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Offline s2srea

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« on: May 16, 2011, 04:56:19 PM »
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  • I'm just curious what other Trads do for work/career.

    Me- I work at a proprietary school that trains auto technicians. I'm in Admissions (para-sales).
    The wife stays home with the kids.

    I used to be a firefighter. Did 6 years in the USAF, then worked for LAFD, then a smaller department (Santa Anna-where i  also learned to become devoted to St. Anne) for about a year. I was injured- but I believe it was good for me spiritually not to be there anymore. The firefighters here in LA are not the 'image' of what firefighters are typically portrayed as. Women @ the stations at night and other fleshiness tendencies were common. I lost a lot of my innocence in that time unfortunately- and many sins haunt me to this day. I guess all I can do is reparation...

    Anyways- back on track- your turn!

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    « Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 05:01:41 PM »
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  • I can't believe I left this out. I ALSO own a car dealer business. Its very atypical though, as I solely sell and advertise cars online- its the only way I can do it and keep my other job. But I'm licensed here in California. If any trad needs a car/ van/ truck- ever- let me know. The savings could be significant depending on the vehicle of course.  :smirk:


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    « Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 05:59:01 PM »
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  • Four years in the Army, a college degree in English, a failed attempt at being a teacher (I lack the patience) I worked for a landscaping company, and eventually became an executive with it.  I now own my own business selling equipment, which has done very well.
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir

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    « Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 06:53:22 AM »
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  • 7 and a half years in the navy and have been working as an electrician for the last 2 and a half years.

    Just trying to pay off my house as fast as I can so when everything falls over, I've got a roof over my head.

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    « Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 07:31:06 AM »
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  • currently a college student going for an engineering degree.

    Hope to either start my own business or write a book (or both)

    In regards to being a responsible man, would it be interesting to learn, after six years of accumulating all the wisdom you could, that you had it right all alon


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    « Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 09:16:27 AM »
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  • Mom of 9 and homeschool. That keeps me pretty busy.

    I used to teach childbirth education and parenting classes at a university hospital when we lived back East. Also worked as a doula. I would love to get back to it but the logistics of doula-work are at best difficult in our current state of life and the hospitals around here only hire nurses for women's education and I don't have it in me, or the money to re-certify, to teach CBE privately.

    My husband is a food broker.

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    « Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 09:44:42 AM »
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  • Jack of all trades, and master of some more than others. Im looking to enter into a career in agriculture, but I want to be able to farm land I can truly call my own without going into financial slavery for the banks. For now I'm experimenting with various small business ventures to get a feel for the demands of the market and pick up the skills and experience that each one has to offer.

     
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    "We must risk something for God!"~Hernan Cortes


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    « Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 07:42:16 PM »
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  • Currently, I am taking care of my grandmother full time and have been doing it for 8 years. I've never had a job before but would like to get one when my grandmother departs this life. I don't know what I can work as, however, since I don't have any job experience and my college degree isn't something that can really benefit me since it limits my options.


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    « Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011, 09:23:46 PM »
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  • One of my children, who lurks here occasionally to see what crazy thing his father has posted now, suggested that I mention that I lacked the patience with administrators to be a teacher, not the students.  I taught initially in a public school.  That was one type of bad.  Then I taught in a Catholic school, which was another type of bad, for far less money.  Some here have taken me to task for not being sufficiently traditional.  I was less so back then, but even so I could not stand the heretical nonsense that passed for religious education.  I was teaching English, not religion, but I still went home every day with a headache.  I love kids, and have a profound respect for teachers.  I expect teaching in a good Catholic school, or a good public school for that matter, could be a great joy.
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir

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    « Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011, 10:59:32 PM »
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  • SAHM and shipping department for ChantCD.com.

    Formerly worked as a staff CPA in the finance department at a smallish hospital.
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...

     

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