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I'm a chemcial engineer, and try to improve the profitability of oil refineries. Not the manpower cutting type of improvement but I try to improve the process efficiency, and convert more fuel oil into gasoline that sort of thing. Sometimes with and sometimes without much cooperation from the clients!! Have worked just about all over the world and am now in Slovakia.

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hmm i think having a science backround is common with cp lovers then, because i also studied a degree in the sciences, Medical Genetics to be precise :D

but now i would call myself a struggling artist also... i think it takes a few goes to realise what you want from life! :D

Rhian

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I am a plant operator at a Municiple Wastewater Treatment plant. You could say I have job security :(. I have my 'C' certification in Wastewater treatment and my class 2 certificate in collection systems. In May I'll take my test to see if I can get my class 3 certification.

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I was a Laboratory Technician for Her Maj's RN, until they made me redundant. Now I spend my time lolling around the home as a House Parent (or as was quoted by a renowned feminist " a second rate mother and a second rate man" !!!!!). It gives me almost enough time to endulge my hobbies, but with two young daughters, an over worked wife (NHS Sister) and a mental dogXpit-pony, I'm usually to bushed to do much.

I'm also decorating the house (never ending, Forth bridge styly)and trying to sort out the little back garden to allow more CP's in. :-) :D:D

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I'm an ICT engineer and do projects for mainly large companies. Currently I work for Philips and doing my 3rd project there.

I like to fun around at work as I don't take it all that serious, and luckily most of my colleages also. It doesn't mean I don't perform a good job, but more that I don't let myself go crazy in the pressure there is sometimes. We frinstens simply close the door and have competitions for the best Jim Carrey performance, or do basketball games with thise mini basket nets! But ooh,... don't tell this to the staff of Philips! :( As busy my job last year was, as easy I let it go when driving home!

:D

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Well i'm an upper 6th student with Biology, Physics, ICT and Design, and tomorrow i have an interview for royal holloway uni to study Zoology!!! I want to do this course purely on the fact that i would love to do it! But i will need a decent paying job when i come out, so it'll either be as a researcher or somehow, a stockbroker or estate agent :D Anyone have job tips for jobs i can do, make money with the zoology degree i get, give us a yell :(

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Well, as an interviewer said at my last interview, I've "had a chequered career"!!! :?

6 years as a physiology/pharmacology lab tech at a University.

A couple of years doing a degree.

Almost 9 years as a Research Pharmacologist (Pharmaceutical Industry).

2 years running a small health & nutrition Marketing company. I was the 'M' in 'M & E Marketing'. Big mistake.

Just started a new job in the local hospital Pharmacy. Just to make enough cash to put a non leaky roof on my new house in France. Oh, and plumbing, sewerage, electricity, plaster, windows/doors etc. etc. etc.

:o

Mick.

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Short story: nothing

Long story: I graduated as an Engineer in Electronics and IT in 2001 and

had jobs varying from diggin' holes to plant roses and install seats in the

Concertbuilding of Brughe to designing motherboards for RISC-processors

and writing firmware for heavy-duty distributed processors. In October last

year I decided to stop looking for work and start a bridging course at the

University, which makes me a 26 year old student Civil Engineering with a

major in Computer Architecture and a minor in human fysiology (which

unfortunately doesn't include the reproduction system). I hope to graduate

next year and finally get my ticket out of Belgium.

In retrospect, diggin' holes was the best job and I would still love to be a

truckdriver.

Frederick

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So I'm an architect: it could even sound good, but in Italy that mainly means that you have to:

a) try desperately to convince those few friends who have had the ill-considered idea to restructure one's house that changing it into a sort of loft (open-plan, bedroom as part of the living area) does not necessarily mean that your guests will try to catch you in panties when it's time to go to bed

b) live by terribly boring analysis, losing one's sigh in front of a computer redrawing boundless portions of italian territory (wondering if someone else has already done it by chance)

as everybody can easily infer from all of that, this is not necessarily a remunerative kind of job..at all :D

giuseppe

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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!

OK, I found out today that I didn't get that promotion I've been waiting to hear about since August, and I'm absolutely gutted!!!!!!!!!!

:D:D:D :madman: #-o

Lots of sympathy please! :cry:

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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!

OK, I found out today that I didn't get that promotion I've been waiting to hear about since August, and I'm absolutely gutted!!!!!!!!!!

:D:D:D :madman: #-o

Lots of sympathy please! :cry:

So, this time they made a mistake - it happens.......

:D

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Their loss. Don't worry, qualified labor is always in short supply. Trust me, I lived in Africa for much of my adult life. There can be huge unemployment, but someone who knows what they are doing and has a broad intellegence like you will eventually rise to the top. Forgive me if this sounds forward, but you are silly to worry.

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Really sorry to hear that Loaksey - that must have been pretty gutting. I think forensics are fascinating - you never know, perhaps the next opportunity that comes up will be even better - life's funny like that sometimes.

Kribuk - I also did a zoology degree and it was great - but if you want to make money, stock-broking is definately the answer :D

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Started off in conservation forestry for the local authority......

Gave that up to work on a project to build a 17th C farmhouse.

When that was done..found myself a job working within the NHS.

Now, I am a carer for my wife, and a houseparent.

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