Why can't we all be brilliant at making tons of money doing only things that make us happy? And things that are easy? Why do we have to be gifted at things that drive us crazy? It's infuriating but it's life. We all find ourselves in certain situations were we realize... damn at good at this. WHYYYY?!?!?! (Said tons of waiters everywhere!)
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY PEPPY, SUSAN?!Giphy
Every bloody person comes out of the woodwork for invitation design. Weddings, Engagement parties, Baby Showers, Birthdays... agh.
The worst part is, friends make the worst 'clients' (apostrophes because I would never charge them).
'I love it! But can you make it a bit more peppy?' Well, what do you mean by peppy?! Font? Color? I don't know what you don't like if you can't tell me. ceeelljay
Keep it Smooth...
Taping and mudding drywall.
nice. It takes practice. Less is more is the best advice. Use the green first, and less is more. The heavy has more moisture and shrinks down, but it is strong. Keep it smooth as possible. The second and third coats are lightweight. Again, less is more. Also, run the knife over the the first coat before the next (2-3) coats to knock down any boogers.
Don't worry about inconsistencies with the lightweight because it sands down easily (if you suck at it). If you can work the knives in order to feather the outer edges you should be good. It's possible to finish with very minimal sanding. Sometimes a wet sponge is good enough to eliminate dust. Practice makes perfect; I still hate it. jackofallwagons
Working as a programmer. I'm good at it, it's lucrative, but after 15 years I'm so tired of it. I just want to make enough money so I can do something else. triple_verbosity
I think it depends what you are making. If you are programming in a big team and have no say over anything, for me I would burn right out. But working on my own smaller projects within a business makes me feel really fulfilled, even if all I made was some minor efficiency. MrStump
I just wish I was doing anything else.
I've been in retail for the better part of my adult life. I'm pretty decent, can get customers to where they need to be, and just overall make sure someone is happy with their purchases.
I just wish I was doing anything else.
I just don't know what else I can go and do. I don't have any degrees, and need money to live, so I just keep plodding along at the safe comfortable job. l1vewire
Me either Janet, me either.Giphy
Public Speaking. I always get told how calm and collected I am, that I am clear and good at making it interesting, easy-going and interactive.
Inside I am screaming, feel like I am going to puke, panicked, absolutely sure I have a giant stain on my shirt or booger hanging out, adrenaline rushing that makes me feel like I am going to collapse the second I am off stage. I hate hate hate it!
So I get selected almost every time because, "You're so good at it, I would be a total mess up there, I don't know you do it!" Me either Janet, me either. Wife-B-Gone
Backstroke. I'm apparently fast at it, but it's still "nasal destruction." nickwantsacake283
I just hate how blind you are, watching the ceiling scroll by, hoping to catch a glimpse of the flags soon. My high school had 25 yard pools. That was bearable, but the 50 meter pools are like you're lost in the abyss. softwaremommy
Customer support. Help me! sarcatsticks
Same. My coworkers have always told me I have the best customer service but I absolutely despise it and get anxiety just knowing I have to speak to these people. kimchiblues
Firing people. I've had to terminate people in multiple jobs (usually when I'm the new person brought in to turn things around).
The last time I had to tell someone, the HR VP who was in the room as well told me "wow you are really good at this. We should have you do a video training on how to let people go."
Btw if you have to fire someone (aside from a really bad reason like theft etc), get them a severance, don't fight their unemployment claim, and cover their healthcare for a few months. Not every person works out for a job and these things make landing in their feet much easier. Cardsfan961
Mediating between people who can't get along. It is so damn annoying and I haaaate it, turns I get stuck doing it all the time at work. Ugh, just thinking about it is stressing me out. Wishyouamerry
It's nice to know I'm not the only one. Recently informed a bunch of people I'm going to start billing them. SweetPotatoFamished
Fixing computers. Sad part is I do this for a living. I love everything about computers, networking, etc. But when I get a phone call from an inept user who makes triple my salary, or an older relative calls for "computer help," the eye rolls ensue and the thoughts of hanging up kick in. Tucker727