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<p>I thought maybe this would help us get to know each other a little better!</p>
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<p>I'm mostly a SAHM, and I work 2 days a week (Fri and Sat) at a day spa as an esthetician.  It's a pretty slow spa.  Sometimes I go and sit all day with no clients, which feels like a huge waste of time when I could be home with DD.  But when I do get busy, I make ok money.  I only get commission so I only get paid when I have clients.  I do facials, waxing, and makeup.</p>
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<p>So what are all your "jobs"?  And please, if you are a SAHM say so!  That's a job and a half if not more!! </p>
 

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<p>I am a law enforcement officer.  I really wants to transition to a SAHM, God willing.  My mom was one and I feel that would be best for my situation as well.  However, I have the most secure job and even though I don't make the most money, I do carry the insurance. Which is really good insurance.  I guess we will play it by ear and see what happens.</p>
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<p>It's nice to meet you all!  I am glad I have you ladies to talk to as well.</p>
 

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<p>I was in the military for 6 years then a SAHM for almost three. Recently I took up a new adventure with several businesses ran by my partner. We do an online social community for fans of stuff like True Blood, Vampire Diaries etc... If anyone likes that kind of thing you can pm me for the url.</p>
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<p>We also run a retail store and have just started a web design business. I like being super busy for a change!</p>
 

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<p>I'm a plant pathologist.  I raise little fungal babies up in petri dishes and then kill poor unsuspecting plants with them.  Lest you think that sounds all mad-scientisty, it is actually pretty boring and repetitive, but that's why it fits me so well.  I'd actually be well cut out to be a SAHM (introverted - actually avoid interaction with people at work (they are all very nice, but it is draining for me)), but to keep our house (and thus keep our wonderful neighbors) and the life we are comfortable and happy with, I must work.  At the moment it works out nicely because dh drops ds1 off at elemenary school and I pick him up (I would not be cut out to homeschool even if I did SAH).  Ds2 is in daycare for 3 days a week but spends 2 days a week with MIL who absolutely adores her grandchildren. Boy am I tired, though <span><img alt="sleeping.gif" height="33" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" width="26"></span>.  Ds2 still nurses at least once a night and I have to get up at 5am to be able to keep up with the above referenced schedule (I am not a morning person and will never be).  It's all worth it, though.</p>
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<p>Ohhhh - facial!  That sounds dreamy right now.  Hey I live near New Jersey, Baby_Cakes.  You give out freebies for fellow ddcers, right?  (haha - totally kidding!)</p>
 

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<p>I was doing a Montessori afterschool program in public schools for 3 years but last year I became so burnt out and decided to stay home for a while. I've been a housewife for about 6 months now and it's been wonderful - a chance to recharge my batteries and really devote myself to cooking and my fiber arts.</p>
 

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<p>I am an Executive Assistant, and currently the only breadwinner.  DH just finished grad school and is going to be looking for work soon.  We had wanted to be pregnant while he was still in school, so he could be a SAHD (or is it SAHF?).  Ultimate goal is to quit my job, get insurance through DH, and be a SAHM with maybe a little work in the arts on the side. </p>
 

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<p>I'm a SAHM now. I worked as an ecologist for an environmental consulting firm before my daughter was born, and I'd like to go back someday.  I am starting a Master's program in Ecological Restoration in January, so once that's done I might go back to work. Or I might have more babies....we'll see! <span><img alt="lol.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>I'm not really anything <span><img alt="orngtongue.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif"></span> Well, I am finishing a master's in English, but honestly a master's is way different here, not nearly as much work as getting one in the US, so I guess I don't feel all that accomplished. But school is free here so we only have small student loans to pay off, which is a good thing. I do part time work as a proofreader for various people at the university (there are a lot of scholars who write in English but need a language check as it is not their first language) though I am planning to not work in the spring so I can finish my thesis. We are very lucky here in that the government gives all students a monthly stipend. Of course it's not enough to actually live on but it takes a lot of pressure off. But by the time this baby (hopefully) shows up we won't be students anymore so it's going to be interesting. I would love to be a SAHM and DH says he would gladly support that, but with his degree in sociology he is not totally confident of getting a regular job either. Why oh why did we have to study humanities? <span><img alt="winky.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif"> I think most likely we will end up both having part time jobs of some sort and taking turns juggling childcare.</span></p>
 

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<p>I'm an ICU nurse.  I work full time right now, 3 12 hour nights.  It's a tough schedule, esp since DS stopped napping so some days I am up with him all day and then go to work all night which means I'm awake for 25 hours straight.  I'm so tired.  DH started a commercial landscape business in March 09, and he's doing really well, so after this mat leave I'll go back and do 3 8 hour shifts which will be SO much easier.  It's my hope to be able to stay home full time in the next few years, but I carry the benefits, so I might always have to work a little bit.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ursusarctos</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284516/so-what-do-you-do#post_16105504"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I'm not really anything <span><img alt="orngtongue.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif"></span> Well, I am finishing a master's in English, but honestly a master's is way different here, not nearly as much work as getting one in the US, so I guess I don't feel all that accomplished. But school is free here so we only have small student loans to pay off, which is a good thing. I do part time work as a proofreader for various people at the university (there are a lot of scholars who write in English but need a language check as it is not their first language) though I am planning to not work in the spring so I can finish my thesis. We are very lucky here in that the government gives all students a monthly stipend. Of course it's not enough to actually live on but it takes a lot of pressure off. But by the time this baby (hopefully) shows up we won't be students anymore so it's going to be interesting. I would love to be a SAHM and DH says he would gladly support that, but with his degree in sociology he is not totally confident of getting a regular job either. Why oh why did we have to study humanities? <span><img alt="winky.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif"> I think most likely we will end up both having part time jobs of some sort and taking turns juggling childcare.</span></p>
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Sounds like us!  We both have MFA degrees (Masters of Fine Arts).  Which doesn't make for great job prospects.  Part-time...here we come!<br>
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<p>You all have such exciting jobs! I've been working at a daycare monday-friday for 2 years now, so I've defiantly had some practice with babies. lol. I'm also taking online classes at Scott Community College in January so I'm gonna be pretty dang busy!</p>
 

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<p>I'm finishing my occupational therapy assistant degree. I graduate in May, but don't plan to look for a job until the baby is 2 months old. So right now I'm a SAHM/Student. Its nice :)</p>
 

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<p>I'm a stay at home mom. I've always done something on the side though to make extra money. I did home daycare for a while, and right now I do part-time computer jobs and volunteer at a thrift store 3 days a week. That "job" pays in major wardrobe and household things discounts! <span><img alt="thumb.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>I work for a Credit Union as the Lending Administration Director.  Basically, that means I sit in front of a computer all day in my cubicle producing reports using massive amounts of raw data to assess the risk in my company's lending portfolio.  I've worked in financial services for 12 years and I had this job when I was pg with my DS.  I was very blessed in that my boss let me do my same job part time and exclusively from home for over a year after my maternity leave ended.  So, I was home with my baby for 18 months and just returned to work full time last week.  Since I got a glimpse of what it's like to be a SAHM, that's all I can think about now.  I have a Master's degree in business, so I hope to use my experience and education to start a home-based business sometime in the next couple of years so I can be with my babies and still have a career.</p>
 

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<p>I am a school psychologist and work full time in a public school.  I plan to work until close to delivery and then take at least a year off.  I will not be going back full if at all, for at least a little while.</p>
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<p>I am a big finance geek at GE.  I work in the power plant repair business, I used to be responsible for the Northeast, and now for about a year have been a Quality Leader for the global business.  Pretty much, I "fizshitdasbroke" from a finance, asset management, ERP point of view.  I WFH full time as my team is in Atlanta, but I can do lunches, naptimes, school dropoffs and pickups, my boss is very flexible, especially with my electronic leash with me 24/7.  I would love to be a SAHM or be a part time doula/MW, but breadwinner here and I like the roof over my head. </p>
 

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Sounds like us!  We both have MFA degrees (Masters of Fine Arts).  Which doesn't make for great job prospects.  Part-time...here we come!<br>
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Stay at home mom/ classical homeschooler. I used to be a CPA then I had my own acctg business for awhile but gave it up completely (no time!) when #4 was born.
 

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<p>I was a SAHM until last summer when I went back to work doing part-time casework. (I have student loans that DP would rather I pay at least some of).  I would love to go back to SAHM though, maybe after this babe is born, we'll see <img alt="wink1.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif">   </p>
 
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