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What Is/was Your Job/career?

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I have a Cosmetology license also. I have never worked in a Salon. When I first got married and was finishing Beauty School, my husband said he could support us and he didn't want me working. I thought that was so sweet. But, I wanted to help. He didn't want me doing other peoples hair, especially men. So, he LET me do family members hair over the years. I ended up down the road having more men than women. They paid better came more often and told exciting stories. Plus, having 3 sons and their friends, I was always busy. When my sons were older my local pharmacist was desperate one day for me to help out when I was in picking up a few items. So, I stay around for a few hours counting pills for him. Sticking on labels and answering the phone. Then he asked if I could come back for a couple days until he could hire a girl or two. So, I said sure. I enjoyed the work so much after the 3rd day I said how about just hiring me? He was so shocked. I stayed there for over 10 years as his lab tech / girl friday. Our partership ended when I moved out into the country about 1 1/2 hours away. Within 2 months he sold his pharmacy to the big conglomerates. He didn't want to go through the young girls and theft and he felt like he was starting over. That made me feel so good. He is now retired and living in Florida. We see each other a couple times a year. I loved my job. I couldn't take the stress today though. Sheryl


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Waitressing, housekeeping and ironing... all for others, while I was in high school. Ten years of sales experience... in various departments... then I went to college for three years and loved it! Unfortunately, it was not to be... that I continue. So, I went on to be a receptionist/secretary, purchasing agent for a school supply over the next five years. After that, I drove school bus, keeping the same routes... for five years, with high school students and kindergarten children.... They were all great kids and I enjoyed it, but it was time to move on to working with my hubby... which I did for ten years. I really have to say... how special it was for me... to be able to work with him! (On September 20, we celebrate our 21st anniversary... and I'm very happy about that :D ).

 

Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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I am a jack of all trades... LOL! I have done alot of jobs in my life. Now I'm just me trying to find what I really want to do, I went to college but you know you never get to do what you went to college for, the money spent for us to get a beeter job is silly when most of us actually don't do what we went to school for. OH well enjoy life and take each day as it comes, Sam


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wow :o I guess I'm the only bum I am a home health aide for the elderly and disabled in short just a house keeper but I love most of my clients dearly they realy make my job worth doing the worst part is when I lose one of them :( there are some truley special people in this world Smiles to all Betty

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Betty,

 

What you do is very special. My daughter did that job for a while, it isn't easy. And it takes someone special to be able to handle it. I couldn't do that job, no way, no how. Bum? I think not!I used to tell my daughter that she was an earth angel to these people. I know you do more than just clean their houses and help them to dress. Sometimes the home aides are the only people that come and see them and they look very forward to your visits. Thank goodness for people like you!

 

Hope your havin' a great week!


Happy people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have!

 

Warm and Happy to you! Vee

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Hi Betty,

From experience with my Dad, Home Health Aids are NOT bums! They are a truly wonderful group of dedicated people. I allways marveled at how caring and special my Dad's health aids were. They allways went the extra mile. How do you do it? Especially when you loose one?

Take Care, and don't sell yourself short, you are very much appreciated!

Patty

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Betty,

I totally admire your career. My Mom is/was a nurse and did Hospice for years. It takes a very special person to do what you are doing.

I volunteered for Meals on Wheels for several years and loved it and it's not even close to what you are doing. It is really rewarding.

You are making such a difference in these people's lives.

xoxo

Tangelos

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hi everyone.

i was an emt in a fire hall in tennessee for four years, then went into nursing. i've worked in many different areas... prison nursing, hiv/aids, endoscopy (we all know what that's about, lol), and oncology, which was my absolute favorite. i worked in medical oncology in a chemo infusion suite until I got sick and had to leave it.

 

now I work 12 hours a week in a skilled nursing facility. it's certainly not a glamorous job, but I've found more blessings in it than you could imagine. we have quite a few terminally ill/hospice residents who make my job incredibly rewarding. what a blessing in disguise!!

 

sharon

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Hello All:

 

I'm in construction. Have been for 20 plus years. I'm a project coordinator responsible for all the submittals that go into the project. I also handle the RFI's, COR's, PCO's, etc. It's challenging, but I do like it. It also provides me the opportunity to work at home if I have to. Lately, my company will not let me work at home (don't know why), so presently I'm out on disability.

 

My one wish career wise, is that I continued with college. My second wish, that companies would start treating women with the same respect they give men. Without a degree, it's been a constant uphill battle, and I'm getting tired.

 

I fought for my sons to get degrees, knowing that without one, life would be a battle. Although I'm not in touch with them anymore, at last knowledge, they both had good, productive careers providing a generous salary. :)


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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I was a print finisher -- note I said was! I ran my own business until 2003 when I had to give it up because of my health issues.

I'm a full time layabout blogger. I write on this site. I also host my own little spot on local radio, recipes ideas! every Thurs morning at 11. I'm also in the middle of house renovating. I've done lot's of things in my time but only ever one full time job.

I'm a professional full time stay at home and crawl the wall mum. To be honest I'd rather go back to work?

Best wishes

Barbs xx

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And another cool message running.....

 

I have an Associates Degree in Medical Office Technology. I am a Financial Analyst Assistant for a health insurance here in Virginia Beach, VA.

 

Take care ya'll

 

Sue


Asthma 1998, Diabetes 2007, Morphea 2007, Fibromyalgia 2007.

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Hi Everyone:

 

I was a Legal Assistant / Paralegal for 16 years and then tired of the office politics so went back to school and now I sell insurance for Bankers Life. Get this, I sell long term care insurance but I wasn't smart enough to get it for myself as I didn't think I was old enough yet and now I won't be able to get it now that I have sclero! Who would have thunk, huh? Now comtemplating if I will be able to continue working as I make house calls which requires driving and going into seniors houses, which makes it difficult. You never know if they are sick and what kind of enviornment you are going into. Never mind I haven't felt safe driving out of town with my meds as I fall asleep at the drop of a hat.

 

It's a great mix of people here and so very many of you are so educated no wonder we get such great feedback when we post problems and questions.

 

Thanks all and stay warm!

 

Peggy (Margaret - that's my legal name but I go by Peggy)

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I have been a registered nurse for 25 years & about the same amount of time that I have had sclero. I work in home health care. I also live in Florida (not far from Stetson, Gulfport, FL).

Sydney

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