I don't know how to start this discussion honestly. I'm always curious when I look through all your photos and read your bios. No one really talks about what they do for a living. I guess I wonder this because I work such an obscure job that I always imagine all the PUG enthusiasts are well known celebrities, or powerful business women because you are all so beautiful.
I work in the offshore oilfield, 6 months a year I'm offshore on a barge or a boat and usually there aren't many girls. I wear steel toe boots, a hardhat, and pants. I never wear makeup and my hair is always in a ponytail. The other 6 months out of my year, I'm usually in a dress with full makeup and my hair done.
So I guess what I'm asking is what do you guys do for a living?
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I run a lingerie shop on Etsy. However, it's not for a living (yet, hoping it will take off by the time I need it! I love it and don't want to stop!) I run it with my mommy and I help her with her own shop too. Right now it's just to support my shopping and gifting habit until I finish high school!
It is so cool to hear about what everyone does for 40+ hours a week! In school or as a kid, you think that everyone is a doctor, lawyer, scientist, teacher, librarian, performer or business-person (whatever that entails other than a tie and briefcase!). It is sad that they don't inspire children to really follow their talents and interests rather than hegemonize them into "marketable" categories. As is illustrated here, there are tons of different career choices, and you can really write your own ticket.
I am in advertising. Technically, I am a script writer/ assistant producer, but that sounds fancier than it is. I have had jobs in print media, writing travel advertising and PR stuff, but I have also been a baker, barista, cook and library assistant. This is my first full time, salaried job with a title.
Advertising is great from a style aspect. I dress up for work a lot and it is totally acceptable. We are a small agency, and most everyone else is a graphic designer or project manager. They wear jeans and t-shirts. I don't feel right in a jeans and t-shirt. I feel like people listen to me more carefully when I look put together. Plus it is really fun to run errands in a Julie Newmar body suit, or meet a caterer in 70's housewife mode!
I mostly write scripts for online and in-store ads and videos. Typically, for phones, tablets, and OSs. We also handle post-production and video editing stuff. Once we have the in-house studio set up I will be doing casting in addition to writing.
Some days I spend 8 hours trying to find the perfect trashcan for a space. Other days, I try to make really boring or sub-par products sound interesting to a selected market. I use words like "Authenticity" and "Subtle Elegance" so flippantly that if I had a moral center, it would spiral in on itself in a black despondency, like gears on a fatalistic doomsday clock. But I don't, so it is like a puzzle. Sometimes I get to make people laugh. I also direct the storyboarding process to some extent, record voice-overs, and handle client relations.
On a slow day, I like to sit and my desk with Songza on (The Black Lips station is great) and read while I wait for the next version of drafts to come in, or for a package, or phone call.
There are weeks leading up to shopping explosions like Black Friday where everyone works 80 hours a week, people sleep in the studio, and weekends become unfamiliar and mythical beings seen only in 5am bleary-eyed mistiness.
Mostly it is great. Although, I am envious of getting to handle antique books (I have a nice collection of first edition Graham Greenes), and I miss the prettiest parts of the day (I work at least 9 hours every day).
I own my a vintage and pin-up inspired custom couture clothing line called Dainty Rascal and I sell genuine vintage clothing. Its the best possible job for me, as I have an unlimited vintage wardrobe and I make my own perfectly fit costumes. I have photoshoots more than twice a week and I get free photographers who want the exposure and practice. My business supports me and my husband while modeling all the time :)
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I'm in your area! I am relatively new to the pinup style/lifestyle, but I would love to model for you or just to get a coffee. Also - I just started a San Francisco Pinups group on here! Would love to have you join - let's try to make a go of this :-)
Omg...Dainty Rascal!! I've been following you on Etsy for years and love your stuff!
I'm an "IT girl" (a programmer) at a large pharma company.
I like nice clothes in general (i.e., I don't go for "vintage" in particular; it's just that I often find vintage clothes that I like). For work, I stick to fairly modern "business" attire. My colleagues (all males) mostly dress very casually; that's par for the course in this field (even some of the manager types are very casually dressed around here).
My hubby also works in this field, but he gets to work at home every day. Interestingly, he tends to dress up a bit (shirt and tie, at least).
to the OP Christine - I'm sure someone has already said this somewhere in this thread, but you should do a "We Can Do It" style photo in your work gear :-)
I am relatively new to pinup but I'm really getting into it. I'm a social media manager for a social gaming startup and my gorgeous lady wife (who is not as into pinup as I am but indulges me by wearing all the Matching Dresses) is a biologist by day and feminist writer & spoken word performer by night! I'm really enjoying reading what you all do. I don't usually dress up for work but I do dress in PUG clothes for work parties and our "Formal Fridays" (so called since we wear jeans all the rest of the time).
I work at a resort as the front desk person for the motel part. Sometimes it's fun. I can meet the neatest people and some I hope to never see again lol. Other than that I go to school (college).
That's really neat what you do! I hardly hear of many women doing that type of job.
My full time "job" is school. I am a premed student majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry and French. My intention is to go to med school and then do the 5-7 years of residency and fellowship to become a forensic pathologist. I do have a part time job working at a dressage barn, but my intent is to switch out of that (it is really too time and energy consuming) and start working in a research lab or hospital soon.
I have just recently found this page!! I have been looking trough it for a few days and looking at the pics!! Everyone looks fabulous!! I have just purchased my first PUG dresses!! I can not wait to get them!!... I work as a dairy farmer and spend most of my days in overalls and steel toe boots!! I do not get many dress up days!!....... ( But I have always loved dresses and shoes!!).... It's really fun to read what everyone does for a living!! I'm happy I found this site!!