As many people ask themselves waaaat they should do for work of in life in general, waat wants to make finding answers to these questions easier. Waat’s purpose is to offer information about what kinds of professions there are in the world, What people actually do in these professions, and how they like what they do.


FOR high-schoolers and STUDENTS, waat would like to make them to pay attention to two things - to think about the actual daily work they would be doing in a few years (not only about what it would be like to study, that’ll last a while). ALSO, it’s important to think what you would actually enjoy doing. disliking something 8 hours/day sounds insane!


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Tuomas, Retail entrepreneur
Finland, workplace of 1-20 employees
Education
Bachelor, Economics
Yearly salary (€)
25000-35000
In profession since
2014
Weekly hours
<30

Could you describe your job in short?

Our company provides different solutions for indoor gardening. Our focus is on retail to end consumers, but due cooperation with our competition some B2B sales is involved.

In our company I handle everything that would be categorized as a desk job: paying bills, inventory management, making orders, updating Facebook, answering customer email, you name it. I also do deliveries and one or two shifts in our shop per week.

What do you do on average work day?

I really don't have a daily routine when it comes to work but an average day would be something like this:

I wake up at 9-10 am. and check online orders. If there are any I usually deliver them to Posti or Matkahuolto during the same day. Before heading to our store for the deliveries I usually pop at our storage room. I pick up whatever items we need in our store and head there.

I usually, if not in a rush, spend few hours in our shop with my employees and help out with customers. I often pick up take-away lunch for us from a nearby restaurant and we have lunch together.

After finishing deliveries I head back home to go through mail, pay bills, check inventory, organize and make orders and so on. Often I am able to finish before 5pm.

What do you love about your job?

What I love about my job is that I am able to work with my close friends and the thing I love about being an entrepreneur is that all the decisions and actions I take are reflected to the results we get. There is this sense of achievement present, which I love.

What are the worst parts of your job?

Usually when things go wrong it means that I have to spend lot of time on a phone, or in a call queue.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Adaptability Collaboration Creativity Customer service Problem solving

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

Microsoft Excel Email

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

In my opinion to acquire and develop through experience, by doing, and it helps to be open minded, try new things and to be in new situations.

What does your work week include?

2.0h

Meetings / Group work

5.0h

Emails

16.0h

Independent work

5.0h

Breaks

4.0h

Travel

0.0h

Events