What do you do for a Living ?

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by BennyD » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:55 am

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by claretblue » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:34 am

ontario claret wrote:Retired javelin catcher (there aren't many of us around)
There's no 'arm in that!

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by MiltonKeynesClaret93 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:50 am

IT Service Desk Manager for Deloitte

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by ClaretDiver » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:14 am

Just secured a full time role as a Business Development Manager/Account Manager for a marketing company....shall be wearing a different type of suit than I am used to from now on!!!

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by ThinLizzy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:16 am

Housing Manager. Indeed, have a new tenant moving in the same day a French one moves out on May 13th. The first week or two after is always busy. Sorting out glitches etc.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Jamesy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:19 am

Biscuit Designer.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by ClaretDiver » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:20 am

ThinLizzy wrote:Housing Manager. Indeed, have a new tenant moving in the same day a French one moves out on May 13th. The first week or two after is always busy. Sorting out glitches etc.
Where do you do that Thinlizzy? Don't suppose you have any properties in Clitheroe?

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by ThinLizzy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:25 am

ClaretDiver wrote:Where do you do that Thinlizzy? Don't suppose you have any properties in Clitheroe?
Sadly not. Predominantly Liverpool and Portsmouth. Though I work in Liverpool. I've tried to get the owner to expand Lancashire way but as he's based in Hereford and former Royal Navy. He's a port person. I wouldn't mind relocating to Portsmouth to be honest, it can't be worse than Liverpool. :lol:

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by ayrshireclaret83 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:52 am

DVLA enforcement officer

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Post by Roosterbooster » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:05 am

Glorified secretary

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Funkydrummer » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:14 am

Grandchild minder and babysitter. Best job I've ever had - love it.
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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by ClaretAndJew » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:18 am

Health Care Assistant in the NHS and also a Support Worker for a private care company.

Just finishing a BSc and applying to do a Masters in Applied Public Health.

I've worked in sales both in and outbound, and customer service roles for big companies (Wolseley, Simon Jersey, Endsleigh and BooHoo).

Not sure what my end game is in terms of career when I finish studying, but it'll be social care related.

I want to make a difference to the private care sector that will eventually provide care to us all. At the moment I feel it is a shambles, whilst not everywhere, but a lot of private companies are for profit, spending money on low quality food products to feed the residents en masse, with little choice, and low staff training.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by International class » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:00 am

Career 1 - Civil Engineer working on the M20, resident engineer on steel frame factory units in Manchester and Bury

Career 2 - Consultant to various Oil Companies working worldwide mainly in sub sea engineering

Retired in 2013

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by StuffyClaret » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:12 am

Just gone back into Financial Services after about 7 years out of it. A few on here have used my services in the past so please get in touch if you want any advice :P

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by ThinLizzy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:17 am

StuffyClaret wrote:Just gone back into Financial Services after about 7 years out of it. A few on here have used my services in the past so please get in touch if you want any advice :P
I used to know someone who said he was into financial services. So do you know how to break into a FireKing Fingerprint Safe BIO2014? ;)
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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by brunlea99 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:20 am

1970 - 1995 Army, Royal Signals, ex WO1.
Since then, working for a global IT Services company as a Service Delivery Manager. Specialising in mainframes for major UK financial institutions.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by CleggHall » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:22 am

ThinLizzy - try George Reynolds, ex-chairman Darlington AFC, c/o George Reynolds Stadium, Darlington.
Cash only terms, used banknotes.
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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by IanMcL » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:38 am

Councillor...at least until 4th May!

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by lakedistrictclaret » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:19 pm

Solicitor until 5 o'clock, when I retire after forty years.
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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by SammyBoy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:33 pm

I'm an IT buyer for a large telecoms company. Four years ago I left Uni with no plans whatsoever and staggered into procurement because the job was something that was just there at the time. The ultimate goal is to climb far enough up the greasy pole that I get paid an extraordinary amount of money despite it not being readily apparent what I spend all day doing :lol:

Joking aside, I won't be doing this forever but I'm finally in a position where my occupation is fairly comfortable and pays well enough for me to be ok turning up every day, ensuring I can make the next move the right one. However, I still can't think of anything that appeals enough that I'd be skipping to work on a Monday.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by claretandy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:55 pm

Postie.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by claretblue » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:58 pm

lakedistrictclaret wrote:Solicitor until 5 o'clock, when I retire after forty years.
lakedistrict....please call me regarding a little problem I'm experiencing! :D

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Goddy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:51 pm

Career 1 - working for various pub companies (as Area Manager and above) e.g. Tetley Walker, Marstons, JD Wetherspoon

Career 2 - working for the Open University Business School (more fun, less money....but I'd rather have the fun than being miserable with more dosh)

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Pimlico_Claret » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:10 pm

Recently retired Dentist, now buying/selling cheapish cars.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Bertiebeehead » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:21 pm

lakedistrictclaret wrote:Solicitor until 5 o'clock, when I retire after forty years.
Enjoy your retirement. I've just looked, 16 years to go! 24 years on the railway.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by 1968claret » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:28 pm

harpers_perm wrote:Director in HMRC. Joined aged 21, done 22 years, was 85,000 staff 10 years ago now 54,000 but managed to avoid the cull!
Harpers, same here. I'm an assistant director based in ABH Manchester. Which office are you at? I've managed to find a few fellow clarets in ABH.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Jenna » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:43 pm

Masters student in Politics and International Relations currently, and hoping to go onto a PhD in a year's time if I can get funding sorted!

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Goalposts » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:55 pm

cant say, legally not allowed to

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by duncandisorderly » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:06 pm

I stand on corners making the back of my anorak jump up and down. It's not much, but it's a livelihood.
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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by bedfords » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:14 pm

Finally worked out muchacho's latest persona. What a fool.
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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Walton » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:22 pm

Walton wrote:I work for a small actuarial consultancy, and will clock up 10 years in the pensions industry in the summer. Shoot me now.
I handed my notice in not long after this post.

Took a grand or so paycut to move to a firm back in Lancashire (other job was in York), and I'm currently retraining as a paraplanner.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by duncandisorderly » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:24 pm

Who's the new 'chach?

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by quoonbeatz » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:26 pm

bedfords wrote:Finally worked out muchacho's latest persona.
for a living?
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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by bedfords » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:06 pm

duncandisorderly wrote:Who's the new 'chach?
The tit arguing with people about Google clicks on the first page of this thread.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by karatekid » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:10 pm

Male escort to the rich and infamous.
Driving instructor
Currently work in manufacturing solutions.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Stockbrokerbelt » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:15 pm

Collect specimens at a VD clinic.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Stockbrokerbelt » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:16 pm

Team Leader for a very large drugs company with the initials that are the start & finish of the alphabet.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by MACCA » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:15 pm

Stockbrokerbelt wrote:Team Leader for a very large drugs company with the initials that are the start & finish of the alphabet.

T.......T?

A better clue required, is it legal?

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by HatfieldClaret » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:23 pm

Jenna wrote:Masters student in Politics and International Relations currently, and hoping to go onto a PhD in a year's time if I can get funding sorted!
My daughter is off to Uni in September to do the same; if she gets the grades of course.

What are you aiming for after the PhD ?

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Jenna » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:03 pm

HatfieldClaret wrote:My daughter is off to Uni in September to do the same; if she gets the grades of course.

What are you aiming for after the PhD ?
It depends on how it (hopefully) goes, I guess. I originally wanted to join the Foreign Office but I'm quite keen to explore an academic career too. Funding is my main hurdle at the moment, so I'm keeping my plans flexible.

Where is she wanting to study?

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by happyclaret17 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:07 pm

mornings
company director and sheetmetal worker.
rest of time...horse race layer/bettor.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by bedfords » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:55 pm

MACCA wrote:T.......T?

A better clue required, is it legal?
Wow.

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Burnleyareback2 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:52 pm

Country manager for Finnish business covering Ireland, Belgium, HK and Malta. (FMCG)

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by HB Claret » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:19 am

Self employed student organiser finding host family accommodation for mainly German kids aged 11 to 16 years old. Work practically 18 hours a day for 7 days a week between March and October and then have 4 months doing practically nothing. Been doing this for 10 years after working as an accountant for 28 years - best move I ever made. Also take students on guided tours around Whitstable culminating inngibing then the chance to try an oyster - very amusing !!

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by texasbrit » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:10 am

Cyber intelligence manager

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Whitgord » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:48 am

Career 1) Computer programmer
Career 2) ICT teacher
Now) Drive school minibus - needed less stress in my life and I love it

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by MACCA » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:52 am

bedfords wrote:Wow.
Wrong thread?

:roll:

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by HatfieldClaret » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:07 am

Jenna wrote:It depends on how it (hopefully) goes, I guess. I originally wanted to join the Foreign Office but I'm quite keen to explore an academic career too. Funding is my main hurdle at the moment, so I'm keeping my plans flexible.

Where is she wanting to study?
Birmingham; just got the vibes from the lecturers there. Chose it over Exeter, Nottingham, Loughborough and Kent although all were very good.

FO/UN or similar is her dream. Not bad for a Claret !

:)

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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by Jenna » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:28 am

HatfieldClaret wrote:Birmingham; just got the vibes from the lecturers there. Chose it over Exeter, Nottingham, Loughborough and Kent although all were very good.

FO/UN or similar is her dream. Not bad for a Claret !

:)
She's wise to base her decision on academic staff over anything else, because I've found they make a huge difference to how engaged I am with each module. I had a 6 year gap between finishing my degree and going back to do a Masters, but I knew I wanted to return to the same uni because I like the staff. So far absolutely no regrets!

Good luck to her with her exams, HatfieldClaret.
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Re: What do you do for a Living ?

Post by HatfieldClaret » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:34 am

Thanks Jenna, let us know where you do your PhD when you get the funding sorted. I hope you go to Birmingham..... :)

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