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PostSubject: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:34 am

Work? Study? Something different? Both?

do tell!

I am in my last year of college (Brit college not us!!) Studying Art textiles, Philosophy and English lang/lit.

I work at Waterstones bookshop and still do my modeling.

Any yourselves?
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:07 am

Nothing. I fail at life. Im thinking about getting back into study (our school year starts in Feb) but I dont know what.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:08 am

Nothing so far... but since I will finally be 18 this month I can apply to jobs now. So wish me luck applying to teach basic English! Also this week I will be applying for an university... so wish me luck!
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:14 am

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Nothing. I fail at life. Im thinking about getting back into study (our school year starts in Feb) but I dont know what.

Don't worry; you'll find your niche. It might even surprise you. (Baking? Alligator wrestling? Laughing )

And, Good luck, Max! fairy

I'm an artist who also has a full-time job.

Art: Mixed-media collage and wirework jewelry. Specialty: Collages that memorialize family, friends, and pets that have passed away. (I'll put pics on deviantart in the next week or so.)

Job: Gallery Technician (sales, exhibit design, custom picture framing)

In college, I majored in art (concentrations in mixed-media collage and gallery management) and minored in gender studies.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:20 am

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Nothing so far... but since I will finally be 18 this month I can apply to jobs now. So wish me luck applying to teach basic English! Also this week I will be applying for an university... so wish me luck!



Aaaaahhhh! Ill be 19 this month. Dont mention anything about birthdays. They depress me.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:56 pm

I work full time as an Admin Assistant for the Civil Service a.k.a Government.
Its ok for now but I cant see me doing this for much longer.

But anyway I've decided to go to University (UK) and study on Counseling part-time then see what happens.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:52 pm

I am a vocational/career counselor and I work with people with disabilities (usually psychiatric illnesses, mild mental retardation, substance abuse, etc.). I like my job very much, even tough it could be boring and frustrating at times (not at the same time, though. LOL).

I'm also in school part-time. Working on my masters degree in Career Development. I hope to graduate this coming May. It's been very frustrating for me because much of what's been covered in my classes I already learned at my job. But I really need that piece of paper for any other work I do in this field. Rolling Eyes

In my spare time I like to make beaded jewelry and other accessories. I've sold my peices in the past, but am too busy right now to make a legitamate business out of it.

Let me tell you, going to school really sucked the life out of me for the past three years. sosad
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:57 pm

I work at Hot Topic (until the end of the month) and the food court at school. I'm majoring in Japan Studies.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:33 pm

Right now, I'm working at a laundry mat for a couple days a week...do need to get a full-time job. I'm also a freelance journalism -- pretty much write on any topic for any site/newspaper/magazine that needs an extra article or two.

Once I get enough money, I'm going to college for Mortuary Science...want to be a Funeral Director.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:34 pm

^^ That was my dream as well, im very much hooked on the Victorian Funeral side with my mum.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:12 pm

I'm sure you all heard me b!tch enough about this.
I am a lunchroom supervisor and cashier at a high school. I do that for 6 hours a day then spend the rest of the day with my bf grin
I also do casual work at an Art Gallery. Just cleaning when they need the extra hand.

Once upon a time I wanted to get into writing because of my love of reading.
Then I wanted to practice sketching more. But I haven't picked up a pencil to draw in a long time.
Right now my life is kinda at a stand still meh
I guess it'll be like that until I figure out what I want to do.

Vampira, is your mum a funeral directer??

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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:17 pm

^^ No but she worked in the Funeral business before she was pregnant with me and thatís the reason why she had to leave because they couldnít reduce her hours. She's passed the torch to me wanting to be a Funeral Director but now alot of Funeral homes are family orientated and need a clean driving license. So im going to pass my driving first and apply for crap loads and see what happens. Itís been a big passion for me ever since my mum told me about what she had to do, really interesting and something which suited me down to the ground. But now Counselling has cropped up so im not sure which to go for...

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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:25 pm

Oh wow. That's cool.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:04 am

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^^ No but she worked in the Funeral business before she was pregnant with me and thatís the reason why she had to leave because they couldnít reduce her hours. She's passed the torch to me wanting to be a Funeral Director but now alot of Funeral homes are family orientated and need a clean driving license. So im going to pass my driving first and apply for crap loads and see what happens. Itís been a big passion for me ever since my mum told me about what she had to do, really interesting and something which suited me down to the ground. But now Counselling has cropped up so im not sure which to go for...


That's pretty cool. An uncle of mine use to be an Embalmer. He said it was pretty fun, but nasty cuz of all purging the body does. I've worked at funeral homes before, just cleaning and preparing and stuff....very low pay, but worth it for the experience you get. Best of luck to ya. I only have 2 years of school, one main test, and one apprenticeship and luck on mah side.

'Tis my passion.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:55 am

I'm in the 9th year of being housekeeping manager for an HIV/AIDS hospice.


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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:31 am

Symmentha wrote:
Nothing. I fail at life. Im thinking about getting back into study (our school year starts in Feb) but I dont know what.

That is not failing at life the purpose of life is not to work. even if we can not agree on what it is I am sure we can agree on what it isn't
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:39 am

I'm head designer for Chemical Industries clothing.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:15 pm

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^^ No but she worked in the Funeral business before she was pregnant with me and thatís the reason why she had to leave because they couldnít reduce her hours. She's passed the torch to me wanting to be a Funeral Director but now alot of Funeral homes are family orientated and need a clean driving license. So im going to pass my driving first and apply for crap loads and see what happens. Itís been a big passion for me ever since my mum told me about what she had to do, really interesting and something which suited me down to the ground. But now Counselling has cropped up so im not sure which to go for...


That's pretty cool. An uncle of mine use to be an Embalmer. He said it was pretty fun, but nasty cuz of all purging the body does. I've worked at funeral homes before, just cleaning and preparing and stuff....very low pay, but worth it for the experience you get. Best of luck to ya. I only have 2 years of school, one main test, and one apprenticeship and luck on mah side.

'Tis my passion.

Good luck to you to! I hope its something you will enjoy and maybe one day you could start your own business?!

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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:22 pm

I am the Law naughty

Actually I work as a conveyancer in a firm of solicitors. Conveyancing is currently as dead as a coffin nail so I've been branching out into personal injury and divorce which are interesting to say the very least. I want to finish my qualifications which I have put on hold whilst the girls are young. To me no career is worth missing out on seeing your little people develop and blossom

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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:35 pm

Oh and by the way to those of you who fancy a career in funeral directorship, it is very lucrative. I recently sold a funeral directors business that my friend Hefin works in and found out exactly what they earn Wink

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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:00 pm

I'm a full time student majoring in journalism and double minoring in art and music. From time to time, i'll write articles for these fields. Also currently working on my future alternative magazine.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:01 am

I'm currently a student with no clue what I really want to do with my life. I'm currently double majoring in Fashion Design and Metalsmithing, and I eventually want to get a welding license and a certificate in vegan culinary arts.

There are just too many things I want to do, and I have no clue what path I really want to take. Being a fashion designer, making metal sculptures, being a brewer, or having my own little cafe are all things that would make me happy...


Or I could just become a nomad or a revolutionary, but I somehow have a feeling that neither of those ideas would be as wonderful and romantic in practice as they are in my mind, so I think I'll just stick to art and food. tongue
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:59 am

I'm a legal assistant. I've worked at law firms for the past 13 years.

My hubby owns a dog walking/pet sitting company.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:39 pm

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I'm currently a student with no clue what I really want to do with my life. I'm currently double majoring in Fashion Design and Metalsmithing, and I eventually want to get a welding license and a certificate in vegan culinary arts.

There are just too many things I want to do, and I have no clue what path I really want to take. Being a fashion designer, making metal sculptures, being a brewer, or having my own little cafe are all things that would make me happy...


Or I could just become a nomad or a revolutionary, but I somehow have a feeling that neither of those ideas would be as wonderful and romantic in practice as they are in my mind, so I think I'll just stick to art and food. tongue

DD: I'm a vegetarian who's low-lacto and low-ovo, so I've been learning more about vegan cooking. If you haven't already, have a look at http://theppk.com/
I have a couple of Isa's cookbooks, and they're excellent!
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PostSubject: Re: What do you 'do'?   Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:05 pm

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DarkDreamer wrote:
I'm currently a student with no clue what I really want to do with my life. I'm currently double majoring in Fashion Design and Metalsmithing, and I eventually want to get a welding license and a certificate in vegan culinary arts.

There are just too many things I want to do, and I have no clue what path I really want to take. Being a fashion designer, making metal sculptures, being a brewer, or having my own little cafe are all things that would make me happy...


Or I could just become a nomad or a revolutionary, but I somehow have a feeling that neither of those ideas would be as wonderful and romantic in practice as they are in my mind, so I think I'll just stick to art and food. tongue

DD: I'm a vegetarian who's low-lacto and low-ovo, so I've been learning more about vegan cooking. If you haven't already, have a look at http://theppk.com/
I have a couple of Isa's cookbooks, and they're excellent!

I have two of Isa's cookbooks, and I just love them so much... especially Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World.
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