February 2, 2011 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #594719CharlieSmallMember
I am an accountantFebruary 2, 2011 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm #1119626TheGoqParticipant
according to real brisker i am paid to take abuseFebruary 2, 2011 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #1119627simchashachaimMember
But first and most importantly, you’re an Eved Hashem.
That should be EVERYONE’S first answer and then you can say whatever you want.February 2, 2011 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #1119629metrodriverMember
CharlieSmall; You should have added a stipulation…”Because everyone (who does) seems to have time to read and post on the CR. If someone works in an office, they can sneak off to the CR (when they think the boss doesn’t see.)But in my job, I can’t read or post while on duty.February 2, 2011 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #1119630
The real answer is rely on HaShem. That’s what EVERYONE does for a living.February 2, 2011 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm #1119631
Most people mind their own business (if they have one), others mind someone else’s business, abandoning their own.February 2, 2011 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm #1119632β DaasYochid βParticipant
Rav Gifter is quoted as having said, “people say they make a living, when in reality they take a living.”February 2, 2011 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #1119633smartcookieMember
Goq- lol!February 2, 2011 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm #1119634not IMember
I didn’t know you get paid for being an eved HaShem.. Definitely not in this world!February 2, 2011 6:53 pm at 6:53 pm #1119635β‘onegoalβ’Participant
I have several small jobs around my city.February 2, 2011 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #1119636deiyezoogerMember
i “eat,walk,read,nap,sleep,stay clean,eat again,drink(not wine) daven,laugh,cry(it’s very healthy).for a “live”ing. that’s what you gotta do to stay alive……..February 2, 2011 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #1119637always hereParticipant
what do I do for a living?.. right now, I just live.
previously (from latest to earliest): babysat grandchildren (B’klyn). Yeshiva executive secretary (B’klyn). credit analyst (Manhattan). credit & collections (San Francisco).February 2, 2011 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #1119638
I mother,write,edit,teach,organize small “things”,wonder what it’s like OUTDOORS,and try to tear myself away from the MAGNETIC coffee room.February 2, 2011 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #1119639candy613Member
wow this is pretty sad why cant anyone just answer this question?!?!?!?!
>0< GaUrDiNg My ToUnGuE fRoM cAvItIeS >0<February 2, 2011 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #1119640popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I am a information analyst for the CIA. I am monitoring Jewish websites.February 2, 2011 7:44 pm at 7:44 pm #1119641
‘But first and most importantly, you’re an Eved Hashem.”
When my father asks someone what they do for a living he asks them,
“How do you keep your Ruchnius attached to your Gashmius?”
Isnt he adorable? πFebruary 2, 2011 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #1119642
“GaUrDiNg My ToUnGuE fRoM cAvItIeS”
Can tongues get cavities?February 2, 2011 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #1119643always hereParticipant
candy613- it’s ‘gUarding… tonGue..’ & no offense, annoying sign-off like ‘MONIS’ was.
& I did answer the question. I only put paying jobs. (for the babysitting, a couple of times a year I’d get a matuna or cash gift).
and what’s funny– you didn’t answer the question! unless you’re a youngster πFebruary 2, 2011 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm #1119644TheGoqParticipant
oh darn popa you just blew your cover now theyre gonna have to reassign youFebruary 2, 2011 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #1119645ZachKessinMember
I write software for a company in Ramat Gan, and I am writing a book for O’Reilly in the USA and sometimes I tech review books for them.
When I’m not doing that I can be found with my telescope.February 2, 2011 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm #1119646twistedParticipant
Sac: Yes, tongues can get cavities, in the pink top surface wearing away, exposing a red, very sensitive lower layer. I had this as a teen, and b’h found that avoiding toothpaste, and mint allowed it to heal.February 2, 2011 8:05 pm at 8:05 pm #1119647Pashuteh YidMember
I write on the CR. Mods, you owe me a lot of money for all the time I spent here.February 2, 2011 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm #1119648yossi z.Member
By title I am a handyman who specializes in carpentry but as of right now I am unemployed (though I (can) do quite a lot this is my main occupation other than learning Hashem’s torah which always comes first)February 2, 2011 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm #1119649
yossi z., do you also do plumbing & electrical work as well or is just carpentry work that you do? I’m only asking cause sometimes when I’m in the need of one & my regular guy can’t come, it’s always good to have an alternate person who can come & take care of the job for you.
In any event, I work for a R.E. Management Co. & I do secretarial work (Accts. Payable, p/r, phones, all types of clerical work that entails R.E.)process lease renewals, etc…. I’m here already for almost 8 yrs. (Late April will be 8 yrs.)February 2, 2011 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm #1119650
Hummingbird!!If you patronize CR members,who will have time to post?February 2, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm #1119651i am hereMember
Serving hashem while looking for s job.February 2, 2011 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #1119652
You mean $$$ job.Why settle for an s job?February 2, 2011 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #1119653doodle jumpParticipant
psychologist, referee, domestic engineer, nurse, doctor, chef, and owns a bank too.February 3, 2011 12:06 am at 12:06 am #1119654WolfishMusingsParticipant
Things that occupy my time (in no particular order):
Teaching Kriah (laining, not plain reading)
The WolfFebruary 3, 2011 12:09 am at 12:09 am #1119655phrumMember
He sounds so indeed.February 3, 2011 12:30 am at 12:30 am #1119656ProfessionalMember
bird, can you email me?February 3, 2011 12:48 am at 12:48 am #1119657oomisParticipant
My primary tafkid (after eved Hashem), is wife, mother, and awesome Bubby. After that, I am a retired rabbinic secretary, and was an editor and columnist of our Shul newspaper.February 3, 2011 1:11 am at 1:11 am #1119658
I sure can Professional. But there’s only one problem-which is that I need your E-mail Address in order to send you an E-mail cause I don’t know it. Also, what exactly do you want me to e-mail you cause I’m not quite sure what it is that you want from me?
eclipse, I’m so sorry, I didn’t know that there’s a problem w/ patronizing someone who is part of the coffee rm. So my appologies to you in all sincerity. I hope you forgive me.February 3, 2011 1:21 am at 1:21 am #1119659
Hummy–please tell me you know I was kidding.I’m not the mean type!February 3, 2011 1:53 am at 1:53 am #1119660
Welcome back!February 3, 2011 1:58 am at 1:58 am #1119661Sister BearMember
Hey Wolf, wanna teach my bro to lein, he’s gonna need a teacher soon π altho I’m not sure we want to travel to BrooklynFebruary 3, 2011 2:45 am at 2:45 am #1119662i am hereMember
It would probably be worth the traveling to learn from him πFebruary 3, 2011 3:59 am at 3:59 am #1119663
i am here,ya missed a good joke before.February 3, 2011 4:43 am at 4:43 am #1119664cshapiroMember
i work for an accounting firm, i just graduated and plan on taking the cpa soon….on days like today when i stayed in the office way longer than i wouldve liked to….i wonderful why i wanted to be an accountant and not just work in Dunkin Donuts, where theres little to no brain cells in use, no deadlines no overwhelming pressure and no rude clients AND all the free donuts and coffee, what could be better…?!?!February 3, 2011 4:47 am at 4:47 am #1119665smartcookieMember
The Human Spellchecker
You mean $$$ job.Why settle for an s job?
Eclipse- you are funny! Thanks for the laugh!February 3, 2011 6:04 am at 6:04 am #1119666
eclipse, I guess I don’t know you well enough yet to know that you were just kidding. Besides, I’m only here in the coffee rm. for just a few days-right?! So I’m not so well versed in everything that goes on here in the coffee rm. If not for this particular thread, I would’ve never known that he’s a repair guy.
For the record, my screen name is: Hummingbird & not Hummy, nor bird. I like it in it’s full name.February 3, 2011 6:40 am at 6:40 am #1119667simchashachaimMember
@not I- “I didn’t know you get paid for being an Eved Hashem.. Definitely not in this world! “
THAT IS NOT TRUE at all.
Ayin shema in the second paragraph where it says Hashem will give us rain and good crops for our animals if we love Hashem with all our souls and do His mitzvos. That seems to be reward in this world.February 3, 2011 6:46 am at 6:46 am #1119668
Hummingbird,what DID you think I meant?Truly sorry.February 3, 2011 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #1119669
“just work in Dunkin Donuts,… and no rude clients”
I’ve seen some pretty nasty people in DD…
Coffee not hot enough, wrong order of donuts, are you sure you are up for that? πFebruary 4, 2011 12:20 am at 12:20 am #1119670February 4, 2011 12:46 am at 12:46 am #1119671dunnoMember
Sac is right. Go to Starbucks πFebruary 4, 2011 1:02 am at 1:02 am #1119672Smile E. FaceMember
i go to school to learn how to live (at least, i think that’s why i’m there…) πFebruary 4, 2011 1:06 am at 1:06 am #1119673s2021Member
i sit at a desk and wait for the phone to ring. which is how i discovered CR. i love my job.February 4, 2011 1:14 am at 1:14 am #1119674pumperMember
Yeah Starbucks is way better than DD!
It has way more snob appeal- and the coffee is better!February 4, 2011 1:18 am at 1:18 am #1119675L613Member
Someone once explained it to me.
You are NOT an accountant (or whatever else it is that you do…). First and foremost you are an eved Hashem. Therefore, you are an Eved Hashem who WORKS IN ACCOUNTING. So I guess if anyone asks you, just say, I work in [fill in whatever it is you do that gives you parnassa] rather than I am a [whatever you do]…
With that said, I am an Eved Hashem, and I find extreme fulfillment as an educator, i.e. I teach for a living… and I LOVE it!
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