it also allows me to zone out a bit and get caught up in meaningless details. It's sort of like doing Sudoku puzzles with money, although my boss would drop dead of a heart attack if he knew that's what I really thought.

The rest of my job does require interaction with people, who for the most part are very bright, and so I don't mind it. I'm not in sales, and don't interact with the public, both of which I would find very stressful. I need that time to myself every day, that's probably the most helpful aspect in terms of my MI.

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To be honest, to me, there is no perfect "BP" job. I enjoy my job as I have a high degree of autonomy and it is very interesting. That said, when I'm depressed, I just want to be a starbucks barista. However, I do realize that even if I WERE doing that job instead, I'd still be depressed and hate it equally much. I just hate everything when depressed, so it really doesn't matter.

I have found that the ideal bp job FOR ME involves less than 45 hrs of work per week. I am capable of about 30 hours. So for me, it's more about managing my stress levels, regardless of which job I am actually doing.

There is no job that will "fix" BP, I think you are looking at it from the wrong (reverse) perspective. It would be more productive to stabilize the BP and then figure out what you REALLY want to do, in my opinion.

Anna

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I'm in my mid 40's now and I know there's no chance of changing fields now

Not necessarily the case. I know several people who have made major career changes in their 40s. My SIL is currently doing a second degree - she will qualify as a psychologist in her early 40s. My bro left IT to run a bookshop/cafe. I know someone who moved from the disability sector to photography. And so on.

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