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07-24-2014
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07-24-2014, 05:43 AM
What we do for a living... [Post #1]
So, I'm posting this because I don't think I have seen this up on the forum before.

We all talk on msn and what ever it is these days, and some of us might have a rough idea of what others do, however there might be more to it, or you might have a career you aspire to.

Anyway.... I don't mind starting.

Currently I a Police Officer. I respond to emergency calls, including but not limited to Domestic Disputes, disorder, car crashes, deaths etc. I also actively patrol the city I live in, so a pretty rewarding and varied job.

Prior to this I'm a qualified Diesel Mechanic, specialising in trucks and heavy vehicles, I've also been a restaurant manager, flight attended, and various other hospitality related jobs.
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Two days ago I wouldn't have been able to reply in this thread without feeling useless

I had my first day yesterday as a fulltime shop assistant in an Uggs Australia Outlet store, and it was great. The work is slightly mind-numbing, but my colleagues are fantastic. There's a Russian girl that doesn't speak Dutch, a Chinese guy that's studying Dutch, a guy from Morocco and a girl that's half-German. It's a fantastic mishmash of cultures, the last thing I'd expect in a shoe store in the Netherlands. I love it When there are no customers we try on hats and shoes and wonder who in the world would buy them.

Alright, that turned out a little longer than intended, but I'm just so happy I have a job again that I couldn't help it.

Before this, I was a shop assistant/barista/waitress in a coffee and tea shop and I loved that job even more, but management sucked so I ended up leaving. I'm a graduated sinologist (expert on Chinese culture) and now I'm saving up money to do my MA abroad, and while I haven't sorted out the details yet I'd love to do something in publishing.
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07-30-2014, 08:05 PM
Aw congrats Daphne! Sounds like a fun job, and any job is always better with great co-workers.

Jono, do you do investigating as well?

I'm currently the creative director at a small publishing company - we do a food magazine (Chile Pepper), a Pilates magazine (Pilates Style) and a city regional called H Texas. Since our company is pretty small, we all wear many different "hats." I do a lot of the page layouts, food photography and food styling and some writing - recently, my bosses have also given the responsibility/perk to go on press trips to travel and write about my experiences. It's a fun job! We work based on deadlines, of course, and sometimes it's super hectic, and sometimes we have small bubbles of free time.

The great thing is that I'm in front of my computer all day, which lets me lurk around here. And the not-so-great thing is that I'm in front of a computer all day, so when I'm home, I'm not so inclined to be in front of one.
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I work at Disney World. I used to do merchandise, but I got full time in March doing Fastpasses in Hollywood Studios. We have a new system, where guests can set up three before they get there, which means our limited inventory is pretty much gone some mornings (especially for Toy Story Mania... our famous saying is No Mas Toy Story). I'm mostly working in the morning now, which is good and bad. I'm hoping that soon, I'll be back to having Saturday and Sunday off, but for now, it's been Tuesday and Wednesday which suuuuucks.
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Disney World! Awesome!

I just work in an office as a office supervisor. It's a pretty laid back work place and I enjoy it, especially after my old job where it felt like I was being taken for granted. I'm only here till I figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life and this is a great place to do it. I work weekdays and have the weekends off, barring emergencies. My hours are pretty awesome too, 8am to 4pm. I also live about ten minutes away so I don't have to deal with the hectic traffic that a lot of people on Oahu face when travelling to work in places like Honolulu, we've got the second worse traffic in the US, only LA is worse! So to me working close to home was very important since I don't like public transport and I can't stand being in a car for longer than an hour or two.
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08-05-2014, 06:00 PM
Amy, does that security guard that asks little girls who dress up as princesses for autographs still work there?

Lia, I used to live 10 minutes from where I work too! Recently moved and the commute has nearly tripled, so I hear ya there. I didn't know Hawaiian traffic was so bad, though—LA is really the worse, but Houston is also horrific. @_@
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^I don't know! I think he worked in Magic, though. And there's thousands of cast members xD. We actually just voted on a raise, which is nice

Yeah, I have rush hour traffic now. It kinda sucks.

On an unrelated note, I miss living in Hawaii like woah.
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Traffic doesn't bother me at all, I go by train and then by foot, which is lovely Though I do have to run, it takes me fifteen minutes to get to the shop from the station and I always just make it in time.
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08-18-2014, 09:57 AM
Nick, I do some investigation of basic stuff, but have applied to move to a more investigative role I will hear from hopefully soon.

On a side note, it takes me about 10 minutes to get to work, we have "rush hour" at about school finishing time and again at 5pm. Even then though, its not that bad.
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I work for a grocery retailer that some might call 'upper-middle class', and work in the Customer Services Center. On average I can speak to 60 people a day on a 7 hour shift, and I have to be able to answer product queries, technical queries and investigate certain issues. I love the variety it brings as no two calls are ever the same. I do often speak with our buyers for the products, our stores (including the dotcom store in London) and I've made some good friends through it. I should be soon doing a qualification for Customer Services which they are paying for, which will be good to show how passionate I am about Customer Services.
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