(Closed) What do you do for a living?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Well, I am working a semi-part time job while in school. I am in an office and its really boring some days so bonus for me, I get to work on homework which frees up some of my time for other fun things. I am going to school for my Masters in Social Work and this job in no way is related to my field which kind of bums me out but its good money and its really close to home. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m a shift supervisor at Panera Bread.

I love my job! I won’t say that there aren’t hard days but I genuinely love going to work and I love what I do.

I actually wasn’t able to finish school, and I am going to go back as soon as I pay off what I owe. (Financial aid mistake meant I owed my school a lot of money.) When I go back I am going to be a paralegal.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MissComicBook:  I love panera bread! Do you ever get any goodies for free? Yummy! So good!

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m a teacher. BA in General and Special Ed. Going for my master’s as soon as I figure out an area of speciality, which I think will be reading disabilities. Last year I worked in a school for dyslexic children. This year I’m in general ed. Lord help me. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Currently the accountant at a small engineering lab. Hoping to finish the CPA exam sometime in the spring so I can get a better job!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m a polysomnography technologist. I work in a sleep lab studying patients with sleep disorders. I went to university and took health sciences and such. There are maybe 30 PSG’s in my province. I do like it in general. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m a paralegal for a workers’ compensation law firm. I got my degree in political science and wanted to go to law school but instead got my paralegal certificate and started working. I love being a paralegal, but workers’ comp is boring. I really want to find a job in criminal law, family law or civil law once I gain more experience at this firm.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I’m a lawyer. I’m a clerk for a federal judge right now. Just applied for a few professor jobs yesterday. ::Fingers Crossed::

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I also teach.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’m a part time college instructor. Employment is really hard in highnot education right now and I am working for about 1/6 of a fair pricewith no benefits. I cannot afford to do this for another year. But, I love teaching college. I hope I get a lectureship or tenure track position for next year.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m an insurance agent. Not a lot of money, but I like the people I work with a lot, and I have lots of free time at work.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I do software support for one of the big security software vendors. The software I work with is what companies use to monitor/capture/review employee files and emails, so if a company gets sued, they use our software to search everyone’s email at once for whatever they’re looking for in relation to the legal matter.  I telecommute and I travel a bit, both of which are awesome (I don’t usually get to travel anywhere “good” but I get to keep the miles and points I earn, so that means free vacation), the pay is nice, and overall it’s a pretty good gig. But because I only work with the very largest customers (it costs a lot of money to have someone like me on your account), and because those customers are always getting sued, it is extremely stressful when the software breaks. Sometimes the customer gets a huge fine from the SEC or penalties assessed by the courts based on not being able to produce their records, and if they’re facing a $1 million fine for not turning over those emails by Tuesday, you bet they are going to be shouting at me to hurry up and make it work.

I sort of went to school for this— had been in a totally different line of work but always had an IT gig on the side, so one day I decided to take a few formal classes, get my certifications, and change careers. I haven’t looked back!

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m a research specialist in a physiology lab studying multiple sclerosis and the inflammation process associated with it.

I love my job and am so happy to be back in a lab after 2.5 years in a cubicle!  I went to school for Biomedical Engineering so while research is a very common pathway, I’ve shifted my research focus a bit more towrds immunology.

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