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Anyone have a really cool job?

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After doing many jobs over my life time 58 years I found 2 GREAT jobs. My full time job I am a receptionist in a law office. We don't to criminal or traffic so that rules out alot of the (unhappy people) to put it nicely. I work with 16 lawyers and 24 support staff. I have worked here for 10 years and LOVE IT!

They treat me with respect and that means alot. My other GREAT job is I sell Lia Sophia jewelry. I started selling when I decided to have WLS, it was time to do something fun and this was it. Wearing all the great jewelry made me feel good. And I met alot of good people doing the shows. I can't express how GOOD it made me feel about me. They notice the weight loss between shows. You can make alot of $$$$ doing this. I average $200.00 for 2 or 3 hours of work. I had 2 show last week and made $410.00 clear for5 1/2 hours works.

Surgery 12-10-08

Highest: 302

Day of surgery: 297

Current: 250

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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.

That sounds like an awesome job! I love Melinda Doolittle. :)

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Cool job?

Well maybe, I have a few business', the interesting one is running off road motorcycle tours in Baja Mexico, its kinda fun, but when your dealing with customers, it has its moments, right now though, it really sucks with the economy and the travel advisories the state dept issues, its killin me!!

I also own a machine shop, not too interesting....

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Cool job?

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I also own a machine shop, not too interesting....

I also own one of those. I think machine shops are pretty cool. But I'm an engineer... :P

Low oil prices are what is killing me. I think almost everyone is getting killed in some way right now.

:: opens 401K statement ::

Yep...killed. Good thing I like my job. Looks like I'll be doing it till Im 85. ;)

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Cool job? Well not sure how cool my job is but I love it. I'm an RN and have worked in a local regional Burn Center for going on 32 years. Recently I've added in working part time on the bariatric unit and also I volunteer by running a local bariatric support group.

Nursing is most certainly my dream job. I wanted to be a nurse from age 5 and on and that desire never changed.

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I am a mortgage loan officer! I have been for almost 17 years. It is a tough market right now but I still love my job! Never thought about doing anything else.

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My job is not really "cool" but the people I work with are.

I work for a data programming and extraction company.. and they dont mind that I surf the internet or post on this forum all day. So I guess that's cool to me.

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the coolest part about my jobs is that I work from home. which means that I can sit around in my pajamas all day. that's also a problem because it means I don't have to walk around and if I'm busy I don't leave the house at all.

but, I don't have to deal with office politics, I don't have to stand around and BS with people I don't like, and I don't have to brush my teeth if I don't want to. I can also sleep until 8:30 and still get into work on time.

Those are pretty good parts, now that I think about it.

Oh yeah, I also spend all day writing and editing and formatting (which I really like to do), so that's pretty awesome. And they pay me! :cool:

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Just signed up on the forums last night. I am looking to have VSG surgery sometime this summer if everything goes right.

I am a 911 Dispatcher and have been for about 9 years now. It is a great job to have if you can deal with all the baggage that comes with it. Nothing more gratifying that getting to help save a life or put a bad guy in jail. At the same time though it can be a very sad job dealing with some of the horrible things we have to listen to on the phone.

I enjoy my job most of the time but not always. I find that being overweight and unhealthy does not make it any easier so I hope after the surgery things will be better if I embrace my new lifestyle of eating and exercise.

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Just signed up on the forums last night. I am looking to have VSG surgery sometime this summer if everything goes right.

I am a 911 Dispatcher and have been for about 9 years now. It is a great job to have if you can deal with all the baggage that comes with it. Nothing more gratifying that getting to help save a life or put a bad guy in jail. At the same time though it can be a very sad job dealing with some of the horrible things we have to listen to on the phone.

I enjoy my job most of the time but not always. I find that being overweight and unhealthy does not make it any easier so I hope after the surgery things will be better if I embrace my new lifestyle of eating and exercise.

I've always wanted to be a dispatcher, but never knew how to get myself into that field.

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Hi there

Well, most dispatch jobs don't require a college degree. I started as a dispatcher right after College though with a Bachelor in Criminal Justice. I wanted to be a police officer but was always to fat.

Basically, if you are interested in helping people, can handle stress well, multi-task, and be willing to work shift work it would be worth a shot. I have found that not everyone can do this job for whatever reason but sometimes you just don't know until you start. You may surprise yourself. :)

Ususally the County or City you live in will have a dispatch center and probably a website that will list employment opportunities or openings.

Good luck to you if that is something you are inerested in and if you have any specific questions just send me a PM.

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I was on the EMS for about 18 months, until I went away to college and let it all fall through.

I loved it.. loved helping people in need.. loved the thrill of it. Difficulty breathing could be, grandma's air mask is on wrong to total code in the matter of 2 mins and you have to be fully prepared.

Thanks for the info and good luck on your journey!

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I work on the phones too, but nothing so cool as a 911 dispatcher. I provide customer service support for T-Mobile. My world at work is a cubicle and exacting performance metrics. All in all, it isn't a bad job. The benefits include things like great medical insurance that covers a gastric bypass, short term disability for the time after the bypass, great pay and bonuses. With the economy the way it is, I consider myself lucky.

My dream job.. I would love to work as a trail guide and go on long hikes through the mountains. My weight has been such a consideration for the jobs that I take, and it will be nice to have some freedom from that.

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I work for one of the top software companies as a consultant. Sometimes people associate consultant with external contractor, but that isn't what I am. I'm an internal employee who helps deploy our software onsite at our customers. The projects tend to last from 6 weeks to 6 months and involves a lot of travel. Local engagements happen few and far between. I love the variety of work and locations, but there are some downsides also. Lots of nights in hotels away from my wife. No lasting relationships with coworkers because I'm just a part timer at their location (and they are usually not local). Lots of travel time each week..

So love the company, love the work, so-so on the travel part.

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I always wanted to be a vet - but the competition for places is so intense that I was rejected :( I shall continue to reapply though! I hope they will give in sooner rather then later ;)

I am currently doing a gap year and working for a PAYE umbrella company. Nothing too fancy!

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I don't know if it's a *cool* job, but it's unusual for a gastric bypass person. My husband and I own and operate a pizza restraunt. I have never eaten the pizza, pasta, or bread products, because of the white flour that as gastric bypass'ers should avoid. It was hard to resist temptation at the beginning, but I don't even think of it any more. I do most of the cooking and food prep. We have awesome desserts, which I have not eaten either. All of the food is family recipes I used to make back when I was pushing three hunderd pounds. Just telling myself that keepes me from wanting to eat it. LOL

By the way we offer gastric bypass sized grilled chicken salads, sugar free non-carbonated drinks, and fresh fruit salad.

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I don't know if it's a *cool* job, but it's unusual for a gastric bypass person. My husband and I own and operate a pizza restraunt. I have never eaten the pizza, pasta, or bread products, because of the white flour that as gastric bypass'ers should avoid. It was hard to resist temptation at the beginning, but I don't even think of it any more. I do most of the cooking and food prep. We have awesome desserts, which I have not eaten either. All of the food is family recipes I used to make back when I was pushing three hunderd pounds. Just telling myself that keepes me from wanting to eat it. LOL

By the way we offer gastric bypass sized grilled chicken salads, sugar free non-carbonated drinks, and fresh fruit salad.

What desserts do you do?

Can I ask what meal you pride yourself most in making?

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We offer New York style cheesecake, cannolli, fruit salad, apple tart, and home made vanilla ice cream. I used to make this stuff on a smaller scale before gastric bypass, but I have not eaten it since surgery in 2005. I remember what it tasted like, I don't need to taste it again. My customers love them all. So does my husband. I am thinking about offering a sugar free cheesecake, but I just don't think there is much of a market in our area right now. Our restraunt is in a tourist town, and people don't typically watch their diets while on vacation.

My specialty is baked ziti. It is an old family recipe, (I'm Italian) I make it the same way my grand mother and mother did before me.

Garlic knots and cheese bread are also very popular.

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yes, I have a really cool job, I work for myself I own a medical billing service and I work from home, I have been doing this for 15 years. It's really great

and will be adding transcription to it.

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Computer Geek for the federal government.

Yep I get paid to play on computers all day.

I am an administrative IT Specialist. I don't write code. I deal with the users and the network structure.

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I'm a petroleum engineer but if this surgery works as well as I hope it will I might consider being a male model.

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i'm a petroleum engineer but if this surgery works as well as i hope it will i might consider being a male model.

there ya go!!!!! :D

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I'm a petroleum engineer but if this surgery works as well as I hope it will I might consider being a male model.

Trinidad! Love that place. Im an oil patch guy too, believe me pal, you'll make way more money and have a longer career in the oil patch. Was down there in Trinidad in 2006, and looking for a reason to go back. This time I want to see Tobago.

But I get the point! And welcome to TT.

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I work for the University of Maryland. I am the Drug Test Administrator.

I do all the drug testing on campus (athletes, students on probation and Commercial drivers). I also teach the DUI classes on campus and do some counseling for those students that have alcohol citations. Been with the university for 11 years and in this job for 5.

I have also been a volunteer firefighter here in Riverdale, Prince George's County, MD for 18 years, although the last few have been more supportive and administrative do to my increasing weight and decreasing strength.

Riverdale is 2 miles outside of Washington DC so we stay pretty busy

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