I was thinking about the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend and how I'm happy that I no longer work retail, so I don't ever have to work the day after Thanksgiving for the most part - and if I do, it's in an office, so I don't have to deal with frothing mobs of shoppers.
This got me to thinkin', which may or may not be a good thing. The thing I was thinking about was my favorite job ever, which actually WAS a retail job. My college and post-college-for-a-couple-years job was first working at, then managing, a video rental store; back when, y'know, those were a thing (it's important to note my store is still open and has no plans to close in the immediate future!).
It was basically your typical counter job - I rented people movies. But the nature of the store (non-chain) and the business (movies) was that I had a ton of repeat customers, that I got to know really well over the years I worked there, and that to me was the best part of the gig. I even bumped into one of my customers in England once when I was on vacation, which is the most random thing ever.
I also loved that I got to rent as many movies as I wanted for free - which as a broke college and post-college student person, I really took huge advantage of. If it's a film made before about 1993, I've probably seen it, just because I was and still am a voracious consumer of movies.
I would love to have structured my life so I could do that job forever; however, student loans and cost of living increases forced me into the corporate world. I still miss that job, though, it was a ton of fun and I would absolutely do something like that again if I had the chance and the ability.
So that's my question for you - what's your favorite job that you have held in your life? What made it so? Are you still doing that job? If you've never had a favorite job, what do you think your favorite job might be, and can you see yourself getting there?
Anything else you want to talk about?