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jrbarnett
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: AstroDan77]
      #5945795 - 06/28/13 11:16 PM

That is one job that is is *good* to be bored while doing. The alternative isn't good for anyone.

- Jim


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kfrederick
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5946983 - 06/29/13 06:03 PM

Turn grass into milk or the cows do

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DJohnson
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: kfrederick]
      #5947560 - 06/30/13 04:57 AM

Self employed. I own a game store, not the kind that sells video games, but the kind that does Board Games, Card games and Miniatures games.

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Howie Glatter
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: kfrederick]
      #5947594 - 06/30/13 06:47 AM

Reality tester.

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jimichelle
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: Howie Glatter]
      #5949427 - 07/01/13 10:46 AM

My wife and I are CPAs. Probably won't be doing too much late night observing leading up to April 15th each year...

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Chandler2112
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: jimichelle]
      #5966877 - 07/12/13 06:22 AM

Refractive eye surgeon... it's a great job and eye like it.

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Geo31
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: Chandler2112]
      #5966936 - 07/12/13 08:21 AM

Beancounter

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csrlice12
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: Geo31]
      #5967029 - 07/12/13 09:31 AM

Wake up and be glad I did?

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pdxmoon
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5968045 - 07/12/13 08:14 PM

Currently a middle school drama teacher and adjunct professor. Previously an actor, then a writer and producer for television-- that glowing thing that others watch at night whilst we star gaze.

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BPO
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Loc: South Island, NZ
Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: pdxmoon]
      #5968127 - 07/12/13 09:31 PM


Self-employed astronaut.


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Geo31
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: pdxmoon]
      #5968818 - 07/13/13 10:53 AM

Quote:

Currently a middle school drama teacher...




I wouldn't think middle schoolers would need to be taught drama - they are so full of it.


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Bernie Poskus
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: roscoe]
      #5969136 - 07/13/13 03:00 PM

I've been an attorney for 35 years, working primarily in the area of probate litigation. It has no connection to my hobbies.

I have been a ham radio operator since I was 16. Although I believe I am doing the work I was born to do, with hobbies such as ham radio and astronomy, I wonder whether I should have been an engineer. My father was a physician, and at the end of his career, he said that he should have been an engineer.


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Bernie Poskus
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: chaoscosmos]
      #5969146 - 07/13/13 03:04 PM

Quote:

I've always enjoyed science and nature and delving into the mysteries of the universe. Loved reading popular science books by Isaac Asimov.




Chaoscosmos, I have always loved Asimov's writing, in particular, his Foundation Trilogy (one of the scifi classics). I also have loved Arthur C. Clarke and got to meet him in college (to this day, a real thrill for me to have gotten to do that).


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llanitedave
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: Bernie Poskus]
      #5970828 - 07/14/13 05:38 PM

I was a child of Apollo, fascinated by rockets, stars, planets and moons. When I joined the Navy in 1974 it was to work with Poseidon missiles, my thinking being that I could translate my training into some type of rocketry work after my discharge. It was not to be, and the self-employed missile-repair shop owner on 5th and Main didn't seem to have much of a future.

So I used my GI bill, moved to Austin and got a degree in Geology. It has a lot of the same "feel" that astronomy does, being so intimately involved with deep time and evolutionary origins. I spent many years working on Yucca Mountain in Nevada, investigating the place for nuclear waste storage. It would have been interesting seeing some of the spent fuel rods from my old submarine making their way down into the tunnels. Since then I've investigated energy storage in Iowa, aquifer geometry in Death Valley, and currently I'm working on establishing a new gold mine near Eureka, NV. I doubt that I'd be much good doing anything else. But I like what I do, so I'm fine with it.


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ivancast09
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: llanitedave]
      #5973214 - 07/15/13 10:05 PM

I am an electrician. Resedential and commercial. I enjoy its not as labor intensive as other trades and everyone needs and wants power. Especially to power some big fancy telescopes.

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Turkinolith
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: ivancast09]
      #5973534 - 07/16/13 03:24 AM

Video game designer.
I spend my days coming up with things for players to hit with virtual swords and spells.


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jag767
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: Turkinolith]
      #5973681 - 07/16/13 08:01 AM

I own a couple of small gyms. Hoping to own a couple more and grow out of state next year.

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starquake
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: jag767]
      #5974465 - 07/16/13 03:59 PM

I'm a starfleet commander.

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precaud
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? new [Re: starquake]
      #5975647 - 07/17/13 09:41 AM

I'm a designer/inventor of audio-related stuff (just got a patent approved on Monday!), and I refurbish and sell electronic test equipment.
http://www.linearz.com/


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EJohnson
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Re: Another poll -- what do you do for a living? [Re: precaud]
      #5975925 - 07/17/13 12:44 PM

In my first incarnation as an adult, I was a high school chemistry and physical sciences teacher. Ten years ago, I went back to school and am now a pharmacist. But what I really want to be is a visual observer with always clear nights and needing no sleep so I can enjoy the days too!

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