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Old 02-21-2011, 11:36 AM   #1
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How did or do you earn your money?

What type of organization did you work for?
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Some of us did more than one.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
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Some of us did less than one....
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:55 AM   #4
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Technically, I've done all four. However, the majority of my life's income has been divided between military & federal civilian service. I'd say about 25% military, 75% civilian federal.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:12 PM   #5
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There are other options, e.g. public sector employee, heiress (!), lottery winner...

And although I voted Self Employed, I have been all three!
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:18 PM   #6
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Mostly (and currently) government. I have worked at the federal, state, and city levels over the years, but also put in a significant amount of time in the private sector. I also spent a couple of years as a reference librarian at a large public university.
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Public sector until age 30.
Federal civilian until age 48.
Now...FIREd and loving it.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:37 PM   #8
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Head of a Major Religion, Professional Athlete, and Star of Stage and Screen are among the many missing options in this poll.
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Head of a Major Religion, Professional Athlete, and Star of Stage and Screen are among the many missing options in this poll.
Unfortunately RE does not seem to be an option for the Pope!
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Unfortunately RE does not seem to be an option for the Pope!
True! Or any Catholic priest! Their "early" retirement is allowed at 70 - but retirement for priests becomes mandatory at 75. Retired priests are allowed to continue living at the rectory, but the local church probably expects them to assist with Masses. In the next nine years, 50% of the current RC priests will be retiring due to age!* Of course there are exceptions for failing health - they do let you out to pasture then...


*I have been tasked with recruiting Navy chaplains - this new knowledge has been fascinating learning!
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:17 PM   #12
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Mostly Federal career, did work in industry a few years, DW worked for local (not state) school districts as a teacher, also in local parochial school. Currently also teaches part time at local private college.
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What? No category for "illicit earnings"?
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You need a choice for "Drank and chased women, won lottery"
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:01 PM   #16
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How about "livin' off the fat o' the land"? That's been my strategy so far.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:12 PM   #17
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Adult film star. Perhaps you have seen some of my films. Some of the more critically aclaimed films are "Girls Gone Vile" and "Behind the Screen Door"

- Good hours. Good Pay. Good benefits. retire young !

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How about a job wearing thigh high stockings and giving enemas to bad boys ? Okay how about the real version of me wearing scrubs and hoping that they had already done their cleansing !
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How about a job wearing thigh high stockings and giving enemas to bad boys ? Okay how about the real version of me wearing scrubs and hoping that they had already done their cleansing !
Truly hysterical. Still, if you ever fall on hard times, you know you have the skills to be a dominatrix.

The bulk of my lifetime earnings has been from private sector employers. At the moment, my insane asylum employer is generally described as "quasi-public." When I finally get to ER, oh, the stories I could tell you (and any interested senators).
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In the next nine years, 50% of the current RC priests will be retiring due to age!*
Will be interesting to see the "Africanization" of the US Priesthood. Africa seems to be the one place where the Catholic Church has the best chance of significantly increasing the number of Priests serving Catholics worlwide.
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