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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 12:56 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I know we are a diverse group here and have always been curious of the different occupations my fellow members have. So if you'd like share what you do, please post away. It doesn't have to be detailed if you don't want.

I'll start.

I worked for a huge insurance company for several years before my entire department was outsourced. I received transmissions from my assigned client base and updated our systems. I also researched transmission issues and set up electronic client files. Now, I'm terminally unemployed.

Now if you managed to stay awake after I typed the word insurance...

Who's next?


Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
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imagoodwitch
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Default  Posted: 12:57 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I am a corporate paralegal specializing in patents and trademarks.


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Don't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you are still in Hell.

It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits.


Posts: 5384 | Registered: Mar 2009 | From: Munchkinland
lieshurt
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Default  Posted: 12:59 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I'm a project manager at a bank and currently in charge of converting data to our new imaging system. I've been in banking 26 years.


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 1:00 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I am a former teacher. Currently, I am a program coordinator for a wonderful non-profit mental health agency and also work part time as a cashier.


Take up your space (and do it well).

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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 1:00 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I run a family philanthropic foundation, leaning heavily to funding the arts and conservation.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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Posts: 7213 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Toronto, Canada
whatdoto
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Default  Posted: 1:06 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

For the past 13 years I've been an Oil & Gas Accounting Supervisor. I'm also an awesome mom! 2nd one is my fave!


"If your ideal image of yourself is in the future, it's going to stay there".

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 1:10 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

See! I knew we had interesting jobs


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

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KeepCalm_CarryOn
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Default  Posted: 1:12 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I work in philanthropy. I'm the Director of Donor Relations for a medical/science University.


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HFSSC
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Default  Posted: 1:12 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I am a registered nurse with 3 jobs.

My FT job is with a Rehab Center/Skilled Nursing Facility. ("Nursing Home") I do MDS assessments, which is an assessment tool devised by the federal government required on all residents/patients in a Medicare or Medicaid certified facility. (True story: MDS stands for Minimum Data Set. The damn thing is 38 pages long and has a manual 4" thick. Only our government could come up with something like that and have the nerve to call it "Minimum" )

I have a part time job doing RN supervisory visits for a non-medical home care company. (We provide non-licensed/non-certified caregivers and companions for in home care). And I also maintain a website devoted to nursing care plans. I enjoy writing care plans, which is extremely unusual and probably indicative of some psychiatric disorder. And I was lucky enough to find people who would pay me to do something they hate and I enjoy. WINNING!


JM is a pressman for USA Today.


Me, 47
Him, 40 (JMSSC)
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cryingdaily
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Default  Posted: 1:14 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I'm an IT Manager for a non-profit, human service agency.

Not so exciting.


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Him: Doesn't matter any more.
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Rebreather
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Default  Posted: 1:15 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I run a family philanthropic foundation, leaning heavily to funding the arts and conservation.

Oh, fun!!!!!

I run a statewide, professional association. As such, I'm also the director of government affairs and our head lobbyist. So kind of two hats. Well, three if you count the c(3) we have that I run and raise money for.


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Him WH
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Recovering.
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TattoodChinaDoll
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Default  Posted: 1:33 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I'm a music teacher. Before becoming a SAHM, I taught general music and chorus at a public school (grades 6 - 8). Now I teach at a private studio (if you call one day a week, "work"). I had actually worked there through college and my first year of teaching public school. Then I went back there after DD4 was born. Besides private lessons, I have taught the children classes (birth - 6), directed a choir that sang at Lincoln Center, and group lessons. But now I've only been doing private lessons. I teach voice, piano, guitar, saxophone, and violin. Again, I only teach 1 night a week and I really love doing it so it's really not a job.

[This message edited by TattoodChinaDoll at 1:34 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)]


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click4it
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Default  Posted: 1:40 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Look at all these awesome careers!

I am an intake specialist for a non-profit housing organization.

Got my degree in Health Science, but landed up here. Been here 7 years.


Me: 42
Two boys: 17 and 14
Divorced 12-13-05
d-day 10-02-01

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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 1:42 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I was a private client customer service rep for a large retail bank, in line for the next management position. Now I'm back in school and unemployed working to go into medical social work for the elderly.


Heartbroken madhatter trying to rebuild

No longer together

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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 1:45 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Legal work in house for a large nonprofit association.

[This message edited by Amazonia at 3:28 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)]


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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 1:57 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Spent the years before DD as an HR Generalist and Benefits Administrator - currently in Recruiting/Talent Acquisition for a really big medical device company.

Hoping to get a job at a local winery someday soon.... no, really.


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Newlease
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Default  Posted: 2:05 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I work for the government, I'm here to help.

NL


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AFrayedKnot
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Default  Posted: 2:05 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Our kids say "You don't work. You just smoke cigars all day"

I say "How could that possibly pay the bills?"

Broevil says "I ask myself the exact same thing."

I am in sales.


BS 39
fWS 36 (SurprisinglyOkay)
DD DS
A whole bunch of shit that got a lot worse before it got better.
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h0peless
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Default  Posted: 2:07 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I'm the principal of a small alternative education charter high school. Aside from my title, I'm also the janitor, groundskeeper, counselor, social studies teacher, registrar and secretary. It's the best job I've ever had, although I'm thinking about going back to school to be a counseling psychologist once I get my student loan paid down a bit because the counseling part is my favorite thing about the job.

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Lucky2HaveMe
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Default  Posted: 2:08 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Out of college I worked for Kodak for 12 years. Left when my baby was a year old and that morphed into home day care until she started Kindergarten... She is now a Sir in college! Oh the best laid plans


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 2:09 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

In the first portion of my adult life, I was a medical lab tech in the USAF.

I went to school and started a career in the opposite direction.

I've been an accountant for the last 15+ years.


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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 2:13 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I was a commercial insurance underwriter for many years; then I worked for a government contractor on Native American reservations; then I managed a nonprofit social service and crisis intervention call center; then I managed an eco-tourism company... and now...

I work for the government of Canada in the U.S. (but I'm not a spy... )


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 2:15 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I am a special education teacher... I currently teach Middle School (6th -8th) Language Arts at a school for students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities.

What that actually means is I duck chairs and profanity thrown at me all day long while trying to make surly pre-teens and teens love literature.

I have in the past worked at the Front Desk of a WDW Resort. Worked Customer Service at a large (now defunct) retail department store and done telephone customer support. I was also a paralegal doing real estate closings.

But I was born to be a teacher and it's the job I love the most.


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 2:15 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

t/j
You don't work. You just smoke cigars all day
LD used to work on Wall Street and when the kids went to work with him he used to let them play games on the computers. When people would ask them what their dad does, they'd say, "He plays computer games all day."


Take up your space (and do it well).

"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."


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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 2:15 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

NL, I always look at government jobs website and dream of working for them. That's awesome!

h0peless, that's an awful lot of positions for a principal.


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

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 2:18 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I work for the government of Canada in the U.S. (but I'm not a spy... )

Be careful, Sad. NL works for the government

What that actually means is I duck chairs and profanity thrown at me all day long while trying to make surly pre-teens and teens love literature.

I hope you get hazard pay, jrc.

When people would ask them what their dad does, they'd say, "He plays computer games all day."

That's hilarious!

[This message edited by simplydevastated at 2:19 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)]


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!
jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 2:22 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I hope you get hazard pay, jrc.

Nope... in fact I make what any teacher in the district makes with my level of experience and education. And we just got our first raise in 6 years.


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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thebighurt
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Default  Posted: 2:23 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I like this!! We are a very interesting group!

I likely have one of the toughest and BEST jobs here. I am a retiree specializing in travel and making life enjoyable for me (after all this crap hit, I certainly deserve it!!).

My part-time jobs are as an awesome Mom and Gramma, going to games, concerts, school events, great movies (especially 3D ones ), family dinners and get-togethers, etc.; baker, advice dispenser, sometime babysitter; awesome friend to many people I do things with; house re-decorator, general contractor for repairs and improvements; and the one I like the least - ATM!

TattoodChinaDoll, I wondered about this:

Besides private lessons, I have taught the children classes (birth - 6),

What do you teach them at birth? Is this music related?


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

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 2:25 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

thebighurt, I like that! Maybe instead of saying I'm unemployed, I should start saying I'm a retiree

jrc, with what you have to go through, you should get more money. Holy Cow!

[This message edited by simplydevastated at 2:26 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)]


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

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tesla
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Default  Posted: 2:27 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Currently, I am a special ed teacher...also teach remedial math at a local community college...also coach a high school CC team. Oh yeah, and I do that mom thing too.


"Thou art the son and heir of a mongrel bitch." --King Lear

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TattoodChinaDoll
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Default  Posted: 2:33 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

For the babies it was a mommy and me type of class. Lots of rocking and movement. Feeling the beat and the different qualties like staccato and legato. Giving things musical names. It went up to 18 months so the older kids could actually hold rhythm sticks and bells.


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WH: 33 TimeToManUp
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HUFI-PUFI
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Default  Posted: 2:41 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Hmmmm … well, if we started off listing the different jobs from then to now, it would include Marine Engineering in the RCN, encyclopedia salesman, security guard/consultant and then a stock person in a hardware store. Eventually I became a jackleg raise miner for a few years and moved into being a heavy equipment mobile mechanic. I then jumped to being a maintenance supervisor at a variety of gold, salt, silver, uranium and copper mines before moving into the forestry sawmill line for a bit before my latest gig, maintenance at a lime plant. Sheeee… I feel tired just writing it out!


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Rebreather
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Default  Posted: 2:57 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Our kids say "You don't work. You just smoke cigars all day"

My children have a difficult time sympathizing with my long hours when they know the "night shift" I'm working includes the finest dining in a 50 mile radius. LOL


Me BS
Him WH
2 ddays in '07
Recovering.
"The cure for the pain, is the pain." -Rumi

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TrulyReconciled
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Default  Posted: 3:01 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Fun and Games contributor.


"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."

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Jennifer99
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Default  Posted: 3:03 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I'm a Human Resource Manager.

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 3:13 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Fun and Games contributor.

And SI wise-guy extraordinaire


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!
Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 3:21 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I'm a stay at home, homeschooling mom. This Fall will be the first time I attempt to teach both kids, as DS is "officially" starting PreK. Dunno if we'll survive.


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne

"What if I fall?" Oh but my darling, what if you fly?


Posts: 6227 | Registered: Nov 2011 | From: South, Y'all!
nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 3:27 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I'm in Risk Management - business continuity/disaster recovery stuff. Fascinating. No - really; riveting stuff.


You can call me NIK

"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
-Hayley Williams


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wonderingbull
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Default  Posted: 3:30 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Independent Petroleum Geologist/Engineer...

After having worked at an independent oil company for 7 years after college I started up 4 different oil companies, built them up and sold them... Started consulting as a part time thing to stay busy then had enough clients to make it fun...

So, all you energy hungry Americans... I'm one of the people that quench your thirst...

WB


The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time...

James Taylor


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stroppy_wanadoo
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Default  Posted: 3:32 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Media relations for nuclear, coal, gas and wind power generating facilities. No matter which way I turn, I'm making someone angry.

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stroppy_wanadoo
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Default  Posted: 3:33 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Wonderingbull... I'm all for thirst quenching... the more power used, the better!

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thebighurt
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Default  Posted: 3:33 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

TCD, that sounds like fun! I know even the very young babies react to music. One of my grandsons got really excited when he heard certain tunes by 2 months, because we acted out things with him, like "Itsy, Bitsy Spider" or "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes". He would start kicking, smiling and watching our hands.

HUFI, you've done everything! As my kids tell me about all I've done, you must be older than dirt!

NIK, Yes, indeed, riveting! (but we need a thumb-twiddling icon)


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

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ButterflyGirl
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Default  Posted: 3:34 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I work from home full-time as a medical transcriptionist for a large chain of hospitals and trauma centers in my region. There's quite a few of us, so the hours are extremely flexible, which allows me to focus on my main job, mommy to 2 wonderful boys


xBW~ 35
Two of the most darling sons ~ 10 and 7

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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 3:35 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

(((stroppy)))


You can call me NIK

"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
-Hayley Williams


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avicarswife
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Default  Posted: 3:35 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I'm a charge nurse in a general intensive care unit - I work clinically so that includes nights shifts


BS: 47 (me)
WH: 51
Married 26 yrs, 3 kids (16-24)
D-Days 2012: 23 - 24 May + TT
D-Day 2013: 12 Apr OW#3
mOW #1 EA yrs PA Feb 2009-end 2011
mOW #2 EA months PA 4 months 2010
OW #3 PA single time 2010
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thebighurt
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Default  Posted: 3:35 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I agree, stroppy-wanadoo. I've been in some of those companies and it seems people always resent me for something!

ETA: Of course, it may have been because I have told some that I get a 50% discount by being an employee.....

[This message edited by thebighurt at 3:36 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)]


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

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wonderingbull
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Default  Posted: 3:58 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

stroppy...

Oh yeah... We "oil" guys are easy to hate.... Go ahead and fill up to drive to the protests...

Oh and don't forget that jet fuel to fly you to your dream vacation location... In between protests...

WB


The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time...

James Taylor


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kernel
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Default  Posted: 4:59 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I'm an executive assistant to a VP at a college. Love the job, love my boss, love the students - it's never boring. Prior to that: admin assistant in another college department, office manager and technician in the financial aid office, data entry and processing clerk at an accounting firm, investor reporting specialist at a major bank (most boring job I ever had), Kelly services temp, traffic analyst at NSA, communications analyst in the USAF, various fast food jobs in high school. Geez, I am old and I moved around a lot.

[This message edited by kernel at 5:00 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)]


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TrulyReconciled
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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

And SI wise-guy extraordinaire

Hey! That's TWO jobs already!


"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."

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TrulyReconciled
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Default  Posted: 5:03 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Actually, I work for the NSA so for me, at least, this thread is entirely unnecessary.


"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."

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Lucky
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Default  Posted: 5:17 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I'm a rocket scientist.


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My job description is that from Mid October until now I am a full time GiGi to a five year old and four year old - only until mid July...


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I used to be really interesting, funny, travel a lot, read books, did crosswords, traveled a lot, laughed, super organized, traveled a lot, was free as a bird, did what I wanted when I wanted, traveled a lot... now? WE just graduated kindergarten, again.


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kernel
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Default  Posted: 6:03 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

TR - that's just naughty.

((engaging my anti-NSA cloaking device))


"On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that's pretty good."

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Williesmom
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Default  Posted: 6:22 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I'm an accountant at a manufacturing company. It's kind of a small company, so I get to do so many things. I love it.


You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister. -George Costanza
There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. - Madeleine Albright

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 6:23 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Currently I'm an admin assistant/AR for a document storage company. I may rival NIK for the most exciting job listed here.

I did customer and tech support, customer training, and managed the company social media pages at my previous job (a small software company). I'd really like to get back into training and/or the social media aspect, if I could, but this time for a company that can afford to pay me what I deserve.


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

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meaniemouse
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Default  Posted: 6:24 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I am a full time college professor and until two years ago was also the school psychologist at a middle school in a large urban school district.

ETA--But I always wanted to be Miss America.
Or Mary Tyler Moore.

[This message edited by meaniemouse at 6:29 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)]


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travels
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Default  Posted: 6:26 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I teach 3rd grade.

I'm hopefully making the world a better place one kid at a time.


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JessicaFL127
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Default  Posted: 6:35 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Gaby, me too! Except army instead of af. I am still a lab tech, working on becoming a physician's assistant. My secondary duty is harassing all the russians I work with.


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divorced for 6 years
mom to two awesome boys,10 and 9

"But you said your vows, and you closed the door
On so many men who would have loved you more" -Cath, DCFC

"The most amazing things can come from some terrible lies"


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Clarrissa
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Default  Posted: 6:43 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Seems I'm one of the few blue collar workers who's posted so far.

I work at the midwest distribution hub for American Honda, packaging service parts. So, if any of you from the midwest have (or had) a Honda, the parts to service it probably came through the company I work for. My current position is production line lead. All that really means is I get to decide which jobs are done when of those staged behind my line.... and get the blame if something gets screwed up whether it was *my* screw up or not. I'm now 4th in seniority after 18 years employment.

My first job, at 13, was running a 40's era switchboard (think Ernestine or Radar. THAT kind of switchboard). My duties in that job included keeping a log of all outgoing calls, placing the long distsnce calls and in-house directory assistance.

I loved that job. Pay sucked but at the time I didn't really need the money.


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WW (me) - 49


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Default  Posted: 6:57 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I started out working at White Motors and then TRW, both as an expeditor. I then got tired of getting laid off all the time and got into sales because my then girlfriends father told me to cause as he put it - "You're so full of shit you'll make millions!"

So I went to work as a sales manager of an ice machine distributor. I then discovered that being an independent rep in the food service industry was where the money was at so I went out on my own and started a sales and marketing business. Did that for 25 years until I blew my back out from traveling and was forced to go on disability.

I am now retired, almost divorced and living life *LARGE*. Oh, and I'm also grandpa to 3 beautiful boys 3, 7 & 12. That is the best job I've ever had in my life.


Me-BH Her-XWW | B/ 60 | D final on 10/1/13 I'm Lovin' life again!
Rest of the story really doesn't matter any more.
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have.” ― Eckhart Tolle

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JessicaFL127
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Default  Posted: 7:09 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Harassing the russians because i am learning russian as my third language and i was thrilled to find six of them working at my new job last year, they are all helping me. My phone is on a mission to get me arrested by submitting posts and texts at the worst point.


BW,32
divorced for 6 years
mom to two awesome boys,10 and 9

"But you said your vows, and you closed the door
On so many men who would have loved you more" -Cath, DCFC

"The most amazing things can come from some terrible lies"


Posts: 1244 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Missouri
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Default  Posted: 7:09 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Before D-day I was a professional landscape designer and installer. Now I am a plumber/gasfitter working for the oil sands. It is the machine that is running the country right now.


divorced!

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Default  Posted: 7:30 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Years in outside sales.(medical and then I was in wholesale banking)

I took a few yrs off once I had my DD and then I decided to go back to school for Ultrasound.

I am currently a high risk OB sonographer.


BS - 39 (me)
WS - 33
DD - 6
D Day - 6/2/11 EA (would have been a PA if the OW was game)
"I'm not going to be the person I am expected to be anymore"
Blue de Chanel Commercial

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h0peless
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Default  Posted: 7:32 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

h0peless, that's an awful lot of positions for a principal.

It's a really small school (80 students) and the staff consists of me and four awesome but extremely overworked teachers. Since I'm the boss, I feel it is my job to do the extra things that they would have to do if I didn't.


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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 7:43 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Wow! That is a small school! You're such a good boss!

Ahem... if you need a secretary I know someone who's unemployed


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

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Default  Posted: 8:04 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I am a lot of things:

-During the school year I am a SAHM/sub nurse/sub teacher.

-During the summer I am a camp nurse.

-I also have my own photography studio. I specialize in infant and child photography, but I have started to branch out into the commercial/business side of photography (images for businesses, for advertising purposes). I also do some landscape photography and will be introducing my store to market and sell the images in the near future


Me: FBW/30 Him: FWH/33 The kidlets: DS13, DS10, and DD8 The hounds: Four Shih Tzu's
Finally, completely R'd
Clothed in strength and dignity, with nothing to fear, she smiles when she thinks about the future.~Proverbs 31:25

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Default  Posted: 8:12 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Evil Teacher, at your service.


BS (Me) 39
Happily liberated!
Two DS and One DD
It matters not how strait the gate,/How charged with punishments the scroll./I am the master of my fate:/I am the captain of my soul.--"Invictus," William Ernest Henley

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Default  Posted: 8:33 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Software developer, currently developing speech recognition applications within the telecom industry. If you curse into our automated phone system and it causes an error, I am the guy that eventually hears the recording of your curses.

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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 8:42 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

^^^ Dude!!! So does that I mean I lodge complaint with you?

WTF is up with my gas company's system!? I swear it has been invaded by aliens. I have to say, "Yes. Y-E-S. Yyyyeesss. YYYYEEEEESSSSS." like an idiot and it's still all, "I'm sorry, I'm having a hard time understanding you. Please try again."

Oh. And there is no "press 0" to opt out of the system.

*cough* Carry on.


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

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"What if I fall?" Oh but my darling, what if you fly?


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LosferWords
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Default  Posted: 9:08 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Dude!!! So does that I mean I lodge complaint with you?

Absolutely!!

I have to say, "Yes. Y-E-S. Yyyyeesss. YYYYEEEEESSSSS." like an idiot and it's still all, "I'm sorry, I'm having a hard time understanding you. Please try again."

Ugh! That is a poorly tuned speech application. I could SO easily fix this if I had access to their code/systems. Usually this type of thing happens when there is an ambiguity in the speech recognition grammar. You might have better luck if you use another word for "yes", like "correct", since their system basically sucks.

Oh. And there is no "press 0" to opt out of the system.

In a lot of states, this is an FCC violation. Even if they don't have a spoken option to press "0", you should still be able to press "0", even if it isn't a part of the menu. If you speak to one of their managers and throw out the word "FCC", they might be more proactive about fixing their system. Just sayin'!

Anyway, carry on...


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Default  Posted: 9:09 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

If you curse into our automated phone system and it causes an error, I am the guy that eventually hears the recording of your curses

then no doubt you've heard my voice before.


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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Default  Posted: 9:11 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Interesting jobs all.
I was a giftware, housewares and domestics/linens merchandiser for a national department store (picked out the stuff for the stores to sell).
Then I became a SAHM, with periodic bouts of fun, outside the home jobs for sanity's sake.


Me:BW
Him:WH
D-day(s),after years of TT and Gaslighting was Labor Day Weekend 2012, continuing for a week after. *Dammit! More TT 3/9/13
Really trending toward D- planning about it is my "happy place" now.

Posts: 1292 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Sunny Florida
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Default  Posted: 9:14 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I work as a transit bus driver. I'd rather be an airline pilot, though.

Am considering a switch to the larger transit company in my area, because the starting pay is better than our top pay, and at some point I could drive the light rail train (and not interact with the public).


Divorced 9/2010
Just married 7/4/13

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Default  Posted: 9:17 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I work as a Statistical Analyst for a local compounding pharmacy. I have also been a math tutor and honest-to-goodness mathematician (for the US Government).


Me: fWS 32
Her: BS 35 (HeartInADustpan)
DS: 4yo
M: 7 years
DDays: 2012/11/14, 2013/02/05, 2013/03/09
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"Everything that happens now is happening 'now.'"
"What happened to 'then'?"
"We passed 'then.'"

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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 9:38 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Ugh! That is a poorly tuned speech application. I could SO easily fix this if I had access to their code/systems. Usually this type of thing happens when there is an ambiguity in the speech recognition grammar. You might have better luck if you use another word for "yes", like "correct", since their system basically sucks.
Hmmm, now that you mention changing my verbiage, maybe I need to actually dumb it down. This is Tennessee we're talking about. Maybe I'll have better luck with "Yep" "Shore" (sure) "Sure-nuff" and "Uh-huh".

Even if they don't have a spoken option to press "0", you should still be able to press "0", even if it isn't a part of the menu. If you speak to one of their managers and throw out the word "FCC", they might be more proactive about fixing their system. Just sayin'!
Totally going to log that away in my memory bank for next time. Thanks for the tip.

Once again, carry on all.


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne

"What if I fall?" Oh but my darling, what if you fly?


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Default  Posted: 9:38 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I am a pension plan administrator for the government and deal with individuals applying for disability pensions.


BS (me) : 53 Freshly divorced and so very happy. To infinity and beyond!!


Trying to understand the behaviour of some people is like trying to smell the number 9.


Posts: 611 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Canada
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Default  Posted: 9:40 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I'm a SAHM, but I'm planning on getting my realtor's license. Gonna star classes in about two weeks (fingers crossed).


Me: BS
D-Day: 7/7/12

One should rather die than be betrayed. There is no deceit in death. It delivers precisely what it has promised. Betrayal, though ... betrayal is the willful slaughter of hope. ~Steven Deitz


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Default  Posted: 10:35 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I have my Masters of Social Work and have a private counseling practice. I see mostly adults in individual therapy for anxiety and depression...But, yep, I do some marital therapy and I'm pretty good at it. Oh, the irony


DDay 11/17/2010 BW:52
Divorced

Posts: 3130 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Iowa
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Default  Posted: 11:42 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

teacher at an alternative school, currently enjoying my "summer off" without pay!

@authenticnow,

I am a program coordinator for a wonderful non-profit mental health agency

is this what mod for SI looks like on a resume?


Me: 44, independent, happy, despite co-parenting with a lower muppet
FT "Stretch" (and Skew!) ;)
DS 13 DS 10
S 5/2010
D 12/2012

Posts: 5816 | Registered: May 2010 | From: a better place
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Default  Posted: 1:33 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

My first job, at 13, was running a 40's era switchboard (think Ernestine or Radar. THAT kind of switchboard).

OMG, I did this on my first job too and totally loved it. The student working a job there and I totally fought over doing it! The rest of my job was b-o-r-i-n-g!!

Losferwords, on some systems I have had success by hitting 0 (zero) twice instead if once or speaking "agent" or "representative" into the voice recognition ones. But sometimes absolutely nothing works to outsmart the annoying cop-out to having a real person!


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

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Default  Posted: 5:52 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

is this what mod for SI looks like on a resume?

Probably. But I actually get paid for my 'other job'.


Take up your space (and do it well).

"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."


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Default  Posted: 7:28 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

Evil Teacher, at your service.

How does one teach evil?

I always wondered where my students learned evil.


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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SurprisinglyOkay
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Default  Posted: 7:31 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

You don't work. You just smoke cigars all day
LD used to work on Wall Street and when the kids went to work with him he used to let them play games on the computers. When people would ask them what their dad does, they'd say, "He plays computer games all day."


He really does smoke cigars all day.....

And, amazingly, It DOES pay the bills.


FWS me 36 (recovering addict)
BS him 39 AFrayedKnot
Together 7 years
2 children


"Your secrets keep you sick"


Posts: 1133 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: 221B
itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 8:25 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I'm a phlebotomist. But I'm completely burned out on healthcare, so I am going to go to school to be a paralegal.

And hopefully I won't burn out on the legal system.

My dream job is to be a multimillion dollar powerball winner.

I'll let you guys know if that dream job ever falls in my lap.

[This message edited by itainteasy at 8:25 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 8:49 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

My dream job is to be a multimillion dollar powerball winner.
I've heard there are a LOT of people applying for that job.


You can call me NIK

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-Hayley Williams


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Default  Posted: 8:54 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

Wow Lots of really neat jobs.

When I joined I was an Office Manager and nurse for a pair of Colorectal surgeons. I am an RN, and have been blessed with the ability to do many different things over my career, and that has led to what I do now.

I am a Care Manager for a large health system, managing patients with multiple health issues, making sure they have the resources they need, and helping them to improve their overall health. I love it. After being an ICU RN, an Endoscopy RN, and OM the low stress level and great hours are WONDERFUL!!!!


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

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Tred
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Default  Posted: 9:04 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

What's the old saying? Jack of all trades, master of none? Which is probably why I'm just a manager...


Married: 17 years (14 @JFO)
D-Day: 11/09/11
"Ohhhhh...shut up Tred!" - NOT the official SI motto (DS)

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TrulyReconciled
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Default  Posted: 9:18 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

TR - that's just naughty.

I'm making up for *years* of 'being nice.'

Time for naughty.


"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."

Posts: 21103 | Registered: Dec 2003 | From: Hell and back, way back :o)
Grace and Flowers
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Default  Posted: 9:36 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

Hydrogeologist here. Worked in maintaining clean aquifers and remediating contaminated groundwater.

Then came kids. I worked for several years as a paraprofessional working with kids with disabilities. Oh, and I taught welding one year. Yeah.

When I was young I worked at the European Headquarters of the USO. Fun, fun, fun!

Now I'm looking for full time work, but have to admit I'm being a bit lazy about it. Dancing has taken over my life...


I'm Happy, not Sad!

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Default  Posted: 9:43 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

Freelance marketing copywriter, small business marketing consultant, and freelance columnist. I'm also on something of a lecture circuit for blogging and social media, teaching workshops and such.

I've had a humor column for almost four years in a regional magazine. I'm currently working on a humor book and a nonfiction, humorous interview-based book, both of which were set aside for almost the entire last year while I got myself refocused. I'm not quite sure yet if I'm going to continue either of them. I may need to scrap and start over.


“If you don't like my opinion of you, you can always improve.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant
"Great love requires determination." ~ tryingtwo
"Don't try to win over the haters, you're not the jackass whisperer." ~ Brene Brown

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painpaingoaway
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Default  Posted: 10:24 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I am a full time property manager, and a part time Shiitake mushroom farmer:

This is what I drive to work everyday:
Poof!

This is what I grow:
Poof!

This is my office:
Poof!

This is what I produce:
Poof!


This is how it's done:
Poof!

[This message edited by painpaingoaway at 10:49 PM, June 22nd (Saturday)]


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: youtu.be/9Jv0-d_CdYc
Episode 2: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tz822H82Gk

Posts: 7056 | Registered: Jan 2010 | From: Coastal South
lieshurt
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Default  Posted: 10:46 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

part time Shiitake mushroom farmer

PPG, you may be my new best friend. I love, love, love Shiitake mushrooms.


I'm sorry if you don't like my Honesty, but to be fair I don't like your lies.

Sometimes it's better to push someone away...not because you stopped loving them but because you can't take the pain anymore.


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painpaingoaway
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Default  Posted: 11:08 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

@lieshurt: yes! I love them too, and they are sooooo good for you!

We are now starting to cultivate lion's mane (wild) mushroom. No fruiting yet, but we are anxiously awaiting the Fall and hope like crazy that these will fruit...
Poof!

[This message edited by painpaingoaway at 10:50 PM, June 22nd (Saturday)]


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: youtu.be/9Jv0-d_CdYc
Episode 2: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tz822H82Gk

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TrulyReconciled
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Default  Posted: 11:19 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I left my last job because of all the shiitake ... just sayin' ...


"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."

Posts: 21103 | Registered: Dec 2003 | From: Hell and back, way back :o)
Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 11:23 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

OK, ppga; you are now officially my hero and nemesis-I want your shroom job & office!


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

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h0peless
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Default  Posted: 11:32 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

PPGA just won this thread.

Mushrooms are my favorite food.


Posts: 1677 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Baja Arizona
Afraid2LoveAgain
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Default  Posted: 11:33 AM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I am an IT Director, specialising in Enterprise Systems.

I work with a varied group of introverts, narcissists, and nearly every other ailment from the DSM.

I can't decide if crazy people flock to IT or IT drives them crazy. To quote one of my favorite developers, "Computers would be great if it weren't for all the damn people who use them."


BW -- 57
Divorced 2001
Re-married 2014--on what would have been our 35th anniversary

Posts: 419 | Registered: Jul 2006 | From: NC
Newstart43
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Default  Posted: 12:52 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

A broad group of professions here...

I am just finishing post-doctoral fellowship at a bio-medical research lab. Just starting the search for that ever elusive tenure track job in academia....


"Courage does not always roar.
Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow". "
-Maryanne Radanbacher

Posts: 34 | Registered: Aug 2012 | From: Connecticut
TrustNoOne
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Default  Posted: 1:07 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

Director of DB Ops and Portfolio Mgmt for a major Pharma/Med Tech company.

Sounds glamorous and important...it's really herding cats.



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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 1:23 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

What's the old saying? Jack of all trades, master of none? Which is probably why I'm just a manager...

Tred, you're never just a manager

PPGA, where's the drooling smilie when we need it?

I am just finishing post-doctoral fellowship at a bio-medical research lab. Just starting the search for that ever elusive tenure track job in academia....

Now I'm really starting to feel like an underachiever


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!
DeadMumWalking
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Default  Posted: 1:30 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

University professor of statistics, most of my research is biomedical collaborations, mostly genomic studies.

[This message edited by DeadMumWalking at 1:31 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)]


Me (BS), Him (WH): early 50's
3 DS: teens!!! :)
M: 24 (19 1/2 at Dday), Together 29
Dday: Dec 2008
Limbo-ish, again (after multiple S) -- weighing my options

Posts: 2587 | Registered: Aug 2009 | From: EU
wildbananas
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Default  Posted: 1:31 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

Another IT person here... I'm now the only IT person for a tomato processor. Our production season is starting in less than two weeks and I am officially losing my mind.

I can't decide if crazy people flock to IT or IT drives them crazy. To quote one of my favorite developers, "Computers would be great if it weren't for all the damn people who use them."

Yes.

[This message edited by wildbananas at 1:31 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)]


Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. ~ Yogi Bhajan

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Lucky
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Default  Posted: 1:40 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

painpaingoaway,

those are some ginormous 'shrooms.


Love them BTW


♥ WINE - the other fruit juice! ♥


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sportsfan
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Default  Posted: 1:43 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I own a manufacturers' representative firm specializing in brand name consumer electronics products to national retail chains.

Posts: 1949 | Registered: Feb 2006 | From: PA
Laura28
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Default  Posted: 1:47 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

Hi everyone

High School teacher for 35 years.

They say that "those who can do, those who can't teach".

I've had lots of practice at teaching. I love it. I love teenagers and I love making a difference in their lives.

I think I will die in the classroom. I don't really want to retire. I would LIKE to die in the classroom (not in front of my kids obviously )

I would actually love to get involved in teacher education.

But I would miss my students too much if I wasn't in the classroom.

Yep. Sign me up for the loony bin!!!

Laura


Married 32yrs Me BW 57Yrs Him FWH 60yrs
OWzero 1988 EA?/PA? Gaslighted.
Dday May 28 2010.
OW1 1994(6mths PA, EA 16+ years).
OW2 2002(8yrs PA).
OW3 2009(1Yr PA).
Others???? Status: Not Divorcing..but.."You can't unfuck the goat"

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Default  Posted: 1:58 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I'm a technical editor in the proposal department of a large engineering company. I'd tell you more but I don't want to put you to sleep.


We're both in our 30s. One awesome 4-year-old daughter.

Posts: 6726 | Registered: Aug 2010 | From: Somewhere in the South
asurvivor
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Default  Posted: 1:59 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I'm a stunt man in porno movies.


I've wiped the shit off. It can be wiped off you know.



Posts: 562 | Registered: Jun 2011
ForwardMotion
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Default  Posted: 2:05 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

Senior Risk Officer for a very large international finance company/bank.


me - BH

'It's not the end of everything,
It's just end of everything you know.'


Posts: 409 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: Tejas
painpaingoaway
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Default  Posted: 2:42 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

a stunt man in porno movies.
hahaha!


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: youtu.be/9Jv0-d_CdYc
Episode 2: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tz822H82Gk

Posts: 7056 | Registered: Jan 2010 | From: Coastal South
Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 2:46 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

stunt man in porno movies

But if they're stunted, why would anyone want to look at them??


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 20153 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 3:21 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

But if they're stunted, why would anyone want to look at them??

He didn't say "stunted man in porn movies"


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

Posts: 24510 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
still2suspicious
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Member # 31722
Default  Posted: 3:25 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I feel like I should make up something exciting!!

H and I own a machine shop. He is the amazing one.
Me?? I just do the books, bitch at the employees when necessary, and oh yeah, spend time on SI!!

ppg - we can that field a "toasted marshmallow field" DGD saw the bales wrapped in white plastic when she was younger. H told her they were marshmallows. the uncovered ones are toasted! She just turned 12, and just asked "what are they really?"


Me: BS
Him: WH
DDay: LTEA

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painpaingoaway
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Default  Posted: 3:27 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

But if they're stunted, why would anyone want to look at them??
sadinaz, maybe he does the more dangerous scenes like sex while skydiving, scuba diving, on a roller coaster, or such, lol!


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: youtu.be/9Jv0-d_CdYc
Episode 2: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tz822H82Gk

Posts: 7056 | Registered: Jan 2010 | From: Coastal South
painpaingoaway
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Default  Posted: 4:37 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

She just turned 12, and just asked "what are they really?"
awww, what a sweetie!

Nothing more soothing than looking at a beautiful freshly cut field of hay.


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: youtu.be/9Jv0-d_CdYc
Episode 2: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tz822H82Gk

Posts: 7056 | Registered: Jan 2010 | From: Coastal South
cmego
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Default  Posted: 4:47 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

Before children, I worked in health care human resources in many roles. Still current full time single Mom and now 3/4 complete in a AS in Paralegal studies.

My goal is either Family Law or Employment Law.


me...BS, 43 years old, 2 small kids
WS, 41, multiple gay affairs
M 15 years, together 17
Divorced

"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea" ee cummings


Posts: 4141 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: South
timeforchange
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Default  Posted: 4:53 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I now work in an international organization not the UN but similar lines.

I work in HR and am responibks for all remuneration matters for our 2500 staff.

Prior to that.. I worked as a nanny for a European Royal Family. Wont say which one... Sorry!

Got to live in a castle and have breakfast with little princes and princesses.

Sounds glamourous until you remember that royal kids also need their diapers changing and their noses wiping!!!!!!


Me = BS aged 43
2 boys, 13 and 9
DDay 1/19/10
Confronted him 2/16/10
Finally Divorced 8/29/12

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”


Posts: 726 | Registered: Feb 2010 | From: Expats in Europe
brokenfinger
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Default  Posted: 4:59 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I'm an Licensed Practical Nurse.
I work mainly the medical floor and the ER. I love my job, as draining as it can be. And navigating on call work while being a single parent is going to be interesting
Was super fun explaining my broken knuckle the night I caught the shitface

I actually kicked the shit face out for cheating, the first time, when I was going through school. Here I am, again, 7 years later.


There is no stronger message, then dirt in your face.

Posts: 49 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: Canada
Bobbi_sue
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Default  Posted: 5:16 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I think my work history is rather diversified, but for the past 11 years I have made my living as a University Professor, teaching online.

I earned my Ph.D. in 2010 and tried teaching face to face at a local university for a year but I prefer teaching online so that is what I do.

Before that, I taught High school math and comp. science.
Before that, I taught Elementary Gifted.

I was a SAHM throughout most of my first M and did not start college until the age of 30, after being out of high school for 12 years. During that time, I did some jobs to help make ends meet including milking cows, doing other work on farms, and transporting Amish. Yes, really. After my D from my first H, but before getting my first job as a teacher, I worked as a truck stop waitress. I was a waitress when my current H, a blue collar man, first met me. We have talked through all this and he has admitted he loves being married to me, Dr. Bobbi_sue, but admits he thought he was marrying blue collar/farm girl/waitress Bobbi_sue so we had some adjusting to do in our M through the years.

@Clarissa
Clarissa you said:

Seems I'm one of the few blue collar workers who's posted so far.

I have definitely noticed that blue collar types are less likely to join this forum for some reason. My XH is a truck driver and I am sure that plenty of truck drivers would have reason to join this forum, but after being on this forum for over 7 years, I have not really heard even one story where either the BS or the WS was a truck driver.

[This message edited by Bobbi_sue at 5:19 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)]


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HeartInADustpan
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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

Unix Application System Admin by day; Professional flutist by night.


Just call me Heart. :)
Reconciling
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything" ~Mark Twain

Posts: 379 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: St. Louis
Weatherly
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Default  Posted: 8:32 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I'm a stay at home, homeschooling mom

Ditto

LD used to work on Wall Street and when the kids went to work with him he used to let them play games on the computers. When people would ask them what their dad does, they'd say, "He plays computer games all day

DS7 once told me when he grows up, he wants Aussie's job. I said "oh, and what does Aussie do?" he replied "Flies on planes, sleeps in hotels, and eats in restaurants."

Aussie is a project manager/installer for a life support equipment company.


Me-29,Two boys, 10 and 8

It will all be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end

Happily remarried to a wonderful man (Aussie). I think I found the right guy and the right finger this time.


Posts: 4485 | Registered: Feb 2008 | From: Indiana
jo2love
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Red  Posted: 8:48 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

brokenfinger -
F&G is infidelity free. Please post accordingly. Thank you.

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tryingagain74
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Default  Posted: 8:51 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

Evil Teacher, at your service.

How does one teach evil?

I always wondered where my students learned evil.

Well, it's a natural gift. I've been inspiring dread and fear for over a decade now.


BS (Me) 39
Happily liberated!
Two DS and One DD
It matters not how strait the gate,/How charged with punishments the scroll./I am the master of my fate:/I am the captain of my soul.--"Invictus," William Ernest Henley

Posts: 3604 | Registered: Oct 2011
roughroadahead
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Default  Posted: 9:07 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I started out in science, I have a PhD in biomedical science (looking at the protein chemistry of a certain neurodegenerative disease). To avoid that post doc-post doc-no job-post doc cycle that so many researchers are stuck in, I went to law school instead.

So now I'm an attorney.


BS-Me 30s
WS-Him 30s
D-Day 4/2012 (Insisted EA only)
D-Day 5/2012 (Did I say EA? Ummm..)
Numerous other TT/broken NC d-days until S 1/2013. D settled 11/2013
MOW-coworker, 40s.
2 DS and DD all w/autism

Posts: 737 | Registered: Jul 2012 | From: USA
BrokenRoad
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Member # 15334
Cool  Posted: 9:18 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)


I keep one of the major car companies' lines running by ensuring parts get there on time.

--AND--


Currently teaching kids and adults mixed class, but, in the fall offering classes to Special Needs community.

--AND --


I bake. And sell the goodies. And use the money for karate equipment. I also make cake mixes for charities that need to travel.

-- AND --

-- AND --


Wife <3


{Him}FBH - 43 (WifeHad5)
{Me} FWW - 43
2 kids 7 & 12
Reconciled :)
Beauty and folly are old companions.--Benjamin Franklin

Posts: 10677 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Midwest
homewrecked2011
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Member # 34678
Default  Posted: 11:01 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

WTF is up with my gas company's system!? I swear it has been invaded by aliens. I have to say, "Yes. Y-E-S. Yyyyeesss. YYYYEEEEESSSSS." like an idiot and it's still all, "I'm sorry, I'm having a hard time understanding you. Please try again

Ha I have started answering the questions with an accent and I get put thru pretty quickly.


My job is Merchandiser. I work for a grower and when the plants are delivered to lawn and garden stores I go into the store, put out the plants in an array that will make everyone want to buy our plants!

I used to be a Teller supv at a bank, but my brain does not work correctly since dday, so my job working with plants is great for me right now!


me BS 52
him - 46
married 15 years DIVORCED 10 31 12
children - ds15 ds12
d-day 12-19-11
I gave a 24hour ultimatum then went to attorney next day
Divorce filed

Posts: 2118 | Registered: Jan 2012
Take2
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Default  Posted: 11:12 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I grew up in a family business, so waitress, bartender, and bouncer. Yep - all 5'8" and 110 lbs of me... actually I was great at that job. Even the drunkest guy didn't see me as a challenge, but knew if he took a swing or tried to physically move me - the entire bar would be on him :) No one was that drunk or that stupid!

Later in life: American Sign Language Interpreter, and homeschool mom. Now I tutor, and teach small classes, and help prep homeschoolers for college.


"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." Joseph Campbell...So, If fear was not a factor - what would you do?

Posts: 4113 | Registered: May 2009 | From: New England
wannabenormal
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Default  Posted: 11:47 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

Employee Benefits



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peacelovetea
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Default  Posted: 12:08 AM, June 20th (Thursday)

I was a children's librarian, then a SAHM- stayed that longer than I meant to because of a special needs kiddo. Facilitated a postpartum support group for a number of years, did some parent education. Now I am 2 years into my doctorate in psychology.


BW, SAHM
D-Day: 6/5/09, drunken ONS on business trip, confessed immediately, transparent, remorseful but emotionally clueless
M 11 years, 3 kids
4/12 Tried to R for 3 years, have decided to D
12/31/12 D final

Posts: 542 | Registered: Nov 2009 | From: PacNW
click4it
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Member # 209
Default  Posted: 1:01 AM, June 20th (Thursday)

I find it interesting that there are a lot of teachers here! Whether in school or at home.


Me: 42
Two boys: 17 and 14
Divorced 12-13-05
d-day 10-02-01

Laughter will cure life's ills. Have you had your laugh today?


Posts: 25540 | Registered: Jun 2002 | From: California
really trying
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Default  Posted: 1:52 AM, June 20th (Thursday)

I work for a fiduciary. We're court appointed to be Trustees, conservators, guardians, etc.

I love hearing about what everyone does and brings to the table here. :)


Me: late 40's
XH: A parasite and that might be a compliment
My S-23, Our D-15
Married 5/93 D-Day: 11/18/03
Divorced 5/19/08

The future's so bright - I got to wear shades

Plant Seeds of Kindness


Posts: 10392 | Registered: Sep 2004 | From: California
Bobbi_sue
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Default  Posted: 2:11 AM, June 20th (Thursday)

I find it interesting that there are a lot of teachers here! Whether in school or at home.

I also find it "interesting" but I don't think there is any correlation with the actual numbers of teachers or any other profession, to the numbers who would have reason to join this forum.

As I noted in my previous post, I believe blue collar workers are severely under represented on the forum, more because of the nature of their preferences (less likely to enjoy reading lengthy bulletin boards and posting to such boards) whereas teachers are more apt to "like" to read and write.


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stronger08
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Default  Posted: 2:38 AM, June 20th (Thursday)

I'm currently retired. Been remodeling an old house I bought in the mountains 9 months ago. In my previous life I was a corporate VP for a large global financial firm. I specialized in Investment Banking. I miss my old career as I was good at it. But to be able to rebuild something that was long neglected has it rewards also. So I went from a pen to a hammer.


You cant eat soup with chopsticks.

Posts: 5656 | Registered: Nov 2007
Fireball72
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Default  Posted: 7:15 AM, June 20th (Thursday)

I work as an administrative assistant in the U.S. gubmint for a law enforcement agency (you guess which one, heh). I am currently in training to be a parole officer and am working on my M.S. in criminal justice administration.


XBS - 42 and fabulous :D
Remarried happily in 2013
A relationship is built for two. But apparently, some bitches don't know how to count!

Posts: 602 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: The Chesapeake Bay
Newstart43
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Default  Posted: 7:16 AM, June 20th (Thursday)

Now I'm really starting to feel like an underachiever


Dont! Having a PhD just means I spent WAY too many years in school!

[This message edited by Newstart43 at 7:17 AM, June 20th (Thursday)]


"Courage does not always roar.
Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow". "
-Maryanne Radanbacher

Posts: 34 | Registered: Aug 2012 | From: Connecticut
simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 9:18 AM, June 20th (Thursday)

This is true.


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!
TrulyReconciled
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Default  Posted: 9:21 AM, June 20th (Thursday)

I have not really heard even one story where (the poster) was a truck driver.

Our old friend NoWay is/was a truck driver.


"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."

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Bobbi_sue
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Default  Posted: 10:20 AM, June 20th (Thursday)

Our old friend NoWay is/was a truck driver.
Have not heard of NoWay but I'm sure I have missed a few truckers and/or blue collar workers who have posted through the years.

Posts: 5741 | Registered: Apr 2006
MissesJai
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Default  Posted: 10:58 AM, June 20th (Thursday)

I work in HR for a large public utilities company.


FWW - 41
Fawk you.....pay me!

Posts: 5904 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: So Cal.....
jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 11:09 AM, June 20th (Thursday)

I find it interesting that there are a lot of teachers here! Whether in school or at home.

t/j
Not to be preachy - but if you're a parent you're a teacher, regardless of your other "career"... Or at least you SHOULD be!
end t/j


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

Posts: 24510 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
Unagie
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Default  Posted: 12:33 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

I kind of agree with the underachiever feeling lol. None of my jobs have ever been as great as many of the jobs here seem. You guys are awesomem

[This message edited by Unagie at 12:34 PM, June 20th (Thursday)]


Heartbroken madhatter trying to rebuild

No longer together

"To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am and what I think."


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ImNellNow
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Default  Posted: 1:11 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

Well, I'm in public relations so I don't DO anything; I just just talk about what other people do and try to nice reporters/bloggers/editors into repeating it to their peeps.

But secretly I want to be an acupuncturist!


BS & D
Drinking wine and thinking bliss is on the other side of this.

Posts: 2370 | Registered: Jun 2010 | From: Baby steps on my new path
Rebreather
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Default  Posted: 1:18 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

I kind of agree with the underachiever feeling lol. None of my jobs have ever been as great as many of the jobs here seem. You guys are awesomem

Some of us are OLD and have been doing what we are doing a long time! lol


Me BS
Him WH
2 ddays in '07
Recovering.
"The cure for the pain, is the pain." -Rumi

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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 1:32 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

I kind of agree with the underachiever feeling lol. None of my jobs have ever been as great as many of the jobs here seem.
Nahhh, here's the thing Unagie. As cool as everyone's occupation is, we're all still needed.

While I sit here and daydream what it would be like to be a marine biologist, (dolphins and whales only. No sharks.) there is a marine biologist somewhere in the world daydreaming about being a SAHM that homeschools their kids.

I'll never forget my first G2G. (It was small) The other 3 people there were fancy engineers that have traveled the world. Do you know how weird I felt saying, "Yeah, I'm a SAHM."??? But you know what, for as many cool life experiences they've had, I've had my own that I wouldn't trade for anything. And I guarantee you, none of them can make a pan of Trashy Brownies like I can. (No offense y'all)

[This message edited by Aubrie84 at 1:32 PM, June 20th (Thursday)]


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne

"What if I fall?" Oh but my darling, what if you fly?


Posts: 6227 | Registered: Nov 2011 | From: South, Y'all!
SuperDuperWonderboy
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Member # 34716
Default  Posted: 1:42 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

I work for my wife and kids.

Right now they have me practicing law, but there are times that I get to sing, dance, act, and coach too. So it all balances out.


My Friends call me Wonderboy--That's Mr. SuperduperWonderboy to you Tred.


Posts: 1272 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: Everett
Unagie
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Default  Posted: 1:50 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

And I guarantee you, none of them can make a pan of Trashy Brownies like I can.

I wants some. That's true though. At my job no one could quite get a customer who was distraught to calm down quite as fast as I could. Mind you it was usually because I tried helping them with their issues and not selling them on another banking product they could not use. I intensely disliked the company I worked for but I love my job because on a good day I got to help people.


Heartbroken madhatter trying to rebuild

No longer together

"To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am and what I think."


Posts: 2734 | Registered: Oct 2012
Sal1995
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Default  Posted: 1:58 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

I'm a civil litigation attorney, handling mostly business and commercial cases. I love what I do, but as I'm sure wonderboy would confirm, it's not nearly as glamorous and exciting as TV and the movies try to make it appear.


Me (BS)-45, WW-42
DDay 2/17/13, 9-10 month PA/EA
Final NC late Feb. '13
M - 18 years, 4 children
Reconciling

Posts: 1382 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: Texas
SuperDuperWonderboy
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Default  Posted: 2:05 PM, June 20th (Thursday)


My Friends call me Wonderboy--That's Mr. SuperduperWonderboy to you Tred.


Posts: 1272 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: Everett
Sal1995
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Member # 39099
Default  Posted: 2:13 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

Wonderboy, thanks for posting a pic showing a typical day at the office!


Me (BS)-45, WW-42
DDay 2/17/13, 9-10 month PA/EA
Final NC late Feb. '13
M - 18 years, 4 children
Reconciling

Posts: 1382 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: Texas
simplydevastated
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Member # 25001
Default  Posted: 2:18 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

Oh, Sal. I used to want to be a lawyer, but I was talked out of it.


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!
Cookie7088
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Default  Posted: 2:32 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

I work for the Department of Corrections, and also University Professor.

Posts: 659 | Registered: Nov 2010 | From: U.S.
Newstart43
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Default  Posted: 3:17 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

While I sit here and daydream what it would be like to be a marine biologist, (dolphins and whales only. No sharks.) there is a marine biologist somewhere in the world daydreaming about being a SAHM that homeschools their kids.

I started out as a Marine Biologist...got the BS and MS degrees and even worked with whales in the Gulf of Maine for a bit.....then decided I could not take the vows of poverty needed to stay in the field, so I moved into bio-medicine....These days I spend a lot of days daydreaming of being a marine biologist again...sigh


"Courage does not always roar.
Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow". "
-Maryanne Radanbacher

Posts: 34 | Registered: Aug 2012 | From: Connecticut
time2grow
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Member # 35983
Default  Posted: 4:18 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

Nerd

Applications Developer with SQL & Network Administration for Financial Institutions and Healthcare

Currently a Personal Computer Consultant and seriously thinking about just being a cook, something simple and relaxing.


Posts: 1721 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: Missouri
k94ever
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Member # 11176
Default  Posted: 5:03 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

And I am standing up and proudly representing the Blue Collar section of our family.

I am a "Property Manager", which is a very fancy term for "I take care of rich peoples houses." I clean their houses, mow the lawns, plow their snow, if some thing breaks I get it fixed.

Before that I was in the Air Force and was one of the first women to be trained for combat. Then into the LEO field and ended up in the training field.

I love my job. Rich people make me laugh .

k9


BS: 56
WS: 53
Betrayed: 23 years
Affairs: 14 (2 lasted 3 months. Rest were ONS)
WS died: 16 May 2011
Do not stay in your hurt forever. Choose to move out of it.

Posts: 6539 | Registered: Jul 2006 | From: Wisconsin
Sal1995
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Member # 39099
Default  Posted: 5:28 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

Oh, Sal. I used to want to be a lawyer, but I was talked out of it.

simplydevastated, there's nothing wrong with being in insurance, my father is a retired agent and my brother took over his agency. Being an insurance agent, my dad wasn't too thrilled the day I announced that I was applying to law school!


Me (BS)-45, WW-42
DDay 2/17/13, 9-10 month PA/EA
Final NC late Feb. '13
M - 18 years, 4 children
Reconciling

Posts: 1382 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: Texas
1985
Member
Member # 28171
Default  Posted: 5:36 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

I am an All Star starting pitcher with a major league team ...
...in my fantasies.
In real life, a trial lawyer like Wonderboy and Sal1995. Wonderboy, great photo of a day in the office! Those are $100 bills piled on you, right?


Me-BH 63
Her-fWW 63
DDay: June 1985. 5 years after A ended
DDay June, 1985
DDay June 1985
Still married - actually in love
2 grown kids; 4 grandkids

Posts: 591 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: Midwest - large city
SuperDuperWonderboy
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Member # 34716
Default  Posted: 5:52 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

They are the SOF's of three motions for summary judgment that I am currently mired in.

UGGGGG.

(but I did have 3 cases dismissed yesterday with prejudice and won one on summary judgment) WOOOT WOOT!


My Friends call me Wonderboy--That's Mr. SuperduperWonderboy to you Tred.


Posts: 1272 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: Everett
Crumbled324
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Member # 33902
Default  Posted: 6:26 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

I'm a Graphic Artist.


BH: 46
fWW: 45
Beautiful 8 year old daughter
Married 22 years, Together 28 - High School Sweethearts
Reconciling

Posts: 87 | Registered: Nov 2011 | From: Michigan
imagoodwitch
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Default  Posted: 7:08 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

I guess I need to amend my post a little

I was a SAHM for 18 years prior to my gift from God (the job I have now).


I am just your ordinary average everyday sane psycho supergoddess - Liz Phair

Don't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you are still in Hell.

It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits.


Posts: 5384 | Registered: Mar 2009 | From: Munchkinland
NoTriangles
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Default  Posted: 8:29 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

Wow! You all are amazing!!

I am an IT geek, who does project management, busines-process re-design and software analysis.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I have my real estate license on the side, mostly for investing. AND I also believe that all my journaling will eventually become a screenplay!!


Me: Finding my Sunlight
Him: Traitor in my Foxhole
Let go or get dragged.

Posts: 1252 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: a state of consciousness
h0peless
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Default  Posted: 9:03 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

I also believe that all my journaling will eventually become a screenplay!!

You do have a pretty serious talent for writing comedy. (Screchypants Whorebonked could totally be my ex by the way) and I hope that pans out for you.

[This message edited by h0peless at 9:12 PM, June 20th (Thursday)]


Posts: 1677 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Baja Arizona
Clarrissa
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Default  Posted: 9:14 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

thebighurts, OMG, I didn't think anyone over the age of say, 60, would know how to run one of those old antiques. The one I ran is literally in a museum now. But 30+ years later, I could sit down in front of it and still run it. Of course I'd need to refresh my memory on the extensions... But yeah, I loved that job and I was *good* at it. Me and one other girl filled in for the regular operator for a week, switching mornings and afternoons. Busiest part of the day and I handled it like a pro. I was 15 at the time. I'd quit my current job in a heartbeat if I could get one running a switchboard again.


BH Cee64D - 48
WW (me) - 49


All affairs are variations on a theme. No one has 'Beethoven's 5th' to everyone else's 'Chopsticks'.


Posts: 5886 | Registered: Dec 2008 | From: A better place
girlsbird
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Default  Posted: 10:36 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

I am an L.P.N. with 30 yrs experience in M/S, OB, Peds and everything in between.
Currently I work at the local county jail, needed a break from taking care of kids with severe neuromuscular disease or cardiac issues for a while (most of these wee ones are terminal). I also volunteer for Make-a-Wish.

In my spare time I crank a wrench with Mr. Bird on our classic Firebirds.

Edited cause the cat hit enter.

[This message edited by girlsbird at 10:40 PM, June 20th (Thursday)]


D-Day 10/28/10..almost admission 7/10 Reconciled. I was the betrayed

Posts: 1203 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: arizona
purplejacket4
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Default  Posted: 11:25 PM, June 20th (Thursday)

I'm a family medicine doc (somewhat similar to a GP). Family Medicine does a little of everything.. We call it "womb to tomb" or "sperm to urn" medicine. I did stop delivering babies last year because it is so stressful and I'm too old to get up in the middle of the night and drive like a bat outta hell to get to the labor room on time. No thanks.

I do some clinic, some hospital work, supervise mid levels, teach residents and med stus and do a lot of administrative crap.

In a former life though I was a Long John Silvers cashier, lawn worker, math tutor, biology TA and drumroll please.... A Dominoes driver. BEST. JOB. EVER. I almost quit college to go to Ann Arbor, Michigan to train to be a franchiser. However my intellectual snobbery at the time drive me to being a doctor.

I fantasize about making pizza!


Me: BS 45
Her: fWS 48 (same sex partner)
Together: 18 years now (both MDs)
OW: meh so what 40s PhD
DD1: 10/30/11EA; DD2: 11/10/11 Had ONS; TT until 12/26/11; broke NC 6/12; NC again 7/12; R-ish

Posts: 2181 | Registered: Dec 2011 | From: Great Southwest
Chandler
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Default  Posted: 12:06 AM, June 21st (Friday)

I am a teacher elementary level is my passion but right now I am working with middle schoolers. In the process of trying to get a job back with the little who are a little less opinionated


ME:BS Him:WS
D-Day: Too many I lost count
OC born Jan 09
"If happy ever did exist, I would still be holding you like this, all those fairy tales are full of shit, one more fucking love song I'll be sick" -Maroon 5

Posts: 1337 | Registered: Feb 2009 | From: Somewhere I never wanted to be
simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 8:34 AM, June 21st (Friday)

simplydevastated, there's nothing wrong with being in insurance, my father is a retired agent and my brother took over his agency. Being an insurance agent, my dad wasn't too thrilled the day I announced that I was applying to law school!

You're right. I really do like insurance. I'm just crazy like that My job was really fun. I loved working with my HR contacts and it I made it my personal goal to make sure all my accounts had zero errors. One account I received (the toughest one) had 4.46% errors. We're not supposed to be over 1%. It was fun cleaning that up.

Law always fascinated me. It still does.

Before that I was in the Air Force and was one of the first women to be trained for combat.

Watch out for k94ever, she can kick some ass

(but I did have 3 cases dismissed yesterday with prejudice and won one on summary judgment) WOOOT WOOT!

Congratulations!

I'm should also add to my original post that I want to be and WILL be a writer one day.

[This message edited by simplydevastated at 8:41 AM, June 21st (Friday)]


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!
rachelc
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Default  Posted: 8:41 AM, June 21st (Friday)

what a cool thread!

I am a school librarian. I also officiate a sport at the HS and college level.


his Ddays: 2/10, 7/11
my Ddays: 1/12, 4/12 broken NC 12/12

me (WW/BS): 48
him: (BS/WH)52
4 kiddos in mid 20's

Me: I didn't sign up for this.
Him: you're already in this. All you can do is resign...


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HereWeGo62
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Default  Posted: 8:53 AM, June 21st (Friday)

I am a Semiconductor engineer. I play with things like plasma.Beam me up Scotty!


If there is reincarnation I hope OM comes back as a low water flush truck stop toilet!

Posts: 306 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: Tx
simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 9:12 AM, June 21st (Friday)

HereWeGo62, That sounds really cool!


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

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thebighurt
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Default  Posted: 9:30 AM, June 21st (Friday)

thebighurts, OMG, I didn't think anyone over the age of say, 60, would know how to run one of those old antiques. The one I ran is literally in a museum now. ..... .....I'd quit my current job in a heartbeat if I could get one running a switchboard again.

@Clarissa, I think you more likely mean anyone under the age of 60 wouldn't know how to run one? The ones we ran are antiques, like me! They certainly were fun. "One ringy-dingy". I miss that.

If I had to give up my current "job" , it would be to do the one I dreamed of even back then: champion ice skater. It was a total dream because back then, I had only ever even worn skates ONCE! I could still be doing my traveling, only it would be something like touring in a Disney on Ice show! *sigh* My mid-day daydreaming for today.......


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

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Mommato4
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Default  Posted: 9:46 AM, June 21st (Friday)

I've been a school bus driver for the last 5 years. I've driven the big and little buses, k-12th grade, and special needs children. It's always an adventure daily.

I was a SAHM before but this works well with having vacation days and summers off when my kids do. I get paid year round too per my contract. That's always a bonus.


Updated 2014:
BS-me 41
XH-doesn't matter
4 kids
Divorced-7/25/08

SO-5 years together-he decided to end it by cheating too


Posts: 1378 | Registered: Aug 2007 | From: PNW country
Sal1995
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Default  Posted: 10:38 AM, June 21st (Friday)

I am an All Star starting pitcher with a major league team ...
...in my fantasies.

We have similar fantasies, 1985. Just the other day I had to remind myself that you don't brush back a 6-year old, even if he is crowding the plate.


Me (BS)-45, WW-42
DDay 2/17/13, 9-10 month PA/EA
Final NC late Feb. '13
M - 18 years, 4 children
Reconciling

Posts: 1382 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: Texas
Holly-Isis
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Default  Posted: 11:32 AM, June 21st (Friday)

I have worked daycare and taught HS English...so pretty much teaching birth-12th grade.

I've been a SAHM since 7/11/00.
Sort of. I worked for a short time for a research company right after DS was born. I've done various volunteer jobs (mainly teaching oriented). I currently draw a small paycheck as an independent health coach for TSFL (the coaching section of Medifast.) Small paycheck because I can't seem to go up to people and ask them if they ever thought they need to lose weight.

I've got applications out to go back to teaching, but what I'd like to do is start with getting my masters then teach child development/ education at a college or CC level. I don't want to teach HS again and even though everyone tells me I'm great with the little ones, it's not my passion.


"Being in love" first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. *CS Lewis*

Posts: 11186 | Registered: Jan 2007 | From: Just a fool in limbo
TXBW68
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Default  Posted: 11:57 AM, June 21st (Friday)

I'm a Quality Assurance Manager for a medical device company. On the production floor, I'm known as "The Cop". I make sure everyone follows procedures to build a good product.

Kinda boring sometimes...but it pays the bills.


Me (45) WH (42),2 boys 14 & 11
M 18yrs T 22yrs
Separated 10 months (4/12 to 2/13)
Final Total - #1/#2 ONS and #3/#4 EA/PA - left me for #4, didn't know about #2 and 3 until he moved back home
We are solidly in R now

Posts: 788 | Registered: Aug 2012 | From: Dallas, TX
Bebba1171
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Default  Posted: 2:22 PM, June 21st (Friday)

USA Region Sales Mangler for large centrifugal air compressors that sell for about 140K to well over a million bucks.

Been with the same company 31 years.

Started off in finannce and now I am in highly technical sales.

[This message edited by Bebba1171 at 2:23 PM, June 21st (Friday)]


Divorced by Interlocutory decree in May 2012. WW had an affair with a 66 yo doctor she worked for.
D-Day Sept 16. 2011.
BH- 52 (Me) / XWW 50 - ages back in 2011
Two great kids that don't deserve this!

Posts: 727 | Registered: Nov 2011 | From: USA
atsenaotie
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Default  Posted: 3:25 PM, June 21st (Friday)

Industrial hygienist, when we met My W thought that was a fancy term for the janitor at a factory

I specialize in building related health and safety (IAQ, asbestos, lead, PCBs, mold, ergonomics, radon, water damage, etc), but have done almost every kind of workplace exposure monitoring and contamination sampling there is to do.

[This message edited by atsenaotie at 6:57 PM, June 21st (Friday)]


FBS 54
Separated and Divorcing

Posts: 4129 | Registered: Feb 2010 | From: FL
stronger08
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Default  Posted: 6:21 PM, June 21st (Friday)

This thread is great. It really shows the diversity of people who have come to a place to help each other get through the trials and tribulations of infidelity. No matter your occupation, station in life, income level etc. We all have been affected by an all too common tragedy in our lives. And I for one am glad for each and every one of you.


You cant eat soup with chopsticks.

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KVille
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Default  Posted: 6:54 PM, June 21st (Friday)

Blue collar worker here

Until I was retired with a plant shutdown last month I was a production supervisor and admin for our location for 27 years.

Great company starting in the Pittsburgh location and took a promotion to North Carolina in 1999.

homewrecked2011 I want your job !!!


never ever getting back together

Posts: 167 | Registered: Jul 2010 | From: North Carolina
little turtle
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Default  Posted: 9:39 PM, June 21st (Friday)

I work for a company that provides services to people who have developmental disabilities.


Failure is success if we learn from it.

Posts: 4166 | Registered: Aug 2007 | From: michigan
simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 5:52 AM, June 22nd (Saturday)

This thread is great. It really shows the diversity of people who have come to a place to help each other get through the trials and tribulations of infidelity. No matter your occupation, station in life, income level etc. We all have been affected by an all too common tragedy in our lives. And I for one am glad for each and every one of you. 

Well said stronger! I feel the same way


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

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copout
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Default  Posted: 7:36 AM, June 22nd (Saturday)

Retired police officer here.


Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end.

Posts: 290 | Registered: Jan 2009
sadcat
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Default  Posted: 7:48 AM, June 22nd (Saturday)

Office monkey (admin).


I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.

If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.


Posts: 13243 | Registered: Oct 2005 | From: GA
teach5
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Default  Posted: 7:50 AM, June 22nd (Saturday)

Just retired from teaching in a Catholic school

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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 7:54 AM, June 22nd (Saturday)

I am an engineer for a plastics company. My role is to take the new products developed by R&D and scale them up to commercial scale, move them to plants around the world for manufacturing and troubleshoot any operational issues that are causing poor quality. I really love working in plastics processing.

My goal is to someday be able to start my own company developing and manufacturing plastic compounds.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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weimylady
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Default  Posted: 10:18 AM, June 22nd (Saturday)

I give IAG to year 11's wanting to come to college ... I LOVE my job :)


I edit to correct my mistakes - and there are usually mistakes ....

Posts: 232 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: England
sisoon
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Default  Posted: 2:56 PM, June 22nd (Saturday)

IAG?


fBH (me) - 70 (22 in my head), fWW (plainsong) - 65+, Married 45+, together since 1965
DDay - 12/2010
Recovered, not yet fully R'ed
I share my own experience because it's the only experience I know, not because I'm a good model.

Posts: 10066 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: Chicago area
weimylady
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Default  Posted: 3:30 PM, June 22nd (Saturday)

Information, advice and guidance

Sorry


I edit to correct my mistakes - and there are usually mistakes ....

Posts: 232 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: England
booger bear
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Default  Posted: 4:23 PM, June 22nd (Saturday)

Started out washing dishes at 15 ...

Mcdonald's - Call me the drive thru Nazi ... I was ruthless

convenience stores ...

Bartender/cocktail ... some of the best/worst years. I will be forever grateful for these years ...

Several years in retail ...

Childcare Ast. teacher ...

Juvie corrections ...

All while trying to "find" myself ... Once I found me I worked thru getting my Assoc. in health science and worked as an MA(Medical Asst.) ... Then I came here, moved to OK and went back to school for my PN(Practical Nursing) once I passed NCLEX I became an LPN(Licensed Practical Nurse) ... And I now work FT for an Internist ...

Pretty much nothing I cannot do. All of it has been irreplaceable in my career as an LPN. I can relate to almost any PT on some level. Empathy/Sympathy can be faked, but true caring for PT is something that cannot be faked. I think my PT know this, why some of them respond to me so well, and why others do not. I can smell shit/lie a mile away.

[This message edited by booger bear at 4:28 PM, June 22nd (Saturday)]


I am fiercely independent and I won’t apologize for it. I'd rather be single than settled.

Posts: 18773 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: OK - Hot as hell here !!!!!!
brokensunflower
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Default  Posted: 4:29 PM, June 22nd (Saturday)

im s sahm enough said


me 33
him 32
6 wonderful kids 12 yrs 8 yrs 5 yrs 4 yrs and 2 yrs ..and new baby
married 10 years together for 12 yrs
working on R

my give a damn is busted


Posts: 221 | Registered: Mar 2013 | From: cold ohio
Snapdragon
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Default  Posted: 6:11 PM, June 22nd (Saturday)

I take care of international visitors - from students to dignitaries. I'm Facebook friends with the Minister of Health of Ethiopia!


Divorced - recovered and hoping to help.

"We're not broken, just bent, and we can learn to love again" ~Pink


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scaredyKat
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Default  Posted: 10:25 PM, June 22nd (Saturday)

Teacher in some capacity for 37 years...

1st graders
3rd graders
Adults
SAHM for a while
Kids identified as gifted (all kids are gifted)
Currently a school librarian (Hi RachelC!)

I am a retiree specializing in travel and making life enjoyable for me

This will be me after September 30 when I retire.


Me-BS-60
HIM-SAFWH-63
Damn autocorrect is responsible for the silly errors, sorry!

Posts: 3537 | Registered: Sep 2009 | From: In my head
seekingright2013
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Default  Posted: 8:36 AM, June 23rd (Sunday)

School librarian also!

(Hi Rachelc and skaredykat !)

This is my 2nd career, starting 9th year this fall. Before that, I was a graphic designer/production manager.


BSO, 53
exWSO, who cares
DD: 11/18/12
DD2: 11/21/12
Kicked him to the curb 11/21/12
“I tramp a perpetual journey.”
― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

Posts: 117 | Registered: Jan 2013 | From: Red State SE US
macakipa
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Default  Posted: 9:11 AM, June 23rd (Sunday)

I am currently an online cooking web site owner and editor, and am an early childhood educator by degree, having taught preschool and kindergarten years ago.

But, I am feeling like it is time for a change.

Author? Paralegal? Ultra Sound Tech?

The next chapter of my life is blank and waiting for the narrative


M -25 years, T - 31 years, 4 children
Dday October 8, 2011 - Multiple PAs and ONs
Divorced 1-8-13
"When you give a lot of importance to someone in your life, you lose your importance in their life."

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uncertainone
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Default  Posted: 10:04 AM, June 23rd (Sunday)

I work for a grower

I live next to one and on 4/20 it looks like they elect a new pope. and for some reason I'm starving.

Payroll manager, horse trainer/lessons, Mom to three perfections.

[This message edited by uncertainone at 10:04 AM, June 23rd (Sunday)]


Me: 37

'til the roof comes off. 'til the lights go out. 'til my legs give out, can't shut my mouth


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thebighurt
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Default  Posted: 10:57 AM, June 23rd (Sunday)

Here's an early welcome to the fold, scaredyKat. It's a really tough job, so it's good there will be more to share the load soon! Maybe we can hold a conference somewhere for a few days to discuss how to improve the process!


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

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Mauimom1
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Default  Posted: 2:11 PM, June 23rd (Sunday)

I'm the person everyone really looks forward to seeing- a dentist! Sorry about the sarcasm but its generally true.

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anonymous823
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Default  Posted: 2:39 PM, June 23rd (Sunday)

Publicist for a major film/ motion picture studio.

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Jeaniegirl
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Default  Posted: 7:41 PM, June 23rd (Sunday)

I'm a lawyer. While I've practiced several types of law, the federal death penalty appeals are the toughest. My undergrad degree is Political Science and I had ambitions of running for public office but I'm over that. I've been taking a break and not working as much and I'm attempting to finish up another degree in women's studies. This came about after being selected to work at the United Nations during the International Conference for Women and Girls and I got interested in helping incarcerated women, world-wide.

[This message edited by Jeaniegirl at 7:42 PM, June 23rd (Sunday)]


"Because I deserve better"

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scotslass
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Default  Posted: 7:55 PM, June 23rd (Sunday)

Previous to having children I worked in administration for large corporate companies, Rolss-Royce, G.E. for 18 years. Stopped working the day before my first child was born, was a SAHM for 16 years until he left and filed for divorce.

Could not get back into the workforce - took the bull by the horns - put myself through Cosmetology School, got my license and now I have found my calling. I LOVE my new career of Hair Stylist.

He left the week before my 50birthday. The best present ever!!!


3 wonderful children (sometimes!!)
18 ds
16 dd
14 ds
Me. - moving on and upward !!!

Posts: 102 | Registered: May 2013 | From: Texas
scaredyKat
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Default  Posted: 7:56 PM, June 23rd (Sunday)

@thebighurt

Maybe we can hold a conference somewhere for a few days

Since I plan to take up traveling as a hobby, I'm game!


Me-BS-60
HIM-SAFWH-63
Damn autocorrect is responsible for the silly errors, sorry!

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thebighurt
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Default  Posted: 1:11 AM, June 24th (Monday)

@scaredyKat: We'll have to choose an exciting resort destination and I will begin researching *best practices* for us to use going forward.

Anyone else want to join us? I've seen a couple of other hardworking retirees posted here.


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

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Whalers11
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Default  Posted: 8:16 AM, June 24th (Monday)

I graduated from college with two degrees - one in Finance and one in Sports Management. My dream job was to have a financial type position with a professional hockey team. Never got there.

Instead, I've been with my current company since I was 19. I work for a very large bank.

Started as a part-time temp doing some menial admin work for the brokerage firm when they were going through a transition.

Then I took on a full time position as a licensed sales assistant working with the financial advisors.

Then when I got bored on the brokerage side, I jumped over to the private banking division and was a sales assisant there for a bit. That job was assisting our super wealthy clients with whatever they needed.

About 5 years ago, I got tired of dealing with clients, and took a business support position within the private bank.

So now I am a Business Support Manager, which I love. I do all sorts of stuff... it's an internal position, I don't deal with clients but rather our sales and management teams. I spend most of my time reviewing and analyzing sales reports, forecasting sales results, and dealing with the P&L and other financial issues. I also am very involved in data integrity and I am responsible for making sure our sales teams commissions are processed and paid out accurately. I also get to test out new technology and systems and work on other random projects that pop up.

It can be a stressful job, but I actually really love it!


Me: BGF - 33
Together 11+ years - not married, no children.
D-Day: 2/9/2010
OC Born: 10/9/2010
Status: He chose OW/OC and left immediately.

Posts: 2229 | Registered: Feb 2010
m334455
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Default  Posted: 2:35 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Patent attorney. Also known as professional boring nerd.


BW 38, 5 kids
Dday Dec. 2009

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SBB
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Default  Posted: 5:13 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

I'm in the Financial Services industry and I'm one of the best Executive Assistant's in Australia (modesty is not in my skill set ). My boss is also a retired Rugby Union player, now commentator.

I have NFI about sport but I'm told he's a national treasure. He tells people I'm a national treasure.

I'm one of those people who absolutely LOVE my job. I've only come across one other EA at this level who has small children - I've been lucky so far in working for really flexible executives.


I may have reached a point where I'd piss on him if he was on fire.... eventually!!

Posts: 5557 | Registered: Apr 2012 | From: Australia
Kuwaited
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Default  Posted: 9:12 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Official title: Aeronautical Engineer – Senior Staff .

Actually had to look that up on my employee profile!

But…like Tred I am now “just a manager”. After almost 30 years, I’ve risen to my level of incompetence!!

Back in the day however…..I defined design criteria for aircraft and then proceeded to develop external loads (forces) on the aircraft due to pilot maneuvers, gusts and takeoff/landing. I did this to one degree or another for: V-22, RAH-66, BA609, CH-46, A-6, C-5, P-3, VH-71, C-27J, C-130.

The icing on the cake is ultimately being able to support flight testing of the aircraft you’ve been working on. That’s where it all comes together.

The most satisfying thing ever in my job was to witness the first flight of a new aircraft (V-22) that I’d been working on since it was nothing more than a set of drawings. The worst day: losing seven colleagues/friends when one of the developmental aircraft crashed (I think of those guys still today – 20 years later).

Now….I mediate technical issues , execute performance reviews, raises, hiring, firing, other administrative bullshit (schedules, budgets, etc) and generally try to get the best out of a team of 25 highly talented engineers.

**** To follow purplejacket’s lead….in my prior (pre-adult life) I washed dishes and bussed tables at a dinner theater, stuffed tacos for Taco Bell, drove a delivery truck for a sewing machine store, worked at a dry cleaners stone washing jeans and pressing them and worked in my dorm’s kitchen. ****


"For every trip to the vet, there's a car ride.", Satchel Pooch.

"At some point in life, everyone has gambled on a fart and lost." -- Tad...from Craig's List


Posts: 8487 | Registered: Oct 2004 | From: North Atlanta Burbs
brooke4
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Default  Posted: 8:17 AM, June 26th (Wednesday)

How fascinating to see what everyone does - interesting that there seem to be a very high proportion of people in helping professions.

I have chronic indecision. I have a law degree but never practiced, an MA in journalism and a culinary degree, but have spent most of my career as a writer and editor (and mom of three).

Have just been thinking about what's next...


Me: BS, 40, Him: WS 41
Married: 15 years
3 children
D-Day: 10/2005

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watchtheskyy
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Default  Posted: 10:41 AM, June 26th (Wednesday)

I joined the military (USAF/SF) at 21. When I became pregnant with my third child the husband took a job in the oilfield and now I'm a SAHM to 3 kids under 4! I'm slowly taking college classes for HR management


The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don't want.

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gonnabe2016
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Default  Posted: 7:58 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

This thread is the PERFECT illustration of why SI is my new *google*. Whenever I have a question about anything SI is my first stop. Fast, accurate answers along with witty repartee. Beats google hands-down all.day.long.


"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott

In my effort to be *concise*, I often come off as blunt and harsh. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive.


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Clarrissa
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Default  Posted: 8:31 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

@thebig hurts, yeah you're right, should hsve said *under* 60 tather than *over* 60. But I'm not an antique except in the strictest sense of the word - I'm pushing the half century mark now. Well actually, I'm kinda tapping it on the shoulder... 49 in a couple days. The museum "my" switchboard is in is only open by appointment only. (Thren knows where it is) but, yeah, I could sit down in front of it and run it to this day.


BH Cee64D - 48
WW (me) - 49


All affairs are variations on a theme. No one has 'Beethoven's 5th' to everyone else's 'Chopsticks'.


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still2suspicious
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Default  Posted: 10:19 AM, June 27th (Thursday)

@thebighurt

Since I may be going down the D road, and if he buys me out, I would LOVE to join you guys. Just to enjoy life, ahhhhhhh


Me: BS
Him: WH
DDay: LTEA

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DecadeCentrifuge
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Default  Posted: 1:41 AM, June 28th (Friday)

I'm a video game developer.

Back when I was with the Waywardz (which is a great name for an early 90s hip hop dance group) I managed a group home for developmentally disabled adults.

Game development pays better, if you were curious.


Me: BH - Happily Remarried, but dealing with old stuff

“I'm losing my mind in a bedroom with a ghost
and I'm losing my mind in a bottle while I choke
I stayed years with you, no one knows (but I want them to).”
– Thought Industry


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deathbybetrayal
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Default  Posted: 7:51 AM, June 28th (Friday)

I work too much, sleep too little and drink a gallon of coffee every morning.

Translated: I own a advertising and marketing communications firm. We have a diverse client base; from Harley Davidson dealers to hospitals to home builders.

I also own three regional magazines, published monthly along with a few custom publications we do for clients.

Today we're shooting three TV commercials so I'm out the door, but it's so great to see some old friends on this thread. (And get to know some of the new peeps.)

DBB waving BYE.


Married 10 years at DDay
Me: 53 Him: 52 - Desperately trying to unfuck the donkey.
DDay: July 16, 2008
FWH Epiphany: Aug.23, 2008 NC: Aug. 28, 2008

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hurtinky
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Default  Posted: 8:28 AM, June 28th (Friday)

I'm a registered nurse on the transplant unit at a large teaching hospital. It's the best job I've ever had.


Me --> BS
D-Day 10-1988
D-Day 9-12-2005
S 9-13-2005
D 3-6-12



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scared&stronger
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Default  Posted: 8:49 AM, June 28th (Friday)

I have transitioned over the last 6 or 7 years.....

SAHM>Permanent substitute teacher (maternity, sick or between hires...anything that required long term)>student/researcher> grad school/mental health board of directors.


WS 45
BS 43

Met when we were 17 and 15. Together since 1983, married since 1985. Two kids, B21, G15.

d-day 4-3-07

Life has a way of making us get our panties in a wad.....I refuse to wear panties ever again.


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Sal1995
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Default  Posted: 12:28 AM, June 30th (Sunday)

Official title: Aeronautical Engineer – Senior Staff .

Kuwaited, you get my vote for coolest job!


Me (BS)-45, WW-42
DDay 2/17/13, 9-10 month PA/EA
Final NC late Feb. '13
M - 18 years, 4 children
Reconciling

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jackie89
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Default  Posted: 5:10 AM, June 30th (Sunday)

I work for one of the "Sharks" on Shark Tank on ABC, (Not going to say which)

I handle the customer service side, from my home, and then assist in the business and personal stuff, wherever needed!


Separated/divorcing

"The Secret of Change is to focus all your energy - not on fighting the old, but on building the new" ~~Lori Greiner FB post~~


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sadcat
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Default  Posted: 8:16 AM, June 30th (Sunday)

Mauimom1 I love the dentist! No sarcasm here. I love that feeling of clean teeth! I am not a huge fan of needles but I want to keep my teeth for life and I can't sleep if I don't floss.

I need to go make an appointment now that I have insurance again!

Prior to office monkey I was a legal office monkey. I also worked as a receptionist for a large weight loss company (oh the irony). I was a SAHM for 9 years and have a useless Master's degree in a field I have no experience in and can't get a job in. And I will probably be paying for that degree till I keel over.

My current job is nice, but I am perpetually broke. Sigh....


I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.

If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.


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jackie89
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Default  Posted: 10:42 AM, June 30th (Sunday)

My current job is nice, but I am perpetually broke. Sigh....

OMG, I can so identify with this!


Separated/divorcing

"The Secret of Change is to focus all your energy - not on fighting the old, but on building the new" ~~Lori Greiner FB post~~


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Default  Posted: 11:31 AM, June 30th (Sunday)

I'm a medical transcriptionist, crazy mom to 3, and I am going to nursing school!


D-day 09/2004
Filed for divorce 9/2006

We accept the love we think we deserve. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."


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UR_AN_IDIOT
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Default  Posted: 4:35 PM, June 30th (Sunday)

I work the overnight shift at a homeless shelter. My official title is Resident Life Associate. Basically we take care of the 20 men, 30 women and 30 children housed there on any given day.

I love, love, love my job. I feel like it is more of a "calling" than it is a job.


Me:BW 48
FWH: 50

Married 25 years
DD 23 DS 21
Reconciled


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Dark Inertia
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Default  Posted: 5:27 PM, June 30th (Sunday)

I work in the fraud dept back office for several smaller banks and credit unions. The company I work for is the company that blazed the way for web bill pay service, among other things. I enjoy my job, even if it is tedious. They thoroughly spoil us with food and PTO.

I


"If I listened earlier, I wouldn't be here. But that's just the trouble with me. I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it."

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isadora
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Default  Posted: 8:43 PM, June 30th (Sunday)

I am an HR Manager/Office Manager at a consumer products manufacturing firm


Me: BW Him: WH
Married: 10 yrs
4 children: DDs 6&4; DSs 2& baby
2 Affairs - 2010 year long PA/EA, 2008 2 month online EA
Multiple D-Days

I can only control myself, no one else. I do not have that kind of power.


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GrievingMommy
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Default  Posted: 8:49 PM, June 30th (Sunday)

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
hitbyatruck
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Default  Posted: 7:03 PM, July 1st (Monday)

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
Eranda
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Default  Posted: 8:04 PM, July 1st (Monday)

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: http://allofthewaystohell.com/

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stilllovinghim
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Default  Posted: 8:59 PM, July 1st (Monday)

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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redvixen
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Default  Posted: 10:01 PM, July 1st (Monday)

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
persevere
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Default  Posted: 11:52 PM, July 1st (Monday)

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: 4516 | Registered: Mar 2011 | From: Texas
cdnmommy
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Default  Posted: 6:52 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

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: 1732 | Registered: Nov 2010
painpaingoaway
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Default  Posted: 7:27 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

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: youtu.be/9Jv0-d_CdYc
Episode 2: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tz822H82Gk

Posts: 7056 | Registered: Jan 2010 | From: Coastal South
thebighurt
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Default  Posted: 8:44 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

@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?

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itspjw
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Default  Posted: 10:57 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

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
Spelljean
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Default  Posted: 4:54 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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
want_to_forgive
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Default  Posted: 5:05 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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
ToTrustAgain
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Default  Posted: 6:00 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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."

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Skan
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Default  Posted: 6:50 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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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WakingFromADream
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Default  Posted: 8:38 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 11:55 AM, July 8th (Monday)

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!
heartbroken30
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Default  Posted: 7:49 PM, July 12th (Friday)

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
Divorced

Posts: 1846 | Registered: Mar 2008 | From: NY
madsadalone
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Default  Posted: 8:41 PM, July 12th (Friday)

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
musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 8:56 PM, July 12th (Friday)

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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vtach
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Default  Posted: 10:59 PM, July 12th (Friday)

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


Posts: 2053 | Registered: Feb 2010 | From: alabama
shatteredheart7
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Default  Posted: 6:37 PM, July 14th (Sunday)

Very interesting thread!

For 10 yrs I went from being a hair stylist to a sahm back to hair stylist back to sahm back to hair stylist. Luckily, my mom and I owned the shop so it was easy to come and go. When she and my dad moved out of state we decided to sell. I went back to school, divorced my first H and quickly figured out it was either work and feed my kids or go to school and we starved. So, it was off to work I went.

I then started work as a data entry clerk for a calibration company. Before long I was the office manager/payroll/accounts receivable/accounts payable while still doing the data entry on the calibration certificates. It was a lot of work but I loved it.

In November of 2012 my H, realizing how stressed I was about everything, told me to go ahead and put my 2 weeks notice in if I wanted. I DID!

So now I am a happy sahm again! I think that I was always meant to be "Little Suzy Homemaker" I love love love being home with my kids and getting to spend time with my H.

I also pretty much help run the HS Marching band that my girls are in. I take care of uniforms:fittings/alterations and cleanings, designing spirit wear and working with a local company to decide what we will offer, run fundraisers including the Kroger Cares program (my baby, I started it almost 4 yrs ago and it has become our biggest money maker), car washes, car show etc. I plan the end of the yr banquet. The kids all call me "their band mom" I love ALL my kids. And I am HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!

Oh yeah... and I am VERY LONG WINDED! LOL


Me~40
FWH~46
Married 8yrs
Together 11 1/2
Me~ 3 kids, 21,17,14
Him~no kids
A with a mutual "friend" for 2+yrs
He confessed 9/9/12
A was over 2/12
7/13~ Happier than we have been in yrs!

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lingerdog
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Default  Posted: 11:32 PM, July 14th (Sunday)

I am a pastor.

I also work making tombstones. In that regard my job consists of operating a CAD system to design the monuments, of which I am currently training on a second program. I also run a laser which etches photos onto the stone surface. Also handle marketing ans social media for the company. Do some design work for that with logos and other photos we post. I do customer service and facilitate communication between the salespeople and the design department.


What lies behind us & what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Oliver Wendell Holmes -Stolen from Uni's page

Posts: 8925 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Awesomeville
DWBH
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Default  Posted: 12:15 PM, July 15th (Monday)

I'm an IT Manager at a large pharma company, responsible for End-User Computing (aka PC support) and Security Access.


Me: BH, 43
Her: FWW, 41 (ThornyRose)
M: 16 years, together 19
2 Daughters: 14 and 12
D Day: 9/25/2011; Lies & TT to 5/4/2012
~Double betrayal; caught them in the act~

Posts: 729 | Registered: May 2012 | From: WI
TheTooGoodWife
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Default  Posted: 12:34 PM, July 15th (Monday)

I am a SAHM but before this I worked in Corporate Banking. I had Corporate companies worth £/$ Billions as clients and I would do background checks on companies that approached my clients for business contracts. Once our boys go to high school and don't need me around so much I want to get a teaching certificate in belly dancing and eventually run my own little studio

[This message edited by TheTooGoodWife at 12:34 PM, July 15th (Monday)]


Me-BW-46
WH-43
M-13 yrs together 15 yrs, 2 DS 11 & 8
D-Day 20 May '12 WH confessed, PA 4 months 06/2008-10/2008 cOW
His A says nothing about me but everything about him

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