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Old 07-16-2007, 12:54 AM   #1
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What do you do for a living?
Do you like your job? What would be your dream job?

I have 3 jobs right now. They're all on-call positions. I'm a Nursing Assistant at a Nursing Home and I love it! I am also a Behavioral Specialist (fancy name for a "babysitter") for a group home that houses TBI residents. I don't really care for that job, it's kind of boring and not challenging. Then I just got a job as a Home Health Aide and I haven't worked there yet. Starting August 27th, I'll be a full time college student again in my last year in Dental Hygiene school. Oh...I have 3 kids and a hubby too (full time job!)

My dream job would be working with the elderly somehow. I love my job now, but it's too hard on my body. I'd also love to be a travleing Hygienist, working in nursing homes and in the homes of the elderly, providing education in dental hygiene and also cleaning their teeth.
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:00 AM   #2
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Trucker for the past 11 years. My primary degree is in electronics and I spent 13 years in the engineering industry (telecommunications) as an engineer, technical trainer, and in management, as well as two years as a high school teacher, and I enjoy the trucking far more than anything else. I pretty much do what I want, when I want, and get paid to ride around and look at the scenery. Nothing better than being a paid tourist.

Beats getting a job.
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:42 AM   #3
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I was a home daycare provider but we moved recently. Hopefully, I'll be getting back into it within the next few months. Right now all I do is knit and homeschool.
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:52 AM   #4
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I quit working (outside the home...lol) when I was pregnant with my daughter. Though it's been tough as can be, financially, I decided long ago I would stay home with my kids, whenever I had them, probably because my mom stayed home with us kids when we were little...So, my main "job" is mommy...lol...However, hubby and I started an at home business doing photo restoration and manipulation but it hasn't proved to be a source of income (well, with the exception of my only customer, my dad...hahaha...who wanted me to restore and old wedding photo of my mom...I tried to refuse payment but he and my mom forced me to take it...lol)...Other than that, I've knit some things that people have bought, but, that didn't last long either :( I recently completed an at home creative writing course and have a creative writing diploma, and I am currently taking an at home photography class in hopes of not only fine tuning my photography skills, but, also possibly having photography be an extra source of income. I also do a ton of web graphics and web sites, but, those are mainly just hobbies...Basically I try to occupy myself with my hobbies (when the kids allow it...hahaha) and hope, one day, they will prove fruitful...I don't think I could ever go back to a job job unless absolutely necessary...
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:15 AM   #5
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I'm a Speech Pathologist (Speech and Language Therapist). I like my job because it's really rewarding to have such a positive impact on so many children's lives. Another aspect I like is the 'portability' of the job - we are very much an 'in demand' profession and I have just got a job in Ireland! That means shortly I'll be packing up and moving overseas for a couple of years. I've always wanted to work and travel.

My dream job though would be to run a dive travel agency where I would get to go on several (many) diving holidays a year to check out the resorts and diving so I could recommend them to my customers. I love organising holidays and I love diving so this would be perfect! If I was creative enough (and good enough!) I'd love to be a professional underwater photographer.

My long term goal though is a volunteer (or semi-volunteer) speech pathology position on a tropical island so I can work during the day and dive after work and on weekends

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Old 07-16-2007, 03:29 AM   #6
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I've been a meat packer, shoe store assistant, sandwich maker,
office clerk, typist, receptionist, security guard, crowd controller, I.T. administrator... and now home-maker. I'm sure I missed a few.


My dream job would have to be the owner of a yummy yarn store.

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Old 07-16-2007, 04:05 AM   #7
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I dont work due to health problems,i am a stay at home mum instead.
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:50 AM   #8
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:11 AM   #9
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I am a stay at home mom and have been for just over 5 years now. I intend to stay here with the kids until the youngest (18 months) is in school all day and hopefully I will know what I will do then! Before I was a SAHM I was a receptionist for a temp agency for just a few months. But before that I was a assistant facilities cooridinator for a IT company. That was a job I loved, I started there as a receptionist for the building with all the techies in it, then the Facilities Manager asked me if I wanted to work with her and get a hefty pay raise! I jumped at it and stayed there for a year until they laid off both of us along with half the company.
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I no longer work and am a lady of leisure! I was a stay at home for 18 years until both my kids were out of high school. My husband was career Navy and they needed someone at home, I thought. Financially, it was horrible, but the kids had a stable life that way, at least. I went to college for the first time at 38 years old, did 2 years of my therapy degree, found out I would really need to continue through my doctorate to do what I wanted and decided So, I worked with the developmentally disabled for several years, got burned out, worked as a file manager for a law firm for 7 years and really liked that. When we moved, I did a 1 year stint in an office and though I liked it, I hated the office manager and quit a week before she got fired! (I always was a day late! ) So, I now stay at home with my pets and knit and enjoy my old age years. My husband has an excellent paying job, enough so he can take me to Vegas every year so I am happy. It leaves me time to enjoy my grandbabies!
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