i am assuming that a lot of people who read this site do not write their own work for a living, meaning, their income is predominantly the result of another job. what have other jobs taught you about writing? i worked at a daycare and i learned that even a book someone may want to hear read to them day after day is still not as important as juicey juice and graham crackers and a table full of your friends. i worked as a house painter and i learned that thinking long term is depressing and to focus on just doing small things right. i have learned working with customers at other jobs that each individual’s problem is almost always him or herself, but his or her life manifests as a series of outward aggressions. working at a pizza place i learned my boss was a dick and that some people hate you so much they don’t even need a two week notice. these are pretty cliched lessons but i am posting this because i like to know what other writers (not necessarily famous) do or did for work. also, since there are more writing programs at colleges, (maybe) it has become easier to do something related to writing for a living. how does this type of job impact writing? i can’t tell if this is a good or interesting article. the school across the street from my apartment just had a three hour recess beginning early in the morning so i feel demented.