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 NewYorker58
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I wouldn't call it a badge of honor, but someone to look up to and be proud of, given other important elements of the relationship are in place. A man that has a good job isn't attractive if other aspects of his personality suck. Word for the day "BALANCE".
 norwegianguy456
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Posted: 9/2/2018 9:12:07 AM

LIR, if Henry likes you, he views you as a person that has sex right away. That's the only value he places on women

Oh Come Awn. That is not Henry's mindset. Don't you remember me razzing him about going out on dates, taking gals out, where he knowingly had Zero chance with them, but just enjoying their company? Hardly the type you classify him into. Just because he's out-spoken and likes a good porking now and again doesn't mean he's a player.

I always find it odd that when a guy does like that once in a while and enjoys the single scene, he's a player. When a gal does that, she's just independent and "looking out for herself". Gotta love stereotypes. :)
 NewYorker58
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Posted: 9/2/2018 9:44:19 AM
And? He doesn't want to sit at home for all eternity while waiting for sex. Can you blame him? He's bored. I don't care about him thinking he's a player. It's encouraging women to be hos for men, and applauding women her for their low self-esteem that put out in order to "try" to secure a relationship.
 4Lky
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Posted: 9/2/2018 1:38:35 PM
-secret agent (shaken not stirred)
-rocket scientist (brainiac)
-lion tamer (nice kitty)
-gynecologist to the stars (yesssssss)
 cooldog65
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Posted: 9/2/2018 8:44:56 PM

I always find it odd that when a guy does like that once in a while and enjoys the single scene, he's a player. When a gal does that, she's just independent and "looking out for herself". Gotta love stereotypes. :)


Don't forget that often misused term "empowered"...
 sexandthepof
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Posted: 9/3/2018 8:57:27 AM

I find that the most popular professional for woman here is something in the medical field. I see that in at least half of the profiles that I look at.

Ladies - is there a profession that is common for men?

"Business Management" :-)
 sun_water
Joined: 5/26/2018
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Do you care what a person does for work?
Posted: 9/3/2018 12:51:18 PM
Oops. Posted in the wrong thread.
 ssm508
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Posted: 9/3/2018 12:54:30 PM

I find that the most popular professional for woman here is something in the medical field. I see that in at least half of the profiles that I look at.


Nurses / medical field is a common profession for women on OLD. Teachers are too.
 norwegianguy456
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Posted: 9/3/2018 10:16:25 PM

And? He doesn't want to sit at home for all eternity while waiting for sex. Can you blame him?

Nobody does if they have hormones. I don't understand your point. I think I would be the one saying that, not you - lol.

I don't care about him thinking he's a player.

He's not thinking he's a player, you are thinking he's a player...

It's encouraging women to be hos for men, and applauding women her for their low self-esteem that put out in order to "try" to secure a relationship.

Where the hell does this come from? Again, he's willing to (occasionally?) happily go out on a date with no "putting out" in mind, even knowing a kiss will never come. He's not the poster child for player, I'm sorry. A player is either one who Plays women (he doesn't), OR as a completely separate definition, one who "plays" the dating game with great fruitful success (which others get jealous of). I don't think Henry's in that latter category that's more kosher, either.

Just because a guy is willing to and has hooked up with a gal now and again before datING got underway and never really did -- doesn't mean he's a player. Vice versa on gender doesn't make a woman a ho, either. And when a woman (or man) puts out "early" -- that doesn't mean they have a low self-esteem. I think the folks with real emotional issues are the ones who (gasp) could never have sexual relations before a relationship has been established, without wigging out.
 Nathan38416
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Posted: 9/12/2018 3:48:35 AM
No, not really. I'm a cleaner, I always will be. That's unless I ever make it as a screenwriter which is the dream but unlikely. I don't know if anyone has ever looked down their nose at me, but I imagine they have done it though. I think they probably did when I worked at Fenwicks or Langley's Solictors. For those who don't know Fenwicks it's a relatively upmarket department store in the UK. Sometimes I did get the feeling that maybe the staff in both places viewed me as ''the help'' in which case f**k them. I think there's a bit of a stigma attached to being a cleaner. Like just because I clean up s**t for a living I'm somehow less than human.
 julystorm22
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Posted: 9/12/2018 8:39:50 AM
I work in healthcare and that is a very stratified field. In the hospital setting, the classes are as follows:

1) Surgeons & Specialists
2) ER & General Practitioner Doctors
3) Nurse Practitioners
4) Managers
5) Registered Nurses
6) Lab & Ultrasound Techs
7) Secondary Managers
8) Licensed Practical Nurses
9) Continuing Care Assistants
10) Office Assistants
11) Maintenance Workers
11) Porters
12) Food Service Workers
13) Environmental Services Workers (Cleaners)

Of course, education is a factor here. Generally the higher up on the totem pole you are, the higher your education level is although there are a few foreign doctors and nurses working as CCAs with me, which is what they are doing while trying to take the courses to get their credentials here in Canada. And there are several CCAs like me who have a university degree or two that proved useless. Its funny, many of us joke that even though you only need a 1-year certificate to work as a CCA, they hire most people without one because they are working on get a nursing degree or get medical credentials recognized or they have a university degree of some sort and because there's demand for CCAs, they'll hire us without the cert with the promise we'll get the cert within 3 years.

You can see how blatant the social hierarchy in the hospital is just by looking at the cafeteria. Because we are in different unions too there is a separation. And the ones at the bottom do get treated as servants. Where you see it most though is outside where the staff smokes. 98% of the smokers are porters or food workers or cleaners. I just switched over this year to home care only so now its nice to feel apart from that system. Our office is in the hospital but I'm not stuck inside those walls all the livelong day.
 Akitahun
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Posted: 9/20/2018 6:25:02 PM
Yes. I dated someone that worked part time at a call center. We went on ONE dinner date (cheap place, but fine.) The rest of the time we stayed in and watched Netflix. Got old really fast! If you can't afford to date, you should be looking for a better job.
 Ladyinred0407
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Posted: 9/20/2018 6:32:24 PM
Hmmm, No Respiratory therapists? No Radiology techs? No Hospitalists? No Social workers? No Transporters?

Respiratory Therapist duties
Just a few of the responsibilities of respiratory therapists include: Managing life support mechanical ventilation systems. Administering aerosol-based medications. Monitoring equipment related to cardiopulmonary therapy. Analyzing blood samples to determine levels of oxygen and other gases. Managing artificial airways
 johnfromzelie
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Posted: 9/20/2018 6:52:40 PM

If you can't afford to date, you should be looking for a better job.
maybe, or date women happy with that level of income or lack of motivation. even losers can date other losers, if they are both happy, they're winners. obviously, if you dedicated yourself to getting and keeping a "career", then a like minded person would be a better match. a question to all; in that scenario, would it be the lack of money or the lack of motivation?
 HUMHUMA
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Posted: 10/16/2018 3:51:59 AM
It's not what they do as much as it's who they are and is there a connection...IF they are happy with what they do then it's a wrap....plain and simple but then there's the people who look down on the so-called lower class or low earners....if that's the case then people need to stay with-in their own earning wise.....there is a difference...lol
 julystorm22
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Posted: 10/16/2018 5:14:03 AM
I've never heard of a hospitalist. And we don't have respiratory therapists at our hospital (a bigger hospital would have them). Social workers, physio therapists and occupational therapists kind of live outside the system. They are consulted for things but really don't directly order anyone around.
 BlindFreddy1
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Posted: 10/16/2018 10:54:23 PM
So as a Job / Employment Income ..How do people view a Storeperson -Warehouse / Factory ,Forklift driver e.g. Manual labour ?.. Is that classified as an attractive job in todays society...?
I personally feel its good ,honest hardwork....
 Ladyinred0407
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Posted: 10/17/2018 1:30:40 PM

Warehouse / Factory ,Forklift driver



Pretty much describes my job, as I list it in my profile. BF has no problem with it, LOL
 Kevin116
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Posted: 10/17/2018 11:05:54 PM
It was nice just to date anybody with a job
 MeramecRiverRat
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Posted: 10/18/2018 3:59:19 AM
Most of the warehouse workers and my last two jobs were married, had a SO or got lots of dates. Those jobs often make enough to live gainfully. They also have the benefit of weeding out undesirables such as IlliterateHater who regularly bashed the people who do real work.
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Posted: 10/18/2018 4:36:34 AM

If you can't afford to date, you should be looking for a better job.



maybe, or date women happy with that level of income or lack of motivation. even losers can date other losers, if they are both happy, they're winners. obviously, if you dedicated yourself to getting and keeping a "career", then a like minded person would be a better match. a question to all; in that scenario, would it be the lack of money or the lack of motivation?


- well, I do believe a man should be able to afford to buy a pizza and a couple of beers when out on a Friday night date. I mean what happens if you have a baby - a real possibility in a relationship? And yes, the man should offer to pay for the date.

- Some people will like blue collar, some won't and want white collar. Some are also golddiggers.
 _Rise_Above_This_
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Posted: 10/18/2018 5:01:09 AM
I could care less whether she worked or not. However if she didn't work it would have to be for a legitimate reason.
 BaldwinMotionPhaseIII
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as long as they are willing to do two jobs--blow and hand :)
Posted: 10/18/2018 11:17:55 AM
it really does depend upon our social-economic status, doesn't it ? :)

plenty of blue collar guys here can tell you about college educated white collar women who look great in a skirt and won't give them the time of day. some of us will date inside our league, and its not just a league based on physical looks, but also on our "status". If a hottie thinks i'm not of her social status, well...she could be right, and she can find a man who is, so who i am to hate upon her?
 Vannili
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Posted: 10/18/2018 9:50:56 PM
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Yes I do care what a person does for work. But I don't ask them about their job. I discreetly evaluate their personality by how they communicate. I always see this beggar on my way to a thrift store and I always give him$2.00 ,lo and behold I saw him playing slot machine $3.50 a full at a casino, with a well dress pretty woman,he was well showerd. clean and well press clothes and very attentive to the woman, and I was only playing 0.75 a full. I was shocked and afraid, that I have to be cautious...
 curvylady1965
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as long as they are willing to do two jobs--blow and hand :)
Posted: 10/21/2018 9:19:04 AM
Many of the blue collar working men here have much better paying jobs than most white collar, college/university educated women and it is not uncommon to see them coupled up. I don't care what someone does for a living but their attitudes toward work would matter to me over anything long-term. I feel the tick-tock toward the end of my working years and the type of work I do has made it impossible for me to forget that one can lose the ability to work at any time. I have been working hard to earn promotions and developmental opportunities at a higher level. This means often putting in extra, unpaid hours. While I have seen some evidence that this work has been worthwhile, it will take years of continual investment to try to ensure financial security into retirement. Short of a lottery, I am never going to be like many I know who travel half the year, but I want to have the security of affording decent food, having shelter that is paid for and having a reserve to pay for the upkeep; and being able to continue to pay for medical and dental benefits after retirement (an option where I work. ) So I would need someone who understood this and supported the fact that my time can be short; that I may be in the office during weekends, and that I may be taking work home frequently and it is a high priority in my life. It's a lot to ask perhaps, but when it comes right down to it, I am aware I only have myself to depend on when it comes to ensuring financial security in my future.
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