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Re: What do you do for a living?

I have degrees in Chemistry and Biology.  I have been working in the Analytical Chemistry field for almost 20 years.  I am currently a supervisor for a large analytical chemistry laboratory in the pharmaceutical industry...though I do sometimes like to get back in the lab to play around with the chemicals Smiley Tongue 

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I have multiple degrees ... latest past 15 years in nursing . Have a great job but I really regret not going into teaching or journalism/ writing . My passion is more academic but not in medical ... more literature and history .
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@Cloudburst2000 - My degree is biochemistry, so I know where you’re coming from. I have many fond memories blowing things up in organic chem lab!


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I'm a financial aid specialist at a college. Right now my main role is student loan processing, but I've done all aspects: verification, return specialist, disbursement and reconciliation...you name it. Started as front line staff and worked my way up (after quitting a teacher credentialing program I went into after getting my degree in liberal arts). Fifteen years and counting. I enjoy the pace, processing, troubleshooting students' issues, finding system and procedure problems and fixing things.

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@pursell1911 wrote:

Went open contract in recruit training (Parris Island) and was assigned an 0651 role (IT).  Been doing it ever since.  This year marks 10 years in the field.


Ever get over to Fripp? 


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It's interesting reading everyones background.  I am a Quality Control Lead for a large manufacturer.  I was a Production Engineer prior, and a Purchasing Manager prior to that.  I am back in school for computer pograming currently.  I would like to start getting software programming contract work in the next couple years and eventually make my own stock market trading algorithm.  The stock market is my biggest hobby (stock options are like a black hole that my money can't escape lol).  I change career types every 3-5 years when things start to feel redundant. Although I enjoy QC work, I'm very excited about doing programming and day trading full time.  I just need to learn how to trade smarter, as to not perpetuate my "credit rebuilding" status.

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@ttulaw wrote:
If I had it to do over again, I would’ve joined the FBI or CIA after college, as I prefer that type of proactive work than reactive prosecution. If I were able to get into the US Attorney’s Office that would be much more to my liking, as they do much more in the way of proactive investigation and prosecution.

That's interesting.  I wanted to get into the FBI or CIA when I was a kid, although some of my lifestyle choices as a teenager made it difficult to obtain top secret clearance lol. Oops.

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@Extra_Credit wrote:

 I'm very excited about doing programming and day trading full time.  I just need to learn how to trade smarter, as to not perpetuate my "credit rebuilding" status.


When the recession reared it's ugly head and Cramer said to pull it out (which I did asap) I figured out then I didn't have the heart or guts...nor the knowledge for that matter.  So when I hear of others day trading I'm a little jealous.  But scared money don't win.  Unlike you; I'm done.....but hope you make a buttload!


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It's getting scary to be in long position lately, with the yield curve inverted and trade war ongoing.  I've been more heavily invested in index puts to hedge my long positions.  I've been steadily losing money for a long time, but have been improving and leveling out.  It's definately been a long and sometimes stressful road lol.  You could always play around with small position sizes to mitigate your risk if trading is something that you enjoy doing. The Robinhood app has commision-free trading of stock/options, so even $50 or $100 position sizes could be profitable with commision not requiring large gains to come out ahead.

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Thanks but the turkey button popped; I'm done.Smiley Frustrated


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