What do you do?

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mood swung
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What do you do?

Postby mood swung » Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:59 am

I know rope receives signals from outer space. I know whar is working at the stop-n-shop. noise is attempting to educate the youth of today. what do YOU do?

and you don't have to tell the truth. I ain't checking references. be walter mitty. be george washington. or be quiet.
Like me, the "g" is silent.

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bambooneedle
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Postby bambooneedle » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:03 pm

I put up skyscrapers.

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wehitandrun
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Postby wehitandrun » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:05 pm

:shock:
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noiseradio
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Postby noiseradio » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:15 pm

I also DJ weddings, proms, and private parties in the DFW area. And I play in a couple of bands.
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
--William Shakespeare

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Mr. Average
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Postby Mr. Average » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:35 pm

My lifetime occupation is father and husband. My employment is through a medical device technology company. I hold the lofty title of VP - Sales and Marketing. We make pregnancy tests, drugs of abuse testing devices (I refuse to be a test fixture for beta site evaluations), research lab devices like pipettes and specimen cups, surgical supplies, etc. Platform is plastic. Who knew that Plastic technology could be so interesting. And more challenging than I ever thought it would be. When I took the position, I sort of thought of plastic injection molding technology as an advanced form of my youthful experience with "Creepy Crawlers" and "Incredible Edibles" toys. Before that, the PlayDoh factory. It is a little more sophisticated than that.

Lofty titles are worthless and meaningless. The old saying "the bigger they are, the harder they fall" is quite true. They look good on your email signature line, but they are otherwise just window-dressing, for the most part.

Oh, and according to WHAR, I am now an official douche-bag, reprehensible because I support the republican platform, and should prepare to go into hiding. You'll have to excuse me, but since this is all so new to me, I haven't operationally defined it yet so I defer to my roles a father, husband, and company exec.
"The smarter mysteries are hidden in the light" - Jean Giono (1895-1970)

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Postby wehitandrun » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:42 pm

You better get learnt quick, Dr. A.

Jesus. I'm scolded for being a youngin'- meanwhile you're attempting to bring a one-thread argument into an entire seperate section of the board.

Me, I like you. I just don't care for you. :|
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A rope leash
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More to it

Postby A rope leash » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:48 pm

I don't just receive signals, I also transmit them.

I also cable buildings, sometimes skyscrapers.

I drive a lot.

"Senior Quality Assurance Technician"

At this moment they are trying to figure out if they still have to pay me overtime under the new GWB rules. They changed my title from "Supervisor" to "Technician" so I would still get over time pay. Now, they're not so sure.

Thanks a lot, Republican Party!

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Postby stormwarning » Tue Aug 24, 2004 1:26 pm

I'm a technology manager in a well-known American Investment Bank, but on my working visa it says "Engineer".

I prefer the latter, it invokes imagery of dirt, sweat, grease and real physical labour - which is rather unlike the reality of leather seats, emails, air-conditioning and a desk I could eat my dinner off. My business card is in two languages though, which is cool.

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Postby spooky girlfriend » Tue Aug 24, 2004 1:30 pm

I'm a taxi driver, cook, maid, gardner, tutor, etc. Yes, I'm a full-time mom - to four kids - and caretaker of my four year-old nephew, Alex, a great deal of the time. The college degree I have helped prepare me for the most life changing experience of all - being a parent.

Oh yeah, and I keep DrS in line. Someone has to. :wink:

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Postby Poppet » Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:14 pm

my business card says administrative assistant.

i write contracts for a major university for all their campus construction. so 'boo, i write contracts that the likes of you get to sign. tell me about those skyscrapers!

i hope to someday work in interior design. right now as close as i get is that our ONE AND ONLY interior designer sits behind me. i don't want his job, it's mostly spec'ing systems furniture and going thru carpet samples. bo-ring.
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count the cars and watch the seasons....

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Postby Gillibeanz » Tue Aug 24, 2004 5:15 pm

I am a housewife, slave, mother, decorator, gardener, cook, cleaner, laundry woman, window cleaner, nurse, zoo keeper, referee of fights, mediator, diplomat, and general dogsbody. I am all things to all people!

I also work full time runing an internet company with my partner in which I am a saleswoman, company secretary, accountant, telephonist, stationay manager, web page designer, managing director and distrubtion worker.

I am woman :lol:
COME ON YOU SPURS!!

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Postby noiseradio » Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:04 pm

Did someone hear a roar?
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

--William Shakespeare

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Postby Tim(e) » Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:16 pm

Technical writer for a software engineering company (Tandem based), father and de-facto husband (and occassional vocalist on the rare occassions we can be bothered to throw a band together).

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Postby bobster » Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:31 pm

I spy, for the F.B.I.
http://www.forwardtoyesterday.com -- Where "hopelessly dated" is a compliment!

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A rope leash
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See eye, eh?

Postby A rope leash » Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:33 pm

It's true. I've confirmed it with Chuck Barris...

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Postby El Vez » Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:36 pm

I am involved in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Postby noiseradio » Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:39 pm

read:pusher.
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

--William Shakespeare

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El Vez
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Postby El Vez » Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:50 pm

read: Freddy's Dead

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Postby bobster » Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:53 pm

When my working class father met my born-with-a-silver-plated-spoon-in-her-mouth mother, he told he worked for the oil companies. It was true. He dug ditches for them.
http://www.forwardtoyesterday.com -- Where "hopelessly dated" is a compliment!

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A rope leash
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His withering pencil...

Postby A rope leash » Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:22 pm

I also sideline in writing lyrics for country music songs. I'm sending a couple to Elvis for his birthday!

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Postby SoLikeCandy » Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:20 pm

I have a new job--admin. assistant for the faculty resource center at the university I attend. I am currently taking a break from the one-woman catering/personal chef business I run in the summers and on long holidays.
If there's one thing you can say about mankind--there's nothing kind about man

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:59 am

Gilli - :lol:

My dear Mood, I check the Board on Monday to Friday between the UK hours of 9am and 5pm. 8)

Sometimes I don't. :cry:
why don’t you get some pride?

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Postby laughingcrow » Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:12 am

I study bird behaviour
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selfmademug

Postby selfmademug » Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:02 am

I protect workers from the unstoppable self-interest of the world's richest university, while still gently upholding the dominant paradigm. I have been called both "smiley-faced propagandist" (by the Left) and "sanctimonious Bloshevik" (by the Right). In response to something I said to him, I was once personally told by the President of same University that he was "not sure he could parse my sentences." You just don't get insults like that anymore...

Bob And Charlotte
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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:23 am

i work in an exchange money agency...


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