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well, i went through business gateway for my photography business last year, but as its not earning enough ive been working part time for a friend at a florists doing deliveries, he also works for a dutch flower wholesaler bringing flowers back and forth from Holland twice a week, so i help him now and again with that as well as help his brother on a dutch flower lorry that delivers flowers round edinburgh, the boss has also started a executive car hire company with a bentley, stretch limo and a couple of other cars, so just applied for my hackney license, outwith that my wife works so im kinda a house husband too.
 

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I for my sins work for IBM in the software brand, and in the past I have sold products into the porn industry
 
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Marcel said:
I'm a househusband to my lovely wife, and 2 beautiful kids, 6 1/2, and 18 months.

During term time it's ace. School holidays are a nightmare.
But it's the best decision I've ever ever made.

Missed alot of my daughters early years through workin silly jobs, silly shifts, and silly hours.
With my son I get to not only see it, but be a big part of it, and I couldn't be happier.

Money's tight, but **** it, you can't take it with you when you're gone, and the bills are paid and there's a roof up top, so we got what's important. :)

awww that is so sweet Marcel! :D Sounds like you really "get' it and know what's important in life. It sure isnt the money is it. Your wife must be proud. Mine are 6 and 8(daughter in avatar) and I'm just starting to think of going back to work, school etc,, I wanted to be home for the early years as well. Once those years are gone that's it. You never get them back. I enjoyed it completely and to be honest I would stay home for another 6 to 8 years if I could. :)
 

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I'm a driver, I could tell you who for but then I'd have to get Arkady to shoot you ;)
 

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milou said:
What a wide variety of occupations! For the past 23 years I've worked for http://www.insolvency.gov.uk/ (a Dept. Trade & Industry agency).
So I guess you would know a thing or two about solvent liquidations as well if I need any independant opinions ? ;)
 

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jewel said:
I enjoyed it completely and to be honest I would stay home for another 6 to 8 years if I could. :)
God! If only!!!

Now how to get away with that without resorting to having kids!
 

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I'm a nearly qualified chartered accountant (ACA). I've passed all the exams, I just need to finish the remaining 8 months of my 3 year training contract. What happens then is anyone's guess at the moment!

I work for a small firm: www.cansdales.co.uk. We have a wide range of clients, but our specialty is charities. I find this quite fulfilling, as we are providing a servie to clients who really matter. :)
 

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Accountants fees are one of lifes mysteries. Never seem to be proportionate to the amount of work they do.

They do however seem to follow quite well the level of profit generated in the business they are auditing. We once asked ours if they just charged what they thought they could get away with. They said no - but the denial was not strenuous enough to make it believable :(
 
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Joe T said:
I'm a nearly qualified chartered accountant (ACA).
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Never had you done as an accoutant Joe!

some people you can kind of guess what they do, like DigitalFailure, head of toilet cleaning operations, but you, a Chartered Accountant????:clap:
 
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As little as possible !?!:laugh1:

Seriously - formative years in the forces (x9) RE's Arkady, you know the funny bunch (?).:banghead:

Now the engineering contracting company I have worked for this last 13 years (?) have just been bought by one of the largest european (french) construction groups - things are about to change ... significantly if I am not mistook !:confused: Still, may mean more time for photography ... :smilenod:
 
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Joe T said:
Im not sure if thats a compliment or not!! Did you have any ideas as to what you thought I might do? :)
Well all the accountants i know are boring, miserable, penny pinching ****s, so take it as a compliment!:D

thought you were a student:getmecoat

/mumblesaboutbloodypotnoodleeatingslackers :suspect1:
 

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jewel said:
LOL, I think your missing my point Arkady!

Cheers,

Jules
You're right! I can sell the kids to Gypsies on EBay!!!

Jewel, you're a Genius!!!
 

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Matty said:
Well all the accountants i know are boring, miserable, penny pinching ****s, so take it as a compliment!:D

thought you were a student:getmecoat

/mumblesaboutbloodypotnoodleeatingslackers :suspect1:
I guess you might have thought me a student, as I might have mentioned about exams and stuff on here. In fact, at work, us trainees are known as 'students' - so you were kind of right!

Most of the peeps who work at the firm I do arent boring, miserable or penny pinching. In fact they are a great bunch mostly! You must have had bad luck with the ones you know! :p
 
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yeah thats it, you mentioning exams stuck in my brain....

with regard boring etc, im yet to be convinced but i take your word for it!
 
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I completed my degree in Virtual Reality Systems BSc in June last year, and am working for a small IT company in Leeds. We do alsorts from building machines right through to software/web development which is what I specialise in. A bit of a change from my degree title I guess, but I enjoys it - making mainly database driven websites (with PHP & MySQL for those who are interested).

Hope one day i'll perhaps get into teaching/lecturing of some kind, mainly for the holidays - work doesn't half get in the way of being professionally lazy!

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well when i left school i set out to become a programmer, then got offered a apprentiseship electrician, stayed with that firm for 15 years the 2 years a go set up a electrical contracting partnership with my mate. Its good but hell its lot harder then working for somebody else and despite what people think the money isn`t much better then being employed.
 

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Matty said:
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Never had you done as an accoutant Joe!

some people you can kind of guess what they do, like DigitalFailure, head of toilet cleaning operations, but you, a Chartered Accountant????:clap:


shhhhhhhhhhhhh don't blow my cover, i had them thinking I was a part time pr0n star with a day job as a spook. :suspect1:
 
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I'm a journalist, a desk-based sub editor for a newspaper, and a freelance press and pr photographer. I also have a small web consultancy.
 

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I'm another IT bod for a local authority (we don't have to know anything). Moving shortly to do more of the same in sunny Guildford.
 
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Im a freelance photographer, do all sorts of stuff from photo journo stuff to weddings, motorsport, glamour, portraits etc, never know what the day will bring. I started an interest in photography when I was about 12 and have never worked a day in my life since, I get paid to do my hobby, sorry if that sounds smug!!!! :)
 
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I run the system assembly department for a computer/component retailer in WestYorkshire.

I believe a couple of users on here from the Yorkshire region are customers of ours :)
 
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i suppose im the only student so far then! (makes me the nipper i guess at 24)

medical student waiting painfully to finally finish and become a real doctor, gain some responsibility and earn me some real money at last!

to keep me going a i work as sales/mechanic in a mountain bike shop in bristol when i can.
 

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Gary Bagshawe said:
I started an interest in photography when I was about 12 and have never worked a day in my life since, I get paid to do my hobby, sorry if that sounds smug!!!! :)
In Young Ones Vivian voice .....you lucky lucky B£$%^£$D ;)
 
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Wow! - A big diversity of professions here.

I worked for a major airline in the UK for many years. Started off as an engineer and ended up as co-ordinator of an aviation security unit. During some of those years I started (by accident) a part time business in Africa...... in 2000 I like many others here found myself doing something that drove me crazy. - So I left my job, moved to Africa and turned what had been my part time business and full time obsession into a full time business.

We sell all types of tailor made safaris to the general public. If it happens outdoors in Africa we can arrange it. A lot of our work is in close partnership with the various government parks boards and game conservancies so I get to visit some great places and meet some great people.
 

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Right, that's the TPF outing for 2006 sorted :D
 

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shakari said:
... So I left my job, moved to Africa and turned what had been my part time business and full time obsession into a full time business.

We sell all types of tailor made safaris to the general public. If it happens outdoors in Africa we can arrange it. A lot of our work is in close partnership with the various government parks boards and game conservancies so I get to visit some great places and meet some great people.
WOW, very impressed. Anybody who follows their dreams gets my respect. Went on a safari a few years back.......tiring but utterly amazing :)
 
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to keep me going a i work as sales/mechanic in a mountain bike shop in bristol when i can.
Oh really?! Which one? I have been known to frequent a mbike shop or two in Bristol.
 
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It took all my courage to make the change in lifestyle and move of country, but I've never regretted it...... my bank manager has, but I haven't.....

As you say, life on safari can be very tiring, but I reckon it's worth it. A lot depends on finding a suitable venue for the client...... Each has individual needs & tastes. If a client is solely after great photographic opportunities it sometimes helps to go somewhere that has a smaller area of land and perhaps a tame or semi tame animal or two. If they want to experience wild Africa then these venues might not be the best choice.
 
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Hi all I am a self employed painter and decorator its not realy work as I love it
I do as much or as little as I need to pay the bills with a bit left for me
no stress
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SammyC said:
Oh really?! Which one? I have been known to frequent a mbike shop or two in Bristol.
dave bater cycles, used to be bike tech a few years back. never really know when im there these days or id give you a TPF discount, i dont get much time to work as my course is a bit much like full time work these days :( and im off all over wales so not always near home.
 
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