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Default  Posted: 8:49 PM, June 30th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Love seeing what everyone does! I work in cardiovascular surgery/ICU. Never a dull moment. Rewarding and sad times....

Me - Now 36 y/o
WXH: Now 45 y/o and 18+ hrs away -NPD asshole now onto wife #3.
My sweeties: 5 yr old B/G twins. 90% custody (or more) since 14 months old.
D-Day 4/4/10 PA('s?) & EA's - D'd 7/11

Posts: 1691 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: Upper Midwest
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Default  Posted: 7:03 PM, July 1st (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So many interesting careers.

I a SAHM for the most part but I have watched other people's kids in my home for the past 12 yrs.

Neither of them pay too well at all but it works for us.

Married 1998, 2 kids
D-day3/27/09,he left 5/23/09
WH wants to rebuild 3/21/10
He moved back in 9/25/10,
Dec, 2011-finally putting it all together, H had multiple affairs.
Possible porn addict for 15 yrs.
01/2014- in house separation

Posts: 3280 | Registered: Apr 2009
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Default  Posted: 8:04 PM, July 1st (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am the a Techical Account Manager at an apparel manufacturing company. That means that the customer sends us the information about what they want us to manufacture, and I get all the patterns done, make sure the placements are done for the screenprint/heat transfers, etc. and have all the samples made. I basically oversee the process until the garment is ready to be put into production at the factory in Honduras. I am a liaison between the customer and the factory.

I work on Nike NFL tees, Nike brand tees and some apparel for Dick's Sporting Goods. I also work on a small yoga wear company in FL.

Yes, I said Nike NFL tees LOL. My company makes Nike NFL Jerseys and tees.

My Blog:

Posts: 4229 | Registered: Dec 2004 | From: eastern PA
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Default  Posted: 8:59 PM, July 1st (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Guess I'll chime in and be the thread killer.

I've had quite a few jobs but the one I stuck with the longest was working as a fire command center dispatcher for some of the biggest casino/resorts in Las Vegas as well as a VERY well known world-wide company. I have a ton of knowledge in the field and actually was wanting to become a building inspector for the fire dept....

There's reasons why I didn't pursue it; which I'd rather not get into on here. However, fire life safety will always be a part of my life. I love talking about it & learning about it.

Now, I'm a SAHM. I have days where I'm so glad I'm not at an office, other days vice versa. Its something I'm getting used to. Hell, I've worked since I was 14 and I know SAHM is a plethora of careers under one umbrella, its just I don't feel like I'm contributing enough and I'm not directing this at all towards any SAHM or SAHD just how I feel about me.

[This message edited by stilllovinghim at 9:01 PM, July 1st (Monday)]

“You have a choice. Live or die.Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. Every time you don't throw yourself down the stairs, that's a choice. Every time you don't crash your car, you re-enlist.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

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Default  Posted: 10:01 PM, July 1st (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Supermarket employee - I work in the meat room (which is wonderfully cold when it's horribly hot like this time of year). It started as my part time after school job; morphed into my pay for college classes job; then became a full time job where I was making much more than the field I was studying in. I actually like it, I generally like MOST people . Now if it wasn't for mismanagement, it'd be ideal.

Me, BS Him WS early 40's at the start, cheated before and after cancer diagnosis.
Two A's, two OW's, online looking for sex partners, two false R's.
Threw him out in January 2009.
Divorce final March 30th, 2010

XWH died Dec. 2010

Posts: 4104 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: New Jersey
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Default  Posted: 11:52 PM, July 1st (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I don't think I've posted here yet. I supported prosecutors for years, most recently as a records manager (criminal histories, data systems and reports, etc). Now I'm in my new career of software development for a prosecution case management system.
It's actually not as much fun but pays a whole lot better.

Me: BW-44
Him: XWH-44
Together 9 yrs
DDays: 1/10/2011
Status: Divorced 4/27/11

Above all, be the heroine, not the victim. - Nora Ephron

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling

Posts: 4632 | Registered: Mar 2011 | From: Texas
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Default  Posted: 6:52 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have to go back and finish reading all the replies. What people do is very interesting!

I am a project manager for an IT consulting company. I am pretty good at leadership, but less enthusiastic about the "managing" part. I have recently started calling myself a professional security blanket since my current client seems to want to keep me around for every project, whether I think I'm value-add to not.

Me: BW
DDay: Oct 2010 + 6 weeks false R
2.5 (+?) year A with married coworker/my "friend"
1 great kid.
Reconciling and healing

Posts: 1752 | Registered: Nov 2010
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Default  Posted: 7:27 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I know SAHM is a plethora of careers under one umbrella, its just I don't feel like I'm contributing enough
you are contributing more than you know sweetie. There is NO job more important than what you are doing. Don't ever forget that.

me BS female 56/him WS 59
Married 33 years
D-day July 09/he gave me his slut's STD
Watch my movie: "My wayward husband's adventures in STD land":
Episode 1:
Episode 2:

Posts: 7113 | Registered: Jan 2010 | From: Coastal South
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Default  Posted: 8:44 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

@Clarrissa, I only ran the switchboard when I could arm wrestle it from the student worker and only for a couple of months until they replaced it with a direct dial system. I would love to get acquainted with it again, tho, just see how much I do remember. I did really enjoy it, no matter how badly I messed it up.

@still2suspicious, we'll be sure everyone knows about the conference. It will be open to all who want to learn to enjoy retirement and can join us.

Finding what life could have been....... Why didn't I see it?

Posts: 2396 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: the Other Side
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Default  Posted: 10:57 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Haven't read the entire thread, but adding my occupation...

I am a salon owner. We offer haircuts, nails, and massage.

no, I can't take one more step towards you...cuz all that's waiting is regret...

there's just too much that time cannot erase

dday 9/11/08

And the more I know, the less I understand

Because of you...I am afraid...

Posts: 14786 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: Texas
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Default  Posted: 4:54 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I supervise the editing and billing department of a med-legal reporting/IME company. Been here almost 15 years!

WH: 41
me: BS, 45
Together 18 1/2 years, married 17
DDAY 8/2/12
OW: EA- friend of 4 months
Status: separated

Posts: 903 | Registered: May 2012 | From: California
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Default  Posted: 5:05 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am the Executive Director of a regional tourism marketing organization. Love my job!

M 11 years
Me: BS 38 Him: WS
DDay June 2006, LTA BFFOW
Divorced April 5, 2013
Not making a decision is making a decision.

Posts: 534 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Alaska
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Default  Posted: 6:00 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

GM of a Frozen Yogurt shop. :) Which has developed into a contractor for other froyo shops in the state.

I basically get to be like Robert Irvine in Restaurant Impossible and tell people why their stores are failing, and how to fix them.

"We will not regret the past, nor wish to shut the door on it."

Posts: 82 | Registered: Jun 2007
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Default  Posted: 6:50 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have been, in the process of trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up:

Navy Corpsman
Programmer (in basic and Cobal, which shows you how long its been)
Classified Librarian
Facility Security Office for the Department of Defense
Small business owner
Computer salesman
Horse trainer/rescuer
Shown dogs, horses, and one cat. Didn't manage to show rats, but supported someone who did.
Small farm owner
Humane Society Large Animal Rescue, specialty fire rescue and technical rescues (climbing)
Mounted Patrol officer
Tall Ship crewman
and now ..... Church Secretary!

Scary, eh?

Imagine a ship trying to set sail while towing an anchor. Cutting free is not a gift to the anchor. You must release that burden, not because the anchor is worthy, but because the ship is.

D-Day, June 10, 2012

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Default  Posted: 8:38 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am a software developer working on enterprise web applications. Currently dealing with job and inventory management. Soon to be working on applications for banks and financial firms.

Me(35) XWW(36) DS(7) DD 11/16/11 EA(PA?) M 11y D 9/3/13

Don't make anyone a priority when you are only an option.

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Default  Posted: 11:55 AM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I love reading about all these wonderful career choices. We Rock!

Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

Posts: 5854 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: In the darkest depths of hell!
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Default  Posted: 7:49 PM, July 12th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am a registered nurse working in a neonatal ICU...I love taking care of the tiny patients!

Me - BS 42
Kids 12 and 9

Posts: 1846 | Registered: Mar 2008 | From: NY
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Default  Posted: 8:41 PM, July 12th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Was SAHM for 20 years

For the last five years have been a fine dining server. Currently on a leave of absence.

Me: BS 47
Him:WH 55
M: 27 yrs
DD 4/29/13
3 kids (25,23,22

Posts: 82 | Registered: May 2013
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Default  Posted: 8:56 PM, July 12th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am a teacher by profession. It is my heart and soul. Seriously, I think it runs through my veins. I have taught band, choir and general music in kindergarten through 12th grade (and even subbed several times for the local college band director).
Currently, however, my career is on hold as I am a SAHM to my three beautiful children ages 5, 21 mos and 3 mos.

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Default  Posted: 10:59 PM, July 12th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I only read a few of occupations...we are certainly a diversified and smart group.

I am a registered respiratory therapist of 20 something years. I love my patients and coworkers most of the time...but there is always someone that challenges me and keeps me on my toes...Thank goodness. I love it.

me 48
wh 63
1st DD Thanksgiving day 2009
2nd DD 12/27
3rd DD 3/5/10

We are a work in progress...

Tho I'm fully aware, of your desperate despair, I'm still charmed by the words that you say...Jaron and the Long Road to Love

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