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Old 06-28-2014, 04:29 AM
 
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Chief copy editor at a medical publishing company, and I was only 24-25 (those heady Reagan years when many of us were paid liberally). Everyone had fun; we laughed, took long lunches, sometimes drank at lunch, went out after work, bosses were lenient because they did the same things, and I loved and still cherish words. I was young and carefree, and I just remember so much laughter combined with a good, solid work ethic that came naturally. No one really seemed like a "boss."
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:26 AM
 
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My best job is the one I'm in now. I'll be retiring in probably 6-10 yrs.

I've still got applications in, however. The job is perfect the location is not. It's far from the worst location but I can do this at a better place.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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Mine was definitely my 21 years in the Army. Best people, most purpose and everyone shared the same goals, ideals and desire to overcome any obstacle.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I loved working at the health food store. I was in my 20s and had just ditched a very stressful job at a medical office. After sleeping for two weeks, I took the first thing that I could land. I started part time, was eventually given more hours and ended up managing the place. The owners and my co-workers became friends. The clientele was eclectic. The hours weren't bad, either.
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:01 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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The best job you ever had
Managing an agricultural co-op.
It was the best job because I had the best boss. Ever.
The board left me alone and let me do my thing.
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:07 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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Wow! I'll bet you could write a book. I always found fire/arson investigation absolutely fascinating when I was in college working on my BS in criminal justice. Lucky you!
Yes, I was fortunate to have a variety of jobs that I liked and one that was nothing but fun from start to finish. Of course that one paid the least.

Yes, my family often tells me I should write a book.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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I once had a job as a writer. That was so fun. My coworkers were all fun and nobody took things too seriously. It was a blast.

And when I was in the army for two years, I had a job where I only had to work two days a week. I spent the rest of the time exploring the southwestern United States in my sports car. That was fun too.
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I have really enjoyed this thread; there has been such an interesting variety of "best jobs", and I'm sure there's more to come.
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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In the 80s I ran rides at Kings Island amusement park in Ohio, made some of the best friends I ever had in my life, we just had a big reunion last night and I got to see people I had not seen in 30 years. It made me realize how empty and unrewarding a lot of my other jobs had been, and if you don't work with good people then no amount of money will make it worth doing.
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:20 AM
 
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Administrative Assistant in a one-girl office to a man who hired me then left for a seventeen day business trip. Loved the solitude and the feeling of self-teaching myself the ropes. Loved the respect he had for me, I was the glue that held his business together while he went out and found new business. Looking back, I'd say he was gone for about three-fourths of the time. Perfect job!
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