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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

View Poll Results: What's your livelyhood?
Physical Labor 23 12.30%
Business Management 34 18.18%
Scientific 31 16.58%
Medical 11 5.88%
Agriculture/Horticulture 3 1.60%
Video Production 6 3.21%
Web Design or IT 54 28.88%
Government 13 6.95%
Law Enforcement 7 3.74%
Lawyer 5 2.67%
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Old 09-15-07, 07:56 AM   #1
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I'm curious about the demographics in Clydes/Athenas

For example, occupational types. I'm putting up a poll momentarily to satisfy that itch...

EDIT:
Put Artistic in Video Production as I had intended that category to be Video/Arts Production and was distracted. Whoops!
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Old 09-15-07, 08:02 AM   #2
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I don't do much video any more. I did a documentary a few years ago that made me take a break, although I still have one sitting in editing.

I'm in advertising. Designer, Art Director, Retoucher, etc.
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Old 09-15-07, 09:18 AM   #3
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You didn't put in an 'Other' category!

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I'm attending college full time, and working part time at a Warehouse. So I voted physical labor considering I load and unload 18 wheelers twice a week, and stock crap. Thanks to this job I haven't had any "recreational" cycling time since I commute on my bike.


Luckily, this won't be my lively hood.

My dad has had a desk job(petrophysicist) for 22 yrs now and he pasted the 300lb mark recently. He may join in on BF eventually.
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Old 09-15-07, 04:19 PM   #5
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I voted for physical labor. There wasn't a category for skilled labor. Been a Tool&Die Maker for 30 years. This is a dying trade in this country. I have built tooling for appliance companies that sent it straight to Mexico for production. Most of if not all tooling for the auto makers is being built overseas, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, China, even Canada. I may be looking at a career change in the future. Sorry for the rant!!
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Old 09-15-07, 07:06 PM   #7
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Discrimination against business owners! Nothing else fit so I picked management.
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Well, I work in the sciences, for Government. Yep, I'm from the Gubmint, I'm here to help.

Sciences, it is.
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Old 09-15-07, 09:40 PM   #9
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im going into law enforcement when i finish up college.
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Coulda used a category for "Publishing/Media" there Tom -- there are a gazillion jobs in that area.
I had to settle for Business Management.
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I work in insurance. I handle entertainment intellectual property liability claims -you know like if someone is suing a movie studio for copyright infringement. Also handle entertainment "personal injury" for instance the lawsuit by Tracie Rice against Lindsay Lohan (If it is on TMZ.com I usually have it). I also handle general IP claims as well (trademark, copyright, trade secrets etc) as technology errors & omissions (like if a software engineer agrees to provide software but fails to deliver the product in a timely fashion).

SO? What catagory is that?
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i voted IT/web design, it's about the closest there to describe....kinda started gettign involved in web stuff/coding and the likes, i'm a graphic designer tho..in the past i have done my fair share of physical labour aswell...
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Agriculture/horticulture is closest for me. I'm a florist
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PLace education under Scientific, as teaching does follow scientific method. Business owners ARE management, place any of the arts/audio/video together and other.....oops!
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I work in insurance. I handle entertainment intellectual property liability claims -you know like if someone is suing a movie studio for copyright infringement. Also handle entertainment "personal injury" for instance the lawsuit by Tracie Rice against Lindsay Lohan (If it is on TMZ.com I usually have it). I also handle general IP claims as well (trademark, copyright, trade secrets etc) as technology errors & omissions (like if a software engineer agrees to provide software but fails to deliver the product in a timely fashion).

SO? What catagory is that?
Call it legal/lawyer, as it's at least so close to that or paralegal as to make no difference
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PLace education under Scientific, as teaching does follow scientific method. Business owners ARE management, place any of the arts/audio/video together and other.....oops!


Umm...no. Sorry, not to combative but teaching does not follow the "scientific" method in all (or even in most) cases.
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Umm...no. Sorry, not to combative but teaching does not follow the "scientific" method in all (or even in most) cases.
Agreed, I should have thought out the categories a bit better Teaching IS really a science AND an art
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