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Just curious: what do you do for living?

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Created June 24, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Just curious, what careers paleo people pursue and what positions hold.

Also, as some jobs are easier to combine with paleo lifestyle, do you consciously shift the direction of your career to allow for more freedom in terms of paleo?

And most importantly are you passionate about what you do? :)

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I don't know...as I said in my post, I make food additives for a living! That has to be almost as non-Paleo as possible.

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:31 PM

I'm a computer programmer. As un-paleo as you can get. I suppose you've all seen this?just-curious:-what-do-you-do-for-living?

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:22 PM

I am an environmental scientist. I've been in my current job for 4 years.

I mainly work with contaminated sites (completing ecological and human health risk assessments has been my major focus for the last couple of years).

I think that I loved the though of being an environmental scientist when I was in University - as a wide-eyed optimist. Putting my knowledge into practice has been much different from what I thought. I had hoped to get involved with the 'solution' rather than working with and for the 'problem'. But the job I have is excellent experience and once I have the magical degree + 5 years post-degree experience I believe that I will be able to find a job working for the 'solution' - at least that is my hope. But life has a way of getting in the way sometimes.

My passion meter is high when it comes to so many aspects of my work. And is so high when I think of what my future looks like it could be!

Is my work paleo - not really - I don't think that grok had much use for calculating risks associated with contaminants!

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:09 PM

I am studying Dietetics/Nutrition and I'm about 3 years away from obtaining a license to practice as an R.D. (Registered Dietitian).

I'm mainly interested in enhancing brain power in students so I want to work as a food service manager for a school district where I can promote health and nutrition and remake school menus to help students improve their grades and behavior. I would want to collaborate with teachers (specifically health and PE teachers), parents, students and townships. I would want to involve everybody because I believe it's easier to improve health if health is a community choice.

I'm eyeballing the MS in Nutrition Education at Columbia University and hope to write books that promote health education in families.

I hold a teaching license in NC.

My passion meter is Himalayas high.

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:14 PM

Library technician. Love the job and the fact that I have access to all kind of information and material.

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:05 PM

I'm a consultant and trainer for a company specializing in helping organizations that provide services to individuals who exhibit dangerous or challenging behavior (hospitals, schools, residential programs, nursing facilities, group homes, etc.).

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:32 PM

Interior Designer and Accessory designer/self employed, work from home unless need to be on site so I have lots of time to work out my meals. I travel a lot so that can complicate things. I'm a detailed types so I'm good at planning things out...just don't dare surprise me!! :)

I love what I do and I love to eat, I would love to become a chef since most people seem to be stumped about feeding me and I always end up feeding them!

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:31 PM

I have captained pilot launches for the local river pilots for the last 34 years. I'm the guy who ferries the river pilots to and from the giant ships that go up and down the Delaware River to Philly and Wilmington. We maneuver (controlled collision) alongside the lee side of the ships as they move toward their next destination as the pilot climbs up or down a rope and wood Jacob's ladder to the deck of the ship. It involves shift work and I find that the Paleo way of eating helps me have more energy throughout those cold winter nights in February.After 34 years I still love the sea and the idea of keeping everyone safe in a hostile environment.

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:24 PM

Stay at home Mom of 6 kids, husband works in IT. I will be going to cosmetology school because I like playing with hair and makeup. LOL not very paleo I guess. I did consider personal training because people ask me often how I look so good after 6 kids. But cosmetology is more fun to me :D

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:40 PM

I'm a chemical engineer who makes food additives! Yes, those things that I won't even eat any more. So there are careers less Paleo than computer science!

Actually, I used to be in oil refining, which I enjoyed a lot more, but which is not any more Paleo. I moved to a city with no refineries with my husband (who is also a Paleo eater and a pilot for the Marines). I can't say I have any passion for what I'm doing, now or then.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure what I WOULD like to do. I enjoy cooking and baking, though I don't do the latter much any more. I like the idea of teaching kids important life skills, like to how to eat, how to budget, how to show up on time, how to shake hands correctly, etc.; but I think modern society has shown us that there aren't a lot of establishments doing that these days. My true passion has always been astronomy and cosmology, but I am unfortunately no Einstein. Who knows what I'll end up doing?

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:20 PM

Software Engineer who aspires to status of Beach Bum. Wouldn't mind selling sea shells by the sea shore, if Suzie would just give up her monopoly. In any case, my line of work in Silicon Valley, etc. has to be about as far from Paleo as you can get.

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:41 PM

I don't know...as I said in my post, I make food additives for a living! That has to be almost as non-Paleo as possible.

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:16 PM

I'm an accountant at one of the big four and i am currently doiny my masters in ICT.

I find my lifestyle hard with full time work and part time study. Well the food isnt too hard but the exercise sometimes can be.

I am especially un-passionate about what i do but it pays the bills. Hopefully after my masters i will enjoy work a bit more.

What about you John?

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:01 PM

Stay at home mom - former marketing PR director for two non-profits, wife of a National Park Service Ranger.

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:58 PM

Eternal student. I'm earning my biology degree and going to med or pa school after this.

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:54 PM

own a couple bars.

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:49 PM

Marketing Director - for a company that specializes in CRM systems. I use to be a graphic designer but just grew into marketing. :)I could do the whole thing from home but "the man" requires regular office appearances so it's not as free as I like. I enjoy the position though, i've always enjoyed branding and brainstorming ways to build business.

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:47 PM

I'm a molecular biologist, hoping to return to school part-time this fall to pursue a Masters in Population Medicine (focus in Epidemiology).

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:42 PM

I'm a speech-language pathologist for a public school system, work with students ages 3-12. It's a crazy busy job, but I love it!

I just started Paleo since I've been off for the summer, but I don't think I'll have to shift anything to make it fit into my work schedule since I eat at the same time. I'll have to be prepared...no school lunch on a day I don't feel like packing! I hope this newfound energy lasts!

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:37 PM

Graduate Chemical Engineer next year. Looking forward to having no money constraints on my paleo diet!

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