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So,.....What do YOU do?

Discussion in 'Know Before You Go' started by Bensley's, May 9, 2001.

  1. Tra4

    Tra4 Guest

    I manufacture a frozen pizza, much like a Tombstone or Red Barron in our local grocery stores. (But they are much much bigger than us!)
    Mike is a commercial underwriter and field rep. in Insurance.

    I plan the cruises, I take most of his money to pay for them!
  2. Beckiep

    Beckiep Guest

    What do I do or what is my title? :)
    My "title" just changed from "secretary" to "office asst." Big whoop. Anyway, what I do it a little more, um, broad (?). I work for the local weekly newspaper part-time. We're small....5 employees in total and 3 are part-time. Therefore, besides normal clerical stuff (typing, answering phones, sched. appts. etc.) I also: write news articles, photos, research stories, gather info. so that our reporter knows what to ask, verify verify verify (!) info. and sources, keep track of payroll, petty cash, etc., scoop out leads for stories and advertising (I'm the only staff member that actually LIVES in town), post the checks that come in paying for those ads, I AM the classified ad dept. My editor has had to be the tough guy in the past and there are people who don't like her in town. (granted, sometimes what she says could be said in a kinder fashion, albeit she's right.) While those people won't talk to her, ie, the schools, the senior center, etc., they will talk to me, so I am the liaison. Basically, I keep things flowing. My favorite part of the job? I'm now in charge of our section called "kids write"--we ask one class a question and print the responses of every kid. We were doing this about 4 times a year. I started out trying for biweekly and it's grown now to weekly and now I am attempting through the summer. The best was when we asked "Why would you make a good president?" (For pub. on election day). We asked second graders. I love reading their responses!
    The rest of my time is used to take care of my grandmother.
    Hubby is a computer archetect ....don't ask me what that means other than he plays with computers all day...for a national insurance co.
  3. Seuss

    Seuss Guest

    I am a middle school teacher. (Why aren't there any other poor old teachers here??) My husband is a high school teacher and varsity baseball coach. Yes, we are both insane. CRUISEAHOLIC- you TEACH part-time to make money for cruising? Um..... I need to move out of California if teaching MAKES money somewhere else!
    In order to make $$$ for our cruises, we accept money in exchange for good grades! hehe I WISH!!!
    Happy Cruising to all!
  4. anton

    anton Guest


  5. Capt. J.T.

    Capt. J.T. Guest

    Ok my turn -

    I am a laser electro-optics & photonics engineer specializing in the design and automation of volume production, high speed telecommunications (fiber optic communications) test systems. My wife (Tricia) is a counselor (quite the contrast). In my spare time I develop software for molecular beam epitaxial (MBE) growth reactors.

    Capt. J.T.
  6. DisneyBlonde

    DisneyBlonde Guest

    What a diverse and interesting group!

    Like Debi, I wanted to be a trophy wife. Now that the divorce is final (LOL!)...I'm a software engineer for a large Connecticut-based mailing services company.
  7. Wyn

    Wyn Guest

    I'm the Recycling Education Coordinator for the city of Joliet, IL. SIMPLE explanation: I talk trash to young children in classrooms all over the area!
  8. fla jack

    fla jack Guest

    She Banker--Me Banker regards Jack
  9. Charlie

    Charlie Guest

    I'm a police detective
  10. TexasSue

    TexasSue Guest

    I'm an RN in the ER = keeps me very busy working many hours due
    to shortage - but keep my sanity with my cruising and the board read it twice a day minimum = next cruise 4 months l9 days (booked it 14 months out so it's getting close) Texas Sue
  11. marye

    marye Guest

    I work in Corporate Banking selling Cash Management services to companies. He works in an auto trim shop installing aftermarket automotive accessories. We both count the days from one cruise to another.
  12. Bob and I have a small health insurance agency in Naples. We started working together when we still lived in Chicago - He was a National Sales Manager for a Steel company and I managed furniture stores - the retail life got to me and the traveling life got to him and after I went into the insurance business, he joined me and we have been working together ever since. Our office is now in our home and we are semi-working - in between cruising!
  13. trailhiker

    trailhiker Guest

    I am a civil servant for the US Forest Service working in the Visitors Center of the busiest National Forest in the country. I try to help people find appropriate hikes, cross country skiing and fun things to do in the forest. I also give interpretive talks at an old house on the National Register. It's fun, but very hectic.
  14. Judi

    Judi Guest

    I am a business systems analyst for a state housing authority's single family mortgage program. In my "spare time" I serve on the board of a local program that serves women who are homeless. In the rest of my "spare time" I attend school to become ordained as a deacon in the Episcopal Church. Then I cruise or dream about cruising or plan cruises or read about cruises or like someone else said - watch the little boat sail back and forth across the screen!
  15. cptpicard

    cptpicard Guest

    I work for a caterer, doing just about everything!!! I also work for an Italian restaurant and have my own business doing small house parties and providing the service and bartenders etc.

    I also am learning the cruise business through an internship (unpaid of course) at my ta. I am considered an outside salesman.

    In my spare time I help care for my elderly very ill but still pretty together parents who live up the street.

    That's me!!!


    cruise long and prosper!!!
  16. Olga

    Olga Guest

    I'm still trying to figure out what Capt. JT does for a living--he actually gets PAID to do what???

    Anyway, I am self-employed as a recruiter and scheduler for consumer testing panels at a major consumer products company here in NJ. People actually get paid to have their hair shampooed! Roger is a self-employed marketing and merchandising rep.
  17. Suez

    Suez Guest

    I work in the insurance industry...agency side....Bond Specialist is my title. Basically, I am in charge of bonds written for our agency, finding a market for them etc. These are contractor's bonds on projects they are going to do. Court Guardian bonds, etc.

    Hubby, is Commercial Sales manager at a overhead door company.

  18. Jack

    Jack Guest

    Ahoy Mates :)

    Between cruises, I think about cruising, plan cruises and read about cruises on
    Cruise @ddicts.
    I'm retired from banking and my wife is a loan office at a credit union.
    Our next cruise will be on Radiance of the Seas in October.from Vancouver to
    For all of you who will be cruising before me, here's wishing you fair skies and
    calm seas.

  19. 12Cats

    12Cats Guest

    I am a professional eclectic -- because I never could decide what I wanted to be when I grew up!

    So, to meet this problem head on ... I am several things all at once.

    Legislative Aide to a Texas House member, an ordained minister to a little country church, instructor of US and Texas government at a local junior college and operator my own grant writing business. I have also had a fifth job at times when I was project director for two construction projects.

    Needless to say, variety is the spice of life!
  20. susancruzs

    susancruzs Guest

    Wow, I am impressed by the variety and diverse occupations! All the RNs should get together some time, there seems to be a group of you. I work for Volkswagen of America, 32 years, and I am what they call an Administrative Assistant to the PDC Manager. We are a warehouse that gets parts out to dealers for VW/Audi in a 13 state area. I handle what everyone else doesn't. All the purchasing/bill paying, from pens/pencils to major ticket items (forklifts etc.), all the payrolls, all the office equipment, employee human resources/insurance laison, all the plates, stickers, taxes for our employee car program and all that keeps me busy all day. Even though I can take early retirement soon, I will probably stay for awhile because I like my job and the people that work for Volkswagen.

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