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Old 02-05-2007, 08:13 AM   #121
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Re: What was/is your occupation?
Old 02-05-2007, 08:39 AM   #122
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I'm a bit late to this party. There are a lot of interesting folks on this board. For me:

Public swimming pool maintenance
Janitor
Factory Assembly Line
Library clerk
Fast Food Ass't Mgr
Lumber Retail Sales
Tech Writer
Programmer
VP of Software development (in our 6 person company, 1/2 of us were VPs) :
Director of Hospital Info Systems
Regional Accounts Manager for software company
Director of Data Center for a consortium of Schools
Director Sales Force Automation
Director Business Systems
VP Business Systems

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Old 02-05-2007, 08:51 AM   #123
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Gas Station Attendant
Delivery Service Driver
Counter Sales at Wholesale A/C Supply
Warehouseman
Electronics Assembly Line
Geophysical Exploration Crew
Clinical Engineer (in a Hospital)
Project Manager
Now: FIREd

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Old 02-05-2007, 05:22 PM   #124
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Dish Washer
Gas Pump Jockey
Fast Food
USAF Aicrcaft/Missle Maintenance
USCG Machinery Technician
USCGR MKC/CWO3
Residental/Commercial HVAC
Maintanance Engineer at milk plant
Boiler Operator/Chief Engineer University Power Plant
Plant Supervisor 600 bed Medical Center
Facility Manager Critical Access Hospital

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Old 02-05-2007, 06:54 PM   #125
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So do we have a calendar's worth yet? Gotta have butt face in there!

Late to this as well:

Babysitter, Busboy, Floor girl, Salad girl, Hostess, Engineering intern for power lines, Air Force Officer....still am as a Reservist, did telecommunications work, space launches, ground systems, Biomedical engineer - did biomechanical research part of clinical team for artificial heart operations and neurosurgery, lots of medical technology assessment, implementation and investigations, Sys Admin for large computer network, back to clinical engineering, military acquisition, political-military analyst, medical informatics......still working - hope to retire soon - depends on how husband and keep the savings accelerating - goal is in 9 years, however, if we do keep on the same rate of acceleration, could happen in 5 years or less.

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Old 02-05-2007, 09:51 PM   #126
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worked in family business
couple of years in Army
gas station at $.36 per gallon, $1.25 per hour
then $3.75 an hour for entry level at Mega-corp
FIREd 30 years later
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:39 PM   #127
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Waitress
Cashier
Gas Station Attendant
Warehouse
Typing Clerk for Civilian Personnel
BVS Clerk
Material Maintenance Clerk
Claims Development Clerk
Service Representative
Data Review Technician
Claims Representative
Early Retiree

Probably forgot a few too.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:17 AM   #128
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Bartender
Bar manager
French Chef
Telephone Sales - AAA
Small Business Benfit Plans salesman
Finance Manager - Auto
New Car Manager - Auto
General Sales Manager - Auto
Financial Advisor

Some short-term jobs not listed...........
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:21 PM   #129
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Yep, looks like we do have enough for a calendar!

Since TA did such a good job with the recipe book, maybe he would be interested in publishing the calendar as well!
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Let’s see... I was the:
-Market Researcher, who at this first job forgot to enclose the survey forms with the letters to target respondents
-Student Tutor, who was so absent-minded that she’d forget tutoring sessions
-Student Computer Programmer, who was paid minimum wage but enjoyed churning COBOL programs
-Financial Analyst, who hated doing the budgets and instead enjoyed the backup A/P function of writing collection letters and making collection calls
-EDP Auditor, who got fired from being so dejected after being dumped by her boyfriend
-COBOL/IMS programmer, who dreamt of learning CICS and DB2
-COBOL/VSAM/CICS programmer, who didn’t really get the hang of CICS
-COBOL/IMS/DB2 programmer, who loved working with DB2
-IT Consultant, who loved paid bench time but (alas!) got laid off after the Y2K boom
-IT Business System Analyst, who kept taking client/server and web classes but was kept working mostly on legacy systems

Now I am an:
-IT Specialist, who’s ironically really a generalist, knowing a little of a lot, enough to be dangerous
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Okay with all the smart folks!

In family business (a tea farm):
Tea planting, processing, packaging, product design, sales, promotions, delivery (but never got to drive the harvester, darn it!)

Non-profit operations manager
Warehouse Manager, chandlery (sailing)
Customer Service Manager
Web development/Marketing Manager
Financial planning firm office manager & CFP candidate

Most fun I ever had was getting to work alongside my dad during the great (but hard) 12 years in the tea business. I learned a lot about how to get along with people from him, and have spent all the years since trying to put it into practice!

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In family business (a tea farm):
Tea planting, processing, packaging, product design, sales, promotions, delivery (but never got to drive the harvester, darn it!)
Sarah,

From the time I met you at Astro's place, I imagined you as a wildly successful CFP, eventually buying back a small tea farm, collecting a bunch of animals just for fun, with your DH indulgently smiling the whole while.

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I love tea. I have always thought that it would be great to live in a converted tea warehouse just for the smell.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:16 PM   #134
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Gee, I guess I'm a little late on all this, but:

Chef
HR Manager
Facilities Manager
Flight Instructor
Pilot
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I don't think that our crack security forces would notice something like that. I noticed that at least one of them parks in the handicaped spot so I know that they are not behind hired for their physical prowess. The cynical side of me says that they are there to be the human tripwire, similiar to the Armored Cavalry regiments during the Cold War.
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Industrial Oven Designer/Sales (26-29)
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Sarah, From the time I met you at Astro's place, I imagined you as a wildly successful CFP, eventually buying back a small tea farm, collecting a bunch of animals just for fun, with your DH indulgently smiling the whole while.
Rich is so awesomely polite--he's not saying that I talk a lot while my DH patiently waits his turn to talk that never comes! I hope for all of your prognostications to come true! But add to that the boat of DH's dreams!

And Gumby--the tea warehouse smells great, but the tea processing area is 100% humidity and about 100 degrees! Not so great.

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Didnt think I had any this old, but here I am in my first suit and in my first real job, I'm guessing around 18ish and I just got an award for selling over $1M worth of vaxes!

Bad suit, bad haircut :P
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Whoa, check out those ears!

Hey congratulations on selling 2 Vaxes!
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It was three! And the proper plural is "Vaxen".

Let me say it first:

"At least his head got bigger to fit the ears..." :

I was on the "mountain dew and hostess cherry pies" diet at the time. Somehow skinny as a rail.
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