What do you do?

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Lady Kate's poem post made me wonder, what does everyone do for a living? I'll start:

I am currently a hospice CNA. I have finished all my LPN classes and am just waiting on the slow government to send me my paperwork to take my state boards. I will finish the RN program on December 7th and will be a hospice RN!

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My husband Don is a retired Chrysler employee and I work for the local school board as support staff.  Meaning a non teaching but paid employee.

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Both my husband and I are writers... we're working on a screen play and a novel.

Mike teaches English at one of the local universities in Ensenada and is helping to bring American Football to Mexico.

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I have always been a working artist from age of 12 but for regular money hahahaha I used to be an accountant, then moved into Systems Analysis where I would study companies and see where they could streamline their moves and office help etc. to be more efficient, that was lots of fun, still do that on a consulting basis but for the past 5 years I have been working as a "reader" reading Tarot at the local metaphysical store here - that's a leap isn't it, not really though, I have always had that "sixth sense" so it came natural but now I get paid for it, yippeeee I also teach some classes at that same store and host Equinox and Solstice celebrations......I teach art classes when someone needs me, I also am a writer on the side I write some humorous little pieces and some very deep pieces. Not sure what I will do with them but I will do something with them. And in my "free" time I volunteer for Rottie Hearts Rescue which is a breed specific (rottweiler) rescue, after leaving the first rottie rescue Ben's foster mom started this new rescue and of course I just had to volunteer, I volunteer at the local rescues here in my immediate area too. Other than that I help people find Mopar collector cars for sale. The only ones not paying are the rescue jobs (but that's paid back in with a happy heart) and car finding.  Maybe that covers it???? I'll let you know, hahahahaa

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Awe shoot! I forgot to mention we are into collector cars too.  Huge mopar fans, car shows too.   Good to know about you finding mopars.  We have a 71 Dart Swinger for sale, a 65 Coronet being redone, and a 33 ford all done!   Never know what to expect on this forum.  Don spends part of his day in the shop with Daymian at his side helping.  Duke retrieves dropped tools if they aren't too big.  

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We have: 1966 coronet convertible, 1967 coronet hardtop rolling chassis just redone, 1968 coronet 500 dressed out like a A12 super bee, 1969 charger daytona replica, 1970 jeepster commando convertible, 2008 SRT8, 2009 Challenger R/T and waiting in the wings is my friends 1970 Dart GT the dart that started the Dart GT registry unfortunately our friend just died from cancer and his wife sent us the car to work on as we could for her, :))  we are car people for sure.  In the past we have had 20+ mopars lined around our house all driving insured cars. All big blocks. My answering machine says "you have reached the home of the big block mopar ........" hahahahahaha husband and I restore mopars as a hobby, he works as fixed operations for a toyota dealership but his family always had mopars and his dad was a "gold" chrysler technician and had that wonderful set of gold plated tools that chrysler used to giveout to their gold techs, people aren't appreciated that way anymore. So been in mopar a long time.

Some of my favorite cars we had have been the 1971 Hemi Cuda Convertible moulin rouge, 1968 Charger R/T B5 blue, 1970 GTX burnt orange metallic, 1970 Super Bee Lime and a 1968 Polara 500 Convertible black, what a blast that car was, hahahahah we had a one of one AAR Cuda and a one of one challenger convertible executive's car. I'm the coronet fan and the charger fan, my husband prefers the E bodies, I like them but give me a B-body any day. And I love the 383 over the 440's and up, I really had a blast with the 340 we had, but that had to go cause it wasn't a big block hahahahaha. It's getting harder and harder to find good deals on mopars even with the economy tanking. At least mopar kept production figures where the other makers didn't really which makes tracking a mopar easier and figuring out it's place in history.  So welcome to moparland with me.....:)))

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I've work for a Building Supply Company for the past 14 years in various roles.  I was an IT trainer for the first 8-9 years traveling and managing a team that implemented a standard computer system in all of our 250 stores.  Once that project ended I moved to TX to be the Support person for TX,LA & NM area's.  Then the building industry took a fall along with the economy and my company let go of all their Corp employee's so I was picked up by the Central TX and San Antonio markets and have been there ever since doing whatever project they need and fixing any area that has problems. 

 

When not working we ride MX, mountain bikes and motorcycles.

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Going to be a college student by the time school comes around again in the Fall :) I applied to a few places here in town, but I'm hoping to get hired at the vet's office that my friend works at as a Kennel Technician.

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My husband, James, works for a defense contractor and I work for local government.  I've had so many job experiences in my life - everything from administering the rescue center for a local no-kill humane society to painting ducks (decoys).  James is an ex-tobacco farmer from east Tennessee.  We also volunteer for DAN. 

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I am an accountant for an engineering firm for the last 10 1/2 years, I have worked so many places prior to this company that I never thought I would stay anywhere for long. I have worked for the now defunct Arthur Andersen but left before the went down in shame/flames. I also have several hobbies,(I studied multimedia in college) sewing, photography, painting, computer graphics and writing poetry. Lately I have not had the opportunity to write like I used to but I will get back to you. Talisan, I picked up my tarot cards to do a reading for myself the other day and could not for the life of me remember the setup! It has been a while, I also enjoy horoscope readings, unfortunately I don't get paid for it

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cynfully there is no set, set up just shuffle your cards, think of your question and as spirit guides you throw the cards, there are sooooo many spreads that I just listen to my intuition on how to put the cards out, just go with it and you will be fine. Now the most popular spread is the celtic cross which I have yet to memorize the setup on that one - too many cards to remember and what their positions mean - I think there are what, 14 cards in that one?? I only did that spread maybe 3 times in 15 years I prefer the "wheel" spread where you have four cards one at 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock and one final one in the middle. The top card at 12 represents earth and physical happenings, the 3 card represents air and the intellect, 6 card represents fire and courage, inspiration, 9 card represents water and relationships/emotions the card in the center represents how all those come together and the final result/solution. My favorite!! Trust your intuition........

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Thanks Talisan, now that you mention it I was doing the Celtic one, because the spread has additional cards. Thanks right now I think I need to take a look, feeling in a strange place and not sure where its leading.

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oooooo those are always the most enlightening.......things are moving and it's fun to get a handle on what and how it's moving......what deck(s) do you use??? I am a tarot card junkie I have 42 decks, I am an artist after all so I get some just because they are gorgeous artwork.....I use the Halloween deck, The Deviant Moon, Transparent Deck the most.

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So I am not quite that good, I have a universal waite deck, nothing special yet. I also learned to put together and interpret an astorlogical chart because I love astrology. I am one of those people that felt the need to learn how and why, and the metaphysical really interests me. I mentioned in another thread that I sometimes have second sight/visions, sometimes it scares me a bit but it is just one more dimension to myself.

I find it truly interesting at how many artistic people have been uncovered here!


Now I want to go out a buy a new deck, Oh and I once as a (college) team project had to design a tarot deck, I designed the tower, mine included the phoenix! It was fun to do.

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My wife and I proudly served in the US Air Force in the early 90's.  She has been able to stay home and take care of three kids (now all teens).  I have been a Police Officer/Detective since leaving the military.

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I went from studying arts to running a travel agency.

Then I got married and now I am working as chef, maid, cab driver, nurse, cheerleader, motivational speaker, event planer, personal shopper, prison guard, drill sgt., tutor, zoo keeper, snake wrangler, run a laundromat and a diner. I am also a personal trainer and dabble in teen psychology. In the summer I do landscaping and in the winter snow removal. I hold all those jobs at the same time, usually simultaneous, on call 24/7 and my paycheck is lousy!

The Hubby only holds one job. After the Army he joined UPS :) He is not wearing the brown uniform, but makes sure everything runs smoothly! 

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I was in the Army for 9 1/2 years. After that I didn't work for two years as I was lucky to be able to stay home with my youngest son.

After my husband and I separated I left Puerto Rico with my 2 boys and moved to Georgia. I then became a licensed Home Daycare Provider through the state of Georgia as well as the FCC (Family Child Care through the Army).

I decided that I wanted to do something else and I got a job as a SPS in Sep of 2011 (Store Protection Specialist- in other words Loss Prevention). I still do a little bit of Daycare here and there, but not much.

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Hey..before I completely jack this thread with a PM to Talisin.. I'd like to thank those of you who have served and sacrificed so much for our country.

One of our daughters is married to AF.. LOVES it.. Hubby works at the Pentagon and for the moment is deployed to Qatar the Land of Sand as he calls it.

Tali.. I PM'ed you through the little envelope on your screen re: the wonderful world of metaphysics.. and BTW.. one of my favorite Tarot Decks is the Goddess Deck.. ALWAYS has been.

What a wide range of talent here.. can't wait to hear from some of the others who are LURKING...

We KNOW you're there. (Tali and I know stuff don't we.). LOL

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My James works in graphic design for a local company on the side, and full time he is a cable guy haha. I have a Spanish degree, and I am currently doing alternative certification for teacher licensure while going to school for my master's degree in spanish lit.

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It is neat to see what all everyone does.

Kate- I am writing a novel too! I had an offer from a publishing company a little while back when i sent part of it to them just to see if it was good enough. I really havent had time to work on it in a while though. I have about 250 pages written or so but still have a lot to do to get it all together. I really wish I had time to work on it! I can't just pick it up and work on it here and there because once I start on it that is all I want to do and then I'll ignore my school work, lol.

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Kate - yes we do!!!

I too applaud everyone who keeps us safe human and animal!!! I love hearing about what everyone does......

cynfully I am working on designing my own deck in full, I bet you had great fun with the Tower that is such a profound message.......I also work with mandalas and designing them and teaching others how to create their own personal mandala that "tells" their story......

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I was lurking! Busted.

I'm a lighting designer. I specify lighting for commercial spaces (corporate offices, malls and retail, hospitality, industrial facilities) and also do energy audits on lighting so businesses can be more energy efficient and save money. I have a bachelors in interior design. My hubby is an auto mechanic. When I'm not working I like to hang out with the poochy, cook, try new restaurants, and redecorate my house (even if it's only in my head). We also have a list that's scary long of all the cars we dream to own some day. :)

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I'm a civilian employee with the Department of Defense and am currently a branch chief in one of our training academies in Quantico, VA. This is my tenth year with DoD...before that I was an active duty Marine.

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 I am a jack of all trades master of none.My doc has told me I have wore my body out.I used to break an train horses,do roofing,clip n groom dogs,run a 4 wheel drive tractor an farm,worked in a farrow to finnish hog farm for 12 yrs,worked as a nurses aid that tells how long thats been,worked in a green house and the list goes on!Now I'm old an tired ha ha.I still ride my horses broke my last one last year at the tender age of 49 and he will last me till the end.Am disabled know but can still get up every mornin an give life heck.And I to Thank all the active duty an retired vets for their service to us an their country!

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 I am a jack of all trades master of none.My doc has told me I have wore my body out.I used to break an train horses,do roofing,clip n groom dogs,run a 4 wheel drive tractor an farm,worked in a farrow to finnish hog farm for 12 yrs,worked as a nurses aid that tells how long thats been,worked in a green house and the list goes on!Now I'm old an tired ha ha.I still ride my horses broke my last one last year at the tender age of 49 and he will last me till the end.Am disabled know but can still get up every mornin an give life heck.And I to Thank all the active duty an retired vets for their service to us an their country!

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So many interesting occupations we have here!

I am a qualified massage therapist, Have worked from home for the last 2 1/2 years. But I am currently working on my cert 3 in education support (teachers aide) and have a job waiting for me at my daughters school :)

Hubby (luke) is a qualified carpenter/joiner and works full time at a timber yard.

In the past I have been a horse riding instructor/trail guide, got half way through my traineeship and had to quit due to getting knocked up ;)

In my spare time I love to run....Harley loves it too :D

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@Tal, mandalas sound very interesting and a lot of fun to create, I bet you have many ppeople interested in this. I would love to see your deck, I did start some time ago creating the whole deck but never completed it. There are so many things I need to get back to working on.


@Dextersmom, if ever I need help with anything I am going to call you because you can do everything! And watergun on the hip has worked miracle for Loki.

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I'm currently a student @ the local community collage, I'm taking courses in law enforcement and criminal justice. I'm gonna be a cop.

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Erika have fun in college.  It is the poorest/BEST time of your life!  My friends and I have been out of college now for about 6 years and all the adventures we had is still what we talk about today.  Live it up and don't try to rush it.  It is your chance to learn everything and anything and to experience life!  And remember, go to office hours, it makes the difference!

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I have been doing accounting for 20 yrs, I bartended in there also for 14 yrs.  I also ride my horses when I have time.  I stopped bartending when my relationship with my now husband got more serious.  I was to the point I hated it and he didn't want me to do it anymore.  Didn't take much to convince me to quit it.  Now we are married and I am helping him raise his three kids.  HHHMMMMM bartending versus motherhood, I do not know which I would rather deal with drunks or teenagers both are pretty trying on the patience, but eventually the drunk ones sober up, the teenagers are teeneagers for years.

My husband Link is a mechanic he works on anything with a motor whether it be a car, truck, motorcycle, road tractor, heavy equipment, boat, or airplane, if it has a motor he can fix it, if he can't fix it then it can't be fixed.

 

Jeri

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I'm a FBI agent.

 

HAHA just kidding!! Currently I'm enrolled in a 2 year program to become a vet tech. I work at Albertson's as a cashier right now.  I've been applying and sending out resumes to all vet clinics here in Helena and I've also been applying for jobs that aren't animal related, but like I said I'm in a 2 year program.

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I (Julia) am a computer patternmaker and technical designer in the San Francisco and now Los Angeles garment/ fashion industry, its been a very rewarding and challenging detail oriented 20+ year career thats perfect for me cuz I made my own clothes starting at age 6.

Michael is a one man business he makes/ molds 2" x 10' carbon fiber sticks called battens for Grand Prix Racing sailboats. They go into a horizontal pocket on the sail, its a great niche business that we are currently moving into our garage. We live in Chatsworth, in NW san fernando Valley NW LA county.

I love to design clothes there is a store on etsy:  jubokaltd.etsy.com that showcases my designs and tells alot more about me.

 I have had a very adventurous life and have written 15 or more stories down as my memoirs.

Its great to find this thread, I already feel so close to the other GD forum contributors

Dexters mom, I am impressed with your numerous skills and the way you obviously hold your family together with style!

Thanks for being such a great forum!

Julia/ Bella's Mom

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Wow.. lots of talant here.. I am 72 lol says it all.. but I have had many jobs over the years.. My husband and I raised 2 grandkids for about 12 years.. Mike has worked on Drilling rigs.. now drives a truck..

I am retired and tired lol.. but I had been in nursing, real estate, sales, loved working for JC Penny,

worked in Dr office, ward secretary in a hospital, also for Health Dept my job was jail house med nurse.  My last working years after 60 was raising 2 teens, Kylie is in college and Tuck is living with his dad so all is well..

Thank you service people for serving in Armed Service.

Hugs, Betty