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Yep PETE and love doing it, Welcome aboard T.J.

.....Oh yeah, and it looks like the first assignment would be in Wyoming. Didn't they just have a "whiteout" in Grand Junction, Co. a few days ago ?

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Yep, degree is in accounting, and I support accounting systems, where the in depth knowledge gives me a huge step up over the straight IT grads (the ones who ask "what's a debit, and why are they important?")

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From what I've seen a good number do not use their degrees in their profession. Even those that study a specific type of law usually wind up working different type of law (Say, Copyright law to...whatever).

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Undergrad and Graduate in accounting and still work in the field, though it has only been 2 1/2 years since I graduated. It isn't glamorous but it pays the bills!!!

Oil and gas accounting can actually get pretty interesting....but maybe I am a dork like that...

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Oil and gas accounting can actually get pretty interesting....but maybe I am a dork like that...

That was my forte for over 15 years and now it's Software, what a switch. I still have the Oil/Gas/Energy background/experience in my heart though. With a recession looming ever so near, I may have to stay put though.

Fiddle sticks. :angry:

PS Brerr, Finance is where its at. Finance.

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That was my forte for over 15 years and now it's Software, what a switch. I still have the Oil/Gas/Energy background/experience in my heart though. With a recession looming ever so near, I may have to stay put though.

Hmmm...seems to me the recession will most likely hit software much harder than the oil and gas industry...I would think it a good time to switch back....

Undergad and Grad in Finance and yes I work for a major energy company in an area if Finance. Back when I traded for a living, no not really but other than betting some one elses money in Vegas nothing really gets your ready for that.

I have been toying with the idea of getting into trading, starting with the trade accounting and then eventually trading commodities myself...what did you trade? Why did you leave??? If I can e-pick your brain...

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Are you really working in the field of what you got your degree on? I'm not and I have a finance degree.

Yes. Associate's degree in Materials Mgmt, undergrad in MIS, and an MBA. My current job allows me to work closely with all three. Timing is everything though . . . I know many folks who got business degrees and ended up teaching. Go figure.

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I don't think any of my friends with Liberal Arts degrees actually use their degrees. The ones with English, Creative Writing, Psychology, Political Science etc....all started out waiting tables or teaching.

My engineering degree got me exactly one job. But I'm still here 12 years later. Although it was an engineering degree, the classwork taught me very little. Experience has been the greatest teacher of all, by far.

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