Privileged to work for a prestigious company but felt was time for a career change.
Pros: excellent package (pension, healthcare, hr department, gym)
Cons: the lack of diversity in my job (i just keyed 6h/day of english quotations).
Accurate database capture of English quotations chosen for the Contemporary Reading Programme to be included in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Most of those quotations included new words or existing words with a new meaning or interest.
The editorial team relied on my accuracy to edit those new quotations, some of which were published online.
I can't – more... deny this job was mentally tiring as I had to ensure constant accuracy in my typing although an acceptable level of mistakes was allowed before proof-reading.
As I was typing quotations from hard copy material (books, newspapers, scrips, scientific documents etc.), I learned something new everyday! I mostly enjoyed working from scientific/medical documents as I find myself more familiar with. – less