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Intranicity
16-01-2013, 03:26 PM
Seems like there is a lot of divers who are Government employees, just out of interest, what do you do for a job?

edward
16-01-2013, 03:30 PM
I am a pharmacist and a civil servant in the DH.

Squidge
16-01-2013, 03:31 PM
International spy and part-time exotic dancer.

Scubee
16-01-2013, 03:32 PM
desk jockey and tester of public transport.

Chantelle
16-01-2013, 03:32 PM
I work in Promotional Products, as well as train horses.

Edit: (not for the government)

Jackdiver
16-01-2013, 03:32 PM
Cam.

Rob Evans
16-01-2013, 03:33 PM
I'm a boo-er

Craig107
16-01-2013, 03:48 PM
Self-employed Gas Engineer and hoping to soon not be. S/E that is.

nickb
16-01-2013, 03:54 PM
Seems like there is a lot of divers who are Government employees...Based on what? That's definitely not my experience.

Database Administrator - private sector

Adrian
16-01-2013, 04:00 PM
I suppose I used to be a government employee - before being privatised. Private sector gets the vote.

Gareth Jones
16-01-2013, 04:04 PM
Private industry - Chemical engineer and international playboy :)

Ron MacRae
16-01-2013, 04:28 PM
Private industry - Computer Architect/Engineer for a software company.

Dave Lev
16-01-2013, 04:33 PM
Physics teacher. Not worked in the UK since 1995.

Before teacher training; IT work for Nottinghamshire County Council. (Yes - they had computers back then.)

Chrisch
16-01-2013, 04:36 PM
International spy and part-time exotic dancer.

I don't think rubbing your tits with pineapple qualifies as "exotic" in all fairness.

hodge close
16-01-2013, 04:42 PM
Ex RN

londonsean69
16-01-2013, 04:45 PM
Colouring in*


Private sector, clients are private and public sector.
(*2D and 3D CAD and BIM)

Squidge
16-01-2013, 04:48 PM
I don't think rubbing your tits with pineapple qualifies as "exotic" in all fairness.

Actually, I use rambutans. That exotic enough for you?

Chrisch
16-01-2013, 04:53 PM
Actually, I use rambutans. That exotic enough for you?

Canned or fresh?

Squidge
16-01-2013, 04:54 PM
Canned or fresh?

Fresh but de-whiskered.

r1john
16-01-2013, 05:06 PM
High voltage cable jointer

Ex military

Frappawotsit
16-01-2013, 05:15 PM
Telecoms Engineer.... Ex-Military....

Ken Hawk
16-01-2013, 05:22 PM
Unemployed joiner :(

MikeF
16-01-2013, 05:26 PM
subsea engineer, ex aeronautical life support systems engineer, ex ex diving instructor, ex ex ex toolmaker, ex ex ex ex farmer

nope no cushy government jobs and pensions in there

Chardy
16-01-2013, 05:26 PM
Run my own business in the US - Sales and Marketing Company in Healthcare. Did the same in the UK. I have to be S/E I'm unemployable.

Paul f
16-01-2013, 05:27 PM
Ex council worker
Ex NHS Ambulance patient transport
Telecoms engineer

Logun
16-01-2013, 05:29 PM
Professional drinker,

Sorry, I mean student. :D

Scimitar Diving
16-01-2013, 05:30 PM
Seems like there is a lot of divers who are Government employees, just out of interest, what do you do for a job?

You have RAF as a choice. Is that actually classified as a proper job? I thought it was a hobby.

BTS
16-01-2013, 05:31 PM
I buy replacement body parts...

Charley
16-01-2013, 05:37 PM
I test fire retardant clothing and electrocute myself regularly, oh and I blow shit up but I'm not supposed too :(

londonsean69
16-01-2013, 05:38 PM
Fresh but de-whiskered.

You or the fruit ? ;)


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holly
16-01-2013, 05:41 PM
Im a general builder, mum (come on it is a job) and housewife (again, its a job but the pay is shi*e)

Squidge
16-01-2013, 05:47 PM
You or the fruit ? ;)


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Hah! Nosey!

Scubee
16-01-2013, 05:49 PM
You have RAF as a choice. Is that actually classified as a proper job? I thought it was a hobby.


OI!!! I'm gonna tell my dad on you for saying that! The RAF kept me in hand-me down school shoes and boarding school, I'll have you know.

I remember my dad's service number, and I'm sure he still has a tea crate that was lovingly moved from house to house to house to house ........

(21 postal adresses by the time I left home!)

Neil Brock
16-01-2013, 05:52 PM
Hah! Nosey!

Do you two need a room ?

Hot Totty
16-01-2013, 06:01 PM
Fix stuff with gas pipes attached - left the nhs in the mid eighties, stupidity led me to it http://www.pic4ever.com/images/padded.gif

gpj
16-01-2013, 06:03 PM
Retired :)

BTS
16-01-2013, 06:05 PM
Seems, contrary to popular opinion, people in the private sector have more free time to post during working hours than those in the public sector...

ray
16-01-2013, 06:30 PM
Hi.

International traveller.. And man of leisure, heavily involved in extracting large fish from various waters throughout the UK and Europe.

ray.

Dogmeat
16-01-2013, 06:37 PM
Class1 HGV.

Though by night I work as a male gigolo satisfying lonely housewife's needs for cash.........I owe 137.50 so far...:o

Adrian
16-01-2013, 06:42 PM
Seems, contrary to popular opinion, people in the private sector have more free time to post during working hours than those in the public sector...Some of us are still working too.

Neill Falselights
16-01-2013, 06:53 PM
NHS Psychological therapist. Also Uni lecturer on the side like.

Regthing
16-01-2013, 06:54 PM
Private sector too. Design Engineering Manager and Private Landlord. Also own a barber shop but that's the other halves income.

Intranicity
16-01-2013, 07:50 PM
You have RAF as a choice. Is that actually classified as a proper job? I thought it was a hobby.

And that from the Cavalry ;) I did work when I was in, August this year will be 20 years as a pensioner though lol

The Duck
16-01-2013, 09:24 PM
Civil Servant - of which I am neither ;)

paulnlowry
16-01-2013, 09:31 PM
Private Sector, Client Assets Operational Oversight Specialist, however a long long time ago I worked in Local Government.

Druid
16-01-2013, 09:52 PM
I used to be a teacher, but now I work in the private sector as a spanner monkey.

I don't have internet access at work, and didn't have the time to post shit on the internet when i was a teacher.

notdeadyet
16-01-2013, 10:18 PM
Best of both worlds, private sector contractor milking the public sector.

Paul Oliver
16-01-2013, 10:34 PM
23 years Infantry Soldier :)
2 years Surveyor
6 months Agency truck driving
9 years as an Immigration Officer so Civil Servant :(

So at 51 i have done 32 years as a Government employee!!! FFS and what a shite employer!!

BenL
16-01-2013, 10:36 PM
Seems like there is a lot of divers who are Government employees, just out of interest, what do you do for a job?

Really? check your Poll results...

Woz
16-01-2013, 10:40 PM
International playboy and cocksmith

Jizz Monkey
16-01-2013, 11:41 PM
I get paid to argue....

So I'm either your friend your enemy or the excuse...

billm
16-01-2013, 11:48 PM
Slob. Currently in training, advanced training.

shaun
17-01-2013, 12:24 AM
Sock puppet for a foreign forum company:D Only kidding- own a paintball site and sometimes teach diving!

DesperateDan
17-01-2013, 12:38 AM
Software developer.

cotochris
17-01-2013, 01:05 AM
Ex YD now TDF poster :)

Self employed selling products for Wine trade and humidity systems

gooner74
17-01-2013, 11:44 AM
S/E Double Glazer

Ian@1904
17-01-2013, 12:17 PM
Responsible for all things Financial, IT, HR, and general smooth running of the empire.
Have applied for new job title Grand Vizier. Managing Director is mildly amused.

This job description shown below is remarkably consistent with my role.

From wookipedia
Grand Vizier was the office in the Galactic Empire responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the Empire and the Imperial Bureaucracy. It was the highest rank besides Galactic Emperor and Darth Vader, who was the Supreme Commander of all Imperial Forces. He oversaw the many ministries, departments, bureaus, and offices, as well as acted as personal assistant to the Emperor.

Essentially, the Grand Vizier performed almost all the day-to-day duties which the Emperor couldn't perform due to the hunt for the remaining Jedi and the Rebellion. He acted as an intermediary for the Emperor; few spoke to His Majesty without first going through the Grand Vizier. He was President of the Imperial Senate, was the senior most ranking member of the Imperial Ruling Council, and was also custodian of the Imperial Seal.

Ian_6301
17-01-2013, 01:03 PM
The poll will automatically be skewed.

Serving military personnel ought not (really) to declare themselves as such, particularly if the are employed in roles which are particularly sensitive.

Squidge
17-01-2013, 01:32 PM
custodian of the Imperial Seal.

Have you got any photos? I like seals.

Steve C
17-01-2013, 02:09 PM
Private Sector - Drilling Engineer / Trainer

Jen
17-01-2013, 02:43 PM
Lush code monkey

Allan Carr
17-01-2013, 02:58 PM
Being retitred, I suppose I could now be considered to be a public sector employee!

My working life though was all in the private sector. Started as a programmer, moved on to other IT specialities, became a technical and then a business manager, involving a lot of international travel - went lots of places and saw very little apart from airports, offices and hotels.

machiavelli
18-01-2013, 11:18 AM
Seems, contrary to popular opinion, people in the private sector have more free time to post during working hours than those in the public sector...
Workplace internet access/use policies might have something to do with that.

Rupert Bear
17-04-2013, 09:18 AM
Workplace internet access/use policies might have something to do with that.

I know of two folk sacked for their internet browsing habits in the private sector.
Since a good number of public sector bodies don't even allow access to some sites you actually need for work I think it would take a determined person to get themselves sacked for the same offence in a number of public bodies..........

annas
17-04-2013, 09:41 AM
Aid worker for NGOs cum healthcare assistant for the NHS. In a couple of years will be a nurse, hopefully - either with the NHS or with an aid agency.

LearnerDiver
17-04-2013, 10:42 AM
I know of two folk sacked for their internet browsing habits in the private sector.
Since a good number of public sector bodies don't even allow access to some sites you actually need for work I think it would take a determined person to get themselves sacked for the same offence in a number of public bodies..........

I'm self employed IT and Engineering, have worked with military, public sector and private sector clients and also some private sector ones with public sector clients to get all combinations

I have sacked people for their internet and email usage and implemented white listing to massively restrict what people can see and visit at work, have also usually provided a couple of PC's that can be used during breaks or lunch times if staff wanted unfiltered access

Jigsaw
17-04-2013, 06:00 PM
I sell cheese


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Eddie Clamp
17-04-2013, 06:38 PM
Retired Royal Navy Warrant Officer and part time unpaid BSAC Travel Club volunteer editor. Real job - grandpa to six :rofl:

Joe Narvey
17-04-2013, 08:27 PM
Consultant terror financing, money laundering, intelligence, fraud and security.

Instructor, service tech.

hippytyre
17-04-2013, 08:33 PM
I own a garage selling tyres, I'm the only fitter and my mother it's my Secretary.

Spirit of Guernsey
17-04-2013, 08:41 PM
oil combustion specialist

bletso
17-04-2013, 09:24 PM
30 plus years in quality control, design and maintenance of mostly eddy current equipment and the past ten years in the hydro test business.

BTS
17-04-2013, 09:25 PM
I sell cheese



Excellent, do you have a price list inc P&P

a guy called Mark on the old place used to do meat, he posted it all over the country to forum members, he did a fair amount of trade, I for one was gutted when the family sold the business....

So, cheese, sell us some....

CraigofScotland
18-04-2013, 03:04 PM
Marine Engineer.

From an office .... its not as much fun but im home every night :)

Chriselliott
18-04-2013, 06:37 PM
Key Account Territory Manager for a veterinary pharmaceutical company.


And no, I can't score you some good sh!t

CraigofScotland
18-04-2013, 09:04 PM
Do a bulk tdf bulk buy on cow bottom penetrating super lube :)

Chriselliott
18-04-2013, 09:35 PM
Do a bulk tdf bulk buy on cow bottom penetrating super lube :)

None left. Woz got it all

Simon TW
19-04-2013, 12:43 PM
I've been self employed since I was 23. I retired once and didn't like it.

edward
19-04-2013, 12:45 PM
I've been self-employed and employed. Currently I am both, which gets a bit exciting at tax return time:)

Mark Chase
19-04-2013, 12:51 PM
I usualy just say surveyour to avoid confusion.

Own buisness so private sector

Trying to get into property managment and letting as a retirement position.

ATB

Mark

UnderTheSea
19-04-2013, 01:24 PM
Catastrophe risk management

Which may sound like your average government department but is well and truly private sector.

ChristianG
19-04-2013, 01:47 PM
International spy and part-time exotic dancer.
Yeah, Right Ms Mata Hari! :shake:

tomsk
20-04-2013, 12:46 AM
Hydrographic Surveyor in the private sector.

The extent of my public sector work is 3 months of GIS faffing for a council straight out of uni because hiring me was a lot cheaper than hiring someone who knew what they were doing!

Tom