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#896378 by ultreen1
22 Feb 2015, 01:13
I'm a store manager for a major fashion retailer in the uk.
I have a small scale comercial beekeeping business (I produce and sell honey locally).
I also own a static burger van that's open 7 days a week.
Simon is a facilities manager for one of the big six energy providers and manages 3 sites in the Cardiff area.
We don't have days off, just holidays! Lol
#896383 by RobL
22 Feb 2015, 04:35
I am a Civil Engineer but have always worked in the rail industry - 25 years in a few months!
Since moving to Australia I have never done so much flying (distances don't work for train travel) although predominantly domestic for work. The joke round the office was that if I was employed by VA I would fly less.
But I recently changed jobs and took a pya cut so I could have my life back (still manage a few weekends away and holidays to keep up my VA platinum ff status :D )
#896385 by Salsasam
22 Feb 2015, 07:36
Commercial Accountant ( or number cruncher) previously for a County Cricket club and now in manufacturing so finally able to have holidays between April and September
#896389 by hiljil
22 Feb 2015, 08:17
Salsasam wrote:Commercial Accountant ( or number cruncher) previously for a County Cricket club


That would be an interesting mime on "What's my line" !!!
Last edited by honey lamb on 22 Feb 2015, 16:58, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Edited to fix quotes
#896390 by hiljil
22 Feb 2015, 08:21
Oops

:0 what went wrong with my quotey bits ?! ?| ?| :(
#896391 by marshy11
22 Feb 2015, 08:37
I took early retirement from the Police when my son was born. To finance his school fees I started my own company (cookware shop). Unfortunately it means our kitchen cupboards are full of every conceivable kitchen gadget known to man ii)
#896400 by pjh
22 Feb 2015, 10:43
hiljil wrote:Oops

:0 what went wrong with my quotey bits ?! ?| ?| :(



The open square bracket that should be there at the start of [/quote] has been dropped.
#896402 by hiljil
22 Feb 2015, 11:10
Thank you, pjh. I'll try to do better next time !!
ii)
#896403 by mallin
22 Feb 2015, 11:42
What a lot of really interesting jobs you all have, I was an assistant manager of a Furniture Company for my last 13years of work (lots of Oak in our house).
Loads of jobs before that, RAF, selling houses and white goods. Now retired 8D

Hubby was an engineering officer in the RAF and they retired him at 55 on final salary. So we are youngish retirees hoping the money will last. (three holidays already booked this year), and two 30 plus year olds to spoil. :0
#896410 by NYLON
22 Feb 2015, 13:08
I write music for a living. I try and avoid using 'composer' because it contains the word 'poser' in it :D but, yes: I'm a composer! :w
#896413 by grazza
22 Feb 2015, 13:26
Previously Senior Nurse Manager (Hospital & Community) in London, now retired and Group Liaison Officer & Trustee for Sussex 4X4 Response ,a Category 2 Emergency Charity. God Bless.
#896415 by Blacky1
22 Feb 2015, 13:30
I run a plumbing and heating company doing mostly new builds for national house builders like Barratts ,Taylor wimpy and crest Nicholson
#896418 by pjh
22 Feb 2015, 13:56
I currently manage functional resources for the financial services consulting arm of a major database, enterprise software and hardware company. I use the term 'currently' advisedly as I spoke yesterday with my boss and sponsor in the US to be told he had been given the chop the evening before... :0
#896421 by Bretty
22 Feb 2015, 14:22
Ooh some very interesting jobs, and some acronyms I don't bleedin' understand too :w
#896438 by honey lamb
22 Feb 2015, 17:00
hiljil wrote:Oops

:0 what went wrong with my quotey bits ?! ?| ?| :(

Fixed - although you could have gone in and edited it yourself once pjh told you what was wrong! |:)
#896441 by tontybear
22 Feb 2015, 17:34
Tonty = Jet setting polar bear but I care for my human when not jet setting

Beary = Pilot and part time human carer


If anyone wants to take the human off our hands for a week or so and take him to New York we'd be grateful :o) :o)
#896442 by hiljil
22 Feb 2015, 18:03
Oh dear.
A handslap for me. But I was travelling along the M25 & down the M3 . Mitigating circumstances perhaps , Honey Lamb ?
#896443 by Leanne
22 Feb 2015, 18:26
I work in the Training Dept for a large UK animal welfare charity.

I get to travel around the UK with work.
#896445 by Mr G
22 Feb 2015, 19:00
Sound Designer. Based in London but obviously willing and able to travel! Maybe NYLON and I actually know each other/have worked together without ever having admitted/known it!
#896448 by Bretty
22 Feb 2015, 19:43
tontybear wrote:Tonty = Jet setting polar bear but I care for my human when not jet setting

Beary = Pilot and part time human carer


If anyone wants to take the human off our hands for a week or so and take him to New York we'd be grateful :o) :o)

Oh Tonty it sounds like you're trolling for business you bad bear ;)
#896449 by Maximus
22 Feb 2015, 19:49
Fantastic response y)

747star, I am pleased to see your gorgeous Lab has her own live-in Vet :D

NYLON, I had you down as a jet-setting corporate businessman but I guess the avatar of the piano should have given me a clue!

With Monday looming on the horizon I am very envious of all you retired forum members that's for sure :(
Last edited by Maximus on 22 Feb 2015, 20:51, edited 1 time in total.
#896451 by property1925
22 Feb 2015, 19:57
Also professor of law. Not retired; often wish working on checkout or anywhere with people who do not expect you to do their work for them! (I love students really)
:)
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