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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:51 am

That is true OWN!

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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by Heksie » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:00 pm

OWN I agree with that statement as I just finished my teacher degree and sent out a gazilion CV's :D

But now? I'm a manager of a bar, pizza shop and Deli. Definitely not the job for me :slap:
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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by gjorgi » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:52 pm

I everyone, I am a civil engineer but I also have a B.Sc honours degree in environmental management. Currently working for a large engineering company in SA but definately on the look out for something different :-)

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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:12 pm

I am a musician which is both good and bad... Touring can get annoying if one is away from home for long periods of time - it is a bizarre way to earn a living..
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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by Dotty » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:18 pm

Instumentalist or vocalist Graham?
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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:20 pm

I play the cello
Kruger National Park, August 2016:

1 night Shimuwini
3 nights Punda Maria
2 nights Mopani
3 nights Talamati
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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by Dotty » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:28 pm

Lovely sound :clap: so mellow
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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by okie » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:23 pm

Going onto three-score and ten for me , but very much active in own business ( about 70 employees ) . My two younger associates , including my son , do the grind , sitting in the office all day , while I do the nice bit , travel all over the Boland and Klein Karoo , visiting farmers , involving procurement of fruit , etc .
And I always have my camera with me to take pics of whatever I may see :D

Apart from all the driving around , I spend my time between Cape Town and Worcester .
Usually spend Mondays in administrative offices in Cape Town , then Tuesday to Worcester and stay on farm until Sunday when I travel back to Cape Town .
My SO ( we've been married 44 years ) , also still works in our Cape Town office , and comes to Worcester on Fridays until Sunday . Therefore , I visit her for two days ( nights ) per week , then we are both alone ( really ) for three days ( nights ) , then she visits me for two days - :)
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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by normana53 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:25 pm

Graham, I too mave done the touring musician thing. It wore me out. That was many years ago. My music was not so mellow, and I did enjoy it for the most part, though spending holidays alone in a hotel room thousands of miles from home is very lonely. I am happy that I no longer do that, now am working in high tech and the only travelling we do is to Kruger!
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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:41 pm

How did you find the career change? I find touring exhausting and now that am married my priorities are shifting!
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3 nights Punda Maria
2 nights Mopani
3 nights Talamati
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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by normana53 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:31 am

Marriage was one of the determining factors in the career change. I started working for a company when small desktop business computers were just starting to be used. I wasn't afraid to experiment with the one at the office where I worked, and by default I became the office computer expert. I enjoyed it so took classes, and eventually went to work for a software company, then Microsoft. I currently work for a telecommunications and internet provider. A journey that has been a long and winding one. I really quit performing 20 years ago, only occasionally playing. It has, I am sure extended my life, and has lowered my stress levels.
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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by Carol g » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:51 pm

Hi I am retired now, but I had my own estate agency, I really enjoyed the property market and was very successful doing it,but enough is enough as when you start getting older you cannot keep up with the very long hours and lack of any private life.I wish i could have been closer to Val's home maybe I could have managed to sell it.
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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by MarkusF » Mon May 27, 2013 8:59 pm

My SO is a teacher at a private school, which comes quite in handy with helping the kids with their homework. The added benefit 4 holidays in a year to look after them. :whistle:

Myself is self employed. Studied accounting and worked for a number of years at a big firm but after my dad retired I took over the transport business. Working longer hours now, but fortunately are running everything now from the house for the past year which makes it much easier. The pleasure working from home is the fact that I'm just a room away to tuck the kids in and that I'm not away from them and SO for days as in the past.

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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by Dotty » Mon May 27, 2013 9:01 pm

and you are close to the forum Markus :wink: :)
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Re: Do you even have a job?

Unread post by MarkusF » Mon May 27, 2013 9:09 pm

For sure, Dotty! :)
SO already caught me out on a numerous occasions reading the forum whilst I supposed to be working.


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