View Full Version : DVC members..Doctors, Lawyers, Retirees...

04-14-2004, 02:47 PM
I was just wondering what type of jobs are held by DVC members.
example: I worked for 27 years at a retail department store before it closed, now I am a Homemaker (no children) and my DH works for a plastics corporation called ALCAN.

So what do you do besides make plans for DVC vacations?

04-14-2004, 02:54 PM
I've worked as a math teacher/instructor/assisstant professor full or part time for 35 years! I want to do this for many more years.

DH is an engineer, working in the automotive suppliers industry. He does lots of traveling for work, and his frequent flyer miles help with our DVC planning. Sometimes I even get to travel first class!

We are empty nesters.


04-14-2004, 02:57 PM
retired police, 22 yrs, now 2 day a week per diem rn, to feed the dvc addiction
dw is 3 day per week per diem rn, met while in er getting a broken prisoner repaired, 15 yrs ago

04-14-2004, 03:02 PM
There is a great (LONG) post about this somewhere...I'll try to bump it up for you.

04-14-2004, 03:22 PM
I'm a Lutheran pastor in southwest Ontario, Canada -- 10 years in the pulpit this June. DW is a full-time mom, part-time retail sales (works for a specialty store selling clothing to tall women). DD-4 is part-time figure skater, part-time ballerina, learning how to do the starfish float at swimming lessons and a full-time Disney Princess.

04-14-2004, 03:25 PM
I'm a service manager at a GMC dealership. DW is a program aide for a childrens crisis/respit home.

Hey NJMouse, ALCAN just had their new truck in our shop for repairs.

04-14-2004, 03:28 PM
I'm an attorney, my DW is now at home with my DSs after many years working in education (lucky DSs!! :) )

04-14-2004, 03:35 PM
I'm a medical technologist working in the microbiology lab of a local hospital; DH is a software engineer.

04-14-2004, 03:37 PM
Both DH and I are Professors in Chemical Engineering.
DH is ALSO going to Law School so that he can get into
Intellectual Property.

A very nerdy family.

::yes:: ::yes::

04-14-2004, 04:03 PM
PhD research chemist here, hoping someday to exit the mfg world and teach <a href='*******************************************ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/3/3_3_14.gif' alt='Teacher 2' border=0></a> (but for now industry pays too well and 3 college educations are gonna ZAP us!) DH is an environmental microbiologist -- we both have worked for the same Fortune 100 company on a large plant site for the past 11 yrs.

Yup... we're DVC-luvin' science geeks! <a href='*******************************************ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/3/3_2_111.gif' alt='Scientist' border=0></a>

04-14-2004, 04:24 PM
I'm a stay-at-home Mommy of two and my husband is police officer.

04-14-2004, 04:27 PM
My sister and I are both Medical Technologist for a hospital in Memphis. We own with my children. My daughter lives in east TN and is a vet. My son lives in FL and is a computer engineer/ MBA.

Maistre Gracey
04-14-2004, 04:29 PM
I'm a pilot, and my wife is an occupational therapist. :cool:


04-14-2004, 04:35 PM
The Sue half of the "sunan" sisterhood is a Human Resources Administrator for the State of New Hampshire. The Nancy half is a senior analyst in the Office of Space Science at NASA headquarters in Washington (we do the Mars rovers, Hubble Space Telescope, etc.)

Adjunct siblings/WDW runners include a travel agent in Alaska and a banker in Tokyo.

04-14-2004, 05:07 PM
Both DH and I are accountants.

I work part time as business manager for our church/school.(This is where are children go to school)

DH is an IS Auditor in the banking industry.

04-14-2004, 05:10 PM
I left corporate America as a Telecommunications Manager after 15 years and am lucky to be pursuing my true love as a freelance violinist. I am trying to start teaching beginners, as well as playing in a number of symphony orchestras in the area. I also play in quartets for weddings and such. Great fun!

DH is still in corporate America and loves it. He is a Director of IT.

We don't have any children...we're getting a little 'advanced' in our age, but we aren't ruling it out just yet....

04-14-2004, 05:12 PM
I'm a stay at home mom. DH is a VP at an Investment Bank.

Simba's Mom
04-14-2004, 05:13 PM
Wow, bobbiwoz and I are leading mirror lives! I'm also a math teacher (not a college instructor yet, but just interviewed for such a job yesterday-got my fingers crossed!). DH is an engineer who travels ALOT, and our next flight to WDW is "funded" by frequent-flier miles, as many are. Thanks to all the flights he takes, DS and I will fly to WDW first class in January. DH and I are also empty-nesters (just bought a smaller house), and since DS no longer lives at home, next January's trip is that much more special to me.

04-14-2004, 05:15 PM
My wife is a fulltime college student and fulltime mom. She graduates in six-months (which means a job, steady income and MORE POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!).

I am a Project Manager in banking software. In fact, I worked on a project with a very large Orlando company (that you may have heard of) installing a major overhaul to their Credit Card system years ago. Got to stay at about every resort free over a 1 year period. Certainly was a wonderful experience.

All my work is international. In fact, I have traveled to every country that is represented in Epcot (and 30 some others). In the end I give up my air miles to relatives (last thing I want to do is get on another plane). Me and the family would rather head to WDW then any where else in the world.

But, if I had to pick another place to go I would love to go back to:

Prague (with a side trip to Vienna and Budapest).
Hong Kong
New Zealand

Doug Wolfe
04-14-2004, 05:23 PM
Three kiddies. Boy 13::MickeyMo Girls 7 & 9::MinnieMo

I have been a stock broker for the past 10 years. Before that I worked as a television reporter.

My wife used to be a television news anchor. As you might guess we had an office romance.:love2:

For the past 7 years she has been President of the Chamber of Commerce in Decatur, Illinois. In two weeks, she goes to work for the Governor of Illinois running an economic development program in 12-counties called Opportunity Returns.

Our Home Resort is Beach Club Villas.:wave2:

04-14-2004, 05:25 PM
I work as a Respiratory Therapist in a cardiac surgery unit of our hospital.

During my days off I am a Paramedic, volunteering at our town's EMS department.

Unfortunately it doesn't leave nearly as much time as I'd like for planning Disney trips!

04-14-2004, 05:46 PM
Basically a high-level computer geek for the last 31 years. 11 months away from retirement (Woo-Hoo!!). DW is a Teacher Assistant for the last 24 years. DD24 is also a Teacher Assistant (at same school as DW) and working towards getting a teaching certificate.

04-14-2004, 05:47 PM
I am retired after working 35 years as a electronic technican and DW is also retired after being a full time mom and part time customer service rep. We are empty nesters, except for twice a week when the 4 grandchildren come over for the day!

Nick@ VB+OKW
04-14-2004, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by Doug Wolfe
My wife used to be a television news anchor. As you might guess we had an office romance.


I work for General Motors(27 yrs) and Cindy is a high school Business teacher(27 yrs). Three years away from retirement.::yes::

04-14-2004, 05:55 PM
I'm a local govt. office worker, DH is about to be a retired Federal Police officer (but looking for work :)) Two DD college students for two more years, then we are done with the real work thing. Time to work when we want to and travel to disney whenever we want to go! Can't wait...... :sunny:

Doc and Family
04-14-2004, 05:57 PM
I am a cardiologist.

DW is a most excellent stay at home mom (oxymoron-she's always running the kids somewhere) for the past several years after 18 years in the insurance industry and putting me through school.

All things considered--I'll take my job over hers anyday. I at least get some time away from the hospital and patients. She, on the other hand...

04-14-2004, 05:58 PM
i work at an insurance company for over 7 years(fyi, don't get into insurance, it is sooooo boring!!) and dh owns his own trucking company for the last 8 years.


Skip Wiley
04-14-2004, 06:29 PM
I'm the director/owner of a couple of business schools, DW helps out with the business but mostly takes care of the souvenir we brought back from our Disney honeymoon. :D

04-14-2004, 06:31 PM
DH & I own our travel related business ( what else do you do in Hawaii ;) ).

We are fortunate to have great people working for us that my current job description is to stay at home and give lots of love to child #3...a 5 month old princess:

I really have to thank DD princess: . Once she was born and I asked DH for some DVC points....he said sure! And he asks our little princess: at least once a week if she needs more points :teeth:

So, my secret to getting DH to buy you DVC is to have a baby girl princess: ...LOL

04-14-2004, 06:52 PM
I'm an internal auditor for an insurance company (16 years down, hope to retire in two more!). DH and his brother own a water well drilling business.

Our home resort is SSR.

04-14-2004, 07:09 PM
I am a HS science teacher for 25 years, my wife is a Nurse at a big doctor's office in Atlanta. She has been at her job for 25 years as well.

04-14-2004, 07:17 PM
I am an Instructional Designer for the online education division of a liberal arts college and also adjunct instructor for graphic design and various computer applications at the same institution. I am also in the midst (at times agonizing) of trying to decide on a doctoral program so I can teach full time.

DH is back in school studying for a degree in psychology and health care administration.

04-14-2004, 07:18 PM
DH is a sales manager for a pharmaceutical company.

I am a stay-at-home mom who just SOLD MY FIRST MYSTERY NOVEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (release date NEXT spring)

:smooth: :teeth: :teeth: :Pinkbounc :bounce:

Our Home resort is VWL and we love it. DH hopes I sell enough books to retire there I think! :hyper:

04-14-2004, 07:44 PM
I am a PACU nurse (Post Anesthesia Care Unit - called the Recovery Room in the old days). My husband is a Road Foreman, Engineer Supervisor, for Amtrak...30 years on the railroad. My husband could retire, but I have another 7 years... he is hanging in there for the time being. We both LOVE DVC. Sandie B

04-14-2004, 08:13 PM
I too am an RN-presently doing per-diem home care.DH is the CFO for a US subsidiary of a major British tea company.

Our home resort is SSR.Can't wait for our first trip home this August!! :jumping1:


04-14-2004, 08:30 PM
I am a gas passer, or a CRNA for the more technical title. DH is a stay at home dad.

04-14-2004, 08:32 PM
I'm a gas passer too... sure wish I could get paid for it.

Bob D194
04-14-2004, 09:06 PM
I have been a funeral director for 43 years. DW is the administrator of an Ambulance Company.

OKW is our "home away from home".

Bob D.

Miss Jane
04-14-2004, 09:18 PM
I'm a retired HS English teacher (yippee!). Now I do a little consulting, a little teaching, a little writing, and-- as much as possible-- traveling. What a wonderful world!

Jane: :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce:

04-14-2004, 09:22 PM
DW is a full time Mommy and a part time RN.

I protect the leader of the free world.:cool2:



Miss Jane
04-14-2004, 09:25 PM
I'm a retired HS English teacher (yippee!). Now I do a little consulting, a little teaching, a little writing, and-- as much as possible-- traveling. What a wonderful world!

Jane: :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce:

04-14-2004, 09:29 PM
I protect the leader of the free world.

Bravo to you!!!!!!

04-14-2004, 09:36 PM
I'm a homeschool mom and former music teacher.
DH likes to remain anonymous. :rolleyes:

04-14-2004, 10:15 PM
I am a stay at home mom as well as a part-time graduate student. One year to go and I will have my Master's in Public Administration & Policy. :Pinkbounc Dh is an elevator mechanic with Otis Elevators.:wave2:

04-14-2004, 10:24 PM
I'm a Speech-Language Pathologist in two elementary schools. DH is a full-time student on his way to earning his degree in Computer/Electrical Engineering.

04-14-2004, 10:25 PM

I teach English as a Second Language (ESL) in elementary school and my fiance is a customer service rep for Verizon.


04-14-2004, 10:37 PM
I'm a student workng towards my degree in Elementary Ed. I do many part time jobs including waitressing (dinner yr round and breakfast in the summer), a child care worker at a health club, birthday party coordinator at the same health club and substitute teacher. I'm a very busy person with not many bills....so the timing was perfect for DVC!

04-14-2004, 10:38 PM
I've been an RN for the past 13 years, worked mainly ER and ICU, now have been in Case Management for the past year, and HATE it! Thinking about going back to per diem nursing. Was a hair stylist for the previous 15 years prior to becoming an RN. What was I thinking???? DH is in medical sales. Our home resorts are VWL and BCV. DH is looking for a new position in the central FL area. Our dream is to relocate there. Keeping fingers crossed! As an RN, fortunately, I can get a job anywhere.:D

04-14-2004, 10:47 PM
I am a protector of the american way of life with 25 years active duty and counting. No reason to retire now that we have a mission to accomplish. Better half is a RN.
We Love WDW!!!!!!!!!!

04-14-2004, 11:27 PM
I'm a part-time college instructor - teach all things about theatre and some about tv. Have also been in the fundraising business, but really like teaching so much more! Have a home-based business, am full time mom to 2 great kids. (DS is already a foot taller than me - DD is not there just yet!)
DH also works at same college. For the last 16 years he was Theatre Manager there, now runs the TV Studio and Radio Station. DS will be a student at....wait for it....yes, the same college where we both work. ::yes:: And, no, they don't cut us a break for tuition....more points will have to wait a few years, I think.

Doc and Family
04-15-2004, 09:15 AM
I am a protector of the american way of life with 25 years active duty and counting. No reason to retire now that we have a mission to accomplish.

A BIG Thanks to you and all who protect our cherished freedoms!

04-15-2004, 10:55 AM
Wow we (DVC) are a great Big Diverse Family. So many different occupations and here I am redecorating our bedroom. Since I have been out of work since Christmas of '95, I helped my mom take care of my ailing dad, who past away in 2001, then I took care of my ailing puppy who started showing her age right after my dad died she was 14 in Dec. she past away on 4/03/04. Now I am running my mom all over since she wrecked her car in March and debating whether to get another one. So let me see my occupation in the past 7 years is keeper of the sick (nickname my dh gave me) and errand runner and homemaker. In my original job at the retail store I was, Stockroom clerk, Toy dept saleperson, Receiving office clerk, Receiver, Stockroom Manager,
Helped out in the Cash office, I was also a cashier. I also did price changes for clearance merchandise. My last job is one everyone hates. You know when you get used to where everything is in a store then you go in and everything is changed around? Yep that would be me. The Home office would send me "PLAN-O-GRAMS" and I would relable and rearrange the shelves. Then when UPC scanning came out I used to program the computor with the correct prices for sales or price changes and I also did inventory. Out of all the positions I had in the 27 years at this job I loved the Toy dept. I loved the faces of the little kids when they saw the new toys and I got to play with the Disney toys.

04-15-2004, 11:19 AM
I am a protector of the american way of life with 25 years active duty and counting. No reason to retire now that we have a mission to accomplish. Better half is a RN.

Thank you, and God Bless you and your family.


04-15-2004, 11:36 AM
I have worked as an accountant for a National Basketball Team and Entertainment Arena for the last ten years. DH is a buliding maintenance foreman for a major insurance company.

I'm waiting for him to be transferred to someplace warmer! This winter has been brutal in Ohio!


04-15-2004, 11:45 AM
I am a Senior Inspector with the US Marshals Service. I will be eligible to retire in less than 11 months after almost 30 years of law enforcement experience. My DW is a Personnel Management Specialists with the SEC. Unfortunately she can not retire until June 2006, which coincidently is when our DS graduates from HS...Then we can look forward to a lot more trips at our leisure and not have to worry about school holidays or work schedules

04-15-2004, 12:56 PM
My DW is business owner-garden center and I am police officer. BCV is our home

04-15-2004, 01:13 PM
I am (until tomorrow) a British Police Officer.. I then retire after 30yrs service..my wife works at a disney store.. have been with DVC since 1992... lots of scope now for even more visits!!!

04-15-2004, 01:20 PM
I am an attorney, currently working on projects that improve the Criminal Justice System. I love my job. :)

04-15-2004, 01:27 PM
These threads are fun!

DH is an Otolaryngologist and I'm a Dermatologist. Wear your sunscreen, folks!:sunny:

04-15-2004, 02:25 PM
law student and ex- MBA (waste of a degree for me...)

Wife is a stay at home mom...

04-15-2004, 03:18 PM
I protect the leader of the free world.:cool2:

I guess you and my DH have the same boss - he's AD Army.

I'm a SAH mom. AKA washer-of-the-clothes, cleaner-of-the-house, feeder-of-the-kids... you get the picture! ::yes::

Kristen :earsgirl:

04-15-2004, 03:55 PM
I am the HR director of a public relations company (and all you working moms - I help make the rules here and I work 3 1/2 days/week - so there is hope!!!) DH is an advertising attorney. DD is a professional Disney Princess (this week is Belle, I believe) and DS is jut plain CUTE (he's 1 and already been to Disney). We just closed on BWV last week and I can't wait!

04-15-2004, 04:07 PM
Yes, there are many of us that protect the leader of the free world in many diffenent ways.

From the brave men and women of the armed services around the globe, to the flat-footed street cop walking a beat, to the smoke eating firefighters, and urban combat medics (EMT's), we all do our part in one way shape or form with little fanfare.

My tour of duty requires me to have a sharp eye, keen instinct, sixth sense, a cool pair of sunglasses and an earpiece. And I get to play with big boy toys too.

Long live the republic.:cool2:

04-15-2004, 04:29 PM
I am retired Air Force. Did 27 years. MY wife is a financial manager at Tyndall AFB, FL

04-15-2004, 05:34 PM
Hi! Right now I am an elementary school substitute teacher and tutor; hope to go back to teaching full time in the near future. DH is a cameraman for one of the major networks. We have not made our first trip 'home' yet, but can not wait!!:D

04-15-2004, 07:31 PM
I am a first grade teacher with my doctoral hours completed before I decided to spend my $ on DVC instead of another degree, and DH is a shipping supervisor for a plastics company. DD#1 works for the airlines in human resourses and DD#2 is a lifetime college student(like her mom!) who works in marketing. Right now my fantasy is to be able to go to WDW in September when school starts:Pinkbounc

TDC Nala
04-15-2004, 08:22 PM
I push paper for the government. Seems a few of us have the same boss.

04-15-2004, 10:05 PM
DW and I are RNs and work for the Veterans Administration. We are proud of our guys who have given so much for us, and it is an honor to be able to care for them and their families.

04-15-2004, 10:19 PM
I am a chef and DW is a nurse practitioner

04-15-2004, 10:31 PM
Hi all!

Hubby is a charge RN in the emergency department. I have seen a lot of RN's here! He was also a track coach before we moved out west.

I work in Human Resources, currently at a consulting firm.


04-15-2004, 11:56 PM
I am an employee of the U S Postal Sevice. DW works as a deli-manager for a regional grocery chain. First time in 15 years not taking a vacation to WDW. Thought our family would try Hawaii. We will be back for the next 15+ years.

04-16-2004, 03:03 AM
Until a few years ago I taught HS English and Algebra. Now I juggle four jobs: homemaker, bookkeeper for our businesses and homeschool our son (7). OOPS! make that three! It just feels like four or five!!!!!
We have two funeral homes and my husband is funeral director.