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I thought this might be another interesting question in the same way as the how old are we/where do we live questions. Feel free to answer whether you are gainfully employed or not.I work full-time at one of the country's major insurance companies. I work in a technical area, acting as a liason between the business requirements for a system and the programmers - I kind of translate what the end-users want into specifications that the programmers can code from. I also do a lot of system testing and data analysis.I don't want to give the name of the company as I usually monitor this board from work! (and, I almost hate to say this - but I work for the HMO division of the company. But don't hate me for it, OK?)Interested to hear from any or every one,LynneB
 
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Work in the Only newspaper in Austin Texas, The Austin American-Statesman, in The Composing Room working on a Mac building ads all day. I am Also retired From the Air Force after 21 years.
 

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Hi LynneB. Sounds like a good job. Do you find it stressful though? You and my husband would probably have a lot in common, as he works for an insurance co. as a Marketing Research Anaylist and was an Underwriter prior to that. I, on the other hand, had to take a long leave from my job as an LPN at a local hospital where I worked for 20 yrs. due to the proctalgia, candida/food allergy and fibro symptoms. I now am volunteering at the Literacy Council and at an Interfaith Organization. I am currently tutoring a Hmong woman to learn how to read, write and speak English. I also read to a woman who is going blind, and she is learning how to spin and weave yarn. Both these women are an inspiration to me. I've decided that I may go back to work when my two sons leave home after completing their schooling here. Right now, I'm trying my best to get healthy again and to enjoy what God has blessed me with. ------------------[This message has been edited by moldie (edited 05-23-99).]
 
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LynneB: I think your idea is a good idea - I'm gainfully employed as a wife/mommy and homeschool teacher. I'm only paid in love. I'm glad I'm at home and have the comfort of my own bathroom! karen rPS When I was working outside of the home, before my son was born 8 years ago, I missed alot of work due to IBS - I didn't know what it was, just called in 'sick' with diarrhea. I've heard recently that IBS is the second leading cause of absenteeism at work!
 

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I work in graphic arts in the printing industry. Magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, and Soap Opera Weekly. I work on Macintosh computers using Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpress.------------------Joe
 
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I'm a librarian/library director but I don't look and act like the stereotypical librarian. Everyone always says, "oh what a nice job, sit around and read books all day." My job is far from that. I hardly get to sit at my desk and usually carry two conversations at once with patrons and staff! I'm busy, busy, busy!
 
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Hi LynneB-I am a student at Auburn University for the next 2 weeks. When the quarter ends and I go home, I'll be waitressing in an Italian restaurant.-Kayla
 
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Interesting idea! I'm a writer. Currently have two manuscripts with my agent looking for a home, both mysteries.Carlene
 
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I also work for an insurance company. I'm the admin. asst. for the director over the customer service dept. I have been there almost 9 years - luckily they are very understanding (almost always)about this IBS. If they can't find me they know not to come looking because most likely I'm in the bathroom!
 

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I work as an executive assistant in a relocation company for the V P of client serivces and her 9 direct reports. It can be very stressful at times. Too many demands from everyone at the same time and many different personalities to deal with.
 

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Hi Lynne,I'm a stay at home mom. I have 2 kids and I go to school part time and I'me working on a correspondence course for medical transcription. I working toward an associates degree in general studies. I'm taking a lot of computer courses to learn as much as I can so eventually i can work at home to supplement my income. I hope to one day get a job outside of my home, but I have learned not to rush things and take them in stride. BTW, to all those who only get paid with love, money may pay the bills but nothing can replace the feeling you get knowing that you are helping those who cannot help themselves or need help to attain their dreams. All of you have brought me that much closer to mine and with out your help, I'd probably still be lying on the bathroom floor praying for the symptoms to go away. so, THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!!! for all your help.
 
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I am a software developer. Our company writes software for the PC Photography market. It might be an idea to list all the jobs that IBS cannot do. I see most of us have a job located near a toilet/bathroom. Why do Americans call a toilet a bathroom. I am yet to see a bath in a toilet..... unless you are very small of course!CB[This message has been edited by Chris Brand (edited 05-23-99).]
 
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I work at a mortgage co in Grand Rapids MI. I am a data entry clerk and enter loans that people take out on their house from all over the country. Maybe I have done one of you alls mortgages! I am going to be starting in school in the fall and going to work in the medical field. I figure there has got to be someone in the medical field that has lived this and able to understand what is going on! MRW
 
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i work in an office setting taking orders over the phone for major videos and coins and different collectables,i do not call people though they call me ,i sell lots of those silly "Tae-Bo" tapes and travel videos,and bunches of 100 yr old silver dollars. it is a pretty easy and relaxed job,just sit and answer calls,and type info into a computer.Shari[This message has been edited by rockcandi1 (edited 05-24-99).]
 
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hello, you all have such interesting jobs. I am a secretary for an oil company. I really like my job. Its pretty stressful at times but there is only 15 employees at this office so its pretty comfortable. That is untill the d hits. everyone have an nice day. Is anyone from Tennessee?????? Ever heard of Grainger County Tomatoes???? The best in the world.------------------ms.ellis
 

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Hi everyone...I work as an administrative assistant in a bank. I work for the Vice President and Senior Assistant Manager and support 6 others as well. I've been here at this job for 13 years. Everyone knows each other very well and I've been lucky enough to be able to leave work when I have a bad attack. I was out the whole month of March with severe attacks, that is when I was diagnosed with IBS.
 
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