I’ve worn a few hats in the last ten years. Currently, I work for a financial company that uses and develops financial software. I test software for them, mostly mobile apps. I’m still new there, and learning structured methods of testing, but the work is rewarding, and my coworkers are neat. Plus, bank holidays!
I ran a startup called ArtsFuse, which delivered art to TVs. We never made it past our beta, in large part due to career changes for all three founders. We loved our idea, even as it morphed into different forms, and I loved being able to champion contemporary, local artists. I ran the day-to-day operations, tested the software, and worked on strategic partnerships with artists, arts organizations, and customers. And did the financial stuff – blech.
Before all that, I was a lawyer. I appeared in court, but I spent most of my time behind the scenes doing research and drafting many many documents. My career as a lawyer was neither fulfilling nor profitable. After practicing in mainly three different areas of law (plus the forays into other areas that just come with the job), I decided it wasn’t the right career for me, and I left.