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I'm curious what other Dpers do for a living. If you're not currently working, please can you say what job you've done/or would like to do?

I'm a self-employed taxi driver, although I'm presently taking a few months off. My partner and I are busy converting two flats into one huge compartment.

A few years ago, for a couple of weeks, I helped out in the office of a very busy taxi firm. Despite that I knew all my streets, pubs, hospitals, clubs, prices, etc, extremely well, it was a real nightmare! I wore a headset, which meant that customers would talk to me in my left ear. At the same time, my right ear had to listen out to what was going on in the office, amid the noise of five telephonists and three operators. The problem was that everyone's voice sounded as if it was at exactly the same volume. I couldn't wait to get back out on the road.

Have any other Dpers done stressful jobs?
 

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i was and remain a supervisor within a busy shop, although now, eventually i have reduced my hours. I experienced the same demands on my attentionas yourself and I dont think that helps our condition. Iam expected to deal with multiple demands which increase as the shop becomes busier. Im so numb now that I just deal with it automatically. When I began dissociating I had just had my second baby. So so much stress! :?
 
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I'm an ICT Support Analyst/Customer Support (Orginally hired as internal IT support, as we have been bought I need to learn our products - fast!)
 
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Currently I am a college student. I?m going to school and studying theatre with a concentration in performance, basically I?m going to school to become an actor. My dream is to be able to some day make movies.
 

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Marketing sales agent, and I do well even with my DP.
Interacting with people at my job helps a lot with my condition, Sometimes I just lose myself in the process and feel normal again.

I can't be alone for a along time(or I am going insane) and feel a lot better around people and talking with them.
 

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I am a lecturer in Computer Science, part time, and a Software Analyst full-time - although I graduated in Immunotoxicology. I am also a failed writer and professional prozzie. My worst job ever was working in the laundry in a Psychiatric hospital. :oops:
 

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i'm a teacher right now. i teach a drug/alcohol/violence prevention class in a junior high (for students ages 13-15). i teach a lot of at risk students. i am alright, usually...

i was a waitress when my severe dp/dr came on. i couldn't even begin to handle that job. i quit and worked at starbucks for years which was much easier.
 

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i teach-primary school. i find working with kids helps as they need constant attention so there's no time left to think.
 

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At the moment I am a student studying Information technology at a BTEC level, I have only had one job and that was being a porter for Whittaker and Biggs auctioneers which was mostly carrying stuff around and holding stuff up for people, but I didn't stay there that long.

In terms of what I want to do in the future I?m not really sure at them moment ,I am hoping that with my IT qualification I might be able to do something in the IT industry, even if It's a job that just gets me by.

If I can get into university I have applied to do a philosophy and film studies as I am interested in both subjects, I?m not really sure what kind of work I would like to go into with these qualification, perhaps something involving film, as I have always been interested in film but I will probably have a better idea of the kind of work I want to go into later on
 

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Meter reader. HELLO LADIES!

Its good cos I work by myself, and therefore easily done with DP/DR. Plus it gets rid of alot of adrenaline.
 

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I work as a Techical Recruiter for a defense contractor. Sounds impressive, but it's not that big. It makes me money and gives me something to do or else I would be at home going crazy with my inner thoughts. Wait, I do that at work too. Owell, least I get paid for going crazy 8 hours out of the day.

But, I am on my own relatively 99% of the time, so I don't have to deal with people that much, which is nice. I worked at Taco Bell back in my high school/early college days. I can't fathom how I was able to make it through a day there without going insane. Though my depression hadn't kicked in then.
 
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I'm an art student, and I work part time as a student worker in maintenance at my college, which basically means I get to drill stuff into walls, take screws out of furniture, carry and move things, etc. It's enjoyable work as I relish working with my hands and sort of at my own pace.
I am accomplished as a painter and draftsman and know some things about digital imaging. I really like painting portraits, but I imagine it would be hard to make a living doing this, so I'd do this on the side. I like writing and movies, so I'll probably try to get an internship at Lucasarts or Dreamworks or something and hope I can get a job some place like that. I really enjoy creative work and enjoy slow, technical processes.
I'm a senior and should graduate at the end of this year. I can't wait.

...Past jobs include salesman at Sears, art teaching assistant, crewman at Taco Bell and Burger King and bagger and cashier at Kroger.
 
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right now im UNEMPLOYED & currently searching for a new job that I probably won't like.

Im also currently a Business Student & aspire to be an Entreprenure/Rapper/Own my own Record label with a friend/Produce and maybe get into Film and things of that nature.

Past Jobs Include: Working at a local college doing clean up, Working as a bus boy for a Restaurant, Working at a supermarket in the Stock/Grocery Department, Doing telemarketing for a Mortgage Company, & lastly, i was involved in the game of hustlin, which involved illegal activities, that I will not get in depth with. Im actually waitin on some $ and than im done with that bull shit forever......

I really just want to do music & concentrate on that, but that money doesn't come easy
 

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I graduate in June with an economics and politics Bsc, then am off to do a snowboard instructors course in new zeland over the summer, so intend to do that for however long i enjoy it.
 

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at the moment i am a volenteer at the British Heart Foundation charity shop...

dealing with customers can be a little too hard and working under those flouresant lights are nasty...but when not working in the till/cash register i am pricing, tagging, cleaning, steaming, getting rid of huge trollies full of rubbish...too many things to list really...

but i still cannot seem to just get absorbed by what i am doing...but luckily if i feel too bad i can go home or take a break if and when i need to...

only problem is that i do not get paid...

but i am working towards shop management :)
 
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