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    What do you do for a living?

    I certainly don't want to put anyone on the spot, but I was curious what people do for a living here. I think it is important for a site like this to have a broad base of people from all walks of life, so I just started thinking about it and started to wonder what everyone does for a living. Please do not be afraid to write student...for those of you out there.

    I myself work both as a paramedic and a pilot for an air cargo service.
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    well I'm a high school student, although I'm looking to get a summer job for after school gets out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakespit
    I certainly don't want to put anyone on the spot, but I was curious what people do for a living here. I think it is important for a site like this to have a broad base of people from all walks of life, so I just started thinking about it and started to wonder what everyone does for a living. Please do not be afraid to write student...for those of you out there.
    This definitely would be interesting to see. I'm surprised no one's thought of it before.
    I'm currently a student, but will be graduating in May with a bachelor's in social work. I'm job hunting right now actually. I'm hoping to get a job at my practicum placement (my internship) because I love it there, but I don't know if that's a possibility.
    Quote Originally Posted by snakespit
    I myself work both as a paramedic and a pilot for an air cargo service.
    Interesting combination. How'd that happen?
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    As of right now, I'm a college student. I also do sound and tech at my church. It's volunteer work, but a lot of times, it sure does feel like a job. Not that I hate doing it, I just get overly stressed over both. As of now, that's where I stand.
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    i am a clinical engineer, i repair madical equipment in a hospital.
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    Gelogy student In University College Dublin.

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    A Part Time Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University with interests in Games Programming, 3D Programming and AI.

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    What job do I do for a living?

    Well, the job I have doesn't pay enough to make a living, therefore, I would say I am a professional mooch.

    Hey, it pays the bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mucusaur
    Geology student In University College Dublin.

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    Excellent. Ace those exams.

    I'm a geologist myself. Completed my MSc. and then went to work in the Canadian oil/gas industry.

    It's a great profession, with a bright future, whether you go into oil/gas, mining, or research.

    As they say, if you truly enjoy what you do for a living, it's not really work.

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    I spent 32 years in the field of computer systems maintenance. I spent 16 years installing and maintaining large computer systems, starting as a Customer Service Engineer and finishing as National Field Service Manager. I then spent 16 years selling maintenance contracts to corporations. I am retired now, and spend my time building contraptions and spoiling my seven grandkids.
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    I own and manage an outdoor recreation facility. I am also a musician and songwriter currently working on our second CD release. We also tour alot during my off season when it's too cold to play outside.

    Self employed all the way !!!

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    Student doing my masters at the moment in biotech and pharmaceuticals (more or less). Probably could have guessed as much from most of my posts anyway

    No idea what I'll do next, probably try to find a job unless someone offers me a Phd.

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    Retired, professional career in corporate finance on the treasury side followed by consulting in that field on the raider side, followed by small-medium business ownership interests followed by passive investor. Still like to talk about all of it to keep track of our economic state but no desire to be an active participant. Lots of hobbies/interests, golf and spectator sports being the exceptions.
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    In my final term of an MSci Theoretical Physics and Mathematics. Next year I'm going to be training to teach maths.

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