BEST Job You've Ever Had? What Made It Great

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What was the BEST job you've ever had and WHAT made it great?

Vacation days? Work life balance? Coworkers? The actual work? Your boss? The pay?

The list can go on. We all value different things so at times it can be hard for employers to know which to honor to get the happiest employees.

If you have a worst please feel free to share what made it the worst ...

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Aug 2, 2019

isa2130953, pure crickets, that's where I come in. Any of these useful?

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Aug 4, 2019

Venture Capital job and my previous work at an incubator were very fun. I have worked in private equity and the money is definitely great but it doesn't compare to the work life balance or mental stimulation of the others. As I get older though I prefer the stability of this job

Aug 4, 2019

I would really love to work at an incubator at some point. I can see where stability is great for sure but I think I have a long while left on my journey before I get to that point

The truth is like poetry, and most people fucking hate poetry.

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Aug 6, 2019

Working with a railroad maintenance company in high school, mainly carrying various building materials such as ties/rails/and helped repair parts of a freight line. Got to learn how to put a railway together. Not really the hardest thing to do haha but idk at the time I thought it was such a "manly" job and I was genuinely proud of it.

It was fun working with some 'struction boys and I got fucking jacked doing it. Literally couldn't match those gains if I lived at Equinox. Also it was fun getting paid under the table to help out during the school year.

Aug 6, 2019

Getting paid under the table at my old chinese food restaurant was dope although that job was surely not the best hahahahha. I would love to get a job where exercise happens through out the day then. Just one less gym visit

The truth is like poetry, and most people fucking hate poetry.

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Aug 6, 2019

It was a lot of fun and like actually getting in shape over the summers was great for football (especially cus I was a def. lineman so had to bulk up a lot). That was an awesome job and I almost get sad knowing that I can't really do that anymore. I really did love those guys and just getting up to go work every day in the summer heat. Great times.

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Aug 6, 2019

I started a minecraft server in middle school that reached ~13,000 unique players, with like 30-50 DAUs. Taught myself how to code so I could make a website that handled donations for in-game items. This led to teaching myself how to design and develop websites, which I charged money for. Ended up pulling about $6K by the time I was a freshman in high school, of which ~4K was from minecraft donations.

Then my current SO, who at the time was just a girl I was pursuing, went on my server and was swindled into spawning a near-infinite amount of the most valuable resource (diamonds), which in turn fucked the virtual "economy" and deflated the value of what my players were donating for. Following this debacle, I shut down the server and regretted it every day for the next five years.

Edit: what made this job great was the fact that it motivated me to learn new things every day, from creating custom minecraft plugins to learning PHP for backend development to researching server hardware to operating "stress testers" (legally questionable services that DDoS any servers to "stress test" their load capacity--of course, I wasn't able to monitor who DDoS'd what, and at the time there was very little regulation on this industry)

everyone's a liberal until they start making money

Aug 6, 2019

Damn if this is true thats an insane story. Minecraft is different than todays popular games but streaming and gaming are bigger now than ever. Im sure you can rise back up

The truth is like poetry, and most people fucking hate poetry.

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Aug 6, 2019
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everyone's a liberal until they start making money