What do you do?
Posted: 22 March 2007 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m just wondering what most of my fellow atheists do for a living. I’m about to graduate from college with a Bachelor’s in English, and I’m looking into a number of fields. While investigating, I began to think about all of the people on this forum and what they do from day-to-day.

So what do you do for a living?

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Posted: 22 March 2007 03:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Posted: 22 March 2007 04:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Well, currently I’m working on a second degree.  I’m wanting to get out of the Psychology field, because I have discovered I enjoyed studying the subject, but I do not enjoy working with the mentally ill.  Oh the people are fine, but there are some very sad cases and I empathize too much with people to stay in the field. You get burnt out after a while.

So, now I hope to be a writer and the meantime I’m taking classes at a local uni to hone my writing skills.  I enjoy writing Star Trek and have a fanfic site, but I also like to write non-fiction too.  I’ve been considering lately trying to figure out something to submit to Humanist News Network or even The Humanist magazine, so currently I’m pondering what will be of interest to them and then send a query letter to them.  I’ve looked into The Humanist submitting process and I can do it, if I can figure out what they would be interested in having.  I don’t want to be redundant either, then they might not consider it.

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Posted: 22 March 2007 05:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’ve had just about every job from factory to food service to clerical. Even did a fishing boat in Alaska once. Spent way too many years in school getting degrees in English Lit, General Biology, Primate Behavior, and finally Veterinary Medicine. Currently I’m a small animal veterinarian, and my wife says I don’t get to change my mind or go to school anymore. grin

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Posted: 23 March 2007 07:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Posted: 23 March 2007 09:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Posted: 23 March 2007 02:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Posted: 30 March 2007 05:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Back from Retirement Lawyer.
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Posted: 08 April 2007 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Retired polymer chemist.  Although, when someone pompous asked me that after I had given a presentation at a UU Area Council, I said “Paint Salesman.” 

He said, “Oh, really” and I could see his opinion of me go way down. 

I then said, “However, an artist could be called a paint salesman.”

“Oh, you were so organized and made an excellent presentation.  I would not have expected that of an artist.”

“I didn’t say I was an artist, only that I could be an artist.”

“Oh, then what ARE you?”

“Hungry,” then I walked away and over to the refreshment table.

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Posted: 08 April 2007 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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What do you do?

I work in a community mental health center as a child case manager. My job is to build skills (anger mgmt, coping, decision making skills) with the child and parents to prevent out of home placement.  Not a good paying job but it is sometimes rewarding.

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Posted: 08 April 2007 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I work in a community mental health center as a child case manager. My job is to build skills (anger mgmt, coping, decision making skills) with the child and parents to prevent out of home placement.  Not a good paying job but it is sometimes rewarding.

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Posted: 14 August 2007 08:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Good question. I used to work for SEVEN years in a supermarket. A little too long if you consider I’m only 27 years old. Why I didn’t do something better with my life ? First of all my life is not over yet, I’m just really starting to live now. Second it is a long story and one day I would like to include it in my biography but for now I need to copyright it.
Right now I just got lucky. Met a great guy and I work with him in his computer repair service company in New York. In two months of time I learned marketing, webdesign and how to live with another human being.  A lot been accomplished.

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Posted: 15 August 2007 12:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I’m a math grad student.

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Posted: 15 August 2007 01:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Hi Jaik,

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation.

I graduated from University of Tennessee with a degree in Social Work and a minor in Business. After graduation I began working with our Dept of Children’s Services at a Level 3 secure Youth Development Center (aka juvenile prison) with kids who had been committed to state custody for felony conviction. My title was Classification Case Manager which classified them according to their committing offenses and after evaluation of their needs recommended an appropriate treatment program. As you can imagine, the money was not good but then social workers don’t get into the field for the money.

After about five years I changed jobs and began working at a Community Mental Healh Center working with children ages 5 to 18 all having a diagnosed mental illness such as ADHD, Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and others. I’m considered an intensive case manager meaning that I visit the child in the home and his/her school at least twice weekly, devleoping a treatment plan with their parents and hopefully improving their daily functioning such as social skills, academic commitment, parenting skills, etc, some informal individual therapy is attempted although since I have a four year degree I’m not really qualified for this;  usually takes a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters for therapy.

Our clients come from low income families who qualify for Tenncare, our state’s medicare program which covers all children based upon income.


I’d like to teach but I don’t like the idea of having such a rigid routine every day. My schedule permits lots of flexibility and quite a bit of traveling around the county.

I hope this helps,  good luck.

David

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Posted: 15 August 2007 02:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Posted: 15 August 2007 03:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I’m a nurse.

Or put another way: I’m permanently tired, under paid, stressed, abused by management, spat on, assaulted and always cheerful.

But on a positive note, 90% of my colleagues are attractive young women who dress in nurse’s uniform!

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Those who understand binary numbers and those who do not.

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