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sba771

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I am in PR/Marketing. Right now it is marketing cause it was all I could do since I don''t speak the native language here. Before that I was in beauty/fashion PR and before that celebrity PR. Not as fun as it sounds.
 

Maisie

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I am a stay at home mother. I am hoping to study Psychology and Sociology at college in September as I would really love to go to University. I am starting late (age 37)
 

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I''m a law student. Eventually, I guess, I''ll be a lawyer.

But I also have a Masters degree in Reading & Literacy, and worked as a reading specialist for several years.
 

Dandi

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I''m a division 1 operating theatre scrub/scount/anaesthetic/recovery/charge nurse (whew, mouthful!) As you can tell I don''t like doing too much of the same thing for too long! I love to mix it up a bit.

I also work 1 day a week at a jewellers. Yeeeah, I love my work!!
 

AdiS

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I''m the general manager of an investment company.
 

Hudson_Hawk

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I''ve changed roles a few times in the past six months (changed jobs, laid off, new job). I was a Development Editor for an educational publisher, then an Account Executive for a creative services company, and now I''m a Technical Writer/Editor for an engineering, environmental consulting, and construction firm. I''m on my third day at my new job.
 

April20

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I worked for the last 8 years or so as an interior designer for a retailer. I got laid off last year and with the economy, jobs like that are few and far between. I switched gears and now I work as a design/construction project manager (in healthcare, which is not so effected by the economy). I drive process now rather than do the physical design work, which is good as it makes me far more marketable in the long run.
 

elrohwen

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I''m an engineer at a food company. I spend my days getting new snack foods to run in manufacturing plants.
 

Italiahaircolor

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I am the Midwest Director of a cosmetics company who h andles product imaging, distribution, education, promotions ect...

I am the Chicago Director for the division of artists that do bridal/print/television/theatre/fashion work reping our company. I interview, train, hire all the talent for our corporation that will work out of the Chicago office. Bridal was never an ambition of our company, and was my vision/baby.

I am a
licensed cosmetologist who also has my educators license...so, on a very limited basis I will "sub" at several different cosmetology schools in our area...and run a MUA course at a local community college.

I also moonlight creating a MUA curriculum for one of the largest cosmetology schools in nation.
 

Irishgrrrl

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I''m a certified paralegal. I work in the areas of family law, criminal law, civil litigation, and bankruptcy. I''ve been a paralegal for almost ten years, and I''ve been with the same firm the whole time. Usually, I like it!


I''m also a horseback riding instructor. I''ve been teaching for about 15 years now, and I specialize in hunt seat equitation. That''s my fun job!
 

Clio

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I''m a program officer at a small Federal grantmaking agency. I work with applicants on their grant applications, oversee the grants once they''re funded, and help establish grantmaking policy.
 

meresal

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BS in Econ, and after wedding will be going back to get my MBA. I am a Municipal Bond Analyst, for an International Trustee/Paying Agent Bank, for the Central US region.
 

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Date: 2/25/2009 7:29:31 AM
Author: TheBigT
I''m a law student. Eventually, I guess, I''ll be a lawyer.

But I also have a Masters degree in Reading & Literacy, and worked as a reading specialist for several years.
BigT--We''re on opposite paths--I went to law school before I became an educator. I quit after a semester, though, because I missed literature and knew I wanted to teach. How funny!
 

hoofbeats95

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I''m a software developer. My degree is in Math as I was going to be a high school teacher. The only time I regret changing my mind is in the summer! My minor is in computer science. I fell in love in my very first class. Not in love with my career so much though.
 

Lauren8211

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I am working in a law office right now doing filing. Yup. It''s boring as hell.

I graduate in June and would like to work for the department of human services, or a nonprofit. I''m also considering HR.

It''s a toss up between my MSW or my MSHROD. I plan to work a bit before I make a decision.
 

BeachRunner

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Everyone''s jobs are so interesting!

elledizzy I would def. get some work experience before going back for your masters. I work for a non-profit, and STILL don''t know what I want to go back to school for. I don''t know much about MSHROD, but I know a MSW has some options. Good luck!
 

vespergirl

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I used to be a marketing executive for a law firm, but now I''m a stay-at-home mom, and a piano teacher (my degree is in music). I would love to eventually get a Ph.D. in history and become a college professor or museum curator.
 

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Date: 2/25/2009 6:17:28 AM
Author: Maisie
I am a stay at home mother. I am hoping to study Psychology and Sociology at college in September as I would really love to go to University. I am starting late (age 37)
Maisie, you should definitely do it. My mother didn''t start college (undergrad) until she was 40, and she went to school part-time for 6 years to get her bachelor''s. Right after that, she got her Master''s in Social Work in 2 years, and started her career at age 48 after being a SAHM for 25 years. She is now 60 and loves her work, and is planning to work into her 70s because she loves her field. It''s never too late to learn what you love! I would also love to go back and get a Master''s or Ph.D. in the next few years now that I''m a SAHM myself. That way, when I''m ready to go back to work, I can work in a field I really love (no more law firms :p )
 

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I work for our state government''s DOT as a civil engineer in Transportation. My office develops long range transportation plans with local governments for them to use as they grow and improve their road systems. It''s not the dream job of my life, but I''m a very technical and organized person, so I''m good at what we do. I''ve been here a while, and just recently became permanent, so I''m just thankful to have a job period right now. I was really stressing there for a while over what to do. We''re moving soon, so my commute will be kind of long, but I''ll deal.


I used to work summers during college with preschool children. I hated it some days, but those were just the stressful ones. I mostly loved it, and it was so rewarding. I aspire to be a SAHM when I start a family, and to get to work part time with children or animals. Those are my two true creative loves that I find rewarding. My job now is really just a job, but at least it''s not miserable. I do think I''d miss feeling like I had some technical conversations every now and then, but not in the long run. FI supports me 100% in my aspirations, but we just have to wait and see how our life goes for now though.

Hehe reading all these posts really interests me! It''s neat to understand the technical or artsy side of all of you and see what you enjoy or don''t enjoy so much. And it gives me some insight as to why some of you are knowledgeable about certain things. It also is really interesting to me that I can see now why I can relate more to certain ones of you and things that you say!
 

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Date: 2/25/2009 11:50:42 AM
Author: luvthemstrawberries
I work for our state government''s DOT as a civil engineer in Transportation. My office develops long range transportation plans with local governments for them to use as they grow and improve their road systems. It''s not the dream job of my life, but I''m a very technical and organized person, so I''m good at what we do. I''ve been here a while, and just recently became permanent, so I''m just thankful to have a job period right now. I was really stressing there for a while over what to do. We''re moving soon, so my commute will be kind of long, but I''ll deal.



I used to work summers during college with preschool children. I hated it some days, but those were just the stressful ones. I mostly loved it, and it was so rewarding. I aspire to be a SAHM when I start a family, and to get to work part time with children or animals. Those are my two true creative loves that I find rewarding. My job now is really just a job, but at least it''s not miserable. I do think I''d miss feeling like I had some technical conversations every now and then, but not in the long run. FI supports me 100% in my aspirations, but we just have to wait and see how our life goes for now though.


Hehe reading all these posts really interests me! It''s neat to understand the technical or artsy side of all of you and see what you enjoy or don''t enjoy so much. And it gives me some insight as to why some of you are knowledgeable about certain things. It also is really interesting to me that I can see now why I can relate more to certain ones of you and things that you say!


I know! I have always thought about what people do from their knowledge about different areas, but I had no idea the extent of it! Very interesting!
 

MichelleCarmen

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Right now, I'm contemplating becoming a pan handler. My friend says they make a lot of money, but I guess lately people have been hording their change! My sign would say, "Out of work. Need money for diamonds. Please help. Bless you!"

So now that the above profession is out, instead, soon I'm starting a job working in the medical field.

My dream job would be to open an in-home day care, but that'll have to be put off until we have a yard! I wouldn't make a lot of money, but working with kids is fun. Adults are a pain.
 

Tacori E-ring

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I''m a mommy
I do have my BFA in graphic design and have done a few freelance jobs since DD has come along.
 

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Date: 2/25/2009 11:42:11 AM
Author: vespergirl

Date: 2/25/2009 6:17:28 AM
Author: Maisie
I am a stay at home mother. I am hoping to study Psychology and Sociology at college in September as I would really love to go to University. I am starting late (age 37)
Maisie, you should definitely do it. My mother didn''t start college (undergrad) until she was 40, and she went to school part-time for 6 years to get her bachelor''s. Right after that, she got her Master''s in Social Work in 2 years, and started her career at age 48 after being a SAHM for 25 years. She is now 60 and loves her work, and is planning to work into her 70s because she loves her field. It''s never too late to learn what you love! I would also love to go back and get a Master''s or Ph.D. in the next few years now that I''m a SAHM myself. That way, when I''m ready to go back to work, I can work in a field I really love (no more law firms :p )
Thank you for the encouragement VG. I really appreciate it. I have no education past high school so I definitely need to go back to college if I plan on getting a job when the children are older. Its great to hear that someone else has done well after being a stay at home mother for so long!
 

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Date: 2/25/2009 3:06:16 PM
Author: Maisie

Date: 2/25/2009 11:42:11 AM
Author: vespergirl


Date: 2/25/2009 6:17:28 AM
Author: Maisie
I am a stay at home mother. I am hoping to study Psychology and Sociology at college in September as I would really love to go to University. I am starting late (age 37)
Maisie, you should definitely do it. My mother didn''t start college (undergrad) until she was 40, and she went to school part-time for 6 years to get her bachelor''s. Right after that, she got her Master''s in Social Work in 2 years, and started her career at age 48 after being a SAHM for 25 years. She is now 60 and loves her work, and is planning to work into her 70s because she loves her field. It''s never too late to learn what you love! I would also love to go back and get a Master''s or Ph.D. in the next few years now that I''m a SAHM myself. That way, when I''m ready to go back to work, I can work in a field I really love (no more law firms :p )
Thank you for the encouragement VG. I really appreciate it. I have no education past high school so I definitely need to go back to college if I plan on getting a job when the children are older. Its great to hear that someone else has done well after being a stay at home mother for so long!
Maisie - going back to school after being a SAHM is so important. Not only will you get a heads up in a new skill, you will gain self-confidence AND learn to get back onto a schedual (that is if you''re not that way - I''m very laid back (procratinator and worry that a sudden shift to 9-5 will be overly difficult).
 

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I work for a digital marketing firm analyzing marketing campaigns--I''m an analyst, so I have nothing to do with the creative part, I just figure out what''s working and what isn''t and how to improve the campaign based on the data. I really love my job, but think that I will be ready to take a break from my career and be a SAHM in about two years. I have given some thought to what I would like to do if/when I return to the workforce--I would be happy to return back to my current field, but I have also given considerable thought to opening my own dog-related business (likely a doggy daycare). I''m always thinking about what I want to do in "my next life" (which for me will be my life post-children, haha).
 
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