What does everyone do for a job?

..and aspirations for the future?

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06/09/2012 at 13:17

you mean like have a shave and wear a suit for the interview?

06/09/2012 at 13:18

or more likely these days, work for free for six months in the hope you'll get a job at the end of it.

06/09/2012 at 13:41

I work for HM Coroner investigating death. Before that I worked in debt recovery. One day i may have a job that doesn;t kill the conversation dead at dinner parties.

06/09/2012 at 16:10

Still you must get free formaldehyde

Dark Vader    pirate
06/09/2012 at 16:40
2wheels wrote (see)

I work for HM Coroner investigating death. Before that I worked in debt recovery.

 

Are the two related..?


 

06/09/2012 at 16:48
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)

But independence? No. I don't want independence. It sucks.

Not from my point of view.  I would hate to feel dependent, be reliant on someone else for absolutely everything. 

And what about when you buy him a present? 

LIVERBIRD    pirate
06/09/2012 at 19:09

You can't buy him much! He has pretty much everything he needs and all the stuff he wants runs into four and five figures.

He doesn't feel like he's buying it himself if that's what you mean? We have very clearly defined roles. He can't do what he does without what I do for him and I can't pay the bills if he doesn't work!

Co-dependency feels just fine to me. I don't hold anything back. He even knows the passwords to my bank account so he can see exactly where I've been if he wants. Doesn't bother me in the slightest.

 

 

06/09/2012 at 19:37
2wheels wrote (see)

I work for HM Coroner investigating death. Before that I worked in debt recovery. One day i may have a job that doesn;t kill the conversation dead at dinner parties.

Is'nt your job DEAD boring?

ha ha see what i did there hey hey hey .....Im here all week folks!

Edited: 06/09/2012 at 19:41
LIVERBIRD    pirate
06/09/2012 at 20:40

Phlebotomy is another dinner party show stopper.

"So Doris, what do YOU do for a living"?

"I make 140 people a day bleed"

 

07/09/2012 at 09:09

After 12 years in the Army 6 of which were in Bomb Disposal, I am now a IT manager. Not as exciting and the money is far better.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
09/09/2012 at 18:03

Marginally less chance of having your ass blown off though Adrian?

09/09/2012 at 18:33
I'm going to eBay my child if she doesn't shut up. Proper mardy today.
09/09/2012 at 18:49

£5.00, my chimneys need sweeping before winter.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
09/09/2012 at 18:49

It's such a shame that the role of housewife and mother has such little respect attached to it. As if bringing up kids is a piece of piss and doing it well doesn't require any brains.

When I first gave up work and people used to ask me what I did, I told them what I did pre-parenthood. It was as if there is no validity in raising children and I felt judged. Now I've come to the end of wiping snotty noses and reading bedtime stories, I accept that a (very long) career break has done my job prospects immense harm, but I don't think that is outweighed by the benefits I've had seeing my children grow up with me around for them.

Trying to explain to employers that I'm not thick and they should hire me is going to be interesting though. Watch this space

09/09/2012 at 18:54

Run an injury / rehabilitation clinic. Part time train dogs.

09/09/2012 at 18:59

Feral,

are the two tasks related?

09/09/2012 at 19:21
Piers wrote (see)

Feral,

are the two tasks related?

No. Clinic is for hoomans. One day I'd like to re-train and treat dogs.. They're much more straightforward than people!

24/11/2012 at 12:23

I'm a full-time bus driverbut always wanted to be a oprofessional singer, although I can't sing if my life depended on it! I'll stick to driving... much better at it!

My brother has a lovely voice when he gets going ... the traitor!

24/11/2012 at 12:25

I'm a full-time bus driverbut always wanted to be a oprofessional singer, although I can't sing if my life depended on it! I'll stick to driving... much better at it!

My brother has a lovely voice when he gets going ... the traitor!

As for ebaying your child, can I do the same with my husband? Would anyone be brave enough to buy him?!

24/11/2012 at 20:14
I fix broken things and boss people about.
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