#Question of the Month: a #bloghop to think about. No. 4- “What’s the best job you’ve ever had?”

A little while ago, Michael D’Agostino, of A Life Examined, brought up the idea of a new blog hop called Question of the Month. He thinks blog readers would like to know a little more about us, the bloggers. So we’re all gathering to show you guys who we are by taking part in the Question of the Month blog hop. On the first Monday of each month, we answer the question that gets posted here.

This month’s question is: “What’s the best job you’ve ever had?”

I’ve had many jobs and most I haven’t thought were what I’d consider a dream job, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t like some of them. When I worked as an admin for a local production company, the hours were good, the office was quiet, making my tedious but simple task pleasant to do, but the pay was a joke.

When I had a nice paying job, the work sucked the life out of me. Now that I’m a special education teacher’s assistant, I don’t even think about money, it would just be cruel to myself to do so. Respect is out the window as well since teachers are currently the scapegoats for everything wrong with society even though we don’t have any control over the system. I do this job solely for the kids.

So, looking back at all the jobs I’ve done, I’d have to say college tutor was my best gig. For that time and place in my life, the pay was good, the hours were great, the clients were willing and cooperative adults who wanted my help and I wanted to help them.

The only job that could possibly top that would be if I could somehow manage to work from home making enough to pay my bills and still write.

Please check out the other participants in this hop and even join in if you’d like.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I’m a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I’m educated, but I haven’t let that stop me from being who I want to be. I’m a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

23 thoughts on “#Question of the Month: a #bloghop to think about. No. 4- “What’s the best job you’ve ever had?””

  1. I love the idea for this bloghop. I should sign up sometime. 🙂

    It makes me sad to read how people are using teachers as scapegoats. Not a nice place to be in if you’re a teacher, especially when parents have this whole concept that you guys should take the blame for their children being badly raised as well.

    1. Yeah, it’s one of those points that’s almost pointless to argue. People like having scapegoats even when it doesn’t actually help the problem.

    1. Yeah, it came down to a choice of a comfortable life with stress and health issues or having to cut back and be healthy. I had to leave.

    1. Yeah, I guess you’re right. I don’t know how people find jobs with just the right balance, but maybe they don’t have the same desires or requirements as I do.

  2. Hi,
    I didn’t realize teaching has suffered so much as a potential career for people. People used to look up to educators.
    Also like the idea of this blog hop and the rhythm of its appearance.
    Shalom,
    Patricia

    1. I don’t usually speak out about my job because whenever I do I usually end up with people pointing the finger at me, as though I’m (or any teacher) is the reason the “youth of today” isn’t the dream society hoped for.

    1. Yea, there’s something about helping someone understand or learn something and then sharing that bond of discovery with them.

  3. Yeah, if you want big dough you pretty much have to work your guts out and have no time to enjoy it. So screw that. Working with kids is fun indeed.

  4. That’s great that you work with special needs kids. I can see where that would be rewarding. I bet sometimes frustrating. I have a nephew that’s now 4, and has Trisomy 18. In the hospitals they consider that to be incompatible with life. He’s living. He’s happy most all the time. He does get sick more than most, and has had some surgeries. I feel good after being around him though.

    1. I know what you mean. After spending time with my students, I feel better about the world because they give me a sense of hope.

    1. It really is. You never know what the question will be and then you get to share and see everyone else’s answer. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. I’m guessing you are a nurturer from the jobs you have had in the past. You seem to enjoy helping people. If I did not consider pay I would say my blog is the best job I ever had. I work more hours maintaining it than I have at any other job I have had but I am thoroughly engaged and enjoy it.

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