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    Default Re: Reductionist Job Descriptions

    I would say: work with memory's extrems.

    I work with Alzheimer patients and High Level Asperger children.
    I do memory stimulation workshops, for the Alzheimer patients, and General Culture ones for the High Level Asperger children.

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    Nice thread.
    I am a POMologist:
    I play pretty old music. (It's pretty, and it's old).
    I research pretty old music.
    I teach about pretty old music. (This includes trying to show how any music before 1700 is relevant. It might not be, but that doesn't prevent me.)


    BTW, I have forgotten about 100 of those Funeral home parallel rhymes, and we used to make them up whenever we passed the Funeral Home. "You end 'em, we'll send 'em", "You chop 'em, we'll drop 'em", "You snuff 'em, we'll stuff 'em", etc. My mother loved to do this, and I always thought of it as a way of dealing with anxiety about death by poking fun at it. My uncle, who was a doctor, especially embraced such humor after he was diagnosed with a terminal illness.
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    Default Re: Reductionist Job Descriptions

    I tell people that their other doctors take care of their insides. I take care of their outsides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmccarty3 View Post
    I tell people that their other doctors take care of their insides. I take care of their outsides.
    Massage?

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    I would say dermatologist.

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    Plastic surgeon?
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    I make noises.
    Last edited by Jon Szanto; November 25th, 2017 at 11:46 AM.
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    Plastic surgeon?
    That is probably th good guess, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    I make noises.
    So do I but I suspect you make better noises than I do!
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    This is a fun topic!!!!
    I'm a judicial clerk in a regional electoral court here in Brazil, so I guess my reducionist job description would be:
    "I solve other people's problems!"
    =D

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    Mine is complicated and I never know quite what to say. Mostly its because because no one knows what a kaizen is (as well as Hoshin, Gemba, DMAIC & many others) and most hate statistics and data. My title is Sr. Continuous improvement Leader. I usually love my job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharmon202 View Post
    Mine is complicated and I never know quite what to say. Mostly its because because no one knows what a kaizen is (as well as Hoshin, Gemba, DMAIC & many others) and most hate statistics and data. My title is Sr. Continuous improvement Leader. I usually love my job.
    I didn't know what that was until I looked it up and only now have a vague idea. My Dad was a behavioral psych dealing in business productivity, to interesting to read this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFB View Post
    Among many other things I went to Harvardó10 times a day for 20 seconds at a time.

    I also took large amounts of money, voluntarily given by the citizens of Mass. to the Commonwealth for cheap thrills while occasionally providing staples. I provided protective coverings for cheap and valuable art; installed flexible, colorful vinyl coverings for interior spaces. later I stood around & talked about art, now I sit and control access to art.

    For free I organized dinner groups of grumpy old men and occasional tripsóI get to use one of my Esterbrook 8-balls for that one!

    Pax,
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    I suppose I should have elaborated

    I operated a subway train in Boston & Cambridge, I worked for once of the busiest lottery agents (convenience store) in the Commonwealth, I was a interior painter, worked in a museum as a sort of docent and manned the front desk and run the office for a non-profit support group.

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    Default Re: Reductionist Job Descriptions

    I get checks in the mail because I have lent money to companies.

    Thats all.

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    Before I retired (the first time), I got paid for telling people where to go and how to get there.
    Have a guess what my occupation was. A double hint: it is a rare vocation, and not a travel agent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An old bloke View Post
    Before I retired (the first time), I got paid for telling people where to go and how to get there.
    Have a guess what my occupation was. A double hint: it is a rare vocation, and not a travel agent.
    A vicar?

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    No, I was not a vicar.

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    A streetcar conductor.
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    No, not a streetcar conductor either.

    Another hint: I also got paid to look out the window.

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    Air Controller / Flight Checker?

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