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Construction

I'm a construction manager for a real estate development company in Washington DC. I manage engineers, architects, and contractors. We build office & residential buildings.

My job is long hours, hard work, high stress. It's also good pay, often working outdoors, and free coffee. My job is basically managing people. I can't do any of what my consultants do, so I have to motivate them and get them together to do it. I enjoy the people I meet...the heady architects, the stuffy attorneys, the hard-boiled contractors, and the laborers who (in my humble opinion) do the only honest work in the entire operation.

I enjoy participating in designing and building real, big things. It's art and it's science.

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flower shop owner

give us a try ...........worldwide ,based in the chicagoland area..........are motto is just bee"n kind with a bumble bee pic

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Joined: Jun 14 2007
What I do

Part of what got me on the Bus to begin with was that I knew I didn't fit with the world. In deep depression while working in a record store, I discovered Reckoning (acoustic version) and finally found something in this world that makes sense. I was hit in the head by a car at age nine, so I was kinda out of it.

What I do now relates to these things as everything in life leads up to right now. I am an artist in abstract/minimalist drawings. I also make jewelry. I've written for Music League Magazine and done publicity for 7Records. I am now about to start training as a Christian Healer. I also am a Reiki Master. I used to be a massage therapist, but developing Fibromyalgia Syndrome made it too painful to continue. I plan to soon open a business selling jewelry, art, handmade clocks with gems to mark the numbers and, maybe, sell some poems or songs.

That's about it for the moment, but it could increase by he time I wake up. Like is fun that way.

Love ya, Uncle DeadHead.

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Working Mans

I am a lighting director and studio manager of a local Florida TV station i was a stage hand in the big cold city for 20 something years but had to get out get worm had to go were the climate suited my clothes had to go were the chilly winds don't blow

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Teachers galore

It seems that there is a large number of teachers on this board. I teach high school English just outside of Chicago. I love the fact that I get to spend my time talking about lit and writing, as well as music whenever possible. There is nothing better than at the end of each semester having kids come up and thank me for showing them it's ok to march to the beat of a different drummer, or in some cases drummers.

"...the powerful plays goes on, and you may contribute a verse"
-Walt Whitman-

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Joined: Jun 10 2007
teacher!

i don't go to work, i go to school! i have the best job - i teach high school english - it's a wonderful way to spend my time and to serve my community. and of course, the music never stops in room 1607! jerry hangs on my classroom door to welcome everyone! the kids think he looks just like walt whitman who looks just like santa claus but not the santa claus in the tim allen movie but more like the one on the coke cans they put in in december...ahhh, kids!

caroline

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my day job

out of college I was an EMT/EMT-P, then between burnout, and one too many back injuries, went back to school, got a law degree, while I work for a legal aid clinic, most of my work is actually spent securing restraining orders and other legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence. I also do a lot of child support enforcement, and never thought I'd take pleasure in sending someone to jail, but, I've gotten so sick of deadbeat parents that make babies thenmove on to the next babies momma that I have come to really enjoy throwing those smug sob's into jail. I've come to the conclusion that non payment of child support is a form of abuse.

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Veterinarian

I have worked as a veterinarian since 2001. Graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 1992, ended up at veterinary school at Iowa State. My first year I did an equine internship in south florida, but now I work with small animals of all sorts. Its a rewarding career. I get to help animals and also people. It is never the same day twice. I have recently taken an interest in ultrasonography, and have been pursuing this. Still trying to get the word out to spay and neuter your animals, rescue or adopt........

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Qualifications? what qualifications?

hey now, garciagirl. This is one Environmental Manager who would be very happy if she could get to live with her 13 yr old son and his dad! I'm a little envious of parents who don't have outside incomes/jobs, and who still make it work. Count your lucky stars tonight, my friend! (and welcome to the site!)

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underqualified?!

It seems I've found the upper crust of DH fans, editors in chief, environmental mgrs, rocket scientists...me, Im a Mom of young children, gratefully my job is to be at home with them. Ages 12, 10 and 2 ( and hopefully more..) If they only knew the DH me of years past, oy..
There's been many a night that baby Miles has drifted off to sleep to Brokedown Palace and the like, and when I can get a moment of the eldest's time I try to show her that there is far more out there than top 40, by bringing her to Ratdog shows..( "Mom, whats THAT smell???)..oy, again.
So, that is my profession, chief family officer of my home in suburbia..soccer mom..diaper changer, listener of all dramatic problems of the pre-tween set, and amongst my refrigerator art, slews of pictures commemerating family events, laundry and Thomas the train sets..sits the black and white of Jerry, snapped in '86--. Hmm, perhaps I'll post on the ' so your mate's not a DH' thread! New today, and glad to be here

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