Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What do you do for a job?

I am curious what fellow tango dancers, instructors and event organizers do to actually make money. I don't need the actual title or specifics, but I'd love to know the general category. Specifically, do you run a business? Are you employed in something art based? Where do you fit in the professional world?


ModernTanguera said...

A ridiculously huge number of tango dancers in my community are engineers. It's crazy.

I don't know if you picked it up from previous blogging I have done, but I work for a modern dance company (administration, not teaching). I am also a budding translator. (That is a scary and exciting sentence to write!)

me said...

@ModernTanguera heh heh... we are everywhere.

computer scientist

La Tanguerita said...

I’m in cultural management. Basically I organize concerts, exhibitions and work on selected projects for different cultural institutions. There are numerous psychologists and psychiatrists in my former tango community. I’ve always found it rather odd, actually.

Alex said...

From my former community ::

:: security system salesman
:: aesthetician (facials)
:: developer/attorney
:: timeshare/vacation sales
:: admin for chiropractor
:: independently wealthy
:: admin for landscape contractor
:: bronc buster
:: silversmith
:: carpenter type
:: restauranteur
:: chocolatier

current community ::

:: university professor (italian)
:: plasma physicist/astronaut type
:: mortgage company
:: professional tango teaching couple
:: own/manage rental houses
:: designer/architect type
:: upholsterer
:: nanny
:: university student (bunches)
:: international economist
:: PhD candidate (several)
:: singer/songwriter
:: full-time tango teacher/musician
:: mystic
:: realtor
:: rancher
:: artist
:: computer guru
:: public policymaker
:: retirees

Me? I'm a wannabe professional photographer who has made his living building custom houses for the past 10 years, prior to that, I built research hospitals, cleanrooms, and water/wastewater treatment plants...31 years total in the construction business...

Of late, I'm thinking about taking up the bandoneon - as part of my economic diversification (retirement) plan...

An important sidenote: I've been self-employed for the past 7 years, and have no intention of ever going back to the corporate world...been there done that....