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Old 01-27-2006, 09:03 PM   #1
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So what do you do for a living?

Right now I play for a living. No really. No joke here... I play I found work at a nursing home in the activities department. I excercise with the residents... play games... lead a horticulture program... make all kinds of stuff like popcorn... umm... we can our vegies that we grow in the summer so during the colder part of the year we can stuff like jelly... applesauce. I want to make some soda pop with them to get their feet wet of brewing thoughts (no I dont brew with them... unfortunatly). I also do a lot of religious things with them (Its a Jewish facility). I guess I am one of these people who found the job that just fits them like a glove and love to come to work everyday. When I was on medical leave these past months I was going crazy. I visited and everyone had to make sure I did not do anything stupid like wheel people around.... As I recall I was TOLD to go on vacation last year.

There are entertainers who come in and sing and stuff like that. I got into it for extra money. Its a lot of fun going to different places and entertaining

I went to school for high tech things... computers... electronics....(read I have a series of government loans I can't even pay off of now). I got a first job at a telephone company and then 9/11 happened. I was laid off 6 months later and had never found solid full time techy work since. So after a few years of searching for full time dependable comptuer work I guess I kinda gave up for the moment.

Right now I am trying to get certified as an Activity Therapist. They can sign all the state documents and get more money then what I'm getting now. It was going great till I got sick. Gotta find out how to get back on the bandwagon...
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:06 PM   #2
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Boring finance. Not for much longer though.
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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State wildlife agency. fun about 90 percent of the time and painful the other 10.
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:08 PM   #4
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What are you going to do next Orfy...brew for a living...go on, you know you want to!!!

BTW, I'm a Stress Engineer...not good for, erm, stress levels! Used to be a University Lecturer...don't know why I gave that life up!
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:18 PM   #5
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State wildlife agency. fun about 90 percent of the time and painful the other 10.
Yeah we get a lot of paper work... anytime the government is involved obviously you have painfull paper work to do... hate that part like everyone else probably.
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:33 PM   #6
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Yeah we get a lot of paper work... anytime the government is involved obviously you have painfull paper work to do... hate that part like everyone else probably.
How'd you guess that was the painful part?
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:42 PM   #7
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IT Manager. I was swinging a hammer when I dropped out of college, then I went back to finish my degree in Economics and Accounting, so I got a job at night answering the tech support line....by the time I graduated, I was a Senior System's Administrator, and decided not to go into finance/accounting. became the boss a year later and here we are. Another one that kind of fell into my profession while pursuing another. No regrets, other than the $110K receipt I have for my Eco/Acc degree (my degree hanging on my wall)-would transfer to Engineering School if I could do it again.
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:13 PM   #8
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I work in the finance department at an Indian casino. Purchasing is my primary function, but it really only takes up about 30% of my time. The rest is spent on miscellaneous crap for the boss - financial reports, promotion analysis, asset management, contract review, and (like state wildlife agencies) lots and lots and lots of paperwork. Gaming is probably one of the most highly regulated industries in the country due to the huge potential for fraud so there's pretty much always a constant stream of paperwork to be done. Real stimulating work, let me tell ya.

The funny thing with my paperwork is that nearly every single thing I recieve is either stamped "URGENT" or "PRIORITY". When someone comes looking for something from me a week later, expecting it to be done, I just show them where the "URGENT/PRIORITY" pile is and tell them they're about halfway from the top.

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Old 01-27-2006, 10:18 PM   #9
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I play for a living also. I play with the M109A6 Paladin, 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer! Its bullets weigh 95 lbs!

I've played with all the guns from the 5.56mm M16 Series to the M110A2 8 inch Howitzer (200 lb bullets) as well as an assortment of other things that go bang and kill people. I could list all the weapons I've worked on, but that would be very long....

I've been playing with Army issued weapons for over 31 years of Gov't service.
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:26 PM   #10
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i do nothing. quit my job as a General Manager of an environmental consulting company. most of the work was in the local petrochemical industry, with some in the commercial sector. got tired of the BS and lack of respect for my 2 offices. then Rita hit, and that was kinda the straw that broke the camels back. it's tuff to run an office when your company doesn't pay vendors or 3rd party labs, and you haven't recieved an expense check or had a raise in over 2 years.

been picky and taking my time. trying to avoid getting sucked back into the petrochemical industry. too much stress and BS. rather make 1/2 the $$$$ and be happy.
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