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Old 07-17-2011, 08:29 PM   #41
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i once knew a FSA (fellow of society of actuaries) who ER into working as a deli-person at the grocery store (IE the guy/girl that cuts and weighs your orders).

i suppose some might like it...
LOL, I and a good friend of mine also into ER were talking about doing something like this. Basically, just find the jobs with the lowest amount of responsibility and if we get bored or annoyed, we could just quit.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:53 PM   #42
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Sell Christmas trees? Talk about low stress and part time
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:29 PM   #43
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:22 AM   #44
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I want to be a photographer assistant. In particular I want to be the guy that sprays water, rubs baby oil, and other similar tasks for swimsuit models. If I have to move a few lights, and hold mirror so be it. Since I have no experience I am willing to be an intern for a few months.
Ah, innocence! Photographer's Assistants are expected to know more than just a little bit about photography too. That means you have to know the difference between a shutter speed, aperture, ISO and the relationships between them. You have to be able to look at the light and know what the color temperature is, and what has to be done to change it, if that's what the photographer wants.

You will climb mountains, cross deserts, and nearly drown in rivers carrying loads of food, cables, batteries, generators and lights. You are the "gofer" who gets the pizza and empties the porta-potty.

Once in a while they'll let you take a picture. Forget the swimsuit models.

Sorry to bust your bubble.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:07 AM   #45
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Ah, innocence! Photographer's Assistants are expected to know more than just a little bit about photography too. That means you have to know the difference between a shutter speed, aperture, ISO and the relationships between them. You have to be able to look at the light and know what the color temperature is, and what has to be done to change it, if that's what the photographer wants.

You will climb mountains, cross deserts, and nearly drown in rivers carrying loads of food, cables, batteries, generators and lights. You are the "gofer" who gets the pizza and empties the porta-potty.

Once in a while they'll let you take a picture. Forget the swimsuit models.

Sorry to bust your bubble.
He just got the job title confused. He wants to be the swimsuit model's assistant, not the photographer's.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:29 AM   #46
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I was gonna look for a seasonal job this summer, but with my FIL's passing other things kind of took over my time this spring. I was thinking of seeing if the local fly shop needed help. Lots of BSing about fishing, very low pressure and I'd probably be working weekends when I'd be home avoiding the crowds anyway.

I was also going to look into other stuff that might interest me. Golf course ranger was one. Mainly for the free golf. Thought a bout a book store for the discount. Basically anything that sounds interesting, low pressure and offers a discount.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:50 AM   #47
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I love gardening and growing plants. A few months after I FIREd, I saw a Help Wanted sign at a local family owned greenhouse. I actually put in an application to w*rk as a part-time plant tender, with the possibility of delivering flowers during holidays. I did several followup calls, but never got a response. Oh well.

As time passed, I got over the need to w*rk and did volunteering instead.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:58 PM   #48
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Blogging! It's the best pastime there is (imho).

You can touch people's lives around the globe and even make a little money while you're at it...
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:18 PM   #49
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He just got the job title confused. He wants to be the swimsuit model's assistant, not the photographer's.

That must be it.

Still I've seen guys do this in the SI swimsuit issue video etc. I know I have no chance at all as photographer, but I sure I could learn to spritz a model with the best of them. . I'm even ok with carrying gear, ordering pizza, and paying somebody else to clean the porta potties (FI has its perks).

Bummer about having to learn all the photography stuff, I did take photographer class several years ago.
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That must be it.

Still I've seen guys do this in the SI swimsuit issue video etc. I know I have no chance at all as photographer, but I sure I could learn to spritz a model with the best of them. . I'm even ok with carrying gear, ordering pizza, and paying somebody else to clean the porta potties (FI has its perks).

Bummer about having to learn all the photography stuff, I did take photographer class several years ago.

Well, there is a job called a "fluffer", but the swimsuit models may not be quite what you were expecting.
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Well, there is a job called a "fluffer", but the swimsuit models may not be quite what you were expecting.
That's not a job. That's an adventure... Or something. Certainly a VERY special calling...
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:57 PM   #52
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My mother retired from social work almost 5 years ago. Since then, she has tried several "jobs". Some paid, some didn't. She has been

A substitute teacher in her grandchildrens school
Coordinated a turoring program for elementary students
Claims adjuster
Events Coordinator for a senior center
Family outreach for a local hospital
Receptionist at a law firm

So far her favorite is the receptionist job. It's not a big deal for her to come and go as she pleases - there are lots of other people around to answer the phones and greet clients if she decides to take a three week vacation. The office wants her to become a paralegal, and she doesn't seem excited about taking on more responsibility. She is having fun dabbling.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:48 PM   #53
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It you had a favorite sports team I think it would beat neat to be an usher a few times a week or once a week in the case of football.

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Old 09-10-2011, 01:02 PM   #54
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It you had a favorite sports team I think it would beat neat to be an usher a few times a week or once a week in the case of football.

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A friend of mine works part time at an amthitheater for the similar reason.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:03 PM   #55
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When my dad died and mom was already retired she took a job as assistant to the reading specialist. Her DIL was the reading specialist. Her job was to listen to kids read, cut out bingo letters or do whatever little chores needed done. She only worked on Fridays but could take the day off if she had other things to do like go to Reno. She liked the little kids and after work her DIL would invite her to the house for dinner and cards.

Now DIL is retired and mom lives with my brother and her. Mom always like her DIL and the get along great so the part time volunteer job was perfect for her the first year she was widowed. Then she got too busy for working what with playing all the time.
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I was thinking of being a lawyer. Maybe focus on one or two specific things, like wills and trusts or something. Low overhead, pick up a few cases and complete for cash on an as needed basis.

Trouble is, the cost of law school and there are no part time law schools in my state. My lawyer is looking for someone to take over his small town practice too. He says I am the most organized client he has had in 35 years and thinks I'd do well as a lawyer.
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