Years ago I worked in advertising sales for several newspapers and a radio station. Worked for a heavy equipment rental/sales company in sales for a year in Houston, TX.
Was a stay at home mom raising my kids for years. Went to work as a temp for several large companies - my favorite being Texaco Research and Development. Worked with their chemists and PhD researchers - what a blast! Mostly doing Harvard Graphics presentations for them.
Worked for Goodwill Industries for years. Developed a state set aside computer manufacturing program for them.
Stayed home with the kids while remodeling the house. Went back to work in the marine industry as a purchasing agent. Woot! LOVED THAT. They moved to Ft. Lauderdale so I moved to Sherwin Williams and worked in outside sales in their consumers group for 10 years til they lost the Wal-Mart account and went into working at a store. That didn't work for me as I had already started a successful cake decorating business that was my full time job and they were the part time job!
Now I make wedding cakes and party cakes. I have been fortunate enough to have participated in two Ultimate Cake Off Challenges on TLC. But mostly, I love making wedding cakes for brides. It pays more than enough to support two horses at a boarding facility and buy a Brenderup. If you would like to see my work it is at http://www.cakessospecial.com
Cakes support my horses so it is a sweet life.
Hubby is the lead senior Instrument and Electrical designer for a large engineering company at the Huntsman Corp. (he is also an electrician by trade). All in all, it is a good life...everything is paid for except the horses...hahahaha they will never be paid for!!