What do you do for a living and why do you do it.


Sassylassie
#1
I own a small Consulting company that specializes in Human Factors for Avionics. Why do I do it, I don't do the fancy stuff the other half does, I am just the accountant.
 
Jersay
#2
I am a member of the Canadian forces, in Western Command on the West Coast of Canada.
 
tracy
#3
I'm a nurse. I do it because I love it. It is the hardest and most rewarding thing I've ever done.

It's a bonus that I've been able to travel around Canada and parts of the US doing it Maybe I'll head to the UK in a few years and try it there.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#4
I'm a writer, photographer and editor, I do the editing 'cause it's easy, the writing 'cause it's interesting, and the photography 'cause it's really fun.

I am in training, though, to be a Professional Lazy Bum, Level IV. I'm halfway there, I've got my doctorate in Utter Lack of Ambition, my Bachelor of Flop Citying, and my Bachelor of Pure Laziness, now I'm working on my PhD in Procrastination. I'm writing my thesis now, but, well, it's a bit awkward. In order to get the degree, I have to write the thesis, but since procrastination is imperative, I can't get around to writing it, and, well, you can see this is no easy thing.

<edited to add: Sassy, this is a great idea for a thread!>
 
manda
#5
I do quality assurance for calls and e-mails for some website tech support and customer support staff, and I do it because it feeds my kids.

i write, but have yet to submit for publishing
 
Toro
#6
I'm a money manager.
 
Curiosity
#7
I chat
 
zoofer
#8
After spending many years personally safeguarding Canada from the socialist hordes storming the gates, I still consider myself a failure. (Kim Novak and Jennifer Aniston got away!)

Now I wile away my time contemplating the inconspicuousness of the human conscience in direct contradiction to the calculated consistency of the cosmos. (Hi Cosmo. Wanna be my Valentine?)
 
zoofer
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Wednesday's Child

I chat


Hi WC.
What you wanna chat about?
 
Curiosity
#10
Zoofer

I just wrote you a note one floor down...! :P
 
zoofer
#11
I looked downstairs, couldn't find it.
 
Dexter Sinister
#12
I do as little as possible, 'cause I gratefully retired last April after 32 years of dedicated service to... well, something, I was never quite sure what, unless it was me, then decided to take a year off before trying anything else. But when I *was* doing something for a living, I ran computer networks and telecommunications systems, wrote software, trained clients, and supervised a bunch of people doing the same thing.

I did it because it was fun, up until the last two years when the higher ups in the organization suddenly got desperately stupid over various fads in management and organizational styles, I was pretty good at it, and it paid enough and left me time to do other things I wanted to do. In no particular order: acquire big power tools and build cabinets and furniture, develop handyman skills to the point where I rarely have to rely on anyone but myself for home repairs and renovations, read and write and think about assorted things (some good clues to what those things are can be found in what I post about here), play my guitars and try to convince myself I really was getting better at it, raise two kids and be very much involved in their lives up until the time they head off on their own, and xeriscape every square centimeter of my front and back yards.

Still working on all those things, and pretty soon I'll be contacting Habitat for Humanity to see what I can do for them. My year off is almost up.
 
Curiosity
#13
Dexter S

I wish more people would plan their lives as well as you have....

Congratulations! Take your time - the "work" will be there when you get the urge and don't forget to sprinkle some fun time inbetween - better yet - some "do nothing time" too.
 
GreenGreta
#14
I count beans cause no one else will.
 
#juan
#15
Haggis wrote:
Quote:

now I'm working on my PhD in Procrastination.

I used to be a procrastinator but I'm going to quit.....tomorrow...
 
FiveParadox
#16
I am a Student (Grade 12).

Good stuff.
 
I think not
#17
I used to be a student (Grade 12)

Good stuff.
 
Jo Canadian
#18
Me? I'm a lackey at a call centre, (see the RANT) not because I want to, but because I have to. Currently I'm tech support for a VOIP program which isn't as bad as what I was doing before, but just more confusing.
 
Sassylassie
#19
Holy cow Five, you are a student. From your post I pictured a wise aging gentlemen who teaches Science. Cheers.
 
Colpy
#20
I'm a rootin' tootin' gun totin' armoured car guard, and I do it because...........I'm crazy.

Used to be a school teacher (substitute). Hated it, and got paid $79.35 per day (with 2 degrees) for a maximum of 182 days a year. Do the math.

That was between 1991 and 1997. The wages didn't change in that time.

I like this job, I'm the boss once we leave our branch office, it's a very macho deal, I like the guys, and I've NEVER worked in an office in my life so.........

And I get to pack a gun.
 
I think not
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy

I'm a rootin' tootin' gun totin' armoured car guard, and I do it because...........I'm crazy.

Used to be a school teacher (substitute). Hated it, and got paid $79.35 per day (with 2 degrees) for a maximum of 182 days a year. Do the math.

That was between 1991 and 1997. The wages didn't change in that time.

I like this job, I'm the boss once we leave our branch office, it's a very macho deal, I like the guys, and I've NEVER worked in an office in my life so.........

And I get to pack a gun.

I said, "Whoa, Dragon!"
 
manda
#22
Yi...Colpy, you worry me sometimes
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#23
We've been taking the dog out for long walks each evening, and we seem to pass by the bank everytime the armoured car is there. I have wondered whether they think we're casing them out, ha ha. Now I'll be thinking about an armed and crazed Colpy.



<edited to correct the spelling of Colpy's name, I ain't messin' around with no misspelling of a gun-totin' Colpy name, let me tell you >
 
Jay
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by Haggis McBagpipe

I'm a writer,


What do you write, Haggis?
 
DasFX
#25
I'm a R&D scientist. I do it because money doesn't grow on trees. I got into it because when I graduated, a pharmaceutical company was the first one to give me a decent job and I've been `stuck' ever since.
 
Jay
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Jay

Quote:

I'm a writer,


What do you write, Haggis?



Haggis? Are you there? Haggis where are you....


Missing...one Haggis McBagpipe. Last seen chasing Zoofer around the golf course.

Reward (if Haggis is brought home safely): Zoofer.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Jay


What do you write, Haggis?

Why, words, of course.

At the moment, I'm mainly writing stuff for a local magazine. I do work for doctors as well, and for businessses, that sort of stuff. Nothing exciting, no novel (yet). Have thought of dabbling in writing erotica, but that might be just a bit too exciting, ha ha.

Quote:

Missing...one Haggis McBagpipe. Last seen chasing Zoofer around the golf course.

Caught him, too, and whoa, that boy is not likely to recover anytime soon.
 
Jay
#28
"Nothing exciting, no novel (yet). "


Well let me know when you do write the novel.

I've always wanted to write a novel, but alas, I suck.
 
Curiosity
#29
DasFX

An R&D guy eh?

Could you possible do me a favor and find a way for production of a completely non-fat ice cream which tastes just as marvelous as the really bad for your arteries kind???? Thank yew!

Just think of the possibilities of ice cream being a health food - and possibly a medication delivery system....Woo Hoo!
 
Curiosity
#30
Haggis/Jay

I believe Zoofer has gone MIA - unless the sun is shining on his special golf course this morning and he is wrapped around his favorite flag pin....

I hope some of the greenskeepers find him if he didn't make it home.
 

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