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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:Just thought I would find out where all you crazy people work...
I expect a range from No job to president of the silly islands but would be nice to get an idea of how diverse the spinning community actually is......
I work in Shipping (Imports and Exports) and it is duuuulllllllllllllllllll.
But been doing it sooo long that I have loads of experience in logistics (nothing like my Sport or biology degree) redface


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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hexagonic


hexagonic

Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester

Total posts: 1687
Posted:I work in Westminster. Right now there's a massive demonstration across the road from Downing Street smile

From Monday I'll be working the streets of Rome ubbrollsmile


ah wah wah wah a wah wah

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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1626
Posted:I work in Whipsnade Zoo, just on the gate and occaisonally in the shop and in the car park.



It's great, I get to go round the best zoo in the country on my lunch break, it's a mile from my house, I like everyone I work with and I get to spend about 5 hours a day getting paid for reading the book of my choice. Minimum wage, but still.. smile



EDIT - I'm also a student, but it's the summer so I'm free from eeeefil uni wink

EDITED_BY: nearly_all_gone (1118939174)


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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blu_valley
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 197
Posted:I work for two specific clients, a well known cable company and a domestic appliance insurer. I cannot mention their names for legal reasons. My title is accounts executive, but I dont have anything to do with accounts. (confusing I know) I'm the bridge between the two clients and my company basically.

"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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doctor_fandango
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

doctor_fandango

co-director of A.C.B.I.S.H.A.
Location: in the corner beside the filin...

Total posts: 761
Posted:i work as a draughtsman/network technician/tea lady in an architectural firm. its great i have no qualifications at all, i just squezed into the job on a months work experience, 3 years ago!

There's no place like 127.0.0.1, There's no place like 127.0.0.1, There's no place like 127.0.0.1,

"in most of our friends we're the hippies. but we have hippie friends of our own.. its like a dog having its own pet" - H. Sinoquet 19-03-2005

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ma'tina
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

ma'tina

multiplex
Location: somewhere..., Germany

Total posts: 611
Posted:apart from being a student in the last few terms (history of art, sociology and politics - used to study english philology), Im doing art, work at a tv station, sometimes in a museum for modern art or galleries, at the moment as well at a pharmaceutical company - doing internet investigations........and I even earn a bit of money by doing fireperformances...

- Ho Sa -
kisses & peace & love to beautiful madges
*rever le temps le prendre*

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:I work with children who have had tramatic childhoods.
I love it, I'm just like a big sister to them.

Unfortunately i've been off sick since November. I miss 'my' kids!


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Sir Nuggit


Sir Nuggit

....is a liability
Location: playing with traffic

Total posts: 899
Posted:At the moment I work for a security firm and it's my job to ensure our Officers know what's what, where they're going, assignments and admin. (sort of like an un-exciting 'Q' ubblol )

Although, I'm a qualified fitness instructor, web designer, table-tennis coach, life-guard, first-aide, aquatic first-aide, Battle field first-aide and have done the following jobs:

Child model (for ugly magasine lol)
Paper round
Milk round
Warehouse attendant
Life guard
Fitness Instructor
Sales Assistant
Coffee Shop Supervisor
Project Management - trouble shooting
Carer (volunteer work for the elderly)
Various temping assignments
Civil Servant
Web designer (legal and publishing)
Sales Support
Barman
Security Control
Not to mention full-time reprobate ubblol

So, moved around a bit and I still don't know what I want out of life biggrin


Pull my pin out, roll me in to a room and see what happens ubbloco

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6086
Posted:I work in a chemical factory, making printing inks.

My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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Sir Nuggit


Sir Nuggit

....is a liability
Location: playing with traffic

Total posts: 899
Posted:Doesn't that give you a headache? I'd love to work in a tyre factory, I love the smell of new tyres smile

Pull my pin out, roll me in to a room and see what happens ubbloco

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alvheid


alvheid

fairy of light
Location: Bergen, Norway

Total posts: 163
Posted:I have a summer job in a brewery, driving a small truck loaded with beer, but the rest of the year i'm a student with part time job at a pizza place. The brewery is more fun because there I can spin bottles when i'm bored :P

Luke sum ipse patrem te.

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Dragosani
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

Dragosani

sunset seadragon
Location: some little fluffy clouds, Bel...

Total posts: 679
Posted:I now work for an employment office in Oostende, giving temp jobs to waiters, cooks, models...
I used to be a waiter, life-guard, content manager for a text message firm, coordinator in international cooperation with the Gambia and a journalist.
I really miss being a journalist, but I wasn't able to pay my bills at the end of the month. mad2
Now I get to help ppl in my hometown and I get to do some commercial work!!
Leaves little time for poislinging, but hey!, I've got the beach at night!!!


A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. - Oscar Wilde
Jointly owned by FreyaJ, Birgit and Aurinko

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DenGad
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

member
Location: Copenhagen, DK, Denmark

Total posts: 45
Posted:I work as a network engineer in a large IT corporation.

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:hmmm... I dont, basicaly :S

Im at a boarding school, so getting a part time job is almost impossible, and during the dummer, I cannae be arsed smile specialy after my GCSEs smile


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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bing!
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

bing!

i beat my inner child
Location: manchester UK

Total posts: 184
Posted:im an unemployed student bum!
someone gimme a job!!!!!


--the spark what lit the flame which started the fire that burned forever--

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=Flashpoint=
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

=Flashpoint=

Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs..., United Ki...

Total posts: 2719
Posted:I stuff envelopes for the Government.

Very rewarding and exciting.

censored


ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
ubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmile

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Mags The Jedi
GOLD Member since May 2004

Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK

Total posts: 2020
Posted:Written by: alvheid

I have a summer job in a brewery, driving a small truck loaded with beer,



Possibly the best job in the world...ubblol

I sell fine herbs for a living. And I'm a uni student.

devil


"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988

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mtbeer
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Total posts: 529
Posted:I am jobless and loving every minute of it biggrin

When I do work, it's computer programming or bike shop mechanic\manager.


"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3136
Posted:I'm a linux/unix geek in a company that manufacters/sells internet servers to all sorts of companies from large corperates/ISPs to SMEs and schools. It's my first job since graduating last summer and I don't earn as much as I'd like, but i'm already incharge of several things there including logistics and support for 2 product lines, which is all great experience smile

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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted:I work for an agency of the city & county of San Francisco that makes grants to nonprofit arts organizations here in SF. I review grant applications, make funding recommendations and insure that the $ is spent properly. I took this gig because it's an arts grantmaking job (I've worked in the nonprofit arts for a decade now) not because I have grand designs of being a bureaucrat till I retire. But the benefits are nice.

taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco

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squarexbear
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

squarexbear

....of doom!
Location: Hastings, UK

Total posts: 585
Posted:i am a student (but not for much longer)
i am qualified to be a journalist (but i dont want to be a journalist any more)
at the moment i work for a highstreet chemist in the photographic department. score. i actually like my job, but the lack of natural light or air gets to me.


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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:technically im a student (just finishing my A level exams before uni in september to study physics)

but i also work as a checkout's supervisor at sainsburies and a play worker at a playscheme for disabled kids

i have been a waiter, cashier and kitchen porter (dish washer and v basic cook)


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Dragosani
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

Dragosani

sunset seadragon
Location: some little fluffy clouds, Bel...

Total posts: 679
Posted:blueboy:
Keep up the good work!!!
I know you can help ppl realise their dreams!!!!
just beware of politicians devil


A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. - Oscar Wilde
Jointly owned by FreyaJ, Birgit and Aurinko

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Boo_Bunny
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Boo_Bunny

Sparkely arty Mormon rainbow fairy
Location: infront of you, United Kingdom

Total posts: 933
Posted:Im mostly an art student, specifying in fine art/painting.
For the money that i need to live i work at ASDA on the checkouts. yeh, i know, BORING!


Property of Fine_Rabid_Dog

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DoktorSkell
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

DoktorSkell

addict
Location: Van Diemans Land, Australia

Total posts: 475
Posted:i work here www.fearless.net.au

Fair luna bright, fair luna moon
it shines at night but fades too soon
fair luna moon, fair luna bright
forever we dance
we dance under starlight

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:I'm a toxicologist smile doing a PhD right now, but planning to stay in the field.

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay, Austral...

Total posts: 1107
Posted:I mainly work in holes; large holes, small holes, some as big a bus. Today I'm writing about working in holes so that men with yellow machines can build things over my holes. Tomorrow I get to go in a big coal hole.

I'm vaguely claustrophobic too.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Oooohh...guess, guess...c'mon...guess!

In the past 15 years I have been...
A nanny
A teacher: elementary special ed, preschool, high school english,
Junior College Literature (short story and children's lit)
A warehouse freight monkey
A waitress
I've worked for Soil and Water Conservation District as a land surveyor, pond and manure pit designer, and crop rotation designer
A landscaper
A bartender
A burger slinger-cook
A bookstore manager
A plant store manager
A pet dept manager- specializing in reptile rehabilitation

Things I have done all along and now do full-time
I still do freelance writing
I am currently a dance/movement/performance/circus art
instructor
Show director and consultant
Henna artist
And a performer.

I have studied...
Biology (herp. minor), Creative Writing(minor), Literature(minor), Several forms of Theater Art(major), Business(cert), Herbalism(cert), Nutrition(cert), Law(major), Grant Writing(cert) and Education(major).
I am currently in the process of getting my cert to be a life coach.

I fully believe in trying lots of things and never ending education, but creation is always my first love, my passion and my primary career.


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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mtbeer
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Total posts: 529
Posted:That's quite a resume! A true Jack err. Jill of all trades. I wish I had a quarter of that experience.

"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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_VT_
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx, USA

Total posts: 1173
Posted:I am an "88M-10" In the U.S. ARMY. I do nothing but drive trucks and catch shiste for my supervisors fubar's.

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

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raincusp


newbie
Location: PA

Total posts: 11
Posted:a baker

if everything happens for a reason,
why are there so many excuses?

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