Im waiting to enter the police academy here
Come July I sit my exam and off I go to serve the public.
Until then I am at home with my 2 kiddies, Zac 4 and Jemma 3. Hubby is a Chef so I have to thank him for supporting my dance addiction
I graduated with a degree in Environmental Engineering Technology, and work for my local utility company. Potentially, I could see myself moving to a bigger city and working for an engineering firm, but it would take more than a desire for changing jobs for me to get up and actually do it.
Neo - w00t for physics! And Cornell... well... sort of... On a positive side, there are more Canadians here than I've ever seen in my entire life. They are weird, they talk in this funny-sounding language, and ice-skate really well.
Oh yeah, I am doing a PhD in physics. Although if someone offers me a good paying engineering job somewhere in Boston or CA, I'll quit in an instant.
I work in computer support. Desperately want to get out, but nothing else I could just pick up now would be able to pay the bills and enable me to continue my dancing addiction. So here I stay, for the time being at least. Also thinking about doing some contract cleaning on the weekends for some extra cash.
I teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade special ed. I really enjoy it, but the weeks are usually pretty stressful so I really look forward to dancing on Fridays! In the summer I type curriculum, not too bad, but it means sitting in front of a computer for eight hours a day.
This is my seventh year teaching - I used to teach Kindergarten through eighth grade, but thankfully they've hired another teacher for K-5. I've occassionally thought about trying out a new career, but for now, I'm happy to be where I'm at!
Two stories that I'll share. (I'm not sure either of them is true, but they were widely told at the time.)
The first has to do with how the plant that produced Viagra was set up. Because the security on the whole building was very good, few of the internal rooms had locks. One of the managers came to work one day and found his office completely full of bags and bags of the powdered Sildanafil Citrate (chemical name for Viagra) that was to be used to make the pills. Since his office was one of the few rooms in the complex with a door that would actually lock, when the shipment came in someone decided to use his office as a more-secure storeroom for the drug. Can you imagine coming to work and finding your office stuffed full of viagra? (Ok, so maybe if you are a phamacist or chemist it wouldn't be that suprising, but for the rest of you?)
The second story was told by someone high up in the company at one of the year-end presentations. Apparently security wasn't quite as good at one of the warehouses in some third-world country because as soon as a shipment of Viagra had arrived, criminals broke in and stole the entire shipment. The guy giving the presentation wasn't very worried about the loss, though, because he said that the local authorities were close to finding who had stolen the shipment. They knew just who to look for: a bunch of hardened criminals.