ADDitude Asked: What is 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.
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.
> The one I have now! I am a licensed psychologist in suburban Atlanta and work mostly with people with ADHD.
> 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.
> 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.
> A radio station disc jockey. I can relax to the music and yak without being interrupted. Yet there is a schedule to follow.
> 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.
> 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.
> Working from home as an office manager for my fiance’s water filtration business. It’s great.