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Freda
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Unread postby Freda » Wed May 09, 2007 8:37 pm

And as an accountant, I volunteer to do your bushbucks

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Unread postby sioux » Wed May 09, 2007 9:26 pm

Is there a doctor on board please? How often have I heard this on a flights! Perhaps there is a full time occupation for a GP ... you get to tour the world for free by being the "yebo, yes!
I am in the mining industry, specifically uranium - which is a by-product of gold! Yup, people its good clean burning fuel .... as opposed to fossil fuel! Google "nuclear" and get educated or with it! We are NOT the bad guys!
BTW my SO is a Beancounter and I love him to bits!
OK, I'll get off my hot boxnow!

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Unread postby Thorsten » Thu May 10, 2007 9:14 am

Hello all,

i´m working as a urban civil servant planning the development of the town. In former times i did my job in the public relief office and more time ago in the office for order.

I'm working now since 28 years and sharpened lots of pencils. So when i come back home in the evening, my girl-friend asks me if i´m tired or if i slept well in my office. She works as a nurse for old people and i offer her to be her client.

Greetings
Thorsten

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Unread postby Perks. » Wed May 16, 2007 9:40 am

Listen to this. Coal is baaaaad, nuclear is good!

I am an electrical engineer, working for a company developing a commercial model of a new type of nuclear reactor. But I work with a whole bunch of mech-engs, so I have learnt a heckovalot of their stuff too.

Previously 11 years with Eskom. Left before the **** started, maybe there's a link?
Last trip: New Years in Skuks and Satara
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Unread postby Senyetse » Wed May 16, 2007 10:55 am

Another IT nerd :
Software developer at a small IT co in Roodepoort.
Also trained as a wildlife ecologist (Msc in Wildlife Management) but somehow (how did that happen?) got into IT and I actually enjoy it I also spent two years living in a tent in the Zimbabwe loweveld while I was doing my MSc.

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Unread postby bentley » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:15 am

The party organiser is here...I own liquor stores. And soon to be in a town near KNP, looking for a spot that side of the world. The trade sounds like a blast but has more headaches than anything else...and no the headaches are not consuming related
Life is what we make of it..we can not control what happens in our life but how we handle it.

The Kruger Park..a place that is close at heart

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Unread postby G@mespotter » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:56 pm

Im a humble law (LLB) student @ UJ, trying to do my third year.
Tambotie 20 July, Shipandane Birdhide 21 July, Mphongolo Backpack Trail 22 -25 July, Tzendze 26 July, and Greater Limpopo National Park 27 -29 July :D

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Unread postby sammylou » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:35 pm

I studied agriculture at college and worked for DEFRA (department for the envoroment, food and rural affairs) paying farmers subsidies before having my son. At the minute I'm a full time mom and studying a degree in canine behaviour and training part time. I'm particually interested in scent work, tracking ect.

In the next year or so I plan to start training labs for gundog work and selling them on at a year or 18 months...... but who knows what'll happen?
Many things that human words have upset, are set at rest again by the silence of animals.

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Unread postby jonty1 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:33 pm

As i have just completed my BSc degree in December, i now am studying part time for 2 diplomas. also now working at Shanan Christian school, while i complete the rest of my studies.
Trips coming up:
June: Addo (1st time... can't wait)
Sept: KNP

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Unread postby Foxy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:51 pm

Two jobs, one I get paid for during the day, the other - no pay for Executive Housekeepers!!. I have been in my current job for 21yrs 5 months - previous one with Personal Consultants for a year - 4 year gap to bring up the kids and prior to that 10 yrs with Consulting Civil Engineers.

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Unread postby ecojunkie » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:51 pm

Retired - or should that be re-treaded? - now..... Bliss!!!!

Actually took early retirement and bailed out of the mad bullying rat-race of the NHS in UK. I was working as a Neonatal Lecturer Practitioner at the time (ie half time hospital, half time Uni). Previously worked 9 years in Mission stations in Zambia and N KwaZulu/Natal.

Now qualified as a tour guide for Kruger and surrounding reserves - but not working as such - just available and enjoying visits as often as possible....

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Unread postby C. O'Dee » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:22 pm

I'm a PRO doing social responsibility for a large retail company in SA. For the most part of it I sit behind a desk. My best is working on some of our large events and doing the photography for the department.

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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:04 pm

Financial Planner which is just a fancy title for "Policy Pedlar".
Bunny Hugger

Conservation is not an option.
It's imperative.

Leave KNP alone. Go build a hotel someplace else. Reserves are for the preservation of wildlife.

Think Pink. ..

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Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:28 pm

I've worked for many companies, but always under the same roof! It's a large hotel in a large chain and I've been there since high school Worked through all the various departments and settled into accounting. I have worked most of the jobs in the office but I really like where I am now...part-time (SO says semi-retired and responsible for the payroll, biweekly with 225 employees.
Appreciate what you have before it becomes what you had.

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Unread postby looney_lea » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:38 pm

Chee CC - Thats quite a big hotel hey?

Im a PA for an Architect Firm and well any PA will agree with me that there is never a dull moment in our job titles, especially when things go wrong and you had nothing to do with it, and somehow its your fault! I organise, organise and organise! If i have to give you all my duties it will take forever so i will keep it at that!
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