What do you all do for a living?

United States
July 10, 2008 11:12pm CST
I am a medical transcription student. When I am done I am going to work at home. With the high prices these days it would be best for me. Before I started school I was a nursing assisant. I worked as a waitress to. To make ends me. My husband is a truck driver. So what do you do?
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@ebhjboo (121)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I run group homes for adults with developmental disabilities and mental retardation. Hubby does the same thing, that's how we met actually. He used to drive a truck, but personally I think that he was too much of a slow grandpa driver to actually make money! Heehee
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
11 Jul 08
I have a cusin who has sevre downs syndrm. His folks are loaded with cash, I havnt talked to them in over 8 years. I know that they used to pay a home to take care of him very luxurious. I am wondering what it costs nowdays to keep someone in one of these type of private homes? Your work is very admirable and I know you must have patience! :)
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• United States
11 Jul 08
I worked with the disabled when I did home care, I enjoyed it but cost to much to drive all day from place to place. My hubby calls himself super trucker. I say it's driving to fast and to long. I went out on the road for six months with him. I got to see so many places but it just was not for me. Well take care and keep up the good work helping people!
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@ebhjboo (121)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Avidwhit - I work for a company which provides group homes for people. Most of the people are supported via public means such as social security, medicaid and medicare. The cost of care can be quite expensive, especially those with severe medical or behavioral needs. The homes I run require staffing 24/7 (which is a nightmare in itself at times) and many of the people who live in the homes have behavioral and/or medical issues. Honeydew - Yeah, my hubby is a very slow driver. A couple of years ago we went on vacation out of state with the rest of my family. He and I were driving separate vehicles and he fell so far behind us that at one point I pulled off the road at a rest stop, all 4 of us in the car used the bathroom, and we stood around awhile for him to catch up. We got sick of waiting and started back on the road and called him...he was still 10 miles behind us!!!
@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
11 Jul 08
My mother who worked as a sectratery about 20 years ago always told me to become a med. transcriber. School of that type was beyond me. Now what I do is top secrete. LOL No I just want to tell everyone then my demand may go down. Honestly I am pursueing my dreams with the website I have listed on my profile. I caretake a house and people, I also work at a hotel and do just about anything else I can to keep the dream afloat. I once heard the secret to success is to find what you like to do and do it. So thats what I am doing. I know it envolves a simpler more healthy life growing plants and raising animals, but not being alone. All the material in the world and no one to share it with is absolutely no fun. After Over eight years It is becoming more and more a reality. Success and happiness to all. :)
• United States
11 Jul 08
11,000 dollars for a studio? They are expensive here. You can buy a moblie home used for that here but nothing eles. how does every thing work on that site of yours?
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
11 Jul 08
Oops I may have opened the spam can and dont want to risk loosing My lot friends and account over this. Please PM and I will share or better yet give me an email to contact you by. With respect for my lot and me not knowing whats permissable and whats not, I will just say. Simple we collecting are money and the needed other people in order to by a large pice of land. Then we will build the structures. Sharing the big expenses like water and power hookup. Bricks are cheap here and a brick layer works with a helper for $20-25 a day If you ever get a chance take the some time to look it over and let me know what you think. I know some of it needs alot of work and your Questions will only help to clarify the things I vision but cant seem to put into words with my Spanglish. :)
@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
11 Jul 08
You just hit the post with the Number of God as they say. Congrads and blessings! :)
• United States
11 Jul 08
hit what post? what you talking about avidwhit? I do not understand?
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
11 Jul 08
The number of your post ---the number of that tells you and others now many posts you have posted...Its next to your Avator. Let me know if I am not explaining this correctly. After your last reply I noticed it changed to 778. :)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I understand now, I was tired last night. I was not comprehending much
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I stay home so I'm a homemaker.. My husband is a welder and works for a business right down the road.. So that is good for us not much gas being used for him to go there every single day... I did waitress and was a manager of a store but that was way before the price in gas went up..
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
Hi! I'm a computer science student, after I graduated, I work as a computer programmer for a bank. My work requires designing and testing softwares. It is somewhat a boring job but I still like it because it pays my bills. Next month it will be my second year in the company. I don't know if I would still stay here longer cause I'm planning to put up my own business, I think having your own business will make you earn more. So good luck to all whatever plans that we have. Cheers!
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
I am a Training and Quality Manager in an Outsourcing company here in the Philippines. I am also a full-time student.