The Best Job You Ever Had

From being a Hollywood stunt woman to teaching at medical school, ADDitude readers share what turns them on in the workplace.

Working as a cocktail waitress in a Nevada casino.

-Sherry, California

ADDitude asked adults with ADHD: What's the best job you've ever had?

> Working in a supermarket while attending college was great. Because this particular supermarket set cashier goals and awarded those who met them, I focused on packing bags properly, checking people out accurately, and balancing my drawer. -An ADDitude Reader

> My best job ever was facilitating The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People program for client organizations. For me, it was the right content and the right role, and I learned a heck of a lot. -Sherri, California

> The one I have now! I am a licensed psychologist in suburban Atlanta and work mostly with people with ADHD. -Robert, Georgia

> I have never been fond of any job I've had. But if I had to pick one, I would say waiting tables, because of the people I worked with and the rush of adrenaline on busy nights. -Andrew, Georgia

> My stint as a Hollywood stunt woman. What a perfect job for an ADDer! I loved the physical challenges and the risk-taking. -An ADDitude Reader

> My government job, which gives me the flexibility I need to deal with the challenges of raising my ADHD kids. -B.I., Puerto Rico

> My current one, as an associate professor at a medical school. I do research, which is the same as playing to me. -Faye, Oklahoma

> A radio station disc jockey. I can relax to the music and yak without being interrupted. Yet there is a schedule to follow. -Bred, California

> My best-paying job was as an accounting and office manager. The one I enjoyed the most was working at a Subway restaurant making sandwiches. -Tracy, Texas

> The best job I ever had was working as a unit clerk at the nurses' station at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. It was stimulating and rewarding -- and challenging! I took orders from nurses, doctors, and other ancillary personnel -- sometimes all at once. It forced me to be organized and prioritize my work in order to get it done in a timely manner. -Rebecca, Florida

> Working from home as an office manager for my fiance's water filtration business. It's great. -Diana, Maine

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