MyLotians! What is your profession?! (apologies to Leonidas, 300)

What is your profession? - As what Leonidas asked the 300 spartans. I want to ask you what is your profession?
@richiem (3646)
Philippines
July 2, 2008 10:56pm CST
As what Leonidas asked the 300 Spartans, what is your profession? Is it the thing you really dreamed of when you were a child? Is it something you really enjoy doing? How does it relates to your hobbies? I am an accountant by profession. I do like being an accountant, all the debits and credits and the analysis it entails. But I do like writing more than being an accountant. I consider writing poems as my hobby, but I enjoy it more than being an accountant. So: Spartans, what is your profession?! Ahoo! Ahoo! Ahoo!
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@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
I would always love to be a professional magician or a teacher but instead I'm stuck as an analyst. I hope I could still fulfill these dreams and be happier in life.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
That is something to be seen as a childhood fantasy, I think. And I never really thought that someone could really dream of being a magician even if they are grown ups. But maybe David Blaine had always dreamed of being a magician too. What have you done with your dream of being a magician? do you know a lot of magic?
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I have just visited your profile and have seen your blog about magic. I guess you really like to be a magician. And I will look at you as an online magician from now on!
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Thank you very much for the comment and for visiting my site. I teach some tricks too and the details could be found in my blog.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Jul 08
lol ^_^ THat's so funny, mylotians.. lol =D For me, my profession now is a freelance instructor, teaching people about running and exercises.. hehe ^_^ I do really enjoy it alot as it's my hobby too..
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Jul 08
lol ^_^ How my dear knows that?? lol =D muahhh muahhh muahhh mauhhh
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
4 Jul 08
haha.. My dear has already seen and touched evrything rite?? lol =D muahhh muahhhh muahhh mauhhhh
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I guess we will really enjoy a job if it is our hobby too. Good for you. About the "mylotians," I've just read it from a friend here. It's not really originally from me. But it sounds more like the "Spartans" than using "mylotters".
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@Allie666 (60)
• China
3 Jul 08
When i was in the school, i dream of being a businessman.Then i can negotiate with customers on behalf of my corporation. I don't want to be a teacher. Teacher, however, is my first job. Can't believable! Now i am a secretary.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
When I was in college and studying accounting, I never thought of being in the government. I thought of the government service as a not profitable job. (And yes it is). Also, I think there so much red tape in the government service (and still there is). But here I am working for the government. Who would believe it? I guess this is the most practical choice I have.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I have friends and family who work for the Post Office, which is a gov't job, yes? Well, they have great benefits, vacations, pay and retirement.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Those are the best thing about being in a government position: the benefits, the paid leave, and the retirement. But I guess, a salary that I have now cannot support a family if I am the only one who would work or if I have a housewife.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
3 Jul 08
When I was very young, I said I wanted to be a teacher. When I was a little older, I said that I wanted to be a teacher. Then I started dance and wanted to be a dancer but eventually ended up teaching dance. Twice, by a psychic, who knew me not, told me I was born to be a teacher.
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
That's great! You have combined your being a teacher and a dancer. I guess I cannot combine being an accountant and being a poet. Hehe.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Sure! Just write poems about accounting!! I thought tax time was a bore, And not wanting to do more, But then I thought, "Hmm, No way!" And then accounted for 'nother day!
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Haha! That's a good one. I guess you have you way of words better than mine. And I think I am not inspired writing about accounting. I think it is a somewhat serious subject and no one would appreciate it if I write a poem about accounting. And I think it won't sell.
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I am a stay at home mom, which entails many different jobs. I'm a secretary, accountant, maid, slave, dishwasher, dry cleaner, gardener, chef, baker... well the list goes on. Many of my jobs I do enjoy, some I don't such as the cleaning. I always find ways to make my jobs a bit easier and less expensive. I do tend to pick up hobbies along the way which always end up becoming another job. I make homemade everything, including baby food. Some days I enjoy it, somedays it's more of a chore. But alas, that is my life. I don't get paid enough for it though :)
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I guess being a stay at home mom is a very hard job after reading your post. But it seems you enjoy this kind of things. Because if you do not enjoy this, you may just end up doing things that need to be done and stop doing things that aren't really necessary like picking up hobbies. So I guess you really like being a mom. Have a nice day!
• United States
4 Jul 08
As with all jobs, mine has it's ups and downs. There are days I secretly wish I could escape my life and be someone different for awhile, but in the end I'd miss this too much.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
3 Jul 08
My profession today is in the capacity of a Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for an International telecommunications and IT firm. It has taken me all over the world and this is now the third country I have been based out of as a representative of the company. Most of the time yes I do enjoy my role! It does get stressful at times though! (As does any job I guess). A s for hobbies; I enjoy reading for pleasure; and of course I have to read a LOT for this role but in a totally different context so I don't consider them related really. As a child no, this is certainly not what I saw myself doing years later! My childhood career goals changed like the weather! lol. If I had of lived up to my childhood dreams then today I would be a Firefighting policeman oceanographer zoologist and an all round international star of many sports! lol.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
You really have a lot of dreams when you were a child. I don't remember myself having a lot of dreams like yours. Actually I am not so much of a dreamer when I was a child. I don't give much thought to the future. My greatest dreams is just to have a happy family. Good for you for having a job you enjoy. I have come across a lot of people who don't like what they are doing and just have the job because it is their only choice.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
4 Jul 08
Everything we do in life becomes pretty much what we allow it to be! Pure and simple. A positive attitude to all we do returns a positive experience of the same. I am a big believer in the "Law of attraction" in this regard.
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@momalisa65 (1977)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Oh yes, ever since I was a child I dreamed of cleaning people's toilets! Lol! Just kidding. But making $25 per hour is kinda something I dreamed of, so cleaning is actually working out well for me. My hobby is mylotting. Lol. And I make email stationery and other things on the computer for fun.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
$25 per hour is a lot, right? I hope I also can have a job like that. Where can I find a work like that? I only earn here for $8 a day, I think. And this is an office position. Tell me, where can I find that work? Thanks.
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• United States
7 Jul 08
Well, I do cleaning but I'm self-employed and I pay my own taxes out of that amount, and also buy some of my own cleaning products. I charge by the job, so they don't actually know how much they are paying me per hour. It differs because some places take me longer than others. I just added together how many hours I work per month and how much money I make in a month and that was the average amount that I came up with.
• Sri Lanka
3 Jul 08
This was the discussion in the first place of discussions on 3 July 2007 and it caught my eye. I am lucky to come across this as I am also an accountant by profession. I once worked in Saudi Arabia and there were other Filipino accountants working there. Prudentio and Celso were some of them. I have part qualifications in CIMA and Chartered accountancy. I too loved to write poetry, but now I am out of touch. Right now in Sri Lanka I am the Accountant of the World Health Organization.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Thank you for responding to this discussion. Accountant of the World Health Organization, that would really be a hard job I think. I don't think I would work as an accountant in other countries, but maybe when the opportunity comes, I will think about it again. I guess you are earning a lot there now. I hope I can be a successful accountant as you are now.
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
I am in the human resource practice. had been for 11 years now. i enjoyed it the first 7-10 years but am getting bored now and am thinking of a career shift. i wish to find the courage to do that. and i wish i had the choice, too. at this point i could not afford to take risks. too much is at stake for my family. but we're keeping our fingers crossed on something we've been praying for for quite a while now that will definitely change our lives.
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I also do think that career shift has a lot of risk with it. I am also planning to go to other companies but also my family may suffer. As of now I am the breadwinner in the family and as of now it is not practical for me to find another job. I am in a government job now. I am planning to look for a job in metro manila where I can have more career growth and maybe earn more.
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
3 Jul 08
Hail, richiem! I'm a freelance proofreader (as well as being a housewife!) - but I'd really like to be a full time writer! Maybe one day ...
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I also wanted to be a writer. But I guess I don't write a lot. I think a writer should have a lot of articles written before he can be considered as a good one. I don't write a lot anymore because I feel I don't have something to write. And my time is limited now. And I am thinking it is hard to earn money from writing now.
@maquisa (316)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
well i dreamed of being a medical technologies but then everything change and even nature and technologies,now im an engineer hahaha...its not my passion but then maybe this is my choice and all ihave to do is stand to it and let it be...
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Accounting is not also my passion. But it is my choice. I had to choose between engineering and accounting when I was to enroll for college. But I choose accounting because engineering takes five years to finish. So I guess accounting is also my choice and I have to stand to it.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
3 Jul 08
I am a software engineer by profession. it is something that i enjoy. i wanted to be an engineer and I am so. I work for a MNC in India.I like writing codes
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I also wanted to write codes as I also want to have a nice webpage for my blog. But I guess there is a lot to learn in your career. I mean, you cannot study it in one sitting. So I guess it would take time before I change the layout of my blog.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I actually have two job titles right now at my job. I am a work leader in the document management department as well as a business technology instructor. I work with people with disabilities. Of the two, I probably enjoy the instructor position the most. I do like my job though it does not pay enough. I have an associates degree in accounting but chose not to go in that direction.
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I guess most of the times the most satisfying jobs are not the most rewarding jobs in terms of salary. I guess that is just a fact of life. If we need to earn more, we need to take a job that is not what we enjoy doing. I really envy people who got jobs they like which really pays them more.
@janisvg18 (183)
• Singapore
3 Jul 08
I graduated with a degree in Computer Science. My first and last job (as of 2008 :D) was a computer programmer. I quit my job and I am now a stay-at-home wife. my dream job: to stay at home, take care of my husband and my kids, and feel like a queen! :) so far it's coming true :D despite this dream job of mine, i do miss the challenges of being a programmer and working in an IT company... :)
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@jojogirl (289)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
when i was about 9 or 10 years old, i've always wanted to become a teacher. why? not because it is a noble profession but because schools have this summer breaks. imagine the two-month vacation a teacher gets every year!(hihihi!) but patience is a virtue and i admit i'm far from being patient. so, instead watching over kids in school, i opted to just take care of chickens. yup, my profession has something to do with feeding chickens. it is my job to make sure that chickens are well-nourished.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
You wanted to be a teacher but ended up taking care of chickens. So instead of taking care of kids, you are taking care of chickens. Your story makes me smile, I hope you are not offended. Maybe you are teaching your chickens how to lay more eggs! Just kidding. But feeding chickens is I think a very noble job. If there won't be people like you, there would be no chickens in our plates. Thanks for sharing!
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 08
Hi, I'm a marketing professional, though I started off in computer technology as a system designer. I think I enjoyed the computer part better; machines are easier to handle than human beings, though not so interesting. I love reading, but I can't write.
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I also think that machines are easier to handle than human beings. I guess humans are a very complicated being. I don't see myself being in a marketing profession or other sales position. I don't like talking with people and talking about things I am not interested about just to sell things. I am not good in public relations. I guess it is a very top job to be in marketing.
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@skydancer (1986)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I am a dancer and have just started my own company called "The Cave." It does marry all of my passions together in some way. The basic creative platform for the company is telling the story of the Germans in old New Orleans, and I happen to be a descendant of one of the prominent figures of that time so it ties to my love of genealogy. I am also designing the website and attempting to write an original music score with the help of my musician friends, so my love of visual arts and music are also incorporated. Yes, it is something I really enjoy doing a great deal. It is very time consuming and a lot of hard work, but it is a whole lot of fun as well. Dance has been my passion for quite some time now and I could not imagine life without it. I believe it was what I always wanted to be doing, although at the time, I don't think I always saw it that way growing up. It was something that sort of evolved the more I learned about myself and what meant the most to me in life. But I always wanted to be a professional athlete, an artist, and a musician, and I always wanted to perform in whatever capacity that would be, so it was just a matter of time before I would have my ultimate career path all figured out.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I am happy for you that you have found your passion and you are earning from it. I would really like a job that I would really enjoy. And you have incorporated you hobbies in your job. That is hitting a lot of birds in one stone.
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• United States
3 Jul 08
lol this is wierd
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
12 Aug 08
I am a teacher. Is this what I dreamed of for my profession ? Well , yes.. and no. I do enjoy teaching and I love to be in contact with people that like to learn - which doesn't necessarily happen in every class :) -. I love to learn about new things and to continue to improve myself so I guess all that relates to my profession in some way. However it wasn't exactly what I set up to be when I was younger. I wanted to be a counselor. My studies were geared to psychology and on achieving my goal. I had been teaching as a side job but was still working on my masters when I got married and came to live here. After that things got a bit complicated. I ended up never finishing my masters and get back to teaching. I do enjoy it.. but after 20 years I'm a bit tired .. maybe I need a brake :)
@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I am a Real estate professional. I lovemy job, hours are flexible and I get to help people. I am not stuck in an office all day, I get exercise and lots of fresh air, and I get paid!