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  • So, what do you do for a living?

    I'm an I.T. Guy / System Admin. I work for a company that has sent me off to the nearby naval air station, where I do the things in a hanger that dates back to the 40's. The building's no joke. They've only had to update Fire Suppression and add furniture and the like since it's been built. The thing used to house blimps and the like, but now I stare at Kiowas and Blackhawks and some other aircraft I don't identify.

    I like to call myself the ITea guy. That's about as clever as I get.

    I like it because it's an actual career starting job, and there's local prestige for being part of the base crowed. Spent my whole life growing up in the shadow of this place and the highly educated people who work here, and I've finally got my foot on.

    What about you?

    M.

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    System admin is my next goal, but right now I'm a "Help Desk Specialist" in IT. The company itself produces and supports resident screening software for property management companies. I'm working on getting my A+ certification.
    Depression Lies

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    • #3
      Currently sell sugar water and other garbage at a gas station, but finally got another job in my field after being laid off as a nursing assistant back in March.

      Starting nursing school soon too. Hoping to get involved in public health at some point.
      "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." - Allan K. Chalmers (1759-1834)

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      • #4
        Children's Librarian.
        Healthy Bucket List:
        • Summit all of Colorado's 14-ers
        • Hike the Appalachian Trail
        • Do a real pull-up
        • Run a 5k
        • Be "Hot For Training Camp"



        Check out my journey at Outdoor Amy's Blog.

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        • #5
          Civil engineer. My specialty is hydraulics and hydrology, meaning I play with virtual water and virtual rain most days. Working on getting my professional license, because its nearly impossible to get or stay an engineer without that step.
          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
          My Latest Journal

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          • #6
            I'm a muse.
            "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

            B*tch-lite

            Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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            • #7
              Lawyer. Worst profession ever. Don't do it. If you know someone who wants to go to law school, tell them emphatically DON'T. DO. IT.

              Other than that, I'm secretly an aspiring novelist. I have three whole pages written. Three. Whole. Pages.

              My journal

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              • #8
                Fire Brigade Control

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                • #9
                  I'm a certified pharmacy technician. I like having a certification and a title because you don't have to tell people you're unemployed.

                  I'm unemployed.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jupiter View Post
                    Fire Brigade Control
                    I was in the fire brigade for years, then a police dispatcher in Australia , now a personal trainer and sometimes industrial cleaning business director, with aspirations to get into ancestral nutrition as a job, online coaching/blogging etc
                    Last edited by thriveful; 08-16-2013, 10:44 AM.

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                    • #11
                      IT project manager for a health insurance company.

                      Diene, I am envious of your 3 pages - that's at least two more than I have.

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                      • #12
                        I'm 100 pages into one of my books, and two pages into another. No end in sight for either.
                        Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
                        My Latest Journal

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by diene View Post
                          Lawyer. Worst profession ever. Don't do it. If you know someone who wants to go to law school, tell them emphatically DON'T. DO. IT.

                          Other than that, I'm secretly an aspiring novelist. I have three whole pages written. Three. Whole. Pages.
                          Me too. I don't think I hate it like you do, I actually like my job. But I TOTALLY agree with you about telling people not to go to law school at this point. I would never go now...

                          Good luck on your novel!
                          Breathe. Move forward.

                          I just eat what I want...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Zanna View Post
                            IT project manager for a health insurance company.

                            Diene, I am envious of your 3 pages - that's at least two more than I have.
                            Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
                            I'm 100 pages into one of my books, and two pages into another. No end in sight for either.
                            Hey, someone on here (Lady D, I think) told me about this: National Novel Writing Month I signed up and am now determined to write an entire novel this November. You guys can try it too. Should be fun! Lots of people succeed every year!

                            By the way, 100 pages is a lot. That is freaking amazing, really!

                            Originally posted by excursivey View Post
                            Me too. I don't think I hate it like you do, I actually like my job. But I TOTALLY agree with you about telling people not to go to law school at this point. I would never go now...

                            Good luck on your novel!
                            Yeah, the job market is dismal right now. The entire profession is dismal. No improvement in sight either.

                            My journal

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                            • #15
                              Professional Bikini Waxer, no lie. Self employed, work when I want, wear what I want. Talk to interesting people all day like its no big deal I have my hand on their vagina the whole time. I don't make a ton of money but never aspired to anyways. I value the freedom I have.

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