As my first year of university winds to a close it's gotten me to thinking about my future career. It's also gotten me to wondering what everyone on paleo hacks does
It would be great to hear that everyone works outside or lives self-sustained lives on some idyllic farmhouse in the country but I imagine many of you have office jobs? Has paleo inspired you to change careers in any way? Or do you love your job?
I'm an English Literature student but before returning to university I worked as a junior web developer and then for a building society called Nationwide
Even at the age of 26 I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up!
Occupational therapist. I work in a nursing home and according to my actual job description I spend 60-80% of my time standing or walking AND 60-80% of my time bending or kneeling. (also 5-10% on a computer)
I'm a legal assistant working in a practice that focuses on asebestos defense litigation. Super high-paced and very stressful, but I enjoy the people I work with, fortunately. The worst part is sitting at a desk for the better part of 8-10 hours/day. I have asked for and will be getting a mechanized standup/sit down desk. Yay! Of course, the HR manager thought I was a little crazy for asking, but then again, she knows I'm a little crazy from my "diet" and how I don't partake in any of the food provided for the firm lunches/staff meetings. I've been Paleo long enough that people have finally stopped pointing out the fact that I bring my own food to every function and have stopped commenting on the oil slick on my plate in the lunch room. :)
I'm from the U.K and i'm a personal Trainer, started Paleo as I think you cant be a good PT unless you try these Diets and training programmes i.e. Crossfit and I'm hooked on both Paleo/ Crossfit is amazing #EatCleanLiveLean
I grow grass! I'm an assistant superintendent at a golf course. I spend 50-60 hours a week outside doing anything to keep the grass beautiful and green. I generally love what I do, but I wish I could somehow do it while traveling or have more time off to travel. It's a lot of fun, always challenging and no two days are rarely ever the same.
As far as doing something when we grow up. I want to be a professional gypsy somehow. Traveling from place to place to see as much of the world as I can while somehow making enough money to eat and drink well. I just haven't come up with a solid way to make enough money while doing it yet.
I am entering my last year as an Electrical Engineering major at Louisiana Tech University! I'm currently interning for a company called Lion Oil and I hope to continue a career as a Maintenance Eningeer in the oil and gas industry. All the unhealthy food at the office also makes it an additional challenge to stay Paleo!
I sell caulking for a manufacturer. On the road every week, hard to stick to the Paleo/Primal lifestyle living in hotels, flying in planes, riding in cars and eating in greasy spoon restaurants. So I do what I can. Gained 40 lbs in 25 years but lost 30 lbs in 3 Months on Paleo! I love it, my wife and kids love it and my full suspension mountain bike loves it!
I'm loving life again because I found this lifestyle!
I run an animal rescue (dogs and cats) and do wildlife rehab as well (raccoons,foxes, skunks, bears, coyotes, possums etc.) I also work at a Chinese restaurant, since the animals don't tip too well. :-)
P.S. I know there's a joke in there (Probably more than one) between the animals, an the Chinese Restaurant...please don't ;-)
I'm a government employee who oversees drinking water facilities. I used to be a consultant, but it was too stressful of a lifestyle for many reasons. When I started this job, I did most of my work in the field, which was great. Now with cutbacks and increasing senority, I spend most of my days sitting in front of a computer, which stinks. I like the fact that I'm dealing with public health and environmental protection. I also like that I have a pretty flexible working environment and a decent amount of time off (for an American). But I'd really like to cut back my hours so I could spend more time being active and outdoors during the daytime.
This is fun! I'm a writer for a non-profit cancer organization. I work in a Results Only Work Environment or ROWE. I consider it quite paleo, because I work whenever or where ever I want, and I have unlimited vacation time as long as my work gets done. The only time I've had to set an alarm in the past year is to make it to my races or catch a plane!