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VaxGirl
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
511 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2004 :  07:45:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit VaxGirl's Homepage Send VaxGirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tuppence beat me to it! I am a retired software engineer and I was also going to mention the similarities between programming and knitting.

In the early 1800's Jacquard's weaving loom used punched cards to create the fsbric patterns. This is usually considered to be one of the first examples of programming.

"SmellyCat, SmellyCat, what are they feeding you?"
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graciebell
Gabber Extraordinaire

377 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2004 :  11:04:09 AM  Show Profile Send graciebell a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am a grad student getting my Master's in Child Development. I have no idea what I will end up doing when I finish my thesis in a year. Hopefully, I will find a job I love.

My attempt at a blog!
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lemons
Permanent Resident

1692 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2004 :  11:09:56 AM  Show Profile Send lemons a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oncology RN no longer practicing after 30 years, and now am a food writer.

lemons of missouri
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Soxy
Gabber Extraordinaire

New Zealand
389 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2004 :  5:52:40 PM  Show Profile Send Soxy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am/have been a: (not necesserally in this order!)
Day care centre manager; Production manager of a clothing factory (specialising in sewing and knitting); Marital expert; Pshycologist- specialising in childcare and men; Referee and coach; Cook extraordinaire; Expert at home remedies; Taxi driver; Been to school 4 times and have 3 "unofficial" university degrees; Story teller and musician (several instruments); "How to raise animals" expert; Makeup and hairstylist specialist; Body builder (needed that to be able to push/shove/pick up heavy objects); Computer games specialist; "How to Read an Instruction Manual" expert (winner of a Golden Globe award); Lawyer in Family matters; 6-Star General-in-Charge of the Peace Keeping Force.......

Unfortunately I am not allowed to list any more as I will take up too much space for one person!!
Perhaps ladies, you can add to it under your name and Clare wont know!!! LOL!!!





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CatherineM
Permanent Resident

USA
3363 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2004 :  6:10:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit CatherineM's Homepage Send CatherineM a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Construction and commercial litigation paralegal, mostly defense work, mostly big ticket general contractor commercial project stuff, for, uh, oh God, 17 years? Before that I worked in real estate and bounced around various dirt-related jobs. It's funny how my entire life, seen from this perspective, was pointed toward construction work. I'm a total girl, though I'll clomp around construction sites in the dirt and get sweaty and grubby, I hate how it makes my hair frizzy. I'm not an office type, I'm a get out on the site and talk to the guys in hardhats person, read the plans, learn how they do their jobs, get into the details, and I love it. I've had nothing but good experiences dealing with construction workers, I get "Ma'am"ed to death by the young ones and flirted with in a sweet way by the older ones. I love it - and if anyone told me in college that this was what I'd do for a living, I would never have believed it, I knew nothing about it and hated sweating and feared construction workers as scuzzy lowlife rednecks. I'm so glad my life took me someplace I never thought I'd want to go.

Catherine
http://www.yorkiedog.blogspot.com
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KAB
Chatty Knitter

194 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2004 :  6:18:49 PM  Show Profile Send KAB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am a buyer for a catalog company. I shop for a living so to speak.
Knitting keeps me sane...

Karen in N.C.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
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Grand-moogi
Seriously Hooked

Australia
783 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2004 :  6:35:29 PM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am a Chartered Accountant which is like a CPA in Australia although there are also CPAs in Australia. I had my own taxation practice but became ill and have not worked for a year. Constant pain made it hard to concentrate and Australian tax laws are supposedly the most complicated on the planet so stress can be a killer. I was afraid of making mistakes. I love knitting because it is relaxing. I can knit away and not have to concentrate too much but still feel that I am doing something worthwhile.
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KysKnitnMom
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1050 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2004 :  7:38:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit KysKnitnMom's Homepage Send KysKnitnMom a Private Message  Reply with Quote
SAHM. I feel so boring compared to all of you! I've never even had a job.. besides being a mom of course.
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jj1150
Chatty Knitter

USA
259 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2004 :  8:02:26 PM  Show Profile Send jj1150 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Work for a newspaper in the Classified Dept. as a Sales Rep ... love this job ... I actually get paid just for "talking to people" all day long!!

jody


"To My Loved Ones ... I Give You Roots and Wings"
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kristo
Warming Up

Canada
63 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2004 :  9:25:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit kristo's Homepage Send kristo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm a Draftsperson for a Civil Engineering Company. I knit after work to relax. In fact, I'm going to go knit right now.

www.busternme.blogspot.com/
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Margie
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USA
1032 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2004 :  11:02:48 PM  Show Profile Send Margie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I tutor English as a Second Language.

Margie
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Sue Woo
Permanent Resident

USA
1974 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2004 :  04:56:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Sue Woo's Homepage Send Sue Woo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Licensed Independent Social Worker with a private therapy practice. "How are you?" is a loaded question in my business! I need solace at the end of each long day. I find it in my garden and my knitting.

Sue
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mokey
Permanent Resident

15375 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2004 :  08:01:25 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Financial manager for a small software company, and I just went back full time! I was going batty at home even part-time.

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." Gandhi
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flutebabe
Seriously Hooked

968 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2004 :  08:16:45 AM  Show Profile Send flutebabe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am a classically trained, degreed, myoosishun. I do secretarial work to support my habit.
DUKTAPE, I WOULD LOVE, LOVE, LOVE TO BE A NOVELIST!
I am SO jealous. :) I LOVE TO WRITE! I just can't figure out what to right about...
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jjones0194@aol.com


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Posted - 09/22/2004 :  08:37:59 AM  Show Profile Send jjones0194@aol.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I work in the editorial department of a comic book company. My DH is a comic book artist so for me knitting is an escape from funny books. It's my yoga and I am pretty sure it makes me a lot less hostile, my co-workers might disagree :)
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CompuChild
Chatty Knitter

USA
184 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2004 :  08:38:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit CompuChild's Homepage Send CompuChild a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey KysKnitnMom and all sahm....that is work!! Before I had compuchild I was an elementary teacher for 12 years, in the summer I would be home w/ my three boys and I always wished someone was coming to pick them up for Art, PE, Music class, recess....anything so I could have my "prep time" like I did at work LOL.

www.compuchild.com
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Yogi
Warming Up

USA
95 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2004 :  08:47:30 AM  Show Profile Send Yogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I'm software developer/business analyst and desperate to get out of it!! I'm almost done with my MBA...

- Lisa
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Soxy
Gabber Extraordinaire

New Zealand
389 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2004 :  3:35:31 PM  Show Profile Send Soxy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
KysKnitmom and all SAHM...... my invitation to add to my list were meant for you my dahlings!! LOL!

Sock Addict
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dragonmom
Seriously Hooked

USA
956 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2004 :  7:27:25 PM  Show Profile Send dragonmom a Private Message  Reply with Quote
i'm a Customer Service Associate at a novelty/knick knack mail order place. that means if you call, i'll take your order, listen to you cry when your bags aren't the right size, and ship you new ones, and send you a catalog, to boot! i am also an on-the-job training coach, and i USED to be able to knit while i was on the phone (see my boss giveth post). now i knit whenever i can squeeze it in. I've got a BS in management, but haven't found an employer willing to give me a shot (very little management experience), so i'm on the phones for now.
Minnie

the world is knitted from one beautifully variegated skein and it's up to us not to drop a stitch.
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Roze
New Pal

16 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2004 :  8:03:25 PM  Show Profile Send Roze a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I, too, am a CPA, but I'm "in industry" as we say. I juggle numbers all day, so I like something more creative when I'm off work, such as knitting or quilting.

MJ
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