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  • View author's info Posted on Jul 25, 2005 at 01:32 PM

    I love this thread!! Thanks for starting it, Tulsa!! I am a secretary for a small non-profit in Ohio. I have worked clerical jobs all of my life, mostly in accounting. Until this job came along I thought that I would look for ANYTHING else, because I was bored being a paper pusher. The organization that I work for deals with the disabled community and now while I am still pushing paper, I feel that am pushing paper for a purpose other than making someone else rich. I find the job extremely fulfilling and look forward to going to work each day.

    Now that my son is college bound, I feel that it is time that mama does something for herself, so I will be taking courses in the spring. I would like to continue in the non-profit area.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 24, 2005 at 07:58 PM

    This is a great one, we get to see what we do for a living.
    I am a computer consultant, and web designer and Search Engine advisor. Sounds big, but is not really..LOL have my own company where I do the web design from home. There is sunny and rainy days in business.. ;)
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 24, 2005 at 12:58 PM

    I am a Registerd Nurse.For the past 11 years I have worked at a pediatric hospital -2 years in Radiology and 9 years in the Emergency Center.
    Prior to that I spent 20 + years working in Emergency Centers around the country, part of that time as a traveling nurse. My career has always been interesting . As the T-shirt says.."ER You watch it, we live it."
    Working in pediatrics though has changed my life ..I just love working with the kids....they are so honest.I don't think I could EVER go back to adult nursing. I certainly feel like I get back more that I could ever give.
    One hug from a child is like a thousand thank you's and just melts your heart.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 24, 2005 at 05:44 AM

    CHRISTINA !! You made my day with those pictures! LOL
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 23, 2005 at 01:17 PM

    I am an extraboard clerk for the railroad. I do different jobs, and never know which one I will be doing until the beginning of the work week. I work the jobs of people who are on vacation or out sick. I am guaranteed five days a week and if there is no one out and I don't get to work I still get paid. (so far haven't had a paid day to stay home, darn it)

    I work in the engine house storeroom. the jobs I work are varied so I never get bored with one job. some days I get to work in an airconditioned office, sometimes I have to drive the fork lift delivering parts or unloading trucks, sometimes I work in receiving and some days I work in shipping. There are about 8 different jobs that I do. I also have to work different shifts. first, second or third.

    I work with a lot of great people.

    I used to work in the tower directing trains in and out of the yard, which is a lot like the air traffic control job. It is very stressful, but pays good. But I had to work every weekend so I changed to the job I do now, and only work on the weekend some of the time.

    It's a great job and I love it
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 23, 2005 at 11:44 AM

    Sorry my first time posting and I uploaded the wrong photo. Now I know what that button is for. lol
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 23, 2005 at 11:41 AM

    I worked for a company called Cheap Tickets
    (owned by Cendant) I worked as a travel agent over the phone. I was laid off, the whole call center was shut down. Since my job went to internet workers the state is retraining me in a new field of work. I am a full time student working on my RN lisense. Once lisensed I hope to go and get my masters in Anesthetology. I fear I will get burned out before I will get there. School is tough while trying to also be a good single parent.

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  • View author's info Posted on Jul 23, 2005 at 09:46 AM

    Hey Curvie ... thanks for that!! :)

    U sound like you have a great career and with all those different opportunities ... I LOVE to cook, and am always trying out new things ... I joke that I am going to enter "my restaurant rules" with a friend of mine who also loves cooking... he is a big guy too and FUNNY as .... it would be a laugh to be on the show with him .... but I dont think we will go thru with it...

    I was watching a Clint Eastwood film before I came into work tonight... was called Pale Rider... was a good one .... am watching Rage now but just want to sleep !! I dont think anyone will be calling here tonight, hopefully sydney is sleeping or having such a goos time they arent noticing any probs out there lol ... anyways see u around the forums sweet ...
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 23, 2005 at 08:44 AM

    Hi Guys & Gals,
    Thanks for entertaining me on the forums tonight as I wait for all my biscuits ...thats cookies to my American friends;-) and cakes to bake as I work at a funky cafe in the park on Sydney harbour on the weekends and Sundays are our most "character building" (a nice way of saying work your bootie off!)day.
    During the week I'm a chef for a catering company and a private chef to some wealthy families in my spare time....I have always loved cooking thanks to my mother and both grandmothers,I find it a very creative & rewardindg outlet,it is always evolving and changing as well as being very social, people have to eat where ever they are so have had some great experiences working at amazing ski resorts,on active volcanos,in beautiful national parks,for the famous & wealthy,at awesome sporting events,at a childrens private daycare centre teaching 3&4 yearolds how to cook and make edible playdough, For fine dining restaurants and boutique hotels, but now am saving money to open my own place back in New Zealand, Have a great day/good evening I need to go and check my carrot cake cupcakes take care where ever you are!
    Claudine The Kiwi Chic
    Rock Chic You truly live up to your name You Rock Girlfriend!!!
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 23, 2005 at 08:36 AM

    TULSA - I don't listen to scanners - everytime I go to my brother's house, I turn his off & it drives him nuts! I told him, man, I listen to that all day long, I don't want to listen to it when I'm off.

    The only thing I have seriously considered leaving what I'm doing now to pursuit is Air Traffic Control, but I think I'm too old; seems to me like 35 is cut off for federal positions - maybe that's males and females are 37yo; I gotta look into that.....
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 23, 2005 at 07:45 AM

    Wow, what a variety of occupations, reads like a recruiting list for henchmen, (sorry henchpersons) for a Bond villain.
    As for me, I'm a chef by trade, although I studied History at university, with the intention of becoming a historian or a history teacher. Unfortunately due to family circumstance, I now work as a care assistant / Home help, although it does give me some free time to exercise my ambition to become a writer and it keeps me in one place for a change. Got to admit working as a radio dispatch or in talk radio would be a cool gig..
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 22, 2005 at 10:42 PM

    such interesting jobs!!!

    I work for a company called Sydney Water ... we supply the water to sydney and look after the sewerage as well for approx over 1 million homes ... I work in emergency services meaning if you see poo floating down the street or see a water main break you call me .... :)

    My ultimate a-im tho is to do voice over work, in radio or in animations .... so I envy you and your job tulsaradiogem ... that would be a way cool job !!

    okapichick I admire you working with animals, I love animals but am afraid I am too chicken to do so cause it would break my heart if anything happened to them or they died ... :(

    gldneagle your jewellery looks great !!
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 22, 2005 at 04:24 PM

    fun topic.....I'm a Director of Development for a major non-profit in Boston.....I get to ask people for money everyday! We help over 2 million residents a year throught the agencies we fund ($50 million raised in 2004.....150 agencies in dozens of communities). Amazing job, every day is different, people I work with and interact with every day are wonderful. Been at it 6 years now......
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 22, 2005 at 06:36 AM

    Cue, gorgeous jewelry, if you sell plus size jewelry sign me up.

    I am a piano teacher and work in childcare also.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 22, 2005 at 12:15 AM

    Hi everyone..I am pretty new here and you all seem very nice I have to say! Anyway..I am a veterinary technician and the office manager at a large animal hospital. Prior to this job (I've been here 6+ years) I was a zookeeper for 9 years taking care of various exotic animals. I have pretty much worked in the animal field my whole life..I did breifly work in a semiconductor in the 80's to make
    I have always wanted to talk on the radio..that is real cool. The jewlery is all nice I bet you both sell alot. wtg to the teacher going for her BA you go girl!
    take care,
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 09:20 PM

    First, Cue Ball, I love the jewelry!

    I've taught students with learning /behavior problems for 20 years, the past 16 or so in junior high (8th and 9th grade). I love the kids, hate the paperwork! Teaching Jr. Hi has helped keep me thinking young, and my "kids" like hearing about stuff from "back in the day"! I've been mother to many, pit bull to a few, friend to all, nursed many broken hearts with or without an accompanying fever, handled personal questions, provided neccessities and a few extras, shared many a lunch, and given more advice than they thought they needed!
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 09:07 PM

    Not to sound like a repeat, but I actually make and sell jewelry too.

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  • View author's info Posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 09:01 PM

    YAY!!! I am so glad to see noone thought this a "lame" topic, and SO many interesting jobs here...

    DivaDawg, I listen to scanners all day, so I guess that kinda makes us

    CueBall, that jewelry is gorgeous!!!! Happy buying!!
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 07:58 PM

    I'm the Data Processing Manager in the Research department at the University.

    We do research in Early Childhood Development, primarily in the areas of: Reading, Math, and Learning Disabilities.

    Our center works to help develope programs to help children at risk for not learning to read.

    We also work on programs to help non-English children to learn English.

    My part is small, but, since reading is a passion of mine, I love my job, and (most of) the people I work with!
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 07:54 PM

    Ok....I will take a swing at it..... I have my sub teaching cert but was working at the After School Child Care Program at the local elementary school. I got into it because I applied for my sub cert and found they had an opening in the child care program where I could work directly with the kids and set my own hours too. This made it possible to go back to school and work on my BA... I am currently a old one but hey......better late than never. I love working with the kids...... one job where u will NEVER be bored and always needed. I think I may actually sub in Sept tho...... just to try that out and get more hours too. I have worked in offices, colleges and casinos and really prefer working with the kids. Enjoy your jobs......... :)
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