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post #31 of 48 Old 11-29-2012, 07:14 AM
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I'm a field tech for an environmental company. I take soil and water samples, and oversee all the outside aspects of a project.

Before that I was a project manager for hazardous materials emergency response.

I took a pay cut to take my current job, but I get to see my kids in person now and not through Skype. Between hubby & I we're making mid to upper 5 figures.

Oh, and school I have an associates in environmental hazardous materials.
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post #32 of 48 Old 12-01-2012, 03:35 AM
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I'm a racing secretary for a race horse trainer. I take care of all the entries, registrations, accounts... if it needs to be done on paper I do it. I worked for years in pre training yards, but when I was pregnant I went to a college in Dublin and did a secretarial diploma. Last year I then took a course on an accounts package so I now do all of the accounts, until the proper accountant comes in every 4 months to wrap things up. €26k/per year at the moment, but jobs are few and far between at the moment so I'm happy enough to take it (even if more than 1/2 disappears instantly on childcare)
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post #33 of 48 Old 12-01-2012, 07:50 AM
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I'm a mediator and also an autism specialist in western NY. I graduated from University of Buffalo - took me ten years b/c I was a GED only when I started. Happy to have careers I enjoy, even happier to have a job period! No job = no horse lol
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post #34 of 48 Old 12-01-2012, 08:40 AM
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Police chief for mega-small community/agency.

Started in 91 working narcotics in Odessa (Ector County DA and SO), Texas, after attending Odessa College Law Enforcement Academy, graduating 11 days after my 21st birthday - 1990! Passed the state exam Feb 91.

Moved with my little girl to outskirts of Houston after a divorce.
Decided, quickly, that LARGE CITY LIFE is NOT for me.

Moved in w/mom and dad in Waco and worked a few agencies there.

Married, and we moved to Greenville (Hunt Co., Texas) where he & I continued our LE careers.

Between jobs and while reserving I've also worked in Pre-Need Funeral (sales), been a substitute teacher and worked in the municipal court.

L.E. background includes narcotics, school resource officer, patrol, and while pregnant - dispatch and jail.

Anyway...
Took over this agency last October after it'd been "shut down" for a few months. RE-BUILDING an agency. So far, so good. Gotten a LOT accomplished.

College - I finally finished my 2 year degree in 2010! Associate's in Criminal Justice.

And, I have my Master Peace Officer License.


((Horse-wise: Faith is my first horse in nearly 20 years))

Hope I didn't jabber too much. Morning is my best time ;)
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post #35 of 48 Old 12-02-2012, 09:51 PM
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I'm a fire fighter for a large city in NC. My wife is a police officer . Between the two of us we can afford our little farm,3 horses,2 dogs, and oh ya our daughter and a little one on the way.
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post #36 of 48 Old 12-03-2012, 12:14 AM
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I was a pipeliner but with my recent accident I will be looking for a new career for the next 2-3 years until I completely heal, so I guess I'm career-less :(

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post #37 of 48 Old 12-03-2012, 12:29 AM
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I was a paralegal... Got laid off and now I'm hoping to be... Whatever it takes to pay the bills.
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post #38 of 48 Old 12-03-2012, 12:34 AM
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I hear you! Scary proposition right now, eh?

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post #39 of 48 Old 12-03-2012, 12:54 AM
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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!!

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post #40 of 48 Old 12-03-2012, 07:41 AM
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I am sincerely sorry for those w/o jobs right now. Been there. Once, my husband I BOTH were w/o jobs - it IS scary.

Right now, I literally take one day at a time. Never know these days if we're gonna' have jobs TOMORROW.

Even law enforcement and education are suffering cut-backs.

It's not "right" for ANY career field to start laying people off, but it's this economy (I'll leave it @ that).

I pray for you guys to get picked up somewhere...and, soon <><
Wish there was more I could do to help.
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