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I was just curious to know what are some of your careers out there? I know what some of you do in your spare time, but what about during your business hours? What professions are you in or tyring to obtain?

I (as some of u already know) am a Junior Undergraduate school student studying Social Work-hopefully going on to get my Master's in Social Work.
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The Lord is on my side;I will not fear:what can man do unto me?
(Psalms 118:6)

To know me is to love me!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Poor people desire money, rich people desire heaven, but the wise person desires tranquility.
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Worked a long time as an Oil Exploration Field Service Electronics Engineer. I loved that job but it was very demanding, there were times I worked 24 - 48 hours straight, trying to fix various problems. But after things were running smooth it was very laid back and I got to go home until the next emergency. big grin

Now, I am a VB\VBA\Macro guy, I work for a large Mutual Fund company. I like this job too.

I am a Network Engineer

Love what I do.

By all standards, some creatures are just plain strange, making us do double takes because their compositions or habits or appearances defy our sense of logic and our way of viewing reality. Take the wildebeest, the warthog, the hyena, the brown pelican, the Shar-Pei. These animals, seemingly wrought by committee, make us laugh or shake our heads. Another such creature, of the human kind -- and perhaps the strangest of all -- is the black Republican. "

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More to come later!

Your Brother Faheem

I want to learn programming languages, is Visual a good one to start with? Your job sounds like fun. For some reason, spending long hours trying to solve a seemingly impossible problem is just the kind of thing I think is fun. Maybe it wouldn't if I were in your place, though.

MBM, impressive resume.

I haven't truly started my career, I've just had two good internships. My goal since the 6th grade has been to be a foreign correspondant, I'd love to go abroad and let everyone here know what's going on "over there." My aunt suggested I try out the Foreign Service with the State Department, and I've been mulling that over. Their website makes it look good, and politics can be fun. I wonder if I could do both?

All of you seem to be leading exciting lives...can't wait to join in on that!
Originally posted by MBM:
Do what you love and the dollars will follow!

Not necessarily. The field I want to work in, Social Work, is one of the lowest payed jobs around and that is what I love. But the satisfaction of helping out those lost little girls and boys who are too little to help themselves is all the dollars I need!

The Lord is on my side;I will not fear:what can man do unto me?
(Psalms 118:6)

To know me is to love me!

I know how you you feel about that pay in your desired field of work. I plan to teach when I retire and the pay for teachers is confused I'm doing it because I want to be able to contribute and to be a role model for the kids. Yes the love of a job has to be there but you still need to survive and sometimes I wonder why social jobs are so important and the pay is so low.

[This message was edited by ocatchings on September 03, 2002 at 08:30 PM.]
I'm a school superintendent for a state residential school for youth with physical disabilities. MPG, we need folks like you in this field because of the emotional issues that students face. Once in the thick of it, it is NOT boring.

It is interesting to see how our fellow postrs spend most of their day. Thanks MPG, to the originator, of this post.

"Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."
Earth263 you welcome-I have been curious about this, but never got around to posting it.

Faith-yeah I know getting that Master's is a good idea, but I have my doubts about it-financially it may not be possible. I have student loans up the ying-yang already!
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The Lord is on my side;I will not fear:what can man do unto me?
(Psalms 118:6)

To know me is to love me!

Yeah I knew about being able to get my loan deffered while in Graduate school, but I never thought about my Grad. School being paid for while I work by my employer.
I have two seperate loans for all 4 years of school now and one of them is subsidized(meaning the gov't pays off the interest as long as I stay in school.) and the other loan is unsibsidized(meaning the interest is building right now, as we speak and I have to pay that myself)-that's what kinda worries me.

The Lord is on my side;I will not fear:what can man do unto me?
(Psalms 118:6)

To know me is to love me!

I like to use the term Miracle Worker at work, but that title does not fly here even though they cannot do with out me.

Basically, at heart I am a computer programmer (who likes to write - sometimes). I work for a direct marketing company and have designed most of the systems and procedures for their data processing. I code, solve problems, administer the network, strategize and make a mean spice rum cake...etc... Right now I am concentrating on becoming a kick-butt SQL programmer (I think I am in love with my SQL book) and I plan on developing my website programming (ASP) side. I want to be an independent contractor, so I can be at home with my dogs more, work in industries I respect and get rid of this 35 mile drive to work!

Then maybe I can get back to writing a few more poems...

Lea... if you are really interested in trying out programming, get a book... a TY in 21 days book for something like MS Access. That will get you started with Database, VB and SQL basics. If you have the aptitude for it, you can learn with a book. There are many clubs on yahoo, for example, for support and questions for beginners. And if you like it and need some hook-ups, ask around... I'm sure there are those who will gladly give a sister some software.

Can't have too many black programmers!!!

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Consider how hard it is to change yourself & you'll understand what little change you have of changing others
- Create thyself first!
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