Being in Waterloo’s co-op program taught me a lot. I worked at the Toronto Health Centre, a physiotherapy clinic, for the last four months, and was truly instilled with a sense of what I like (and don’t like!) in my future jobs.
- Something medical or healthcare related. I like to make people feel their best.
- Being able to care for people who cannot care for themselves. By that, I mean that I do NOT want to serve food as a waitress (because that is something people are able to do). I want to teach things to people who don’t understand certain concepts, organize events that people wouldn’t be able to create, or treat regular citizens in a medical sense.
- Regular hours. I need to work from 9:00 to 5:00 every day, with a 30-60 minute break for lunch at around 1:00 (flexible). Weekends off; and 2-4 weeks of vacation each year. No overnight shifts!
- The ability to be very independent, so I don’t need to wait on other people.
- Encouraging, positive, success-oriented coworkers who inspire me to be the best version of myself.
- Being able to move around, so I am only sitting in front of a computer 40-60% of the time. I like to move it, move it!
- Long-lasting relationships. I want to be able to see people grow, progress, improve, develop – over the course of a year (or even a decade or two).
- Organized and sanitary environment: no poop for me, please.
- A variety of tasks to do every day, so I don’t feel bored. I need to see different people, do different things. No dull, monotonous tasks day after day.
- Being able to wear my own choice of comfortable (and professional, of course) clothing.
What do you think? Are my “rules” reasonable?