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Jobs?

Post by Dave Preece » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:33 pm

So...

What do all you guys and gals on here do for a living???

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Mark James » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:27 pm

I worked in a leisure centre for about 10 years. Back in school now.

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Zarte Siempre » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:02 pm

I work in human rights, specifically related to privacy as a human right.
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Re: Jobs?

Post by James S Roper » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:53 pm

I'm a vaguely-underachieving student.

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Thomas Carey » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:49 pm

James S Roper wrote:I'm a vaguely-underachieving student.
+1
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Re: Jobs?

Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:11 am

James S Roper wrote:I'm a vaguely-underachieving student.
-1 for the hyphen

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:57 am

Matt Morrison wrote:
James S Roper wrote:I'm a vaguely-underachieving student.
-1 for the hyphen
-+1 for the hyphen

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Ian Volante » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:57 pm

Statistician.
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Re: Jobs?

Post by Michael Wallace » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:34 pm

Statistician.

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Peter Mabey » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:03 pm

Engineer (now retired)

hardware (aircraft 1945-66)
software (telecoms 1966-90)

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Callum Todd » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:15 pm

Sixth Form Student
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Re: Jobs?

Post by Anthony Endsor » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:13 pm

I'm a Purchase Ledger Consultant for a Hotel Booking Agent.

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Brian Moore » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:34 pm

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Dave Preece » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:48 pm

I'm a retired (retired in 2003) after sales manager in the motor trade (mainly Citroen).

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Jordan F » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:33 pm

I'll bite, I have the different job amongst us anyway. Not sure if weird is the right word, but not like most.

Currently, I'm a theatre director in the Off-Off Broadway community of New York City. Nothing major, just houses that seat less than 100 people.

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:54 am

Brian Moore wrote:------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------>
Professional devotee? :)

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Re: Jobs?

Post by tomrowell » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:31 pm

Gaoler

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:39 pm

A full-time, high-intensity, unpaid labourer (a.k.a. student).
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Re: Jobs?

Post by Zarte Siempre » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:24 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:high-intensity
They must do things differently in Canada.
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Re: Jobs?

Post by Sam Hodkin » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:30 pm

Unemployed presently [née Student]

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:34 pm

Taxidermist.

ok not really but it's more interesting than being an insurance underwriting temp
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Re: Jobs?

Post by Brian Moore » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:52 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Brian Moore wrote:------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------>
Professional devotee? :)
Just proving that I'm never going to be a professional anything-to-do-with-computers - I knew it would get screwed up in everyone's browser except mine.

To me it now looks like I'm also going to be a professional Matt Morrison, though I'd previously been unaware that that was a career prospect. Quite excited.

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:45 pm

Brian Moore wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:
Brian Moore wrote:------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------>
Professional devotee? :)
Just proving that I'm never going to be a professional anything-to-do-with-computers - I knew it would get screwed up in everyone's browser except mine.

To me it now looks like I'm also going to be a professional Matt Morrison, though I'd previously been unaware that that was a career prospect. Quite excited.
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Re: Jobs?

Post by Kevin Steede » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:44 pm

Uni student, but as of next June hopefully an Occupational Therapist.

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Catriona Cappleman » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:00 pm

Freelance translator.

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Jon O'Neill » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:41 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:ok not really but it's more interesting than being an insurance underwriting temp
Company?

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Zarte Siempre » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:26 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:ok not really but it's more interesting than being an insurance underwriting temp
Company?
She'd take some company from you any time, Jono ;)
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Re: Jobs?

Post by Andy McGurn » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:38 pm

I am a social worker.

But the job i really want to do is to work for the British Board of Film Classification, watching movies and deciding if their a U, PG, 12A etc.

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Mark Deeks » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:29 pm

I give opinions about basketball, publically via articles for web media companies, and privately via consulting contracts with agencies. And I teach young kids science. The two spheres are not in any way related.
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Re: Jobs?

Post by Ciaran McCarthy » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:58 am

Media Student and Part Time Customer Service Assistant

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Kirk Bevins » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:20 am

Trainee actuary and professional darts referee

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Re: Jobs?

Post by Paul Worsley » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:42 am

Pharmacist

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Re: Jobs?

Post by James Robinson » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:26 pm

Administration Assistant/de facto Storeman
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Re: Jobs?

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:25 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:ok not really but it's more interesting than being an insurance underwriting temp
Company?
Just realised I never responded to this. It's for a small 'niche' motor insurance company (that's how my recruitment agency sold it to me anyway) called Service Underwriting. Basically I just enter data about cars and motor insurance policy-holders all day. Fascinating stuff. The people I work with have grown on me though and I'm the agency's inaugural 'temp of the week' so it seems I'm good at entering data about cars and motor insurance policy-holders all day :)

Probably won't be there much longer though as they're no longer going to be dual-processing stuff in the near future. (Not that I'm there this week anyway as I'm on work experience for my local paper.)
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Re: Jobs?

Post by Darran Prior » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:42 pm

Recruitment Consultant (IT)

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