Before Innkeeping

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What did you do before innkeeping? I am always curious to see how different the careers/professions were before you all decided to go into the same profession.

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I guess it would only be fair to answer my own question. I am a stay at home mom and pt innkeeper assistant. DH is a maintenance technician specializing in HVAC/R

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I worked for a BCBS Ins. company that is now so large it spans more than 10 states.  Started out in auditing and than acquired programming skills, did contracting, and the last few years did utilization reporting for various departments in the company.  Hubby worked in PR for the local telephone company which is now back to AT&T.  So you see he is the word person and I am the numbers person.

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DW: Elementary school teacher (still is)

Me: Mental Health Therapy Aide -> Physics Teacher -> Instructional Designer -> Web Designer -> PITA hater

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Mental Health Therapy Aide ->

If that doesn't qualify you for a job as an innkeeper, nothing will!

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Yes but when I wrestle a PITA to the ground for acting out, my DW doesn't come along and give them a shot of Haldol to mellow them out the way the nurses in the mental health center did .... so eventually I have to let them up and the mood turns sort of awkward 

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Especially at check-out time!!

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I worked in various offices in support roles (engineering, law, developer, advertising), then taught homeschooled kids (mostly Medieval/Renaissance history and English, but also debate, drama, poetry, and some science), then was stay-at-home mom (briefly).  Dh did accounting for the Maryland National Guard and now works in a factory in order to pay the mortgage and provide health benefits.  We call it the salt mines and hope to free him eventually.

=)
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I was a PITA

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Was????

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Innkeeping changes you!

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really? she resembles that remark!

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  Glad you came to the light

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I was a...

substitute F for the 1st W and B for the 2nd W.

That's right!

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winewitch wrote:

I was a...

substitute F for the 1st W and B for the 2nd W.

That's right!

I so wish I could figure that out!

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Bree wrote:

winewitch wrote:

I was a...

substitute F for the 1st W and B for the 2nd W.

That's right!

I so wish I could figure that out!

You, of all people!  A puzzler!  I can't believe you weren't the first to get it. Poke, annoy

Clue... look at who is posting.

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Kk.

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I was reading something completely other into it, never even looked to see who was posting. I blame everything on menopause now anyway. Someday my mind will wander back from wherever it is vacationing...

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Bree wrote:

I so wish I could figure that out!

 

Me, too 

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it took me awhile, but then I looked at the name and substituted the letters....

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Redbirds wrote:

it took me awhile, but then I looked at the name and substituted the letters....

Thank you for making it so abundantly clear...

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As of right now, I want to thank all who responded. I knew before I asked that there would be quite a variety of responses. It just interests me to see how ANYONE can feel the pull to be an innkeeper. It can pull the ITers, the HRers, the photogs, the nurses, everyone. I guess, maybe, deep down, we all want to do something to help someone else a little bit and that "something" leads to innkeeping.

 

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I was a children's choir director and ran after-school programs at a church and full time homeschooling mom.

Dh was/is a professional photographer (formerly, for the city we lived in, currenly freelance)

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DW and I are both currently professors at a nearby college.  Before that, DW was a tv news producer; I was a radio play-by-play announcer!

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I was in pre-press then advertising. Last position was GM of an ad agency production studio. Hubby is a graphic designer.

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Semiconductor engineer and computer help desk. And I also had a bookstore and worked pt at a hospital (just for the benefits, not because I wanted to work there).

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I was a registered nurse and then and still do work in IT and assistant director in an IT group still for another year or so.

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Once an RN, always an RN

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I was a professional hitman.

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Hmmmmm...... I may be able to find some side jobs for you......

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roflmao...JBJ

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I was in data processing for my full-time job, had been there so long I knew all the areas so was the floater as well as the tech writer for operations - had been an  operater - 4361, AS 400, Sys 36, and 3090-J, scheduler, supervisor, IT for a remote site..... In my part-time I did a lot of things including tire buster in a Sears garage and relief night audit at an HI for about 10 years.

DH was in the printing world as pre-press camera, meaning he did the artwork and made the plates so they could print. He had also worked in solk screening on metal - they were the largest maker of clock faces for sun/moon clocks (grandmother & grandfather clocks).

I still do Kelly Temp jobs when I am available.

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I was a professional home economist and did computer support and taught web design for 7 years before I retired. Husband was self employed as a Mac Tools Distributor.

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catlady wrote:

I was a professional home economist

What exactly did you do as a Professional Home Economist?

It must have transitioned well into being an Innkeeper

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I was in human resources, specifically leadership development and staffing, and DH was/is a software engineer.  About a year after we were here, he started a little company with some former colleagues.  They don't make any money at the moment but hope to at some point.  I finished up some of my contracts when I first came to the Inn, for the first 18 months, but haven't done any HR work since then.  Don't miss it, either!

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DH is still working in high tech & probably will be for the next 10 years with the way things are going in the economy...if they'll keep him. 

I'm an RN - last job before moving here, I managed a case management office for a large health plan in a large metro city.  Then, I was the project manager for all our house renovations here.  I had to manage a lot of guys like these .   My dh went off to work every day.

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DH was a restaurant manager and carpenter, and I was admin asst in several fields - winery, hotel, and other services.

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DH was a management lackee for the fed government and I was an admin assist in the medical field.

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