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I dunno if it's really cool but I really enjoy my job... I'm an Event Coordinator so I get to plan everything about any kind of even (trade fair, corporate events, parties, weddings...) and it's a ton of fun because no event is ever the same. :D

Event coordinator is a cool job. I use event coordinators regularly. Why you like the job is understandable. I'm sure it is high stress until the first guests begin to show up. At that point things just start to happen. Do you work for someone or is it your own gig?

I know someone who made a lot of dinero doing that. Like 10 Million when he sold his company.

BTW - Whoever shot your photos did a great job. Very artsy and gives you a mysterious look. Maybe like you're a spy, secret agent or maybe a Bond girl. :cool:

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I've been a 2nd grade teacher and worked in IT as a Training Manager and Project Manager. 2nd grade was a lot more rewarding but the pay was terrible.

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Event coordinator is a cool job. I use event coordinators regularly. Why you like the job is understandable. I'm sure it is high stress until the first guests begin to show up. At that point things just start to happen. Do you work for someone or is it your own gig?

I know someone who made a lot of dinero doing that. Like 10 Million when he sold his company.

BTW - Whoever shot your photos did a great job. Very artsy and gives you a mysterious look. Maybe like you're a spy, secret agent or maybe a Bond girl. :cool:

Heh you're right it's quite a bit of stress until everything settles down... I think the first 15 minutes of the event are the worst, really. I work for someone at the moment, but I get my normal salary and commission so it's really not bad.

Haha ... I shot them myself >.> with my phone camera. Nothing fancy honestly... but thanks haha. :D

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I founded a company in 1999 after getting laid off after a buyout of the firm where I worked for 17 years. I am a Mechanical Engineer by education.

I started in a garage with just some big ideas, a red crayola and a Big Chief tablet. Oh ... and a compuer or two.

Fast forward to 2008. I am offically a CEO now of a pretty big company. I have 43 employees, a big laboratory, a machine shop, an engineering office full of smart folks. My footprint is now global with 70% of my business being foreign.

How did I get from there to here? Dang! Its a long story.

The problem is, as the company got bigger so did I. *gulps* Too many business lunches, dinners, and international first class trips. I eat out virtuall every meal. Have to. No choice. Big deals are made over meals. Relationships forged. Gained over 110 lbs since incorporation. I love my job ( and my company) but its killing me. :(

One could say my greatest succes has led to by worst failure. Ironic, eh? More later.

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I founded a company in 1999 after getting laid off after a buyout of the firm where I worked for 17 years. I am a Mechanical Engineer by education.

I started in a garage with just some big ideas, a red crayola and a Big Chief tablet. Oh ... and a compuer or two.

Fast forward to 2008. I am offically a CEO now of a pretty big company. I have 43 employees, a big laboratory, a machine shop, an engineering office full of smart folks. My footprint is now global with 70% of my business being foreign.

How did I get from there to here? Dang! Its a long story.

The problem is, as the company got bigger so did I. *gulps* Too many business lunches, dinners, and international first class trips. Gained over 110 lbs since incorporation. I love my job ( and my company) but its killing me. :(

One could say my greatest succes has led to by worst failure. Ironic, eh? More later.

Sounds very interesting, Aviator. I do hope you post more about this in the future... I'm intrigued and would love to hear more when you get the chance. :)

Edited by JimM
Ugh... poor spelling

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Sounds very interesting, Aviator. I do hope your post more about this in the future... I'm intrigued and would love to hear more when you get the chance. :)

I will and congrats on your weight loss. I am not envious of many people but you make that boast pretty tough. :D

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Yeah, I work in a call center too, and it is very stressful. The pay is good, but with the way my hormones are right now after surgery, it's very difficult to deal with rude and unhappy people. Good luck in your search. I say go for your dreams.

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I homeschool two teenagers!! How does that sound for "cool"? I also do some part time work at our church, doing the newsletter, website, etc. By profession, I'm a music teacher and used to teach public school before I stayed home with my boys.

When I was in college I was a lifeguard for four summers. This was back before I gained all the weight! :P

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I am a reading specialist. I have five to six kids at a time, 32 forty minute classes a week - and that is full time. I did regular education classroom for 12 years and have done this for two, it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better suited to me and I love it.

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After being a SAHM for 16 years, a divorce necessitated I get into the workforce rather quickly. With little to go on, I found I work well in a place that needs a 'motherly touch'. I found I had a knack for doing admin stuff. My last position was as the sole admin for a staff of about 25, mostly design engineers, but the finance department too. (The controller insists I have the ability to do well in accounting, but I saw how overworked the accounting staff was, plus my first husband had worked his way up to CFO, and I saw how much HE was over worked and there's just no way I want to get into that.) The company also had a production staff of about 65 on two shifts.

I find I like helping people get their jobs done well, and I have a need to be appreciated for my efforts. I don't thrive in an atmosphere where that isn't evident- too much like my first marriage!

Currently, I'm unemployed and rather bored out of my mind! I had the unfortunate luck of moving to a location of some of the highest unemployment in the nation, at a time when unemployment is soaring.

Recently, a new store was opening up with less than 30 job openings and they had HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of applications. (And this is northern VT so there isn't a huge population base- having hundreds of applicants for so few jobs shows a large percentage of the population needing work- not good :( )

If I had my dream job, I'd own my own sewing & craft store with a place for craft lessons, and a HUGE book selection.

Sadly, I have no $$$ for the capitol for anything like that. I think with the economy downturn, people will be returning to sewing and crafting as a means to save money, make gifts that come from themselves and as a means of entertainment that 'serves a purpose'.

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After not having worked in the workforce for many years (during which I had my own businesses), and then back issues caued me to be totally homebound, I decided in spring, 2008 to go back to work. I had no idea who would want a 68 year old, but that was not an issue, as it turned out.

I have a VERY cool job, which I appreciate very much, and where I am treated with cameraderie and respect - I'm the senior administrative associate in the sales department of a manufacturing company that produces parts for other industries. I would never dream that such a business would be fascinating, but it is.

I am truly blessed, able to go to work every day!

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I at the present time am a Pool & Spa Technician, when your pool equipment breaks down the consumer and or the field techs. call and I walk them through how to trouble shoot the product to fix the issue. This is from pool heaters, cleaners, filters, etc.. I work with a lot of mixture of nice and not so nice.

I have also done the following:

Line lead of pool filtration dept. (department made pool filters)

Cook (diner and fine dining)

YMCA camp cook

Made explosives for the government

Had my own catering truck or also called slang name (roach coach)

Convience store Deli manager for 7-11

Convience store Circle K

Toys-R-Us departmnt head (Barbie aisle sucks, she has everything)

Aide for mentally challanged people

Bar tender

Bed & Breakfast for romantic get aways ;) (all kinds of people)

Land surveryor

Built water bed frames (small factory)

Delivered radioactive meds to hospitals (had to carry in lead boxes)

Sold Mary Kay makeup

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oops forgot buit ambulances!!!! That job I liked

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I don't think my job is all that interesting to most, but it pays the bills. I am an Engineering Assistant for a wiring harness facility. Most likely if you drive a Toyota or Honda we did the prototype of the harness thats in your car. I help to get things ready for mass production. I mainly spend my days on a CAD laying out harness directions and flow. We are currently working on the designs for cars for 2011.

Other Jobs I've Had:

High School- worked at a lil hamburger joint

Minit Mart Cashier

Emerson-I was a repair operator

Sold Thermax Vaccum cleaners... yep $1000 dirt suckers

Manager of a Check Cashing and Pay Day Loan

Triple C- Leather place that makes shoe strings

and now my current job- been there 3 years

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Before I married DH and moved cross country, I worked mostly cashier jobs. I was a telemarketer (worst job on the planet... ever get a call from a live person -not a recording- telling you that your car warranty is up? that was me... don't ever buy.. everything we tell you is bull dinky). I worked at Babies R Us as morning stocker/backup cashier, i was an officer manager for an auto repair place.... but the coolest job I've ever had in my entire life was working security at a concert venue called starland ballroom.

I've met TONS of famous people:

Ashlee Simpson

Hanson (yes... the oom bop! Hanson)

Justin Timberlake

Bruce Springstein

MC Hammer

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Linkin Park

Fallout Boy

Gwen Stefani

My Chemical Romance

Yellowcard

Taking Back Sunday

lots and lots of big names, both past and present. My favorite so far has without a doubt, hands DOWN... Edward Norton (American History X, Fight Club, etc). I love that man. If I were not already married, I'd marry him. Met him when he attended a Bruce Springstein easter concert in Asbury Park, NJ a couple years ago.

Despite the long hours, the pay sucks the big one, standing outside in ALL - and i do mean ALL- kinds of weather for hours upon hours at a time, patting down sweaty nasty smelly people by the hundreds, digging through dreadlocks in search of drugs, keeping an eye on 2000 people at once to keep everyone safe, keeping groupies out of dressing rooms, keeping groupies off tour busses..... it was by far... BY FAR the best job I ever had.

It was the inspiration for me to originally look into having GBS so I could work in law enforcement. I naturally love to protect people, so I'm thinking this might be the right line of work for me.

Edited by AirForceWifeInUtah

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...and hearing about everyone's jobs. You know, when I was younger, I always felt like my job was a necessity to allow me to do some of the things I wanted to do. It was an enabler for me to fund my personal and family life, so to speak.

But now, the kids are grown and gone, the bills all paid off, and I no longer HAVE to work, I find now that I am DEFINED by my work. Everytime I think about retirement, I get cold chills.

Why?, you may ask. Hmmm....maybe a have a pathological fear of visualizing myself as being irrelevant?

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...and hearing about everyone's jobs. You know, when I was younger, I always felt like my job was a necessity to allow me to do some of the things I wanted to do. It was an enabler for me to fund my personal and family life, so to speak.

But now, the kids are grown and gone, the bills all paid off, and I no longer HAVE to work, I find now that I am DEFINED by my work. Everytime I think about retirement, I get cold chills.

Why?, you may ask. Hmmm....maybe a have a pathological fear of visualizing myself as being irrelevant?

YES! I was retired for a while. HATED it.

I am working again (since June), and loving every day of my life (for the most part!!). Having value in the outside world, and getting paid for that value, means a GREAT DEAL to me.

I also do volunteer work, which gives me a different kind of gratification.

Yesterday I had my performance review, and it was very gratifying. I'm the senior administrative associate in the sales department of an industrial manufacturing company.

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I get paid to play games, run around the playground, go on field trips, read stories, clean up boo-boos and runny noses, help solve a million problems, give and receive hugs, be a hero, be silly, laugh a lot. :o)

I currently work at a before and after school care program and am in school to become an elementary education teacher. I love my job so much. It is the hardest, most rewarding job in the whole world. There is no better feeling in this entire world than being important in the eyes of a child...

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I was a 911 operator in nye county nevada. It is the hardest job I have ever had, I heard some of the most horrible disgusting stories. The ones with children are so disturbing and there were a several times I was brought to tears. One day I had a man die and then about an hour later I helped with a birth at walmart it was a boy. You have to be able to dispatch, take calls, and believe it or not most dipatchers are the people who answers the non emergency lines too so yes we were receptionists we also had to dispatch fire, ambulance and helicopter I worked in a town close to Las Vegas. There are some funny moments but the stress can be very overwhelming. Breaks and luch we had if it wasn't busy and we were always busy so lunch didn't happen very often. Anyway I didn't want to discourage dispatching but it is a very hard stressful job. When I applied and took the tests I thought it was going to be easy boy was I wrong...Good Luck in your search...

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I get paid to play games, run around the playground, go on field trips, read stories, clean up boo-boos and runny noses, help solve a million problems, give and receive hugs, be a hero, be silly, laugh a lot. :o)

I currently work at a before and after school care program and am in school to become an elementary education teacher. I love my job so much. It is the hardest, most rewarding job in the whole world. There is no better feeling in this entire world than being important in the eyes of a child...

I am a teacher, it really is a cool job. I taught elementary for about 10 years and I have been a reading specialist for the last two years. good luck in your pursuit of an education degree.

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I am a teacher, it really is a cool job. I taught elementary for about 10 years and I have been a reading specialist for the last two years. good luck in your pursuit of an education degree.

Thank you, thank you. :o) I've been told that some of my passion for teaching will diminish after some time. When I realize that I'm not a superhero and can't save every child. But, for now I will just believe that I can. :o)

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Thank you, thank you. :o) I've been told that some of my passion for teaching will diminish after some time. When I realize that I'm not a superhero and can't save every child. But, for now I will just believe that I can. :o)

while you may not be able to save every child, it will feel damn good when you make a difference for even one.

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I had so many I loved. I had some that inspired me in ways they will never know. When I close my eyes, I can still see some of ther faces. They shaped and formed me, and exerted as much influence on me as my own parents. They instilled in me a passion for learning - and gave me the skills to continue the job that they started.

Thank you teachers. :D

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I've been fortunate that my career in computers has also been my hobby for the last 25 years. I've worked in the field in several different industries (manufacturing, banking, distribution). The job I've been doing for the last 9 years has been with the entertainment industry (distribution).

I do not know if I have a "cool" job, but there are some perks. One cool thing is that we have music artist come through promoting their stuff. I've got to meet a few of artist, and also I've gotten some of unreleased/prereleased music. Recently Melinda Doolittle (from American Idol) came by and performed a few songs from her new album, and of course we had a copy of it before it was released (btw, she's reeeeeaaaaally talented). Back when I first started here, we had an "unknown" named Pink perform for us. And my kids got to watch a live performance of Barney (for a new DVD release). To name a few.

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I had so many I loved. I had some that inspired me in ways they will never know. When I close my eyes, I can still see some of ther faces. They shaped and formed me, and exerted as much influence on me as my own parents. They instilled in me a passion for learning - and gave me the skills to continue the job that they started.

Thank you teachers.

:D I love teachers so much I married one!!

Thank you, thank you. :o) I've been told that some of my passion for teaching will diminish after some time. When I realize that I'm not a superhero and can't save every child. But, for now I will just believe that I can. :o)
My wife has been teaching special ed for 16 years. Unfortunately for her, any diminished passion for the job has to do with the long term frustration of being forced into indifference by a public school system geared for mediocracy :( (that was a mouthful).

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