Do they enjoy it? And how do you feel about it?
Pat's full time day job is running the simulation lab at the community college where he went to school for paramedicine. He loves it. He gets to play with dolls all day (really high tech expensive dolls) and make simulations for students. He then has a control room where he watches and videotapes for critiquing how they deal with the scenario. He works will all health science students - nursing, respiratory therapy, emergency medicine etc so he gets to create a wide variety of scenarios.
This is the first semester where he is also not teaching a class. I'm curious to see if he misses it or not.
I like his job pretty well. It doesn't pay very good, but we have very good benefits and it makes him very happy. Simulation is also big in the teaching world right now so I feel like running his own lab (and building it from the ground up) will be good for him long term wise.
He also is a call firefighter and paramedic (lieutenant) so sometimes I both love and hate that job. It's always something great to fall back on so I never worry about him being out of work, but that stupid pager is always going in our house (not that he goes on every call, but it's always there)!