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Old 11-29-2012, 10:53 PM   #31
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Kudos to you kid. And one for you and the kiddies.
Thanks Addie. I learn so much from the kids I service each day. It's really a win/win.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:25 PM   #32
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Thanks Addie. I learn so much from the kids I service each day. It's really a win/win.
Wish my Nephew had someone like you when he was in school, Chopper. Poor kid had a tough time with only his family understanding his problems.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:29 PM   #33
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Wish my Nephew had someone like you when he was in school, Chopper. Poor kid had a tough time with only his family understanding his problems.
My son struggled in school too. I wish I knew then what I know now. At least I advocated for him, and I had pretty good instincts even before we knew that he had Aspergers Syndrome (also on the autism spectrum) and before i was trained.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:37 PM   #34
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I'm in the medical administrative field. Used to book operating rooms at a big urban hospital until my husband & I moved to rural British Columbia. I spent a year looking for work & have since been working for a speech therapist while doing various other clerical tasks around the health unit.

After spending the year not working, I admit that I did not miss working at all. I surprised myself by discovering I really loved being "Susie Homemaker" - keeping the house clean, reorganizing, making meals, etc. My hubby & I joke that he needs to make more money so I can be a "stay at home mom" to our cats.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:06 AM   #35
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I am a retired chef/caterer/cake decorator, though I still do a few cakes here and there (that may change thanks to another health discovery) and consult for caterers. I will put their event menus together with quantities, directions, and supply/food lists together for friends in the business. I am finding it more fun than work, though I only do it once in awhile.

I am being "wooed" into another business by a photographer friend of mine where I would design and make crocheted or sewn baby props for photographers. Again health is a big factor so I am not making a firm decision until the new year. I did post a couple pictures of my designs on my profile.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:58 AM   #36
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If work sucks, you are in the wrong job.
Not at all, I love my job but my current situation that I am supposed to leave to my husband makes me in a temporary state!!! So everything sucks for me
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:13 AM   #37
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I'm a cake decorator in a grocery store. Didn't think that this is where I'd be at this point in life, but to be honest I really enjoy my job. The benefits are good and I'm treated well. I consider this industry quite stable in this economy, and I'm with a very stable company. Luckily this is a profession that I can get a job in any grocery store easily, good decorators are hard to find, that and we have so many grocery stores in this area that it is kind of ridiculous.

My friends want me to start a bakery, I don't know if I have the nerve for the financial side of things. Financial uncertainty stresses me out.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:18 AM   #38
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I'm a cake decorator in a grocery store. Didn't think that this is where I'd be at this point in life, but to be honest I really enjoy my job. The benefits are good and I'm treated well. I consider this industry quite stable in this economy, and I'm with a very stable company. Luckily this is a profession that I can get a job in any grocery store easily, good decorators are hard to find, that and we have so many grocery stores in this area that it is kind of ridiculous.

My friends want me to start a bakery, I don't know if I have the nerve for the financial side of things. Financial uncertainty stresses me out.
You are right for the uncertainity in this economy. We still don't know where it is going. Until we do, stay put. At least you have a job.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #39
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I was a website designer/ web technologies manager for many years. I left my job in March for medical reasons. I went to culinary school for a couple months, but my health worsened and I had to withdraw. Now I'm on disability and figuring out what to do next.
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I am a registered nurse (retired) and am in my second year of my second career as a Sign Language interpreter. I am currently working for an agency at the local community college and also substitute for a local school system which gives me a variety of folks to work with from preschool to high school. I am pursuing national educational interpreter certification and hope to complete that with the help of my mentor some time next year.
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