What Was Your Profession In Life

Discussion in 'Jobs I Have Had' started by Hedi Mitchell, Jul 6, 2021.

  1. John Brunner

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    I think our paths crossed in other places, too.
    Didn't you once work for Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith?

    It is an insanely small world sometimes.
     
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  2. Hedi Mitchell

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    yes, in downtown Dallas 1971-1975
     
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    I worked as a High School languages teacher - English and German for 25 wonderful years until I retired at age 60
     
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  4. Lon Tanner

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    I had two professions at different times of my life and enjoyed both. Funeral Director/Embalmer--Sales Manager CLU ChFc
     
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  5. Laura Jones

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    Police dispatcher, Preschool owner/operator, career counselor, and vocational rehab. counselor.
     
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  6. Bill Boggs

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    I hung on to the bottom rung. Was climbing, climbing, Thought I was going up, was going down,
     
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  7. Hedi Mitchell

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    Ya left out the profession Bill :D
     
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  8. Bill Boggs

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    Guess I never had a profession, merely a series of jobs from pushing concrete in a wheelbarrow
    up three levels in the construction industry, to a cementer in the oil industry, to an accounting clerk
    with a electrical utility, buyer, purchasing manager in manufacturing, and finally a sales rep, then
    sales manager in agriculture industry. Then retirement…
     
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  9. Faye Fox

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    No, he said he was a ladder climber. :D
     
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  10. Faye Fox

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    Went to school and became a Broadcast and Audio Engineer but only worked at that for a few years. Construction trades, rancher, and professional driver sum up my working days for the most part.
     
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  11. Mary Stetler

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    I am like Bill, no 'profession'. I was cow milker after college. Milked cows at a couple of barns, cleaned equipment, learned to like country music...(told my dad not to send me to college). I started an antiques and estate sale business which was fun. Today there is no market for antiques. But there was back in the 80's. I cleaned horse barns and learned a lot watching clinics and handling horses. Cleaned houses although you would not know it from mine.
    I don't like stress and liked physical labor and going home without my work on my mind.
     
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  12. Shirley Martin

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    Librarian and Library Director.
     
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  13. Ed Wilson

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    Electronics technician maintaining equipment used in manufacturing such as TV translators, solid state devices, oil exploration equipment, CDs and DVDs, and defense. Semi retirement found me in a snack food warehouse and mobility equipment manufacturer for the aged and handicapped.
     
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  14. Ken Anderson

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    A profession is a paid job that requires special training or a particular skill. I am guessing that some of the jobs that you had required training and skills. When I was a paper bag machine adjuster, I considered those who ran the machines and those who performed maintenance or repairs on them to be professionals, despite the fact that the job didn't require a degree or even a license. On the other hand, the entry-level people who stacked the completed bales onto a pallet probably didn't qualify.
     
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  15. Mary Robi

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    Just about everything but a waitress or a store clerk. I've been an office manager, on the staff of a large metropolitan newspaper, director of a non-profit organization, professional fundraiser, executive assistant, typist, switchboard operator, I was even a "professional patient" at the medical school for a while.
     
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