What do you do for a living?

@ruworth (149)
May 15, 2009 2:37am CST
Hi I know im being very nosey with this post but id like to know what every one does for a living? Im a licenced Door Supervisor (doorman) and Security Guard. Being a Security Guard is my main job as i do it from monday to saturday, i just do the doors on a weekend. I just thought it would be very interesting to see what people are doing all over the world. Are you happy with your job? or are you looking for something else? Thanx
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• Indonesia
15 May 09
I am working at a European bank branch in Indonesia as a finance analyst through graduate program. They held this campus recruitment in my university a year ago, and starting from that, this journey started. I had the opportunity to be trained abroad, and rotating in each department of the bank for a year. But what concerns me right now is working at back office was not as exciting than working at front office (sales, trading), and in back office not much opportunity to meet new people or clients, high salary, or fast career, so although I still enjoy working here, I hope someday there will be offering for front office for me.
@ruworth (149)
15 May 09
Sounds like you have a good job there, if you work hard you will get what you want, just hang in there and good luck.
@1hopefulman (32584)
• Canada
16 May 09
For the last year or so, I have been working on line at many different businesses trying to earn a living. Some months I have done well and some months just made a couple of hundred dollars. I am always checking new ways to earn online as I don't want to work at a regular job anymore. Time will tell if I eventually succeed.
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@ruworth (149)
16 May 09
Ive been giving this ago for a while now with no success, ive been sucked into alot of con sites and im very wary about stuff online now.
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@1hopefulman (32584)
• Canada
17 May 09
ruworth, I don't blame you. I have made money and lost money. So far though I'm ahead. I'm sure there are some honest and good ways. I'm looking. Even $500 a month would suit me fine. Let's see if what I'm doing will lead to success. Since I am making 2-3 hundred a month at this time, I can't stop now. But if the companies I'm with turn out to be scams then I will stop and go bag some groceries. I don't need much to live at this time.
@1hopefulman (32584)
• Canada
17 May 09
ddhawkins63, thanks for the warnings!
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
16 May 09
Well I don't work now, as I am disabled. But I did work from the time I was 15 I did all kinds of jobs, from selling pizza, to cleaning. Most of the time I was married. I did spend 7 years working for he state of Ohio at the unemployment bureau. Then I quit that and went to GM (general motors)where I was a machine operator. I miss making that pay check. And you never get in retirement what you got working. It is boring to just sit home and not do anything everyday.
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@ruworth (149)
16 May 09
There are loads of jobs you can do from home, or go to college. I have a disabled friend who cannot walk (since birth) and he works online in support services and he goes to college doing photography. You dont have to be bored if you dont want too. Thanx for your post.
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• United States
16 May 09
Well, with the car industry as it is right now for Chrysler and GM, you may have soon found yourself unemployed anywhere. I live near the Newark Chrysler Plant and they have shut down completely. We also have a GM plant that is up the road from that. Thousands of jobs were lost and my brother is one of those people from Chrysler. It really hit him hard. Maybe you will get to a point where you may be able to work again. I know many people that can't stand to be home all the time. It doesn't bother me, but that isn't everyones story. I wish you the best of luck!!
@leateagee (3667)
• China
15 May 09
Hi! I am a full time English teacher in China. I am working far away from home. I miss home but I must work here. Its nice to educate eager students about the English language. Have a great day! happy mylotting! &(^_^)&
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@ruworth (149)
15 May 09
I hate the english language and im from Britain lol. Id love to learn a new language but i dont feel confident enough.
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@leateagee (3667)
• China
16 May 09
hahahah.... The Chinese language is a very interesting language. It is quiet difficult but you'll like it. &(^_^)&
• Lithuania
15 May 09
now I am a mom and staying at home with my child. i was working in cafe shop waitress and a chief in restorant. for this moment i am a bit upset, because i miss a normal job..
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@ruworth (149)
15 May 09
All moms need to be at home with their children, worry about your career later on in life, for now enjoy your children.. Good Luck
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• Lithuania
18 May 09
thanks i will need a luck :)
• China
16 May 09
now,i am a student,so the main task for me is learning in the school,in my spare time,i teach in a school as my part-time.i enjoy my life very much,and have a good life every day!i hope you too,mylot!
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@ruworth (149)
16 May 09
Im glad to hear that someone is doing very well with the way the world is in. Keep it up..
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@tracydee (172)
• Philippines
16 May 09
Even if I am still a student, I am into my small business right now because I really want to have my own savings so I could help my parents in our expenses. I have my electronic loading business and an online shop. With God's grace, I am now able to pay our electric bill because of my savings. It is really very fulfilling when you are able to earn your own money out of your hard work and being able to help my own parents even in my own simple way.
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@ruworth (149)
16 May 09
You are the most considerate person ive ever met, you are helping your parents with your own hard work. You are an insperation to us all. Thanx for your post.
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• Philippines
16 May 09
I'm a supervisor in a call center. I supervised 15 - 18 agents. I do their payroll, assist them with their concerns regarding work and the company. I guide them to aim our common goal which is give quality output and give excellent customer service.
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@ruworth (149)
16 May 09
So what you are saying is that you pay your own salary? Awesome - i wish i was given an oppertunity like that - lol Supervising people to hit targets is a very important and hard thing to do, you must be really busy. Good luck in the future.
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@derek_a (10902)
16 May 09
I have worked as a therapist here in the UK since the mid 1970s. I was a professional musician before that, but live musicians were needed less and less so I re-trained for my new career. I have to say that I have loved both careers very much. - Derek
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@ruworth (149)
16 May 09
You should be a music teacher, mine at school was useless lol, i did music for 2 years and i still cant play the guitar :(
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• United States
16 May 09
Security guard is an important job. Most police and law enforcement consider security guards as first line of defense against crime as guards are the eyes and ears on the street. As for me, I wear multiple hats and most of my daily jobs don't pay anything. They are none the less done happily. I'm a mom, care giver, confidante, pet lover, cook, housewife, best friend, would be gardener and writer.
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@ruworth (149)
16 May 09
Security is ok but it can be very boring when noone steals Lol. OMG you are a very busy person, how do you fit all that in? Its good to hear from someone like you who has alot to deal with and just gets on with it. I take my hat off to you. :) Thanx for your rely.
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@juzitou (161)
• United States
16 May 09
I am now a university student,who will graduate from the school next year.Here in china finding a good job means a very difficulty matter.For me,i want to work for myself,you know,i will get much freedom if i do like that.Maybe next year i will just live in my own home and earn money from the internet,if i could do it i will feel very happy.I think i can do it!
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@ruworth (149)
16 May 09
You can do anything you put your mind to. Stay + and you will go far in the future. Good Luck.
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@technoobs (408)
• Philippines
16 May 09
What I do for a living, for now is an IT Support for a certain Transcription Company. Do Technical maintenance and support scheduled everyday except for sundays on a full time basis. Doing this job is just my stepping stone to a more visible career in the filed of Infomation and Technology.
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@ruworth (149)
16 May 09
If you like what you are doin then your life is set, stick to it you will go far in the future.
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@nvtellan (1907)
• Philippines
16 May 09
I work with the government and assigned to the office where we implement or rollout systems. We also test and accept systems and scripts prior to implementation and/or migration to production.
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@ruworth (149)
16 May 09
So you have an iportant role! you must be very busy all the time working for the government. Is your job hard to do? What scripts do you get?
@j00nior (182)
• Canada
16 May 09
I am a full time student, but in the summers I work full time as a municipal employee. Also known as a city worker. My tasks are at the local beach, and are pretty easy and laid back. I pick up trash and clean washrooms and just maintain regular upkeep at the beautiful beach! It pays very well and I can't wait to do it again next summer, if I am living in the same city!
@ruworth (149)
16 May 09
You have an awesome job, i havent seen a beach for about 5 years as i live in a small town and im about 100 miles from a beach. Im soo jelous of you :(
@Amberina (1541)
• United States
15 May 09
I am a Domestic Goddess and I do a little side job of laundry. I like my job it doesn't pay well, I'm thinking of quitting lol.
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@ruworth (149)
15 May 09
Hey if your good at it you shouldnt let it do - people always need clean clothes :)
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@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
15 May 09
yes finally but still longing for some sidelines to earn more income for our daily needs. sometimes if we have the permanent job we are confident enough to buy all things we want and need not knowing , we are out of the budget. is it also happening with you in real situation?
@ruworth (149)
15 May 09
Tell me about it, im always wasting money on silly things like new phones when i dont need them..
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@faisai (1140)
• Hong Kong
15 May 09
I am a programmer. And I mainly develop software everyday. From time to time, I have to think about how the software should be implemented, what a feature should look like, how to make it user-friendly so that people like you would enjoy using the software I write instead of hating it. (Alright, I will have bugs here and there... But then I can have 1 more task to do: to debug them :) )
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@ruworth (149)
15 May 09
I did programming alittle while i was at college but i couldnt get into it. There was too many problems that was arrising with the program i was trying to make, ok it was only a calculator but it was hard. Good luck in the future with it.
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@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
15 May 09
I am a Professional Chef. I work alot of weird hours, and when every one else is taking a break that is the most stressed part of the year for me. I used to enjoy it a lot more then I do now. I do still enjoy cooking, and being there. You can meet a lot of interesting people when you work in tourist destinations. Lately though I am learning about internet marketing, as well as network marketing, trying to earn a good income over the internet. Cheers. Any cooking questions feel free to ask. If you want to learn more about marketing I will help you there where I can too, I find the best way to learn is to teach. Have a great day.
@ruworth (149)
15 May 09
A chef! pretty cool, i cant cook to save my life, every time i try the fire brigade are called out. Thanx for your reply.
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
15 May 09
Anybody can cook. They said so in that Disney Cartoon Ratatouille I find that the most common mistake people make is they think, cranking up the heat makes things happen faster. This is rarely true. Most often all that will do is burn the outside of the food, and start a fire, while leaving the middle of the food raw. Start at lower tempuratures then the packages or directions suggest, and go from there. UNLESS you are baking, is like chemistry, follow the directions to the LETTER! It is a science not an art, at least not until decorating time. Cheers.
@ruworth (149)
15 May 09
No matter how i try it never happens for me. My partner can cook like a pro, she is always watching those TV programmes and she is some kind of expert.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
17 May 09
I'm retires, but used to work for a health insurance company.
@ruworth (149)
18 May 09
So you get free insurance for life while you worked for them?
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
18 May 09
The insurance I get from them, now, is free.
@nrn2003 (670)
• United States
17 May 09
i am an executive assistant for a dust control company in the United States. What does that mean you may ask? well what we do is spray a material on the roadways to keep the dust down. This is a problem in Montana during the summer months because this is a rural state and not all the roads are paved.
@ruworth (149)
18 May 09
That is strange - lol. Ive never heard of that kind of job before. What do you spray it with? i could do with some of that here.
@nrn2003 (670)
• United States
19 May 09
We spray a product called Liquid Magnesium Chloride. It seems to work pretty well. Our company does very well during the summer months. It keeps us open year round anyway :) our busiest months are May-August. We work our butts of during those months and then have pretty much the rest of the year off. :) Its pretty popular around here because there are alot of dirt roads. :)