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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:47 am 
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Im trapped in an ugly office as I am in IT

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I work for myself at the moment but was a Highschool Teacher for a couple of years, resigned, worked in a Pet Shop for a year and a half and then worked in the printing industry as Proofreader-Translator-Copywriter (Still part-time). So pick and choose!


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I returned to my roots and I'm teaching English as a Foreign Language to 4 - 12 year olds in Rotterdam and Capelle aan den Ijssel in The Netherlands.


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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
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Hi all,

Project manager in construction with a construction company.

Wishing for a large construction job in heaven(KNP) :pray: In the mean time frequent visits to KNP will have to do. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
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Currently still managing my construction and plastering company back in The Netherlands, but as it is getting more and more difficult to maintain I am letting it go.
After that momentarily un- employed and in dire need for a job.


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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
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Sometimes I do wonder if I actually have a job or just a daily grind.

I am at present running a smallish company that does pipe and cable location, underground of course, and water management. That is the finding of leaks and tracking water pipes.
We also sell the equipment to companies who like to do the work themselves.

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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
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Hello everyone, I have just completed a masters in genetics and have no job because I have no clue what I want to do with it. I would love to go into the conservation side but unfortunately it seems I would have to another course for that and there is no money in science as it is. It seems the ones who want to save the world tend to be jobless or counting change.
aaaaah life


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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
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I thought I had updated, but apparently not! Thanks to all of your finger crossing and thumb holding I did get the job as plumbing instructor at the local college
I started in January, and finish my casual "term" on June 4th. I have just been told (unofficially) that I will be asked to come back in the fall semester

I never thought I would like a job so much, or that it would be even possible to actually look forward to Monday mornings!!

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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
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Good news about the fall semester Lockie I've been waiting to hear that :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
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Not official yet Dotty. We are currently 3 instructors, and with the upcoming work load for next year(we're getting double class bookings) we will have to hire a fourth instructor

AND...We may also be getting a part time math instructor (an actual math teacher) to teach the lads the finer points of trade related math. Of course...currently... as none of the other instructors wanted to take on the math...the new guy got stuck with it!!



math was one of my worse subjects in school, some 30 odd years ago

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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
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Yes I do have a job,, would rather be on holiday permanently in the Kruger!! I am a P.A to a medical practioner, would love to stop working but I am married to a musician and sometimes gigs are not that regular so one of us has to have a steady income!!

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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
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i am on a grad programme at an asset manager. rotating through various divisions but probably going to end up in the unlisted investment space.

it isn't quite as nice as being in the bush, but it's still fun!


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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
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Yeah , I have a job too My SO fractured a couple of small bones in her one foot a few weeks ago , and after an operation ten days ago , she hobbles around on a pair of crutches , or sitting down reading , sleeping , doing nothing , living like Lady Muck , with me now doing everything -everything, cooking , washing up , shopping , you name it
She wears this " moon-boot " , and will do so until at least end September And we are visiting Kruger next month
Just hope I will not be too tired and worn out to do our usual game-drives and so-on

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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
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Part of my job is working with remotes (truly not that exciting do not understand the why some people are so obsessed with them). I am an audiovisual archivist and I am responsible for client services, outreach, public programming and special projects that include the collection of Oral History. Occasionally I teach other people how to do this at one of our Universities.

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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
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I work in Anesthesia at a local veterinary college. They let me run the department (fools!) but I also anesthetize a lot of domestic cats and dogs, and rarely a few non domesticated zoo animals (I anesthetized a white lion last fall...wonderful!)

At the moment I am off on maternity leave, raising a very rambunctious little girl, and dreaming about Kruger....

I will be going to Botswana for a month in November where I will be working. I will be traveling around villages surround the parks spaying, neutering, and vaccinated the locals dogs to help the spread of Distemper to the local lion and wild dog populations..... It is a volunteer gig.I am so excited I can barely sit on my chair! Can't wait!

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 Post subject: Re: Do you even have a job?
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To answer the thread question.... Yes I have a job. I really love my job but the only problem is that I sit in a office all day!!

Been thinking though....

I have spent a few years in the waitering and catering business in various countries. And after reading the occasional "Complaints" thread a thought came into my head. What if I were to send Sanparks a proposal/business plan to get all there restaurant/shop/take away staff trained in waitering/catering/customer service. Spend some time in each camp and as they are very unique in their own way, work out a business plan to compliment all it's unique points and then train the staff from scratch.

This will realy be a win win situation. The "complaints" section will be quiet, I will not be in a office all day and doing one of my favourite things - Training and I get to do this in "heaven"!!


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