Lets talk about work....

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-05-2007
Lets talk about work....
113
Tue, 08-05-2008 - 1:37pm

What type of work do you currently do?

*********

Ducky

Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 08-06-2008 - 1:21pm

Isn't it wonderful when you have that extra-special HS teacher? My physics teacher was hilarious. I remember one of his test questions (regarding how to calculate force) went "Bubba has just escaped from a maximum security prison for the criminally insane. Police have cornered Bubba at a construction site nearby, but he is swinging a 25 lb block of concrete from a 3-foot long chain at 2 meters/second. Based on how much force the block of concrete is exerting, would it be wise or unwise for an officer to approach Bubba, and why?"

Never a dull moment, not even while taking a test.



Photobucket













iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 08-06-2008 - 3:29pm
My dad and my paternal grandfather. And my mom's family was full of engineers.

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> 

Avatar for mkatherine
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 08-06-2008 - 3:32pm

Liza had a sub this year who spent some time asking the kdis what they wanted to do when they grew up. Liza said she wanted to "go to college for acting and directing and then become an actor on broadway and then move to Hollywood to become a Director"

 

Yes. We. Did.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-22-2008
Wed, 08-06-2008 - 3:38pm

I find that interesting .. PNJ's history too.


We don't have any "thing" in our family.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-08-2006
Wed, 08-06-2008 - 3:40pm

My dd has the same ambition, but it is not "in our blood", it is definitely not what we did in any generation on either side of the family

Avatar for mkatherine
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 08-06-2008 - 3:41pm
that was my dream when I was in high school but my math grades wuld never have gotten me into Yale Drama -- but my four years in the Holy cross theater department were sheer heaven.
"If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion,"

- Jeane "Dear Abby" Phillips, in an interview with Lisa Leff.

 

Yes. We. Did.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2003
Wed, 08-06-2008 - 3:47pm

I've been a SAHM for going on 8 years now.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Wed, 08-06-2008 - 3:56pm

Well...


at least you "know" someone who could check up on her there. :)

suzjuly6.jpg picture by LadyCaribou

suzjuly6.jpg picture by LadyCaribou

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-19-2008
Wed, 08-06-2008 - 4:24pm

What type of work do you currently do? I work in the accounts receivable department in a company.

How many hours a week do you spend *working*? 35 hours after you minus the hour lunches (which i sometimes work through)

If you sah, what type of work did you do prior to sahing? Have never SAH, but am still currently on mat leave (1 yr)

Do you have a degree in your field, or other? Nope, I worked my way from the bottom, till I got to where I am, have been with this company now for almost 5 years.

How many years have you been in this profession? 7 years

Do you consider the work you do a career? I've always considered a career something like a lawyer, doctor..ect, since I'm not an accountant, and just in accounting, I consider what I do a job...lol!

Is your job very social, or somewhat isolated? Very social, in an office of about 40 ppl, very laid back, no dress code, ppl are chatty, makes going to work every day a joy!

If you're a sahm, what types of things do you do for socialization (outside of the kids)? Well since being off almost a year so far, I've had to have time to myself or I'd go crazy. I go to the gym 3 nights a week, and try to fit in something here or there apart from the gym that I enjoy doing like shopping, a movie, coffee with a friend. (cause the gym is just to lose the baby weight...lol)

Anything you want to add concerning your work, profession, or career? I'm lucky to be have the job I have, it offers a lot of flexibility, especially when you have kids.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2008
Wed, 08-06-2008 - 4:50pm

"My kids are still small, so I've tried not to over-commit. But I can already see how volunteer work can suck up more and more time if you let it. "

I have what I call "Helium Hand". I'm a soccer coach, a soccer referee, a teen youth group (non-church) adviser, and our church youth choir director. They're begging me to be an officer for the middle school PTA, but I told them I'd rather just help with events as they come up rather than be on the board. Fortunately the soccer gig is just seasonal :)

rhonda-1.gif picture by fouripleys

Photobucket

Pages