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bluestocking5
Chatty Knitter

180 Posts

Posted - 01/22/2008 :  1:54:26 PM  Show Profile Send bluestocking5 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for resurrecting this thread, it has been interesting reading.

I am a Biology professor. I am paid for teaching undergraduates but my real job is basic research - I am interested in how the neural circuits are established in the spinal cord during development. I really love my job (although science funding is terrible right now).

My knitting:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluestocking5/
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Woollymama
Gabber Extraordinaire

540 Posts

Posted - 01/22/2008 :  6:55:18 PM  Show Profile Send Woollymama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Another copy editor here. I worked full-time for a major magazine publisher for many years, took early retirement--and hated it. Without realizing it, I'd gotten addicted to the deadline pressure--so went back there as a free lancer--and branched out into their website, music division, books, etc., as well as copyediting for other publishers.

Like free lancing because I no longer get caught up in company politics, and I hate routine--prefer surprises and variety.

Really enjoy acquiring all sorts of diverse knowledge from working on various articles and books--health, DIY, crafts, recipes, current events, music, theater--you name it.

So I go from nitpicking at work to knitting at home! And for you other copy editors out there--my pet peeve is "lay" when it should be "lie," e.g., "I was laying on the couch." I want to scream, "Laying WHAT?"

I've found that the young people I work with on the website have no conception of grammar. When I speak of nouns and verbs, adverbs and adjectives (this comes up with capitalization of heads) I get blank stares!

Oops--I'm veering off into a rant!

Interesting thread--original poster, thank you.

woollymama
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tink_r_bell
Chatty Knitter

USA
173 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2008 :  3:37:23 PM  Show Profile Send tink_r_bell a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am an applications specialist in the IT department of a school district, 11,500 students, 2100 employees. Currently, I manage our online, networked secondary gradebook program, which allows us to track proficiencies and standards for the much loved[:-P] NCLB. I am also the Evil Email Empress (no, the mail server is not a file server, save your stuff somewhere else!) and the Porn Queen (no that site is blocked for a reason!), and no I do not know why your home computer doesn't connect to the Internet. And yes, please tell me your work computer doesn't work, but not how it doesn't work. I'll just hold it up to my forehead and guess, while you go to lunch! (Sorry, lots of break and fix today!) We are headed to 1 to 1 computing over the next 3 years, where every tot and teacher has a Mac laptop. Should be interesting - it's no wonder I knit and drink!! [:00][:00][:00]

Steph ;-}

To err is human, just try not to over do it.
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amanda23
Warming Up

USA
61 Posts

Posted - 01/27/2008 :  4:34:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit amanda23's Homepage Send amanda23 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Haven't had a "real" job yet... majored in psychology for undergrad, worked for about 8 months as a counselor at a shelter for at-risk/runaway teens after graduating. Then I moved to nj with my husband (then boyfriend) for him to start grad school, and I worked as a preschool teacher for a year before starting grad school myself for my EdS in School Psychology. I'm in my second year, will have a full year internship this next school year (08-09) then hopefully finding a job as a school psychologist in a local elementary school while my husband finishes up his PhD here.
Meanwhile, I have a graduate assistantship in the financial aid office where I go to grad school which pays for part of my tuition, and I also work part time at a school for children with autism. I also squeeze some occasional babysitting in to my schedule when I'm not working or at class.

-Amanda

my blog:
http://mollywaffles.blogspot.com/
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lizbirdie
Warming Up

82 Posts

Posted - 01/29/2008 :  8:36:53 PM  Show Profile Send lizbirdie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Obstetrician-gynecologist. learned to knit when I was on bedrest myself during my last pregnancy 3 years ago. still knit on labor & delivery at times when I'm waiting for a birthday party to happen!
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Pamie
Chatty Knitter

108 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2008 :  05:05:16 AM  Show Profile Send Pamie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a BFA in Fine Arts. Eventually I would like to get my masters in Arts Administration. In order to reach this goal I have had my nose stuck in books for the past year, not leaving much time for creating art. Knitting queches my thirst to produce objects without leaving home to go to the studio.

Pamie
my blog: http://pamela-pamie.blogspot.com
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knittymommy
Warming Up

USA
94 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2008 :  05:27:59 AM  Show Profile Send knittymommy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am a midnight shift manager for a local Perkins restaraunt. Knitting has always been a part of my life, passed down from my mom and my dad. it has always kept me "grounded" I'm more of a process knitter, I love the tactile side of knitting, the feel of the yarn, the calming loop after loop. I'm not a patient person by nature, and knitting gives a very calming effect to my personality.

T.L.
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tweety52
New Pal

USA
48 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2008 :  1:48:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit tweety52's Homepage Send tweety52 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am an adjunct professor at the local community college. I teach Art History and Graphic design, I received my Master of Fine Arts last year, at the age of 51. I have just started felting and am thinking of using it in sculpture.

Denise
http://knittedspirit.blogspot.com/
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purlthis
Permanent Resident

USA
2747 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2008 :  2:31:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlthis's Homepage Send purlthis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've had a total career change since the last post! I'm now managing 7 bookkeepers and the accounts payable for a property management company. We pay bills for over 33,000 apartments!

Rachel
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As I get older, I prefer to knit. Tracey Ullman
http://purledthis.blogspot.com/ UPDATED! WITH PICS!
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jtamsn
Permanent Resident

USA
1673 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2008 :  4:33:45 PM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've been a RN for 32 years. I work in the Radiology Dept. of a large hospital.

judy
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Janknit
Chatty Knitter

324 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2008 :  6:29:39 PM  Show Profile Send Janknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm going back to school to get my BSW and then my MSW. I should be finished in 2 years at age 49. Feeling very old lately and wondering why I didn't start this a lot sooner!

Janet
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knottyknitter
Permanent Resident

USA
3702 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2008 :  8:18:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit knottyknitter's Homepage Send knottyknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What's a BSW? Or an MSW? Those are not acronyms I'm familiar with.

http://www.virtualknitter.com
My NEW blog
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tink_r_bell
Chatty Knitter

USA
173 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2008 :  12:49:17 PM  Show Profile Send tink_r_bell a Private Message  Reply with Quote
BSW = Bachelor's of Social Work
MSW = Master's of Social Work.

Steph ;-}

To err is human, just try not to over do it.
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kelbets
New Pal

USA
30 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2008 :  06:05:52 AM  Show Profile Send kelbets a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am a stay at home mom. However, I taught special education for 8 years before staying home with my kids. My B.A. is in elementary education and I have a M.A. in special education.
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GGKnits
Chatty Knitter

USA
101 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2008 :  2:49:54 PM  Show Profile Send GGKnits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've been a secretary -- excuse me, administrative assistant for 20+ years. Knitting requires less space and since my sewing machine temporarily lost its space in our house, I look at knitting as keeping my mind active and attempting to ward off the evil alzheimer takeover. Since I'm not into math, Suduko is out and knitting socks is for me.
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Pampered Punkin
New Pal

47 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2008 :  10:46:16 PM  Show Profile Send Pampered Punkin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I work for a non-profit organization that provides enrichment services for low-income/high-risk youth. Right now I am the site director for an elementary after-school program. During the summer I work in the middle school summer program.

Beyond that I am also a summer camp director, Sunday school teacher, and the coordinator for Wednesday night girls programs at my church.

**Trisha**

I will walk by faith, even when I cannot see.

http://knitsterchick.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/knitsterchick
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Fromaggista
Warming Up

USA
53 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2008 :  2:39:35 PM  Show Profile  Send Fromaggista a Yahoo! Message Send Fromaggista a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am a Payroll/Benefits Specialist. PBS for short. I'm the HR person for my store, as well as payroll, benefits, recruiter, general trainer, backup accountant, and I handle all the payroll deducted items such as slip resistant shoes, uniforms, hoodies and such. So bascially, I'm all that stuff, plus the secretary/confidant/recordkeeper/go-fer/answer-person for all 70 people who work in my store.

And I cover the deposit shift once a week, and occasionally, I cook all the hot food for the deli case.

Hmm. I wonder if that may be why I'm tired by the time I go home.

:p

**Newbie to Knitting**
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esatch@msn.com
Warming Up

83 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2008 :  7:05:38 PM  Show Profile Send esatch@msn.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think I'm the 3rd pharmacist to post - took early retirement from the OMH (psychiatric state system) and looking for part time work now.
But I mostly knit. - Ellen
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mcknitty
New Pal

USA
44 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2008 :  8:47:51 PM  Show Profile Send mcknitty a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm a stay at home mom to my two boys. But before this I was a staff accountant working for a manufacturing company that made and sold chemicals for concrete.
I'm so happy that I get to stay at home now and have found knitting for these past 4 years! It really keeps me sane - and up really late at night sometimes!!!(Like right now - goodnight everyone!!!!)
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DebbiOH
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
525 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2008 :  04:45:59 AM  Show Profile Send DebbiOH a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm the receptionist at a Living Working Historic Village. The Village is comprised of over 30 buildings that are staffed with costumed interpreters, or craftspersons. Our guests tour the Village on their own, going from building to building learning about how this area, the Black Swamp, was settled. We also have a beautiful 90 room Inn. We are seasonal and a non profit organization. It's been a very interesting job for me. I've met politcal leaders and celebrities just passing through. This year I even got to meet a Bishop from the Congo. We are located in the NW corner of Ohio and if you'd like to check it out just leave your email in my box and I'll shoot you the website.

~Debbi~NW Ohio
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