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What do you do for a living?

    • 367 posts
    April 29, 2015 7:02 AM EDT

    Carrying on with the getting to know everyone better theme. (And the fact that the amount of coffee I drink makes me sound like a lunatic), I thought it would be of interest to see what we all do in our daily lives. So what sort of job to you do? If you are studying then what is it your studying and what sort of  job are you hoping to get?

    For me, I'm a Corporate Security Guard. Not to be confused with door security. I spend most of my nights at a desk and greet people when they arrive for work in the morning. (12 Hour shifts).

    What about you?

    • 17 posts
    April 29, 2015 7:15 AM EDT

    Government and History Professor at a Community College. Wonderful job. I"m a blessed man.

    • 649 posts
    April 29, 2015 8:01 AM EDT

    I always thought that Overhate has some Two-Handed job :D

    • 1467 posts
    April 29, 2015 8:04 AM EDT

    I'm supposed to learn stuff at this...Learning Institute so I do.

    I'm studying Ancient and Medieval History and Psychology as well as English and Maths (I sort of have to do these but I enjoy them so double points), I'm eventually hoping to get a Teaching Degree and then go teach kids how not to fail at life...About History and whatnot. 

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    April 29, 2015 8:18 AM EDT

    • 92 posts
    April 29, 2015 9:38 AM EDT

    @Overhate There can be only one!

    • 773 posts
    April 29, 2015 10:58 AM EDT

    Funnily enough I was actually trying to answer this exact question to some people earlier today

    It's not as easy to answer as it once was

    I work part of the time doing research and statistics work for the Church of England  (Episcopal, to you Americans) in my local area. Then I do more hours for the same organisation doing design and writing work (two different departments!)

    I also have a freelance business doing writing, design and websites

    So, about four different things making for a very varied and interesting (and busy) life

    • 485 posts
    April 29, 2015 11:00 AM EDT
    I am a waste of your US tax dollars....aka a soldier.
    • 12 posts
    April 29, 2015 11:07 AM EDT

    Well, I dont exactly work I am studying towards becoming a surgeon or something to do we the medical business  Just gotta wait and hope I ace my Advanced Hires :P

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    April 29, 2015 11:25 AM EDT

    Well, I kinda that do most of the time...

    • 100 posts
    April 29, 2015 11:38 AM EDT
    I wash the dishes; applied for my local community college for Fall season, to get out of that sort of thing.

    I think I'm gonna be a life-long student, and eventually a history professor. Get tatted up. Curse like a sailor. Talk with likeminded students about the subjects that interest me the most. Until then I just wash the dishes.
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    April 29, 2015 11:38 AM EDT


    • 485 posts
    April 29, 2015 11:40 AM EDT
    Wait....are you a soldier too!?
    • 1217 posts
    April 29, 2015 11:41 AM EDT

    I'm a reference assistant (read: help desk) at the university campus library. And I help move books when they need me to. I just work part time during the semester; my wife's the one who really brings home the bacon.

    • 249 posts
    April 29, 2015 11:51 AM EDT
    I run two machines that make welding wire. It's the hardest job I've ever had and I hate it. Mandatory overtime on Saturdays, terrible management, dangerous as hell (just sprained my finger last week). Needless to say, I'm searching.
    • 131 posts
    April 29, 2015 12:08 PM EDT

    I load package cars for the local UPS warehouse, and after saying that I say local like it isn't a 30 minute drive across the freaking city at almost 4 in the morning. Thankfully they pay well, (most of) the other workers respect each other, and the early hours let me get work out of the way and come home to relax all day long.

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    April 29, 2015 12:24 PM EDT
    Recent honorable discharge USMC was an 0331 (infantry machinegunner) for 12 yrs, currently using G.I bill as a full time student, I really suck at writing but lately it has been something i really want to get into (not professionally just has a hobby) got a C in my English Composition class, but I'm getting better, I see a ton of excellent writers on this blog and it's both intimidating and encouraging.
    • 457 posts
    April 29, 2015 12:29 PM EDT

    Not even in jest!

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    April 29, 2015 12:31 PM EDT

    And most of the writers on the Blog will be glad to help you; don't hesitate to ask!

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    April 29, 2015 12:34 PM EDT

    I teach high school English at a rural high school in California's Central Valley... a sweet gig (maybe not as sweet as Ben's, but still pretty fun :D).

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    April 29, 2015 12:36 PM EDT

    D'you have lots of crazy-kid-stories?

    • 457 posts
    April 29, 2015 12:39 PM EDT

    A few...

    ... but I don't really have to leave my house to find those ;D

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    April 29, 2015 12:40 PM EDT

    Hahaha, fair enough.

  • Tom
    • 624 posts
    April 29, 2015 1:06 PM EDT

    I'm Joe Biden's anger translator.

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    April 29, 2015 1:20 PM EDT