What do you do for a living

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What do you do for a living

Postby ninuno » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:58 am

:?:
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mattf789
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Re: What do you do for a living

Postby mattf789 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:24 am

ninuno wrote::?:


I drive a lorry delivering drinks to the on-trade. I was lazy at school :lol:
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Re: What do you do for a living

Postby tastyonions » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:51 am

I’m a computer programmer. My job had nothing to do with natural languages until pretty recently, when we got a contract in Quebec and I happened to be the only one in the head office who spoke French. Now I’m the designated guy that our Quebec clients email with technical questions.
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Decidida
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Re: What do you do for a living

Postby Decidida » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:29 pm

Former student that is currently a couch-surfing refugee.

I won't qualify for resident-tuition until I have been on a lease for a year, so I won't be a degree-seeking student again for awhile. In between all the appointments required to establish residency, I study Spanish. Even though I have to work REALLY hard to make any progress, at least I am making progress at something that will matter no matter what happens with this pandemic. My Spanish studies are my lifeline right now.

I have no idea what I will major in when I go back to school. What will the world be like, then?
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Re: What do you do for a living

Postby lavengro » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:12 pm

International jewel thief.

It would be of benefit to me in my vocation if I had better facility with more languages. That, and if I were more stealthy.
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