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  1. Simonr1978

    Simonr1978 New Member

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    OK I know we've got the "Introduce Yourself" thread, but I thought it might be interesting to find out what fellow forum goers do with themselves (No not anything like that :roll: :lol: ) for their main-time occupation.

    So, what do you do? And what does your main occupation involve?
     
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    I study History at Leiden University. I have just completed my second year, so hopefully a year from now I'll get to call myself Bachelor of Arts (and I'll be 19, but it's rude to brag). I've chosen Ancient History as my field of specialization since I found this part of history to be the most absolutely interesting of all - though of course I intend to make it as military as possible. :wink:
     
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    i'm studying biomedical sciences at the university of Ghent and i'm going to my second year. with some luck i only have two years to go and i'm bachelor in the Biomedical science and then i'll do two years and can call myself master in the Biomedical sciences.
     
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    I've just finished my 1st year of GCSE, and I work various part time jobs such as a builder, band manager and lyricist.
     
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    I'm a young guy... going into 12th grade in South Africa now. So I guess I do school, and I work quite a bit around the house, if that counts? :grin: What about you Simon?
     
  6. Simonr1978

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    I work as a Support Technician on the London Underground Signals, I started that June 5th this year. We're basically Electrician's mates, but very well paid ones. The good sides of the job are more or less permanent night work (Which suits me better), pay, overtime, the chance to get on courses and become eventually fully fledged Technical Officers (Extremely well paid!) in our right.

    The down sides for me are the travel (Which is long and expensive) and the heat, working in the deep tube lines is hot and I'm reliably informed that this is the case regardless of time of year so there's no let-up even in winter. But at least it keeps us out of the wind and rain when the weather is inclement.
     
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    Just finished my first year Chemistry.
    But they still won't let me take sulfuric acid back home :roll:
     
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    I used to be a teacher but escaped a few years ago and now run my own IT and Training company.

    Tom
     
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    I'm going into grade 12 in canada, and I also deliver newspepers for pocket money.

    I intend to go to university after grade 12, and then join the military as a commisioned officer(not sure which field yet)
     
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    I'm a full-time banker, and is taking a part-time bachelor-like degree in economics and have currently-idle part-time bacholor studies in history and programming.
     
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    i feel embarased to tell this,
    i'm working in a cabinet shop ( custom furnitures ), running the CNC and a sliding table saw, also do maintenence on the machines, and my school background : i studied in mexico and i have a DDS degre, i grad in 83 but have not work in my field since 90, :oops:
     
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    I do water and wastewater treatment. I take water from the ground and turn into drinking water for a municipal water system. We also treat the sewer in the same city.

    I have a part-time business involving buying, selling, and transferring firearms and accessories.
     
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    Most of you are making me feel old :D

    I've worked as a teacher and an administrator in education authorities and a university. But I took early retirement last year so I can concentrate on writing, editing and research. I now work part-time from home as an editor for Jane's Information Group (I'm co-editor of Jane's Ammunition Handbook). I also edit The Cartridge Researcher, the journal of the European Cartridge Research Association, and write books when I get the time: mostly on military technology (Assault Rifle, Rapid Fire, Flying Guns) but also fiction (The Foresight War). I'm currently half-way through a second novel and just about to start two more military tech books. And I have a website to look after.

    I used to do all of these things while working - I don't know how I ever found the time!

    Tony Williams: Military gun and ammunition website and discussion forum
     
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    me262
    Don't feel embarassed. Academic credentials are good, but the lack doesn't prevent you from being right (and vica versa). For example, the chronometer (which has ensured the safe travel of thousands of ships) was invented by a carpenter.
     
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    I work as an Administrator at a university. I myself studied History at Uni, and the only time I have actually used that qualification was the fact that I needed 'a degree' to get my job.
     
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    Currently unemployed (again). But I'm a mechanical design engineer - what used to be called a draughtsman in the old days...
     
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    Accounts clerk in a small research institute that seems to mostly specialise in finding new and interesting ways to piss away tax payer’s money.

    You might have guessed I'm just a tiny bit cynical about my employers actual value.
     
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    I am a deputy sheriff, working in a jail. I finished up my Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice right after I retired from the Marine Corps. In whatever spare time work, the wife, and the kids (not in that order! :) ) leave me, I also make maps. Primarily, these maps are for books published by the Aberjona Press, but I also freelance now. I even have my own website! I also seem to have a penchant for volunteering to help out e-friends with research, reading papers, and sometimes helping people whose primary language isn't English with their translations.




    Oh, yeah. I sleep sometimes, too!
     
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    I'm a Deputy Sheriff working in corrections as well.This is my 14th year on the job.
     
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    I am a Vascular Sonographer at a large clinic ( 400+ physicians).
    I use ultrasound to diagnose vacular disease and work closely with the surgeons who treat my patients.
     

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