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Jul 28, 2011 11:55 PM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
hoping2meetu2
hoping2meetu2hoping2meetu2Bath Spa, Bristol, England UK9 Threads 1 Polls 107 Posts
And do you enjoy it?
Jul 29, 2011 12:57 AM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
Wow_Factor
Wow_FactorWow_FactorLondon, Greater London, England UK55 Threads 4,924 Posts
I love it! The NHS was making cut-backs in administrative staff and secretarial staff, so as a medical typist I set up on my own typing for doctors in the private and NHS sector. All I needed was the software and contacts. I also type for researchers in the medical field. I work from home four or five days a week, sometimes seven days. I can take time off when I want. I only miss the social aspect of working, but the benefits far outweigh those. As I am emigrating in a few months I can do the very same job there - all I need is a laptop or desktop and a broadband connection.
By the way, if anyone notices my typing errors it is because I am careless about typing other than work typing. My work typing is my living so I am more careful with spellchecks etc.
It will be interesting to hear about other people's work.
Jul 29, 2011 3:35 AM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
Newlife08
Newlife08Newlife08On the coast, Queensland Australia204 Threads 3,596 Posts
Wow_Factor: I love it! The NHS was making cut-backs in administrative staff and secretarial staff, so as a medical typist I set up on my own typing for doctors in the private and NHS sector. All I needed was the software and contacts. I also type for researchers in the medical field. I work from home four or five days a week, sometimes seven days. I can take time off when I want. I only miss the social aspect of working, but the benefits far outweigh those. As I am emigrating in a few months I can do the very same job there - all I need is a laptop or desktop and a broadband connection.
By the way, if anyone notices my typing errors it is because I am careless about typing other than work typing. My work typing is my living so I am more careful with spellchecks etc.
It will be interesting to hear about other people's work.


Good for you Wow, going out on your own. Glad it worked out. I trained as a secretary many years ago blushing and its like riding a bike - you never forget. I swore I would not get lazy with spelling/grammar but now - what the heck? Forums are not like your boss checking your typing? uh oh

I work in AGed Care in the Community, visit the oldies in their homes, do some light cleaning, ironing, etc. take them to chemists, drs appts and shopping if they can't get there themselves for one reason or another. I meet sooooo many lovely and interesting people. Lots of cups of tea and biscuits. thumbs up

The down side is I can see how things will go for me down the track doh but that is no surprise is it, they haven't found a cure for ageing? dancing
Jul 29, 2011 3:54 AM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
Wow_Factor
Wow_FactorWow_FactorLondon, Greater London, England UK55 Threads 4,924 Posts
Newlife08: Good for you Wow, going out on your own. Glad it worked out. I trained as a secretary many years ago and its like riding a bike - you never forget. I swore I would not get lazy with spelling/grammar but now - what the heck? Forums are not like your boss checking your typing?

I work in AGed Care in the Community, visit the oldies in their homes, do some light cleaning, ironing, etc. take them to chemists, drs appts and shopping if they can't get there themselves for one reason or another. I meet sooooo many lovely and interesting people. Lots of cups of tea and biscuits.

The down side is I can see how things will go for me down the track but that is no surprise is it, they haven't found a cure for ageing?


That sounds a lovely job and so satisfying - like you are really making a difference to someone's wellbeing. Yes, growing old is difficult and the UK is not too good at that with cut-backs. People are living longer now due to effective medications. No cure for ageing yet, but of course there are ways people can help themselves stay physically and mentally active although they are not always effecting. I read trials on mice of feeding cinammon slows down the onset and effects of Alzheimer's apparently. Some people just have good genes - they smoke like a chimney, have a bad diet and no exercise and they live to a good age, whereas those that take care of themselves get struck down with age-related diseases. It is rather the luck of the draw.
Jul 29, 2011 6:56 AM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
Newlife08
Newlife08Newlife08On the coast, Queensland Australia204 Threads 3,596 Posts
Wow_Factor: That sounds a lovely job and so satisfying - like you are really making a difference to someone's wellbeing. Yes, growing old is difficult and the UK is not too good at that with cut-backs. People are living longer now due to effective medications. No cure for ageing yet, but of course there are ways people can help themselves stay physically and mentally active although they are not always effecting. I read trials on mice of feeding cinammon slows down the onset and effects of Alzheimer's apparently. Some people just have good genes - they smoke like a chimney, have a bad diet and no exercise and they live to a good age, whereas those that take care of themselves get struck down with age-related diseases. It is rather the luck of the draw.


I agree, if only someone could come up with a study that said large amounts of chocolate and white wine was the best thing for your health ...... I would be feeling like a 20 yo!! cheering applause rolling on the floor laughing

I have a friend who was taken by cancer before she was 60 yo - her husband was an alcoholic for 20 yrs. Been in and out of hospitals, rehab so many times, 5 yrs ago he went into a nursing home, they said he would last maybe 6 mths ......... dunno

'Go figure' as they say ???? Sux big time.
Jul 29, 2011 8:40 AM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
leisure07
leisure07leisure07birmingham, West Midlands, England UK36 Threads 1 Polls 9,482 Posts
MR L cares for the elderly only on a part time scale now










now where did i put sail and motto doh
Jul 30, 2011 3:12 AM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
Sailfree
SailfreeSailfreeHeidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg Germany156 Threads 1 Polls 7,295 Posts
leisure07: MR L cares for the elderly only on a part time scale now

now where did i put sail and motto
rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
Jul 30, 2011 3:20 AM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
Tomcats2
Tomcats2Tomcats2Norwich, Norfolk, England UK99 Threads 10 Polls 2,974 Posts
i work for a major retail chain taking orders and heping customers
Jul 30, 2011 4:57 AM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
Yash124g
Yash124gYash124gEdinburgh, Lothian, Scotland UK11 Threads 1 Polls 1,744 Posts
Newlife08: I agree, if only someone could come up with a study that said large amounts of chocolate and white wine was the best thing for your health ...... I would be feeling like a 20 yo!!


Here you go.. wink





wine cool
Jul 30, 2011 9:09 AM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
hoping2meetu2: And do you enjoy it?
I'm a professional beggar. Everyday, I take my two birds and two hamsters and sit under the Humber bridge in my scruffiest clothes, unbrushed hair, cap 'n' hand.

It's an hard life but someone has to do it professor

As for enjoying it? Well, all I can say is I enjoy it more during winter as I'm no sunworshipper thumbs down
Jul 30, 2011 5:37 PM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
fooling2bits
fooling2bitsfooling2bitslondon, Greater London, England UK2 Posts
i am a ozone layer in the building trade
Jul 31, 2011 9:46 AM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
jonnt
jonntjonntLost in the Woods, East Sussex, England UK55 Threads 5,240 Posts
Responsible for creating more jobs for retail security .

Im a Shoplifter .
Aug 1, 2011 4:58 AM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
Newlife08
Newlife08Newlife08On the coast, Queensland Australia204 Threads 3,596 Posts


Thank you, thank you, thank you yash, I can now eat and drink my 2 favourite things guilt free. peace cheering applause wine

Probably guessed - don't need an excuse or reason, life's too short to diet and deny myself the good things in life - in moderation of course!blushing teddybear
Aug 1, 2011 5:04 AM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
marijo70
marijo70marijo70Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland UK10 Threads 4 Polls 2,005 Posts
I enjoy teaching conversing grin

teddybear
Aug 2, 2011 6:50 PM CST If you are working, what is it that you do?
trueoutlawed
trueoutlawedtrueoutlawedegremont, Cumbria, England UK1 Threads 11 Posts
im in security i work static in a secret location lol
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