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    Super Member M.I.Late's Avatar
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    Bookkeeper, Admin Asst - last job at Fire Dept. Hate Civil service, love the people that chose civil service as their occupation - completely a labor of love. They are all my heroes and always will be. Firemen have hearts of gold.

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    RN for the last 20 years! Can't imagine doing anything else!

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    Started in teaching special education, physically impaired. Then stay at home mom for 8 yrs. RN for 25 yrs. in my second career. Now retired and busier than ever! Helping raise 5 grandchildren, all under 12!

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    Im a Product Management Specialist for the Hi-Rel Military Connector group for a global electronic component distributor. Have been with them 6 years. Prior to that I came from the Food Brokerage business.

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    I was trained as a nurse,,,,, ( retired from that since 2000) but.... I have held jobs from hat designer maker, truck driver, long horn cattle rancher, office management, professional singer, model, construction worker, to advertising and chief cook and bottle washer..... U name it

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    Former teacher (Special Ed, 1st Grade, Nursery School, Middle School Science) and now a swim instructor at the Y (along with a number of years as a stay-at-home mom).

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    I am a switchboard operator at our local hospital (2nd shift, part time). I do data entry between phone calls. And I homeschool.

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    I was a legal secretary until I left work to stay home and care for my elderly mom in 2010. She passed away and now I am home with my two sons - who the heck knows what I'll be when I get back into the work force! :)

    The fraud investigator's job sounded like a cool one!

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    I'm an Engineer. I've worked in high tech (programming) for 21 years - wow, that's scary to say :)

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    Burnt out nurse and farmer.

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    Started as legal secretary right out of high school - have been a paralegal for 25 years now - 40 years total working for attorneys.

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    Occupational Therapy, but currently only PRN...my mom lives with dh and I, she is a lung cancer survivor, so I spend a lot of time with her..she does terrific, and she loves to crochet!

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    Started as keypunch oper in 64 after high school, then billing clerk on dumb terminals, computer programmer for a few years, moved to Arizona, worked as records clerk for last 18 years with City I live in police dept. Now retired

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    Registered nurse in the operating room. Now retired after working 41 years in the OR. I loved what I did and felt very blessed.

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    Amazing occupations! Was RN am: wife, mom, daughter, friend, child of God !

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    Admin Assistant to Accountants, Bookkeeper, receptionist.

    Mother, homemaker

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    Website developer...

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    retired art teacher

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    I love how varied we are but come together for love of quilting!

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    RN for 36 years. Avatar pic is from 1973! Taught high school for 4 years after leaving nursing (9, 10, 11 &12 graders). But got too tired especially daily commute, 1 hr. 15 min. each way. The teens were great but I was tired coming out of nursing all those years and then tackling school teaching! What was I thinking? Retired in 07. Became a Master Gardener through Clemson and volunteer on Mondays at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Greenhouse. Became VP of our local Magnolia Chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America. Joined the Islanders Quilting Guild about 3 months ago and am learning lots of new things about quilting, which I love. And am in a sewing group. I'm working on cutting back on my schedule as now I on the road all the time again. It's beginning to feel like work instead of retirement!! Love to read about everyone's occupations....

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    Stay-at-home-Mom. Have been: pet groomer assistant, waitress, house keeper, nurse assistant and school teacher. Also occupied with trying to get DH to vacation.

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    Losts of nurses here

    I'm a full time postmaster

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    Worked for the school district for 25 yrs as a classroom aide, computer lab teacher, and finally as an attendance records secretary. Retired 4 years ago and love it. Miss the people, not the job. Husband retired a year ago and now we are both stress free 8-)

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    Elementary school music teacher for 34 years now. Also private piano teacher. Like having about 15 private students, but my husband took an early retirement so took everyone off my wait list and now have 22 piano students. I know we need the money, but what was I thinking?

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    Unemployed- Looking for work. Would be great to find something legit to do from home and survive but can't find anything. Have been DTV/NRTC Satellite Dept Supervisor, Admin Ast. Senior living, Office Manager small trucking company, also manufacturing, vending food processing, fabric store manager(that was the best!) What a variety. My husband and i also have a handyman service. and of course Long-Arm Quilting.

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