What do you do for Living?

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by BD Jones, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. ITG

    ITG Call Me a Cab

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    I'm a language arts (and sometimes social studies) content writer/editor for a company that make an online educational program for students. Great place to work and fun work to do!
     
  2. Miss Neecerie

    Miss Neecerie I'll Lock Up

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    I work for the major subcontractor for this fine piece of vintage equipment.

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    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html


    So I do paper and computer tech work that lets way more important people like engineers do -their- jobs so that astronauts can fly safely.

    Pretty darn cool on days like today.
     
  3. Miss_Bella_Hell

    Miss_Bella_Hell My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I graduate from law school in May.


    ANYONE HIRING?!!!! Pretty please? :eek:
     
  4. just_me

    just_me Practically Family

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    Tallulah. Thank you for doing what you do. You're there to help people at the most difficult part of their lives.
     
  5. Eyemo

    Eyemo Practically Family

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    Any Chance you could get me a Vintage Space suit..PLEASE!!!:) lol lol lol
     
  6. Corto

    Corto A-List Customer

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    High School Social Studies Teacher. (World History, Sociology and Government).
     
  7. 3rd grade teacher (former bilingual), Los Angeles Unified School District. :eek: It affords me the opportunity to dress vintage almost every day of the week (I've got enough neckties to last me the whole school year).
     
  8. RebeccaMUA

    RebeccaMUA One of the Regulars

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    Santa Monica, CA
    I own my own business (on-location hair/makeup for weddings) and am also a freelance makeup artist.
     
  9. warbird

    warbird One Too Many

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    I'll second the statement that he is a class act. I see him once a year at least and he is as nice a person as you would ever want to meet.
     
  10. Archéologue

    Archéologue Registered User

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    I own a company that does archaeological investigations before big construction projects. I get to run around in the woods with my equally hare-brained employees and dig up artifacts. The rest of the time I'm sitting at a computer trying to figure out what they mean. I also get to have arguments with state agency bureaucrats if anyone thinks this is all fun and good times. I do not wear a fedora while working in the field. That's for Indiana Jones.
    Michael
     
  11. Randal

    Randal Familiar Face

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    Kentucky
    I'm a kiln operator for a lumber company. I dry the lumber (it sounds easy, but there's a science to it). I also do the maintenance on the kilns, I'm in charge of the dried lumber receiving, and various other odd jobs around the lumber yard.
     
  12. Cleery

    Cleery New in Town

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    Aren't you a sweetheart? But, I assure you it's true!
     
  13. Kifaru

    Kifaru New in Town

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    East Midlands, UK
    So, one fine sunny saturday morning I get a knock on the door. I put on my dressing gown and open the door. Standing there are two fella's in suits, flashing badges. Special Agent Something and his pal, Orother, ask me if I'm me.

    "Yes, sir. Thats me."
    "Sir, we have a couple of questions for you. Is now convenient?"
    "Now is fine, how can I help you?"
    "Sir, would you mind explaining what your occupation is? We had a call from the IRS about your return."
    "Ahh, yes. Absolutely, my pleasure. I am a professional contract killer."

    You could almost see the beads of sweat start to pop on thier foreheads. Now, I'm sure that when they knocked on the door they were expecting some beefy guy named Jimmy "The Knife" Bargulioiani, or some such. Instead, they are staring at a tall, clean cut, all American serviceman.

    "You see, sir, I am extremely professional at what I do, I signed a contract with the US Navy, and I kill people for a living. I run, jump, flop in the mud, all in the name of putting steel on target. These days I specialise in putting Tomahawks in peoples windows but the effect is the same; bad guys end up dead. Does that answer your question, sir?"
    "Ahh, erm, uhh, hmm....well, yeah, guess it does. Now, listen pal-"
    "Thats Chief, if you don't mind."
    "Right, Chief, uh, I understand what you mean and your right; you do kill people for a living but, if its all the same to you, would you mind not doing that again on your tax return next year? It gets some of the guys down at the Bureau all worked up, if you know what I mean..."
    "No worries, sir, sorry to have been a bother."
    "Thanks, and you have a nice day Chief."

    I closed the door as they walked back to thier big government cruiser. As I turned around, I heard my wife behind me;
    "You put down WHAT on our tax return??!!"
    "Honey, baby, really, let me explain...it's okay...."

    I retired from that a few short years ago. Now days, I teach US, NATO and Allied forces how to do it. Specifically, I teach them how to do intelligence; how to actually think. Our job is not to judge the bad guys, that is between them and the god of thier choice. Our job is just to arrange the meeting.

    H. Cole Stage
    Intelligence Specialist Chief Petty Officer (Parajumper)(Ret.), USN

    (true story, by the way. Man, did I get an earfull from Herself!)
     
  14. Daniel Hunter

    Daniel Hunter One of the Regulars

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    Research Design Coordinator is my official day job title. Basically I'm a project manager & mechanical designer for a company that makes irrigation products. I'm also a shareholder and member of the board of directors.
     
  15. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Kind of makes my 30 years working in an insane asylum sound rather bland ... [huh]
     
  16. Kermez

    Kermez A-List Customer

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    Sorry, I forgot to mention...

    In addition, I am a sometimes freelance specialized medical practicioner.

    Ladies, PM me for details... :D
     
  17. L HATLEY

    L HATLEY One of the Regulars

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    VERRY HAPPY TO SAY I'M retired, I was a Meat Cutter in several
    large Grocery Stores for over 35 years. love Prime Rib Roast & Rib Eye Steaks.
    Now i do Custom Leather Work , saddle & tack repair.and some Hat Bands
    for "Buckaroo Hatters".
     
  18. THe Conductor

    THe Conductor One of the Regulars

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    Fortress San Francisco
    I'm unemployed and will soon be going to school! Hopefully I'll have a job here soon. Job market is not looking good though.

    Previously I worked as a conductor on the railroad, prior to that I was an apprentice plumber, and before that...
     
  19. draws

    draws Practically Family

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    Merrimack, NH
    I am retired. Software Engineering project manager until I got laid off in 2003 and never looked back. Did some Contract work until 2005 and then formally retired. Worked as a general contractor until early this year when work died off. Now my hobbies are Web Design, Oil Paintings, Donate time to the National Lancers, collect militaria do work around the house. There just aren't enough hours in the day to sit back and relax. Retirement is a lot better than I thought it would ever be!
     
  20. bronzewolf

    bronzewolf New in Town

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    Holistic Therapist
    Beauty Therapist
    Face Painter
     

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