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#31 Old 03-11-2015, 04:01 PM
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#32 Old 03-11-2015, 04:30 PM
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Before that, I was a garbage man on a kibbutz. Yes, I've had some rubbish jobs.
Ha! Love a good pun.

For relevance, I'm an HR Manager at a medium sized firm.
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#33 Old 04-19-2015, 06:46 PM
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I work as an International Staff Accountant/Business Analyst for a company whose motto among other things is to bring outsourcing jobs back to America and provide opportunities to Americans locally with focus on providing career opportunities to military personnel/spouses.
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#34 Old 04-19-2015, 09:18 PM
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I'm currently taking part-time classes at a university toward a teaching certification. By next June, unless something really unexpected and awful happens, I'll have a second Masters Degree in teaching, a teaching license, and a job teaching high school English. I already have a B.A. and M.A. in Russian literature, but bureaucratic requirements are all wonky and most of my Russian credits don't count toward a teaching license for English.

Before I decided to become a teacher, I spent a year working at a local private no-kill animal shelter as an adoption counselor.
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#35 Old 04-19-2015, 09:40 PM
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I currently work as a housekeeper. Before that, I've been: a dishwasher, hotel maid, lawn service, and stable hand. I get paid for all kinds of handy-man work, when available. Moving, painting, etc.

It's difficult for me to get a job that's not under the table.

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#36 Old 04-20-2015, 12:22 AM
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I'm currently a vet student which is pretty darn perfect for me. I think I'm pretty lucky in the respect that I've always known what I want to do and feel like nothing is out of my reach
Oh, and I work as a waitress/barwench on the side hahah
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#37 Old 04-20-2015, 02:53 AM
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I'm currently looking for a temporary job to give us some extra money before the baby's born, and then I'll be a stay-at-home mom until he's in school.
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#38 Old 04-20-2015, 10:15 AM
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Any other programmers here?
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#39 Old 11-11-2015, 11:47 AM
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I already have a B.A. and M.A. in Russian literature, but bureaucratic requirements are all wonky and most of my Russian credits don't count toward a teaching license for English.
Do you speak Russian?

I'm epidemiologist; work with foodborne outbreaks.
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#40 Old 11-20-2015, 09:32 AM
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Nothing, I dont need to work because I have rich parents.
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#41 Old 11-20-2015, 10:23 AM
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Nothing, I dont need to work because I have rich parents.
That must be awesome.
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#43 Old 11-21-2015, 02:24 AM
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Civil servant, here. I work in a fiscal office. I crunch numbers and try to help keep the budget in check with regard to purchasing/accounts payable and payroll. I also deal with grant funding and personnel issues for the department. I like the work a lot. It's varied and interesting.


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#44 Old 11-21-2015, 03:40 AM
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I am a student so I get bursaries, but it is very little money and since I am a high school student, living on my own, it is impossible to survive on a bursary so I also get welfare. I know that many of you think the word get negative associations but believe me, I am not a couch potato!
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#45 Old 11-21-2015, 06:11 AM
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That must be awesome.
Not always, even tough I can afford everything I want, telling people I have no job doesn't always make a good impression.
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#46 Old 11-21-2015, 06:53 AM
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Not always, even tough I can afford everything I want, telling people I have no job doesn't always make a good impression.
I suppose you could get a job just to kill time, or volunteer somewhere (an animal shelter, a library). Then when you're asked what you do for a living, you could say that.
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#47 Old 11-21-2015, 08:23 AM
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I'm a student and apart from that I do some volunteering. I organize local writing events, am in one of my church's catering teams and I'm looking to get involved in a political party for young people (sorry I don't know what you call them in English). I've also cooked in a home for the elderly for quite a while.
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#48 Old 11-21-2015, 08:31 AM
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Not always, even tough I can afford everything I want, telling people I have no job doesn't always make a good impression.
Do you make sure you give back? Being born lucky is wonderful; appreciating and sharing makes you feel even better. It is nice to start a charitable foundation, or join the board of one, something like that.

And welcome
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#49 Old 11-21-2015, 10:52 AM
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I've been retired for 14 years as of this past October. Before retiring, I worked as an Industrial Tinsmith for almost 37 years (of which 20 years I taught apprentices my trade).

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#50 Old 11-21-2015, 04:28 PM
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I am a Customer Support Specialist IV for the Dept. of Public Safety. Which basically means I am the lead person for my team in state government. I am on hiatus for my MLA degree in History& Ideas and Management. My undergrad is in Health Service Admin. I like my job. I am not rich by no means. Maybe when I finish school I can get a new job and work until I am ready to try my hand at my Doctorate in Theology and Philosophy abroad.
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#51 Old 12-03-2015, 11:31 AM
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My main job is working with at risk adolescents/young adults in a back country wilderness therapy program. I get them to the program in one piece and drive big ass 4wd trucks in the desert. My other job is working at a homeless shelter..

Dog, guts and guns..
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#52 Old 12-10-2015, 02:24 AM
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My 'day' job is working with developmentally disabled adults in their homes helping them live independently. Helping them cook, clean, bath, etc. I'm also artist, though I don't have as much time to paint as I did when I was in school, but I've applied to two galleries so I better get my but in gear.
P.S. I also Like to make books. Blank ones and if I can make them just a little better I could sell them. I can make exposed spine well enough. I'm working on flat back spines. I've given up rounded spines.

I also write.
I have a lot going on.
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#53 Old 12-30-2015, 12:13 PM
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Hi everyone, I am Jun. I have been a vegan for more than 10 years

Currently I am an architect, running between Asia and California. My company design for sustainable architecture. I am really passionate about environmental friendly buildings and structures, which i hope and believe that is what the future will be. One which everyone lives in harmony with the earth and environment.

In my spare time, I run a vegan bags and accessories store with my wife. Please check out our store at tokyobags.co. We designed and make bags for both men and women, ranging from briefcases to messengers and backpacks. You may also follow us on instagram tokyobags.co for our latest releases and vegan news and reports.

It is my dream to create significant awareness to for our planet to be animal-consumption-free. I really hope one day, being vegan / vegetarian and be a majority, where people realised the benefits and principles of being vegan / vegetarian.

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#54 Old 12-30-2015, 11:39 PM
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I'm a mother to four wonderful young children and run my own housecleaning business and volunteer on a regular basis to a couple of organizations dear to me.
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#55 Old 12-31-2015, 12:57 AM
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There have been quite a few discussions and concerns centering around careers and workplaces, so I thought it might be helpful and fun if people shared what they do for a living. There seems to be a stereotype out there that vegans and vegetarians are well off, have more money and so on than others, but I don't believe this is always true. We come from all walks of life. And our work does not always center around veg*n activism.

I work as an ambulatory medical coder. So far I focus on chemotherapy and non chemotherapy infusion coding and do some radiology coding too. I just started this career last September after several years of schooling. Before this job I worked for years in Health Information Services as a records analysis clerk in the same medical complex. I love researching and working with medical health information. And I am a bit of an introvert so this type of work suits me better than constant interaction with people. There is one raw vegan and several vegetarians in the building where I work, though none in my own department other than myself.

I'd love to hear what others do, or maybe you are in between jobs or retired and volunteer somewhere. It's all good!
I'm a second year Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing student

Looking forward to finishing my degree and getting out on practice. Love the job!
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#56 Old 12-31-2015, 03:40 AM
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I'm really enjoying hearing what others do! Such a great diversity of experience and skill here.

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