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Old 04-05-2005, 8:58 AM
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I'm just curious to ask what all the 'old style' contributors do when not contributing.
I expect that there a good number of stay at home full time parents, maybe some of us work at home, perhaps some are part-time workers that can use the computer at work or at home or both. I guess also that there are some students out there and I'm really intrigued by the people that post after midnight, are they shift workers or night owls?

Just to start the ball rolling - I work at home as a full time ebayer selling china and antiques (that is - should be working when I stop cruising around MSE) and our family is late teens /early 20's so don't need too much attention, just money, both are still in full-time education which is one reason why I'm here constantly searching for ways to make ends meet. We have consoled ourselves with the idea that we can be a drain their finances when we are old and doddery We have 4 wonderful cats, one ginger tom plus a tabby mum and her 2 boys, one is creamy beige the other is black /white /tabby

I'm coming up to 50 (where did the last 25 years go?) My husband works at home too, which is great, we can take time off together but in practice rarely do as we're too busy trying to keep a large pack of wolves from the door. I love my kitchen garden which keeps us self sufficient in strawberries, summer veggies and salads.

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Old 04-05-2005, 9:04 AM
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I am a stay at home mum/part time childminder/part time tesco checkout assistant

and in my spare time i look on here
five children? I must be mad........
aug grocery spend - 166.45
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Old 04-05-2005, 9:05 AM
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Stay at home mum here too but don't know for how much longer
Organised people are just too lazy to look for things

F U Fund currently at 250
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Old 04-05-2005, 9:06 AM
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self-employed lifestyle manager - just setting up own business
single parent of 3 kids
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Member no.1 of the 'I'm not in a clique' group
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Old 04-05-2005, 9:08 AM
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Grumpy old git who can't work any more but has found a way to make himself useful. Here at MSE I'm having a ball. I'm so glad a good friend pointed me at this site

I'm mobile again after a major bypass op and it's so great to be independant once more.

I share my house with a cat and eighty White Cloud Mountain Minnows.
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Old 04-05-2005, 9:10 AM
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Stay at home Mum, (2 boys, 19 & 13) part-time fund-raiser & trustee of a charity working in Africa, and part-time secretary/accountant(!)/dogsbody to OH who is self-employed. I'm supposed to be working now!
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Old 04-05-2005, 9:20 AM
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Full time legal exec with not enough work to keep occupied, about to become a stay at home mum for as long as possible
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Old 04-05-2005, 9:29 AM
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Full time disabled (erbs palsy) single mum to 2 girls (one with ADHD)
Seller on Ebay to everything thats not bolted down to the floor!
And with all the lovely savings i make (shopping bill down from 240 a month to 100!) we have 2 weeks in Florida every year!!

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Old 04-05-2005, 9:29 AM
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Self employed, work from home. Well, I do some work, sometimes

Seriously, I need to spend less time here and more on my work

in between tending the vegetables and walking the dog
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Old 04-05-2005, 9:29 AM
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Stay at home mum with twin 19 year old daughters, one 16 year old daughter and one just turned 11 year old.

Dogsbody for everybody especially when hubbie is working from home.
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Old 04-05-2005, 9:37 AM
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I'm a full time carer to my daughter who was diagnosed with bone cancer last year. She's made a brilliant recovery so I wont be needed for much longer :-)

I also sell free trade ingredients on my little website. People use the ingredients to make their own body butters etc.

Apart from that, im the general dogsbody............ well im at home all day, I have nothing to do!!!!! or so say the family!
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Old 04-05-2005, 9:43 AM
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I work for myself when I get work but thought I'd have some time out!

So I am just a stay at home bod!!! I should be looking for work, not looking on here!

Trying to ebay and trying to sort the place out!!
(they work together..... less clutter = more space + less to tidy up )
Hurrah I can finally change my signature!

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Old 04-05-2005, 9:51 AM
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Part-time teacher, mother of four, chicken keeper, veg grower, internet addict ...
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Old 04-05-2005, 9:52 AM
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Stay at home mum to 6yr old son and 3yr old daughter.

Part time library assistant and part time volunteer pre-school secretary.

MSE addict!!
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Old 04-05-2005, 9:57 AM
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Self-employed, work at home

Three kids - 15yo boy, 13yo girl, 34yo husband
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Old 04-05-2005, 10:09 AM
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As the name suggests im a Trolly dolly (cabin crew), hence my posts appearing and silly hours of the day, i work silly shifts so when i finish work i like to sit down with a cuppa and read whats been happening during the day!

Ive just bought my first house and am waiting to move in with my Chihuahua Lucy and ill be adopting my brothers Golden Retriever, Amber. But thats it just Me and my dawgs!

Nice to meet u all
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Old 04-05-2005, 10:16 AM
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Work full time at the moment, but am in the process of selling the business - not sure exactly what the future holds now, but need to bring in some kind of income - two kids and a husband to keep! (Hubby does the whole stay at home thing with the kids)

All ideas welcome - still want to choose my own hours but want less of them!
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Old 04-05-2005, 10:18 AM
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Full Time Researcher for Health Care Consultancy Company - Part Time Staff for Events. I dont bother sleeping much - its boring! heh heh heh!
Nb. I spend time on here during the day, cus it stops me from dribbling on my keyboard too much when am cross eye'd from staring at stats or going mad trying to glean information from hair transplant clinics in Bolton.
Becoming an MSE is all part of my grand plan to take over the world!
- Am here because I have been offered a place on a really good post grad course and an opportunity to study for a doctorate but dont have any money to do it + my reams of debt of course! - rapidly decreasing - woo woo!
I've made my debts bite-size too depressing to look at all at once so am handling them one at a time - first up Graduate Loan 1720 paid off! only 280 to go!!!
Money to raise for tuition fees: 3000
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!!

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Old 04-05-2005, 11:00 AM
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Full time senior administrator/report compiler for a London electricity firm. Part time internet opera critic - unpaid as yet but it does get me some free tickets occasionally. Part time semi-pro classical singer - my regular church job pays just enough to cover the cost of singing lessons. Weddings and funerals can be a nice little earner except that my church hardly ever has any (congregation of young families and old - but not that old - people).
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Old 04-05-2005, 11:06 AM
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Full time mum to daughter 4 and partner/housekeeping/secretary/financial advisor etc etc to OH

I also help run the forums at http://organizedhome.com

Recently volunteered for position of parent govenor at daughters school/nursery just awaiting the result of the vote.

OH has announced that he wants me to go out to work, at least part time, once our daughter starts school properly in September to bring in some extra money I haven't been in paid work since I October 1999 and then that was only a few weeks of pub work. I think I'd rather make cut back and tart credit cards, just the thought of going out to work makes me feel ill
Total Debt: (31/12/10: 8800.40, 31/12/11:8513.87, 31/12/12:8414.68) 31/12/13 : 8226.88 - not much of a drop but I paid 500 out for DD to go to Paris with school!

Starting to wonder if life will stop throwing poo things at me and let me pay off my debts?
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