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Post  Jaco Kriek on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:09 am

Hi all

At a recent club meeting I got into discussions on bonsai with members I’m not really familiar with. The discussion turned to the day jobs we do and I realised just how diverse we as bonsai lovers are, as far as different professions go. Our jobs have nothing to do with the fact that we practise bonsai. Reading the threads this morning I was wondering what day jobs the IBC members hold.

Would you care to tell?

I’ll start: I am a Civil engineering technologist designing municipal services (such as water and sewer reticulations) for towns.

How about you?

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Jaco

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Post  Stone Monkey on Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:39 am

I work for London Underground in Fire Compliance where I am a CAD Technician and draw plans for the Underground Stations Very Happy

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Post  landerloos on Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:42 am

Hi,

I am a natur and environmental technologist, (no job though) I'am also a greenhouse gardner and a mecanik (cars way back in the 80's)

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Re: The day jobs we do?

Post  AlainK on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:17 am

I teach English in a secondary school (15-18 year-old pupils) Embarassed

But I'm the only one in my club (about 20 people) to visit English-speaking forums, and a minority of them are members of a French-speaking forum. Their day-jobs are very different : there's a retired executive who used to work for IBM, factory workers, a gardener, a saxophonist (jazz, and private lessons), a couple of people working for or owning small construction businesses, a fireman, a soldier, office workers... and a tiny minority of women Neutral

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Post  fiona on Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:05 am

AlainK wrote: Their day-jobs are very different : there's a retired executive ...other examples.. and a tiny minority of women

Ooooh Alain! So - is being a woman a "job" in itself? I've always said it is, and there's a helluva big job description accompanying it.

Please note, dear readers, this is a complete and utter leg pull. Unless of course you're brave enough to take us on here. Gals, be ready for this.


btw freelance school teacher/college lecturer in English, Communications, Training & Development, S&M (and Tony, that's Supervision and Management - not the other one!) and at one time Horticulture.

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Post  AlainK on Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:27 pm

fiona wrote:
AlainK wrote: Their day-jobs are very different : there's a retired executive ...other examples.. and a tiny minority of women

Ooooh Alain! So - is being a woman a "job" in itself? I've always said it is, and there's a helluva big job description accompanying it.

I asked for it ! Laughing

I noticed how awkward the end of my message was, but I didn't edit it.

Anyway, being a woman is not a "day job", it's a full time job, isn't it Fiona ?... Wink

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Post  EdMerc on Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:31 pm

Software Engineer working with healthcare systems. In our current economy in the U.S. this is a double plus. Very Happy

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Post  Kev Bailey on Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:34 pm

Teacher in secondary school and video producer.


and at one time Horticulture.

That reminds me, you can lead a Horticulture, but you can't make her think.

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The Day Jobs we Do

Post  bonsaisr on Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:09 pm

As some of you already know, I am a retired psychiatric social worker. I know there are a few more of us in the mental health field. I have always been interested in horticultural therapy.
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Post  JimLewis on Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:27 pm

I'm a happily retired environmental educator and part-time editor, who wishes he had retired 40 years ago.

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:31 pm

I am a government scientist who works for the Department of Energy. My work currently focuses on the capture and storage of carbon dioxide produced from the combustion of fossil fuels.

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Post  Dave Murphy on Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:41 pm

I'm a veterinarian, working part-time right now...the rest of the time, I take care of my 2 children and numerous pets.

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:13 pm

I work in LUST (not S&M, but just as wonderfully suggestive! Twisted Evil )

17 years with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency as an Environmental Protection Specialist III, reviewing cleanup activities in the Bureau of Land/ Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Section.

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Post  jon hultgren on Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:21 pm

I am currently a civil engineering student, soon to be an unemployed civil engineering grad as no one seems to be hiring.

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Post  bobby little on Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:10 pm

clinical nurse specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry. and anyone who suggests that this is a girly job, I suggest you try managing a 6 foot two 17 year old gangster from inner city nottingham armed with a pool ball in a sock and a snapped pool cue with only an arthritic 65 year old biddy to help you (can you tell I'm sensitive about this Embarassed ?)

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Post  Harleyrider on Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:14 pm

Right. Time to bring this high-end employment chatter back down to earth!

I'm a welder/fabricator. Our company designs and manufactures exhaust and catalytic converter systems for everything from cars, vans and fork lift trucks to fire engines, buses and we recently made a one-off special for a victorian steam-powered fairground ride.

Actually, it doesn't sound quite that bad when I read it. How clever am I!!

@ Fiona: Don't tempt me Twisted Evil

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:19 pm

I am enjoying this thread. Bobby: I don't blame you for being sensitive. My wife has been a caregiver all her life (as a Registered Nurse)...it takes a special type of person to do what you folks do...tremendous understanding and compassion towards our fellow human beings. Keep up the good work!

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Post  bobby little on Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:30 pm

Harleyrider wrote:Right. Time to bring this high-end employment chatter back down to earth!

I'm a welder/fabricator. Our company designs and manufactures exhaust and catalytic converter systems for everything from cars, vans and fork lift trucks to fire engines, buses and we recently made a one-off special for a victorian steam-powered fairground ride.

Actually, it doesn't sound quite that bad when I read it. How clever am I!!

@ Fiona: Don't tempt me Twisted Evil

see, that's a man's job.

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Post  F. Waheedy on Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:49 pm

Steve maybe you need a new sign for your company Wink

Hi all,

I run a small sign company. We design, manufacture and install shop / showroom signs, banners etc.

Regds,

Faisal

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Re: The day jobs we do?

Post  Tony on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:31 pm

To some I am a rainmaker, to others digital entrepreneur. I work in developing virtual world web applications to engage hard to reach kids to encourage them to learn.
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Post  littleart-fx on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:43 pm

I lead a small 1 person company witch will do anything you can think of
around and in a house except wall paper (hate that!).

Passion however lies in making furniture and woodworking!



It does add some colour in this thread and yes i am proud of it,..... Embarassed

Today finished a small zinc roof for instance crisis comes hard dough!

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Post  Cees on Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:23 pm

I am working for a company who drills pipes underneath railways and highways and anything els were men can't dig.
Sometimes I drill bud most off the time I do iron work like welding and cutting steel.
One off our slogans is;
The days are long
and the wages are small
we pull the pipe
and f....ck them all.

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Post  Smithy on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:22 pm

I'm a gardener ,so i get to to shape big trees. I used to be a fire eater in my younger days.

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Post  Smithy on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:25 pm

Stone Monkey wrote:I work for London Underground in Fire Compliance where I am a CAD Technician and draw plans for the Underground Stations Very Happy

Regards

Andy

I really thought you were a debt collector. Embarassed Laughing

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Re: The day jobs we do?

Post  Jim Doiron on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:46 pm

I am a professional frustrated artist and I do remodeling/finish carpentry/cabinet making to support that. I hope to some day do the art to support a personal furniture-making wood shop but that is a pipe dream.

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