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Post by rob » Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:00 pm

Programmer/IT/Whats the name for herding cats :?

Once that is outsourced, prob photographer....
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occupation

Post by Pangloss » Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:52 pm

Immunologist.

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Post by White Coat Investor » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:01 pm

If you don't know I'm not going to tell you. But I took a pass on being a
<---- professional climber so as not to mix business with pleasure.
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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:07 pm

Formerly an accountant. Currently employed as a credit analyst.

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Post by arrete » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:43 pm

Programmer/IT/Whats the name for herding cats.
rob! Which cat herder are you? cat herder.

Kathy - sorry. My 2nd favorite commercial. My first is this. Welcome home.
Quando omni flunkus moritati

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Post by jeff mc » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:58 pm

starting back in '87, front man for a little known rap band, former MC, of public enemy. well... maybe not... :roll: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Enemy

since then, chemical engineer.
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Post by WiseNLucky » Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:35 am

arrete wrote:
Programmer/IT/Whats the name for herding cats.
rob! Which cat herder are you? cat herder.

Kathy - sorry. My 2nd favorite commercial. My first is this. Welcome home.
I love both those commercials too!
WiseNLucky

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Post by United » Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:30 pm

Student, but soon to be an electrical engineering intern.

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Post by relay » Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:00 pm

Electrical engineer, project engineer, et al, retired. Defense/image intelligence community.

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Work Now Nex Careeer FP?

Post by Rick » Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:12 pm

28 Yrs in Oil & Gas. Retire in about 6 yrs.
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Re: Work Now Nex Careeer FP?

Post by orthros » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:39 pm

Rickdunnjr wrote:28 Yrs with ExxonMobil corp. Retire in about 6 yrs. Thinking of FP for my next career...wont have to make much $ ... so I can be ethical....comments.

Rick
In a perfect world, I would be a fee-only, flat-fee financial planner.

So I say.. go for it. I'm sure you'll be better than 99% of what's out there today.

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Post by rob » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:47 pm

arrete wrote: rob! Which cat herder are you? cat herder.
:lol: Cool ad.... Those cats seem far too easy though... too many in the right direction. The ones I deal with are trying to scratch your eyes out while wandering anywhere but in the right direction. :?
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Post by janakybrent » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:12 am

I shouldn't be TOO out of place here, with all the engineers and techies. :lol:

I'm a former research scientist, turned finance guy. I used to work in biotechnology labs (I'll be honest...I cannot stand solitary confinement doing column separations of proteins!).

I now am partner in a wealth management firm doing marketing and business development. I still enjoy science, but it's more for personal gain (nutrition, sports supplement biochemistry, metabolism, etc).

Glad to see there are science minds on this board!

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Post by XtremeSki2001 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:21 am

Sounds like I'll fit right in ... fellow cat herder here (funny commercial!)

Oracle Administrator .... considering Risk Consulting down the road. I fix computers on the side to help pay-off college debt. If you've got a problem, I can fix it.

Recent college graduate, only 1 year out!

Father is a Series 7, CFA, etc. Financial Planner. I've been brainwashed since birth, but it's a good thing!
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Post by Bounca » Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:41 am

I do engineering work to make sure you don't keel over while getting injected with a hand full of various vaccines.

...so be nice :lol:

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engineer

Post by simas » Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:54 am

engineer in IT space ( been database developer, DBA, programmer/analyst, systems engineer, data architect - whatever title is happen to be needed at particular time)

love smaller organizations and environment associated with it, love IT space and solving problems daily (each day new one), love 'building' things (creating something new)


looking forward to part/full time stay at home dad in few years

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Post by PaulW » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:23 pm

Retired CPA & farmer.

Now a full time Diehards lurker. One of these days I might even have a worthwhile comment for this board.

Paul

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Post by mikeh » Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:13 pm

chemical engineer making fireworks for the army.

and hopefully one day i'll be able to be a professional climber/photographer (bouldering) so that i can quit the daily grind.

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It Manager/ Part time Musician

Post by macpiano » Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:32 pm

For years full time in music, luckily the last 7 full time in IT. Pays much much better. Luckily I picked it up on my own and do it as well as I can do music. It's because I can count to 8. Still do music part time.

Gary

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work or play

Post by Judsen » Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:54 pm

Mechanic, machinist, instrumentation technition, industrial engineer, mfg. engineer, plant engineer, dir hospital engineering, retired.- So now I camp, kayak, and fish. ---Jud

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Post by johnoutk » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:58 pm

Anesthesiologist
In college I majored in apathy with a minor in indecisiveness but there weren't many well paying jobs available.

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Post by Lynn » Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:08 pm

Pharmacist--specialize in infectious diseases.
Lynn

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Family Physician

Post by family_doc » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:51 am

Family Physician

Soon to be retired in 3 months :D !

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Post by modal » Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:09 am

Another electrical engineer here...

When I was in High School, I wanted to pursue chemical engineering, though.

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Post by Ballgame » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:03 pm

Home Builder

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Post by vectorizer » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:49 pm

tslemoyne wrote:Musician/Composer/Performer. Currently the touring bass player for Gnarls Barkley
You win.

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Post by DaleMaley » Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:19 pm

Full time Mechanical Engineer with an MBA.
Part-time Financial Planner.
Part-time Author.

:lol:
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Post by Alex Frakt » Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:00 pm

former: bulletmaker, gunstore clerk, programmer (junior grade), top tier tech support (translator between major clients and head coder) for Multiple Listing Services (real estate listing services) vendor, reference librarian (junior grade) at U of Illinois, Multimedia Services Librarian at Northwestern U.

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Post by DaleMaley » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:41 am

Out of curiousity, I tallied up the results......and darn......the IT folks outnumber us engineers :(

Occupation.............................#Respondents...%
  • IT (harware/software)................15.....22%
    Engineering...............................13.....19%
    Accounting..................................5.....7%
    Physician....................................4.....6%
    Professor or Teacher...................3.....4%
    N/A...unable to determine............3.....4%
    Military.......................................3.....4%
    Student.......................................2.....3%
    Pharmacist..................................2.....3%
    Advertising..................................1.....1%
    Economist...................................1
    Conservationist...........................1
    Paramedic..................................1
    Safety........................................1
    Musician.....................................1
    Soil Scientist...............................1
    Importer.....................................1
    Artist..........................................1
    Healthcare..................................1
    Legislative Liasson.......................1
    Banker.......................................1
    Government................................1
    Speech Pathologist.......................1
    Research Scientist........................1
    Anesthesiologist...........................1
    Home Builder...............................1
    Law Firm Manager........................1
n=# replies = 68
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Post by XtremeSki2001 » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:33 am

DaleMaley wrote:Out of curiousity, I tallied up the results......and darn......the IT folks outnumber us engineers :(
That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!
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Post by investor » Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:04 pm

retired engineer
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Post by CaptSJD » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:33 pm

Airline Pilot

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Post by gkaplan » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:37 pm

Archives Technician (with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration)
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Post by norm » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:11 pm

Dale,

You forgot us retirees in your tally.

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Post by DaleMaley » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:31 pm

When I tallied up results........if person was retired........I put their occupation before retirement if they mentioned it.
Most investors, both institutional and individual, will find that the best way to own common stocks is through an index fund that charges minimal fees. – Warren Buffett

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