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nemaara
02-17-2016, 08:46 PM
Just wondering, but I thought that this might apply to at least some people. If you don't rely on writing for your income, then what's your occupation?

(e.g. I'm a student, and not one related to any sort of writing).

Glyax
02-17-2016, 08:50 PM
I'm a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps

Myrealana
02-17-2016, 08:56 PM
Currently: Job title is officially "Financial Analyst 5." The company directory lists me as "Senior Business Intelligence Analyst." Effectively, I'm a BI Project Manager.

Currently applying for jobs as Director of Finance or in BI/Finance Project Management -- you know, in case anyone has any hot leads in the Denver area...

Glyax
02-17-2016, 09:40 PM
I like how the first two responses are both from people in Colorado :P

Chase
02-17-2016, 09:54 PM
At least one other thread like this may exist, so it may be moved, but what the heck--jobs change.

I'm a retired teacher, but both fixed incomes aren't enough to get by, so I work full time for part time earnings as an independent editor.

I'm hoping to marry a rich woman, and my girlfriend hopes the same. :greenie

Shadowflame
02-17-2016, 11:28 PM
By day I'm an Association Executive. Don't worry it's a fancy name for a secretary and cat herder, nothing special.
By night I'm a freelance publication minion.

I'm hoping to get a job in a book store in a month or so. (It's much too quiet here!)

KTC
02-17-2016, 11:52 PM
I'll list my DREAM day job. I wanted to be this since I was 4 or 5 years old. And for a brief period in the early 80s, I actually got to do it for a spell. Unfortunately, the pay is incredibly bad.

Window dresser.

(-:

William Haskins
02-18-2016, 12:01 AM
executive producer for a digital media company.

Ravioli
02-18-2016, 01:28 AM
TV and cinema director and screenwriter.

eirbear
02-18-2016, 04:16 AM
Currently, I'm working part-time as a writer/typist/blogger/jack-of-all-trades for a local company that focuses on helping senior citizens write down their life stories.

This is literally only possible because my husband does computer programming and gets more than twice as much money as I got at my former soul-sucking job.

PandaMan
02-18-2016, 07:36 AM
I'm a geographer.

WriterDude
02-18-2016, 11:47 AM
Data, systems and process, and other businessy nonsense.

Helix
02-18-2016, 11:56 AM
I'm retired now. Before that my last position was as a lecturer in zoology.

Brightdreamer
02-18-2016, 06:55 PM
Full-time slob, part-time bookslinger (i.e., page at the local library shipping center.) Basically I take things out of boxes and watch things fall into boxes.

Hey, I've made the news for it a couple times... it is too a real job.

nastyjman
02-18-2016, 07:08 PM
. . . part-time bookslinger . . .

Now I'm imagining you with a cowboy hat, a lasso, bandoliers and two doorstops clipped to your belt.

"You, sir, are ignorant," said the bookslinger.

"I tell you, boy, evolution is the work of the devil!"

The bookslinger drew something underneath his poncho. It flew across the room, whistling in the air. The ignoramus' head tilted back, his forehead marked red, and a book spun above him, revealing its cover: On the Origin of Species.

----

I'm in accounting.

Brightdreamer
02-18-2016, 07:12 PM
Now I'm imagining you with a cowboy hat, a lasso, bandoliers and two doorstops clipped to your belt.

Fastest paperback in the West... ;)

leifwright
02-18-2016, 09:06 PM
I'm the publisher of several hyper-local online newspapers, mugshot sites, a web developer, computer programmer, professional musician and singer, and, of course, author.

noranne
02-19-2016, 06:57 AM
I am a project management consultant. I work on a contract for the Navy.

kikazaru
02-19-2016, 07:29 AM
I guess I'm sort of a bookslinger too. I'm currently employed at a public library.

M.S. Wiggins
02-19-2016, 09:00 AM
...then what's your occupation?

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha... So funny.
Seriously, though. My answer is:

Preoccupation.
Specializing in word-smithery.

*Sigh* *Second sigh here, for emphasis on the first one, and as a prelude to admitting that:*

I wear smiles for tourists two days a week. Some weeks, my cheek muscles hurt from all the faking it heartfelt smiling and knowing that capitalism is very much alive, thriving, and thumping to the rhythm of my cellphone bill.

Fruitbat
02-19-2016, 10:20 AM
I work in defenestration.

heyjude
02-19-2016, 03:47 PM
Fascinating thread!

I work for my church. Officially I run the kids' department, but it's a small church and I do a little bit of everything. Or a lot of everything. One of those.


I work in defenestration.

<--loves Fruitbat

writbeyondmeasure
02-19-2016, 06:10 PM
Atmospheric science student. Decided to write a book during the 3 months (yep, not a typo) of holidays I get as a university student.

Tim Archer
02-19-2016, 09:59 PM
During the day I write dull tech manuals and want to drink.
During the evening I bartend fancy parties and can't drink.

tiakall
02-19-2016, 10:57 PM
Mortgage wench - specifically, construction loans. So if anyone wants to know about the new US government regulations or wants a rant on what caused the 2008 economic collapse (tl;dr: all parties involved were dumb) I guess I'm your girl.

asroc
02-20-2016, 01:20 AM
Studentus interruptus, caregiver for grouchy paternal unit, apparently eternal paramedic.

I_love_coffee
02-20-2016, 04:36 AM
Social Worker.

In my current position, I work with elderly patients who are at high risk for hospital readmission.

Prior to this, I worked with medically fragile pediatric patients at a nursing home for children.

dobiwon
02-21-2016, 06:30 AM
Retired research chemist. Second career as a teacher--I teach and tutor high school and middle school maths and sciences.

Earthling
02-21-2016, 06:38 AM
I'm a bid writer. I answer (often stupid) questions in such a way that earns us more marks than the other bidders. It's excellent for creating self-discipline in writing, and in editing as the word/page counts are often ridiculous. Memorably, a question that was 265 words long covering 15 separate items which I had to answer "comprehensively" in... 500 words. Then the flip side of the coin - the client that wanted a 400 page submission. Thank god we won that, or I might have jumped off a cliff.

CEtchison
02-21-2016, 06:46 AM
I tell everyone I'm in livestock transport. Essentially I drive three little piggies around all day to school, from school, to practice, etc.

My last job before I became a SAHM, I worked in the PR department for a MLB team. I spent my days photoshopping hot baseball players. And then they merged the front offices of the MLB team and the NHL team and I had to add hockey players to my repertoire. Rough gig. :P

redfalcon
02-21-2016, 06:52 PM
Plumber.

I do mostly commercial and industrial repair. Despite my best efforts I am also the slab leak and camera guy at our shop. Before anyone goes there, yes it is a shitty job, that's why we charge so much.

WhitePawn
02-22-2016, 12:59 AM
Registered Nurse.

Before that I was degreed and trained as a Mental Health Therapist. But at $11.33/hr went to CNA work for $16-23/hr, depending. And now I'm here.

Long story short: people addict.

PeteMC
02-22-2016, 08:49 PM
I'm an account delivery manager at a multinational IT outsourcing corporation.

Specifically I herd people who herd mainframes for clients who pay us to herd their mainframes for them so they don't have to do it themselves. Sometimes I help our sales guys sell the clients more herding services.

JasonWrites84
02-22-2016, 08:51 PM
I run my own freelance writing business.

katjapants
02-25-2016, 01:57 AM
I work in a call center. I'm eventually hoping to get enough patrons on Patreon for my blog so I no longer have to work at the call center.

susanjhernandez
02-25-2016, 02:10 AM
I work in defenestration.
TOO funny. I have to go Google this to ensure it means what I think it means.

As for me, Software Engineer / Systems Analyst III. Uh, I mean, programmer. I fight help with SharePoint mostly.

Brutal Mustang
02-25-2016, 02:38 AM
Painter, sculptor, cat herder.

Sagml John
02-25-2016, 02:44 AM
I only knew that from The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch -- Arthur C. Clark. That was back when I was actually remembering words I came across.

For me, programmer (workstation and ASPX) for life. I'm in a small group now, working every stage of the lifecycle and wishing I could just write.

TwilightsDawn11
02-25-2016, 11:49 PM
A wanna be veterinarian (aka connoisseur of poop and all the bodily fluids that come out of your animal)

noirdood
02-26-2016, 05:18 AM
I don't need no stinkin' professions. I was a Pearl Diver, once.

tiggs
02-26-2016, 05:42 AM
Software geek, checking in.


For me, programmer (workstation and ASPX) for life. I'm in a small group now, working every stage of the lifecycle and wishing I could just write.
I hear you. I'd happily give up coding if I could just write all day.

Kuranes
02-26-2016, 06:54 AM
Another software geek here.

Automation engineer, more specifically. I work on automated systems for pharmaceutical/food & beverage/manufacturing. Not as much of a code monkey nowadays; I do miss it from time to time. :(

Maze Runner
02-28-2016, 04:55 AM
small business owner

Pingling
02-28-2016, 03:36 PM
Seeing everyone in such amazing jobs makes me feel so small, young and dumb. I'm about to get an apprenticeship in retail. Retail is not what I usually go for, but this placement is in a comic book store. I felt like I would feel right at home here, with me being a small bit geeky 'n all.

heyjude
02-28-2016, 03:52 PM
Seeing everyone in such amazing jobs makes me feel so small, young and dumb. I'm about to get an apprenticeship in retail. Retail is not what I usually go for, but this placement is in a comic book store. I felt like I would feel right at home here, with me being a small bit geeky 'n all.

You stop that right now. Stand tall and take pride in the job you do to earn a living. Comic book sales sounds like more fun than just about anything! We're proud of you. And, I'm guessing, many of us are a little bit jealous. :)

Chris P
02-28-2016, 03:56 PM
International Program Specialist for the USDA.

Short description is I work with overseas governments and researchers to ensure food imported into the US meets safety and quality standards.

Taylor Harbin
02-28-2016, 05:35 PM
Interpretive Resource Specialist with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Aka, I'm a historian that gives tours in an old house.

Taylor Harbin
02-28-2016, 05:36 PM
Seeing everyone in such amazing jobs makes me feel so small, young and dumb. I'm about to get an apprenticeship in retail. Retail is not what I usually go for, but this placement is in a comic book store. I felt like I would feel right at home here, with me being a small bit geeky 'n all.

Yeah, you just stop right there. I'd jump at the chance to work at a book store, or write full time and do book sales on the side. It's not all about money or prestige! You're going to help people enjoy life!

mikethelabguy
02-29-2016, 06:31 AM
EMR Systems Analyst, formerly a Medical Technologist, soon to be world famous author. At least two of those are right. I'll let you guys speculate as to which two it is ;)

sweet.intuit
08-14-2016, 03:14 AM
physical therapist.

jennontheisland
08-14-2016, 03:31 AM
Engineer. Construction Management.

M.Charles
08-14-2016, 03:32 AM
I used to be in health care, but was assaulted by a patient, and ended up disabled.

So, retired/injured worker is my 'job title'.

My non pay gig is Minion Wrangler, homeschooler, and author (although that pays, upon occasion)

nossmf
08-15-2016, 01:50 AM
Formerly an officer in the USAF, formerly a satellite engineer. Currently full-time job-seeker, dreaming of selling my current WIP to actually pay some bills (though based on early reviews here in AW, that could be a while in coming).

Opty
08-17-2016, 07:00 AM
College instructor / research psychologist

Snitchcat
08-22-2016, 07:37 PM
Tech writer, business consultant, and unofficial cat minion.

Langadune
08-22-2016, 07:42 PM
Nuclear Instrumentation and Control Supervisor. Formerly journeyman electrician. Formerly City Marshal. Formerly warehouse truck driver. Current grandfather and father (full time position).

Myrealana
08-22-2016, 08:02 PM
Currently: Job title is officially "Financial Analyst 5." The company directory lists me as "Senior Business Intelligence Analyst." Effectively, I'm a BI Project Manager.

Currently applying for jobs as Director of Finance or in BI/Finance Project Management -- you know, in case anyone has any hot leads in the Denver area...

Update -- as of 18 April 2016, I am now Manager of Customer Insights and Strategy at a Cable/Internet company.

jlmott
08-22-2016, 08:09 PM
Former elementary and middle school ELA teacher, now a Medicaid examiner for the county department of social services, with an expectation that in a few weeks I will become a Medicaid examiner for the nursing home unit.

DerekReiner
08-23-2016, 01:30 AM
Data Architect for a large transit authority. I play with buses and trains all day. ;)

williemeikle
08-23-2016, 01:34 AM
I spent 25+ years in IT, from programmer up to Major Projects Manager, but I escaped to write full time in 2007.

Cindyt
08-23-2016, 02:37 AM
Sitting on the dock of bay.

Seriously, touching up bomb circuit card insulation at Rockwell International, MSD, Retired.

Marian Perera
08-23-2016, 03:13 AM
Medical laboratory technologist. I process patients' blood specimens on analyzers all night long.

Perks
08-23-2016, 03:23 AM
I used to be a bank manager. I was also a midwife's assistant for a time after that.

Maythe
08-23-2016, 11:16 AM
Head Gardener at a private garden. Though I'm currently signed off work with a fucked up neck/shoulder.

MarkEsq
08-24-2016, 10:07 PM
Assistant District Attorney (aka prosecutor) in Travis County, Texas (aka Austin).

Devil Ledbetter
08-24-2016, 10:43 PM
Marketing Director at a glue factory.

Diana Hignutt
08-24-2016, 10:57 PM
I'm the general manager of a regional pump repair company.

Richard White
08-24-2016, 11:26 PM
Aha! You're the guy who got my job.

<-- interviewed with DNR back in 1983. Almost got the job being the historian at Dillard Mill, but not quite, hence the tour in Uncle Sam's Army


Interpretive Resource Specialist with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Aka, I'm a historian that gives tours in an old house.


I'm with a Fortune 500 defense contractor alternating between being a Technical Writer/Editor and an Analyst. OK, I've spent most of my time being a tech writer/editor mainly because they found out I could write and no one else wants to do it. I did 15.5 years as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army before the service made me an offer I could refuse.

It does make it tough to go home and work on my own fiction after writing for six-eight hours a day doing users' manuals, requirements documents, annotating meeting minutes, and reviewing everyone else's documents at the client site before they get released.

Matt T.
08-25-2016, 01:14 AM
At the moment, I'm a professional job applicant. :tongue

My goal is to become a technical writer/content writer of some sort, preferably in the technology industry (Microsoft would be my dream job, but it's tough to get a job there, to say the least). It's been frustrating finding a position after graduating a few months ago though, and having a jaw surgery next month that will take me out of commission for a few weeks adds an additional complication.

Gravity
08-25-2016, 01:57 AM
Director of of Business Development for a large company that does worldwide medical staffing work for the military.

In my off time I eat salted in the shell peanuts with my wife, drink cheap Mexican beer, watch MST3K videos, and listen to classic rock.

Life's been good to me so far ...

Purplesnow
08-25-2016, 08:09 PM
I work in insurance, insolvency insurance!

So it's like well exciting NOT!

Tiggy
08-26-2016, 01:08 AM
Childcare worker. Sort of. Not employed but do supply work at various places. I'd really like to give it up and do something else though

Not sure what else I can do.

bombergirl69
08-26-2016, 02:43 AM
Psychologist.
Before that, social worker.
Before and during social work, on-air radio talent (community and commercial radio)

And ---> barn manager, shit shoveler, horse rehaber, dog walker, kitty herder, NRA instructor, alarm clock for the rest of the house...

c.e.lawson
08-26-2016, 03:07 AM
Rehabilitation physician. Basically, I work part-time in a hospital consulting mostly on patients who have recently had a stroke, spinal cord injury, or brain injury. The rest of the time, I'm a mom to two active teenage daughters, and a caretaker of pets including the Green Lantern Hound in my avatar. My husband takes care of himself. (just kidding, I take care of him, too.)

pandaponies
08-26-2016, 07:38 AM
I'm an editor now! The editorial firm I work at does academic journals, but I get a little fiction here and there on a freelance basis. I'm trying to get some more part-time work from small publishing houses. It all pays like crap, so I need more hours. ;) I love it, though, and that's what matters.

Welcheren
08-30-2016, 12:00 PM
I am a senior lecturer at a university. The rub is that in addition to teaching, we are required to publish research papers regularly, which depends on the same node of muscles as creative writing (in my head anyway). I am currently having a hard time deciding whether it is possible to balance being an academic writer with writing fiction.

My cat, however, thinks that everyone works for him.

heyjude
08-30-2016, 02:35 PM
My cat, however, thinks that everyone works for him.

That's just silly. Only those people who don't work for my cat work for him! She requires very little staff, say a dozen or so humans.

Latina Bunny
09-03-2016, 08:44 AM
My job has changed from the past as a part-time school child care provider (and occasional babysitter) to full time (low-pay, but with benefits) teaching assistant/paraprofessional.

With a few exams and a tiny bit of paperwork, I will become an elementary school teacher. We'll see how I will fare in such a role...

ZachJPayne
09-03-2016, 10:57 AM
I am a student, a Virtual Assistant, and a Query Intern for a literary agent.

Previously, I was a Direct Support Staff -- fancy term for a caretaker in a home for young adults with special needs. And I suppose 'caretaker' is a fancy term for chef, chauffeur, med-dispenser, arse-wiper, wheelchair transfer-er, punching bag, and whatever else needs doing.

CJMockingbird
09-05-2016, 09:58 AM
Sadly, since moving six months ago, I'm unemployed (so I guess I'm a full time writer). There is a grocery and some fast food, but otherwise no jobs around here. We have one car and my wife has a 30 minute commute so it's hard to travel. We're managing.

V.J. Allison
09-05-2016, 05:47 PM
I'm a former secretary for a third party service provider of Service Canada that is now a stay at home mom to a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and aspiring author.

darkangel77
09-07-2016, 07:41 PM
Physical therapist here!

Lissandra
11-02-2016, 07:20 AM
What do you do when you're not writing? Do you write fulltime?

Matt T.
11-02-2016, 07:22 AM
I work as a copywriter at a software company, which is pretty good for me. The first month has been a rollercoaster, and I'm still inundated with endless acronyms and new things to learn on a daily basis, but I'm getting the hang of it. I get to write and edit when I'm not writing fiction, so I can't complain.

Lissandra
11-02-2016, 07:27 AM
That sounds like fun though. And congrats on the new job - you've been there a month so I assumed it was new. Hope you have a good time there. Do you find yourself writing about the funny stuff that happens at your job (does your job serve as inspiration for your stories)?

Lillian_Blaire
11-02-2016, 07:49 AM
When I'm not writing, I'm an artist and art teacher, run a small arts/crafts business, and also do sewing and alterations on the side. I also home-school my youngest child (middle school aged) and am a "stay at home" mom (so I'm chef, cab driver, laundromat worker, cleaning woman, tutor, and personal shopper).

Jason
11-02-2016, 07:52 AM
Technical trainer for a telecommunications company. When not actively teaching (like this week), I work from home, updating course content, reviewing current curriculum for improvements, and studying new concepts rose content that add to my SME credentials for team contributions.

Lillian_Blaire
11-02-2016, 07:55 AM
Technical trainer for a telecommunications company. When not actively teaching (like this week), I work from home, updating course content, reviewing current curriculum for improvements, and studying new concepts rose content that add to my SME credentials for team contributions.I think I only understood about every other word of that. Impressive. :)

Jason
11-02-2016, 08:16 AM
It basically means I teach tech stuff about phones half the time.

The other half of the time, the company pays me to study and review the content we use to teach...

Suffice to say, with 3 courses that I'm responsible for (each of our courses lasts for a week), my days when not teaching give me a fair amount of freedom to do other things.

Like write, if I can ever get my head wrapped around it well enough for anything besides the gobbledygook thus far :Shrug:

MaeZe
11-02-2016, 08:39 AM
Nurse practitioner in private practice the last 25 years. I own my own employee health company (I'm the only employee) and specialize in occupational infectious disease. Lots of free time to write except this time of year when I give hundreds of flu shots. The rest of the year I do some teaching, consulting, provide other vaccinations and I'm on call when employees get needle sticks or other exposures and those don't happen every day.

It's not bad, working hard Sept through November, then having a light schedule in the summer. I really want to retire and write full time but I spent all my savings on my son's graduate degree. In a few years though, I can downsize the house and I have a lot of equity.

Lissandra
11-02-2016, 08:55 AM
It's not bad, working hard Sept through November, then having a light schedule in the summer. I really want to retire and write full time but I spent all my savings on my son's graduate degree. In a few years though, I can downsize the house and I have a lot of equity.

I hope everything goes well for you. You were very kind to help your son with his grad degree. Also, expressing my gratitude to you - nurses are an underappreciated profession.

MaeZe
11-02-2016, 09:16 AM
... You were very kind to help your son with his grad degree. ....That's what moms do, you raise your kid(s) then launch them into the world. They're going to carry on when you are gone.

He's a great kid, and he's been offering the best critique and encouragement for my writing, even offering to beta read though it's not his usual genre to read.

:Sun: :hooray:

Jason
11-02-2016, 09:28 AM
Nurse practitioner in private practice the last 25 years. I own my own employee health company (I'm the only employee) and specialize in occupational infectious disease. Lots of free time to write except this time of year when I give hundreds of flu shots. The rest of the year I do some teaching, consulting, provide other vaccinations and I'm on call when employees get needle sticks or other exposures and those don't happen every day.

It's not bad, working hard Sept through November, then having a light schedule in the summer. I really want to retire and write full time but I spent all my savings on my son's graduate degree. In a few years though, I can downsize the house and I have a lot of equity.


I hope everything goes well for you. You were very kind to help your son with his grad degree. Also, expressing my gratitude to you - nurses are an underappreciated profession.

100% agree on both counts.

1. Parental love that goes to that degree of support is the truest measure of being a parent there is

2. Nurses, teachers, policemen, and firemen (male or female) are the four professions I think we as a society do not value enough.

Lissandra
11-02-2016, 09:46 AM
When I'm not writing, I'm an artist and art teacher, run a small arts/crafts business, and also do sewing and alterations on the side. I also home-school my youngest child (middle school aged) and am a "stay at home" mom (so I'm chef, cab driver, laundromat worker, cleaning woman, tutor, and personal shopper).

You do a lot! Writer moms are super moms - you take care of business AND write too :) By the way, I love the quotes in your description.

Snitchcat
11-02-2016, 10:05 AM
You might want to also take a look at this thread -- it's the same topic phrased differently. :)

http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?316159-What-s-your-profession

Ol' Fashioned Girl
11-02-2016, 03:17 PM
Preparing to merge threads... if I can remember how. Hold on folks!

Ol' Fashioned Girl
11-02-2016, 03:24 PM
Oh! Hey! It worked!

And when I'm not merging threads, I'm an account manager for one of the big commercial insurance agencies.

Lillian_Blaire
11-02-2016, 04:22 PM
Like write, if I can ever get my head wrapped around it well enough for anything besides the gobbledygook thus far :Shrug:Do not mock gobbledygook. Gobbledygook can lead to great things. Sometimes.

Lissandra
11-02-2016, 10:31 PM
Oh! Hey! It worked!

And when I'm not merging threads, I'm an account manager for one of the big commercial insurance agencies.

Is being an account manager a busy profession? I know it involves speaking to clients. Do you write about the stories from bad clients.

Side note: what sorcery is this? I didn't know threads could merge. Thank you for doing it.

ebbrown
11-02-2016, 11:32 PM
Was an ER Nurse before I switched to writing full time. Some days I miss the RN thing ... most days I do NOT!

A. F. Blackmon
11-03-2016, 01:09 AM
I work in theatre as a director, a set builder, and I manage a rehearsal studio. When I'm between theatre shows I work as a general handyman.

sockycat
11-03-2016, 02:01 AM
I'm a student, which at times feels like more of a job than my real job. But I'm a Pink girl at Victoria's Secret to pay the bills. It's gotten me through college for the past three years. But it IS retail. As soon as I get my degree and I am sprinting out of there for good.

MaeZe
11-03-2016, 02:16 AM
Preparing to merge threads... if I can remember how. Hold on folks!

Whew! For a minute I wondered how did I miss 4 pages yesterday.

Jason
11-03-2016, 07:06 AM
Do not mock gobbledygook. Gobbledygook can lead to great things. Sometimes.

You should see mine...nothing leading to great lol

MeghS
11-05-2016, 04:54 AM
I work in psychiatric rehabilitation, which is a super fancy term for teaching life skills to a bunch of cool adults with mental health diagnoses. Mostly people who have exited hospital stays and are looking to get back on their feet. I like it, but the paperwork sucks. :)

Matt T.
11-05-2016, 08:49 AM
That sounds like fun though. And congrats on the new job - you've been there a month so I assumed it was new. Hope you have a good time there. Do you find yourself writing about the funny stuff that happens at your job (does your job serve as inspiration for your stories)?

Thank you! I haven't yet written about anything that happened at my job, but I could see myself taking some of the people I work with and using them as characters. They're quite an interesting bunch, and it's rarely a boring day with them there (although tensions can run a bit high sometimes). My boss in particular is absolutely hilarious.

mochabeans
11-05-2016, 11:56 PM
Currently I work on making edible arrangements (fruit, etc). It's not much but I recently quit IT as I hated how competitive and demanding the field was, even outside of work hours.