Owner/Operator (Male, Age 52) in Rural Retreat, VA
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||Rural Retreat, VA|
|Years Experience||30 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I WORK FOR MYSELF DOING CONTRACTING JOBS
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
MAKE HAY, CHOP CORN, HAUL SHALE, DIRT, ETC., HAUL EQUIPMENT
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I WORK BY MYSELF MOST OF THE TIME WHICH IS THE WAY I LIKE IT
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
IN THE FIELD
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 1
The Actual Work: 2
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||GET UP, GO DOWNTOWN AND TALK TO PEOPLE|
|8am to 9am||COME HOME AND WORK ON EQUIPMENT|
|9am to 10am||WORK ON EQUIPMENT|
|10am to 11am||TAKE EQUIPMENT TO HAY FIELD|
|11am to 12pm||RAKE HAY|
|12pm to 1pm||RAKE HAY|
|1pm to 2pm||RAKE HAY|
|2pm to 3pm||BALE HAY|
|3pm to 4pm||BALE HAY|
|4pm to 5pm||BALE HAY|
|5pm to 6pm||BALE HAY|
|6pm to 7pm||MOVE HAYBALES OFF FIELD|
|7pm to 8pm||MOVE HAYBALES OFF FIELD|
|8pm to 9pm||MOVE HAYBALES OFF FIELD|
|9pm to 10pm||TAKE EQUIPMENT HOME|
|10pm to 11pm||EAT SUPPER|
|11pm to 12am||GO TO BED|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS DONE
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
YES, I LEARNED TO OPERATE ALL TYPES OF EQUIPMENT
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
DROPPED OUT IN 10TH GRADE
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
LEARN TO TALK TO A LOT OF PEOPLE
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
SHOULD KNOW HOW TO OPERATE ALL TYPES OF EQUIPMENT
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
MUST KNOW HOW TO OPERATE EQUIPMENT
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
NOT TO GET INTO IT, A LOT OF LONG HOURS FOR NOT ENOUGH PAY, PEOPLE WON’T PAY SOMETIMES
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
WHAT I’VE ALWAYS DONE
What are your current career goals?
WIN THE LOTTERY
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
NOT SOMETHING I WOULD RECOMMEND – STAY IN SCHOOL
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1|
|Prior Job 2|