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What's Your Occupation?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Narz, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Sh3kel

    Sh3kel Emperor

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    Sergeant, Israel Air Force.
     
  2. Ren

    Ren Communist Nazi

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    I'm a phone monkey for a telecommunications company, it's a 2 tier job; doing technical support for various wireless broadband service...and I'm also in a team that manages faults reported on the ADSL network in Australia (can you guess which company I'm with? :D )

    PS that question's mainly for Australians.
     
  3. Corlindale

    Corlindale Emperor

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    High school(well, the danish equivalent, Gymnasium) student for another two months, then hopefully university student after the holidays. Going to study Philosophy and Political Science. Afterwards I might aim for a doctorate in Philosophy, if things goes really, really well. Otherwise I'll stop leeching off the state and get myself a job, most likely as a teacher of some kind.
    My dream is to be a writer one day, preferrably of fiction, but might also be of books on philosophy or political theory.
     
  4. Sashie VII

    Sashie VII Balance of Power

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    I'm a student of Geology.

    Unrealistically, I dreamt of studying creative writing or something like that..writing's always come naturally to me.

    Realistic goal: Hoping to major in Petrology in my final year (another two years :( ), finish on top of my class and count how many companies chase me after I graduate :lol:
     
  5. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Engineer ( a real one, not one of those overglorified programmers :p ), currently working for a hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer. Currently workign as the technical lead in developmentof backup power solutions for telecom and data centres.
     
  6. Mano3

    Mano3 King

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    Military Historian in the US Air Force. I instruct new folks on how to be historians.
     
  7. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    Part-Time Kitchen Porter + Assistant Timber Medial Surveyor.

    I hate doing both, I'm looking for a new job :p
     
  8. squall78

    squall78 Prince

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    Unemployed at the moment, might be helping out a real estate company in the near future. Looking to get into investing. Property prices in Hawaii are too expensive for someone to get started.

    UNREALISTIC: Would like to own the biggest tower in Hawaii. Kinda like the Trump Tower.

    REALISTIC: Drive/Own a bunch of rare exotics. I love to go fast. My dream is to own a Pagani Zonda or something similar.
     
  9. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    I am now changing my occupation, Kroger will be a secondary job soon. I was hired at a telemarketing place which makes those travel brochures [COME VISIT CALIFORNIA! etc...] and sell the ad space. Its full time and the starting pay is about $1.50 more than I make at Kroger after being there for almost two years.
     
  10. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    Soon to be (like in 3 weeks) college graduate, my long-term goal is the Foreign Service, my short-term goal is anything in Washington DC that pays me well enough. Still looking, and the clock is running down . . .
     
  11. Duelingground

    Duelingground AKA Gandalftheredskin

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    I own a small business, a game store, though no electronics. Celebrating my 10th year of existence, and the future is pretty bright.

    I sell games you need people to play with, and mostly just have a good time, all the time.
     
  12. A'AbarachAmadan

    A'AbarachAmadan Deity

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    US Army Soldier! (Comms specifically.) I love comms because you can be anywhere from supporting the front line infantry to sitting in a no-window room in the US managing satellite payloads. Every assignment is different.

    Unrealistic: Retire now and travel the world on an unlimited budget.

    Realistic: Retire in 7-10 years and travel the world on a limited budget. I want to golf and ski on 6 continents and run a marathon on all 7 of them.
     
  13. Oruc

    Oruc Reactionary

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    It's like I'm really in Revleft
    Same as this guy
     
  14. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    Im a student currently. Next year I'll be majoring in Biology and Envi. Science. This summer, if I have time, I might work as a dockman, and basically all I'd be doing is tying boats up to the docks and untying them, and cleaning the marina bathrooms. It would probably be pretty busy because the Chesapeake Bay in the summer has so many boats that go out on the water almost every day. I gave up refereeing sports games after this past year, mainly because it got to be boring, and I was sick of the parents who are complete morons that THINK they know everything about the sport when really most of them are ignorant a-holes that simply like to complain about everything and not accept my calls.

    Someday I hope to get a job related to Biology, obviously thats an extremely broad answer, but I haven't even entered college yet so I have little idea what sort of Biology Im gonna like the best. Right now Im thinkin something with genetics cause there are so many applications for it.
     
  15. YNCS

    YNCS Ex-bubblehead

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    I'm presently an accounting manager at a casino.

    Before that, I was a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. I was a submarine Yeoman (admin and personnel specialist).
     
  16. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    I'm a web app. developer and a database programmer. I work at the Office of the Registrar at a University and write tools for the staff and students to make their lives easier: applications for bursaries/scholarships/work study, back-ends to analyze/process the data (ie. email all grad students who haven't been emailed yet to tell them that their loan is in, print out dynamically generated PDFs, book appointments, etc.), make surveys and backends for those, roll over existing applications, maintain them, retrieve data and generate spreadsheets for people should they need it - if it's related to one of the applications I'm responsible for... Stuff like that!

    The tools I use for my job are Coldfusion for server-side scripting, Javascript for client-side scripting. DOM/CSS/HTML/XML for the basics, SQL Server and Oracle databases, most recently AJAX, and Photoshop for graphics.

    My favourite aspect of this job is the creative control I get - I have about 15 projects on the go at any given time; I am basically free to take them in any direction I choose. So say I come in Tuesday morning, it's a slow day and there are no deadlines on the radar, I might load up a pet project and work on that the whole day.. put on my headphones, crank up the house music, and code away!

    I'm lucky - I really enjoy my job.

    PS: I also do freelance work on the side, and know stuff like C, C++, Java, ASP, PHP, JSP, plus other stuff nobody could possibly care about like COBOL, Mathlab (tried to write voice-recognition software in Mathlab once - it was a disaster), Modula-3, Pascal, Turing, Basic :)goodjob:). I focus on web development but I could really jump into any sort of development environment and feel comfortable. So if you need something made and have lots of money, I'm your man ;) /endplug
     
  17. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    I am planning to apply for summer help at Staples to stock shelves and other longistics work in the store (Pricing, stocking, and shipping).
     
  18. jamiethearcher

    jamiethearcher President of Canmerica!

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    Student at Law School. I work part time as a law clerk, and will move to full time hours over the summer.
     
  19. ZiP!

    ZiP! Warlord

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    Dental surgeon (still a student, Doctorate in 2 yrs... i'm still leeching from my parent now...[pimp])
    Basically : I pull teeth out and selectively forget to apply aneasthisics... :hammer: :evil:
     
  20. Sashie VII

    Sashie VII Balance of Power

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    Man you're definitely one dental surgeon I never want to see :lol:
     

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