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Old 02-10-2007, 03:19 PM   #41
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i guess it would be beauty sleep then.
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Old 02-10-2007, 04:03 PM   #42
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I'm like most people here, I guess...with lots of different jobs under my belt.

My first job was hostess at the Rustler Steakhouse. Then I was a sales associate at the Oriental Shop, and then Thom McCann shoes, and then Melburn's, and then a pharmacy. Those were all part time, kid jobs.

First full time job was receptionist at a small local newspaper. I also took all the classified ads. From there I was an administrative assistant at a production company to the president. We made a product called Pretty As A Picture. It was an air freshener. After that I was an administrative assistant to the owner of an HVAC company. Then I was a mother full time for a few years.

When I went back to work I was the assistant manager at Brooks. From there I was the receptionist/secretary at Meadowlands Toyota.

All during this time, I still wanted what I wanted when I was 10 - a cooking career.

I answered an ad for a food service worker. During the interview I explained my love of cooking and the knowledge I'd amassed just by reading cooking books impressed the executive chef enough to give me a job. I made salads for the salad bar in the morning and served at the deli station during lunch. Within 2 months I was assisting the prep cooks until I surpassed them and got a prep cooks position. From there I was offered a cook's position and within a year I was given the title of Sous Chef.
A year later I was a chef/manager overseeing my own account. I stayed at that position for 3 years.

At that time, I left the industry for another industry, self employment. I was involved in the adult industry for 6-7 years, producing party events, and arranging private appointments with clients of discerning tastes. I met some of the world's most interesting people during that time. I was on 3 different radio programs, one of them was called Fez and someone else...I was on television talk shows three times, most with Bob Berkowitz on his show called NY at Night. My 40th birthday party was written up in all the NYC magazines like Time Out New York and Dave Chappel of Comedy Central filmed it. It's aired on his program often. Business was running on it's own until September 11, 2001. I was supposed to do a radio interview that day at 4pm...but it never happened. Instead, I watched my city crumble to it's knees from across the Hudson while I watched the smoke drift across the sky from my living room. My business was never the same after that. The disposable income disappeared because people changed their priorities. Self indulgence took a back burner. It has been 5 years and the friends that stayed in that industry are just starting to make it, again.

But, I had to get back to the business of making money. My recent jobs were the type that you don't actually put on a resume...so I said I stayed home with my kids. I got a job as a cook at a small private school. Within a year I was the General Manager of that account.

I missed being in teh kitchen so I took a position as executive chef with one of the biggest dining services in teh world. Currently, I'm working in Tarrytown NY, right next to Sleepy Hollow (of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow fame). I'm with the same company, as executive chef for one of NYCs largest universities. We have three campuses and about 5000 students in resident life.

I've also written a few things, here and there....
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:02 PM   #43
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I'm a porn star and when I'm not making movies I work on my growing musical career. I'm currently working on my first album, which is called "World Piece"

Just to clarify, I was only kidding!

What do I do...well right now I dont do much! Ive been off work the last year since I moved to the UK. I owned my own recruitment company in Silicon Valley for the last ten years which I sold prior to moving here. Might start work again soon recruiting for HR professionals.
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:07 PM   #44
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Hey, Vera, do you work for Sodexho? That's who runs the cafeteria in my office building. Their food is decidedly average. Must be because you aren't running things.
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:40 PM   #45
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I do...and most assuredely, that has to be the reason. All accounts have to follow certain guidelines when it comes to menus and prep..but everything has room for artistic interpretation. Too bad, because with the right team, things could really be great at your account.
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:44 PM   #46
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Could I persuade you to move to northern Virginia and take over this account?
About the same distance from Philly..........
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Old 02-10-2007, 06:30 PM   #47
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I coach youth soccer for a local gym.
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:01 PM   #48
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very funny bucky....but no ...generally i don't knock out my clients(some i wish i had)~i perfer to give massages then cut hair,cutting hair you have to be somewhat chatty even if you don't want to be..but when someone is getting a back massage they don't say much...hehe
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:01 PM   #49
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I give out free massages to people I work with and they tell me I should become a massuse(sp). I think I may start looking into that!
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:50 PM   #50
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I trained as an RN after high school and worked pediatrics in hospitals and doctor's offices and schools off and on for 25 years. I took some time off when each of my sons were born but went back part-time. Three and a half years ago my mom went through a terrible bout with cancer and died that summer. It really changed me. I quit my job and am now back in school learning American Sign Language with the hopes of getting by degree for interpreting. It's not easy returning to school when you are in your mid 40's. I seem to have to study harder that I used to! But the classes are fun and I'm learning lots of new and different things. It's been fun to see what other people do outside of DC.
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