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I'm coming in a little late here but I like to think I'm fashionably late. I have a degree in computer science and have worked for about 10 years in the industry - most recently as a consulting services manager for a software company. I am currently on sabattical and managing my husband's art career.

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I'm a upcoming junior in highschool. I work part time at Maggie Moos. I'm also the Color Guard commander for my JROTC unit.

After highschool, my careers plans are to attend the Air Force Acedemy in Colorado Springs then join the Air Force as a pilot. Plus I know I want children later on in life when I get married.

Everyone here has such amazing jobs!

-Ash

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Lynne,

I develop financial software for a large financial corporation. I used to love it, but the IT industry has changed and isn't what it used to be. I've been doing this for 12 years. I would really like to change professions, but not sure what I want to be when I grow up :) My fiance owns his own business and I admire him so much for what he does. If I had some brilliant idea I'd love to go that route. Until then I carry on with the daily grind. It's not all bad...I have been able to afford a decent lifestyle for myself and my children while I've been a single mom. It's challenging which I like. I have worked with a lot of intelligent and interesting people. I'm just ready for a change.

Ami

Ami -- what type of software do you develop? I am always amazed by people who have the ability to do what you do. Again, I think it is a combination of art and science.

If it isn't intrusive, I would love to know more about what you do . . . . . . .

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Currently, I teach schoolkids at a daycare--busy gearing up for summer!

I have bachelor's degrees in psychology and biology, and in August, I'll start med school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. So, yes, another geek.

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I'm a upcoming junior in highschool. I work part time at Maggie Moos. I'm also the Color Guard commander for my JROTC unit.

After highschool, my careers plans are to attend the Air Force Acedemy in Colorado Springs then join the Air Force as a pilot. Plus I know I want children later on in life when I get married.

Everyone here has such amazing jobs!

-Ash

Not to crap on your plans, but are you going to be able to join with a celiac diagnosis? I thought it was grounds for a medical discharge?

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Hi everyone.

I've learned so much from everyone. Everyone adds so many wonderful qualities to the collective.

Is anyone a fan of StarTrek?????

Lisa I don't have words to say thank you for bringing this topic.

Its great to be here. :rolleyes:

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I am a part-time consultant in the information technology field, mostly in the mainframe arena. I have worked in this area for more than thirty years. I did it full-time until 2001.

Together with my wife of over 25 years, we operate a pet food and supply store in North Toronto. We have been in the business for over six years, and have been at our current location since last September.

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I am a Word Processor for a large law firm.

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I'm a upcoming junior in highschool. I work part time at Maggie Moos. I'm also the Color Guard commander for my JROTC unit.

After highschool, my careers plans are to attend the Air Force Acedemy in Colorado Springs then join the Air Force as a pilot. Plus I know I want children later on in life when I get married.

Everyone here has such amazing jobs!

-Ash

Good for you Ash, you can be one of those Jet-Jockish Girls! :P Kick those Jet-Jocks butt!! (I am married to one, and I do a good job) :P

Don't let any thing hold you back.

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What a good thread.

I'm living in NZ at the moment (originally from the UK) at a bank called ASB within Online Business Banking, i'm currently part of team doing a project of converting 7000 customers from one oline product to a new product and will take about a year to complete.

Heading back to the UK for a holiday in Sep via Tokyo for a couple of nights which will be interesting because i haven't been back since i've know about celiac.

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Hi everyone.

I've learned so much from everyone. Everyone adds so many wonderful qualities to the collective.

Is anyone a fan of StarTrek?????

Lisa I don't have words to say thank you for bringing this topic.

Its great to be here. :rolleyes:

Kirk or Picard?

OH heck... I just admitted to something then, didn't I?

Any Xmen fans?

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I am a mechanical engineer/project manager for a company that makes machines for the fiberglass industry. Prior to that I was an engineer for a heavy equipment manufacturer. I am also a single parent with an 11 year old son.

X-Men Rule!

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Kirk or Picard?

OH heck... I just admitted to something then, didn't I?

Any Xmen fans?

All of them. Especially Janeway and 7 of 9 in the Voyager series.

I have all of the movies of X-Men excellent action.

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I am a mechanical engineer/project manager for a company that makes machines for the fiberglass industry. Prior to that I was an engineer for a heavy equipment manufacturer. I am also a single parent with an 11 year old son.

X-Men Rule!

Comics or series? You're looking at a die-hard Gambit/Wolverine fan here...

All of them. Especially Janeway and 7 of 9 in the Voyager series.

I have all of the movies of X-Men excellent action.

7 of 9? Oh yeah. I'm seeing good taste here already. I'd hit that. Janeway got on my nerves though. I prefered Picard pretty much from the off.

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Comics or series? You're looking at a die-hard Gambit/Wolverine fan here...

I like the comics from the 70's and 80's. In the 90's the comics changed and I just didn't care for them anymore. In the early 90's there was a Saturday morning animated X-Men series that was excellent and I never missed it. A few years ago there was another animated X-Men series that was terrible. The three movies were quite good. I didn't have any particular favorite as far as characters were concerned,

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I like the comics from the 70's and 80's. In the 90's the comics changed and I just didn't care for them anymore. In the early 90's there was a Saturday morning animated X-Men series that was excellent and I never missed it. A few years ago there was another animated X-Men series that was terrible. The three movies were quite good. I didn't have any particular favorite as far as characters were concerned,

I guess I am dating myself by saying my favourite show to watch used to be the Thunderbirds!

:lol:

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I like the comics from the 70's and 80's. In the 90's the comics changed and I just didn't care for them anymore. In the early 90's there was a Saturday morning animated X-Men series that was excellent and I never missed it. A few years ago there was another animated X-Men series that was terrible. The three movies were quite good. I didn't have any particular favorite as far as characters were concerned,

I think I'm in love.

The Xmen evolution cartoon was suckage in a can. The original series? Was what got me into the comics in the first place. I never saw the suck in the 90's stuff though until recently when I started picking up the back issues. Damn but things did change...

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I am a mechanical engineer/project manager for a company that makes machines for the fiberglass industry. Prior to that I was an engineer for a heavy equipment manufacturer. I am also a single parent with an 11 year old son.

X-Men Rule!

Ian, you rock!! I had no idea you were an engineer. My husband is a naval architect (aka: draws boats -- oops, excuse me -- designs barges and vessels) but it's an engineering degree. He's an engineering manager at JeffBoat. The big joke in my profession is that PT's usually either marry other PT's or engineers. It's because we're the only ones that can tolerate our geek-speak! Seriously, though, it's true. You wouldn't believe the numbers.

Also, you have an 11 year-old??!! So -- does he think you are WAY cool, or what?

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I'm a software/systems engineer. Mostly, I don't do any coding anymore, however, and just lead, which is fine, because I like that sort of thing, and quite frankly, think we need more people who want to (and can) lead those who don't want to (or can't) (but can't code like the devil).

In my spare time, though, I like lots of outdoors thing (hiking, kayaking, gardening), other active things (yoga, swimming, running), and creative things (painting, cooking, photography).

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I think I remember this thread, the first go round, and how interesting it was then, too. We really do have a wide array of professions around here! No wonder we all have such different perspectives on things!!!

Lisa, thanks for starting this back up :P

I have a BA in psychology and an MS in Human Development/Family Studies (developmental/research psychology). I work for a large federal government agency doing surveys, analysis, etc of the workforce (an I/O psychology position).

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Going back to the orginal question... "What do you do?"

Wow, six months ago this was so clear... and now? heh.

You see six months ago I sat as "Director of MIS" for a company in Nashville, TN that I rescued from certain doom, and created a profitable venture by completely from the ground up rebuilding/designing the entire IT infrastructure. Writing millions of lines of code in multiple langs, running multiple OS's and automating anything that was not nailed down. You see I was the entire MIS/IT dept for a company that primary product was a computer based service. Then in December the hammer came down, and I could see the writing on the wall, the CEO hated me and was doing all he could to eliminate me. With out going into boring and depressing details, Jan 31st was my last day...

Well Feb 1st came... and with it a job offer, but in a town 500 miles away! To keep the story short, I am now an "application programmer" for Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. (Yes that was my boss you just heard about passing away, Rev Fawel). In Jan I plan to start work on my Masters of Divinity, and expect to end up in full time ministry at some point past today.

For 30 years (yes, go back as far a my MOM can remember, no one remembers a time where this was dif..) I *knew* I was a computer programmer, and that is what I worked my whole life to being, till now. I bought (with my Christmas money) my first computer in 3rd grade, and had it apart and rebuilt the first weekend. I hold a BS Degree in Computer Sci, and a second one in Statistics. Major geek here... but when God calls, His ppl answer. I do not know what the future holds at this stage, but no one ever really does.

So what do you do? Umm I sit around and answer silly threads on glutenfreeforum.com on my days off! :) Oh and I teach Adult bible studies on the weekends....

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I work as a program manager for one of the US's major high tech firms. My focus is on managing and coordinating the release of software to support our OEM Server Systems and Server boards.

I've worked at the same company for 28+ years (I'm only 47) and I gotta say that I am really sick and tired of the way Corporate America behaves these days. I can take early retirement in a few weeks.

Of course I'm too young to retire...so I'm weighing my options. One is to just leave and do something enjoyable for a lot less money.

I have other jobs...husband...home maintenance....father...uncle:)

j

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I gotta say that I am really sick and tired of the way Corporate America behaves these days.

Ditto... a thousand dittos. It's sad more often than not.

(And I've only been out of college for 7 years.)

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Ditto... a thousand dittos. It's sad more often than not.

(And I've only been out of college for 7 years.)

Um...I guess corporate greed and compassion don't mesh well together...he says with his

most sarcastic internet voice....

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