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    The best and worst thing about your job?

    As the label says: What's the best and worst thing about your job ... and what do you do? I'll go first:

    DX Postie. Best ... getting paid to ride a bike, worst ... bloody alarm going off at 4.50am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakie View Post
    As the label says: What's the best and worst thing about your job ... and what do you do? I'll go first:

    DX Postie. Best ... getting paid to ride a bike, worst ... bloody alarm going off at 4.50am.
    best most people
    Worst "other 1%" of people



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    Pays good for the field.
    Excellent colleagues.

    It's a wind down company (this is good) the bad is it is taking too long to wind down!

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    downside: Deadlines, long hours, can be fucking stressful, unrealistic client expectation, some people are dicks.

    upside: (now) excellent colleagues and decent non-toxic work environment, decent money (though I never have any wtf?). some days its really interesting.

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    Best thing, absolutely everything about it except for the worst thing.
    Worst thing, being away from home for weeks at a time sporadically.
    The adventures are great, but I really do like my home.
    Having said that, I won't be chucking it away any time soon.
    Race bike preparation & transport.

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    self employed in the building racket, best thing im my own boss, worst thing the boss is a cunt.......and customers a a pain in the arse

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    Best thing: good company that values people
    worst thing, the odd dumb cunt you must deal with, the occaisional dishonest / unreliable / shit subbies, and fuckwits that try to pass the buck.

    on balance = worth it. I love my job.

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    Best thing: work in science, incredible freedom to chase projects as I see fit. Lots of cool toys

    Worst thing: I work in the Dilbert Zone

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    I work on a Salmon farm in Big Glory Bay on Stewart Island. I work seven days on (the worst bit) and seven days off (the [almost] best bit).

    The best bit is ... I get paid for both weeks. Seven day weekends ...
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    several parts to my job but two main ones,
    first, coating shell laminates and producing tiles and panels, best bit, producing high end products, (have produced for high end yachts and high end hotels in the middle east, worst part, the nasty chemicals I have to work with.

    second part of my job, health and safety co-ordinator, best part, taking a factory that had pretty much no health and safety to passing an audit with flying colours,
    worst part, trying to convince people that health and safety is about attitude and does not actually make their job harder.

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    Best... own boss with freedom from any assembly belts; worst... forkseals that don't listen to sound advice. I'm a Pest Control Technician.
    "If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to ask someone else first.”

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    Great work, good crew, good pay, at least 6 months off each year.

    The bad is 12 hour days, seven days a week, 4 week ( or longer) trips away from home.
    Noisy work environment , extremely unforgiving if you get things wrong...
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    Cloud IT Engineer/SME for various systems:

    Best bits: Pay isn't too shabby, Air conditioned office with a comfy chair, Arguing on KB on work time, Youtube, Boss is Awesome, Getting to spend hours upon hours of time on geeky projects that eventually get released into the wild and you see the impact it has on the customer experience.

    Worst Bits: The On-Call is Brutal - it's basically a week with no decent sleep, Office Politics, The Company has a Fetish for 'Legacy Systems' - some of which (if they got compromised) could be considered 'negligent', One business unit of the company gets all the money whilst has yet to generate any real revenue, When the proverbial hits the Fan (especially with some of the aforementioned Legacy systems) the Buck stops with me - and that isn't always a pleasant experience.
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    IT Solutions Architect at a DHB

    Best bit, good people around the workplace, being able to make a difference in people's lives., a window seat, cuddly toys on my shelf and a stress ball.

    worst Bit: vendors who charge like a wounded bull for health software that is 20 years out of date and doesn't integrate with other stuff. Managers that play buzzword bingo...we are being rebranded Digital Services....we have a few analogue phone lines, but computers have been digital since Charles Babbage and Cloud is just other peoples computers
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    Software development and technical writing for a software company.

    Best:
    Great company that takes good care of its staff. Working with lots of smart and energetic people who are seriously engaged in their work. We're openly encouraged to up skill and to experiment and try out new ideas.

    There is also a locked private car park where I can practice my motorcycle skills after work. Also, I'm based near Whitford, so there's some great motorcycling roads nearby and it's easy to escape from the city after work.

    Worst:
    Some of the work can be quite repetitive, especially the writing side of things.

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