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Old 06-29-2008, 10:03 AM   #11
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I'm nothing. I've got so bored of the glazed looks when I say I'm a stay at home wife. DH tells people he employs me to take care of his animals rofl. I was not working due to ill health for a while, but the big whole in my cv and that I'm the right age to have children means I'm almost unemployable. I've been applying to local jobs, but I'm over qualified for them :( its a no win situation!

Before that I have been an equine scientist, worked in property and a musician, oh and a legal clerk :) I like working!
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:21 AM   #12
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Sounds like a fun job with lots of room to play. What is a typical day for you? How many people do you feed etc?
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:26 AM   #13
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I teach at a Prep School (high school English) and am a contract chef (private chef for hire) to a small but appreciative and repeat clientèle. (I am also a singer and have a few contract gigs here and there...mainly Sundays).
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:34 AM   #14
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I'm nothing. I've got so bored of the glazed looks when I say I'm a stay at home wife. DH tells people he employs me to take care of his animals rofl. I was not working due to ill health for a while, but the big whole in my cv and that I'm the right age to have children means I'm almost unemployable. I've been applying to local jobs, but I'm over qualified for them :( its a no win situation!

Before that I have been an equine scientist, worked in property and a musician, oh and a legal clerk :) I like working!
What about a vets clinic or something, since you have some knowledge of horses? That would be awesome for me, but, I don't have anything under my belt for anyone to even look at me.
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:39 AM   #15
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Hey Lulu, a stay at home mom is the toughest job ever! I've been one as well, but recently went looking for a job, anything at all, and found one in housekeeping for a hotel. It's only been one week, and I am bored lol, I need a challenge. So, I'll keep looking, but at least I have a paycheck finally.
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:39 AM   #16
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:42 AM   #17
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What about a vets clinic or something, since you have some knowledge of horses? That would be awesome for me, but, I don't have anything under my belt for anyone to even look at me.
Unfortunately because of the effects of my illness a vet is unlikely to be able to get employer's inurance for me . I very occasionally help one of the vets I used to work with for credit with him against future vet bills. We are both really hoping that as house prices fall in UK (following US A) we might be able to get aproperty where I could go back to an equine role self employed,probably livery until I'm used to working physically again Seems really mercenary being amoung the only group o people in the Western orld for whom the economy problems might have a plus side
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:44 AM   #18
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[quote=amber;636452]Hey Lulu, a stay at home mom is the toughest job ever! quote]

Yeah, but I don't have kids ROFL (on the look out for some though )
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:45 AM   #19
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lulu, why don't you say you are the boss of a small family-owned company? ;o))

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Lots of blood, lots of scheisse and lots of body parts from mostly farm animals
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So interesting to learn more about you all....... I am an independent contractor, working in film/commercials or in construction as a coordinator. Basically, I keep very detailed lists, rally folks together, and keep egotistical heads inflated.... and I am not on a job right now, so am pretty stressed. Ok - grouchy is more like it.
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