We’ve dug into the careers and lives of a wide range of professionals to find out what their jobs are really like, how they got started in their industries, and what it takes to be successful in their roles.
From a Christie’s auctioneer to a Starbucks barista to a tarot card reader, our job diaries profile dozens of unique careers that people are curious about. We spoke to a USPS employee who’s been working tirelessly through the pandemic, a fintech president managing her company from home, and a celebrity dog groomer who charges $300 an hour to pamper wealthy people’s pets. There’s a phone sex operator who made $258,000 in one year working from her car just a few nights a week and a webcam model who brings in $1,000 a day.
Here’s an inside look at their journeys, their days, and their advice for other aspiring professionals.
A rideshare driver in New York: Job diary: I’m an Uber driver in NYC who’s been disinfecting her car after every ride since the pandemic started
A balloon artist: I love balloons so much that I left my career as a wedding planner to start my own custom balloon installation business. My job often starts when everyone else leaves the office — here’s what a typical day looks like.
A fintech president: Inside the daily routine of a fintech executive who spends her days championing diversity in the world of investing — and balances all of it with spending time with her wife and kids
An intern and social media influencer: I’m a Google intern and TikTok influencer who’s living with my parents in Texas for the summer — here’s what my days are like
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