What Does Your SO Do For a Living?

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What Does Your SO Do For a Living?
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Tue, 08-11-2009 - 6:52pm
We've talked about the amount of money an SO makes and if it's significant to us.
 

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Tue, 08-11-2009 - 6:54pm

D is a tire salesman.

 
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Tue, 08-11-2009 - 8:28pm
C works in my building doing maintenance and custodial work. As long as he's working and the work is legal and little moral objection, he's happy and it allows us to be together as a family in the evenings, I don't care what line of work he finds employment.


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Tue, 08-11-2009 - 8:30pm

He is a chemist. And while that may sound impressive, he says it's a dead end job (no career advancement).

I'm with you: As long as the job makes the man happy, then, it's fine by me.

I'm not really that interested in what a guy does for a living, but their educational background does for some strange reason. I guess it's because I was raised to always study study study. lol.

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Wed, 08-12-2009 - 8:27am
J. is a quality control manager for a company that makes parts( they have a couple of contracts with nasa) and such type stuff..
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Wed, 08-12-2009 - 8:40pm
No, not really. I've dated guys that had all kinds of jobs. My college boyfriend wanted to be a professor when we were in college -- but he ended up working in marketing and sales. He hates it though and wants to go back to school. After him, I dated a guy who is a molecular biologist (he was in grad school when we met). After that, I dated a guy who worked in the business aspects of a business that bought and sold domain names. Then an aerospace engineer (aka rocket scientist). Then a lawyer for a while. And my current SO is a computer programer. The level of education matters to me. But the job and pay doesn't.
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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 10:21pm

Mr. Pooh is a Vehicle Readiness Coordinator for our city's transportation system.

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Fri, 08-14-2009 - 1:23am
At the moment while I'm not well my hubby is my carer and looking for work.
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Fri, 08-14-2009 - 9:44am

<<"I used to be an "education snob". I was big on people who had college degrees and could use you're and your properly. My college BFF's husband never went to college until recently and I never thought twice about it.

During my self-imposed exile, I realized that the level of education didn't matter, if a person was basically good and moral and gainfully employed." >>

I whole-heartedly agree. I was an education snob, too, but learned my lesson the hard way.

My husband has his GED and only a few college classes under his belt. College wasn't his thing.

My dad only has a high school education but he knows more than many people with a college degree and he is definitely one of the smarted people I know.

A college diploma may mean a person passed the class but it doesn't mean he or she knows anything. Education doesn't have to be done formally in the classroom. Living life is education enough alone.


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Fri, 08-14-2009 - 12:40pm

I'm the youngest of four children.

 
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Fri, 08-14-2009 - 10:33pm
Tim works for a bank - he was in their mortgage customer service call center, hopped over to a personal banker for a bit but didn't like .. back to the call center .. and just recently got a new job (and a raise woohoo) in the bankruptcy department. The more he talks about it lately, the more he thinks he'll end up climbing the corporate ladder.

He's also a volunteer firefighter - which is his dream, but unfortunately no fire departments have been hiring at all the last couple of years. Once they start hiring again, he may look towards that again as his career, as opposed to climbing the corporate ladder!

Of course, whatever his decision, will be the right one. I'm happy with either!


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