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So I've been thinking It'd be interesting to know what sort of people there are on here! I know a lot of us are sahm's but that doesn't necessarily mean you're uneducated!

Anyway I thought it'd be interesting to post any qualifications (also coz there diff qualifications in diff countries) and employment

I have 10 GCSE's A-C
5 x secretarial qualifications (distinctions which r top grade)
Am a qualified health and safety manager (institute of safety and health)
And part qualified HR manager

I didn't go to college or uni because I wanted to see the big wide world and worked my backside off being a single mum at 18 and to get a good career

I managed europes largest police station at 24 years old plus it's substations and had 55 staff reporting into me :)

Then I went on to be the administration manager and personal assistant to the deputy CEO of a private entity owned by the department of health (that's the big birds who fund the national Health service)

I don't consider myself as being clever as I don't really have any fab qualifications just professional ones but I worked really hard to get where I was (I'm a sahm now)
 

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It was a rocky road to now

In high school I considered going into genetic research.
That was 1971 and familys didnt support girls ideas of
college back then very good.I just married and was a
mom of 2 boys.Got divorced after 21 years.I raised 2 honor
students on my own with no family to help.

I have 10 years experience in automotive plastics and worked for
Cascade Engineering a world class leader in that field.
I now am a stay at home chi mom as the factory life
really took its tole on me.

I buy and sell antiques as I have knowledge in glass and pottery.
I used to sell out of my moms shop in her walk out basement.
I still go to auctions and flea markets and love to find stuff
that people have no idea what it is.I lived down south for 4
years and it was a gold mine there!

Married my hubby a part native american hunk after 11 yrs alone.
He is so good to me.He loves Dahlia and that makes me love him more.:)
We have been together as friends and spouses 10 yrs this Jan 2011.
 

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Hmmm, well, I have 3 years experience teaching ESL (english as a second language), approx. one year of which was in China :) I also have taught locally where I live and have done private speech therapy to help immigrants and new citizens eliminate foreign accents that may make getting a job more difficult.

I went to College, got a degree in Family Therapy (yuck!) and Philosophy, didn't want to use it. I also have a minor in African studies and studied abroad in Tanzania.

After college I got certified as a domestic/international flight attendant and did that for 2 years. It was a lot of fun, the only continent I have not been to is Australia.

I currently have worked as an administrative assistant for the Realtor board for about 1 year.

That's wee little me :)
 

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Interesting thread.. i have 9 GCSE's all B Grade, 3 A-levels B & C Grades, an HND in IT and Business & a BSc Hons Degree in Business Information Systems, and a CII IF1 Legal and Regulatory certificate which is the first of five to becoming a qualified insurance underwriter from when i worked as a website developer at and insurance underwriters several years ago - not that i wanted to become one but the training was on offer... now im the website administrator for an online sports retailer where ive been for nearly 3 years & do the occasional bit of freelance web design as and when i have time
 

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Your underwriting one sounds like me and h&s I had no interest in it though it was boring but because I was the assistant facilities manager I had to do it I found it incredibly boring but as I wasn't planning on giving up work I thought the more the merrier and say the pound signs
 

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14 GCSE's A-C grade
BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management (care)
and the 1st 2 years of a BSc in Animal Science and Psychology

And as of today, working in a Computer Shop!
 

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I worked in a papermill in ky(westvaco) for over 20yrs.Operated overhead cranes, winders, papermachines. When I first started there(1979) at the papermill there were only 5 women in the WHOLE plant... I also was a charter member of the Rescue squad at the plant(volunteer) as an EMT. I was an EMT for 12 yrs. and also worked on the County Ambulance on my days off. I had a thriving computer business (web authoring/design and building computers)and had a column in the the county newspaper on computers.

I retired from the papermill and moved to Nashville where I thought I found a wonderful man...WRONG! but while there I went to technical school in computer programming and worked as a 911 dispatcher(worse job i ever had). After 2 yrs. I moved to Maryland and lived with my son/family for 6 months while looking for a job. I started with TSA when it first started up and been with them ever since. I started as as supervisor on the checkpoint, worked my way over to the TSA Training Department at Dulles airport and worked there until 1 yr ago in which I was promoted to Headquarters in Washington, DC. I am a Training Specialist for the National Deployment Office (still TSA). I have about 400 officers I take care of and make sure they get proper training as they get deployed nationwide.
 

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Whoa, I'm way under qualified to be posting on this thread it sounds. LOL Basically after I had my oldest daughter at 18...I've been working at an Assisted Living facility which is apart of our local hospital. I work as a RCA/CRMA (basically a pill popper who also provides personal care to the residents)...I work on the Alzheimers unit as opposed to the Assisted Living side. I've been there for almost 11 years.

I did teach preschool for a few years "on the side" while my girls attended & also in a home daycare. I didn't have any certification for that other than education hours that needed to be completed annually. So basically my only official qualifications are RCA (residential care attendant) & CRMA (certified residential medication administrator). And I guess you could count my CPR/First Aid qualification. LOL
 

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Well I do have some college but no degree, but have worked as a Veterinary Assistant/Pet Groomer for my dad since I was 12 years old (so roughly 21 years now). I did work for a meat packing plant for about 6 months when I was 18, and worked at KFC for a few weeks when I was in high school, but I have always came back to work for my dad, I miss the animals too much when I don't work for him. I had dreams of going to Vet School to become a Vet and specialize in Reproduction/Nutrition, but the $$$$ is a big obstacle for us, maybe one day....although I have been really interested in Homeopathy lately, and am reading up everything I can find on that, so that's a thought too.
 

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i have my leaving cert = gces
a diploma in business studies
i worked for a very posh store in dublin and was responsable for the part-time staff
i then managed a chain of laundries for about 5 years that dealt with the hotel industry
i then worked in newman house belonging to trinity college for 3 years
i had my son and did not go back to work, got a call from a cousin in law seeing if i wanted to work part time as a bus escort collecting pre school traveller children of their sites, which leads to where i am to day, i have qualified as a special needs assistant with the the school of practical childcare, i have all distinctions in childcare fetac level 4 and 5, i am now studying level 6 now. after this who knows.
 

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Well I reckon I am the duff of the Chi People family.

Left school with some CSE's average grades, left school coz my mates did.. der.!! Went to the careers advice telling them I wanted a career with horses, they suggested the Cat and Dog Centre.. eh Wot !!!

Ended up on a 6 month training scheme at a top Stud yard where I was a dogs boddy. left after 6 weeks as was told I had to go hunting foxes,, no way would I be part of killing an animal. Long long hours for £16 per week.

Drifted in and out of jobs, usually in a packing factory. Worked 2 years in a racing yard for £25 per week, live in (terrible caravan with no toilet but lots of spiders) and worked an average 10 hrs a day 7 days a week.. no days off...

Ended up working in Germany with horses after going for a holiday and being offered a job which at the time was part of the circus, would be there in summer and travelling abroad to other countries in winter, left after 6 months as I was told I MIGHT get a few days holiday in a years time ..gulp... better pay but the thought of working a 7 day week for a year with a maybe of a few days off was daunting.

While in Germany applied for another job back in the UK, this was where I made glass ships that go in the glass bottles and yes I know how its done... That was great pay for me in comparison to what I was used to I could make £500+ per week after tax if I worked the hours.

Working with the flames in the glass factory wrecked my health and I then became ill and was later registered disabled, bought a budgie and a parrot and developed a rare lung disease (EAA)... Got so bad I haven't worked for approx 15 years. (was given a week to live without treatment)

Moved to Northampton 10 years ago and was so bored decided to go to college'

Got Distinction in Horse care and Management and Diploma with Distinction in Horse care and Management, have stage I in sign language but forgot so much of it as that was years ago.

Other than that I am now a stay at home mum to my two dogs and two horses.

So no degree for me, even the CSE grades mean nothing now.. not since the GCSE's came in.

So duffa at your call who has lots of love and time for my 4 lads.. :D

Deme x
 

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My, my life is boring compared to everyone elses. I started working in a thermal underwear factory performing supervisor work, but not getting paid. Quit to go to college & got a degree in computers & minored in Electrical Engineering. Worked for a company in Cincinatti building a television studio (running wiring, setting up monitors & computers) in Nashville. Then got a degree in Medical Transcription which never led anywhere. Worked for a wood factory running a rip saw. Then worked for Fleetwood building Modular/double/single wide homes. Then worked for another company building kitchen cabinets. Met my husband who builds houses & worked with him a while, then got my Real Estate license. Had twin girls, became a SAHM & don't do Real Estate either although I still maintain my license.
 

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I love this thread!!! So neat to hear about everyone.

I have a BSN in nursing. Have worked on a cardiac unit for the past 25 years. Have advanced certificates in life support and intensive care. I work part part time now ... just one night a week.

In the doggy world.... Was on the Board of Directors for our local all breed club for years holding various positions, secretary, conformation class instructor, etc. Taught conformation classes for 3 years. Finished my french bulldog Piper as a puppy with majors over specials and two group placements. She was the number one owner handled pied in the nation for a long time. My other dog, Molly, a standard poodle, was a registered therapy dog with TDI and we visited nursing homes weekly. She also had two obedience degrees, her CD and CDX, along with her CGC of course.

I put CD's (first level obedience degrees) on a pomeranian as well as a great pyrenees.

My life used to be dominated by dog shows and behind the scenes work on putting on a dog show through the kennel club. You can't believe the hours and time and work involved unless you have done it! ;)
 

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14 GCSE's A-C grade
BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management (care)
and the 1st 2 years of a BSc in Animal Science and Psychology

And as of today, working in a Computer Shop!
Did u do triple science?

I worked in a papermill in ky(westvaco) for over 20yrs.Operated overhead cranes, winders, papermachines. When I first started there(1979) at the papermill there were only 5 women in the WHOLE plant... I also was a charter member of the Rescue squad at the plant(volunteer) as an EMT. I was an EMT for 12 yrs. and also worked on the County Ambulance on my days off. I had a thriving computer business (web authoring/design and building computers)and had a column in the the county newspaper on computers.

I retired from the papermill and moved to Nashville where I thought I found a wonderful man...WRONG! but while there I went to technical school in computer programming and worked as a 911 dispatcher(worse job i ever had). After 2 yrs. I moved to Maryland and lived with my son/family for 6 months while looking for a job. I started with TSA when it first started up and been with them ever since. I started as as supervisor on the checkpoint, worked my way over to the TSA Training Department at Dulles airport and worked there until 1 yr ago in which I was promoted to Headquarters in Washington, DC. I am a Training Specialist for the National Deployment Office (still TSA). I have about 400 officers I take care of and make sure they get proper training as they get deployed nationwide.
Hahaha I love the way you're so expressive
Whoa, I'm way under qualified to be posting on this thread it sounds. LOL Basically after I had my oldest daughter at 18...I've been working at an Assisted Living facility which is apart of our local hospital. I work as a RCA/CRMA (basically a pill popper who also provides personal care to the residents)...I work on the Alzheimers unit as opposed to the Assisted Living side. I've been there for almost 11 years.

I did teach preschool for a few years "on the side" while my girls attended & also in a home daycare. I didn't have any certification for that other than education hours that needed to be completed annually. So basically my only official qualifications are RCA (residential care attendant) & CRMA (certified residential medication administrator). And I guess you could count my CPR/First Aid qualification. LOL
Not at all you have a very highly respected job over here you're called HCAs
Well I do have some college but no degree, but have worked as a Veterinary Assistant/Pet Groomer for my dad since I was 12 years old (so roughly 21 years now). I did work for a meat packing plant for about 6 months when I was 18, and worked at KFC for a few weeks when I was in high school, but I have always came back to work for my dad, I miss the animals too much when I don't work for him. I had dreams of going to Vet School to become a Vet and specialize in Reproduction/Nutrition, but the $$$$ is a big obstacle for us, maybe one day....although I have been really interested in Homeopathy lately, and am reading up everything I can find on that, so that's a thought too.
Its fab u have so much ambition

i have my leaving cert = gces
a diploma in business studies
i worked for a very posh store in dublin and was responsable for the part-time staff
i then managed a chain of laundries for about 5 years that dealt with the hotel industry
i then worked in newman house belonging to trinity college for 3 years
i had my son and did not go back to work, got a call from a cousin in law seeing if i wanted to work part time as a bus escort collecting pre school traveller children of their sites, which leads to where i am to day, i have qualified as a special needs assistant with the the school of practical childcare, i have all distinctions in childcare fetac level 4 and 5, i am now studying level 6 now. after this who knows.
Oh good luck with ur studies
Well I reckon I am the duff of the Chi People family.

Left school with some CSE's average grades, left school coz my mates did.. der.!! Went to the careers advice telling them I wanted a career with horses, they suggested the Cat and Dog Centre.. eh Wot !!!

Ended up on a 6 month training scheme at a top Stud yard where I was a dogs boddy. left after 6 weeks as was told I had to go hunting foxes,, no way would I be part of killing an animal. Long long hours for £16 per week.

Drifted in and out of jobs, usually in a packing factory. Worked 2 years in a racing yard for £25 per week, live in (terrible caravan with no toilet but lots of spiders) and worked an average 10 hrs a day 7 days a week.. no days off...

Ended up working in Germany with horses after going for a holiday and being offered a job which at the time was part of the circus, would be there in summer and travelling abroad to other countries in winter, left after 6 months as I was told I MIGHT get a few days holiday in a years time ..gulp... better pay but the thought of working a 7 day week for a year with a maybe of a few days off was daunting.

While in Germany applied for another job back in the UK, this was where I made glass ships that go in the glass bottles and yes I know how its done... That was great pay for me in comparison to what I was used to I could make £500+ per week after tax if I worked the hours.

Working with the flames in the glass factory wrecked my health and I then became ill and was later registered disabled, bought a budgie and a parrot and developed a rare lung disease (EAA)... Got so bad I haven't worked for approx 15 years. (was given a week to live without treatment)

Moved to Northampton 10 years ago and was so bored decided to go to college'

Got Distinction in Horse care and Management and Diploma with Distinction in Horse care and Management, have stage I in sign language but forgot so much of it as that was years ago.

Other than that I am now a stay at home mum to my two dogs and two horses.

So no degree for me, even the CSE grades mean nothing now.. not since the GCSE's came in.

So duffa at your call who has lots of love and time for my 4 lads.. :D

Deme x
Hardly a duffa :) sounds like you've ha a very interesting life
My, my life is boring compared to everyone elses. I started working in a thermal underwear factory performing supervisor work, but not getting paid. Quit to go to college & got a degree in computers & minored in Electrical Engineering. Worked for a company in Cincinatti building a television studio (running wiring, setting up monitors & computers) in Nashville. Then got a degree in Medical Transcription which never led anywhere. Worked for a wood factory running a rip saw. Then worked for Fleetwood building Modular/double/single wide homes. Then worked for another company building kitchen cabinets. Met my husband who builds houses & worked with him a while, then got my Real Estate license. Had twin girls, became a SAHM & don't do Real Estate either although I still maintain my license.
I could never do anything like that at all!
I love this thread!!! So neat to hear about everyone.

I have a BSN in nursing. Have worked on a cardiac unit for the past 25 years. Have advanced certificates in life support and intensive care. I work part part time now ... just one night a week.

In the doggy world.... Was on the Board of Directors for our local all breed club for years holding various positions, secretary, conformation class instructor, etc. Taught conformation classes for 3 years. Finished my french bulldog Piper as a puppy with majors over specials and two group placements. She was the number one owner handled pied in the nation for a long time. My other dog, Molly, a standard poodle, was a registered therapy dog with TDI and we visited nursing homes weekly. She also had two obedience degrees, her CD and CDX, along with her CGC of course.

I put CD's (first level obedience degrees) on a pomeranian as well as a great pyrenees.

My life used to be dominated by dog shows and behind the scenes work on putting on a dog show through the kennel club. You can't believe the hours and time and work involved unless you have done it! ;)
Nurse Tracy :) I wanted to be a nurse but couldn't afford to do it the training bursary here is crap unfortunately
 

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I have a BA in Social Science. I spent about 5 years working for state government in the social services department (welfare) and the court system (mediations/arbitration for divorces).

I went back to school and got my MAT in Elementary Education.

I work as a tutor for students that are not making adequate yearly progress as defined by Bush's No Child Left Behind.
 

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My job life has yet to begin so it's definitely not interesting!! :(

Didn't get my first job until I was 20, been there 2 years; I work as a Night Clerk/Front desk clerk for a 120 room hotel. Having this job, I have discovered that I definitely need another job REALLY soon because I do Not like people yelling & disrespecting me, I WILL stand up for myself and unfortunately, that can get you fired since "the customer is always right" Whatever!

My passion is computers, and I would love an IT job. I'm not talking working at a store and repairing people's broken electronics, but I would like a more private job, maybe working at the local college in the IT department or somewhere else :)
 

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I went to Beauty school after high school, got my liscense and worked in a shop for a few years. Decided it wasn't for me with the paycheck amt. varying so much from week to week and probably should've just went to another shop. But instead I started working at a daycare teaching preschool. I really enjoyed that. By this time I was married and when I had my first child, I decided not to work any longer. I had quit my daycare job as I'd gotten quite upset over how i had been treated and talked to by my boss.
After having 3 children I am mostly a SAHM. The last 3 years or so I worked at a warehouse where mentally disabled people work doing assembly and can make a wage, whereas normally they would just be at home or in a home. My job there was to help them and if they fall behind, then I or others there would pick up the slack. I only do this during school months though. I am very serious about my role as a mom and do not work when my children are at home. So summers off! This year I am not going back there as I started having serious pain in my shoulder caused from my job. I am about to start taking care of 2 babies in my home. :) Which i am excited about. It allows me to make some money, and still be home in case i have a sick child that needs to stay home from school, etc. I like to be able to help at parties, field trips , whatever. They aren't little long and I want to cherish it. ;)
When the kids are grown I don't know what i'll do, continue to do daycare in my home or something with animal rescue or computers. I would love to learn more about computers. They are my passion as much as my kids and my dogs. lol
 

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I Just completed a Certificate 3 In Business Administration, and have been temping a Personal Assistant position untill a position opens up in the IT team (I did the traineeship in IT and they want me back!)

But other than that Im a qualified:
Swim School Teacher
Bar Attandant
Games Attandant (Gambling)


:D
 
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