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I'm a social worker. I love my job because I'm a people person and like helping others solve their problems.

by Anonymousreply 16804/19/2013

1st grade school teacher! Best job in the world.

by Anonymousreply 101/08/2013

I follow the elephants around with a shovel at the circus.

by Anonymousreply 201/08/2013

I'm a gentleman of leisure in the transition between pre-medical student and medical student. I need a project.

by Anonymousreply 301/08/2013

College professor in a business school.

by Anonymousreply 401/08/2013

Anthropological researcher.

by Anonymousreply 501/08/2013

College student

by Anonymousreply 601/08/2013

I am a servant of The Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor.

by Anonymousreply 701/08/2013

Student, raconteur of excuses

by Anonymousreply 801/08/2013

my "last resort" careet---truck driving

by Anonymousreply 901/08/2013

R8, you seem like my boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 1001/08/2013

Work in an academic library. Most of the time it's fine- I like my co-workers and most of the students. That said, occasionally I feel like bringing a flame-thrower to work.

by Anonymousreply 1101/08/2013

Self-employed. Real estate. Worth a fortune.

by Anonymousreply 1201/08/2013

I'm an old French whore.

by Anonymousreply 1301/08/2013

R7 is that old Gandalf prick. Nobody heard my side of the story.

by Anonymousreply 1401/08/2013

Music teacher at a huge private school. Wonderful work, slightly underpaid

Free-lance violinist, gun for hire a tons of groups around the US, very insecure work but sometimes gratifying.

Contractor for a few choirs in my area- worst thing I do for money

by Anonymousreply 1501/08/2013

R14, crude insults will not avail you, Flame of Udun! Go back to the shadow!

by Anonymousreply 1601/08/2013

I am a Assistant Director (former social worker)at a ASO in the South.

by Anonymousreply 1701/08/2013

I sell cheese. I used to do something else.

by Anonymousreply 1801/08/2013

[quote]I sell cheese. I used to do something else.

Would you be willing to sell me some Red Dragon cheese?

by Anonymousreply 1901/08/2013

Marketing manager at a smaller airport. Something interesting is always happening. Characters galore.

by Anonymousreply 2001/08/2013

R17, what's ASO, precious? What's ASO?

by Anonymousreply 2101/08/2013

We don't see that, R19.

by Anonymousreply 2201/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 2301/08/2013

CPS worker

by Anonymousreply 2401/08/2013

aso = Filipino term for dog

by Anonymousreply 2501/08/2013

R18 = Andy Cohen

by Anonymousreply 2601/08/2013

graphic artist

by Anonymousreply 2701/08/2013

[quote]Marketing manager at a smaller airport.

Smaller than what?

by Anonymousreply 2801/08/2013

Motel manager. Some days are good, some aren't.

by Anonymousreply 2901/08/2013

The Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is a professional symphony orchestra based in Albany, New York.

by Anonymousreply 3001/08/2013

I own a software training company. I also act as the lead instructor.

by Anonymousreply 3101/08/2013

Retired computer programmer.

by Anonymousreply 3201/08/2013

"Smaller than what?"

Tiny Tim, Rose!

by Anonymousreply 3301/08/2013

Personal chef. Burned out and have the opportunity to go into sales with a great salary and benefits so I plan on taking it.

by Anonymousreply 3401/08/2013

Director of Construction

by Anonymousreply 3501/08/2013

R21 has some waxen bosoms tonight, and she wants everyone to know it!

by Anonymousreply 3601/08/2013

R24, what's CPS, precious? What's CPS?

by Anonymousreply 3701/08/2013

[quote]what's CPS, precious? What's CPS?

Certified Penis Sucker

by Anonymousreply 3801/08/2013


Been very busy lately. Best recent gig was being paid by the top personal trainer to the stars in LA to do a workout demo. Really worth the extreme sore muscles. Will be on Discovery Channel in Spring for Braingames. Watch for me; the crew couldn't stop laughing.

by Anonymousreply 3901/08/2013

Independent small press publisher

Art director and editorial director


by Anonymousreply 4001/08/2013

Manager at Trader Joes. Love it! As R20 said, never dull & characters galore! (both employees & customers).

Third career, after several years in sports marketing/sales/event management, and then several years teaching elementary school....which I loved...and hated.

by Anonymousreply 4101/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 4201/08/2013

Brandon, are there any actuary jokes? Do tell please, I'm working with an actuary right now on company pensions ... he needs some levity shall we say.

by Anonymousreply 4301/08/2013

Question: What is an actuary's favorite dessert? Answer: Pi

by Anonymousreply 4401/08/2013

Army surgeon

by Anonymousreply 4501/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 4601/08/2013

freelance creative director/copywriter.

i make *ridiculous* money. though I'm completely miserable and burned out (still at the office as I type this. got here at 8 a.m.)

about to chuck it all to consult at a non-profit for less than 1/2 of what I make now. if that doesn't work i'm seriously considering going back to bartending.

yes, i know - i have total 1st world problems. but since its all i know it still completely sucks all the same.

by Anonymousreply 4701/08/2013


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by Anonymousreply 4901/08/2013

Funeral Director.

by Anonymousreply 5001/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 5101/08/2013

Teacher of 7th grade SS. I fucking hate it. I need a change. I was thinking of becomeing a stand-up comedian. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 5201/08/2013

Psychiatrist based in a large metropolitan emergency room. NEVER, EVER a dull day!

by Anonymousreply 5301/08/2013

Director of Digital Marketing. Always changing - love the people I work with mostly.

But my commute sucks - 1h15min each way, but I refuse to live in the suburbs.

Long hours also. Between work, commuting and working out, and life maintenance (cleaning, grocery shopping, etc.) I don't feel like I have much of a life.

Less than 2 hours a day to myself - I don't know how people have kids and still work.

by Anonymousreply 5401/08/2013

Freelance Writer, seeking full-time employment at the moment. I was working in PR/Marketing as well as coordinating workplace training at a local community college, but I was laid off last summer.

Considering going into Technical Writing, but not too sure how my skillset would transfer and I'd also have to obtain a certification, which is no guarantee of finding employment in the field.

by Anonymousreply 5501/08/2013

Software Systems Architect

by Anonymousreply 5601/08/2013

Sports event organizer.

by Anonymousreply 5701/08/2013

Director of Patient Accounts for a medical group.

by Anonymousreply 5801/08/2013

Male elementary school teacher

by Anonymousreply 5901/08/2013

Project Manager

by Anonymousreply 6001/08/2013

Student. Currently mucking around in the swamp of literary theory. Wanting to change my major. Or commit suicide.

by Anonymousreply 6101/08/2013

Performing is a hobby that takes up a lot of your time, and some money, before it becomes profitable. Some people golf; I act and entertain. What do you intend to do to support yourself, that will leave you with enough energy, and hopefully be flexible enough if a great gig comes up, until you start making a living doing stand up? A comic with a paid regular gig in Vegas told me it usually takes about 2 years of hard work and travelling before breaking through. Of course everyone has a different bottom line of what they require to live on.

by Anonymousreply 6201/08/2013

[R47], do you bill by the day or the project? I'm a Creative Director/Copywriter at a large agency. Hate it. Thinking of quitting to freelance. Since this is anonymous, any chance you'd tell me how much you charge?

by Anonymousreply 6301/08/2013

Lawyer & librarian

by Anonymousreply 6401/08/2013

Retired teacher, now educational consultant, area staff development/mathematics.

by Anonymousreply 6501/08/2013

hey r63 - yeah, I don't give a fuck. i charge by the day. right now my day rate is $1800 at a huge agency (one of the top 10). i get away with it because i lucked out and won a boatload of awards back in the early aughts. so they think i'm smart. plus a few guys i worked with then were way more ambitious than me and now run big shops. they toss me a lot of gigs.

$1800 is my top rate however. i know others making over 2k. (I've made as low as 1k a day)

you should totally go freelance. its nice to have the occasional 2 months off. good luck.

by Anonymousreply 6601/08/2013

I have been educated as a counselor. I help people in that way. Just about all the gay people I know, volunteer.

by Anonymousreply 6701/08/2013


thanks for your help. I'm going to do it.

by Anonymousreply 6801/08/2013

Attorney. Mainly bankruptcy.

by Anonymousreply 6901/08/2013

HIV researcher

by Anonymousreply 7001/08/2013

R63 I freelanced for a while and its really hell. I was constantly looking for work. Even when I had an assignment, I knew in the back of my mind that as soon as I was done, I was going to have to start looking again. It didnt help I was freelancing as a graphic artist in NYC, where there were like a billion others competing for the same jobs. It got to the point where it was all I was doing, spending half my day working, half my day lining up the next gig. I lived in constant fear that with no warning, the jobs would dry up and I would be screwed. I loved the freedom and flexibility, but I hated not knowing with any real firmness how much I would have earned by the end of the year. At the time I had to buy a new car and getting financing without a weekly pay-stub that was consistent was a challenge.

by Anonymousreply 7101/08/2013

That sounds rough, R71. Freelancing and sales on commission would be my two nightmare jobs... I don't know how people do it.

by Anonymousreply 7201/08/2013

63 here.I have worried about down time as well. I've been preparing for this for a while and have enough money set aside to live for a year or longer with no income. So if it doesn't work out freelancing, I can always go back to full time work. Never know until I try.

by Anonymousreply 7301/08/2013

R73 Freelancing is not for everyone. Some people, like R66, are very good at it, and if it works out for them, more power to 'em. I wont lie, for me it was very profitable, but thats because I took everything and anything that came along, sometimes working two or three assignments at the same time. But the stress was too much.

by Anonymousreply 7401/08/2013

Assistant Property Manager. Low paying, has its good and bad days. However, the benefits are excellent. Hopefully I will win the lottery or else I will be working until the day I drop.

by Anonymousreply 7501/08/2013

Operations specialist for an oil company. Best people to work with. All men and I am out. No women means less problems. Love love love it. About 100K a year.

by Anonymousreply 7601/08/2013

Freelance sign language interpreter. Love it! Go new places ad meet new people and learn new things all the time.

by Anonymousreply 7701/08/2013

R66 here. I guess I have been lucky. However I will give myself a pat on the back. Though what I do certainly isn't rocket science, I'm shocked at the number of flakes and hacks out there who eke out a living doing what I do. Im a serviceable writer who is obsessed with creative problem solving and I work hard. That alone puts me at the top of more than a few people's lists.

Which is to say that if you have a modicum of talent and are reliable,r63 you shouldn't have a problem finding work.

Give it a shot. WCTW you just find yourself another full time job if freelancing doesn't suit you.

by Anonymousreply 7801/08/2013

R78 dont delude yourself. Luck has very little to do with these things. You got it because you work hard. You earned it.

by Anonymousreply 7901/08/2013

I majored in failure.

by Anonymousreply 8001/08/2013

28, smaller than big. It's a regional airport, not international, not a hub.

by Anonymousreply 8101/08/2013

Interesting thread. There are some really varied and interesting jobs on here. I'm an artist.

by Anonymousreply 8201/08/2013

I like how colorful your stuff is r82. Simple, but vibrant.

by Anonymousreply 8301/08/2013

I am a style icon, a wife, a daughter, and an Oscar winning Actress.

by Anonymousreply 8401/08/2013

College English professor at a liberal arts college.

by Anonymousreply 8501/08/2013

So, R85--why has theory become a requirement for undergraduate English majors? I'm finishing up my English degree and have no interest in becoming an academic or critic.

by Anonymousreply 8601/08/2013

I support people with an intellectual disability. Most usually in group home settings within the community, but have also worked in institutions with severely autistic people who needed restrictive care. Pays the bills and is interesting at times.

by Anonymousreply 8701/08/2013

Tv news assignment editor in LA. Most stressful thankless job. But it pays decently and it's never the same day twice.

by Anonymousreply 8801/08/2013

Social media marketing.

I get paid to post shit on Facebook and Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 8901/08/2013

I'm a cube gay. I'm bored as fuck and some days completely hate my coworkers but my pay is decent and my job is secure for the forseeable future.

by Anonymousreply 9001/08/2013

Thank you, R83. I was just profiled in this month's Nashville Arts magazine, which is kind of cool for me.

Here's a link to the article.

by Anonymousreply 9101/09/2013

My career is Retired. Monday through Friday I do nothing. Saturday and Sunday I rest.

by Anonymousreply 9201/09/2013

Editor, playwright. My imprint was sold last year to a company that's not a traditional publisher. I am probably 20 years or more older than many of the new colleagues, most of whom are engineers, but content needs to be edited, so here I am.

CMS is no longer Chicago Manual of Style for me, it's Content Management System.

by Anonymousreply 9301/09/2013

Product Manager of some extremely boring software.

by Anonymousreply 9401/09/2013

Porn editor.

by Anonymousreply 9501/09/2013

Regional sales coordinator for the third largest distributor of bunk AND trundle beds in the tri-state area.

by Anonymousreply 9601/09/2013

Doctoral student in higher education administration.

by Anonymousreply 9701/09/2013

Cubitron - Secretary.

by Anonymousreply 9801/09/2013

An escort. Hey I'm good at it and it pays well....

by Anonymousreply 9901/09/2013

R70: Can you tell us about the big government conspiracy to disseminate HIV that's being talked about on the Randy Shilts thread? The board's anonymous...

by Anonymousreply 10001/09/2013

Personnel Officer

by Anonymousreply 10101/09/2013

Hope you're spilling some shit on that HR thread, r101.

Me - government cubist.

by Anonymousreply 10201/09/2013

IT for the Federal Government. I am retiring in May on my 56th birthday.

by Anonymousreply 10301/09/2013

Dual Diagnosis counselor for a non-profit.

by Anonymousreply 10401/09/2013

Non existent.

by Anonymousreply 10501/09/2013

I work for the telephone company!

by Anonymousreply 10601/09/2013

$9.65/hour Security Officer. I'm 39, only a high school diploma and it's all I could find. No retirement, benefits or... security. Humorless, bi-polar boss who's always threatening to fire us. Plays employees off each other and spreads gossip. You never know what mood he's going to be in.

We all wish he'd die.

by Anonymousreply 10701/09/2013

Medical transcription. I make great money, from home, and aside from occasional overworked doctors who screw up dosages or medications (which is my job to catch), I love it.

by Anonymousreply 10801/09/2013

Training and Organizational Development Specialist. Even though I work in HR, I like my work.

by Anonymousreply 10901/09/2013

Assistant Director of Residential Life at a small, liberal arts college. I'm ready for something new but have no idea what I want to do next.

Also, I've never paid rent or utilities in my life (always lived in campus housing). I'm 33.

by Anonymousreply 11001/09/2013

Flight Attendant.

by Anonymousreply 11101/10/2013


by Anonymousreply 11201/10/2013

[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 11301/10/2013

Policy Geek

by Anonymousreply 11401/10/2013

Content and social media strategist.

So, basically a technology copywriter, but also tasked with teaching the people I work with how to blog and use Twitter. It's a nice job with nice people.

by Anonymousreply 11501/10/2013

I am a PhD candidate. The central strand of my research focuses on questions of aesthetics and form in contemporary media. Things are going well, as my work has been published in three peer-reviewed academic journals and I recently received generous government funding.

by Anonymousreply 11601/10/2013

r108. Interesting. Since this is anonymous, how much do you make doing medical transcriptions? I could use some extra work at home. Does it require specialized education like pre med, etc? thanks

by Anonymousreply 11701/10/2013


by Anonymousreply 11801/10/2013

A cubegay who's done a lot of administrative work. I also am a writer and have had freelance work published in newspapers and magazines.

I don't write as my entire career because....I like to live indoors and eat three meals a day. Just not that lucrative, but I do it on the side because I love it.

Am taking a break from work now to wrap up a graduate degree.

by Anonymousreply 11901/10/2013

Account Executive ("Hamster Drone" of Corporate America)

by Anonymousreply 12001/10/2013

R99 tell us more...

by Anonymousreply 12101/10/2013

Old stoop whore

by Anonymousreply 12201/10/2013

Emergency Room RN.

by Anonymousreply 12301/10/2013

R123, I admire you. Can't imagine a job like that . . . never knowing what horrifying trauma is about to come in the door.

by Anonymousreply 12401/10/2013

R117 - Yes, it requires training. There are many schools out there, but I would caution you to choose wisely. You get what you pay for.

I found work the same day I graduated and have been loving it ever since. I work for actual hospitals (as opposed to a clinic), so most of the reports I do are operative reports and ER reports - never a dull moment.

I'm technically self-employed, and what I make in a pay period is dependent on how many reports I can churn out. I can usually pull off around $350 to $400 a day. The faster you type (I clock in at 126wpm) and the more medical knowledge you have, the more you'll make. I doubt it's equivalent to pre med, but it is quite intensive training.

by Anonymousreply 12501/10/2013

Is it purely telecommute? And is competition tough?

by Anonymousreply 12601/10/2013

R19, are you thee horse pussy?

by Anonymousreply 12701/10/2013

To all those with an MSW, can you tell me if it's the norm to post your academic credentials in personal e-mails. I have 2 nieces in their 20s - neither of whom have professionally worked in their field, btw - who sign their e-mails in this way & I find it pretty obnoxious. I'm a lawyer, but I don't add that I'm a juris doctor in my private e-mails.

by Anonymousreply 12801/10/2013

Are you the same old queen from that thread about the nieces who sent a gift thank you note by e-mail?

by Anonymousreply 12901/10/2013

Family nurse practitioner and clinical instructor for a nursing program.

by Anonymousreply 13001/10/2013

I'm a thief...and a shitkicker. And uh...I'd like to be famous!

by Anonymousreply 13101/10/2013

marketing manager of an entertainment company soon to be jobless. then freelance writer looking to make a life change and land a new, hopefully more secure job.

by Anonymousreply 13201/10/2013

No, R129, that was not me. But you're a doll for asking.

by Anonymousreply 13301/10/2013

R100, I haven't even looked at that thread, but think I can safely say that whatever has been said is untrue.

by Anonymousreply 13401/10/2013

Psych RN, desperately trying to make the transfer to med-surg (oncology nursing is my goal). Any advice is appreciated.

by Anonymousreply 13501/10/2013

I'm the wife of the heir to the Chrysanthemum Throne. I'm miserable because I couldn't bear a son and because the current empress is a [italic]bitch.[/italic] Also, they took my passport and won't let me leave the country.

by Anonymousreply 13601/10/2013

Freelance copywriter and I look after my 80 year old father. I hope to branch out into "successful novelist" in 2013!!!

by Anonymousreply 13701/10/2013

Hi R. 123 and 135. RN here too. ER here too in Westchester County. It was a tough night, what with all the flu cases.

by Anonymousreply 13801/10/2013

You don't sound like a real social worker, OP. I thought the idea of social work was not to "solve people's problems" but to empower them so they can start doing for themselves.

by Anonymousreply 13901/10/2013

That's the goal of social work but 'mos in social work are only interested in getting into guy's pants.

by Anonymousreply 14001/11/2013

Shame on you, R140.

by Anonymousreply 14101/12/2013

Sales rep for CoeCoe cosmetics.

by Anonymousreply 14201/12/2013

CMP - Certified Meetings Professional

by Anonymousreply 14301/12/2013

I'm a litigator. Several years ago, I started my own practice, built a good referral base, then took on a partner, who turned out to be bipolar. I ended up leaving the state and starting over. It's not easy to do this.

Many days I regret going to law school. I still have a ton of student debt. I'm not sure I'd do it all over again, but when I'm in court, pulling a novel argument out of some crevice of my brain I didn't know existed and it works, and I win, I feel like I'm doing what I was born to do.

by Anonymousreply 14401/12/2013


by Anonymousreply 14501/23/2013

I'm a professional towel dancer!

by Anonymousreply 14601/24/2013

R141, really? You think that makes him post *less*?

by Anonymousreply 14701/24/2013

"Career"? What a quaint 1980s fiction.

by Anonymousreply 14801/24/2013

I think it's the Brenda Dickson troll who started this thread. It just stinks of jazzercise and red knit power ties.

by Anonymousreply 14901/24/2013

Tell me OP, did you speak French, to the counterman, at Schrafft's?

by Anonymousreply 15001/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 15103/23/2013

I am a waitress in a diner off Sunset Blvd. They make us wear pink shirtwaists with white collars and black trim and white oxford shoes. It's not a good look because I'm 58 and my hair is starting to thin. My perm helps. I draw my eyebrows black to match my hair dye and they are high and perky and go well with my Revlon Red Desire lipstick.

I have a good figure, tiny waist, and my boobs are real. I have to wear a torpedo bra these days though or they'd be torpedo-ing from my waist. Ha! Age is a bitch!

I always wanted to be an actress and almost got discovered about 30 years ago. A producer gave me his card but I lost it. He came back but I wouldn't do the casting couch thing, I guess that ruined my chances. I stripped for a bit back in the day but got tired of the slobbering old dudes staring at my moneymakers. Ick.

I'll probably work til I croak, but I love the customers, although some of the kids these days are so enthralled by their mobile devices that they hardly make a peep. Me, I still got my rotary dial phone. Ha.

by Anonymousreply 15204/13/2013

[quote] I started my own practice, built a good referral base, then took on a partner, who turned out to be bipolar.

I was their receptionist. One day it was Black and Smith, the next Black, Smith and Smith.

I became a telemarketer.

by Anonymousreply 15304/13/2013

I am a lawyer and I hate it thinking of re training either as a Teacher or a Physiotherapist.

by Anonymousreply 15404/13/2013

Career? I wish. I work in a grocery store in the L.A. area. Been with them for 23 years. It used to be a hell of a job, equal to the post office or better. The pay was great, the work was hard, depending on what you did. And now? it's all gone to hell. Cut hours, hiring people making half of what I make. I can't do anything else because I'm so far in, I want my pension. I would love to do something else, but what? I think if I worked in an office, I'd fall to sleep, I'm so used to being on my feet all day. Damn it. Should have gone to school.

by Anonymousreply 15504/13/2013

R79, don't delude yourself. R78 is right on, he has been lucky. It takes a lot of luck to make it as a freelancer.

by Anonymousreply 15604/13/2013

Adventure Guide. Self employed.

Very little money (particularly relative to the incomes in this thread!), but I always get by in any economy. My business lives on word of mouth so I'm careful about my reputation and not as reckless as I'd like to be.

I love my work. It's a lot of fun and only sometimes boring. I can be inside or outside. Am never stuck in an office. I have almost total freedom to do what I wish at work.

There's nowhere to go from here financially. The income will always be middling. There's no (intangible, at least) ladder I can climb, but I'm thinking about what I can do to change it up, expand, make more.

I trade income for life and professional enjoyment. But I get tired of having little money.

I want to write. I realize that's not a stellar idea if I want to make more money...

by Anonymousreply 15704/13/2013

Surely there are more than 130 or so people posting here. This has been an interesting thread. What else do people do? Okay to say you're unemployed or SAHP, or come up with something true but interesting. Front-window watcher? Kitchen towel folder extraordinaire? Even if you find your job drab, it would be interesting to hear it.

It's nioe to know what our group consists of.

by Anonymousreply 15804/15/2013

Police detective in financial crime.

I like white collar crime, but these days it's all about going after drug dealers. Instead of unraveling complex frauds, we're just proving an excess of unexplained income

by Anonymousreply 15904/15/2013

R159, what $ amount starts the red flags? I mean, it has to meet a certain threshold, right?

*looks around shiftily*

by Anonymousreply 16004/15/2013

I'm a surf bum playing at being a student.

by Anonymousreply 16104/15/2013

Ciaran, I always wonder how you pronounce your name.

by Anonymousreply 16204/15/2013

unemployed.. job hunter here.

by Anonymousreply 16304/15/2013

R163, what work do you usually do?

by Anonymousreply 16404/15/2013

It's pronounced KEER-ahn, R162

by Anonymousreply 16504/15/2013

I see post R158 and then R164 right after. What happened to all the in betweeners?

by Anonymousreply 16604/19/2013

Those replies were from when the board went crazy. Notice how my reply to how I pronounce my name comes before the request. It is labeled R165 but it is coming before R159. It was in answer to R162.

by Anonymousreply 16704/19/2013

Customer service rep by day, wannabe popstar/filmmaker by night

by Anonymousreply 16804/19/2013
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