What Other Skills Do You Have?

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  1. Ms. I

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    Any more to add?!

    (Peachy, I revived this w/ you in mind...maybe you can get ideas!)
     
  2. Blue

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    I waited tables all through college--too old and fat for that now.
    I babysat all through college--and hated that.
    I would love to write textbooks.
    But, like other posters have suggested, if it comes to it, I will flip burgers to earn money. I have been unemployed for a year now. Luckily I have unemployment and a working husband. But, if I don't find something in managment before my unemployment runs out, I will have to go back into the classroom. I will have no trouble getting a job in a Head Start classroom, as they always need teachers. My health is just not good enough to work eight plus hours a day. Kids are so draining.
     
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    I won't be laid off anytime soon. Even I am, I'm multilingual (I speak English, French and some Spanish and Plautdiestch) so I'd have a nice government job within hours.
     
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    In this bleak state of affairs, have you taken it upon yourself to learn something new to prepare yourself for how things are going in this economy?

    I'm less in the teaching field & moreso in the SLP field nowadays.
     
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    Nope.

    I'm not concerned about job security. But if something were to happen where money was really tight, we would:
    a) tighten our belts. We could be a whole lot more frugal than we are.

    b) I could be doing a whole lot more freelancing

    c) I would do daycare, work retail, or do whatever it took to provide for my family.
     
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    Ask my wife to double my pay for all the honey-do's........

    Let me see: 2 X 0 = ??? ......... OK, that not not a great plan .... So maybe I could get a political consulting job to help re-elect the Prez .... but my heart might not be into it....... :D

    Soooooooo guess I will continue to live off investments and dividends ... (It's worked for a decade or so) .... :p
     
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    In all seriousness, I would think any teachers who are likely to be laid off would be looking for other opportunities NOW........ Things are mostly likely to get much tougher than they are today....:)

    I wont post the debt clock again....... but if you want to know the national debt just google it..... It's a very depressing number.
     
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    My first career was in marketing. I did corporate events, marketing communications, marketing programs, advertising, and PR. In my view, sales is not really the bottom with marketing being higher on the totem pole. They take different skill sets, but rely heavily on each other. I never did sales (beyond college, I mean... I did retail sales all through high school and college).

    I could go back to that kind of work. I really don't want to stop teaching, though!
     
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    I've got experience in several other areas, unfortunately none pay well. I've been a librarian, janitor, sales clerk, telemarketer, delivery driver, and served almost five years as a sports editor for a newspaper writing all sorts of articles even outside of sports and also served as my own photographer. Also some simple jobs here and there.
     
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    I'm a bit of a renaissance woman. I have an undergrad degree in business. I've worked in advertising, sales, and customer service. I've served as an ombudsman and liaison when my husband was in the military. I've worked on political campaigns.
    I can paint, decorate and garden. I've worked retail and in restaurants. I blog and sell textbooks and resources thru Amazon.
    I tutor 12 hours a week.
    I've modeled.
    I've taught grad school.
     
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    I could do Applied Behavior Analysis again
    I used to be a Serials Cataloger in a research library
    Interior design
    Art design

    I grew up thinking I would be a park ranger/game warden
     
  12. Irishdave

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    Other skill?

    Well, Being retired is a skill, right?

    Or being a Grandpa is a skill, right?

    Well, I guess I am set then....

    "Rent a Grandpa"

    I could be retired for someone
     
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    I'll take one IrishDave, if you'll take me fishing - how much do you rent for? :)
     
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    **PERK** FISHING!!
     
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    I am a licensed attorney and could go back to that, but seriously, I think I would look for a low stress job first.

    I would love to be able to afford to work in a bookstore or fabric store.
     
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    Well, In AZ they say our unemployment down so it does look like we may have bounced but the bouncing is like on a old mattress not an trampoline.
     

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