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What do you do for a living?

Postby Tasan » Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:49 am

Personally, I kinda wonder where everyone stands in this little world of ours.

I'm technically not a student atm, though I pretty much live the life.

I work at a liquor store, about 25 hours a week, and am looking for more work somewhere else.

Anyhow, I would like to know about other people's chosen field of work.

Twyl
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Postby Kuurg » Sun Jan 27, 2002 7:07 am

Gigolo.

The hours are rotten, but the love is good.

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Postby Abbayarra » Sun Jan 27, 2002 7:13 am

I'm a scientist.
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Postby Teyaha » Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:57 am

Photo sales/wedding photographer
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Postby Nokie » Sun Jan 27, 2002 2:58 pm

Software Developer

Although recently they've started to call me a 'software architect' since I'v been spending most of my time the past 9 months not coding but helping oversee the technical aspects of our project (coming up with build and deployment strategies, managing our large project's presence in clearcase with labels and branches and views, making 'stuff' like the debugger work when we're running our apps in a tuxedo environment).

It's so much fun!

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Postby Galkar » Sun Jan 27, 2002 3:35 pm

Process engineer in fiber optics
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Postby Ensis » Sun Jan 27, 2002 4:52 pm

Paratrooper.
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Postby Vandic » Sun Jan 27, 2002 5:05 pm

Process engineer at a wastewater consulting firm.

You ever driven by a public works facility and seen those things that look like giant ponds of liquid shit?

I design those.

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Postby Sarvis » Sun Jan 27, 2002 5:14 pm

Student/wannabe Software Engineer...

I think I've almost cured that student thing though...
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Postby Trogar » Sun Jan 27, 2002 5:21 pm

I'm a cryptographer.

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Postby Glorishan » Sun Jan 27, 2002 7:32 pm

I'm a full time student, but manage a restaurant from time to time when I need the money.

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Postby rylan » Sun Jan 27, 2002 7:37 pm

Hardware design engineer.

I do stuff like high speed digital boards for image processing/displays
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Postby Cerlayne » Sun Jan 27, 2002 7:51 pm

when i go back to work (doc says march) I'm a Food Stamp & Medicaid Eligibility Specialist... averaging 500 clients per month... fun fun

Cerly 'no i really can't change the policy.. would you like the number for the federal govt. so you can complain?'

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Postby Callie » Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:24 pm

Full time student, full time single-mom, part-time bartender. When I grow up though I hopefully will be able to utilize my degree and be a business consultant.

Vigis is a waiter, trying to find a job to use his English and Communication degrees.

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Postby Agela » Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:29 pm

I'm self employed ..
as a movie producer / event cinematographer

I'm thinking of makind a sojourn3 / mud movie .. what do you think

seriously

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Postby Yayaril » Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:54 pm

I'm an enchanter.


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Postby Nebomosel » Sun Jan 27, 2002 11:17 pm

Unemployed PC Tech who desperately needs a job. Got the skills but not the schooling.

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Postby Grintor » Mon Jan 28, 2002 12:42 am

agela that sounds great, provided you dont use real people and have a good story Image

something animated/cg would be cool.
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Postby Shevarash » Mon Jan 28, 2002 12:52 am

Software Engineer. Programmer. Coder. That Geek Who Stays Up All Night and Writes All Our Software.

Whatever they're calling it these days.
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Postby Guest » Mon Jan 28, 2002 4:30 am

Attorney (and no, you don't get free advice cept for Shev)

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Postby Somerled » Mon Jan 28, 2002 5:56 am

Quality Assurance Manager for an Aerospace/defense contractor .. also moonlight as a Quality Consultant
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Postby Taegost » Mon Jan 28, 2002 12:59 pm

I do computer support for a call center in a large insurance company, and (hopefully!) sometime soon they're going to put me thru the classes to be a mainframe programmer Image
I also used to run my own computer consulting company, but that's now a sideline thing until I can figure out which niche I want to fit in.

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Postby gogk » Mon Jan 28, 2002 2:06 pm

I'm the chief of security (that is the actual title my bosses use for me not something i chose) for a lounge on Long Island New York. i het to smack people around when they are bad...pay is alright. the lack of respect sucks. above all the worst part prolly is the lawyers, courts, judges, and time put into that. but overall it isnt bad. i could be a bum i guess.
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Postby moritheil » Mon Jan 28, 2002 2:39 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Agela:
<B>I'm self employed ..
as a movie producer / event cinematographer

I'm thinking of makind a sojourn3 / mud movie .. what do you think

seriously

Agela</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've always said Soj needs to make a movie... It should be about a bunch of n00bs going out to kill DB =)
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Postby Kasula » Mon Jan 28, 2002 2:41 pm

By day im a mild manner reporter for the Daily Planet...
By night im a Super Pimp!

no truth im a stockbroker... Mmm Money aaahhhhhhh
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Postby Liran » Mon Jan 28, 2002 2:42 pm

I write VB Scripts for Microsoft's Official Training Curriculum.
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Postby Yasden » Mon Jan 28, 2002 4:59 pm

I'm a route sales representative for Wonderbread/Hostess. I get paid on a $403/week salary plus an 8% commission of all my sales.

I get up for work at 3 AM, usually end up getting home around 3-4 PM. I drive one of those goofy lil trucks around and deliver bread etc (Gormal don't you say a damn word :P). It's a lot harder work than it looks, especially having to be out in the elements and be constantly thinking in your head what you're going to order for which store etc.

All in all I bring home around 600-700 a week...

Until I finish my manuscript... Image

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Postby Gort » Mon Jan 28, 2002 5:28 pm

I'm a Jack of All Trades, master of none.

I do tech support for AT&T Broadband during the day, and to keep myself out of trouble, teach Judo.

Working on getting away from the Death Star though...


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Postby Aderon » Mon Jan 28, 2002 6:34 pm

I am the red power ranger...
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Postby Magruk Eat Elf » Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:00 pm

Oh my gawd, this question would have to come up and I would have to feel obligated to answer.

I'm a Customer Care and Service Consultant for Qwest.

If you have a problem with phone/dsl/pcs etc.. and live in the Midwest to Western U.S. and call Qwest to bitch and moan, I'm who you'd probably end up talking to. After we transfer you to 20 other people who won't do a damned thing for you. Image

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Postby Taegost » Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:27 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Magruk Eat Elf:
<B>Oh my gawd, this question would have to come up and I would have to feel obligated to answer.

I'm a Customer Care and Service Consultant for Qwest.

If you have a problem with phone/dsl/pcs etc.. and live in the Midwest to Western U.S. and call Qwest to bitch and moan, I'm who you'd probably end up talking to. After we transfer you to 20 other people who won't do a damned thing for you. Image

[This message has been edited by Magruk Eat Elf (edited 01-28-2002).]</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hehehe, I might have talked to you once or twice then, I used to work for a computer consulting company in Illinois and they switched to Qwest because their service sucked Image

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Postby sok » Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:28 pm

i'm independantly wealthy, so i have no concept of this 'job' thingy.
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Postby Tasan » Mon Jan 28, 2002 10:14 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Yasden:
<B>I'm a route sales representative for Wonderbread/Hostess. I get paid on a $403/week salary plus an 8% commission of all my sales.

I get up for work at 3 AM, usually end up getting home around 3-4 PM. I drive one of those goofy lil trucks around and deliver bread etc (Gormal don't you say a damn word :P). It's a lot harder work than it looks, especially having to be out in the elements and be constantly thinking in your head what you're going to order for which store etc.

All in all I bring home around 600-700 a week...

Until I finish my manuscript... Image

Yasden/Targsk</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

This is the reason I started this post. I was honestly laughing so hard some people in the room thought I was nuts. I think that's awesome that "Yasden sells bread". Hehe.

As for those of you who choose not to answer truthfully, what do you have to hide? Not like anyone here really cares.

For the other responses, there are some definate connections around here, we should all team up to make a corporation to conquer the world. I'll supply the booze for those long nights overseas negotiating with the communists. Image

Twyl

P.S. I have a couple books I need to finish writing Image
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Postby moritheil » Mon Jan 28, 2002 10:19 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Kasula:
<B>By day im a mild manner reporter for the Daily Planet...
By night im a Super Pimp!

no truth im a stockbroker... Mmm Money aaahhhhhhh</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

u shoulda included that when you shouted 26/m/DC LF mudchick :P mighta got more replies that way.
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Postby combatmedic » Mon Jan 28, 2002 10:28 pm

Fulltime student, fulltime employee @ Group Health as a Medical Assistant(i feel sorry for ya if you had to see me), newly disabled veteran ("replace both knees by age forty?!?! what!", and more than full time slacker. Ahh the life of a combatmedic, was fun while it lasted. Scouts out!



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Postby Kallinar » Mon Jan 28, 2002 10:39 pm

Jack of all trades? Try this:

I have been a plumber,
I have been a lumberjack,
I have been an avionics electrician that knows every wire in the f14 fighter jet from nose to the little white light on the port stabilizer,
I have been a computer repairman,
I have been an alcaholic with visions of killing myself on various occasions,
I have been a sheet metal worker,
I have been an electro-hydraulic mechanic,
I have been an HVAC mechanic (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning for those that don't know trade jargon),
I have been a network administrator,
I have been a customer service representative,
I have been a fork-lift driver,
I have been a prep cook and line cook at a resturaunt with over 250 menu items,
I have been a secretary,
I have been a security guard,
I have been a deli clerk........

And now? After All of those wonderful jobs, and after al lthe taxes I have paid to the American government, I am a full time college student in my 2nd semester at the age of 26. Thanks to the wonderful people that keep on paying those taxes, I am going to college tuition free, and I get paid $608 a month, and an extra $700 twice a semester.
What is my major you might ask after seeing all the shit I have done? I am majoring in the one thing that you may notice is the easiest thing to do out of all the jobs I listed: Network Administration.

yay me

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Postby gordex » Mon Jan 28, 2002 10:45 pm

I'm the Database Administrator for DataDirect Networks. We make SUPER high end computing solutions, around 50-100k for one system (and that price can go up from there)! 2 of our clients are Lawrence Livermore National Labs and Sandia National Labs.
www.datadirectnet.com

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Postby Yarthra » Tue Jan 29, 2002 1:27 am

Well let's see if I can end up longer than Kallinor's Image
I have been a cashier at a department store.
I have been a burger slinger and cashier at a fast food joint.
I have worked for housekeeping at a hotel.
I have bussed tables in a resturaunt.
I have pumped gas and been a cashier at a gas station.

Now current Job duties.. hrmm.. that's a tough one. Image
All these guys talkin about how hard their jobs are Image
I still do housekeeping duties.
I still bus tables.
I perform first-aid.
I have the duties of cop and judge. no jury here Image
I have to know where everything of everyones is at all times.
I also have pet care duties.
I run a laundry service.
I am a chef in a nearby Kitchen.
I also have dishwashing duties.
I'm a fixer of all things, except any thing mechanical. If you can plug it in I dont fix it.
I have a tutoring service.
I am also a personal shopper.
I also listen to people moan, complain, bitch, and whine all day long.
Hrmm.. I know that's not everything I do but seems good enough Image
If ya haven't guessed yet by the job description I'm a stay at home mom Image

It may not pay cash but the bonuses are the best Image

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Postby Kuurg » Tue Jan 29, 2002 1:56 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Magruk Eat Elf:
<B>I'm a Customer Care and Service Consultant for Qwest.

If you have a problem with phone/dsl/pcs etc.. and live in the Midwest to Western U.S. and call Qwest to bitch and moan, I'm who you'd probably end up talking to. After we transfer you to 20 other people who won't do a damned thing for you. Image
</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Kuurg doesn't think much of Qwest. You guys have crappy ISDN technicians. I do miss doing deep support for HP's remote employees, however. It afforded me plenty of opportunity to mud.
Why I left for a stupid start-up is beyond me.

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Postby Zazure » Tue Jan 29, 2002 2:51 am

Beyond being a mom of two, I am a Radiologic Techonologist.. which is just a fancy name for a x-ray tech. Remember to never anger your x-ray tech. It's amazing how much MORE pain we can put you in.

Zazzy
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Postby Grungar » Tue Jan 29, 2002 4:47 am

Fulltime student, future mad scientist.

Bastards 'round me don't wanna hire me to make science. They don't know what they're missing out on. I got the mad dope crazy fly skeelz, and working on learning Perl so I can claim to do stuff in the areas of bioinformatics. Yeah.

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Postby Gort » Tue Jan 29, 2002 3:30 pm

Magruk, I used to manage Qwests Wireless Direct Sales Large Business Support group.... I likely worked w/ you. But I left one evil empire for another, now I just wanna retire to Tatuine and farm sand...

Toplack
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Postby cherzra » Tue Jan 29, 2002 3:40 pm

I roam around swamps and lurk under bridges. I also poach snakes and dig great troll holes. I'm an expert at ambush and often drag fat humans to my hole where I fight other trolls over who gets the biggest piece. I'm adept at claw-to-claw combat. I'm also skilled at eating slime, especially the resilient kind that you have to chew on.
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Postby Magruk Eat Elf » Tue Jan 29, 2002 5:10 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Kuurg:
<B> Kuurg doesn't think much of Qwest. You guys have crappy ISDN technicians. I do miss doing deep support for HP's remote employees, however. It afforded me plenty of opportunity to mud.
Why I left for a stupid start-up is beyond me.
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What kinda halfwit company uses ISDN anyways? Image DSL is the waive of the future, beats cable in most respects, specially if you have a consistant 7M transfer rate
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Postby Kuurg » Tue Jan 29, 2002 7:29 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Magruk Eat Elf:
<B>
What kinda halfwit company uses ISDN anyways? Image DSL is the waive of the future, beats cable in most respects, specially if you have a consistant 7M transfer rate</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Uh, HP is the halfwit company, and the users were people who had a business need for a reliable/faster than modem connection, yet were too far from a CO to qualify for DSL, or it was not yet available in their area.

Besides, some of these people had these connections for upwards of 5 years, and had not yet switched to something faster. On top of that, we didn't introduce VPN connectivity to HP until mid 2001, so consumer DSL/Cable connectivity was not an option.



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Postby Laxlez » Tue Jan 29, 2002 7:39 pm

Welp.. I'm a full-time student (math and comparative literature major).. Part-Time, I'm in the highest student position at my university's computer helpdesk (my actual title is a bit misleading, Consultant Leader / Admin. Assistant.. it makes it look like I'm an important powerful consultant, while at the same time a secretary, neither of which are true, heh)..
And in the fall, I'll be in law school.. just don't know where yet.. heh
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Postby moritheil » Tue Jan 29, 2002 9:26 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Zazure:
<B>Remember to never anger your x-ray tech. It's amazing how much MORE pain we can put you in.

Zazzy</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

*whimper whimper*
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Postby Saraish Aderilix » Tue Jan 29, 2002 11:17 pm

I am a full time student, currently working on my break as a Mining Engineer, which funnily enough is what I will be in approximately 8 months, and 100 pages time. I get to design dirt farms, coal farms, and also get to blow things up. I enjoy watching things get destroyed by big machines, call me simple minded if you like.

In my ulterior life, I am a Retail Sales Officer [it doesn't come with a badge Image] for Telstra - Australia's largest and most expensive telecommunications companies. Image And when I'm not preaching that cell phone radiation is good for you, i'm at the beach. Or in front of a computer. Unfortunately I don't have the money to invest in a wireless network so I can do both.

--Saraish/Kesta
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Postby Snurgt » Tue Jan 29, 2002 11:34 pm

I sit on lawns.
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Postby Kallinar » Wed Jan 30, 2002 3:15 am

*bows respectfully to the full time mom*

Yer job is quite the hard one. I applaud you in your efforts. Shaping the minds of the furute. Just make sure to keep them from becoming the plastic children my sisters have become (Brittany Spears look-alikes/wannabe's)

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