Originally Posted by chriswatch
I got to disagree w/ you there big time. My mom is a computer programmer and she told me someone like me could never work that kind of job because most of her day is talking with people.
Yeah, most of the computer programmers I know are constantly on the phone, or meeting with people. Oh, and there's quite a bit of presentations they have to give.
I actually really liked my old jobs. One, I was working in a payroll department as an assistant. It was only a summer job, but great (low pay though). I got to do a lot of filing, do some data entry, sort mail, photo copy...shred (I LOVE shredding documents). I occasionally had to deal with people but it was rare. Apparently I was too efficient too so I had nothing to do sometimes and my boss let me sit and read here and there until they could find more for me to do.
The other good job I had was data entry. I loved it. It was simple and only occasionally did I have to do math (it was the finance department), which was also simple. Me and this woman sat in the room, typing away and got to listen to music while we worked. The pay was low but they were generous with overtime. You'd get time and a half even if you did 15 mins of overtime and I ended up making a lot more money there, than my job now. That bus. had gone out of bus. since it expanded too quickly....
I don't think any job will have NO human interaction but I believe there should be more jobs geared towards people like us. It's so stressful to do a job as the one I've got (call center) while other people think its easy. I've yet to find a good job that is geared towards more introverted people and pays a lot, and I'm still looking.