I don't fit in to the speedy culture.
August 29, 2012 12:46 PM Subscribe
What are careers that value perfectionism and meticulousness over speed?
posted by Autumn to Work & Money (24 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I need everything to be perfect. If I'm doing dishes, I'll recheck and rewash several times to make sure I haven't missed any specs. When I try to hurry through them, I inevitably see specs of food, and I've noticed the same when others do too.
Problem: This trait makes me unsuited to speed-based work like retail and restaurants because I spend too much time making sure everything's perfect. I know the work looks great, but I often get complaints about completing things too slowly. I've tried to turn this off and haven't been able to, it's something ingrained in my personality.
What careers should I be pursuing? It seems likely that I should do something creative, because I've taken classes in art, photography and graphic design and have been praised for my work. The problem is I really can't stand work that doesn't involve a lot of human interaction, and most people I know in these fields are freelancers.
Help? What are some other avenues should I be considering?
Note: So you have an idea of the emphasis my culture places on speed, I'm in the USA.