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Voluntary Survey: What does everyone do for a living???


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Just how many contract killers do we have on this site??? Ha Ha just kiddin'!

Anyway, now I'm a stay at home mom and wife, but before that I was an Emergency Medical Technician.

I miss it, thought about going back to it, but after the kids get older.

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I quit working about four and a half years ago to stay home and babysit my grandsons. Best job I ever had, even though I get no money.

Ahhhh my DREAM job! But that will be in the future. I work for a dentist, actually specialist endodontist! Yes lots of Root Canal. Anyway been working there for 27 years now but only part time as I raised my 4 daughters. Used to dental assist and over the years have worked my way to the front desk. Been the office manager for the last 5 years and I do that while only working 2 days a week. I do babysit my 2 grandsons every other Thursday at my daughters home which is 1 1/2 hours away and usually spend the night; its a great way to spend time with them. Been weening my way down to retirement. When more grands come I will be leaving and hopefully spending more time with the grandkids. Can't wait!

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I work for a government contactor as a Computer Systems Analyst. My job is to secure our network and keep it locked down tight. At this time I am on short term disabilty due cardiac problems. I am trying to get back on my feet but I keep getting knocked back down. So I decided while I cannot work I can play. So my hubby is going to Europe for three weeks I am going with him. I hope I get a chance to enjoy it.

I want to be able to start a newberg and beaumont when I get back. These will be my first.

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I was a stay at home mom for 6 years, worked as a voluteer Aid at the local school for 8 years then worked in a florist for a year and worked as a custodian for 10 years...and somewhere in between I baby sitted and was a care giver....

Now I'm retired to a on the job injury....been retired for almost 6 years now and loving every minute of it....so in my spare time I work on minis and spending time with family and friends and just enjoying life in general....

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In college I sang in a coffee house :opera:

I worked as a dental insurance clerk

Worked at various and sundry jobs in dime stores and hardware

20 years as 7th grade English and history teacher :D

Thought I had retired until children and grandchildren started moving in...

Now am part time English professor (in between dollhouses) :yinyang:

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I am an environmental planner, working for state government. It's boring. Before that, I worked in forest inventory (tree counting!).

I would love to do something creative, but I don't want the cut in pay. I'm only 33 (tomorrow!!) and paying off a home loan.

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I majored in Commercial Art in college, then went on to be an admin. assistant for the next 25 years. I am currently an Emergency Dispatcher at an Airport which also means I deal with the passengers and their problems too. Only 11 more years and I can retire! I'm counting down!

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I am a Clothing Specialist for a retail store. I have been doing that for four years. Prior to that I was in fast food management. Before that I was an office temp for various agencies. I did office work for close to 20 years. And during all these professions, I was most importantly a mom. :D

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I'm retired.

I've done (in no particular order and some more than once) retail sales, offset paste-up artist, bindery operator, apprentice bench jeweler, owned a bookstore, read to blind students, worked in nurseries and as an in-home babysitter, seamstress, RN (I've done regular and psychiatric hospital nursing, prison infirmary, public school & public health nursing, including teaching health classes in the schools), and social worker.

I also taught Sunday School.

Now I hike, bike/ trike, pakkle kayaks & canoe and make minis.

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I was a high school math teacher and now I'm a stay at home wife soon to be mother and do some volunteer work at the library and private tutoring.

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I have a BSc in Astrophysics. I retired in 2000 after working in the high tech industry for toooo long. Went back to school and learnt tonnes of fun new things (incl. Historic Presevation, Interior Design). Picked up the mini bug.

I went back to work part-time at the beginning of this year as a Collections Manager of a small history museum. It doesn't make a living but it does pay for the gas!

Lisa R.

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Okay, I have to say this. We have some really interesting people on this site! :D I mean I knew we were all great because we all do a super fantastic hobby like minis but Wow. I am so surprised by the wide range of jobs, degrees, changes in life, and aspirations..

Keep em coming. I am enjoying this. Great thread Nathaniel!

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I have been a SAHM for most of my adult life

but as one of those I have held many jobs to bring in extra cash when needed

waitressing,CNA,CMT,babysitter,paper delivery,customer service and at the moment I work in a factory making cables and harness for airplanes and Nasa.

would love to have finished my education but it wasnt in the cards....all my firends use me as a counsler...if I went back to school I could get paid for it! LOL

very interesting thread!

nutti :D

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Let's see. I have worked as a babysitter fron the young age of 10 until I was 18, in a canning factory for 2 summers, ice cream factory for 15 years, grocery store deli for 13 years, 9 of the years full time, when I was part time I also worked as a companion for the elderly and disabled for Family Services and in a green house/ flower shop, now I am in a hospital working in Environmental Service Technition, fancy name for Housekeeper.

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For the past 33 years, I've worked as a receptionist/office clerk for a Pest Control company which is where I met and married the owner. I went part time about 6 years ago and I'm able to work from home most days and love it.

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I am not working but am looking after both my parents.I have promised them that they will never go into a nursing home.They can still travel and are still capable of doing things for themselves but with me at home they know that our cats are looked after and the house is in good hands.

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I work as Executive Assistant to a City Councillor (city of approximately one million people). About 12 years ago I found that I didn't have enough time for myself (job is very demanding .... enjoyable ... but demanding), so I went into a job-share arrangement.

The city councillor that I'd worked with since 1988 retired last Fall, but I was retained by the new Ward Councillor. Once again, I'm fortunate to have a job-share relationship. I also receive full-time benefits for a 20 hour a week job. It's really too good of a deal to walk way from. My contract also delivers RRSP funds directly into my account.

My husband will retire in May of 2009, but I'll work for a few more years. I'm 7 years younger than Ray, and I just love my job.

-Susanne

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I am retired now but in the past, was a military officer, then military wife who worked wherever my DH was assigned. In the process raised three kids and anchored family while husband was elsewhere. My jobs were as a management analyst for AF, Navy, Army and NASA. Took early retirement (down sizing buyout and got a BA degree in Interior design to design our retirement home in addition to two my earlier graduate degrees (MBA and MSIS). Ran the business side of our company until we sold out to another company. Now I work on miniatures, write and volunteer with a program for mentoring and supporting a group of at risk high school kids. Also work with a breed specific dog rescue group. Seems like I am just as busy as I ever was.

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Hmmm, am a teacher for kids age 7-13, and right now my main tasks are Swedish as a Second language and computer (do you call it science or???) as well as being a support person for my fellow collegues in the computer communication system we are implementing as a tool of communicating between the school/teachers and home/families/students and have apprx 90-100 persons to educate/tutor so they feel comfotable with that for the upcoming term.

While studying I worked extra hours as a temp for the municipal parking supervising departement (ie parking fines, the works...) I have also worked extra selling shoes and at a copying place also while studying. Now I am trying to build a small part time mini (LOL) "business" as well as discussing with my hubby's firm about the possibilities of working part time for them tending to the books, we'll see as that means I need to cut back my hours teaching...

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For the past 18 years, I've worked in the office of a small bandsaw manufacturing company. I was hired to do accounting, but I also take orders over the phone and tell people how to adjust their saws.

In past jobs, I worked in retail for a few years, worked in nursing, waitressed, was a SAHM for 8.

Still teach Sunday School.

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For the past 31 years I've worked for a quasi-governmental Regional Commission as a secretary, secretary/bookkeeper, and for the last 20 as the Administrative Assistant--I often refer to myself as the Head Gopher, what ever needs to be done, I either do it or make sure it is done by someone else. Our job is to take care of our member city and county governments.

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