What do you do for Living?

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

  1. InspectorMorse

    InspectorMorse One of the Regulars

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    History Prof, techie....
     
  2. Robert C

    Robert C New in Town

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    Serial killer, drug abuser, psychotic....
     
  3. Jessica

    Jessica One of the Regulars

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    Umm...Yikes....
     
  4. Big Joe

    Big Joe Familiar Face

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    You might say I'm a G-man.

    Big Joe
     
  5. jeep44

    jeep44 One of the Regulars

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    I'm a Pipefitter-there's a job that doesn't show up much on threads like this. I spend my days hanging pipe,either 20 feet in the air,or down in some pit.
     
  6. Barbigirl

    Barbigirl Practically Family

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    My racket is Medical Staff Credentialing. I work at a hospital investigating physicians and saving the patients from potential Dr. Evils.

    Other jobs:
    Pastor's (ex) wife (yeah, that 2 for 1 deal)
    Substitute teacher K-12
    Publicity Coordinator for a large hotel
    Hotel Front Desk Clerk
    Room Reservations Agent
    Bank Teller
    Department Store Retail Clerk (The Men's Cologne Dept. - that was fun but not for a real job)
    Grocery Clerk
     
  7. The D.A.

    The D.A. Familiar Face

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    I'm a crimefighter. Always have been. I used to be a police officer. Now I'm an assistant district attorney. It's not much of a racket and the pay is lousy, but the bright side is there'll always be a demand for what I do.
     
  8. decodoll

    decodoll Practically Family

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    Office manager and surgical coordinater for a group glaucoma specialists...and no, they don't prescribe that! Can you tell I get that question a lot?? :rolleyes: I've also filled out a few of those credentialing forms in my time, Barbigirl. :)

    And new business owner. Just got my seller's permit in the mail yesterday! It's not open for business just yet, but you can sign up for a grand opening announcement at www.decodoll.net if you'd like. :)
     
  9. Grimstar

    Grimstar Familiar Face

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    Lots of different things...

    I had the usual complement of odd jobs before I became the struggleing tailor that I am today. And how that happened is a long and boring story. But these days I am a part time tailor, full time parent, with a one man shop and a 6 month old son, who keeps me busy most of the time. lol
     
  10. Jack Scorpion

    Jack Scorpion One Too Many

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    This was a very entertaining and enlightening thread to read.

    BA in English Literature w/a minor in Russian Literature, Language and Culture come this May from Berkeley. I can't wait to get out of here.

    My work experience is mostly in editing and the long time tradition of cashiering, but my near future trade is most like copy-editing, editing, writing, copy-writing, copy-editing-writing, copy-editing-copy-writing-copy and all somesuch branches thereof. Can someone hook me up in LA??????

    Either that or... I was thinking of applying to work at the UCLA film archives. I wonder if The Film Noir Foundation's hiring.

    Oh, and if you haven't assumed already (what are you stupid?), I have aspirations to be a writer. Detective fiction.
     
  11. maintcoder

    maintcoder A-List Customer

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    Currently, I am the senior software support engineer for a small, but growing software company that provides tools in the electronic evidence discovery space. Prior to that I have:

    • managed a software support team and provided technical implementation consulting for a knowledge management software company
    • managed support and implementation departments for a software company that provided governmental financial applications
    • managed a warehouse for a state veterans facility
    • worked as a stock clerk in the food service operations of the state psychiatric hospital
    • worked in geriatric nursing at the state psychiatric hospital
    • worked as a janitor at a community college
    • worked as a bellman/night auditor at a local hotel
    • worked in stock control/janitorial services at a snack bar on a large military complex
    • was a contract sports photographer

    I would like to add 'Mega Millions winner' to the list soon! lol
     
  12. Mr Nick

    Mr Nick New in Town

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    Safwty & Training Coordinator

    I work for a local municiple gov't developing & implementing their safety & training programs! Will have a job as long as I want it!lol
     
  13. mysterygal

    mysterygal Call Me a Cab

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    I'm a stay at home mom and I also counsel part time
     
  14. "Doc" Devereux

    "Doc" Devereux One Too Many

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    Writer, broadcaster and occult / paranormal consultant & troubleshooter.
     
  15. Barbigirl

    Barbigirl Practically Family

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    Credentialing forms

    The forms are a nightmare and 99% if all practitioners are golden, but what I have dug up about a few has made my hair stand on end!
     
  16. Zepp

    Zepp New in Town

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    I'm an airline ground school instructor for a low-cost carrier. I teach Airbus systems, FAA and company regs, and new hire first officer classes for pilots. My previous jobs were:


    • an avionics tech at the same airline
    • Motorola field service technician
    • government contract electronics instructor
    • avionics technician in the US Navy


    I have to agree with an old Joe Walsh lyric - life's been good to me so far.

    -Zepp
     
  17. Green Falcon

    Green Falcon New in Town

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    I'm a writer and game designer (traditional tabletop role-playing games).
     
  18. shoeshineboy

    shoeshineboy Practically Family

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    wannabe

    I really did shine shoes during my teen age years...and still quite good at it...

    I have been in the automobile business since '79 and selling
    Chrysler products since '81. Was at a dealer for 16 years in St. Louis until I moved back to my hometown where I have been here for 9 years.

    For titles: Internet Manager, Marketing Manager, New Car Inventory Manager, Used Car Inventory, Part-time Finance Manager, Sales Trainer of a medium size dealership. It keeps me busy.

    I wannabe a comedian on the Grand Ol Opry....they are missing Minnie Pearl and others too much.....hence the name The Shoeshine Boy...

    mark.....
     
  19. Tony in Tarzana

    Tony in Tarzana My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I went to engineering school and worked for a time at Douglas Aircraft, but never graduated. I did tax preparation for H&R Block for 11 years, and now I'm in customer service at a small TV shopping netork, and fill in in the control room a couple of days a week working the Chyron and the camera switcher.

    It's a living and I have fun doing it, but I'll probably have to move on to something more lucrative in the future, since I'll be 65 in only 20 years, and time seems to fly by faster and faster with each passing year.
     
  20. Slouch-Hat

    Slouch-Hat Familiar Face

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    What I do

    I'm a writer and a writing teacher. Anyone need a novel edited? I do that too!
     

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