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The best part about my job (5th grade teacher) is that my students keep me young. I don't have to take myself too seriously, and I get to influence my students in terms of how they view education, themselves, and the world around them.

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Being out on the road. Something about driving down some backroads with some good music relaxes the hell out of me and makes me happy no matter what is going on.

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I can fit my work schedule around my fishing, or anything else I might choose to do.

Why do today what can be put off 'til tomorrow, if today is a good fishing day.

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My customers treat me extremely well.

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All the compliments and heartfelt "Thank yous" I hear throughout the day :laugh5:

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Retired about 10 years and I don't miss working. When I was in business my last 10 years or so I was a broker working out of my home with some field work. My average work day was about 3-4 hours, I left at 6 and was home at 10. I played golf almost everyday, did some fishing in the late pm or evening.

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I deliver pizzas. Everytime I take a delivery, I get to sit in my car and listen to music. Its almost like I get to take 20 minute breaks all night long. Plus free pizza is never a bad thing. Also since I always work like 5 to close, I can sleep during the day, go to work in the evening, and then stay up all night and fish for a few hours every morning.

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Seeing people's lives changed for the better. Kids strung out on drugs getting clean, busted relationships restored, crumbling marriages saved and strengthened, and lost souls saved!

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Well the Army lets me play with some cool toys that's always fun.

Civilian side before I left for this deployment I was a teachers aide in a Diesel/Ag/Heavy Equip/Small engines class in a vocational school for 11th and 12th graders. It was fun kept me young even though I'm only 26 I started there when I was 21. Being close in age to some of these kids actually helped them understand better as they put it "its not coming from a ***** teacher looking down on you". I helped a few get into the military, shared a lot of my hard learned lessons in life with them and seen them make the right choices. For some reason they also felt they could tell me anything forgetting I was there teacher and was put in some hard spots and always had to turn them in but after wards was always actually thanked because I usually did it without making a big ruckus about it and they realized I was just doing my job and usually ended in a total attitude change and out look. Then there's the kids who just don't care one way or another should have failed but were not allowed to in today's society that I would like to strangle sadly these kids greatly out number the other ones willing to do something in life.

How ever I'm not going back to teaching I have no clue what I'm gonna do when I rotate back in 4 weeks.

Oh and another bonus to being a teacher....summers off to fish! winter and spring breaks to fish and hunt!

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Hearing success stories from customers on my products.

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Eating pizza all day. After a year, it never gets old.

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Paying the bills and having a comfortable life. Having 5 weeks of vacation and a pretty flexible schedule doesn't hurt either.....

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I am self employed with my dad and even though we butt heads almost daily it is pretty cool getting to spend time with the old man. Also being self employed I can pretty much take off and go fishing or hunting whenever I want.

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I am self employed with my dad and even though we butt heads almost daily it is pretty cool getting to spend time with the old man. Also being self employed I can pretty much take off and go fishing or hunting whenever I want.

Ditto.

We call that last sentence "getting all the unpaid vacation time we want" though lol

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Best part about my job is that I can get off every night and come home to my wife and kids.

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Best part of my job is leaving it..........

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Best part of my job is leaving it..........

Yep! Had lots of jobs.....like a Clint Eastwood Movie...."The Good, the Bad, and the UGLY!"

Had a wonderful run and now ALL of them are over. I really loved a couple of them!

I'm amazed that, in just one year, and having travelled most of it seeing what I always wanted to see but couldn't, that I find I don't miss any parts of any job. Thought I would, but all those things faded away in just a year.

Retirement is an amazing peacemaker.

I now do what I want when I want to.....and don't do much that I don't want to. Yes.....that's the BEST part!!

But I DO think that everyone should have at least ONE element of his job that he is passionate about. It will feed his life force and keep him young and vibrant! If you find that you don't have that element, I think you should consider that the job you have is not the one for you.

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I am doing what I have always wanted to do. I played in the back yard and sandbox as a kid with toy trucks and tractors, now I do it with the real stuff. I work close to home, and close to the lake. I get to come and go as I please, as long as I am there when they need me, and get all the "good" jobs, thanks to sticking with the same company, for 20 years. I don't know of anyone else who can work 70 hours a week, spend time with my kids, and still get to fish. It's darn near ideal.

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The best part of being a pet cemetery mortician is that it spawned my side business, which is catfish blood bait. This business gives me money to partake in favorite hobby, bass fishing. You would never think it, because it's such an important job, but pet cemetery morticians don't make a lot of money, so fishing might not be an option if I didn't have a side busisiness. As such I have an almost never ending and ever ready supply of dead pets. It is heart warming knowing that even though someone's favorite furry companion is now deceased, that the donation of it's former lifeblood is helping a trash fish angler smile, somewhere, somehow, along some distant muddy pond, creekside bank, bayou bottom or rocky river shoreline, as they are cranking up a bottom feeding catfish. Pot belly pigs are my all time favorite to drain, but they are somewhat rare. Normally thought I prefer dogs over cats, gerbils and birds, not because of their blood's composition but because of the size of the animal. It makes me more fishing tackle money.

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The best part of being a pet cemetery mortician is that it spawned my side business, which is catfish blood bait. This business gives me money to partake in favorite hobby, bass fishing. You would never think it, because it's such an important job, but pet cemetery morticians don't make a lot of money, so fishing might not be an option if I didn't have a side busisiness. As such I have an almost never ending and ever ready supply of dead pets. It is heart warming knowing that even though someone's favorite furry companion is now deceased, that the donation of it's former lifeblood is helping a trash fish angler smile, somewhere, somehow, along some distant muddy pond, creekside bank, bayou bottom or rocky river shoreline, as they are cranking up a bottom feeding catfish. Pot belly pigs are my all time favorite to drain, but they are somewhat rare. Normally thought I prefer dogs over cats, gerbils and birds, not because of their blood's composition but because of the size of the animal. It makes me more fishing tackle money.

No offense but that sounds kind of warped. Im trying to decide if your serious or not.

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No offense but that sounds kind of warped. Im trying to decide if your serious or not.

Joe, I was kidding edit.

That is Ok. I'm not easily offended. You can't get upset with such comments when you are a pet cemetery mortician. You get a lot of jokes. Not just any backwoods taxidermist can make it in my field. You really have to have superior dead animal skills. There is huge difference in stuffing a critter someone shot out in the woods, field, bush or pulled from the bottom of a lake and they looked at it for a couple of hours vs preping someone's favorite household companion and making it a lap dog look just like it used to for all the years they had it. Sometimes we don't just bury them because the owner wants their stuffed pet back. I had two rush orders on Shih Tzu's the other day. One died of natural causes and the owner put the other to sleep. I know that sounds bad, but it was really old. She wanted them both back into her living room as soon as possible, just as they had been over the last 14 years, so I obliged . It's not like it was a human funeral or something, so normally there is no rush order. She wanted them embalmed and wanted them now! Using hour same day service she had them both back in the living room within 24 hours. If you think taxidermy bills are bad, try a rush order embalm job on your favorite chochalate lab.

Regarding the side business, it's just a small lab in the garage. The wife complains as my boiler looks like an overgrown moonshine still and it stinks up the house. That is the nature of blood and stink bait. I just explain to her that Steve Jobs and Michael Dell started out their multi billion dollar businesses in their garage as well. They made billions making people happy. I'm nowhwere near that, but again, on some distant shoreline, some catfish fisherman is having a good time. We are even doing some testing on bass lures and having good success. If you put too much and are using a slow moving bait, you get bass and cats. A customer got an almost double digit smallmouth at Dale Hollow last January on dipped floating fly with a cut in half and trimmed back hematoma colored sweet beaver trailer.

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The best part about my job is that I don't have to get up and go to work, I can go fishing if I so desire.

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@ Basswhippa.............any tips on road kill? lol.

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That is Ok. I'm not easily offended. You can't get upset with such comments when you are a pet cemetery mortician. You get a lot of jokes. Not just any backwoods taxidermist can make it in my field. You really have to have superior dead animal skills. There is huge difference in stuffing a critter someone shot out in the woods, field, bush or pulled from the bottom of a lake and they looked at it for a couple of hours vs preping someone's favorite household companion and making it a lap dog look just like it used to for all the years they had it. Sometimes we don't just bury them because the owner wants their stuffed pet back. I had two rush orders on Shih Tzu's the other day. One died of natural causes and the owner put the other to sleep. I know that sounds bad, but it was really old. She wanted them both back into her living room as soon as possible, just as they had been over the last 14 years, so I obliged . It's not like it was a human funeral or something, so normally there is no rush order. She wanted them embalmed and wanted them now! Using hour same day service she had them both back in the living room within 24 hours. If you think taxidermy bills are bad, try a rush order embalm job on your favorite chochalate lab.

Regarding the side business, it's just a small lab in the garage. The wife complains as my boiler looks like an overgrown moonshine still and it stinks up the house. That is the nature of blood and stink bait. I just explain to her that Steve Jobs and Michael Dell started out their multi billion dollar businesses in their garage as well. They made billions making people happy. I'm nowhwere near that, but again, on some distant shoreline, some catfish fisherman is having a good time. We are even doing some testing on bass lures and having good success. If you put too much and are using a slow moving bait, you get bass and cats. A customer got an almost double digit smallmouth at Dale Hollow last January on dipped floating fly with a cut in half and trimmed back hematoma colored sweet beaver trailer.

I guess you are serious then. While I could never do something like that, I suppose its a job that needs to be done and I tip my hat to you, sir, and I wish you lots of luck with your side business.

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