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Old 08-22-2007, 10:18 AM
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Medical transcriptionist who works at home for a clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and police reserve (don't get paid for that one). Hubby works at Tractor Supply. We don't make enough to pay for the cruises, but can afford the payments on a loan to take one. Its worth every penny. We are hoping next cruise we can pay for with cash, or at least most of it. Since my mom is on oxygen, and she wants to cruise while she can, she pays for one of us so we help her out during the cruise, and we all share a room, not too bad really.
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You're a good daughter, Lori.

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Old 08-22-2007, 10:59 AM
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Since cruisin' ain't cheap, I assume everyone here has a job that affords them the ability to go on such great vacations (many, many great vacations in some cases).

I was just wondering what all of you do for work when not cruising.

Cruise-chat must pay their moderators very well for them to be able to afford so many cruises .
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:24 AM
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I am a RN, I work in a Level 1 trauma center. I actually work in the medical ICU. Being an RN, I usually have all the overtime I want. I just finished 6 twelve hour shifts in a row. 4 of those we on call at double time. So, my double time is my vacation money. In fact, some of the other nurses said "Lori, why ya working so much. Got another cruise or vacation." Hard to beat the double time. Lil' Lori
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Legislative Aide for a state Assemblyman from CA. Too bad the pay is terrible, because the flexibility of my schedule is perfect for cruising. I get to take myself on one Mexican Riviera cruise a year. I can thank my wonderful parents for treating me to the pricier ones.
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Did I hear a Porsche offer? I'll take a 911 Turbo, please. Any color is fine.

Lil'Lori - my gf is an ICU nurse and she works her butt off. She loves her patients, but working at an understaffed hospital isn't easy. After hearing how the nurses do most (or all) of the work at a hospital, I have alot more respect for them.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:28 PM
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Mike, I work incredibly hard for our cruises.
Taxi driver, personal groomer, chef, pool attendant, psychiatrist, mediator, housekeeper, groundskeeper, laundry attendant, nurse.

Actually, I've been a stay-at-home mom for several years. I do some aesthetician work out of my home. My husband's career is the one that affords us the opportunity to cruise.

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Congrats,in my opinion that is the hardest job with the least rewards.One of the things I am most proud of is that my wife was home with the kids all through school.

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I realy can't afford to cruise but life is too short!
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Since cruisin' ain't cheap, I assume everyone here has a job that affords them the ability to go on such great vacations (many, many great vacations in some cases).

I was just wondering what all of you do for work when not cruising.

Cruise-chat must pay their moderators very well for them to be able to afford so many cruises .
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Wife is retired. Did data processing (as it use to be called) for TRW, Hughes Aircraft, U.S. Divers, Avco Financial, and 22 years with Household International. I am a retired professional musician and still work as a security supervisor for a large upscale shopping mall to pay for cruises and feed the retirement kitty.
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Congrats,in my opinion that is the hardest job with the least rewards.One of the things I am most proud of is that my wife was home with the kids all through school.


Thank you Bruce. My husband has traveled all over the country for his business. One of us had to be there for the girls. It was a decision that my husband and I discussed, at length, 18 years ago. My salary vs. raising stable, well-adjusted children in a loving household. We've never once regretted our decision.

My only hope is that my daughters' appreciate the sacrifices I've made for them.

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