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Alio 15 Aug 02 - 07:48 AM
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Liz the Squeak 10 Jun 01 - 05:03 AM
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Deckman 09 Jun 01 - 03:48 PM
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Spud Murphy 09 Jun 01 - 02:13 PM
GUEST,petr 08 Jun 01 - 09:06 PM
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Mark Clark 07 Jun 01 - 11:14 PM
Blackcatter 07 Jun 01 - 11:04 PM
RangerSteve 07 Jun 01 - 10:55 PM
Firecat 07 Jun 01 - 03:16 PM
Jim Krause 07 Jun 01 - 02:53 PM
blt 06 Jun 01 - 11:34 PM
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Lyndi-loo 05 Jun 01 - 10:11 AM
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John P 05 Jun 01 - 09:34 AM
Iguanaguy 05 Jun 01 - 09:26 AM
Ella who is Sooze 05 Jun 01 - 09:02 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Alio
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 07:48 AM

Only just seen it. Used to be a head teacher in a school where all the children were Bangladeshi; now I'm an education adviser for the NSPCC. Far less stress! Ali


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Memphis Mud
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 07:42 PM

Is this the question with the most responses you've ever had?

Print Sales.


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: bobby's girl
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 02:09 PM

In the past I have been a shop assistant, a barmaid and a chambermaid, but for the last 26 years I've been a Physiotherapist, for 5 years in the Royal Air Force, ant the rest for the NHS in York and Portland


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 02:04 PM

BG

You're doing a pretty good job of exposing my unclassical education--

'ligatures'--

Medical, musical or alphabetical? or just plain allegorical?

Spud


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 05:03 AM

Billy the Bus - did I mention wife and mother in that list?? If you have a motorbike, I might reconsider.... taking theory test on Tues and CBT 1st week in July... there will be another thread about this.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Joe_F
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 09:32 PM

I am a freelance copyeditor specializing in technical MSs; I work at home. I have also been (in reverse order) a commune member, an assistant editor on a physics journal, and a graduate teaching assistant. That gets us back to 1962.


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Joe_F
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 09:23 PM

I am a freelance copyeditor specializing in technical MSs; I work at home. I have also been (in reverse order) a commune member, an assistant editor on a physics journal, and a graduate teaching assistant. That gets us back to 1962.


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Deckman
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 03:48 PM

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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 03:28 PM

Thanatolithologist -- I do research on gravestones, particularly New England slate markers between about 1650-1815 (willows and urns make my eyes glaze over), ligatures on gravestone, and the stonecarver John Just Geyer who was the son of Henry Christian Geyer, also a carver. I just love the word -- pretentious as hell, but at least I can figure out who has a classical education!

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 02:13 PM

Bat Goddess:

Thanatolithology:

The study of dead stones?

The study of deceased stones?

Aha!! The study of the physical characteristics of tombstones from the dead sea!!! Yipee!!! What a gasser!!!

Spud


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: GUEST,petr
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 09:06 PM

started off as a computer programmer, taught handicapped (high lesion quadraplegics) to use computers, child care therapist with autistic children, atomic radiation worker, eigo no sensei (english teacher in Tokyo), I now run printing company and most of the work that entails from shipper/receiver, press operator, pre-press graphic designer, estimator, production manager. Also fiddle player, sculptor, artist, mostly non-paying work with the exception of the fiddle.


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: doncam
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 07:15 PM

Started out as a draughtsman, structural steelwork, reinforced concrete, precast concrete until I realised I hated it, went to college and emerged as a technical teacher. I am still a technical teacher. After 15 years at it, I haven't been found out yet! I am also the computer know-all in the school.


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Cobble
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 07:04 PM

I drive a mac for the press, doing television listings. Cobble.


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Mark Clark
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 11:14 PM

Rick said he got fired for playing his twelve-string. I was once fired for playing my ukulele. I was working as a department store stock boy and bought a cheap uke to strum on my lunch hour up in the stock room. It turned out that a buyer in the camera department used his lunch period to sleep... in his stock room which was right next door to mine.

The firing didn't stick though. Personnel thought it was bogus and I was promoted to assistant buyer for toys and housewares.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Blackcatter
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 11:04 PM

I've never had za job longer than for 3 years. I have Asperger's Syndrome and it's hard to keep demanding bosses happy for very long.

Here's a select list:

I sold watches at Walt Disney World

I've also sold bottled booze, fabric & groceries

I was a runner for 2 law firms

shelved books in a library

built decorative water fountains out of concrete

membership coordinator for a major museum

I am currently the co-owner of Orlando Hauntings - Orlando, FL's original ghost tours and history walks as well as a feature writer for a website www.oneworldfunding.com

that's about it.

pax yall


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: RangerSteve
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 10:55 PM

As a kid, I wanted to grow up to be a sailor, fireman and police officer. I did them all. currently I'm with the NJ State Park Police, which means I get paid to hike in the woods whenever I want. I also play clawhammer banjo and harmonica, but it doesn't pay (but you all know that).My other childhood dreams: cowboy and railroad engineer, probably won't come true, since I'd lose my police pension if I quit this job. 3 out of 5 isn't bad. Oh, yeah, that part about growing up - I'm not sure I've done that, either.


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Firecat
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 03:16 PM

I'm a student at Selby College. I do Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature (combined) and German. I also had to retake my GCSE Maths.
Mind you, I'm hoping to be able to get a showreel filmed for a children's TV presenter's job!!


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Jim Krause
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 02:53 PM

Huh, one thing I see in common, no one can hold down a job (hyuck, hyuck, hyuck)
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: blt
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 11:34 PM

Seems like a renaissance in here. Everybody is doing a bit of everything,

So I began as a baby sitter, the first paid occupation of many women (I got 50 cents/hr), then I worked as a clerk in a hardware store, then as a grocery stock clerk and cashier, all of this in small-town, northwestern Connecticut.

1969 - moved to Columbia, MO and worked in the dining hall at Stephens College, then at Rome's Pizzaria, and then at Ernie's Steak House, home of Ernie's Famous Twin Chopped Cow. I also worked at the Skelly station right off I-70, an all night diner where, indeed, I worked all night, bashing drunk cowboys in the head with those brown coffee decanters and swallowing handfuls of white crosses. Still in Mo, but now in St. Louis, I was a barmaid, dressed in an unbelievably insane outfit featuring purple leotards and tights, at the Candles, a cook-your-own-steak joint, regularly patronized by guys who wore suits all in one color and lots of gold rings.

By this time, the East coast was looking good again, so by the mid-70s I was in Boston, landed a job as the secretary to the FM radio manager at WGBH. Very intense job that took me inside Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Tanglewood, all sorts of churches, learning how to set up microphones and record all sorts of music and lectures.

Left there in late 70s, worked in public radio in Toledo, OH, then in NYC. While in NYC, worked as a temp for some business that had a logo of a woman at a typewriter with a rose between her teeth. Temped at General Motors, TWA, Planned Parenthood, and the Holocaust Survivor's Memorial Foundation. Played music at night at Cornelia Street Songwriters' nights, Folk City, People's Voice, and another place in Brooklyn that I can't remember. Hired as guitarist for a bilingual puppet theater that performed in the schools. Hired as a secretary for the Assoc. of Independent Video and Filmmakers.

By 1981, love and stress propelled me to the West coast, ended up in Eugene, OR where I worked at Zoo Zoo's collective vegetarian restaurant and played at Mama's Homefried Truckstop and the Blair Island Restaurant--all, alas, gone now. Played several times at the NW Folklife Festival and did a very mini tour up the West coast to Bellingham, fighting with the bass player (we didn't talk during the entire set of gigs). Back in Eugene, began working for a farmer's coop in organic produce, went to school for 10 years, exited in the 90s as a, you guessed it, social worker with a degree in education and substance abuse counseling. Worked as an intinerant counselor in rural Oregon for 2 years until I realized people need to be able to sing and move to heal, so then I gave everything away, jumped in my car, and drove across country to study dance/movement therapy at Antioch New England in Keene, NH. Two years later, drove back, moved to Portland, OR.

Now it's 2001, I'm working in a psychiatric crisis unit with adults and children. I play music at open mikes when I can.

Thanks for asking.

blt


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Susan A-R
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 11:08 PM

Dental assistant (for my dad, off and on for 10 years) journailst, lobbyist, Rehabilitatiion Teacher for blind and visually impaired adults, manager in an Independent Livng Center (lo9ts of disability-rights stuff here) and now . . . I run a take-out restaurant, no staff, international food, all vegetarian, and I love it most of the time.


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: WyoWoman
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 10:52 PM

Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away, I drove a truck for a construction company until I got fired because my husband-at-the-time blew out the tranny in his truck. He kept his job, they fired me. Go figure. I was a stewardess on a cross-country bus, a waitress at a German restaurant where i was greeted by the scent of stale beer and sauerkraut every morning when I went to work, a telephone operator, an ice-cream scooper and a teacher of 3-year-olds at a pre-school. For the past 20 years i've been a writer and editor. I'm currently a magazine editor in the job of my dreams. It's about time, is all I can say.

It's about time. It's about time. It's about time. It's about time. It's about time. It's about time. It's about time. It's about time. It's about time. It's about time. It's about time. It's about time. It's about time. It's about time. It's about time. It's about time.

(see, I told you ...)

ww


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: ddw
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 11:32 PM

Started off bagging groceries, thought driving moonshine was more exciting and lucrative. They made me quit when I got old enough to actually go to jail if I got caught. Disk jockey through my last year and a half in high school, then spent a summer a blaster's helper on a big road project. Joined the USAF and got stuck into meteorology — weather observer, rawinsonde and pibal operator, then weather editor. Sang in cabarets in Tokyo during the two years I was in Japan. Worked for a while as the weekend news department for KTOK radio in Oklahoma City.

When I got out I worked for a couple of months as a slave trader. It was euphoneously called an employment counselor, but it was just slave trading. Great money, couldn't stand it. Also worked as a general flunky/bartender at a ski lodge for a winter. During university I sold wine and played whatever gigs I could get in/around Cleveland, Ohio.

In grad school I taught international relations and political philosophy to underclassmen and sang whatever gigs I could get in/around Hamilton and Toronto.

After I quit the PhD program I did supply teaching in the Hamilton schools and helped organize a bluegrass festival — did most of the publicity and organized the crafts area.

Went to work in newspapers — reporter for 10 years, then copy editor and copy desk chief for the last 16 years. They eliminated the CDC job and I'm a copy editor again, but they still pay me as a CDC. Now I work at being inconspicuous at work and playing blues whenever possible.

david


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: GUEST,LD
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 09:21 PM

WAY too many to mention completely, but...

Worst job: Hide cellar at Plankington Globe in Milwaukee

Hardest job: Chuck rigger on a heel boom, Idaho

Most exciting: Pilot, Korean conflict

Current job: Mathematics teacher at University

LD


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: okthen
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 06:20 PM

Used to make statues in "cold cast" bronze, still have most of the moulds / patterns to make molds from - I dream of taking them to S.E.Asia and getting them made in real bronze, but that's another story. Had to quit 'cos the fumes got me down, and I wasn't making much money,just another of Thatcher's small businessmen.

Luckily I was one of the last people to do a Gov. training scheme, and was screen printing in East End (London)during the week and home to Suffolk at weekend. In '91 my wife finally (after 15 years) got diagnosed for the problems she'd been having - turned out to be Multiple Sclerosis - and with 3 children, me away all week, she had a big relapse. So now I'm a carer, some days are better than others, and some days it's difficult to appreciate that all in all we're lucky to live in a society that is rich enough to make provision for people in our situation, but we all have our "off" days.

Today is my oldest child's 21st birthday, that fact and this thread have given me pause, it seems like yesterday. Whatever you do celebrate the fact that you are able to do it,and don't forget to gather a few rosebuds along the way.

cheers

bill


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 01:33 PM

First job at age 12-library assistant. It sort of set the tone for the rest. I am now running an office for a library friends group--well, actually, I'm using their computer to goof off on Mudcat. I am also an NPS volunteer, which is how I ended up in this library, a Sea Scout mate, and a Renaissance Faire vendor.


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 01:08 PM

Thanks JohnP,

I'm now totally confused about "Kelly Girls". I solemnly promise not to peek into the other stock of blue clikies in your post.... Well, almost...

Thanks - Sam


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 12:22 PM

Oh, and I used to be The Rubbersmith, a mailorder art rubberstamp company specializing in folk music rubberstamps, gravestone rubberstamps and Thomas Edison and phonographica rubberstamps, but then Curmudgeon opened a business and I had to support us. Rubbersmith languished on the back burner. Anyone want to buy a rubberstamp company?

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Jim Krause
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 12:05 PM

  • Whatever I please
  • I think, therefore I am
  • Smartass in my spare time
  • Volunteer at a computer lab
  • Fiddle around a lot
  • Pick guitar
  • Sing at every opportunity
  • Yodel
  • freelance web design and editing
  • and have been known to write a song every now and again.


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: sian, west wales
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 10:35 AM

Ummm... playground leader, camp councillor/arts'n'crafts director, Ford plant cog-in-wheel (I put the little rubber pluggy things on the wire things in Ford truck transmissions for all of 3 weeks), KELLY GIRL (KG rules!), theatrical seamstress, costume designer, box office assistant, marketing/PR assistant, marketing (theatre) director, arts council perf. arts officer, TV/film production co-ordinator, arts co-ordinator, telematic consultant and (gasping for breath) Rural Advocacy Research & Development Officer.

Mrs. Duck - a friend and ex-Infants teacher assures me that a teacher's dream job is clerk in Marks 'n' Sparks. That's where she is now, and she's a new woman!

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Lyndi-loo
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 10:11 AM

I never did get to be a ballet dancer - sigh - But I did get to be a librarian via the usual shelf stacker, waitress, barmaid etc. Let's hear it for the Librarians of this world; they get a worse press than social workers and town planners.


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: JulieF
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 10:03 AM

Studied Chemical Engineering at Edinburgh, was fired from being a guest house cleaner because I wasn't fast enough, worked with computers in a Yorkshire Steel works and now do computer system support at a college. I don't seem to have had many jobs compared with everyone else ( perhaps I'm just younger!).

Julie


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: John P
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 09:34 AM

Rick, sorry to hear you got fired for playing the guitar at work. I did it right -- I found a job where the fact that I am a professional musician was very attractive to my bosses. I get paid to sit around and play the harp. I get to talk about music all day. I say, "I need next Friday off to go play a gig" and everyone says, "Cool. Where are you playing? See you Monday." It's almost like making my living as a musician, without having to spend half my life on the road. This is a great job!

Kelly Girls supplies businesses with temporary employees, mostly of the secretarial sort. When the company started, anyone who would consider doing that kind of work was a woman, and women were girls. They changed their name to Kelly Services a few years ago.

John Peekstok


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Iguanaguy
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 09:26 AM

Hey All,

Currently I'm a microbiologist with the CDC, working with Dengue fever(aka breakbone fever); ere that I was co-owner of a daycare center, where i was Mr Fixit(plumber, carpenter, electrician, landscaper, yoo-name it!) & kiddie hauler; 'fore that I was a Bioscience technician in the Army at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research...during all that I dabbled in some home re-modeling(my own, groan, oh me achin' back!). I still hike, snorkel the Caribbean, cook, raise tropical fish & Golden Retrievers, and re-habilitate tortoises, iguanas, & other scaly-type critters that happen my way. Oh yeah, I also play guitar..love folk music but am sorely frustrated as there is no American folk music to be heard where I live(PuertoRico) and I'm having a heckuva time trying to meld 15 female voices (more or less half & half sopranos & altos)into a decent church choir.

...'nuff said fer now...

Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 09:02 AM

Graphic Designer/typographer, during the day... which is usually a laugh, loads of deadlines to meet and sending stuff to people like Bat Goddess.. *grin*

Paint pictures when I get the opportunity, usually only for close friends and family, but considering selling some... or trying to..

Teach music once a week to a small community group.

E


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 07:59 AM

It used to be simple: I'm a typographer. But now I'm probably best described as a digital prepress production tech. (If it happens before the output device or printing plate, I do it -- with the exception of illustration; I'm not an illustrator.) Also freelance proofreader, copy editor and writer.

I've also sold rugs and carpeting, woodstoves and furnaces, and advertising.

My avocation is thanatolithology.

I think I'm working on what may not be a midlife career change so much as a career expansion -- lettercutting in slate. Got my first lesson this past weekend.

Oh, yeah, guardian to a nursery colony of Little Brown Bats.

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 07:42 AM

Hey,

I'm patiently waiting for an explanation of the most intriguing trade in this thread,,,

Who/what is a "Kelly Girl"?

Sam


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 07:12 AM

Barmaid,Pharmasists Assistant,Junior Chemist, Nursing Assistant for Profoundly Handicapped Children, Usherette, Icecream Seller, Homeworking to include making car leads, packing streamers, packing christmas cards, packing christmas card holders, Child minder, Kitchen Skivvy, Computer Installation, Software trainer, Regional and European Business Support, and mum to 5 and I hope good friend to lots
Guess which ones I did when at home with kids!


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: GUEST,Scabby Doug AT Work
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 06:36 AM

Fromn prehistoric times to now: Bank Clerk & part-time delivery guy (newspapers), Student (Speech Therapy) & Part-time barman, Local Government Clerk, Student (programming), Bar Manager, Encyclopaedia Salesman (well, non-salesman), Student (Business Studies), Computer Trainer, IT Developer, Database Administrator & Programmer

I'm sure there were other things I did... but I thought that was sort of enough for now.....

SD


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 04:13 AM

I'm a university college lecturer now, so I suppose I kind of fall within the stereotype, but I have had proper jobs in the past. The trouble is that after a while the more formal qualifications you get the less employable you become.

Brian


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 04:09 AM

Of course I lied. Really I'm chief test pilot for Stannah Stairlifts and Thora Hird's stunt double.
RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 03:47 AM

I've been working in university libraries for over 30 years, maybe a couple more years to go if I don't get found out.
RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: English Jon
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 03:37 AM

Sound Engineer. Musician.

EJ


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Will Bakker
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 03:13 AM

I was a television designer for 32 years, retired now. I visited many of the BDA conferences (Broadcast Designers Association) so I saw a lot of the United States in the past years. I live in Holland, have a brother who emigrated to the States in the late fifties. I am a folkie since Lonnie Donegan made me familiar with Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie. We still perform with our group for those who were young in the sixties. And I am uncurably addicted to Mudcat. Is there a doctor in the house?


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: KAS
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 01:40 AM

I'm an actor, director, acting teacher and coach in New York: acting technique, audition preparation, voice and speech, accents and dialects, movement, improvisation, and physical character work for theatre, tv, and film.

When worlds collide #1: The movie I coached this fall was written and directed by the very cool and talented Mr. Tim Blake Nelson, who played Delmar in "O Brother Where Art Thou?" Who knew?

When worlds collide #2: Watch for me as the thrillingly Mudcat-relevant "Folksinger" and "Blues Singer" on the Cartoon Network series "Sheep in the Big City." www.cartoonnetwork.com/sheep

My site: www.actortec.com

Cheers! See y'all at Mystic!

Ken Schatz


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 06:58 PM

Aw, SPud! DOING nothing is a positive thing!!


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 06:48 PM

Nothin'.

Spud


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: GUEST,Challis (still trying to change servers :)
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 06:41 PM

Hi!

I started as a mail clerk at the local Town Hall, kitchen assistant for a bit, lowly civil servant/slave for 5 months until I resigned before I was driven insane with boredom. Spent 5 years in Grounds Ops at London Gatwick Airport, spent 7 years in Darkest Africa first 2 as sort of PA to someone who turned out to be Gordon of Khartoum's great-nephew; remainder as Mother and "Memsahib" equivalent - learned how to cook, bake, sew, grow vegetables, survive resistant Malaria). Back in UK, impoverished and in emergency B&B, then moving from rented accomodation for 5 years with small children. Back to work as clerical assistant for Motor dealership; 2 years as Secretary to one of "World's leading Development Economists" resigned when I realised the "Emperor's new clothes syndrome" e.g., a question on nutrition from the UNDP revealed the alarming gaps in his knowledge (this is the scary bit) compared to my basic secondary school Home Economics - plus I was poorer than being on social!

Now, I've been a waitress most recently....but now have given it all up for a musical career, started singing at Christmas and running the only acoustic music club in this town of 100,000 ("sad but true") and wow! even did support for John Renbourn last night.

A great deal of peaks and troughs - but now that I am over 40 and still without a clearly defined career path and still on income support and no pension plan - I feel the most fulfilled and complete I've felt in my entire life.

God bless Mudcat and all who sail in her!!

Love, Hille x


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 06:01 PM

I am sadly an Infant teacher but if I could find something else that pays as well I'd be out like a shot!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 04:58 PM

Me too.
I got fired from my first job at 16, at MacDonalds. The reason I was fired was that I was told I was "too efficent" at the cooking end of things. I had it in my mind that the burgers should look identical to the way they looked in all of their advertising. So I took additional time to put all the toppings and everything on so everything was perfectly proportionate and symetrical. Turns out speed was the name of the game as they were selling "fast food".


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Subject: RE: BS: WHAT DO YOU DO ?
From: Metchosin
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 04:47 PM

Don't feel bad Rick, I got fired from the Dairy Queen because, although I could put the curl on top, I had serious trouble producing cones that stood upright and even the simple task of making a milkshake was beyond my ken.

I once drilled a hole through one of the waxed milkshake cups and sprayed all the customers and on another occasion I turned on a tap, that was used to high pressure wash the interior or the milk jugs, from an attached spigot in the sink, and again, not only sprayed all the customers, but the whole interior of the place as well. And I won't even begin to explain what happened regarding my math phobia and making change.


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