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    I see we had a first job post so i was wondering what people are doing for a living nowadays.
    Myself i have had the last 20 years in servicing appliances, however 6 months began a mid life career change and are now a third of my way (6 months) through my traineeship as a train driver. Although quite different i am loving it, today was actually my first day with passengers, no one got hurt and train was close to being on time LOL.

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    My Oh is a Licensed Builder....

    I'm a fully trained & experienced HHE, got my degrees @ SHWU


    & I'm now currently a full time Stafford mum
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    Cool Peter. I have known a lot of men who decided to change careers around the 35-40 year old mark. Just got sick of doing the same thing for so many decades.
    My grandfather was a train driver and he loved it. Stationmaster actually towards the end of his career, but he died when squashed between 2 trains. I probably shouldn't have said that, huh?

    I do not do anything for a living at this current point. That is my husband's role at this stage.
    Am qualified in a couple of things, but am a stay-at-home mother who runs the house renovations. That is my job for the next 12 months. After that I would like to return to work or I'll go friggin batty! Working at a job is far easier than organising and doing all this, I can tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Cool Peter. I have known a lot of men who decided to change careers around the 35-40 year old mark. Just got sick of doing the same thing for so many decades.
    My grandfather was a train driver and he loved it. Stationmaster actually towards the end of his career, but he died when squashed between 2 trains. I probably shouldn't have said that, huh?

    I do not do anything for a living at this current point. That is my husband's role at this stage.
    Am qualified in a couple of things, but am a stay-at-home mother who runs the house renovations. That is my job for the next 12 months. After that I would like to return to work or I'll go friggin batty! Working at a job is far easier than organising and doing all this, I can tell you.

    Unfortunately death is a big part of the railways DA, so you by no way shocked me. Anything involving equipment weighing 300 tonnes has its risks. Everything is done nowadays to ensure the safest possible workplace, there are just so many different things in place to avoid accidents and even the simplest of things do not get ignored.

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    Thanks for that reply Peter. I thought, sheesh, why did I go and tell him about that! Lol.

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    I am a family daycare Mum so that I am able to stay home with my kids and still earn a living. As my third child is going to 'big' school this year (!!!!! so excited!!!!!), I am able to take on another child which means I have 7 children in my care from 7.30am - 6pm (before and after those hours my 4 are still there of course!!) I love my job but when my kids are older I will be looking at doing something else, but only DoG knows what!

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    Anything to do with dogs - training, walking, feeding etc while looking after step-children one of which suffers from severe depression. Which is why I only work school hours or when husband is home.

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    Hubby owns a rice/cattle farm. I have been lucky enough to choose to be a stay at home mum. Kids are now grown and out on their own.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    I have been running a dog minding business for the last 5 years where dogs come and stay in my home, and last year I decided to branch out into dog grooming as well (I've been grooming my own dogs/fosters/friends' dogs for about 10 years).

    Makes a big change from what I used to do - accounting - I loathed it with a passion.

    In My Home Dog Minding
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    I've got a dead microwave, a dryer that doesn't, a washing machine that has started to leak - I suspect it needs new rubber where the washers or seals go. Door is ok but it's underneath that isn't right. And I've got a breadmaker that works ok except the bucket with the spinny bit has stopped spinning.

    And I have a toaster that burns (ignites) bread. And I had a toaster oven - that ignited itself.

    But I don't know any good appliance men to fix these and I suspect for any given item - I could buy a new one cheaper which sucks for me and the environment. In the washing machine's case - it's very tempting to get it repaired anyway - because it was made by people who care if their stuff works. Well it's worked a long time and showing no sign of not working - motor wise.

    Any thoughts Peter.

    If I do have to get rid of some of the stuff and get new - what do you do with the old whitegoods? Sigh.

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