Some jobs are way more worthy than a few extra extra bucks and these people are sharing all the details about those meaningful jobs.
It would have been a lot easier if we had no job and yet our bills were getting paid. Sometimes, we have to get up begrudgingly and drag ourselves to the workplaces we absolutely detest. But that's not the kind of sentiment these people share. There are people out there who genuinely love the work they do and are thoughtful about the impact it leaves on society. So, when u/BITE_AU_CHOCOLAT on Reddit asked the community to share details about their job which they won't quit under any circumstances, even if they won a lottery, several people came up with some interesting answers. Here are 10 of the jobs that these working professionals are reluctant to leave no matter what happens.
I recondition (light remodeling) apartments after tenants move out. I’m alone all day and I can listen to podcasts or books, the work is very satisfying to me, and as a woman, I’ve loved learning HVAC, plumbing, and electrical work as I use the experience in my own home when things break/need to be updated. I would go crazy without working anyway but I really do love my job. u/Dependent-Bass-2043
Kennel attendant. I’ll never willingly turn my back on these animals. It hurts me when we get a new dog and they recoil because of fear or they act like I’m gonna smack them. But it’s so impossible to describe when you manage to get that dog to completely change and trust you and they love you because you were kind to them when no one else was. I love them so much. And they love me. They’re my children. I wish they’d understand just the lengths Dad would go for them just to keep that tail wagging. u/RathGodofWar
I'm a musician. Basically, I have what for most people is a dream job, which makes me a non-representative specimen. On the other hand, I still occasionally work as a paramedic, and as rewarding as that job can be, I'm mostly doing it when I want to grab some extra cash. I'd probably let my certs expire if I was rich. u/loose_lady_lutenist. I’m an LD and get to work with a lot of musicians. I do handyman construction side jobs to pay for my project cars and work 4-10 days a month to pay my bills. It’s a sick life. I kind of know what your life is like. u/DarthRumbleBuns
I work in education, winning the lotto I could buy a home within walking distance to work and then I would have more time to do cool shit for kids. I’d probably end up bankrolling a bunch of cool projects. Then I would start a down payment assistance program for new teachers that would make them homeowners too. I’d also use my money and influence to fight against the rich schmucks in my town who stop everything from happening. Bunch of old nimby boomers that need to be cock slapped with a millionaire that can simply shout them down. I’d buy the local newspaper and fire every single person working there, I’d hire libertarian free-minded journalists and then I would partner with every single local organization so I could help to be in front of these nimbys and their constant shutting down of anyone and anything that tries to improve the town. u/Int-Merc805
I'm a doctor. A great portion of my income is already donated to my hospital's program which expands access to low-income patients. I'd probably give 100% of my income to the program if I won and use the lottery winnings for a living. u/Shiblets. I appreciate this. I'm one of only 2 in my grad program that had to pay our own way and he and I both have talked about how we will likely never recover due to the trap of how poverty is designed to indebt you for life no matter how high you climb the ladder. *This is not a complete picture here, just a part of the shared experience that resonated between us since we both come from poverty. u/vagiamond
I do hair. Love it! Gives me purpose. u/HyperboleBallad. One of my backup dream careers as a kid was hairdresser cause I like hair so much. It's mainly the texture, but I like the process of taking care of it as well. It's soothing to me. Unfortunately, I am not capable of handling any form of customer interaction, but it's alright. My mama lets me brush out her hair for her so close enough. u/Eeveelover14
I drive a bus to a retirement village and memory care unit. They’re not all a bunch of brain-dead trump zombies and the ones that aren’t are the best, sweetest, kindest people I’ve ever met. I love my residents. u/MandalorianManners. I hate it when people stereotype old people that way. Most of them are nothing like that, especially the ones who make it to be that old. My grandfather (93) moved into a senior’s home last year and the way some of the staff talk to the residents really bugs me. He reads more books and knows more about current events than I do. Thank you for being one of the good ones. u/Illustrious_Town_163
I’d use my lottery winnings to open a hospice. I’d employ management, create a charity with a board and then employ myself as a staff nurse on a flexible part-time basis. Enough hours to maintain my PIN but enough flexibility to be able to enjoy my social life. I’d probably undertake a self-funded degree in palliative and end-of-life care. I just want to be free to be able to deliver excellent end-of-life care to patients from my community. u/AberNurse
I’m a criminal defense lawyer. The job can get stupid stressful, particularly in the days leading up to and during jury trials for clients charged with serious crimes, but damn, does it feel good to advocate for others, all while pushing back against baked-in injustices that plague the criminal system. I feel so fortunate. Every day is a reminder that crime does not happen in a vacuum - if you leave a toaster outside all winter and then go to plug it in in the spring, it’d be unreasonable to expect it to work perfectly. But yet that’s oftentimes what the criminal system expects out of people who have themselves been subjected to trauma from the earliest moments of their lives. u/TheEighthJuror
When I win the lottery I’ll still work but probably go part-time. I work with children with special needs my job is rewarding and special, and I love working with kids. Plus I’m too young to retire and not work, I’ll get bored. u/No-Section3226. Special ed teacher here. My coworker and I have it all worked out. Each week, one of us will work MWF and then T/Th the next while the other works the opposite schedule. Always have a long weekend but still get to do good work. u/TeacherPatti