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Old 07-26-2005, 07:24 PM   #11
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I'm also a stay at home mom and rely on my husband for my aquatic needs. Thankfully he's very understanding and supportive of my hobby.

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Old 07-26-2005, 09:13 PM   #12
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I am a career paramedic. I just got a promothion at work and now my official title is Director of Paramedic Services. I was a field supervisor before this, working 24hr shifts, some holidays and weekends. Now I am pretty much a Mon-Fri. desk jocky. It is a change that takes some getting used to.

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Old 07-26-2005, 10:20 PM   #13
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Money isn't everything, happiness is much more important as long as you have enough money for things you need.
LOL theres a contradiction if i ever saw one.....

unfortunatly, money makes the world go round.
the more i have, the more i seem to spend.

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Old 07-27-2005, 12:07 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Menagerie
carrying mail for USPS for the summer. I cannot wait until my time is up.
You're scaring me!

I'm a PhD research biochemist. I spent ten years after college in intensive training for a job that pays the equivalent of what a retail store manager earns.
I do it because I find my work intellectually satisfying and of great importance to people suffering from disease. I also enjoy the company of like-minded people who also work on interesting research projects and love to discuss them. On the other hand....maybe I was dropped repeatedly on my head as an infant...I'll just let the guys with the straitjacket decide.

I save money to buy fish stuff. I also don't drink coffee or smoke, which if you add it up, could probably buy a complete 125 gal SW tank in a year (assuming 2 coffees a day and 2 packs a week).
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:15 AM   #15
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Right now I've got two jobs. The first I work as a research assistant in a Physical Chemistry lab down at the U of Illinois. The second I work as a lab technicial making Li-ion batteries. I just save save save, and then splurge to feed my addiction. Luckily no one has been able to come up with the plecs I'm looking for. Then I would have some trouble.
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Old 07-27-2005, 02:01 AM   #16
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I join the low-income crowd and maybe I can best them! LOL! I'm on disability and I receive social security disability, food stamps and the like. My income was assessed for some service and found to be 118% of the poverty limit (which means I make $20-$40 over the poverty line for my state and county). Needless to say, I look for good deals on my fish stuff. Frugality Rules!

Moral of the story, you can enjoy this fish hobby whatever your income or circumstances. It is just how you prioritize your spending.

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Old 07-27-2005, 06:46 AM   #17
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You know its kind of funny....so many people said on this thread they make little money and one said "money isn't everything"..My job is selling heavy construction equipment (Bull Dozers, Excavators, Backhoes...etc.) the money is pretty good and it is getting better ..but i absoutly depise the job..i hate it..i can bearly get myself to get in my truck and got to work every single day. here it is 6;30 am and i should be out the door..i'm sitting here doing this...enjoying what you do means a lot more than you might think
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Money isn't everything, happiness is much more important as long as you have enough money for things you need.

LOL theres a contradiction if i ever saw one.....
What I meant was, as long as you have enough money to live it's not important that you make tons of money for all the unneeded wants you think you need. Everyday enjoyment in your daily life (work) is more important.
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming......

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I'm a stay at home mom that has successfully convinced my hard working husband that fish keeping, amoung other things, broadens our kids horizons and enhances their appreciation for nature and all things livings. Plus he understands that when I'm happy we're all happy and when I'm not........

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