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Old 04-19-2005, 03:39 PM   #1
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What do you do for a living?

just wondering what most interferencers do for a living.

i'll start:

i work in anaheim at the disneyland resort in room reservations. i book hotel stays for the three hotels (Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, Disneyland Hotel, and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel) at the disneyland resort.

the pros: i get to go to disneyland for free. at anytime. sometimes i get major discounts at the hotels, and i get free tixs to other theme parks, baseball games, hockey games, anything they're associatied with, when given the opportunity.

the cons: i work too much. i am hardly home, with the exception of today, where they scheduled too many people. they are really strict with the scheduling. very by the book in most cases. but i do enjoy working there.

what about you?

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Old 04-19-2005, 03:43 PM   #2
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English interpreter.

The pros: you get to meet lots of interesting people and learn an awful lot about a broad variety of subjects.

The cons: sometimes you are swamped with work and some other time there's nothing at all going on.

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Old 04-19-2005, 03:45 PM   #3
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Real Estate......

Pros: Sociable job, meet lots of interesting people

Cons: Commission only; That sucks
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Old 04-19-2005, 03:52 PM   #4
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Old 04-19-2005, 04:03 PM   #5
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Old 04-19-2005, 04:04 PM   #6
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Safety Engineer on the north slope of Alaska.

Cons: It can be cold (-5F right now). I am away from home for two weeks at a time.

Pros: I am home for two weeks at a time with no strings attached. I can live anywhere I would like to, preferrably a direct flight away from Anchorage. (Currently in Utah)
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Old 04-19-2005, 04:05 PM   #7
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ooh, this will bring me out of the woodwork. I need to post more.

I am actually a student, but I have a job doing this, and I'm studying to be a better paid...


pros: It sounds impressive and is something I can say I'm proud of. When you're in the field you get a nice tan and some good digging muscles. Lots of variation. Well, sometimes.

cons: Poison ivy, ticks, chiggers, and all sorts of outdoor hazards. If you're in the field more than the standard 2-3 months a year, it's bad for your skin. Lab and curation work can be very, very tedious. Not much money involved. Not a good job for anyone who doesn't like bugs or dirt.
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Old 04-19-2005, 04:05 PM   #8
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Self employed co-owner of an insurance investigation business


I make my own hours
I can take a vacation pretty much whenever I want
I work at home so I can work in my pj's all day if I want
No boss looking over my shoulder
Provides an excellent income
Wonderful, very loyal clients
Interesting cases


I have no set hours, meaning I sometimes have to work nights and weekends if there's a deadline to meet
If a report is late or I screw up an invoice, there is no one else to blame
High taxes
If work is slow, our income can drop drastically
Some portions of my job are boring, repetitive and tedious
People are sometimes very snotty when their claims aren't paid with no questions asked and we still have be nice to them.
Dealing with cases involving death or small kids being hurt or killed is really hard, especially when dealing with their family members.
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Old 04-19-2005, 04:07 PM   #9
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anthropologist/college professor

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pros: tons of travel, summers off or free for research, mostly great students, frequent nudity in subject matter
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I work in retail.

Pros: I get good discounts, I am not stuck in a office.

Cons: I have to deal with women who want to bitch about everything. I have odd hours. I don't get paid enough....

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Old 04-19-2005, 04:24 PM   #11
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data entry hell for a foodservice company. boring as fuck.

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Old 04-19-2005, 04:31 PM   #12
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High School Technology and Film Teacher

Pros: get to work with cool things, nice kids, lots of vacation time
Cons: the pay sucks!
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Old 04-19-2005, 04:34 PM   #14
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Got to school and study the same three subjects over and over again.
Absolutely nothing, really.
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Old 04-19-2005, 04:46 PM   #15
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Originally posted by Bono's American Wife
Dealing with cases involving death or small kids being hurt or killed is really hard, especially when dealing with their family members.

That just hit to close to home.

Once upon a time I worked as a teachers aide in Costa Mesa at a daycare where a man decided one day (May 3, 1999) to drive his 1969 Cadillac into our sand yard while it was filled with preschoolers and kindergarteners.
I had a group of children with me at the swing set when he tore through the chain link fence. He struck five of us killing two......a girl and a boy. Another boy and girl were injured as was I.

Right now I'm a student (Fashion Design). I will be done with school this coming January. Then I'm going to follow where my heart really is and
continue college to become a teacher.

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