What's Your Day Job?

Jul 12th, 2006, 11:28 PM
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chief technology officer for a private college. love my job..but love to travel as well.
Jul 13th, 2006, 01:09 AM
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I'm a translator for a law/tax firm in Milan, Italy.
Crossed the pond almost 14 years ago from Kansas City to Milan...quite a jump!
My soon-to-be husband is a corporate lawyer, but he's Italian so it all evens out!
Our honeymoon in Southern Africa begins 16 Sept. 2006.

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Jul 13th, 2006, 12:14 PM
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Hardy's is owned by Constellation Brands for whom I work.

It's getting to hard to remember vacations taken outside of Southern Africa. DW and I were musing on a wine trip to the Rhone, and decided that Africa needed us more!
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Jul 13th, 2006, 02:14 PM
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i'm a web developer in NYC. also a singer in my off hours, but haven't been gigging much lately, sadly. fiance (we're honeymooning in tanzania, woohoo) is a graphic designer & a guitarist.

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Jul 13th, 2006, 05:48 PM
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I'd like to keep tabs on this post so that in about 3-4 years I can call it up again and respond to the question with "a little part-time work here and there when I feel like it, but nothing too steady or demanding."
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Jul 13th, 2006, 05:58 PM
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Agreed...a few years down the road would love to say DH and I live in Santa Fe and are photographers and travel writers...but until then, aren't we lucky we can do this just for fun!
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Jul 14th, 2006, 06:14 AM
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Business analyst for a greeting card company--you know, the one 'when you care enough'...and i LOVE it. have also done product design, product buying, lots of fun stuff.
After hours, my DH and I ARE dog-whisperers--at least that's what the neighbors call us. Got three large hairy ones right now. (And, if you have a hairy dog, get this dog comb called The Furminator--expensive but boy does it do the job! Far less dog hair around our house now that we use it on the three hairy ones...)
Other than that, I handle my own investments--do very well, and TRAVEL whenever possible. I need more vacation days...I'll take more vacation days and skip the raise, thank you very much.
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Jul 14th, 2006, 06:59 AM
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ewww, moondoogie, 3 hairy neighbors. Thank dog my neighbors shave.

No really, I do need a dog whisperer for Tony (the beagleboy)> He's got one bad habit that needs tending/curing - do you offer your services?
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Jul 14th, 2006, 07:42 AM
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I hate to say it but I'm a hausfrau...boring boring, boring! But my husband and I have owned a sucessful restaurant for 21 years, now. The problems that that restaurant constantly generates makes my husband extremely nervous to leave on this Africa trip in September....it will be the longest trip we have ever taken. Well, we just have to do it, right?
Napamatt: We were just in Napa 2 months ago...a group of us came for-what else?-wine tasting. I love it there!
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Jul 14th, 2006, 01:41 PM
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Big law firm: tax and corporate paralegal. Not all that boring, but like others hooked on travel, I stop reading boring documents to check in here.
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Jul 16th, 2006, 04:32 PM
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cybor sherry, email me at [email protected] and i'll try to help.
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Jul 17th, 2006, 09:30 PM
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Commercial real estate appraiser and occasional developer.
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Jul 18th, 2006, 04:36 PM
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Hi there,

Fun thread! I'm a research librarian for a movie studio.
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Jul 19th, 2006, 10:31 AM
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UK primary school teacher (3-11). husband due to retire from being a secondary school teacher (12-18)on Friday. We are due to depart for a RTW trip on Saturday and I'm hoping that his retirement won't mean its the end of our travelling! I'm storing up our FF miles for when we're both retired - not sure when that will be because I love my job, but I wouldn't mind finding a new one that involved travel !

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Jul 19th, 2006, 10:35 AM
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I'm a legal secretary for a large Chicago law firm....yikes!
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Jul 19th, 2006, 09:04 PM
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African Wildlife Photographer.

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Jul 20th, 2006, 02:06 AM
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Yup. Andy has my DREAM job. Would that I had the extra talent to take my photography to that point!
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Jul 20th, 2006, 02:41 PM
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Dorian Tilbury, my all-time favorite guide is unfortunately no longer guiding. As of two years ago, he was managing Sioma Ngwezi National Park, Zambia.

He married a lovely girl from Bucks County, Pennsylvania; and as I live not far from there, I was lucky enough to get to his wedding.

Does anyone know where Ernst is now? Or Rona Smythe?

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Jul 20th, 2006, 02:42 PM
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Sorry, I got the above post on the wrong thread!
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Jul 20th, 2006, 09:52 PM
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Me, my night job is an amateur safari planner; taking my family in a week for the first time to Africa (w/ a lot of help from fodorites!). Day job, CEO of Silicon Valley technology company. Sounds great (and it is from many angles), but kudos to all the teachers, fireman and candlestick makers out there who are working to make society better in a very tangible way. Our work here in Silicon Valley is to basically make the world a more productive place which indirectly helps society (?). This gives us time, in theory, to enjoy the great places of the world, like Africa. Or, it could end up with lots of stressed out 'vacationers' running around trying to find a wifi port or cell signal...
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