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B2B Business Development, International, Austria, Age 54 | No. 12


What is your idea of a perfect day at work? Stewarding a technical recommendation through a gauntlet of decision makers to secure an agreement to purchase. No unproductive travel hassles en-route. No IT failings when interfacing with the CRM platform, WiFi networks, etc. Arriving safely at home. Which aspect of your work do you most

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Dir. of Special Events, Illinois, 31 | G/Que No.11


What is your idea of a perfect day at work? An easy commute and an outfit that makes me feel good. Enough work to make the day speed by and provide a sense of accomplishment. A long lunch with my team. Leaving on time. Which aspect of your work do you most despise? Providing negative

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Advertising Executive, Age 37, Illinois | G/Que No. 8


What is your idea of a perfect day at work? Solving a problem. Could be finding an insight into a major issue. Could be helping a coworker with a managerial dispute. The perfect day involves fixing something. Which aspect of your work do you most despise? Bureaucracy standing in the way of action. Procedures and

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Graduate Student, Age 25, Illinois | G/Que No. 10


What is your idea of a perfect day at work? A good day at work is a day when I have put an honest effort into all of my responsibilities and I leave work satisfied with my contribution. There is little room for dreams of perfection in a world of student loans and a tough

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Researcher, Age 38, Illinois | G/Que No. 9


What is your idea of a perfect day at work? In this order: Read, think about what I read, write memos about relevance of what I read to organizational work, answer emails, make necessary phone calls, discuss memos with colleagues, flesh out larger projects based on new information. Which aspect of your work do you

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Executive Assistant, Illinois, 47 | G/Que No. 7


What is your idea of a perfect day at work? Successful multitasking, completed projects and content faculty/staff/students. Which aspect of your work do you most despise? 1. Scapegoating. Just admit to the mistakes made and make the appropriate corrections. 2. Lack of being a team player and false accolades given to individuals. 3. Bad attitudes

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Physician, Oklahoma, 56 | G/Que No. 6


What is your idea of a perfect day at work? Starts with a good night’s sleep, a walk, and breakfast. The schedule is full, but not overflowing.The patients are cooperative, not too sick, and grateful. I get lunch without paperwork to do while eating. I’m done on time and home for dinner. Which aspect of

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Professor, Texas, Age 57 | G/Que No. 5


What is your idea of a perfect day at work? One with a surprisingly good outcome — when a student shares how they used information/ideas they learned in one of my classes in a new project or when a colleague and I come up with a cool, new approach to a problem. Which aspect of

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Photographer, Massachusetts, Age 22 | G/Que No. 4


What is your idea of a perfect day at work? Sitting down over Saigon Chai to edit a wedding photographed the day before. Having the window slightly ajar so I can clock my day by the buzz saw of the neighbor two doors down and the laughter of the kids recessing at the neighborhood elementary

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