What do you do in real life???
Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:58 PM
Ok, guess I'll get the ball rolling... after college, my first full time job was as a zoo keeper in Regent's Park. I followed that by a stint as a vet nurse, and ended up as a research scientist studying fly gonads.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 13:08 PM
I'm sure there is a pithy comment to be made but I am doing my best to exercise restraint........
Posted 05 February 2004 - 13:33 PM
I work as a Purchasing & Logistics Co-Ordinator and have been in the job for about 9 years. Do all kinds of stuff from sorting out mobile phones, photocopiers & fax machines etc to shipping.
I had to ship some double sidded tape to New Zealand last year to fix Gollums outfit. Glad to do my bit for LOTR's
Posted 05 February 2004 - 13:38 PM
I gave up my career as an insect ecologist to raise my kids and look after the home. This consequently leaves me a lot more time to devote to my plants and other things. Its still quite hard work though as my wife spends about a third of the working week abroad, so its often a 24 hour job, especially if one of the kids gets ill. I'm steadily redecorating/renovating my house too, last year this included; laying new laminate floors, painting the exterior house (not just the window-frames it has white walls like George Bush's :)).
Posted 05 February 2004 - 13:58 PM
Posted 05 February 2004 - 14:10 PM
Basically what this means is that I am one of the guys who looks for seeds or plants of any of the CPs that people try to get into the country by airmail. I have the privilege of opening up peoples mail parcels to sift through looking for anything interesting. Occasionally I have the fortune of inspecting packages addressed to myself.
Before this I was located at the Melbourne International Airport with the pleasurable task of pulling people aside to go through their suitcases.
So next time you visit Australia or send a mail parcel down under just beware, it could be me who checks you bags or looks thorugh your mail.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 14:57 PM
Me, I dig ditches, cut down trees and fiddle with electrical wiring. Not much rain here, so everyone has automatic sprinkler systems. I'm increasing my bee hives, as here in California we were short about 400,000 hives for pollenization last year, so the prices are good (finally).
Here's a big lawn we put in for someone.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 15:07 PM
I do actually see CP seed coming through the post every so often. More often than not it is my own though.
Awhile ago I found some VFTs packed in film canisters. Unluckily these were thrown straight into the bin for deep burial.
I get the bonus of seeing what Allen Lowrie will be adding to his massive seed list when his donators send their seed to him.
Unfortunately though, I am unable to increase my collection this way. Too many damn cameras watching me all the time! :)
Posted 05 February 2004 - 15:34 PM
Posted 05 February 2004 - 15:39 PM
This means that I can look for rare CP books, that come up from time to time.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 17:08 PM
At the weekend i work for Wyevale garden center in the plantarea and on tills
ps. sry int posted in a while been bit busy.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 17:29 PM
I make scottish highland dress, ie belts straps and sporrans. Ive been doing it for 14 years now and am starting to get wanderlust.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 17:53 PM
I'm a mechanic for the local Authority. I specialize in horticutural machinery but also do from Binwagons to M.o.t's on taxi's etc.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 18:04 PM
oh, right now I'm going to "work" at my school cafeteria/libary for the next 2 weeks.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 18:17 PM
I.E A contractor tells the company where on the motorway they want to get to, myself and a crew of 2 others close it all down until all the work is conplete then open the road back up,easy on small roads,a nightmare when your closing three lanes of the M25 down with off and on slips aswell.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 19:16 PM
Wow GizmO. You must have a great time Studing! Does it pay well?
I am a college student Studing for my advanced national certificate ...
My job is working on the relationship between logging, landslides, and sediment in forested watersheds.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 19:25 PM
Posted 05 February 2004 - 19:39 PM
I'm currently working in the Fingerprint Bureau in New Scotland Yard, but waiting to hear about a promotion that will see me posted to a local police station where I can get back to my passion of carrying out forensic examinations of all types of crime scenes!
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Guest_VFT guy in SJ_*
Posted 05 February 2004 - 20:02 PM