The worst job ever

Real Estate Agent with Dominion Fine Properties SA582226000

Today, as I was driving from one appointment to another, I used the time wisely to think about a couple of recent real estate transactions which I'm working on.  I really thought that two of them were just not worth my time or aggravation - far too demanding, far too intimidating, far too - well - just far too.  My job was way too hard. 

Then, I ran into this and decided my job isn't so bad.  We've all seen those "hard jobs" shows on TV.  Personally, I think that being a road tar layer in the Cave Creek/Scottsdale/north Phoenix AZ area has to take the title for worst job. 

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Today, we hit a record high of 114 F (but it's a dry heat.)  While my A/C was blasting away in my car using up precious gas, I was still sweating.  But, I'm wearing a short sleeved shirt and a short skirt with sandals.  I am not wearing long sleeves, long pants, steel toed shoes and shoveling behind the tar making machine.  These guys follow behind those tar laying machines which aren't perfect and fill in where needed. 


Okay, I guess my job as a Realtor® isn't so bad - at least for today.



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Juli Vosmik

Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC



 Scottsdale and Cave Creek Real Estate



Helping you make informed decisions whether buying or selling homes in Scottsdale, Cave Creek and north Phoenix Arizona.  I know the area - I live here.


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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I'm not very good in the heat. I really don't know how these guys do it. I hope they get paid well.

Aug 09, 2012 03:49 AM #55
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

The work is not as hard as most jobs but you really have to be nuts to do this.

Aug 09, 2012 04:40 AM #56
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Every job has it's ups and downs.  Hopefully those guys will decide on their own that they don't need to do that either and go back to school.  At least their phone doesn't ring at 9 pm.

Aug 09, 2012 04:56 AM #57
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Juli, You put it in good perspective. I can't even imagine being outdoors in this heat.

Aug 09, 2012 05:19 AM #58
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

I really agree with your post.. Thanks for sharing today.

Aug 09, 2012 05:26 AM #59
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Juli:  It's all about perspective, isn't it?  But before you are too hard on yourself, just think ... those very same workers you see pouring tar and laboring on the road?  They go home and their work day is over.  They're not listening for the cell.  Worrying about a contract.  On their computers marketing themselves.  Dealing with fretful clients ... or etc.  I'm betting a few of them would say they wouldn't want YOUR job either.  So .. perspective is important.  Each of us finds out niche ... right?


Aug 09, 2012 05:30 AM #60
Renee Hearne
Crye-Leike Realtors - Maumelle, AR
Realtor, CRA, CPPS, MMDP

I feel where you are coming from. LOL.

Aug 09, 2012 06:05 AM #61
Kathy Stoltman
Rockwood Realty - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

I really hope those guys get compensated for that work, OMG it must be difficult.

Aug 09, 2012 07:57 AM #62
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Juli, you're right. That's a terrible job, but I bet being a roofer is even worse! There are a lot of jobs I'd never do.

Aug 09, 2012 10:11 AM #63
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Glad your back. I've missed reading you. I thought maybe you were busy endulging in some of that great Olathe Sweet Corn.

Aug 09, 2012 01:01 PM #64
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

I appreciate this post and think you're a nice person Juli.  Many people drive past and wouldn't even think about the "job" these men are going and how truly hard it is.

Aug 09, 2012 01:39 PM #65
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Debbie - I'm enjoying it EVERY night - we're finally getting the Olathe corn here in Scottsdale - YUMMY!!!!

Aug 09, 2012 01:56 PM #66
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Juli - It does make a lot of what we do look like a piece of cake.  114 degrees is hot with or without humidity.

Aug 09, 2012 03:38 PM #67
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

The worst job to someone, is the best job to another.  It's all in the perspective.  But I'm sure no one enjoys that heat, but when the paycheck comes, I'm sure they are well compensated for the tough roadwork ahead.

Aug 10, 2012 04:25 AM #68
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
Juli, some days we feel like we have the worst job there is, but the one thing I always tell myself is that thing can always be worse...always!
Aug 10, 2012 12:33 PM #69
Robert Sole
REM Inspections LLC - Winter Springs, FL

Also as a realtor, you don't have to follow me in the attic where I stuble around the trusses in 130 to 140 degree heat.  There is always something worse.

Aug 11, 2012 11:28 PM #70
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

Well deserved feature - congratulations Juli!  I often say there can't hardly be worse jobs than road construction or roofing down here in AZ!!!  I have to remind myself that after a day of showing fixer-upper investment homes in the dead of summer, however!!  ;)  Stay cool!

Aug 12, 2012 01:25 AM #71
Amada Slade
Island Realty of the Lowcountry - Beaufort, SC

You know that has to be one of the worst jobs ever, not to mention the fumes.  There must be a health hazard involved.  Yep, real estate may be a downer sometimes but at least you can do most of it in comfort.  Thanks for sharing.

Aug 14, 2012 10:08 PM #72
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Juli~ Something like that really puts things in perspective, doesn't it?

Sep 07, 2012 02:09 PM #73
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

I had a few hard jobs in the Navy on the old ships but I knew that, while my job was not a piece of cake, the guys working the engine rooms and other places had it a lot harder. Being a Realtor is not hard - physically, that is.

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