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What do you do for a living ??
#11
I am a (broadcast) radio engineer. What do I actually do? Whatever it takes to make audio come out of your speakers when you turn on a radio.
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#12
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Just retired. Multiple hats. Oracle Systems DBA, Oracle Weblogic Admin, Oracle VM Admin, SAN Admin, Unix/ Linux Sys Admin, etc.

Currently enjoying life without the usual @#& IT hassle.
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#13
I'm disabled. I used to be a factory worker in various places. I've got a college degree, but after a horrible divorce, I lost everything and had to start from zero. That put my career in the pits, and I struggled for years to get it back to no avail. I ended up being taken off my factory job due to severe back issues. I'm now on SSDI and receive workmens compensation. I'd rather be working. I've got alot of medical issues. Most importantly, I'm an artist and poet. I've won several ribbons in the area <self taught> and just did the super final edit on my poem collection of almost 200 poems. So far, it's unread, except for one or two I've let friends have. My biggest dream is to have the collection published. It's the story of a woman's life from teen to 65. My early poems are schmaltzy and the latest are spiritually focused. I'd rather have a regular job and be a regular person, but alas, no way. DJ
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#14
Short pithy answer: I'm a rocket scientist.

Longer, more correct answer: I write embedded software for satellites and satellite equipment that is launched into space. I'm also on the operations team (and wrote most of the software) for the MOST satellite.
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#15
(03-31-2013, 04:45 PM)Ugly Wrote: At age 45 you could say I'm retired because I use a walker and have balance issues. Despite my desires, I don't think anyone would have the guts to hire me. I would love to have a paying job again someday though.

I'm 36 in a similar boat. I use forearm crutches due to balance problems.

I'm currently active duty Navy, almost 17 years service. Unfortunately, an injury a year ago has really done a number on me and its looking more and more like my career is over. I'm already collecting SSDI under the Wounded Warrior Program but wish I could just have my health back. My full time job is going to medical appointments trying to get better and find a way to look towards a positive future.
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#16
Zomgla, you already have so many years of service in. We can't go back and undo our physical problems. It's a shame we can't erase some memories and start over with a blank slate, but no one can. I'm beginning to be ok with being disabled, but I'm 65 and way past working age now. Can you get training in another area and stay in the service? They have to have rehab programs available. Be proud of your career. I'm proud to know you. love, DJ
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#17
Been on disability for 12 years now...memory issues due to meds at the beginning. Now it's back related. But mostly I have been a homemaker so my dh http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/User-cbramsey could go to work and not worry about the home. (Also raised a daughter during many of those years).
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#18
I am now disabled, due to all of my surgeries and the various meds I am on cause me to be unable to handle stress, and remember details and recent past events well. I used to drive truck long-haul (many years with untreated sleep apnea and zero safety issues), but got off the road in 2002 and became an account MGR for a trucking company, handling some national accounts.
I don't do much of anything for a living any more due to poor retention - - oh, I already responded...
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#19
Right now I do data entry. I just finished going back to school to get my BS in August and am currently looking for something in my field (eMarketing).
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#20
I'm a civil / transport engineer for an Australian-based international consultancy.
http://members.iinet.net.au/~pdfisher/Work/work.html
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