Off topic WHAT WE DO FOR A LIVING so far
Here is what I have so far:
I'm a programmer analyst for a defense contracter. I read all of my iris
messages at work.
Ecological research (part time, so I can take care of my geriatric quarter
horse, irises, and nurse my allergic self a little better) at Oak Ridge
National Laboratory (governement sponsored lab operated by a private company
I'm a reluctant college professor, seeking a way out. I am also a writer and
graphic artist, specializing in identity packages for small businesses just
starting out. But next summer I'm going to work for the local nursery!
I'm a college teacher of history, taught high school earlier.
Arnold Koekkoek in NW Iowa
I do instructional computing support, helping students and faculty to use
computing and related technologies in their instruction at Miami U.
I'm a technical writer/editor. I used to be a professor of physics and
astronomy, if that counts.
Tom Tadfor Little, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM
I work for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - the folks
who insure your deposits in member banks and thrifts. I work in the
Liquidation Division which means I am deployed when a member institution is
declared insolvent. I've been doing this for 14 years.
Lesylee Sullivan Atlanta, Georgia
I work as a cataloger of serial publications at the Library of Congress in
Lois Rose in Central Virginia
I am an independent consultant in high technology marketing, strategic and
product planning, and patent litigation. (and I spend way too much time on
John Jones, Fremont CA,
I'm a computer geek by trade. Well, actually, I was originally
trained as a classical musician - a singer (opera, oratorio, that sort of
thing). But, to keep body and soul together after college, I took up
computers. I've proceeded from programming (on MVS mainframe computers, no
less) to running Marketing for computer software companies over the last 18
years or so. firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm an Executive Secretary in a Catholic Hospital. It's NOT a boring job. The
first time I read someone's medical chart and saw the doctor's notation that
read "mother is S.O.B.", I was incensed! Turns out that that is actually a
medical abbreviation for "short of breath"
I am a software engineer, although educated in math, physics, and space
physics. I've been at the Jet Propulsion Lab for almost 20 years, and my
current title is System Flight Software Engineer on the Galileo project,
trying to make the world safe for data from Jupiter.
I am an Associate Dean of Curriculum Services at a community
college in North Carolina.
I make a living doing scientific research into the use of nematodes to control
insect pests, I was glad to hear people on the list actually trying them. I
work for the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organisation) Division of Entomology. I think it will be very interesting to
find out what everybody does, thanks for volunteering to put it together.
I teach compostion at Buffalo State College on WMF ( I have a Ph.D in learning
and instruction, lots of graduate work in language development, linguistics,
literature ((if it starts with L, I have it!))on TTH, I manage investment
properties, on S + S, I watch tv, eat bon bons, and read movie magazines
Carolyn Schaffner in Buffalo, NY who doesn't count the hours on email!!
Homemaker/raising 3 male junior physicists, 4 if you count Dad. In my former
life, I earned a degree in history, chemistry minor, then put it to good use:
) as a teaching assistant in special ed.
I am a former high school English teacher (20 years in CA). When we quit
teaching, we did some cattle farming for a few years, but now I am officially
Julie Allen Sparta, TN zone 6b
I am an Accounting Manager for a manufacturing company. It doesn't leave me
much time for gardening but I try.
Linda Ridlon No. Berwick, ME
I work for a consulting forester; my job is publishing a market report of the
value of logs in Washington and Oregon. It is a monthly publication, sold by
subscription, with subscribers all over the US (including several in Texas!)
and Chile, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, and Sweden. I have an Associates
degree in Computer Science Technology that I got at our local community
college six years ago, at the ripe old age of 43.
Kay Berg, in Mount Vernon, Washington
I teach speech at the local community college and work full time at the local
swimming pool. I don't get enough time for my irises.
I am an at-home mom of four kids under nine years old by day
and a writing instructor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo by night.
Mary Forte, Atascadero, CA
I work of Eastman Kodak Company as a Field Engineer - meaning I
service camera/processing/digital/graphics equipment for bsinesses. Been doin
it for 31 years.
I am a UNIX kernel engineer, which means I write the OS that makes the hole
world talk... (Barry Manilow) :-) Most of the Internet has been ased on UNIX
machines, though the presence has been dwarfed by single-user PCs in the last
Amy Moseley Rupp Austin, TX
I work for Eagle Picher Industries. We build earth moving equipement for
Caterpillar. The big yellow machines you see working on when they are
building big buildings or highways. We also build a line of forklifts. My
job is Engineering Records Coordinator. Which means that my department takes
the stuff the engineering department dreams up and we translate it to
computerese and input it into the computer. I am also in charge of putting
this information out to the general population in the plant and make sure that
the changes happen when, where and how they are supposed to. I have 2 women
working for me and the three of us work all day long with computers.
My husband is head of Quality Control for a plastics injection molding
company. He works for one of the top companys in the world. One of the
things they make that most folks have come into contact with are the "Lights
Up" products that let you put the Christmas lights up on your house.
Dana Brown Lubbock, TX Zone 7
The best answer (IMHO, SAR) so far comes from New Zealand:
I am a living legend! Oh yes I am !
I am so many different things to so many different people that I must be.
Some days I am :
the meanest mother in the universe or the best depending weather I said
I am a plumber & drainlayer's labourer/cook/laundress/office worker/debt
collector/massusse(sp?)/lover & wife.
I am a big sister helping out my brother with his love life. (he shouldn't
date more than one lady at a time it gets tangled)
I am the taxi driver that drives my mother to her specialists appointments.
I am the medical languge translator who explains in plain english what the
I am the shoulder to cry on for a friend who is going thru a nasty divorce.
I am the computer programmer/fixer upper of unfriendly computer
operators.(some people can't follow simple instructions)
I am the secretary/editor of the northern districts jet boat ass.
I am the treasurer of the St Johns cadets. (I love money)
I am the Area committee member for Edgecumbe St Johns.
I am the Driver of the night shift for the Ambulance.(something about red
flashing lights & sirens wailing)
I am the head chef / dishwasher when ever the family have get togethers (my
house is always the venue weather I agree or not)
I am the Master(very big grin) gardener/lawn mower/fencer/landscape designer/
pool maintence "man"/pruner/painter/builder/orderer of new plants(best job)
I am possessed with an inbuilt lie dectoror (my kids think this)
I am endowed with x-ray vision & super hearing (my kids think this)
I am possessed with the knowledge of where things have been dropped/left even
though I was nowhere to be seen.( husband & kids believe this one)
I am the pen-pal(emailpal) to Sharon McNish.
I am an Internet junkie especially Iris-L.
I am Santa's special helper.(my kids still believe)
I am The Tooth Fairy helper.(inflation is catching up with the TF $2.00 a pop)
In short I am all the different people I need to be all in one day to be there
for the people I love the most in the world.
I rest my case I am A Living Legend
OH yeah I am possessed by a slightly warped sense of humour hence the above
list it never ceases to amaze me when ever it takes over (Like now)
I also answer to Mum, (mom) Mummy, (mommy) oh Mother, Dear, Darling, & I even
get called Sonya.
So what do I do I do for a living well I'm still not sure but I like the sound
of living legend !!! & I HATE housewife.
What do you think??
Sorry this is so long but the monster made me do it(my kids fav.excuse)
Have A Nice Day
Smile & the world smiles too.
Sonya van der Hulle
Edgecumbe,The Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand.
temp.-2C or 38F in the winter. 31C or 88F in the summer. zone???????
The first country to see the light of the new day.
I (Sharon) am an electrical engineer who is really a mechanical engineer
doing fabrication specialty work for the National Scientific Balloon
Facility in Palestine, TX. We go all over the world, Greenland, Alaska,
Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Antarctica, Brazil and Ft. Sumner, New
Mexico to fly these 1000 ft long by 400 ft around helium balloons. They fly
at 130,000 ft for folks doing cosmic ray, atmospheric science, solar ray,
particle physic and ozone research. Great job, but I am gone when
YOU WHO HAVE NOT SENT, GET INCLUDED. TECHNOLOGY SEEMS TO BE THE FOCUS HERE...
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East Texas, zone 8
Sharon A. Ruck, the herb and Harley Davidson lady