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Posted: 10-Dec-2004, 06:08 PM
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Wow...I could've sworn I'd already posted on this. I must me losing my marbles! tongue.gif

Anyway, I work for MCI, on a Dept. of Defense contract. We take care of the majority of their communications network. It's very interesting stuff. It has been especially hectic the past 3 years since 9-11. We basically take care of our war-fighters and make sure the guys out on the front lines and here in the US can talk on the phone, and send data to other bases. I've been doing that for 6 1/2 years.

Prior to that I was in the US Navy for 4 years and was stationed at Ft Meade, MD working for a civilian agency. Now, go figure how goofy that is! A sailor stationed at an army base and working for civilians... rolleyes.gif laugh.gif


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Posted: 10-Dec-2004, 10:47 PM
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i have this really nice leather chair that sits in front of my computer, and my job is to make sure the chair dont run away or the computer dont fly out the window. seriously though im sorta kinda disabled. too young to get disabililty and to broke to get anyone to hire me ( back injury in case you were wondering) luckily my wife deals at a casino and brings enough bacon home so we arent homeless thumbs_up.gif


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Posted: 10-Dec-2004, 11:59 PM
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Anyway, I work for MCI, on a Dept. of Defense contract. We take care of the majority of their communications network.


God i hope you didn't pass out that mobile subscriber equipment (mse) stuff that GTE was selling to the Army sad.gif I tried to work with it for 4 years "it wern't no good"


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Posted: 11-Dec-2004, 12:09 AM
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QUOTE (birddog20002001 @ 10-Dec-2004, 11:59 PM)

God i hope you didn't pass out that mobile subscriber equipment (mse) stuff that GTE was selling to the Army sad.gif I tried to work with it for 4 years "it wern't no good"

Uh...no. We don't deal with commercial or consumer products. Nor, do we deal with mobile phones. We only work on the military's network. For those of you who have been in the US military, you'd be familiar with the DSN network. That's one of the networks we manage where I work.
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Posted: 12-Dec-2004, 10:30 PM
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I'm a cytotechnologist.. and assistant section chief in Cytology... I screen slides looking for diagnostic clues for various diseases, primarily cancer and precancerous changes..
as for the asst. sec. chief part... that means I have to try to fix any problems that come up in our little corner of the lab and be kind of a jack-of-all trades to fill in where ever we are short of help etc...
I enjoy it most of the time.
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Posted: 12-Dec-2004, 10:42 PM
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I work part time for a optometrist, I do all of the prescreening tests. I do the ordering and fitting of the contacts. Have done this for several years. smile.gif I also work in jewelery when I can, can't get enough of that stuff.
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QUOTE (Annham @ 12-Dec-2004, 08:30 PM)
I'm a cytotechnologist.. and assistant section chief in Cytology... I screen slides looking for diagnostic clues for various diseases, primarily cancer and precancerous changes..
as for the asst. sec. chief part... that means I have to try to fix any problems that come up in our little corner of the lab and be kind of a jack-of-all trades to fill in where ever we are short of help etc...
I enjoy it most of the time.
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All of these jobs sound really interesting. I really like yours Annham, I thinks forensics would be great. Isn't there someone on here that does that?
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QUOTE (Avonlea22 @ 12-Nov-2004, 08:20 PM)
I find the excitement behind that a bit disturbing.

O'siyo,
~ Avonlea, when I read the posts on here I 'imagine' one's tone in their voice as if they were saying it out loud and I just couldn't stop laughing when I read your reply lol.gif Whew, my sides are hurtin' from laughing so hard..
~~ Well, lets see....what is it that I do to pay the bills...
~For starters I do a lot of volunteer work for I feel it of great value here on Mother Earth..
~I volunteer in the judicial system as a CASA, Child Advocacy-Court Appointed Special Advocate.. I and other Volunteers help build a safer, more stable environment for abused or neglected children by establishing a consistent relationship with the child and other professionals on the case. I mostly work with children of sexual abuse(ages 6-14)... sad.gif It's a very difficult/challenging 'job' but, rewarding beyond all belief! It doesn't 'pay with money' but, it makes me rich in many ways...amazing what a hug hug.gif or kind words can do for a child..
~I do volunteer work with Hospice...when my biological father was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia, November'03, and was given 6 months tops to live I felt as though I had been punched in the 'gut'..I couldn't cry and I felt horribly guilty over that so I delved into any and all information I could find on Leukemia..I read so many 'stories' where the terminally ill and their loved ones had such a hard tyme finding caretakers, compassion or just someone to spend tyme with..when I came across Hospice and contacted this AMAZING organization for my Father, I learned just what hardships and compassion is.. I decided to do as much as I could to assist Hospice by giving them my tyme..Not only did I meet some truly remarkable individuals but, I developed many, many O'ginalli's! Again, tis a difficult and challenging 'job' but, when the day is over and I am sitting outside saying my 'prayers' I realize just how blessed I am and how minuet (small) any 'problem' I may have is.. sleep.gif
~I do volunteer work with our local Humane Society/Animal Shelters..I do workshops like 'caring for your new pet'..I do my best to adopt out as many 'babies' as possible and the one's that I know will be 'put down' cry.gif I sneak out to the farm..This past summer we adopted out 6 Lab's to Hospice as part of a program for the terminally ill and their families...the Program has had 'smashing' results and I am very proud of this! sleep.gif I am working now on seeing if Hospice and other organizations will begin to adopt some of our kittens/cats hug.gif It's all good!
~ For the past two summers I have done volunteer work on various Indian Reservations..everything from digging irrigation ditches to 'teaching' hygeine..again, volunteer work doesn't pay in money but, my life has been enriched and I am very rich! cheers.gif
~ As most of you know I am a 'biker chick'..I do most of my own maintenance and I am learning all I can about motorcycles because, one day, a dream of mine is to own my own Chopper Shop..to build custom bikes as well as providing general maintenance on motorcycles..I would like to have an all female 'crew' cool2.gif
~ Well, none of the mentioned 'jobs' pay my bills so I went to college for years and years and years lol.gif to become a 'mind doctor' AKA Psychologist..I have my degree in Psychology with a Baccalaureate (BSS) in Sociology, Philosophy, Social Work and Criminal Justice...I have a minor in Theology Studies...I hope to return to college one day to achieve a degree in Marine Biology..tis something that Papa Bluefeather wishes for me to do...He believes all this 'head stuff' isn't healthy for my physical and mental well-being..He hopes that I will come home to North Carolina and work with the 'babies' in the ocean cheers.gif
~~ Thats about it...no frills...but plenty of experience in so much that life has to offer!
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Posted: 15-Dec-2004, 09:40 PM
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QUOTE (Rindy1202 @ 12-Dec-2004, 11:47 PM)
All of these jobs sound really interesting. I really like yours Annham, I thinks forensics would be great. Isn't there someone on here that does that?

Hi Rindy,
Yours sounds interesting too.
What do you do with Jewery? Sell it, make it?...
I love jewlrey, especially earrings, but sadly, I am not very good at keeping track of it.. I always loose it or end up breaking it sad.gif

My job is interesting, but management always wants more more more... and it is becoming very stressful to strike a balance between how much one can get done in a day and being careful not to miss anything.

I am thinking of trying something else when I have a chance... I've enrolled in College again part time... I just hope it doesn't take me until retirement age to finish wink.gif

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BTW, I think Forensics would be interesting too. I think we have some sort of training program at our lab... Not sure what the requirements are, but will find out if you are interested.
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QUOTE (Annham @ 15-Dec-2004, 07:40 PM)
Hi Rindy,
Yours sounds interesting too.
What do you do with Jewery? Sell it, make it?...
I love jewlrey, especially earrings, but sadly, I am not very good at keeping track of it.. I always loose it or end up breaking it sad.gif

My job is interesting, but management always wants more more more... and it is becoming very stressful to strike a balance between how much one can get done in a day and being careful not to miss anything.

I am thinking of trying something else when I have a chance... I've enrolled in College again part time... I just hope it doesn't take me until retirement age to finish wink.gif

Anne

BTW, I think Forensics would be interesting too. I think we have some sort of training program at our lab... Not sure what the requirements are, but will find out if you are interested.

Hi Annham,

I sell jewelry, I have done that since I was about 16. At different places of course. I love Black Hills Gold. The problem is I buy more than I sell. Thank you on the forensics but where I live I am sure there isn't a whole lot of call for it. I hear ya on the retirement I hope I live that long. Feel free to email me. I know we aren't suppose to answer each other on the boards but that is so hard not to do. It makes for conversation.

Have a great evening
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QUOTE (freekenny @ 14-Dec-2004, 11:05 PM)
~~ Thats about it...no frills...but plenty of experience in so much that life has to offer!
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Wow Freekenny,
Sounds like you have a full plate!.. it sounds very fulfilling.. and needed and fun too...

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