may 31, 2001 // //
someone asked me to describe my dream job and i couldn't tell him right away.
i know that i want a job where i 1)get paid a lot of money to do little work (just kidding, sort of),
2)don't have to dress up in suit/heels, 3)work in a creative environment with dedicated, hard-working
individuals that are also interesting, funny and nice. 4)work on something--whether it be a product or service--
that i believe in and find rewarding. other than that, i guess i'm open to just about anything.
these are the jobs i've had so far:
- video store clerk
- camp counselor
- administrative assistant
- outreach assistant
- public relations assistant
- research assistant
- editor (video)
- editor (book)
- english tutor
- graphic designer
- web designer
- information architect
i've been working since i was 13-years-old so i've had a lot of jobs. of these, i think i enjoyed
editing videos the most. i remember working for anywhere from 3-12 hours but didn't feel cranky or tired.
when i first got out of school, i was mainly looking at non-profit or video editing jobs. but then i found out that
non-profit jobs didn't pay much but video
editing jobs paid even less. they either didn't pay at all or at most, 10 dollars an hour. plus 50% of the responsibilities were usually
tape duplication and inventory. yuck.
but then somehow i got lucky and started doing web design, and then worked at stanford as a producer, and then ended up at go.com
as an information architect.
now i've come full circle and is looking at non-profit jobs.