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Nicole



Joined: 23 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Current Job. Direct Care Staff (DCS) for individuals with developmental disabilities. I've worked for a wide range of clients, but I'm with two guys that I adore. Basically I just help them do daily life skills that they can't do alone, they require a lot of care. It's not a forever gig, but it's getting me through college. I enjoy it though.

Dream Job. Vanna (sp?) White's gig looks pretty sweet to me. Seriously: Social Worker.
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Jane G



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm a full-time student right now. But I have a work-study job at the NPR station in DC.

I'm not sure what I want to do when I graduate. I think I'd love to work in the publishing industry, maybe as a publicist. Or, um, a writer. But at the moment I'm studying International Studies, and that would mean getting a job at an NGO, with the government, or with a private consulting firm after I graduate.

I also always say that if any of those "real" jobs don't work out, I'll just open a cafe. My vision of that is a bit romanticized, but it's the closest thing to a "dream job" that i have.
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Nana



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I have another dream job idea... hosting some History Channel nerdfest, preferably about spies. And then if it got famous enough, but not really famous, I could go on Dancing with the Stars, thus fulfilling my other dream gig!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Current job: Middle school math/science teacher. I taught 1st grade for 4 years then moved to the middle school when a slot opened up. I was/am a single mom...I say "was" b/c he's 23 now, but he still seems to need my help, especially if I have $20 when he comes for a visit!!

Dream job: That's hard b/c there's so much I wanted to do b/f that son I mentioned came along...a reporter, a singer, an artist, an FBI agent, a cruise director, a judge on "America's Next Top Model"...the list goes on, but I really would've loved to be a SAHM. That would've totally rocked. Out of all the things I wanted, I regret that I couldn't do that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a pediatric nurse. I love my job.

Dream job- some kind of archeology/research/diving specialist similar to what Clive Cussler and the good guys in his books do!

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georgie Lee



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bookbug wrote:
I'm a pediatric nurse. I love my job.

Dream job- some kind of archeology/research/diving specialist similar to what Clive Cussler and the good guys in his books do!

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I'd like to be an archaeologist along the lines of Indian Jones. Very Happy
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Talithareads



Joined: 12 Dec 2007
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Location: South Carolina

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:53 am    Post subject: What a great service you provide! Reply with quote

Dreamydeppmama wrote:
I'm a board certified lactation consultant.

After my children are all grown, I will go to midwifery school.


I think what you do is soo wonderful!
When I decided to breastfeed my first child, 14 years ago, no one in my family had breast fed in a few generations, the women in my family didn't understand at all why I would want to . I had to get out and find classes and others to support me in my choice and to help me get the information that I needed!
It was my lactation consultant that talked me through everything again, after my daughter was born (and not terribly eager to breast feed initially) and encouraged me to keep it up. I wish I had thanked her more, so thank you for all of the women you help!
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Nana



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

georgie Lee wrote:
bookbug wrote:
I'm a pediatric nurse. I love my job.

Dream job- some kind of archeology/research/diving specialist similar to what Clive Cussler and the good guys in his books do!

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I'd like to be an archaeologist along the lines of Indian Jones. Very Happy


I would like to be WITH an archaeologist along the lines of Indiana Jones!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talithareads- Hooray for you! Breast feeding is a wonderful and healthful experience for both mom and child! I talk to new moms all the time helping with breastfeeding issues. Some have given up and call us for tips on how to restart their milk supply.

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georgie Lee wrote:
bookbug wrote:
I'm a pediatric nurse. I love my job.

Dream job- some kind of archeology/research/diving specialist similar to what Clive Cussler and the good guys in his books do!

TTFN
bookbug Smile


I'd like to be an archaeologist along the lines of Indian Jones.

Nana wrote:
I would like to be WITH an archaeologist along the lines of Indiana Jones!


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tirlittan



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

georgie Lee wrote:
bookbug wrote:
I'm a pediatric nurse. I love my job.

Dream job- some kind of archeology/research/diving specialist similar to what Clive Cussler and the good guys in his books do!

TTFN
bookbug Smile


I'd like to be an archaeologist along the lines of Indian Jones. Very Happy


:lol: As a student of archaeology who's very close to graduating, I just have to say that men l'Indiana Jones (or women la Lara Croft for that matter) are remarcably few in the profession. Wink Not that many dangerous adventures either: work on the field is mostly hard digging, literately, and on top of that are the hours spent in a lab analyzing the finds. The adventure is mostly in making the connection with what's survived in the ground and the everyday life of those long-gone people you're studying. Not to say that isn't exiting or fulfilling in it self. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bookbug wrote:
I'm a pediatric nurse. I love my job.

Dream job- some kind of archeology/research/diving specialist similar to what Clive Cussler and the good guys in his books do!

TTFN
bookbug Smile



Kudos to pediatric nurses too! When my oldest child was born, one of the pediatric nurses helped me with breastfeeding. There wasn't a lactation specialist in the hospital so if it wasn't for this wonderful pediatric nurse I don't know what would have happened. I was on Mag Sulfate so I needed to pass it through my system before I could nurse my son. So of course, my breasts became engorged with milk and my son was having a problem latching on. I was bound and determined to breastfeed him and if it wasn't for her help, I don't know what would have happened. Thankfully, everything worked out and I breastfed him for 14 months and then my second child for 12 months. I am a big supporter of breastfeeding!
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georgie Lee



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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:lol: As a student of archaeology who's very close to graduating, I just have to say that men l'Indiana Jones (or women la Lara Croft for that matter) are remarcably few in the profession. Wink Not that many dangerous adventures either: work on the field is mostly hard digging, literately, and on top of that are the hours spent in a lab analyzing the finds. The adventure is mostly in making the connection with what's survived in the ground and the everyday life of those long-gone people you're studying. Not to say that isn't exiting or fulfilling in it self. Smile[/quote]

There is a great Calvin and Hobbs where Calvin pretneds to be an archeologist and then calls it the most mind numbing job on earth. I love history so I really appreciate the people who research it. However, like everything else, the movies always make careers look more glamorous than they really are. My sister thought about going into art restoration until she did a summer internship. "The Thomas Crown Affair" makes art restoration look way more exciting than it really is Smile
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bookbug



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tirlittan-

I totally love history and finding clues to the past. I am bookish in many ways but love the rush of chase (both figuratively speaking and actual physical toiling).

I know most of what is perceived is rubbish that the final unearthing is only the end of hours/months/years of searching and digging through information at a snails pace or brushing away layers strata by strata! Hours of cataloging, photo's in situ etc.

Still love it and am I ever jealous! Laughing

Enjoy the journey!

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tirlittan



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't mean to imply that you guys wouldn't know that there's a difference between the fiction and the reality. (And I must admit I wouldn't mind spending some time with Indiana Jones myself sometimes. Wink ) I guess it's the same with every profession: there are boring aspects as well as interesting ones in everything.

My dream job would be working for the UN/Red Cross/etc. (as a nurse?Wink) Because at times archaeology does feel a bit fluffy compared to the way those(/you) guys impact the world.


bookbug wrote:
tirlittan-

I totally love history and finding clues to the past. I am bookish in many ways but love the rush of chase (both figuratively speaking and actual physical toiling).

I know most of what is perceived is rubbish that the final unearthing is only the end of hours/months/years of searching and digging through information at a snails pace or brushing away layers strata by strata! Hours of cataloging, photo's in situ etc.

Still love it and am I ever jealous! Laughing

Enjoy the journey!

TTFN

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Thanks Bookbug! And you know, it's never too late. Smile I have many fellow students who have changed careers/are retired and chose to study archaeology/history. Of course this is perhaps easier to do in Finland as we have no tuitions in the universities. Plus, many museums etc. have excavations where "civilians" can participate too. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are so right tirlittan, there are many aspects of my job I wish were less frustrating/boring! Although I could use more of the boring at this time of year! Winter and illnesses go hand in hand esp when you have kids!

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I didn't mean to imply that you guys wouldn't know that there's a difference between the fiction and the reality. (And I must admit I wouldn't mind spending some time with Indiana Jones myself sometimes. Wink ) I guess it's the same with every profession: there are boring aspects as well as interesting ones in everything.


And we know, that you know, that we know... You know we understand! Wink

Working for the UN/Red Cross sounds like it would be really great!

A MD friend of mine is one of my hero's. She happened to be visiting her parents with the husband and kids when Katrina hit. She immediately changed her plans- the kids stayed with G-parents and she spent 2 wks in New Orleans.

I would love to be part of a disaster k-9 search and rescue too!.

So many cool jobs and so little time! :)

As far as changing careers I have had so many already! I've done stained glass art and windows to nursing and payroll to Lifeguard and EMT! I don't know if I have another career change in me and I'm only 44! :lol:

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