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I studied economics and was a researcher, then teacher.
Regrettably got some health problems so at home for the moment. Hopefully will get well enough to do some kind of job, part-time and maybe from home. So trying to think about a different carreer, something to do from home maybe with cooking, organising, teaching at a distance, writing or lego ;-)
But no rush,this means I get time with my son and I can build lots of lego and cook lovely dinners for my darling husband (who got me loads of cool Lego stuff under the tree)!
Was pretty tough having to "bite my tongue" so much these last few years when reading forum threads about my employer.
I will say this however that customer service was a priority for most people there. However the amount of waste was appalling. There were days when they were literally shoveling good toys into the trash.
A small percentage of stuff was shipped back to a larger warehouse on return trucks. Also management and employees were often too lazy during resets and just threw stuff away instead of marking it down to clear it out since shelf space was at a premium during those times.
Ex-Chef in London/Australia
Now starting a Lego retail business in Stockholm.
i call it my brick-change!
Not as fancy a title as some of the occupations on here, but it's not bad work and the pay isn't bad either.
I'm the Head of Science Programme of a big international (intergovernmental but independent) science organization which coordinates marine research in the North Atlantic and provides advice on fisheries management. LEGO maniac since 20 years otherwise.
Has it's days, but mostly enjoy it. Means I spend a lot of time talking to various parts of the business to understand how they operate - so get a fairly broad view of retailing, and the joys and troubles that can bring in its various areas - which sometimes becomes relevant in the context of this forum ;)
I'm a doctor, considering *gasp* psychiatry! Currently a Psych registrar. Make sure you play your LEGO regularly, I get withdrawals if I were to miss my evening dose!
I'm in the more "artsy" group and work as a translator, mainly in the fields of pollution, ecology, biology and zoology. I know a lot of people think it sounds boring, but I like it and I get to learn something new almost every day. :smile: And more importantly I get to write all day long. I love writing more than anything else.
You've got me curious... what sort of work do you do as a translator specifically in biology and zoology?
I consider myself very lucky since it is exactly what I wanted to do when I graduated.
Mostly commercial, promotional and legal (IP related) stuff but like you, this was all I wanted to do upon graduating, I love that I write all day (helps with writing those Lego reviews) and generally do learn new things every day.
Great to have another translator here as well as me and @Legopants !
Well, that's three of us then. Any more translators out there? Come on now - don't be shy! :-)
@Elune - Nice to see another translator here at Brickset :-)
Ah! See what I did there :#
The only company that I've seen which offers replacement/upgraded mirrors are:
I haven't used them myself, but they look legit (and advertise in the 'Sky at Night' magazine!) :)
@Lobot - thanks for the info :-) Haven't use my telescope since the mid-80s and the coating on both mirrors has speckled badly. I'm looking to get back into a bit of astronomy without having to splash out on a new scope.
I'll check out your link :-)
@Pitfall69 - Have you been spying on me spying on her?!?