What was your job,before you retired?

@amadeo (64147)
United States
June 17, 2016 4:21pm CST
Good afternoon.Another good one. What was your job before you retire. For me it was graphic art.The old fashioned way.No technology Most copy and paste.I missed out on the computer part. Now everything seems but easier when we had it. I spend over forty years on this.I started out plate making. Then worked in the art dept. some.Sort of like free lance. Plate making was flexographic plates.Did some opaque on negative. etc. It was a very good money making at those times. Tell us about your. photo is public domaine
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@Corbin5 (103432)
• United States
17 Jun 16
So glad you told us about your graphic arts career. Such skill needed for that. I taught 1st grade, 4th grade, 5th grade and was a special education teacher. Before I retired, I was a reading teacher for struggling readers in a middle school. The reading teacher position was the dream job of all time. I was in heaven since I was surrounded by kids and books.
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• India
28 Jun 16
That sounds very inviting. Who chose the books?
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@Corbin5 (103432)
• United States
28 Jun 16
@responsiveme I researched all the Young Adult books, read them all first, then I knew which books would be just right for an individual student. I bought all the books at resale and charity shops. I made my classroom into a reading room with lamps, rugs, framed pictures on the wall, plants, and huge pillows. It was like we were reading in a living room. Other students, not mine, would come to that cozy place to read in peace and quiet. We had a round table in the middle of the room for lessons in reading strategies, and we had healthy snacks to enjoy while reading too. Such fun. We did use the school library for books I researched too.
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• India
28 Jun 16
@Corbin5 I wish I was there.It sounds so my kind of a place.I understand students folking there. Now please do recommend some YA books please. I'm still in that category reading wise:)
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@EddieHands (37852)
• United States
18 Jun 16
I used to run a a Pretzel Kiosk .. best job I ever had! But then I found out about easy online money, and things changed !
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• United States
18 Jun 16
Easy online money - where LOL
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@EddieHands (37852)
• United States
29 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill Here and there!
• United States
29 Jun 16
@EddieHands I prefer to have fun, money is just a nice addition!
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@garymarsh6 (13647)
• United Kingdom
18 Jun 16
What an interesting job you had you must be very talented. I am a few years off retirement yet and although I love my job I am ready to retire I think. I want to do so many things but have little spare time.
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@amadeo (64147)
• United States
29 Jun 16
well not very talented but talent in my profession
@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
18 Jun 16
The last paid job I held was Director of Religious Education at a church. I ran parent and teacher meetings, I taught the teachers what to teach, I ran First Penance and First Communion ceremonies and I taught the children as often as I could! It was my last job but the job I really loved the most because I love children so much.
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@NJChicaa (38604)
• United States
17 Jun 16
I am a teacher and many years away from retirement.
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@marlina (72874)
• Canada
17 Jun 16
I worked in the accounting field. Do not miss it.
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@sharon6345 (122164)
• United States
17 Jun 16
I was working as a hair dresser in a braid shop.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25432)
• United States
17 Jun 16
I have been a wife and mother for 27 years
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@DianneN (76153)
• United States
17 Jun 16
I was a special education teacher for most of my career. I taught grades k to 6. I also was an adjunct professor of special education for a few summers, and worked as a first grade teacher before I had my children and became a stay at home mom. I had a very fulfilling career, not a job.
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@responsiveme (14746)
• India
28 Jun 16
That is very interesting and obviously you had talents in that direction.
@amadeo (64147)
• United States
29 Jun 16
@reponsiveme yes,I had talent in that field
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• United States
18 Jun 16
My last job (of 10 years) I was administrative assistant for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company. I worked in one the regional offices. I got big time company benefits, but it the ease of working in a two-person office. Benefits were great, boss was an idiot.
@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Jun 16
I was an accountant in a bank for 24 years.