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Mogget January 15th 05 01:33 AM

In message . net,
Tanada writes
Ok, I'm curious. What does everyone in here do for tuna money?


Dunno how to categorise myself. Was a trade mark attorney, now a
full-time mum, not intending to go back to anything remotely trademarky.
Am also company secretary of Mr Mogget's company, for which I am
technically employed full-time.

Wish I could settle this, because I'm always having to categorise my
occupation; and "catslave" is seldom listed as an option.
--
Mogget

Howard Berkowitz January 15th 05 01:45 AM

I'm a networking and medical geek, I suppose. On the network side, I've
both been a researcher and developer, mostly on high-end routing for
core Internet providers and for life-critical networks. While it's hard
to sell advanced books in this economy, I've published four textbooks. I
like to consider myself an engineer who teaches rather than a "trainer",
but my major contracts at the moment are for developing advanced
Internet engineering courses.

Originally, I was a chemistry major, and while I dropped out into
computer science, I try to get to a fair bit of medical continuing
education, especially with so much on-line. I do work on and off with a
firm that does clinical automation, and I combine the odd roles (as
Chief Technology Officer) of both creating and enforcing software
engineering, but also being the point of contact to physicians,
demonstrating that we understand what they are trying to do. One of my
favorite areas is expert systems for prescribing.

Some of this comes together in planning disaster response facilities. I
was the network consultant, for example, for the US government Y2K
center.

Jeanne Hedge January 15th 05 01:50 AM

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 21:15:32 GMT, Tanada
wrote:

Ok, I'm curious. What does everyone in here do for tuna money? I know
we have some, ok a lot, of computer geeks, educators (or what passes for
one) and so forth. You don't have to be any more specific than you
want, but I confess to being extremely curious. If you're currently out
of work, you don't have to say so, just list your career field.

I am a Substitute Teacher for Cumberland Co. North Carolina, married to
a Blackhawk mechanic/inspector who is medically retired from the US army.



Long story - after college I worked as a Chemistry Tech at a power
plant construction site. That lasted for 6 months until the plant
closed. Spent the next 13 years working in the Environmental Health
and Safety field at power plants for 2 major utilities doing all sorts
of things (including quite a few that didn't necessarily have anything
to do with EH&S but got me experience in other fields g), until the
plant I was working at closed (exactly 1 year after I'd left the 1st
utility to work for the 2nd).

Deciding I was tired of doing that sort of thing and getting jerked
around by the Fortune 500, I changed career paths and spent the next
5-1/2 years working as a software developer for a small company
servicing the insurance industry ("we're a family here!" :p blarg).
That lasted until my "family" outsourced my job to Manila.

I've been unemployed since April, and without any money coming in
since November, but hope to have my Indiana Substitute Teacher's
License sometime in the next 4 weeks. I did a bit of sub teaching back
in college (no license required then), but my SIL is arranging for me
to observe her 4th grade class so I can see what life as a teacher is
like these days.

I had an interview with a guy at the state jobs office today (one of
those "what do you want to do with your life" things :p). I told him
that with my background I think I could do just about any job someone
threw at me ^_^




Jeanne Hedge, as directed by Natasha

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Karen Chuplis January 15th 05 01:51 AM

in article , Kreisleriana at
wrote on 1/14/05 5:07 PM:

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 21:15:32 GMT, Tanada
yodeled:

Ok, I'm curious. What does everyone in here do for tuna money? I know
we have some, ok a lot, of computer geeks, educators (or what passes for
one) and so forth. You don't have to be any more specific than you
want, but I confess to being extremely curious. If you're currently out
of work, you don't have to say so, just list your career field.

I am a Substitute Teacher for Cumberland Co. North Carolina, married to
a Blackhawk mechanic/inspector who is medically retired from the US army.

Pam S.



I'm a choir director. In the process of becoming a librarian.

Theresa
Stinky Pictures:
http://community.webshots.com/album/125591586JWEFwh
My Blog: http://www.humanitas.blogspot.com


Librarian, another profession I always wanted to do.


Karen Chuplis January 15th 05 01:53 AM

in article , Helen
Miles at
wrote on 1/14/05 5:12 PM:

Part time TV Producer for ice-hockey programmes & wildlife programmes.


Now THERE's an unusual combination.


Jeanne Hedge January 15th 05 01:54 AM

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 22:19:45 GMT, Victor Martinez
wrote:

Tanada wrote:
With the laws being as short sighted as they are about gay marriages,
sorts married is about the right term. The two have been together
longer than a lot of heterosexual couples, but aren't allowed by law to


We'll be celebrating our 8th anniversary in April. :)

make it formal. Seems unfair to me, why shouldn't they be as miserable
as the rest of us. :-)


It's not just the miserable part though... :) As it stands now, if Tom
were to be hospitalized and unconscious, I would not have the right to
be by his side. If I were to die, all the assets that I own that I have
willed to Tom would be taxed at 50% (or something ridiculous like that),
whereas if he were my husband there would be no tax. The list of
unfairness goes on and on... :(


Tax unfairness aside (and that's a pretty huge aside), I think I read
somewhere that you could do something with legal documents (something
like power of attorney) that would allow you to have legal say-so
regarding medical things and other personal affairs. I think it's
criminal that something like that should be necessary, but is that a
possiblity?




Jeanne Hedge, as directed by Natasha

============
http://www.jhedge.com

Tish Silberbauer January 15th 05 02:10 AM

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 21:15:32 GMT, Tanada
wrote:

Ok, I'm curious. What does everyone in here do for tuna money? I know
we have some, ok a lot, of computer geeks, educators (or what passes for
one) and so forth. You don't have to be any more specific than you
want, but I confess to being extremely curious. If you're currently out
of work, you don't have to say so, just list your career field.

I am a Substitute Teacher for Cumberland Co. North Carolina, married to
a Blackhawk mechanic/inspector who is medically retired from the US army.

Pam S.


Research biologist, specialising in the ecology and conservation of
insects. Much of my work has been on bees, beetles and lacewings
(doodlebugs to those in the USA). Trying to get an academic position
and have succeeded in as much as having back-to-back short-term
research positions for the last 10 or so years, but not having any
luck getting a lectureship. Also much involved with various
scientific societies as editor of newsletter, secretary and
communications officer.

Supervisor to a couple of postgraduate students.

Slave to 3 cats and 2 d*gs.
Wife
Daughter and part-time carer for live-in Mum

Tish

JBHajos January 15th 05 02:20 AM

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 15:23:54 -0700, "Monique Y. Mudama"
wrote:

Don't get me started on my rant about how stupid anti-gay-marriage laws are =/

Aw, go ahead and rant!!! :) I do it all the time, especially here
in the Bible Belt's idiot state. Not just the marriage laws but the
general attitudes and ignorance. Aaaarrrrrgh!!!

Jeanne

Howard Berkowitz January 15th 05 02:30 AM

In article , Karen Chuplis
wrote:

in article ,
Helen
Miles at
wrote on 1/14/05 5:12 PM:

Part time TV Producer for ice-hockey programmes & wildlife programmes.


Now THERE's an unusual combination.


I agree! Lions and tigers and bears, throwing in the stray mongoose,
probably are less violent than hockey players. :-)

Howard Berkowitz January 15th 05 02:32 AM

In article , Jeanne Hedge
wrote:

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 22:19:45 GMT, Victor Martinez
wrote:

Tanada wrote:
With the laws being as short sighted as they are about gay marriages,
sorts married is about the right term. The two have been together
longer than a lot of heterosexual couples, but aren't allowed by law
to


We'll be celebrating our 8th anniversary in April. :)

make it formal. Seems unfair to me, why shouldn't they be as
miserable
as the rest of us. :-)


It's not just the miserable part though... :) As it stands now, if Tom
were to be hospitalized and unconscious, I would not have the right to
be by his side. If I were to die, all the assets that I own that I have
willed to Tom would be taxed at 50% (or something ridiculous like that),
whereas if he were my husband there would be no tax. The list of
unfairness goes on and on... :(


Tax unfairness aside (and that's a pretty huge aside), I think I read
somewhere that you could do something with legal documents (something
like power of attorney) that would allow you to have legal say-so
regarding medical things and other personal affairs. I think it's
criminal that something like that should be necessary, but is that a
possiblity?

In many cases, yes. Virginia has passed an atrocious law that is bound
to be struck down in the courts, but is nightmarish. Essentially, it
says that if there is a contract between two people that might appear to
give the impression that it is an attempt to circumvent the prohibition
against same-sex marriage, it can be challenged in court.

This could mean that if I. a single heterosexual, happened to give a
male friend by medical power of attorney, some busybody could challenge
it.


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