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11-13-2010, 11:18 AM
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What does everyone do for a living?

We've already covered ages so how about we try this out?

I have a dog walking and pet sitting business. I've been at it since 2002 and love being self employed. The only downside is you work pretty much every day; Monday to Friday there are dogs to walk while the owners are at work, the rest of the time I take care of peoples pets while they are on holidays. I think my last full day off was in March. My biggest problem is when I stay overnight at clients' houses and can't get internet to watch the games, so I follow along the GDT on my Blackberry.

Before this I worked in various insurance companies but they kept buying each other out and leaving Toronto. I'd always had cats and dogs and since I had a few who had chronic illnesses I was able to transition to pet sitting quite easily.

I know a lot of you are in school so if you want to tell us about that or what you want to do once you get out, feel free!

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I'm a property and casualty actuary ... started in NJ in 1998, got my ACAS designation in 2004, and will (finally) hopefully be able to finish the FCAS designation in May 2011. At 34, it'll nice to be finally done with exams.

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I'm a property and casualty actuary ... started in NJ in 1998, got my ACAS designation in 2004, and will (finally) hopefully be able to finish the FCAS designation in May 2011. At 34, it'll nice to be finally done with exams.
My sister was looking into going down that path too. Doesn't seem like a lot of fun (the exams, not the job). That's the one nice thing about law school: you're done with the exams after the summer following graduation (unless you still have the patent bar to take, which I'm working on now). Still, being done with the exams at 25 will be super nice. If only I could find a job...

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I'm still a university student, but if everything works out, I should get my Bachelor's degree in Informatics next month. After that I'll be looking for a job in Software or Web development.

Besides that I'm having a part time job working weekends at night delivering papers. It's not a big deal, but I wanted to have some spending money and the hours didn't interfere with university. Plus I was already used to getting up at night from watching hockey


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I like the job, and to be fair, I should have been done in 2006 or so, but I skipped a sitting to change jobs, skipped another sitting because of problems with my wife's visa (she is Canadian) screwing up our wedding plans, another sitting to get married, and yet another because my son was born right before the exam.

That, plus on the one exam I've got left, I've failed 3 straight times by <1 point out of 100.

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I'm still a university student, but if everything works out, I should get my Bachelor's degree in Informatics next month. After that I'll be looking for a job in Software or Web development.

Besides that I'm having a part time job working weekends at night delivering papers. It's not a big deal, but I wanted to have some spending money and the hours didn't interfere with university. Plus I was already used to getting up at night from watching hockey
This, but my degree is in computer science and AI

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I like the job, and to be fair, I should have been done in 2006 or so, but I skipped a sitting to change jobs, skipped another sitting because of problems with my wife's visa (she is Canadian) screwing up our wedding plans, another sitting to get married, and yet another because my son was born right before the exam.

That, plus on the one exam I've got left, I've failed 3 straight times by <1 point out of 100.
That's the trouble with them the way I see it. They're insanely hard and there's so many of them that life is going to get in the way of at least one of them for just about every person who has to take them.

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That's the trouble with them the way I see it. They're insanely hard and there's so many of them that life is going to get in the way of at least one of them for just about every person who has to take them.
Yep. Two choices really. Give up most of your life for February-May and August-November every year until you are 26-27, or let it drag out when life interferes and be taking them into your 30s.

But passing them does give pretty good job security, and on the P&C side the pay is pretty good once you get to the ACAS after 6 of the 9 exams.

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Im at a crossroads. I was a Swimming Pool Tech, I dont know if I am continuing with that or not. I enjoyed the actual job, just not the people i worked for. I have applied to 2 automotive tech schools in North Carolina and i was thinking about going for writing as well.

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Im a music major at Case Western in Cleveland. I'm a senior, studying classical guitar. Once Im done, I will be engaged in full time waste of life, starving musician mode.

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Im a music major at Case Western in Cleveland. I'm a senior, studying classical guitar. Once Im done, I will be engaged in full time waste of life, starving musician mode.
I gave up on that. Now Im in starving nothing mode

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I working in Information Technology in the Gaming Industry.

But I need a new job, anyone got anything?

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Paramedic, 29 years on the job. Actually left it for four years to be an IT guy, but missed it too much. It's in the blood. Mine, not their's.

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I working in Information Technology in the Gaming Industry.

But I need a new job, anyone got anything?
A buddy of mine just got an interview with EA doing game design. I write all the music for the games he makes. Hopefully he can hit it and start his own company. Then Id be set making sweet tunes for sweet games.

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I work for YPG now, they're in Canada, I mainly design/implement internet ads for them, mostly in French, they're expanding down here which is why I have the job in the first place I guess.

It's okay, I'm most likely going back to law school in 2011

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Just saw this. And I loves it.

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No one would believe me if I told them what I do for a living anyway, so it's much easier to just pretend that I sell ladies' underwear or whatever.

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I'm a computer science major at Arcadia University.

Also I steal celebrities blood when they're sleeping and sell it on the black market.

I have some Wesley Snipes if anyone is interested.

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Currently though, I work at a golf course during the spring, summer, and fall, and I used to work at a Chic-Fil-A during the winter.

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