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Old 10-13-2009, 01:59 AM   #1
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Not sure where to post this, but I would really like to know what you do (or did before retiring) for a living. Not to "out" anybody, but to see if I can get an idea if there are any common factors. If you have had many different types of employment, please list all of them. Well, maybe not the babysitting and grass cutting, but you know what I mean. I'm interested in whether we have more folks from the arts, the government, the military, or science, to name a few. Not to categorize, but to see how diverse a crew we may be...and thank you all if you take a moment to post. Can't wait...Linda p.s. And no fooling around...if you think you are a wizard, and maybe you are, but do you actually wiz as your main occupation?

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Old 10-13-2009, 02:21 AM   #2
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Not sure where to post this, but I would really like to know what you do (or did before retiring) for a living. Not to "out" anybody, but to see if I can get an idea if there are any common factors. If you have had many different types of employment, please list all of them. Well, maybe not the babysitting and grass cutting, but you know what I mean. I'm interested in whether we have more folks from the arts, the government, the military, or science, to name a few. Not to categorize, but to see how diverse a crew we may be...and thank you all if you take a moment to post. Can't wait...Linda p.s. And no fooling around...if you think you are a wizard, and maybe you are, but do you actually wiz as your main occupation?
And I thought 'PP DR' on a license plate was for Urologist!!

Sales as fill-ins, unending Entrepreneur -and some other stuff.

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Old 10-13-2009, 03:34 AM   #3
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I've never made a career choice so i've only had jobs ranging from night janitor to warehouse as a youth and more recent experiences in the graphic arts industry ranging from hand collating to running both variable data electronic printers (these put names and addresses on bulk mail) and web fed (the paper is on a roll) ink printers. I am currently unemployed from a job where i was operating paper cutters and letter folders. Otherwise i am also a musician who has been in various basement and bar bands back in my home state (MN) but not since moving to MI in 2006 to pursue a romantic relationship that has since fizzled. So i'm in a weird limbo existence right now which has led me to spending my days hitting that 'new posts' button at the top of this page!
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:13 AM   #4
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I liked science and math and wanted to help people so I became a Medical Technologist. (lab tech) Then I found out what our medical system is really all about and had to bail rather than continue to sell my soul to the devil.

I've been trying to find a new niche for myself for 15 years - and how's that going for me? Not good.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:36 AM   #5
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Well after reaching management positions in both retail and that god awful telemarketing... I needed something that challenged me and allowed me to be creative and I took on hairstyling which I've been doing for 11yrs now... I'm lucky I love my job and clients cause I couldn't deal with the current paradigm otherwise... However I find myself now wanting to retreat and enjoy the next few years in paradise somewhere... It's in the works
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:57 AM   #6
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I did 10 in the US Navy as an air traffic controller.
Put myself through school and became a computer programmer for Big Blue.
Then I became a mommy.

Debating over returning to work now or trying to make a living (bartering) with Reiki and orgone. I am bartering right now with my boy's school... I nanny one of the teacher's kids and my boys attend the school tuition free. Bartering is just so... right.

I've never gotten paid for it (yet, though I have written a book on Past Life Regression which is being shopped for publication) but I've always considered myself an artist first. So I walk in both worlds... or, I don't fit in anywhere. Take your pick.

Great question.

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Old 10-13-2009, 05:03 AM   #7
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Finance Director in a failing economy

Singer, musician...with too much time on the road
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:34 AM   #8
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Building designer, architect in training, and budding entrepreneur. Soon to see what skills I can muster to barter post-TEOTWAWKI.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:47 AM   #9
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Therapist here. Thank god I'm in a profession where I can help people... don't know if I would have made it through the awakening process financially intact if I had been in the 9-5 corporate world.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:54 AM   #10
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hi Jonathon, may i ask which type of therapy?
i am a non working psychotherapist (have young children atm), now studying a herbology course......would like to work in a more holistic way when i eventually return to work.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:29 AM   #11
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Dont want to be a bore ..

only one job for me

to learn how to truly

love and be loved ..Unconditionaly

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always and ever... rhythom ...

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Old 10-13-2009, 08:54 AM   #12
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Hi lindabaker,

I have been a vocalist for fifteen years, then as I got a little older I started producing events, went on to producing records, wrote a couple of books and now also do consulting and lecture work (when they hire me!) about the music industry.

I suppose you could classify me as being 'Art'.

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Not sure where to post this, but I would really like to know what you do (or did before retiring) for a living. Not to "out" anybody, but to see if I can get an idea if there are any common factors. If you have had many different types of employment, please list all of them. Well, maybe not the babysitting and grass cutting, but you know what I mean. I'm interested in whether we have more folks from the arts, the government, the military, or science, to name a few. Not to categorize, but to see how diverse a crew we may be...and thank you all if you take a moment to post. Can't wait...Linda p.s. And no fooling around...if you think you are a wizard, and maybe you are, but do you actually wiz as your main occupation?
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:18 AM   #13
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Was Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design (retired), Reiki Practitioner
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:43 AM   #14
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For many years I was an electronics tech and smd tech, building pcb`s for guided misiles. When I saw what they were all about, I quit and now for the last 5 years have been in elderly care and mental health with a bit of chef work too.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:58 AM   #15
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:01 PM   #16
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Thanks,everyone! Please keep them coming.

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:24 PM   #17
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I have a degree in fine arts photography but I'm an IT manager for a large clothing Designer.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:38 PM   #18
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Fine Wine specialist for 9 years.

Spent a few years performing and recording with bands, best is still to come.
Studied M.I.B (music industry business) & music tech.

Passions are astronomy, ufology, esoteric spirituality books,
spending time with mother nature; mountains & waterfalls really do it for me.
angelic women and playing hot guitar solos...

Anything else you want to know?

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:40 PM   #19
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Telecoms then joined the Fire Service
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:04 PM   #20
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hi Jonathon, may i ask which type of therapy?
i am a non working psychotherapist (have young children atm), now studying a herbology course......would like to work in a more holistic way when i eventually return to work.
bou x
Occupational Therapy: geriatric inpatient/outpatient and home health. I'm lucky to be involved in a wonderful profession that pays well and allows me unbelievable flexibility. Can work basically anywhere in the world - in high demand.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:37 PM   #21
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I was born an Heart-ist ... occasional painter, teacher and consultant in color harmony and spiritual seeker.

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Old 10-13-2009, 06:21 PM   #22
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I used to work in the video gaming industry as a 3d technical artist and part time marketing rep.
Office life really wasn't my cup of tea, especially because the products created (or farmed I should say) are sold with sex and violence. The industry will rarely even look at ideas that don't have one of those two words involved.
Now I'm in a transition period to become limitless simply by saying that I do anything I want.

I'm getting into farming, or I like to say creating large natural gardens. Playing and composing music has always been dear to my heart as well.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:48 PM   #23
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:50 PM   #24
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Occupational Therapy: geriatric inpatient/outpatient and home health. I'm lucky to be involved in a wonderful profession that pays well and allows me unbelievable flexibility. Can work basically anywhere in the world - in high demand.
thats a very interesting job to be doing and a bonus to be able to travel to other places, cool.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:12 PM   #25
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I was a high budjet golf course superintendent. However, I have given that addiction up now. I am working towards having a less materialistic career now.
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