What is your Profession?

@zandi458 (27948)
Malaysia
January 5, 2010 4:32pm CST
Mylot is the replica of the real world where its members represent all the races in the world to form a united mylotters. It is not surprising to find people with various professional careers joining the fun in mylot. In my long association with this site I have the privilege to meet doctors, lawyers, businessmen, writers, architects, engineers etc..you name it, they are all here. I once had a friend here who is a chef and he willingly shared a lot of tips on cooking which of course is of great help to me in my passion for cooking. Unfortunately, he did not stay long and left without any clue of leaving this site. He might not have much interest in the literal world but his short stint here did help me a lot adding my knowledge on foreign cuisines. I am no professional myself but having met and interact with some of these learned people here have made me a little smarter than before as I read and learn from them bit by bit over the years. I can be mistaken for someone who have an intellect mind and from this bracket of professional people. But no I am just a plain jane that have a great capacity of absorbing what ever I read from the discussions here. It would have taken me few years of college attendance to earn the knowledge that I gained from this site. I am just curious to know what is your professional background and what drive you to this site?
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
10 Jan 10
Hi Zandi, I am ‘plain jane’ too. I finished High School and went straight into my first job with an airline company, travelled overseas for a long time and joined a bank where I worked for what seemed a life time! I did not enjoy bank work at all but could not find any other jobs because that was all the experience I had. I eventually managed a change of employment with a health insurance company where I stayed until I fell pregnant and left. I started my own cleaning business when my daughter turned four and did a freelance journalism course and from there followed my passion for writing which was a driving force towards finding MyLot. I am still to make a lot of money though!
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
13 Jan 10
You have been an air stewardess? Thats a glamorous job. It is nice to be involved in writing and it brings all like minded people to share views. I am yet to learn the rope of effective writing and mylot has been my training ground so far.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
13 Jan 10
I was not an air stewardess, I worked in the office admin area...
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
13 Jan 10
But working in an airline company has the benefit of getting discounted airfares?
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
6 Jan 10
Hi Zandi really nice discussion and i really enjoyed the back ground to start it. U r very right that if u find right friends and gather right group around u, u can learn a lot as people from differnt ethnic and social backgrounds have differnt perceptions and experiences. Hmmm, i am working as merchandiser/marketing manager in jeans production and export factory. i have done my MBA Marketing and now in this field since last 13 yrs Take care
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
Thank you for coming up to my discussion. It is a great job you are doing and handling a large important department is not easy I suppose. You are the man responsible for the sales of the factory products. The profitability of the company lies in your expertise.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
8 Jan 10
Thanks for ur response sure its important job, but i only look after UK market and few customers of USA. rest we have other marketing managers klooking after USA, Germany, France and European markets. Take care
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
13 Jan 10
You are part of the management team.
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
6 Jan 10
I am a retired primary school teacher. I have a diploma and a degree. I taught for 22 years before givinng it up. I became a homemaker. In febrauray I am starting a course of bering a tax agent assistant. Further education itself does not necessarily make one a person more aware and receptive. There are plenty of people who have not had further education and are very intelligent. I joined My Lot initially to earn money, but as time went on, I realised that the interaction with people was what makes this site great. I agree with you about how much can be learnt here.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
A teacher is a noble profession. I am not surprise now by your eloquent writing as you have so much of experience in being a teacher. I have many teachers in my family starting from my late grandfather who was a school principle, mom was a temporary teacher, my sister is a language lecturer and a sister is lecturing in IT in Adelaide and I had been teaching shorthand (secretarial) for few years in the 80s.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
7 Jan 10
Wow! Your sister is an IT teacher in Adelaide? Thst is where I live. Is she teaching at a secondary school?
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
7 Jan 10
I think she is teaching in a private college as she told me that her students are from many countries and mostly adults.
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Jan 10
Hi Zandi, I am a registered social worker here in the philippines. my profession gave me the opportunity to work and meet different kinds of people. this also gave the chance to go abroad for international conferences and even work. i am happy that i made the right decision of choosing social work as my career and i did my best to excel in my chosen profession.
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
Social worker sounds to be an interesting job. Your job must have brought you to many places of interest. What ever we do, we must enjoy our job so it won't stress our life.
• Boston, Massachusetts
7 Jan 10
yes. i always enjoy whatever things, activities, services, travels i make. i learned so much from dealing with all the people i worked with and i am blessed to be given the chance to share all those things. i am happy with my life being a social worker.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
6 Jan 10
Guess first off I am a mom. BUt profession I am a welder and worked in electronics which I loved. Love putting things together. REally didnt know we had all these prfessions here. KNow we have a lot of caretakers and nurses which is great to talk tooo.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
Seldom I hear of a woman welder. Not in my place anywhere. Mostly it is a job for men.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
7 Jan 10
The men dont like to be showed up by a women in welding but the thing is we have a steagier hand and do great welds my daughter is one too. Its very hard to gfet work as a welder being a woman they hand ya all the dirty work to see if you will holler damn this is too dirty. And my hubby stood behind me all the way. I llooved it would like to still weld but not many jobs around for a 69 year old lololololol
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
6 Jan 10
Good morning Zandi, i agree w/u mylot is a great place for knowledge. I am always learning something new on here & i like to do that.I was a hairdresser for 47 years, had an antique shop along w/my beauty shop. I nearly always worked 2 jobs, was a single mom & did what i had to to make a living for my boys & myself. U do what u have to do .unlike people nowadays that sit on their buttes & get all the freebies they can, they are disgusting to me, sorry.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
You are an experienced hairdresser with 47 years of experience behind you. This is not a short period of time to be in one job. You should have open a school of hairdressing to share your expertise. May I ask you something...is it advisable to wash the hair everyday?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
6 Jan 10
It was alot of years for sure. It really depends on what type of hair u have, Zandi. if your tends to be dry washing every day can dry it out more. washing your hair w/good products means alot to your hair. if u do wash everyday u should use a good shampoo & conditioner. There is a world of difference in salon products & what u buy at wal-mart or somewhere like that.
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• Vietnam
6 Jan 10
Mine is biotechnology :D I'm in my last year of college and I've just finished my thesis about Biodiesel, another thesis is group thesis about Biodegradable Plastics, which is almost done. At this moment, I have a lot of free time [that's I join mylot hehe] until my MSc starts.
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@shibham (17019)
• India
6 Jan 10
Hi, it means u are doing phd. Great. Clap.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
Biotechnology, an interesting career awaiting for you. Good that you join mylot community so you can share your views here.
@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I have worked as a secretary and some retail and customer service jobs. My main degree is in business Tech.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
9 Jan 10
I have worked as a secretary to a known politician before taking up lecturing job and now switch to be a businesswoman.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I have had several professions during my working years. But I have always worked with people and documentation. The law has also been a great part of my profession. But at this time i am working on Spirit, Health and Peace so if you can come up with a title that fits these you can give me a title of my current profession.
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
I believe you are now more into spiritual work. Maybe a missionary work. This is something unique that you are doing now. But I believe you are happy with what you are doing.
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
Systems analyst, health insurance, I support my company's billing and broker systems. I work with programmers and internal customers to improve the system, keep it up with regulations, etc. What got me to myLot was a chain of events starting with Multiply, which is where I have my family photos. A friend from there referred me to Yuwie and a friend from there referred me here.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
You have a specialized job which I think not many are familiar with. You have traveled a long journey to reach mylot? and you're doing excellent here.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
6 Jan 10
Hi Zandi, I think I rather studied for pleasure rather than with a career in mind, so never worked in the area I'd studied. I was in management and then discovered that I probably had the brain of an accountant so fell into finance.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
No harm thea in specializing in two fields. I have a friend in college who took up and graduated in Accountancy but she ended up being a lawyer as she went for further studies and took up law.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
Hi there, this topic is a good one and you are right, there are different kinds of people who are here in mylot, not only by nationality but also by profession, it is true that you will learn a lot from them especially when they started a topic in relation about their profession. Just like you, i also learn a lot from them, aside from my profession i am happy that i gained much knowledge on many things from this site. I am a Psychologists and at the same time guidance counselor, but i do not limit myself to those field only, i also do writing, if i have free time i practice my musical skills, i am also a computer technician uhmm, i acquired this skill from my friends and now i am one of them, i am also a research consultant and at the same time HR consultant. Aside from those, just like what i have told you earlier, i do not limit myself to things that i know only but i am still looking learn new skills that i can use in the near future and to further make myself a human being that can be a contributory citizen of the society until my last breath. Have a great day and thank you so much for putting up this very good topic.!
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
wow...you are a multi talented person. You are jack of all trades but which one is really your master? It is good to be armed with a lot of knowledge to be a complete human being.
@sachii315 (489)
• Japan
6 Jan 10
Hi zandi458! I am an Electronics Engineer by profession. I visit this site very often because I want to learn and improve my English. I give comments to discussions during my break at work and also during my non working days. This site really helped me a lot in improving my English. Happy mylotting!
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
Hi sachii, so you must be busy with all new technology that Japan is always the champion in making of robots...I am sure you will improve your English as you go along mylotting.
@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
6 Jan 10
Hello Zandi. I have a college degree In International Economic Relationships and i am currently studying to get my master degree in International Business Management. I have worked in a few places, but only as part time so far, like cashier, flier distributor. I have learned a lot from the internet and from mylot and i don't doubt what you said about learning here what would take years - the thing is you don't learn only necessary thing in college, most of them you won't use anyway, but they still are present for us to study. Take care !
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
College education and degrees are our assets and what we gained here is something we might not be able to reach elsewhere in a short span of time as this is where we interact with multi racial people from all over the world. They share their knowledge with us which add up to our knowledge bank.
@May2k8 (10097)
• Indonesia
6 Jan 10
I have a degree computer systems, and not have a steady job. I am here to communicate and learn to use proper grammar. This speaks as well as to enhance knowledge about the entire contents of the information in this world. I am clueless, that's why I join this site.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
You have chosen the right place in mylot as the active interactions here through discussions can improve our command of the English language, You will come out more confident when interacting with people in the real world. There are many things we can learn from others here. So good luck to you.
@bharadwaz (112)
• India
6 Jan 10
hi friend, your right in the my lot we can gain knowledge on many things and we can meet various kinds of people with different religions as you said that you had learnt about cooking i too interested in learning cooking but i didn't find any friends like you and my profession is am a student persueing engineering,and i was interested to do that really my life was so good am enjoying my life a lot and my other professions are doing my lot.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
You like cooking? Well maybe you can take up cooking classes while pursuing your Engineering course. I did dual course too. When I completed my studies I run a restaurant while I work in my chosen field.
• India
6 Jan 10
well about me that i am also professional in my own skill i am my self an accountant. see .. every body have their own skills every body like as a professional. like sachin tendulkar , he is a cricketer, he have a skill of cricket, he is professional in cricket, Barak obbama , he is a great leader, he is also proffesional in his own way. so we try to learn some thing from that part of every schenario. and always try to do better and better
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
Every person has their own strength in their chosen field. A cricketer is a profession and if done well will make them on par with other respectable profession.
@shibham (17019)
• India
6 Jan 10
Hi zandi, i am a college teacher (lecturer). I completed MA in modern indian language in 2001. In 2004, i was invited to join in a college. I have just completed my five years professional career. Thanks.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
Great to meet another teacher here. Teaching is a good profession and it is never out of job.
@nocturn98 (956)
• Venezuela
6 Jan 10
I am a network administrator. I was looking for ways to make use of my free time. I stumbled into mylot and enjoyed participating in it and at the same time making money.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
It is a good way to spend the free time in mylot. You earn and you learn here. You have a good profession as a network administrator though I am not familiar with what the job demands.
@barehugs (8985)
• Canada
6 Jan 10
busy beekeepers working in the hives - Beekeepers manipulating beehives searching for the Queen Bee.
I am a Commercial Apiarist who skipped high school and attended a 2 year agricultural course, from which I graduated in 1951 with a diploma. I have been keeping honeybees for over 30 years. Interestingly enough, there were no honeybees at the Agricultural School. When I first began to keep bees I helped several new beekeepers to get started in the business. At this time however, my advise to anyone who is interested in Apiculture is to stop and desist. Honeybees world-wide, are an endangered species, where unsustainable 30% winter losses are common. Unless there is a rapid movement toward natural pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides in our food, lawn, garden, and agricultural sectors, honeybees are doomed to extinction.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
This kind of job needs skills and knowledge as it is not going to be easy handling these bees. Our Government is encouraging people to be involved in this business of keeping honeybees. You do have a long experience in this trade.