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Hi everyone! I'm bored and I was just wondering what we all do for a living. For anyone else who might be bored, What do you do? Is it what you always wanted to do, or did you just kind of fall into it? Do you like what you do? I guess I'm just pondering this because graduation is coming soon and I still haven't decided if I should get a more traditional job or go visit the bank about a small business loan
 

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I'm a Medical Student in an MD/PhD program (by the end I'll have both doctorates, about 6 years from now...) in Miami. We just got CREAMED by Katrina, and she was only a Cat 1 when she hit here, so I really fear for those poor gulf-coasters. But yeah, I am a student, and eternally interested in science, literature, travel, and medicine.

 

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I'm so glad you're ok, I'm land locked here (well Texas isn't, of course, but I'm as far away from the water as one can be in TX) , but I'm thinking of all of you and hope you all stay safe and sound
 

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I'm a Quality Assurance Specialist. Basically that means I test software (play around on it and try to break it). I like it but not sure if I want to do it the rest of my life. I would love to be a stay at home mom when I have kids. I have also been thinkin lately home much I would like to have some kind of dog store (sell something that had to do with them).
 

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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom@Aug 28 2005, 05:02 PM
I'm a Quality Assurance Specialist.  Basically that means I test software (play around on it and try to break it).  I like it but not sure if I want to do it the rest of my life. I would love to be a stay at home mom when I have kids.  I have also been thinkin lately home much I would like to have some kind of dog store (sell something that had to do with them).
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You sound so much like me, I also want to stay home with my kids, but I don't have any kids, so that spoils my plan
RIght now, I'm tring to get my M.A. in English, but I really don't want to teach, and it wouldn't be fair to the kids to go into that career with that thinking. I think i want to open a store for dogs in Wichita Falls, TX. It's bigger than my hometown, and Petco is packed everyday, so I think there is a market for it. There are lots of small dogs around here with nothing to wear
However, I'm a big chicken when it comes to money, so i don't know if I will ever work up the courage to ask for a loan. If I do though, the forum will be the first to know.
 

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Bored here as well.....

I'm a medical office supervisor (17 years) with 16 Doctors and 30 employees. Some days I hate it and other days its great. Suppose it's like most places. Have a great bunch of girls with only a couple that are on their way out. :D

Looking forward to retirement with some traveling, may be some rocken chair time.
 

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Originally posted by Puddles Mom@Aug 28 2005, 05:10 PM
Bored here as well.....

I'm a medical office supervisor (17 years) with 16 Doctors and 30 employees. Some days I hate it and other days its great. Suppose it's like most places.  Have a great bunch of girls with only a couple that are on their way out.  :D

Looking forward to retirement with some traveling, may be some rocken chair time. 

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I can't imagine supervising that many people
One more clue that I probably shouldn't be a teacher
 

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I'm an Executive Assistant, meaning I get stuck doing all the crap that no one else wants to do
I went to school for bus. mgmt only because my fam owns all different kinds of businesses and I got sucked into them. I've always loved science and I would love to go back to school for biology sometime in the near future. I don't hate what I do, but I have no passion for it. I want to do something that I love and something that I can feel good about. Now, when I get up in the morning, it's like 'ugh...gotta go to work again...' and I can't have a job like that for the rest of my life, I want to at least care about the things I do because that way it's not like 'just a job'.
 

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Originally posted by littlepeanut@Aug 28 2005, 05:14 PM
Now, when I get up in the morning, it's like 'ugh...gotta go to work again...' and I can't have a job like that for the rest of my life, I want to at least care about the things I do because that way it's not like 'just a job'.
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That's what I'm worried about, I'd like not to spend every Sunday dreading Monday....that's the big reason I want to open the store.
 

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My family is totally into business and my older sister started up her own design company a few years back. She worked as a designer for a few years after graduating and worked her way up, saved up and eventually through the people she had networked with started her own business. The first few years she wasn't making much money (everything was reinvested into the company), then she eventually bought out her partner and my sis is doing great now. I'm not saying this is the right way to do it, but it really sounds like opening a store is what you want and I just wanted to give you a little example of how it worked for one person
Good luck with whatever you decide.
 

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Originally posted by littlepeanut@Aug 28 2005, 05:34 PM
My family is totally into business and my older sister started up her own design company a few years back.  She worked as a designer for a few years after graduating and worked her way up, saved up and eventually through the people she had networked with started her own business.  The first few years she wasn't making much money (everything was reinvested into the company), then she eventually bought out her partner and my sis is doing great now.  I'm not saying this is the right way to do it, but it really sounds like opening a store is what you want and I just wanted to give you a little example of how it worked for one person
  Good luck with whatever you decide. 

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Thanks for the encouragement! Its always good to hear someone followed their dream and it worked out. :D
 

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I am a 4th year med student (as most of you already know
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I am a Registered Nurse in an Intensive Care Unit. :D I have wanted to be a nurse since I was in middle school. I decided on the ICU during my last clinical rotation in nursing school. I went into the rotation thinking I would be scared to death to touch a patient in ICU, but came out absolutely loving it. Love to be there for the patients and families in such scarey/sad times and to try to figure out what is going on with the patient and to help them improve, and if they are terminal, I like to be there to help support and comfort the family as they let their loved one go.
 

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I am a nursing student and actually start back tomorrow after a nice long summer break. I currently have been working in the ER which I have loved. I am allowed to do anything in the ER except administer meds. being that I do not have a license. I have wanted to become a nurse for such a long time and finally after my son was grown enough to handle not having my undivided attention I took the plunge.
 

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Originally posted by DanaH@Aug 28 2005, 04:18 PM
I am a nursing student and actually start back tomorrow after a nice long summer break.  I currently have been working in the ER which I have loved.  I am allowed to do anything in the ER except administer meds. being that I do not have a license.  I have wanted to become a nurse for such a long time and finally after my son was grown enough to handle not having my undivided attention I took the plunge.
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How funny -- today was my last day in the ER! I enjoyed the fast pace and the wide range of patients. I really love pathology, but ER or radiology would be my second choice for a field. Congrats on going back to school.
 

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I have a PhD in psychology, and for the past five years, I've had a patient load between 200 and 300 patients in nursing homes. I love my work. Many of these people had emotional problems for years prior to coming into the home, and some develop them as a result of their placement. I enjoy working with the medical doctors, nurses, and social workers.
I plan to move to Texas after the first of the year to be closer to my daughters and grandchildren. My son will buy my home and farm, as his father and I have decided to give him part of his inheritance now. After I move, I'll be in the city with one of my daughters, and 1/2 way between my other two children. Just close enough to be a pest to all of them < lol>. When I move, I will probably go back to doing what I did for fourteen years prior to the nursing home work. I will do mental and intellectual evaluations for the government in order to determine if people are disable. This can be rewarding when a person is really deserving. They also pay me more than private practice. Unfortunately, many of these people are out to cheat the system, and they even teach their children to cheat. When I did this before, I caught enough cheaters to save the government millions of dollars a year. I already have this work lined up after I get my license in Texas.
I also hope to do some teaching at the college level. I haven't done this in years, but I enjoy it. My daugher is now teaching some in the psychology department at the University of Texas, so it would be fun if we could both teach in the same department.
I will only work a couple days a week after my move, and my primary job will be to spoil my grandchildren and play with my dogs.
 

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I have a BS in Elementary Education and a Master's in Administration and Supervision. I am currently teaching 7th grade language arts. This is my third year in this position. Prior to that I taught kindergarten for three years and third grade for five years. I am also the junior high cheerleading coach/sponsor.
 

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Originally posted by bellasmommy@Aug 28 2005, 02:30 PM
Hi everyone!  I'm bored and I was just wondering what we all do for a living. For anyone else who might be bored, What do you do?  Is it what you always wanted to do, or did you just kind of fall into it?  Do you like what you do?  I guess I'm just pondering this because graduation is coming soon and I still haven't decided if I should get a more traditional job or go visit the bank about a small business loan

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This is almost totally off the subject other than I am bored right now too. Retired and loving it most days. How old is Bella in your signature where she is in long hair. It is so beautiful and I have been admiring it. ~ Jackie
 

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wow. after reading so many of these replies, i realize that i have such an inconsequential job. LOL. i grew up wanting to be a baseball player or an artist. i went to school for art for many years, but sidetracked myself into several different areas of study. i like school, what can i say? LOL

i currently have a job that i relocated for (at my own expense, even) because it was my "foot in the door" to a fulltime job in sports. i like what i do, i just now want to move onto a different aspect of sports. i'd love to be in community relations, as i love watching kids as they get to go onto a pro field or receive a supply of bats/balls from the team. i dont care about meeting the players or any of that, i just really like working for a company that can be such a positive influence. it's unfortunate that i work in the retail aspect of it. (i quit my FT retail job years ago so i could go back to finish my degree ... to get a job OUT of retail....and here i am...back in retail heck LOL)

ann marie and the "she only goes to work to make money to buy me nice things" buttercup
 
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