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What do you do for a living?

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What do you do for a living?

I'm just really curious. What kind of careers do you all have? Do you like what you do? Is that what you planned on doing, or did things change along the way?

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Re: What do you do for a living?

I am an office manager at a campground on the river. After spending nearly 20 years in the restaurant/bar industry, I never really expected to work an office job, yet here I am. My family and I can camp, raft, tube, hike, and fish whenever we like. I do love my job, though it is a far cry from what I planned on doing - I was certain I would grow up to be delivering the Weekend Update on SNL, but alas, it wasn't in the cards for me. 

I also side hustle a bit writing articles for various prints, proof-reading, blogging, affiliate marketing, and am working with a publisher to get my first book published. That's my true passion.



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I develop end of course assessments for various state departments of education. I enjoy the work and plan to stay here for the forseeable future.

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Insurance agent for Allstate in CA. I am basically sells and service here. I can sell and service home, auto, rental properties, commercial, personal property, events, life insurance and just about everything in between. Although I am not happy with my current agency I do enjoy the work.

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Welding & fabrication.
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I am a cardiac monitor technician. I work graveyard 12 hour shifts, I have always liked being a nite owl , my DH and I take care of my elderly mother so we work oppposite shifts ( like having little ones again).

 

So I watch heart rythmns all night long. I enjoy itSmiley Happy

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I work on Capitol Hill for a member of Congress. Prior to this (last 6 years) I owned and ran my own tradeshow and online business for 18 years. Prior to that, I was VP and GM for a small chain of retail stores (6) for 17 years. My next job starting January 3, 2020, will be to travel, drink more good wine, walk on the beach and work on my hobby of making handmade solid wood furniture. 

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@pipeguy wrote:

I work on Capitol Hill for a member of Congress. Prior to this (last 6 years) I owned and ran my own tradeshow and online business for 18 years. Prior to that, I was VP and GM for a small chain of retail stores (6) for 17 years. My next job starting January 3, 2020, will be to travel, drink more good wine, walk on the beach and work on my hobby of making handmade solid wood furniture. 


Interesting thread ... as to your occupation, your handle "pipeguy" has caught my eye. Never figured you for work in the political arena with that handle. Your after work January 3, 2020 sounds interesting too Smiley Surprised

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Currently a 3rd year law student doing criminal appellate work for the state (talk about always having a story to tell). Definitly hoping to continue doing appellate work post-grad. 

Definitely not what I planned - the original track was to be a high-school english teacher but I switched out during my student teaching haha.




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Always having a story to tell?



LoL.
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