That Friday Five thing…

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?
I am currently working for a musical rights administration company, doing everything from answering phones to data entry to networking stuff. My title is manager of technology, but that’s pretty loose.
I choose to be doing this right now because I believe in what the company is doing and I can see a future here. However, if you asked me five years ago or ten years ago what I would choose to be doing when I was 25, I wouldn’t have been able to give you any answer at all. I never had plans for my life.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?
Travel/nature/wildlife photographer

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?
My mother worked in a cheese factory on the machine line, my stepdad was a security guard at a corn starch factory, and my father worked in the printing business (pamphlets, flyers and books.) The only influence they had on me was for me to decide that I never wanted to work in a factory. I barely knew what my father did, really, so I can’t say his job influenced me at all. He did, however, get me interested in photography and teach me about it when I was growing up.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?
No, I haven’t.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?
I can’t really say what the easiest job in the world is… It’s too subjective a question. The easiest job for me to be doing is Data Entry, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy for someone who doesn’t type fast, or someone who is dyslexic. The same subjectiveness applies to the hardest job. I would personally find sales (outbound sales, commission-based kind of thing) incredibly difficult because I don’t like to convince people of things, and I hate phoning people for any reason. I would also make the world’s worst collection agency employee.