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49-year-old freelance editor. Watching in horror as the English language is systematically destroyed by the ad industry, the Internet (the best platform ever created for mass stupidity) and the rapid decline in general standards of journalism and writing.

Punctuation? Who needs it? Clarity? Overrated! Coherent thought? Dude...? What's that?...Oh look! That chick looks like Britney! Is that KFed with her? LOL!! I have to text my BFF!!
I believe Twitter will only accelerate that process.
post #32 of 298
21. Student, Econ and Enve Science. As far as actual jobs, I work on an organic chicken farm, wait tables, and at do some work for a historical renovation committee in St. Louis. During the school year I work at a library.
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49-year-old freelance editor. Watching in horror as the English language is systematically destroyed by the ad industry, the Internet (the best platform ever created for mass stupidity) and the rapid decline in general standards of journalism and writing.
Someone has to keep fighting the good fight. Orwell lamented the same 60 years ago. He blamed government and bureaucrats, so we shouldn't leave them off the list, because they're still at it.
44. Work in Commercial Pathology. Freelance Business Writer. Assist family business in Food industry QA development. 3 Kids under 6 - yes, this is an occupation.
post #34 of 298
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21. Student, Econ and Enve Science. I also work on an organic chicken farm, as a waiter at a restaurant, and at a committee for historical renovation in St. Louis. During the school year I work at a library.
Interesting combination of majors. Have you considered career paths that might combine Econ with Environmental Science? I doubled in English and Econ (long before you were born), but I could find no way to combine the two. Particularly since the goals of English (clarity of communication, exchange of essential ideas) are in no way compatible with the goals of economics (obfuscation, abuse of mathematics, justification for bad behaviour.)
post #35 of 298
40, international project manager at the world's largest software company (I think the distinction still holds true)

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used to teach philosophy at the university level in a prior life!
That's awesome. I have a BA in philosophy. I tell my wife that if the pay was better, I'd love to go into teaching especially at a junior college (or university). The closest I've gotten to teaching professionally was teaching an all-day workshop on software localization engineering last year. The pay was decent and I didn't have any papers to grade.
post #36 of 298
I forgot to add the professional swimwear model part.
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20, pre-med student
Was this.

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26 as an Electrical Engineer for a defense contractor.
Now this.
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37, Consultant
post #39 of 298
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Originally Posted by DrBenway View Post
Interesting combination of majors. Have you considered career paths that might combine Econ with Environmental Science? I doubled in English and Econ (long before you were born), but I could find no way to combine the two. Particularly since the goals of English (clarity of communication, exchange of essential ideas) are in no way compatible with the goals of economics (obfuscation, abuse of mathematics, justification for bad behaviour.)
I am not sure exactly what I will do yet. Probably something focusing on the environmental side of things, as I enjoy that more than econ. I have worked in labs in the ENVE engineering dept. the last year or so. The main reason I am doubling is simply because I enjoy both subjects and it will give me more options in the long run. I didn't really choose them to be used together.

I also like your summary of the goals of econ. The way that many econ professors use "math" really bothers me a lot of the time.
post #40 of 298
24 - Operator (Stationary Engineer) at a natural gas processing plant.
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23 - full time student in Mathematical Finance
post #42 of 298
23, graduated BBA in MIS, unemployed (soon to be military).

edit: wow..i thought at least 50% of people here were electrical engineers or similar..
post #43 of 298
I'm 27 and i have two lessons left to graduate(civil engineering)It took me sooo long to finish my studies in civil engineering due to some problems(fortunately, not health problems)I'm gonna join the army in november for 9 months(in greece,if you are a man,you must join the army,you have no other choice,i don't know what's happening elsewhere)and then someone i know(civil engineer)will take me to work with him at first,and then i may start a job on my own.

I had some partime jobs in the past,too(salesman in electronic stores,etc...)
post #44 of 298
19 - Computer Information Systems major.

For work I'm at a large retailer doing computer work and also do computer work on the side.

I also dabble in software development for a sanitation company.
post #45 of 298
15 and student looking fo a job
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