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I'm still looking for a job, but in the meantime I'm on a work placement at a graphic design agency in Manchester.

I briefly had a job in July. I had an interview, spent a day with the company and was offered the job verbally by the MD. The agreement was to start 6 weeks later. No contract then arrived, despite assurances the job was still mine and that it would be sorted. Then I got a letter saying the weren't going to give me the job and had never made a job offer. That's only a part of the story as well.

So I wasted 6 weeks of summer jobhunting thanks to a lying, spineless, immoral little managing director. And that's me being kind about him.

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Hi been of for a while darn computer probs you know how it is :lol:

My official job title is Fleet and Facilities co-ordinator for Derby medical services, what that basicaly means I keep the Drs medical cars on the road and the equipment in them that is my main job, and various jobs arround the medical center like sorting out stationary stock and ordering more, also basic things like if anything get broken be it the loo or a bulb I arrange for it to be fixed.

James 8)

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I was going to be a vet or biologist when I grew up, but somewhere things went terribly wrong :) and now I´m a registered nurse specialized in anesthesiology. The main part of the job is to keep patients breathing during surgery, but some ER work with cardiac arrests and so on is also included. I´ve been on maternity leave since February, when my daughter was born, and spend the spare time studying biology.

Cecilia

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I was going to be a vet or biologist when I grew up, but somewhere things went terribly wrong :) and now I´m a registered nurse specialized in anesthesiology. The main part of the job is to keep patients breathing during surgery, but some ER work with cardiac arrests and so on is also included. I´ve been on maternity leave since February, when my daughter was born, and spend the spare time studying biology.

Cecilia

This caught my eye, because when I went to my high school guidance counselor, after our talk, he thought it would be great that I should take Advanced Place Biology in 12th grade and then major in it in college.

So I went to freshman orientation with a buddy of mine, who also chose the same college, independently of me. She introduced me to someone she met and we hit it off. This gal was going to be an Environmental Science major and the next thing I knew, I was filling out my first semester's classes with Introduction To Environmental Science & Environmental Chemistry w/lab.

The girl who had this life-changing effect on me, at the tender age of 17, changed her major two more times. I ended up retaining the major and added Economics. She and I never got it together, otherwise, and now I am hopelessly employed in either environmental laboratories or environmental consulting firms.

And now I wonder how different life would have been had I not met this girl and stuck with the original plan. :shock:

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I go to art school in the bay area studying illustration. I don't have a job right now, but I'm always welcome to work at the wholesale nursery I've worked at over school breaks, specializing in plants native to the northern coast of california, used mostly for environmental restoration and landscaping.

After I'm done with school, I know I'm not going to be a full time freelance illustrator because it takes time to get known in the market, but I want to own a silkscreen studio and design posters and flyers and the like, or at least work in one....and children's books, botanical illustration, and fine art...anything that has to do with art. I'll probably always have some kind of environmental job.... I'm going to take some business and marketing classes as well. Owning a nursery sounds like a nice idea.

I also have a huge interest in psychology, and I would love to be able to teach and/or encourage art and creativity for people (especially children) who have psychological disorders.

I have tons and tons of ideas of what I would like to do, some of them may be unrealistic but I don't care

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I work at Krispy Kreme :D

Not exactly a career.. but once my boyfriend gets his Physics and Aerospace Engineering degrees in 2007 it'll be my turn for college :D

O M G I LOVE KRISPY KREME!

Do you work at the Kreme on 82nd Ave? AKA Spare any change? :D street LOL.. I love portland

oh nm I see you're in Seattle now!

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Actually now I'm disabled and trying to find ways to make money from home... :D

But yes, I'm in Seattle.

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Lets see, I had a good job working as a setup tech/supervisor in the plastic injection molding industry. But a few years into that I realized, and go insane being stuck inside all the time. Also I co-owned a computer shop at the same time. Between the 2 I was putting in 100 hour weeks..

So I dropped everything and went back to school, were I find myself now 1 semester until graduation, with a 2yr degree in natural resources, and a future of making a few bucks more then minimum wage, but I get to be outside enjoying nature, while pounding in fence posts..

Actually right now I work for an aquatic nursery, well that is what the owner calls it, its really a wetland/prairie nursery, all native plants. We grow everything and then plant them on job sites. Some as restoration others as natural areas in new subdivisions. And I am pretty sure I'd be happy doing this until it's time to retire.. Ofcourse I'd have to start my own company doing the same thing after I can build up enough cash to do so.

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I'm an Architect. Designed a few airports around the world, including the new one in Singapore...sold my firm and now involved in the biz of Animation.

Still hopping around our small world, but plant my butt at home in a quiet temperate rainforest town with whales, bears and D. anglica as my neighbours.

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I have a doctorate in entomology (insects!) and plant physiology. After university, I worked as a specialist wildlife and documentary film-maker where I specialised in motion-controlled scanning electron microscopy and time-lapse photography. I worked on several major BBC series including Walking with Dinosaurs, The Human Body, The Natural World, and David Attenborough's, State of the Planet. Here's me and Dave on a film shoot for State of the Planet... 8)

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I left film-making about 6 years ago, sold electron microscopes for a while and then became a teacher of biology in a grammar school. I currenty teach biology to GCSE and A level and it's the best job I've ever had. :D

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