Ideal Protein Diet - OT - For Fun -- What do you do for a living?




brunette8706
01-10-2013, 08:11 PM
Hey all!

Just wondering what we all do for a living.

I work for the Federal government and manage a Northrop Grumman and IBM contract.

What about you?


Lizzy63
01-10-2013, 08:15 PM
I work in City government - I'm a manager in Public Works in the city where I live.

Hgamroth
01-10-2013, 08:17 PM
I work with special needs children in the school district as well as for the state. Also a student getting my degree in Elementary Education. Oh, and a mom of 4. :)


Suchawittygal
01-10-2013, 08:18 PM
I'm a Business Development Manager for a Civil Engineering Firm.

Minch
01-10-2013, 08:21 PM
I'm a clerk at the blood donor clinic - Canadian Blood Services. We supply Plasma and Platelets as well as Whole Blood to all the hospitals in the province where I live! ...and the mother of one wonderful daughter who's pursuing her dream as a professional actor!

mquinn106
01-10-2013, 08:26 PM
I work in Real Estate and Property Management in snowy VT :)

tam67green
01-10-2013, 08:27 PM
Fun topic!
I work as a speech pathologist in the public school system. Currently, I work with special needs 3- and 4-year old children.
I'm also a mom of a wonderful "tween" boy (11 years old).
And caretaker of two rescue dogs, two rabbits, and one parakeet!:D

MonicaKolesnik
01-10-2013, 08:28 PM
I am a full time RN working in a 15 bed hospital in town.

EPAPRN
01-10-2013, 08:34 PM
I'm a nurse practitioner in a 800 bed urban trauma center...but I work in cardiac electrophysiology, not very exciting...cardiac arrhythmias, pacemakers and internal defibrillators!

brunette8706
01-10-2013, 08:36 PM
Oh WoW! All honorable careers/jobs. Nurses, teachers, engineers, stay at home moms, realtor, clerk for blood/plasma donors. Very cool!:)

laury411
01-10-2013, 08:37 PM
I'm a Labor and Delivery nurse, and I love my job! I also have 2 children, 19 yo daughter and 15 yo son... And a husband! All have been super supportive of me, and I now have my daughter on a phase one boot camp, which makes it easier for me!

Calisto
01-10-2013, 08:47 PM
I work for Transamerica Life Insurance. I am in the premium and collections department which means anything to do with payments, money, bank drafts etc I deal with.

Hoping by summer to have a different job, hoping part time so I can be home part time with my kids!

djs06
01-10-2013, 08:50 PM
I work in City government - I'm a manager in Public Works in the city where I live.

that's so cool! I have my MPA and want to work in local or state gov't but finding a job there is tough!

I'm a research coordinator- the study I'm working on involves cancer patient treatment decisions. I like it but I'm still figuring out what I want to do when I "grow up." :)

Cool topic! i love to hear about what people do for a living.

RareBird
01-10-2013, 10:17 PM
I'm a kitchen and bathroom designer, but also design any room that involves cabinetry, like living rooms (built in bookcases, entertainment centers), home offices, etc. I used to be a nurse and still have my license, but after my kids were off to school, I wanted to try something fun so I went back to school!

Bellamack
01-10-2013, 10:22 PM
I am now retired, but was a Research Chemist ( analytical chemistry) for 20 yrs and then was sent back for Business Degree and was Operations Mgr for Cleanrooms and biomaterials.
Now I play, I love quilt and paint and I do volunteer work :)

GeauxTigers82
01-10-2013, 10:59 PM
I am a 4th grade teacher. I spend all day with 29 nine and ten year olds. I have my BA in political science and my masters in education (social sciences). I have been teaching for 8 years now.

I am also a military wife and mom to my 6 year old daughter and 3 year old son. Stepmom to a 15 year old teenage girl (who lives with us full time- hardest job of my life).

Dresa
01-10-2013, 11:11 PM
I am an analyst for a premier federal law enforcement agency (one of the 3 letter agencies). Love it and love serving my country!

LizRR
01-10-2013, 11:16 PM
I have a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering. I work for a Defense contractor doing software & simulation work primarily on radar systems. Mommy to a 2.5 year old, plan on TTC #2 soon!

camelliajack
01-10-2013, 11:26 PM
I retired from our local school system in 2009 after 32 years of teaching high school vocational business courses and working as a supervisor of teachers. I LOVED my job but I LOVE retirement!!

1LittleStar
01-11-2013, 12:12 AM
I am a Campus Director at a Community College.

AnnaBoBanna
01-11-2013, 12:13 AM
I'm an LPN, working and currently going back to school to finish my RN.

aliboo723
01-11-2013, 12:15 AM
Pre-K teacher for the last 8 years and K teacher 4 before that. Starting the program next week after my consultation on Tuesday! :carrot:

starsandrockets
01-11-2013, 12:21 AM
I own and run a tanning salon. I'm also a makeup artist and esthetician

Gypsy Woman
01-11-2013, 12:46 AM
Fun topic!

I am the co-director of a music school providing private music lessons, musical theater programs, rock band programs and pre-k mommy and me classes. :)

I'm also taking some prerequisites getting ready to go into a nursing program next year!

crazynette826
01-11-2013, 12:52 AM
I'm a Newborn ICU nurse. Love my job!! I get paid to help save, and play with babies!

guil28
01-11-2013, 07:17 AM
I am an accountant working for the federal government (Canada) :) and have 3 great children!!

bubbleblower
01-11-2013, 07:35 AM
I'm an IT/Telecommunications Program Manager for a large organization (B.S. in Biology; M.S. in Public Policy ... go figure! :lol:).

sahmmommy2
01-11-2013, 08:25 AM
I'm currently a SAHM. Prior to children, I worked as a Software Engineer at Motorola on their cellular infrastructure equipment. Who knows what the future holds when the kids get into school.

kileymed13
01-11-2013, 08:39 AM
I am a Nursing Professor at a local University. During the summer I am a SAHM (love my job!!!). I have 2 children, 5 yo daughter and 8 year old son and we quickly become beach bums.

vvei
01-11-2013, 08:47 AM
I'm the National Coordinator of Official Languages for my Agency, which is part of the Canadian federal government. Did you know that Canada has 2 official languages, which are protected by law? French and English.

AlisonS
01-11-2013, 08:47 AM
Principal Engineer at Lockheed, MS in Systems Engineering and MS in Engineering Management

WorldTraveleronIP
01-11-2013, 09:35 AM
I have an M.B.A. and manage at a university. I am applying for my doctorate now in higher education to start fall 2014. I just need to narrow down a research topic.

It's so great to see such a diverse, talented group on here :)

PamC
01-11-2013, 10:42 AM
I am a headhunter. I own and run a small search firm that focuses on recruiting marketing people mostly for software and internet related companies. I've been doing it for almost 20 years now and love helping people find their dream job. :)

pocahontas812
01-11-2013, 10:57 AM
I am also an RN (so many of us!). I left the clinical setting ~10 years ago for pharma/biotech and am a Pharmacovigilance Scientist working with MS products. Basically, assessing safety data and determining if the benefit/risk balance of our products remains favorable.

Nolawhodatchick
01-11-2013, 11:10 AM
I am a SAHM but my kid is getting older so I should probably go back to work. Scary thought after being out of the job market for 8yrs. Before that, I guess I was a jack of all trades, master of none. I've had many different professional jobs...for fed. congress, state leg., public univer., I have undergrad degrees in international business and foreign lang., masters in public pol. admin, and 12 hr away from doctorate in poly sci. (which I don't plan on finishing).

evepet
01-11-2013, 11:24 AM
I'm an ex-human resources and general administration manager. Worked overseas in Bosnia under contract for the UN for a few years. Currently I'm semi-retired, and work from home coordinating community awareness campaigns for a variety of Canadian charities.

Billster
01-11-2013, 11:32 AM
This was pretty cool to read through! I’m a social worker by trade- worked with high risk kids/ youth in care. However now I work for the Lottery Corp in Canada. Also have a masters in Forestry Conservation.

PamC
01-11-2013, 11:39 AM
I am also an RN (so many of us!). I left the clinical setting ~10 years ago for pharma/biotech and am a Pharmacovigilance Scientist working with MS products. Basically, assessing safety data and determining if the benefit/risk balance of our products remains favorable.

We started doing Ideal Protein because a friend of ours, who is also a nurse, had great success with it. And we figured if a nurse was doing it, it must be medically safe! :)

BeccaGrim
01-11-2013, 12:13 PM
I am a published Romance Author, with about 30 books under my belt. I use a different name than the one on here, a fake one to give my husband a little separation from my steamy work. LOL. I also have 3 kids under 7 so I'm very busy with that too. We recently moved from NJ to TX.

iwiggy58
01-11-2013, 12:19 PM
OOHHH....BeccaGrim....tell us more! What are the names of your books?

MustangMolly
01-11-2013, 12:32 PM
I am an accountant for a manufacturing company.

iwiggy58
01-11-2013, 12:39 PM
I am an educational assistant at a grade school! I work 11:20-2:50.

RN2b4me
01-11-2013, 12:56 PM
What a cool thread! Well, I'm on my way to becoming an RN. Getting ready to start the 2nd half of my nursing school career. Graduating THIS December so YAY! Currently working at John's Hopkins up in a Neuro/BRU (Brain Rescue Unit) unit in the new tower. Jealous of all you L&D and peds nurses. That's where I want to end up!

Also a wife of almost 16 years and a mom of two - Son is 12, Daughter is almost 10 and also a Type 1 Diabetic. Talk about a full-time job :(...

Caretaker of a young parrotlet, 2 guinea pigs and 5 hens who give us fresh eggs everyday!

Great Dane
01-11-2013, 01:15 PM
I'm a research specialist at a lab. Design, set up and run experiments of all kinds!

tobehealthy
01-11-2013, 01:49 PM
I love this one! So many interesting responses.

I work at TracFone (we have several brands including Straight Talk and Net 10) and I manage the handset protection program.

wuv2bloved
01-11-2013, 01:55 PM
I am an IP coach and I work as a Cashier at Stein Mart as well

PamC
01-11-2013, 01:56 PM
I am a published Romance Author, with about 30 books under my belt. I use a different name than the one on here, a fake one to give my husband a little separation from my steamy work. LOL. I also have 3 kids under 7 so I'm very busy with that too. We recently moved from NJ to TX.

Becca,
I'm an aspiring romance writer! I'm an active member of the New England RWA chapter. Our local conference is coming up soon, in April, am looking forward to that. I am hoping to finish my first book soon. :)

Pam

Alohakiwi
01-11-2013, 02:02 PM
I'm a clerk at the blood donor clinic - Canadian Blood Services. We supply Plasma and Platelets as well as Whole Blood to all the hospitals in the province where I live! ...and the mother of one wonderful daughter who's pursuing her dream as a professional actor!

I work Canadian Blood Services in BC&Yukon. I work in distribution. Sickle cell exchanges are my specialty! Small world :)

exactor
01-11-2013, 02:20 PM
I own a small business online selling wedding and party invitations.

Lynnie63
01-11-2013, 02:31 PM
Very cool thread - we get to know other sides of eachother!

I'm the Office Manager at a swimming pool service & supply company in East Hartford, CT. I also teach Certified Pool Operator classes to commercial pool attendents. I've worked here for 10 years. I'm also on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Pool & Spa Association.

Not using my BS or MS at all.

Just a hubby (14 years), no kids, proud Auntie to a nephew.

ragdoll74
01-11-2013, 03:01 PM
I am a published Romance Author, with about 30 books under my belt. I use a different name than the one on here, a fake one to give my husband a little separation from my steamy work. LOL. I also have 3 kids under 7 so I'm very busy with that too. We recently moved from NJ to TX.

That's awesome!

I'm an ex-human resources and general administration manager. Worked overseas in Bosnia under contract for the UN for a few years. Currently I'm semi-retired, and work from home coordinating community awareness campaigns for a variety of Canadian charities.

My parents are both Bosnian. I was born in the US, but spent a couple summers there with family. Both times were pre-war, and I haven't had the heart to go back and see what happened to my grandmother's beautiful home. My parents and siblings have been back and said it's really sad to see what happened to her house.

stargirl66
01-11-2013, 03:04 PM
I'm a graphic designer, and will be celebrating my 20th anniversary with the same company this May.

evepet
01-11-2013, 03:32 PM
That's awesome!
My parents are both Bosnian. I was born in the US, but spent a couple summers there with family. Both times were pre-war, and I haven't had the heart to go back and see what happened to my grandmother's beautiful home. My parents and siblings have been back and said it's really sad to see what happened to her house.

It really is a beautiful country. It was hard to see the widespread destruction of so many lives and homes. What part of Bosnia did your parents come from and your grandparents live?

I was there from '93 through '97, and should have referred to 'Croatia and Bosnia' as the United Nations mission area encompassed both. I originally worked from the UNPROFOR HQ in Zagreb, Croatia, then accepted a position in a regional field office in Knin for about a year. I had shorter term assignments in Sarajevo and Vukovar, filling in during staff shortages and vacations, etc. During '96-97, I was part of OSCE's international elections team, living in Jablanica which is between Mostar and Sarajevo. Also later returned to Vukovar for quite a few months during my assignment as part of the UN international elections team for the '96 elections in Eastern Slavonia. I also visited Dubrovnik, Split and other parts of the Dalmation Coast while I was there.

Paint Lady
01-11-2013, 03:38 PM
I do lots of things. I'm mostly a SAHM, but I will take jobs that interest me and are within school hours. I want to always be able to put my children on the bus and be home when they get off the bus. Currently, I am filling in for the IP coach in my town. She will be out for 2 months on maternity leave. I also am a substitute teacher for our school system. I also paint (hence my name, lol) and sell paintings infrequently. They are hung in various businesses in town and I get a phone call about 2 times a month to come pick up $ and bring another painting. The hardest thing I do doesn't provide monetary compensation. I'm a mom and a wife and that's quite important to me.

chicagoboiler
01-11-2013, 03:41 PM
I am an HR Business Partner at a Fortune 150 company.

BTw, Wuv I love SteinMart!!

ragdoll74
01-11-2013, 03:44 PM
It really is a beautiful country. It was hard to see the widespread destruction of so many lives and homes. What part of Bosnia did your parents come from and your grandparents live?

I was there from '93 through '97, and should have referred to 'Croatia and Bosnia' as the United Nations mission area encompassed both. I originally worked from the UNPROFOR HQ in Zagreb, Croatia, then accepted a position in a regional field office in Knin for about a year. I had shorter term assignments in Sarajevo and Vukovar, filling in during staff shortages and vacations, etc. During '96-97, I was part of OSCE's international elections team, living in Jablanica which is between Mostar and Sarajevo. Also later returned to Vukovar for quite a few months during my assignment as part of the UN international elections team for the '96 elections in Eastern Slavonia. I also visited Dubrovnik, Split and other parts of the Dalmation Coast while I was there.

Wow, you went to a lot of places while you were there!

My mom is from Vlasenica, which is located between Tuzla and Sarajevo, and that is the house my grandparents lived in. We had to bring my grandparents, 2 aunts and 1 cousin here to the states during the war. We were fortunate that we could get them out when we did. Their town was under seige and tragically most of the men were massacared in Srebrenica.

My dad was from Gracanica, which is close to Dubrovnik.

evepet
01-11-2013, 04:05 PM
Wow, you went to a lot of places while you were there!

My mom is from Vlasenica, which is located between Tuzla and Sarajevo, and that is the house my grandparents lived in. We had to bring my grandparents, 2 aunts and 1 cousin here to the states during the war. We were fortunate that we could get them out when we did. Their town was under seige and tragically most of the men were massacared in Srebrenica.

My dad was from Gracanica, which is close to Dubrovnik.

It's certainly fortunate that you were able to get everyone out when you did. I heard a lot of horror stories and saw a few things I will never forget. I remember very well when the massacre in Srebrenica happened - I was working for a few months in Tuzla at the time, filling in due to a staff shortage there. Depending on the route taken, I probably passed through Vlasenica enroute from Sarajevo to Tuzla. I also saw a lot of villages near Dubrovnik, so while I don't recognize that name, it's quite possible I passed through it.

I did see a lot of different areas while I was there. That's because I was a more mature (ie older) than most of my colleaques, with considerable and varied administrative background. I also am a pretty level-headed and adaptable person ... as they found out. LOL. Quite often I'd be asked if I'd accept a position on a short-term basis when somebody was on vacation, or until they successfully recruited for the position. I didn't mind, as it certainly kept things far from being boring, and I saw a lot of The Former Republic of Yugoslavia.

wuv2bloved
01-11-2013, 04:15 PM
I am an HR Business Partner at a Fortune 150 company.

BTw, Wuv I love SteinMart!!

I was the receiving manager there for 15 yrs then left to go to the airlines with the casino's for 3 yrs until they laid me off then I became the coach here. Stein mart just moved into a new building in Sept so its a new store. I have always stayed in contact with the manager and babysit his dogs when they go out of town. He called me right before thanksgiving asking if I would consider coming back as a cashier because he knew about my hip and knew that I missed everyone there. I am a people person of course I MISSED IT!!....I love it there!

BeccaGrim
01-11-2013, 04:17 PM
Becca,
I'm an aspiring romance writer! I'm an active member of the New England RWA chapter. Our local conference is coming up soon, in April, am looking forward to that. I am hoping to finish my first book soon. :)

Pam

Pam
Good luck with the book! You'll do great!! I'm going to two conferences this year. One in February, one in May. :) I hope you finish in time!!! Write. Write. Write. :)

Rebecca

healthyangie
01-11-2013, 04:22 PM
Super cool thread!

I love seeing other female geeks out there :)

I'm currently a business systems analyst for a logistics company. Most of my life has been software and systems engineering.

BS's in Computer Science and Mathematics.

4Mom
01-11-2013, 04:42 PM
I'm a nurse practitioner in a 800 bed urban trauma center...but I work in cardiac electrophysiology, not very exciting...cardiac arrhythmias, pacemakers and internal defibrillators!

What pacemakers not exciting!!! Sorry I have a pacemaker had to LOL

I'm a Housing Specialist for Domestic Violence Victims.

ms melly
01-11-2013, 07:02 PM
I work per diem as a pharmacy technician at our local hospital . My 3wonderful children 14, 11, & 3 take up the rest of my time! :)

Enjah
01-11-2013, 07:05 PM
I am a painter (yes, a painter of pictures for walls, not someone who comes in and paints those walls), kinda sorta retired. I was a computer typesetter for many years.

ckmainprize
01-11-2013, 08:51 PM
I am a occupational therapy assistant, and will be starting my BA in human sciences here shortly :)

mooselover
01-11-2013, 10:47 PM
I have the best job in the world!!! I am a Comptroller (I oversee the accounting) for a Toyota dealership in Wyoming. I get to work from home and I travel to Wyoming for a week every other month to keep in touch with everyone. Wyoming is one of my "homes" so I get to see a lot of my family when I go there. I get to live in Alaska and spend lots of time with my family here too. I am blessed :)

SassyGirl424
01-11-2013, 11:12 PM
Super cool thread!

I love seeing other female geeks out there :)

I'm currently a business systems analyst for a logistics company. Most of my life has been software and systems engineering.

BS's in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Another geek here. Started out in Software engineering and am now an Engineering Manager. I have a team of ~ 25 engineers reporting to me on a multi-million dollar program.

My "best" job is being mom to 2 grown young women (mid-20s, both on their own now) and to 3 little fluffballs - 2 cockapoo dogs and 1 Biewer pup.

Rhonduz
01-12-2013, 12:34 AM
This is a fun thread! I was also a computer typesetter in the 70s and 80s. Went to college and became a science teacher. I have 150 13 year olds and love showing them science magic everyday. My future engineers are on their way!

NinjaNurse
01-12-2013, 12:49 AM
I'm an RN. I have been an RN for about 13yrs. I have dabbled in a few specialties including working on a blood mobile. I traveled a bit too. Right now I am a float RN at the local hospital and I love it.

NinjaNurse
01-12-2013, 12:51 AM
I am a published Romance Author, with about 30 books under my belt. I use a different name than the one on here, a fake one to give my husband a little separation from my steamy work. LOL. I also have 3 kids under 7 so I'm very busy with that too. We recently moved from NJ to TX.

Yes! You must tell us the name of your books!! I would love to read one! I am looking at your avatar and you do look familiar.

NinjaNurse
01-12-2013, 12:53 AM
We started doing Ideal Protein because a friend of ours, who is also a nurse, had great success with it. And we figured if a nurse was doing it, it must be medically safe! :)

Hey Pam, you are not too far away!! Where is your clinic or did I ask that in a previous thread. This diet is very popular in this area right now. (I am in Fairhaven.)

Psycht
01-12-2013, 12:53 AM
What a cool thread! I am an attorney (criminal prosecutor) for the largest county in MT. However my true love is training and showing dogs in both conformation (think Westminster) and performance events :-)

NinjaNurse
01-12-2013, 12:54 AM
I am a full time RN working in a 15 bed hospital in town.

OMG 15 bed?? That's not even the size of one of the floors I work on!! I would love to know what's its like.

Im escaping
01-12-2013, 01:23 AM
How totally fun! Love this thread!!

Presently I am a new business owner of a Laser Hair Removal, Aesthetics and Beautytek (skin tightening, firming, toning, lifting) clinic in Alberta...since Dec 1, 2012!! I figured I would need as much help as possible after I reached goal with IP:carrot:

And like many others my formal education is not being used, but I do love school, so who knows what will come in the future.

I have an amazing husband and two monkeys...that others refer to as children:)

frd2all
01-12-2013, 06:19 AM
I am a second grade teacher in a private catholic school.

cactusflower
01-12-2013, 09:25 AM
I am a caregiver to my 58 yr old husband (I am 51) who is recently disabled from years of diabetes. Also take care of our pre-teen daughter. Not sure what is ahead but I am keeping a positive attitude. This is a great thread!

PamC
01-12-2013, 10:02 AM
Hey Pam, you are not too far away!! Where is your clinic or did I ask that in a previous thread. This diet is very popular in this area right now. (I am in Fairhaven.)
Hi Ninja,

I'm in Plymouth, there's a clinic around the corner from me on Rt. 44, a chiropractic office, am blanking on the name. I want to say Keurig, but don't think that's right, Koenig maybe? Where do you go?

~Pam

kmc1021
01-15-2013, 06:17 PM
I'm a 2nd grade teacher!!

Dannigirl07
01-15-2013, 06:45 PM
I am a Probation Officer in the State of Minnesota.

petchef
01-15-2013, 06:50 PM
So interesting reading what everyone does. After 20ish years in banking where I managed online/internet services, database development, product development, marketing, internet security and other semi-geeky stuff, I now have a small business providing productivity consulting and professional organizing services. In between, I became a certified personal chef and had a personal chef business for about two years. Love to cook and loved my clients, but it was hard physical work. BA in liberal arts. A few classes towards an MBA which I should finish but probably wont.

Katkat
01-15-2013, 07:08 PM
Hi ALL!

I am a cath lab tech in a trauma 3 hospital. I scrub in and assist a cardiologist doing angiograms (live xray) on hearts. I assist in putting in balloons in stent in blocked arteries. Love my job, but it can get stressful with a lot of emergency call for heart attacks. But very rewarding.

Working in this field only reinforces me to make a lifestyle change for the better!!

goldilocksinct
01-15-2013, 10:22 PM
It is so interesting to read the variety of careers here!

I am a senior manager at a psychiatric hospital, running one of the divisions of the hospital that includes programs in our inpatient, residential treatment, and day programs. I oversee 11 sites that provide services to more than 200 kids (5yrs to 21 yrs) a day.

leannekarella
01-15-2013, 10:26 PM
I'm a romance author and an editor for an online publisher. And a mom. And a wife. Camp cook. Chief bottle washer...

Disco chick
01-15-2013, 10:35 PM
I'm a hairstylist in the sunny Cayman Islands