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22 Mar 2006, 3:29 am

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I originally wanted to be a cook but my security clearance was too high
I've never heard of such a thing. Were they worried that one day you'd be standing in front of a cauldron of soup and start spilling state secrets to the sous-chef out of sheer boredom?


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22 Mar 2006, 3:39 am

Jetson wrote:
Lonermutant wrote:
I originally wanted to be a cook but my security clearance was too high
I've never heard of such a thing. Were they worried that one day you'd be standing in front of a cauldron of soup and start spilling state secrets to the sous-chef out of sheer boredom?


I thought they would let me become a cook because they knew I had nothing else to do. Instead I became a mail clerk. What a waste of ability. I was the worst solider/seaman they had ever had and I was even refused to have a gun. They only let me stay in the Navy because I had nothing else to do.
I considered taking a cooking course when I started high school for the 2nd time a year after I left the Royal Norwegian Navy, but I was stupid enough to choose an art course instead. I don't know what would have happened if I had chosen the cooking course.



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23 Mar 2006, 3:11 am

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I considered taking a cooking course when I started high school for the 2nd time a year after I left the Royal Norwegian Navy, but I was stupid enough to choose an art course instead.
It seems like you *really* want to be a cook. Since you're only working a few hours a day, you should see if you can get the government to sponsor you into a cooking school in the evening or something. Personally, I've always found cooking to be difficult (if not dangerous) because I lose track of time...

It's never too late to find your calling. I drifted from job to job until I was 26.


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23 Mar 2006, 8:37 am

Jetson wrote:
Lonermutant wrote:
I considered taking a cooking course when I started high school for the 2nd time a year after I left the Royal Norwegian Navy, but I was stupid enough to choose an art course instead.
It seems like you *really* want to be a cook. Since you're only working a few hours a day, you should see if you can get the government to sponsor you into a cooking school in the evening or something. Personally, I've always found cooking to be difficult (if not dangerous) because I lose track of time...

It's never too late to find your calling. I drifted from job to job until I was 26.



I wanted to be a cook when I was 19. Now, at 33, I want to surf the Internet all day. I've lost all work dicipline.



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30 Mar 2006, 2:42 pm

Resume/CV
good grades at school
1st year at medical school (bailed out as there was too much rote learning ahead and I had an engineering position open)
Engineering degree [Electrical and Electronic] focused too much on the work/syllabus / had a bipolar breakdown [passed the course though]
Masters in computers
2.5years computer programming moved on because skills were changing and the person I felt I communicated with most moved to the U.S. [from Dublin Ireland]
2 years computer programming moved on because work was not moving to Ireland from Canada, I had a breakdown, and was offered a job with a previous employer.[Also the main guy I communicated with stayed in Canada when I moved to Galway]
8 years computer programming originally ok but more and more pressure with less and less structure and training. [Had 2 breakdowns basically requiring 1 month off work, and then slow depressed recovery] communications with coworkers pretty poor: people chat about drinking and sports, I want to chat informally about work so I can make notes and use other peoples solutions/parrot back to them if they forgot how they fixed it last time. Parotting back has become a less valued skill with the rise of Google. having no specialist skill besides java/database programmer makes it hard to develop a portfolio and be more valued. in the past I developed a specialty that was not in line with the core business, but somebody had to look into it and there was little competition for the spot. I liked the idea of building up (small) islands of knowledge but now it appears learning quickly at whatever is required today, and being good at instant communications talking with the boss instant message with U.S.A. are the skills I should really have.

I am married and my wife is due to have our first child August 6th, so I feel trapped in a fairly lucrative job that I do not do well and I cant think of anything else I can do any better in the short term. I should really learn to talk with other married with children people at work as I will need to crib information about child care creche schools etc.]

I asked a coworker after working closely with him for 2 years has anything I have said to him been useful or interesting or funny, he said it has all been irrelevant. He is such a 'funny' guy. There are two people I talk with a fair bit who I used to work with but they have moved to different teams, and there are two slightly more senior people I can talk to occasionally without showing myself up as a leach who is just trying to tap their technical knowledge. My boss is not too bad just there is always more work, I would not employ me...

Is it common to have an important to you relationship with a same sex person who you can use as a social crutch/guiding star in work/social/life I appear to have craved close relatioinships and just the thought of appearing too clingy and pushing them away have stopped me being too clingy and pushing them away... 1 to 1 comms I can get, groups and small talk just do my head in.



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30 Mar 2006, 7:37 pm

>> 8 years computer programming originally ok but more and more pressure with less and less structure and training.

This was my story as well. I've been a developer/programmer for almost 30 years. In the beginning, people in this field were really valued and treated very well, but the workload and stress has been steadily increasing over time. It is now a thankless job at many shops: lots of unpaid overtime and people are treated as robots to get the job done. I'm currently unemployed, and trying to decide whether to stay in the field or take a less-demanding menial job.



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30 Mar 2006, 8:41 pm

Well I have a degree in Biology and everything Ive specialised in ever is science or language based and Im going to start work as a Database Administrator in about a week and a half and Ive barely studied computers so this will be another learning curve for me won't it? I've never studies finance either and as I will be working for a finance company I feel this is going to be rather interesting but hey I like a good challenge.



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30 Mar 2006, 9:10 pm

Fiz wrote:
Well I have a degree in Biology and everything Ive specialised in ever is science or language based and Im going to start work as a Database Administrator in about a week and a half and Ive barely studied computers so this will be another learning curve for me won't it? I've never studies finance either and as I will be working for a finance company I feel this is going to be rather interesting but hey I like a good challenge.


I also have a degree in Biology and work in a job that has nothing to do with it. So far I've known several. I do construction. I'm sure you'll do great :D


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28 Sep 2006, 9:26 am

=====was tring to post this to what work do you do TOPIC. but with lack of time to correct it can i leave this post here =being laizy======== THANKS.


hi. I work as a security Guard (living in the uk) .

Have done so for 10 years .Before then basic garden centre work. Security is ok. Just dont say anything that may upset your clients managment , accept the irregular/unsociable hours that may often occur , turn up on time , go home on time try to look the part at start of shift when managment about and usualy nothing more is expected of you . spend a lot of time on my own which I tend to prefer.

Typical hours are 6pm to 6am . not so bad as on every site you are partly office based and in between duties you can read , sometimes also bring in your laptop etc so its like leasure time.

But I do get fustrated at how your hours of work can be changed at a days notice. so for that reason for my own good should leave soon (but probably will not .....)

so anyone stuck for a job and willing to get paid £6 an hour (near minimum wage) its worth trying.



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08 Oct 2006, 10:52 am

I was in the Army as a personel systems administrator. I loved it when we had a UNIX based system, but then they changed the system and it sucked. I went from being able to go on the "dark-side" to resolve problems to haveing to talk to people on the phone, all over the world, to get things done. Definatly not my style.

Right now, I am in my second year of apprenticship as an electrician. Lots of math, good stuff! Some of the people that I work with can be jerks, but the beauty of it is that no job is permenent. When one job ends, the program sets you up with a new one.



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08 Oct 2006, 10:56 am

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20 Nov 2006, 9:45 am

Work for Pedus Services ( now merging with Weiser Security Services, New Orleans).

Did stocking dairy deli during 03-04 LA Grocery strike.

Tag wines, meds at Vons stores.

pays 7.00.

Told to keep in touch with SPACE ISLANDGROUP.COM for later hire.

See website.

Posted resume on Monster.com

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Results cost 39.00
But well worth it for your Career Eval.
Must for ALL.

My Options ahead:
1. remain in Weiser & see whats offered after merger??
2. work at Seminary Library???
3. LAUSD office tech, pays 15.00 an hour LA CA
4. Space Islandgroup.com

Need Interim job from now till Space Island Group.



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22 Nov 2006, 2:25 am

Right now, I have a seasonal job at Kmart that I just started this week, even though I have a degree in Communication Studies. It's not bad, except I have to work Thanksgiving, but only part of the day. Tommorrow's my day off, so I'm going to get some more comfortable shoes because my feet are killing me. 8O


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23 Nov 2006, 10:00 am

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23 Nov 2006, 8:56 pm

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