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Hello all:<br><br><br><br>
I am curious what sorts of jobs other veg*ns have. Do any of you have to wait tables in an omni restaurant, or work at daycares where you have to serve meat meals to children? Do any of you work retail?<br><br><br><br>
I am looking for a job for the first time in a long time, and this is the first time I will be looking for one as a vegan. I am finding that in my neck of the woods anyway, it is very hard to find something where I won't have to be around food since I don't have a college degree....... I am trying to get into an office job but not having much luck as it seems like everyone else is trying to do the same thing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br><br>
Going back to school right now isn't an option for me, but later it may be-- I just have no clue what to do with my life!!!!! Other than being vegan and an AR protester, that is. Unfortunatley, around here, that doesn't pay money!
 

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I wouldn't have a problem waiting tables. I did it as an omni and there's pretty good money in it.. I earned $40 - $60 in tips for four hours of work at a small family restaurant. A friend's son works at Dave and Busters.. he earns up to $300 a night. So depending on the place you can do pretty well.
 

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Oops. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I work for a consortium of colleges and universities, I assist people who want to finish or start thier degrees via distance education. While I was in college I worked retail, I have worked on commission and as a manager. It's a good "for the time being job".<br><br><br><br>
A friend of mine who is also a vegetarian worked in a steak house as a line cook. I don't know how he was able to stand it, he said he looked forward to his paycheck and that was about it.
 

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Booo - i just moved to a new town so I don't have a job right now. I have been applying like crazy and this temp agency I signed up with has a couple of things in the pipeline. I hope I find something soon because I am going broke and I am bored. I wish the bills would temporarily but I know that isn't going to happen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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I did some temp office work while I was in high school and it was pretty cool.. as long as you're always available when they want you then the jobs should keep coming. If you are late even once or turn something down then you go down in rank on their lists!!<br><br>
I worked for a residential electrical contractor for the next 3 years, and currently I work for a commercial general contractor. I wish I wasn't stuck in the construction industry, but that's what I have all my experience in so that's where I'm probably always going to work.<br><br><br><br>
Going to school has never been an option for me and now that I'm older and have more financial obligations then I used to I can't stop working! Damnit.. there's nothing more then I would like more to be on my own during the day.. reading and going outside on hikes and such.. but NOooOOoo I have to pay rent damnit!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:">
 

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I work in Provider Relations calling companies to become a provider for my company. Boring kind of like telemarketing which I did for 3 years. But mostly I've been in the medical field.
 

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Oops... guess I should have searched around a little better before posting about this! Don't hit me anymore! I'll do better next time! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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try retail. what country are you in? i'm working in a women's clothing store, you don't need a degree or anything, if you have experience handling money, customer service experience, and are friendly, you can find something pretty quick. now's a good time to look, a lot of clothing stores employ a lot of students and most of them are leaving by the end of August to go back to school. we're hiring for the fall right now and so are a lot of other places. the idea is to get the new people trained before the students leave<br><br><br><br>
i only make $7.25 an hour and get about 20 to 30 hours a week, so you have to consider how much money you need to make to get by. i may apply for a second job at another clothing store, the one right across from where i work now, because several of their staff left at the same time and they're desperate but i'd only get about 10 hours a week there. enough to make some extra cash but not enough to pay the bills if it were my only job
 

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I am a piano teacher. I get $10-12 for a half hour lesson. Last year I had 27 students which kept me very busy. Sometimes I get tired of it but I usually enjoy it a lot. Most of my lessons are back to back so I can have some pretty exhausting days it seems....but I enjoy beautiful music and seeing students do what I tell them to do.<br><br><br><br>
I hate job hunting! So instead I am self-employed.
 

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i am in a nomadic clan whose name shall remain unmentioned. i run oft yonder in search of a rare species of...oh, i have said too much.
 

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Retail...Christmas already....yippee......(blah!).....<br><br>
Actually working at night where I don't have to deal with nasty customers and don't have upper management hovering over my shoulder is pretty decent. It helps that I work with a couple of wonderful people and I'll be adding a dear friend to my crew in two weeks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> I couldn't work customer service in retail again. I lose all faith in humanity! I enjoy lurking in the shadows and playing the happy house elf!
 

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Right now I work for the county as an Environmental Health Intern. I mostly inspect pools, but have been getting into the food inspection part of the job. There is A LOT of meat involved, let me tell ya. It hasn't started to bother me that much, except today at a local fair, there were these HUGE outdoor oven/grill thingies, with HUGE chunks of meat skrewed and cooking, I really didn't want to stick my thermometer in that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Oh and I'm going to be teaching a food handler card class soon, and its ALL about potential hazardous foods, which are, of course, meat, diary, fish, seafood etc. Maybe I should fit in a 5 minute talk about how to cook tofu instead <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">-LINDS</span><br><br><br><br>
Oh and I work 40 hours/week and get paid minimum wage. The job will be over at the end of summer, then I go back to college.
 

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Another question for my interview. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 
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