Owner/Operator (Male, Age 52) in Rural Retreat, VA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleOwner/Operator
Salary$40,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week60
Company Size(not answered)
LocationRural Retreat, VA
Years Experience30 years

Career Ratings

Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)

Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 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.
NONE

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
UNDER

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):
Income: 3
Benefits: 8
Hours: 3
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 5
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 8amGET UP, GO DOWNTOWN AND TALK TO PEOPLE
8am to 9amCOME HOME AND WORK ON EQUIPMENT
9am to 10amWORK ON EQUIPMENT
10am to 11amTAKE EQUIPMENT TO HAY FIELD
11am to 12pmRAKE HAY
12pm to 1pmRAKE HAY
1pm to 2pmRAKE HAY
2pm to 3pmBALE HAY
3pm to 4pmBALE HAY
4pm to 5pmBALE HAY
5pm to 6pmBALE HAY
6pm to 7pmMOVE HAYBALES OFF FIELD
7pm to 8pmMOVE HAYBALES OFF FIELD
8pm to 9pmMOVE HAYBALES OFF FIELD
9pm to 10pmTAKE EQUIPMENT HOME
10pm to 11pmEAT SUPPER
11pm to 12amGO TO BED

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS DONE

What was the application process?
NO APPLICATION

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
NO

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
N/A

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
NO EMPLOYER

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?
N/A

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:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1
Prior Job 2