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gwtreece
Permanent Resident

USA
7254 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2006 :  2:19:29 PM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't think I ever posted what I do. I am Project Manager for an LTL company. I manage projects for our Logistics Department. I also do a lot of analysis work.

I also do taxes during tax season.

Wanda
My Blog
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PuppyMomma
Chatty Knitter

USA
254 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2006 :  2:50:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit PuppyMomma's Homepage Send PuppyMomma a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm a Manufacturer's Rep for toys, gifts and greeting cards.

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www.funkyjewtopia.com


Every day may not be a good day to die, but every day is a good day to eat pancakes.
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dancinggirl77
Warming Up

82 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2006 :  3:44:00 PM  Show Profile Send dancinggirl77 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm an internist, working on wound care certification
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mwiniecki@neo.rr.com
Chatty Knitter

137 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2006 :  06:10:35 AM  Show Profile Send mwiniecki@neo.rr.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is so interesting to hear about all the different careers! I spent 20 years as a tax accountant and computer specialist for a large corporation. That ended in 2000 when our headquarters moved south, and we chose to stay put. Since then I have been a SAHM and have enjoyed the chance to do so. I've enjoyed having the chance to be more active at school for my 3 children, but now that my oldest 2 are teens, I feel like I need to be here after school. I feel more in touch with what's going on with them.

Some time down the road, I have thought about going back to school myself. I'd love to teach (that was my 2nd choice when I went off to college 30 years ago) or work in the library, particularly in a school. But for now I take in sewing work to bring in a little extra money (my daughter's dance studio parents keep me busy with costume alterations).

Mary Rose
Stow, Ohio
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knottyknitter
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USA
3702 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2006 :  06:53:20 AM  Show Profile Send knottyknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, like some others here, things have changed for me a bit since this thread was started (if I even posted before:) I am transitioning from my previous role of "Marketing Production Specialist" to "e-Marketing Specialist" at the HQ of a regional bank and mortgage company. This means that instead of dealing with designers and printers for our brochures, POP, Direct Mail, etc, I'll be working with our Website (not the coding - our IS department does that - but specifying the functionality, content production, etc) and other electronic marketing initiatives. The only problem now is that my replacement, for my old job, doesn't start for another couple weeks so I've been trying to do both for several weeks! Yikes.

My blog at KristiKnits.com
[img]http://www.kristiknits.com/images/KristiKnits_Logo_Green.gif[/img]
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booglass
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Costa Rica
1987 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2006 :  1:21:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit booglass's Homepage Send booglass a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I do stuff.....actually, after being miserable working for non-profits and a university, I wound up working for my husband.

bonnie

Check out my blog:
Tropical Knits
http://www.booglass.typepad.com
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2chacha
New Pal

USA
42 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2006 :  5:16:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit 2chacha's Homepage Send 2chacha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I work at the circulation desk for our county library system. It's a lot of fun. It seems like any time something frustrating happens, some little kid shows up and does something so adorable that you can't help but smile.

Before this, I was in the Supply Services department at Circuit City's corporate offices in Richmond VA. We were responsible for everything in the stores that wasn't shelving or merchandise: signage, forms, etc... I learned that the corporate office environment isn't really for me.


Jen
http://chachaknits.blogspot.com
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RoseByAny
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USA
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Posted - 08/11/2006 :  5:22:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yup, things have changed for me, too! I left radio for a myriad of reasons, and now I'm exclusively earning my way by teaching knitting & spinning, designing, private tutoring and doing rare but occasional voice work.


"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
http://RoseByAny.BlogSpot.Com
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Knitrageous
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USA
1445 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2006 :  6:05:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Knitrageous's Homepage Send Knitrageous a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I guess I missed this the first time (or two) around.

I teach teachers. Not at a university but at an education service center. I taught high school, business and computers, and adult education before that. Now I work with teachers on integrating technology into their classrooms, career and technology, TAKS (state test) disaggregation, substitute training, teacher technology competency training...and any other duties as assigned. The famous last words!

We have goats and chickens right now but have had ostrich in the past.

~~~~Jamye

I don't have a problem with authority, I just have a problem with people telling me what to do.
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Medea
Chatty Knitter

334 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2006 :  9:05:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Medea's Homepage Send Medea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I thought I'd replied to this thread already, but I guess I was mistaken. I currently work for an audio book studio. Like someone else posted, it's been a dream to be a librarian, though, and I've thought about getting my MLS. I worked for nonprofits for several years before this, and loved my 3 1/2 years in bookstores, too. I'll admit that (like almost everyone else in NYC), I am also an actor whenever I can find a gig I like. But it's not how I make a living, which is okay by me.



I'm teaching myself to knit -- dare I call myself an "advanced beginner" now? Pictures are at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsphotos
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hissyknit
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USA
1349 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2006 :  08:52:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit hissyknit's Homepage Send hissyknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow--so many careers and what a diverse group of knitters!

I used to be in a former life before children a social worker. I did child abuse investigations (CPS), assistant director for a family violence shelter and lastly before I quit to stay home with my kids, executive director of a child advocate program. Now I volunteer at a rape crisis center, church, my children's schools and I organize a knitting circle.

Christy B.
"I run with scissors and eat paste."
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lucienh
Honorary Angel

919 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2006 :  05:40:33 AM  Show Profile Send lucienh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm semi-retired; after starting as an associate professor, I managed to teach my way down to kindergarten through a long and wonderful career. Now I do teacher-training part time. Things I've taught: mostly ESL/EFL, but also yoga, creative writing, cultural Anthropology and Linguistics.
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txknitr
Warming Up

USA
80 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2006 :  08:37:56 AM  Show Profile Send txknitr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've worked in local city government for close to 21 years and knitting for stress relief! Always in IT, installing PC's, training and now telecommunications. I only have 4 years to go before retirement and looking forward to changing careers. Once I decide what I want to do next! Hopefully it will give me enough free time to continue knitting.
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caroledward
Chatty Knitter

USA
142 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2006 :  12:18:38 PM  Show Profile Send caroledward a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think I missed this thread the first few times around as well. I am a software developer for a major phone company. I am hoping my job will not be outsourced to India before I am ready to retire in about 5 years. Sure wish knitting would pay better :>)

Carole
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Beverly the Bronx Girl
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USA
1026 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2006 :  10:54:07 AM  Show Profile Send Beverly the Bronx Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am a Billing Coordinator (over 25 years) in the Printing/Computer Services/Direct Mail industry. Previously worked as a nursing aide for a hospital and in an adult rest home for several years. Served in the US Army for 3 years in telecommunications. Volunteer service included the NYC Race for the Cure for Breast Cancer and serving in various other capacities in my community. Blessings, Beverly
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knitwit714
New Pal

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 08/21/2006 :  05:48:40 AM  Show Profile Send knitwit714 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was a Textile Management major and have worked in several South Carolina Textiles mills creating tapestry fabric since 2000. Unfortunately, I am now starting my 3rd month of unemployment because of the globalization of textiles. But the thing that I always have to keep me sane is my knitting, crocheting, stained glass and the many other crafts I enjoy doing.
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Mama Cat
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1223 Posts

Posted - 08/21/2006 :  06:49:36 AM  Show Profile Send Mama Cat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I run the online distance learning program and educational technology generally at the university where I work. It is very fun, but an extremely demanding job. Because distance learning is essentially the same as regular face-to-face learning, my department has to be aware of things happening in every aspect of the university's operation.

On a day-to-day basis however my job consists primarily of writing memos and attending meetings!! Doesn't sound like much fun I guess, but you get out of it what you put into it. Since I enjoy the topics that I'm writing about / meeting about, it's not too bad.

The hardest part of my work is unrealistic expectations / demands / whining from faculty, students, or staff. These can explode into very unpleasant situations on occasion. Therefore, I also spend a lot of time managing expectations. Which is a form of education - the thing I love best (tied with knitting!). (and I emphasize "thing" because the top of the love list is the people & animals in my life.)

What I totally dig about knitters is that we are all kinds of people, yet we bond over these strings and pointy sticks - and we are truly a community when we do this. I know that sounds corny but it feels so true. I've never met a knitter I didn't like, though many have had vastly different lives from my own.

Knitting is both creative and contemplative - what an amazing and healing combination.
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AuntieK
Warming Up

75 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2006 :  06:36:40 AM  Show Profile Send AuntieK a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm a recently retired business development manager for a major computer company. My next career is going to be developing my dog into a therapy dog. I use to knit for stress reduction but now it's for fun and creativity.

This forum attracts such an interesting group of knitters!
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Solaris
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Canada
4159 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2006 :  1:10:59 PM  Show Profile Send Solaris a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am a registerd nurse, and before that, I had a career as a graphic designer.
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txknitr
Warming Up

USA
80 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2006 :  07:05:27 AM  Show Profile Send txknitr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
After reading all the interesting career's on this topic, I started wondering: who is really happy at their job? Seems like (for me) the closer I get to being able to retire, the less happy I am. I will be able to retire at 46 (with 25 years service) and wonder what my next career will be.
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