I work for the VA in research and development. It sucks, I'm basically a glorified number cruncher. I draft up reports no one bothers to read. But I'll stick with it, because I need to pay back my student loans. I'm twenty-six, single with no family. So in the next thirty years, once my student loans are paid off, I can start enjoying life at the age of fifty-six. Talk about a wasted life. This whole system sucks. It's sad the crackhead on the street corner has probably had a more eventful and enjoyable life than anyone who follows the recommended steps of a "successful career".
I currently work at a beer garden. Pay is awesome and the Job is pretty fun. Sometimes its pure stress because it gets filled with tourists who think that their retirement qualifies them for demigod tier of living but besides that it's really nice. I even can eat+drink as much as i want after we close including beer/wine which i dont have too pay for.
How hard can work become in your job? Iam moving this fall to begin studying and iam a huge programming faggot, still the it class i took years ago "qualifies" me to work as a system tester or whatever. I might use my "qualification" to work at the cities administration or a library or something. Of course this is far from working a real it job.
I have a degree in engineering and a master's in programming. The work can get kind of mind destroying at times. Have to just walk away but most of the time it's easy and fun but the mind destroying stuff I'd the best