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#896277 by Maximus
21 Feb 2015, 09:47
The "Where is everyone from?" thread was interesting- Vflyers from all over the world. A true global presence on the forum :)

As a nosey old sod I thought it would also be interesting to see what us Vflyers do for a living. With so many international jetsetters amongst us, I bet there will be a broad range of interesting occupations.

So to start, I am a doctor (GP) so sadly no business travel for me other than home visits around my patch :D I have a trip to Southampton in the summer for an educational event though Whopeeeeee ii)
#896279 by hiljil
21 Feb 2015, 10:16
Yes, the post about where we are from made me wonder about occupations too. What was strange about the other thread,though, was people volunteered the information who hadn't included it in their profile - which I always thought meant they wanted to remain anonymous!
Well - I am retired. :D
#896290 by sungod
21 Feb 2015, 11:12
i'm emea director of a networky-techie professional services team for a global company, i do some global things too

prior to this, umpteen years of systems design and c/unix resulted in my abandoning uppercase as an unnecessary complication, except for defines and typedefs :)
#896296 by mitchja
21 Feb 2015, 12:21
I work in a quality control lab for an American owned chemical company. Started in Nov 1993 and worked there ever since (so that will be 22 years later this year) and boy I have seen many changes over those years!!

Yep, I wear a white coat (as well as a pile of other PPE) and pretend to be a mad scientist occasionally - it does help, trust me!!
#896299 by gfonk
21 Feb 2015, 13:16
i work in the accounts dept.
finally studying to get qualified. bit of a late bloomer :-$
#896300 by gfonk
21 Feb 2015, 13:17
i work in the accounts dept.
finally studying to get qualified. bit of a late bloomer :-$
#896316 by ratechaser
21 Feb 2015, 15:22
Another EMEA director here... This time in operations for a 'too big to fail' bank (having previously learnt my lesson from working for one that wasn't...).
#896317 by andymoss
21 Feb 2015, 15:24
Ex-application developer turned IT Project Manager for a large insurance company. Not nearly as boring as it sounds!
#896320 by Bretty
21 Feb 2015, 16:21
I'm self employed and have a couple of things I do. What used to be my main job was Counselling & Clinical Hypnotherapy and I specialised in depression, various anxiety disorders and pain management. I also did some training, personal development type stuff, positive psychology & also trained other therapists for 3 years. Now clinical work is something I do just a little of to keep my skills sharp.

My main work now is running a Case Management firm specialising in rehabilitation in the personal injury sector, mostly RTAs with complex injuries. We're paid for by insurers but we work independent of the claim process trying to put people back together and back to work after the NHS have done their part. I have of a team of 15 Case Managers from OTs to Nurses and we provide work for about 200 therapists.

Doesn't take me travelling internationally (although when I was doing training I used to work in Germany & Switzerland). These days I travel for pleasure.

Sorry, a one or two sentence summary wouldn't cover what I do! :)
#896328 by whiterose
21 Feb 2015, 17:57
Treelo wrote:
hiljil wrote:Well - I am retired. :D

Me too - and it is FAB-U-LOUS! :o) :D



I'm another living the life of Riley, wondering how I found time to go to work :). Back then, we lived in Essex and I commuted to Holborn. Doesn't bear thinking about!
#896330 by CHill710
21 Feb 2015, 18:21
I work as a Phlebotomist (vampire) taking blood samples in a hospital.
#896334 by Hull
21 Feb 2015, 18:40
Morning all,

I work for London Underground as an Information Assistant for the Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines, I'm responsible for passing information to my Stations regarding any cancellations and service delays.

I'm also a qualified CASI Snowboard Instructor currently in British Columbia until mid April :D
#896335 by honey lamb
21 Feb 2015, 19:09
I too, joined the ranks of the retired and loved it but two and a half years ago I rejoined the workforce as a sacristan.
#896337 by Petmadness
21 Feb 2015, 19:48
Another great thread.....getting to know you all. I work for a training company that specialises in working with 14-19 year old students assisting them with vocational, employability and functional skills. Very rewarding work when you see development and progress y) ^)
#896339 by ScoobySu
21 Feb 2015, 20:04
gfonk wrote:i work in the accounts dept.
finally studying to get qualified. bit of a late bloomer :-$


Me too - after being in role for 10 years my employers have now made it mandatory to be studying or apparently it's an underperformance issue :(! Prior to that I was in investment banking for 15 years.
#896350 by Alex V
21 Feb 2015, 21:04
I own a swimming pool company building pools selling hottubs saunas steam rooms here in bedfordshire and absolutely love it, cant wait to make enough to retire and head back up north to alba mind!

Cheers

Alexv
#896352 by ratechaser
21 Feb 2015, 21:13
Alex V wrote:I own a swimming pool company building pools selling hottubs saunas steam rooms here in bedfordshire and absolutely love it, cant wait to make enough to retire and head back up north to alba mind!

Cheers

Alexv


Ooooh, my dear children would love you, they have it as a condition of the next house we move to that it has a swimming pool (and no, dear wife has put her foot down about building one in the current garden...)
#896366 by Roxy-Popsy
21 Feb 2015, 22:32
These days I'm a consultant to the medical profession & also airline industry specialising in Learning & Development particularly PRMs.

For business I have travelled to Europe on occasions Orlando & Seattle. Rather random I agree.

Roxy-Popsy
Virgin Atlantic

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