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Title: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JediMAC on January 13, 2003, 03:02 PM
Just curious what all you Jedi Defender forum surfers out there do in the real world in terms of your profession...

As for me, I do Music Royalties Auditing.  I work for a firm that specializes in auditing the major record companies (Sony, Universal, Warner Bros., Capitol, EMI, etc.) on behalf of many of your favorite singers, bands, songwriters, and musicians.  Basically, we just scope out the record company's books, find all of the money that they're hiding or have just underpaid to the respective artist, put a report together with our findings, submit it, and get the artist a FAT chunk of change in settlement compensation (as if they're not all rich enough already - but who's counting).

We haven't done anything Star Wars related yet, but we were in negotiations to pick up John Williams as one of our clients last year, and it seemed to be a done deal, but I believe things fell through at the very last minute - likely due to the already huge backlog of work that we had at the time.  Though it hasn't come to fruition yet, from what I've heard, the partners at my firm are still trying to work out a deal with his people.  Now that would be totally sweet if I could audit his stuff!  Talk about some job satisfaction...

So if any of you know someone in the music business, and/or who's had a record hit the Billboard charts and wants to get back some of what is rightfully theirs, give me a shout!
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: BobaShek on January 13, 2003, 05:51 PM
...I'm a student. ;D

Speaking of that, I have to start studying for my Midterm Exams. :(
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JediMAC on January 13, 2003, 07:56 PM
...I'm a student. ;D

Speaking of that, I have to start studying for my Midterm Exams. :(
What kind of student are you BobaShek (what level)?  High School, college, graduate?  If one of the latter two, what's your major and what school do you attend?

Good luck on your midterms!
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Becky on January 13, 2003, 11:28 PM
I work full-time as a grocery store manager, which is always interesting.  I work the night shift, so I work with all teenagers.  They are all very entertaining.
Then, I take pictures in my spare time.  I do weddings and senior portraits. I like to keep myself busy.
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Darth Paul on January 14, 2003, 12:37 AM
I work as a grip on film sets in Hollywood North (T.O.)
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: BobaShek on January 14, 2003, 04:37 PM
JediMAC: I'm just a lowly Sophmore in High School as of now. :) I'm in advanced placement classes, so our Midterms and, basically, tests in general are wicked hard.


...Oh, and thank you. :)
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Angry Ewok on January 16, 2003, 07:58 AM
Senior in High School... Advanced Conceptual Physics is kicking my ass.  :-X
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Scott on January 16, 2003, 10:52 AM
I just threw away all of my High School Physics notes...aw good times ;)

I am a Chemical Engineer.  I work for some pretty big Chemical Companies as a Consultant..  My company designs Chemical Process systems which go into plants which make intermediaries which are then used to make final products at packaging facilities.  My job entails designing and specifying the components that go into the systems...pumps, reactors, tanks, piping and instrumentation, valves, gauges

If you have seen Robocop where the dude gets eaten by acid...that basically where our stuff goes.  I work with some of the deadliest acids on the planet and so making sure everything is chemically compatible and propely sized and functions right is critical.  I love my job, it is fun and a challenge every day.  There has been a huge slowdown in the Chemical processing community in the US in general the last 4 years so if I continue to do this forever is the real question.

The nice thing is having a ChemE degree means I can work for a ton of different industires...Food, Pharmacuetical, Pulp/Paper, Petroleum, Power Plants etc etc  
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JediMAC on January 16, 2003, 01:41 PM
JediMAC: I'm just a lowly Sophmore in High School as of now. :)
Nothing lowly about it BobaShek!  Some of us old farts 'round here would give our left n*t to go back in time and spend a few days in the tenth grade again.  Those were some good times back then!  Enjoy it while you can - 'cause the "real world" and all of its mind boggling responsibilities awaits you a few years down the road...

Of course, you could always stretch out your college career for a good 8 or 9 years like I did, and it should make things much funner and easier for you.  Until you meet your wife that is, and she starts asking about your career, finances, etc.  Hmmm, bad advice I'm giving you.  Maybe you should just GET BACK TO YOUR STUDIES, so you can better support that future family of yours!!!   Well, what are you waiting for...???  Chop, chop!   ;)
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Reconsgt on January 20, 2003, 10:38 AM
I work in product development at a nutracutical company. We come up with the formulations for vitamin and natural health supplements. I have been here for 5 years. The work is interesting.  We are currently one of the top 10 in the US and are sold world wide.
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Darth Kenobi on February 19, 2003, 07:44 PM
I'm a college student and work at a grocery store.  
I haven't decided on a major yet, not sure what I want to pick but I need to soon (been there to long 5 years :o ).  
As my job I used to be a courtesy clerk bagging your groceries, getting carts, and being the goppher of the store (do this do that).  In November I started doing Trash which basically means I picvk up after nightcrew (boxes and stuff they leave on the floors at 4 am) and just last week I became one the liqour clerk and doing misc. things before our store opens.  The only thing that sucks is the hours 12am, 1 am, 2 am, and 4 am each morning almost.

Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on February 27, 2003, 08:50 AM
Well I do computers and photography. I've worked the past 5 years in the computer dept/helpdesk for the largest jeans maker (hint*NOT levis) but we're gettingl ayed off in May so they can give our jobs to an Indian (as in India) computer company "to save money".
But I do all kinds of computer hardware/software installs, upgrades, fixes etc.
And I am a photographer, I do weddings, portrait shots, if you need a picture -  I have the camera!
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: SilverZ on February 27, 2003, 05:15 PM
Great topic and really nice to know everyone here a little better.

As for me, I work as a producer at one of the larger videogame publishers - not EA big, but we produce and publish lots of titles that are recognizable, and some actually don't suck.

My day consists of interfacing with programmers, artists, and designers on the day-to-day tasks of building games for Xbox, PS2, and Gameboy Advance. It's partly creative, with input on design, story, and art direction, but also includes plenty of tracking of assets from film companies, contracts, budgets, and internal politics. Right now I'm working on a kid's game based on a new Mike Meyers movie and a street racing title with a company in Japan, also based on a movie.

The street racing title is going to have lots of music from known recording artists in it. Maybe one day JediMAC and I will have issues, and I can say:

"Obviously, we can not settle this with our knowledge of contracts, but with our skills... with a LIGHTSABER."  
 :)
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JediMAC on February 27, 2003, 08:59 PM
The street racing title is going to have lots of music from known recording artists in it. Maybe one day JediMAC and I will have issues, and I can say:

"Obviously, we can not settle this with our knowledge of contracts, but with our skills... with a LIGHTSABER."  :)
Just watch it there with those music royalties bub!  We've been known to go after some of those video game titles in our artist audits before...

Though I must admit that my company has never settled any music royalty discrepancies through the use of a lightsaber though.  Interesting idea...  I'll have to run it by the partners here, as it may just speed up a few of our settlement processes!   ;)

I can tell you that the Jedi mind trick has unfortunately never worked on any record company folks before though...  :(
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: dustrho on March 4, 2003, 10:03 PM
Where to begin here.  I recently terminated my employment with Global Computer Supplies (http://www.globalcomputer.com), and was an Account Executive (basically a sales rep).  So, I'm currently unemployed and searching for a job.  I worked at Global Computer for 2 years.  Ever since 9/11 the spending for companies has drastically decreased, which also killed my commissions.  Wasn't making a whole lot of money there since then.

Before that I was a Network Administrator for Citibank in Chicago, and prior to that was a Lotus Notes Certified Professional for McDonalds' headquarters in the Chicago burbs.  Also did helpdesk/phone support there too.

But for now, I'm trying to find a good job doing just about anything.  Graduated with a B.A. in Journalims (TV background), but have failed trying to find a job in that field.  Would love to get back into that though (been about 7 years since I graduated from college).

Anyone hiring in the Chicagoland area???  LOL!   :P
Title: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Obi-Juan on March 8, 2003, 06:32 AM
I'm a Police Officer (http://www.jeffpylenz.com/JP's%20Incredimail/Incredimail%20Smileys/Smiley%20Co/SMILEYS/People/cop.gif) and am currently assigned as the Gang Unit Detective for my Department.  

(http://www.jeffpylenz.com/JP's%20Incredimail/6.8.02%20SMILEYS/SMILEY%206.8.02%20all%20sorts_files/image057.gif)
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: dustrho on March 8, 2003, 11:33 AM
I'm a Police Officer (http://www.jeffpylenz.com/JP's%20Incredimail/Incredimail%20Smileys/Smiley%20Co/SMILEYS/People/cop.gif) and am currently assigned as the Gang Unit Detective for my Department.  

(http://www.jeffpylenz.com/JP's%20Incredimail/6.8.02%20SMILEYS/SMILEY%206.8.02%20all%20sorts_files/image057.gif)

I bet that's an awesome job!  For the last months I've been wanting to become a police officer.  Unfortunately the city I live in has one job requirement to become one... you must possess a Criminal Justice or Criminology degree.  That's something I don't have.   :(
Title: What do you do?
Post by: Obi-Juan on March 8, 2003, 08:53 PM
Yeah.....being a cop kicks mega @$$!!!  I love it!  I wouldn't want to do anything else.  The job is different every day and that is what I love about it.   Try moving to another city (I know....easier said that done).  But some cities don't require a degree.  You can get that later with tuition assistance from your department.   :)
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 8, 2003, 09:02 PM
Well Obi-Juan, were almost in the same boat.
I work in Corrections. You bust them & I keep them.  ;D
BTW, in the pic of you, looks like you have a Glock on your belt.  8)
Title: Re:What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: dustrho on March 8, 2003, 11:55 PM
BTW, in the pic of you, looks like you have a Glock on your belt.  8)

I happened to notice that too..
Title: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Obi-Juan on March 9, 2003, 07:03 AM
Glock Model 22 (full size) .40 caliber.  Gold Dot ammunition, 15 round magazine plus one in the chamber.   ;D  Oh yeah, I love my Glock.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Snively Bandar on May 9, 2003, 09:19 PM
I'm a bank teller!  Get to count and sort through other people's money all day.  Too bad none of it's mine!   :-\
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: FX-7 on May 19, 2003, 02:17 PM
I work at the local gas station nights...it sucks but what do you do
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Nicklab on May 19, 2003, 04:44 PM
I work in brodacast television as an Editor.  I also work on feeds coming in from remote locations where we have news crews.

I piece the material together so that it makes sense to the viewer at home.  It can get kind of hectic, like during the war, but it's rewarding in that you're providing a service to the community.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: MisterPL on May 19, 2003, 04:46 PM
I'm an art director and freelance illustrator. I don't own a Glock, but I do have a Wacom tablet and I know how to use it.  8)
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Jesse James on May 19, 2003, 05:25 PM
I'm Jesse James...

Gigalo, and Professional Monkey Wrangler.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Jango Fettish on May 19, 2003, 05:56 PM
I'm in business for myself, with my girlfriend. I'm an Auto Accessories Recycler.

Basically what I do is make runs to auto salvage yards, run in with a fistfull of money, and walk out with some high dollar parts.

i.e. I invested $100 1 week and made a $600 profit.  ;D

It's alot of fun, it pays all my bills, I set my own hours, I am never late for work, I can;t get fired, and I get to be my own boss!
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JediMAC on May 19, 2003, 06:33 PM
I'm Jesse James...

Gigalo, and Professional Monkey Wrangler.

Which pays better?  What type of schooling or experience is necessary to get into the Monkey Wrangling business?  And is the Gigalo gig more like what was in Richard Gere's American Gigolo movie, or more like SNL's Rob Schneider's Deuce Bigalow flick?

By Jango Fettish:
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It's alot of fun, it pays all my bills, I set my own hours, I am never late for work, I can't get fired, and I get to be my own boss!

That's very cool Cory!  Wish I could set something up like that...  My job is often not very fun, doesn't pay enough of my bills, often lasts me a good 12+ hours a day, I'm ALWAYS late to work, I can get fired (though I doubt that would happen), and my boss is often a totally reprehensible PRICK!   >:(

Yeah, auto part salvaging is looking mighty fine to me right now too!!!   8)

By MisterPL:
Quote
I'm an art director and freelance illustrator.  I don't own a Glock, but I do have a Wacom tablet and I know how to use it.

 ;D

(still waiting to see your cool Sandcrawler idea John!)   :-*
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: jara19 on May 19, 2003, 06:42 PM
I'm a criminal justice major at Georgia State University and work part time as a CSM at Wal- Mart.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Membraneman on May 19, 2003, 06:56 PM
Cool topic. Always nice to see what other collectors do for a living.

I have a Sub Contracting buisness. I specialize in Epoxy
and Urethane Waterproofing coatings. Mainly Parkades with some Wharehouse work. In the buisness we call it "membrane", hence my user name... ;D

I also dabble in Concrete restoration. We remove old
broken, wornout, concrete from parkades and replace
it with new.  It's a never ending cycle here due to the
Salt used in the winter. It corrodes the concrete in no time.

I've been in this buisness going on 20 years. I'm at the point now that I just supervise my guys and only get in the "dirt" when my knowlege and expertise is needed.
But this still means long days as the working "outdoor"
season here is short so we have to get as much done in a relatively short period of time.

Plus my wife works me like a dog when I'm at home, LOL
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student, etc.)?
Post by: JediMAC on May 19, 2003, 07:18 PM
Plus my wife works me like a dog when I'm at home, LOL

Yeah, but don't all wives do that?!   :P  Comes with the territory the second you say "I do."   ;D

Kind of an ultimatum around our house:  "If you want to buy another $100 worth of Star Wars toys, you better be doing A, B, and C for me to make up for it!!!"   :-X   ;)
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JediMAC on June 6, 2003, 05:50 PM
Today's my 5-year anniversary here at my auditing gig!  Can't believe I've been here that long!

Maybe some of the newer JD'ers could chime on in here as well!  So, whatchya'll do out there in the "real world", eh...?
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Sith Lord Cosmo on June 6, 2003, 06:32 PM
I'm a first year law student.  I haven't decided what kind of law I'm going to specialize in yet.  I'm leaning to sports and/or entertainment law.  I wasn't smart enough to pick a useful major in undergrad, so I pretty much had to go to grad school

In addition, I work as a clerk/courier for a local law firm.  Its a pretty easy job.  For the most part I just make copies and delivery papers to court.  Boring, but its good experience
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Darby on June 6, 2003, 08:23 PM
I'm a writer.  Struggling artist.  Starving artist.   ;D

I've had a couple almost deals fall through on me in the last year.  It's very discouraging but this is what I was put here to do, so I just have to keep on keeping on.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Diddly on June 6, 2003, 09:07 PM
I start High School in August.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Hung Solow on June 7, 2003, 12:29 AM
I'm an organ grinder.  I bought a little monkey, went out to the country, and fed him some gingerbread.  I had to retire from being a pipe layer.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Batman on June 7, 2003, 12:41 AM
student ::)......out for the summer ;D!
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: hansloroll on June 7, 2003, 02:21 AM
Carpentry pays most of the bills.Working in a bar covers the slack remaining from my insatiable lust for the plastic men I grew up with and am currently growing less enamored of.As can be evidenced in the pic thread I also do prosthetic makeups and I am an artist .I draw sculpt and paint in the fine art vein not this modern crap.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: sp00ky on June 7, 2003, 10:43 AM
I am a support tech for a wireless company.  I used to drive around in a truck testing the network, which I loved, sortof like the Candian version of the Verizon guy. "Can you hear me now eh?".

Now I sit at a desk in our NOC (Network Operations Center) which I hate.  Mainly because I am not in the field, it is a LOT more stressful, no extra money, office politics sucks, and people blame me for stuff that isn't my fault.. all day long!

Other than that its a good company with kick ass benifits, which is a major reason I put up with all the crap.  Having 2 little kids would be expensive if I had to pay for all those prescriptions, dental work etc. etc.!

Scott
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on June 9, 2003, 11:33 AM
I'm an Art Director in the adult publishing industry, though I also work as a freelance Graphic Designer/Illustrator. I'm looking to move into (mainstream) package design very soon. I started working at this company about 3 years ago (straight out of college) just for the health insurance while I looked for a mainstream job. However, in this economy it seems lucky just to have a job.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Darth Broem on June 9, 2003, 12:10 PM
I currently work in the mutual funds area for "a good neighbor that is always there."     In fact 1 in 5 of you have car insurance with the compay I work for :)
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Mikey D on June 9, 2003, 12:51 PM
I'm an estimator for a construction company in Boston.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Karma on June 10, 2003, 09:45 AM
I'm an aircraft mechanic and part-time martial arts instructor.
Also working on Master's Degree.
-Karma
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Franny Glass on June 10, 2003, 09:09 PM
 I am an Editor/Technical Writer. I think that's about the only thing one can do with a degree in Medieval literature.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: E.Z. on June 10, 2003, 11:35 PM
My wife and I run a daycare that has 9 kids aged 1-4. It's a tough gig but very rewarding. Though it can be kind of sad to know we often witness the babies first steps before the parents do.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: amarsella on June 11, 2003, 01:21 AM
I'm an in house Programmer/Developer for Whole Foods Market. We're the nation's largest Natural and Organic supermarket chain.

...And I don't mind telling you I love my job.
Title: What's Your Job?
Post by: Pistol Pete on May 24, 2004, 10:48 AM
I work for a small company that produces electrical motors.  We sell mostly to GE who relabels our motors for theirs
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Scott on May 24, 2004, 11:00 AM
Just merged your new thread with this old one Pistol Pete
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Mainland05 on May 24, 2004, 01:49 PM
I am a student, currently starting vacation! ;D

I work at McDonalds! ;D
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Scott on May 24, 2004, 01:56 PM
Hey Mainland, how have the new Adult Happy Meals been selling?
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 24, 2004, 02:05 PM
Rumor has it they sell fairly well in certain areas, particularly with the elderly.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: stormie on May 24, 2004, 03:30 PM
What's the toy/pack-in for an adult Happy Meal? When I was a kid, that was pretty much the only reason I'd want one. What's the big draw for an adult Happy Meal? Whoops, forgot I'm posting on a toy-collecting site.  :P

Getting back to the topic, I'm an editor for a chemical research company. Basically, I edit (and conduct research for) large reports that detail the manufacturing processes, production, supply/demand, trade, etc. for major and minor commodity chemicals. Or a better translation...just try to stay awake during the day.  ;)



Geez, there are a lot of old threads!
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Darth Kenobi on May 24, 2004, 05:31 PM
What's the toy/pack-in for an adult Happy Meal? When I was a kid, that was pretty much the only reason I'd want one. What's the big draw for an adult Happy Meal? Whoops, forgot I'm posting on a toy-collecting site.  :P

Getting back to the topic, I'm an editor for a chemical research company. Basically, I edit (and conduct research for) large reports that detail the manufacturing processes, production, supply/demand, trade, etc. for major and minor commodity chemicals. Or a better translation...just try to stay awake during the day.  ;)



Geez, there are a lot of old threads!

The "Toy" for the adult happy meals is a step counter (I'm not sure what its actually called) that you place on you and it counts how many steps you take in the day.  

Also to add to what my job is I'm still working in the gocery store but now work as a Sales Specialist which pays me more then my current job as a Courtesy Clerk which I went back to after a few weeks of on my previous post in this thread.  The hours are a lot better then working nights as will.  
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Rob on May 24, 2004, 10:08 PM
I work in the art department of a visual effects/animation studio in Dallas.  We do lots of commercial work, and lots of work with Hasbro.  We're about to wrap production on the full length GI Joe movie Valor Vs. Venom.

I started there a year ago as a lowly intern working for free, but am now on a 1 year contract and have gotten a chance to learn and start working my way up.   Now I'm working more hands on in preproduction work for commercials, making animatics, etc...In july I'll be running outpost editing on....ready for this...

Three Star Wars commercials.  

Eventually I hope to learn a lot of editing, compositing and visual effects.

Check out the website:   www.reelfx.com
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Diddly on May 25, 2004, 01:44 AM
I just finished my (dull) freshman year of high school, so I am a student.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 5, 2005, 01:26 PM
I was interested in starting a thread like this - just curious to know what everyone does when they're not collecting.  It's neat to see such a wide range of jobs and studies that are somehow linked by an interest in Star Wars toys.

I'm a pharmacist.  Yup, professional drug dealer.  You want some good stuff, come to me.   ;)

I will have been doing this for 3 years as of May this year.  I'm currently working in an Extra Foods, which is a member company of the Loblaws/Westfair corporation in Canada.  My job is usually slower than what most pharmacists endure because we are a quieter store.  There are 3 pharmacies in my town of 5000, and 2 of them are located within 1/2 a block of the only medical clinic in town.  On the other hand, we are located on the outskirts of town, so most people use the other pharmacies simply out of convenience.

The pay is good and my hours are flexible.  These are the 2 main reasons for me doing this job because I only work 24 hours a week and spend the rest of my time at home with my 3 year old daughter.  She is my reason for being!   :)

Do I like my work?  Not really, a lot of people still have the mentality that a pharmacy is no different than a fast food joint, but I better digress.  However, it pays the bills and my manager is flexible with switching hours.

It took me 8 years of schooling to get here, 4 years of my B.Sc. studies in Biochemistry and then another 4 to complete my B.S.P.  My original plan was to use my Biochemistry degree to work in the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) forensics lab, but they've been downsizing the last few years.  So I realized that my first degree wasn't going to get what I wanted, and decided that Pharmacy what be an adequate way to use some of my education.  And here I am.

Would anyone else like to enlighten us?  (But without rambling on nearly as long as I did  ::))
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Ben on February 5, 2005, 01:29 PM
Hey, can you hook me up with some Vicodin?
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: jokabofe on February 5, 2005, 04:32 PM
Oh man.... where do I begin?

I work full time in a mom & pop electronics store as the assistant manager/movies & music buyer. I also tend bar when I have some free time at a bar that one of my friends works at. I have a small home based business where I do website design and programming (mostly Java, since I'm a certified Java Developer), as well as some freelance design work for a few different firms. I'm also a "working" musician, in the sense that I have a band that is doing some recording for a record label currently, and we are doing some live shows on a semi-regular basis - and getting paid for it.

I also take some classes in computer programming/new media design at the local community college. But I skipped last semester due to lack of time (geez, I've only got 4 jobs  ::) ) and I'll probably skip the upcoming one as well.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Angry Ewok on February 5, 2005, 04:37 PM
I'm a full time student, working towards my Commercial Arts degree. I'm currently looking for a part-time job, and I'm always looking to do commission stuff.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Jim on February 5, 2005, 05:22 PM
I'm a Mech Engineer for Kraft Foods.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 5, 2005, 10:31 PM
Hey, can you hook me up with some Vicodin?

I'm a dentist.  Yes I can.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Hemish on February 5, 2005, 11:02 PM
Work for a large land developer selling land, so i guess i'm a real estate salesman  eek!!
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Ben on February 6, 2005, 04:15 AM
Hey, can you hook me up with some Vicodin?

I'm a dentist.  Yes I can.

Sweet.
I got some after I injured my elbow once, and I liked the feeling.

I work for a caibnet manufacturer. I build doors, cut mitered parts, and tell people what to do. Pretty good for blue-collar work, but it's teaching me that I should really quit and go to school.  Or pull a road-scholar thing. That'd be great.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Mikey D on February 7, 2005, 10:49 AM
I'm an estimator for a construction company in Boston.

Job is the same, company is different.  Working on a wider variety of projects now.  Old company was pretty much hotels, dorms and apartment buildings.   New company is a little bit of everything.  Hotels, office buildings, lab space, hospitals, etc.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Jim on February 7, 2005, 05:06 PM
I'm an estimator for a construction company in Boston.

Job is the same, company is different.  Working on a wider variety of projects now.  Old company was pretty much hotels, dorms and apartment buildings.   New company is a little bit of everything.  Hotels, office buildings, lab space, hospitals, etc.

Please dont tell me you were involved in the Big Dig Mike ;D
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on February 7, 2005, 06:32 PM
jokabofe,

You just got four jobs man...what is wrong with you lazy blood clot!
Remember In Living Colour, you got a lot of jobs ;D bud!

I am shoulder high in corporate America.  I am an operations manager for the largest independent mortgage / financial company with a little over 30K employees.  I manage two groups of 10 employees and we are in the business of client relations / vendor management.

Best part about it was I bought a house in AZ and within two weeks was advised that my company was moving to the same state in fact 30 min. from my house.  To boot, I was recently promoted to my current position.

DBK 
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JediMAC on February 7, 2005, 07:05 PM
jokabofe,

You just got four jobs man...what is wrong with you lazy blood clot!
Remember In Living Colour, you got a lot of jobs ;D bud!

Funny, but that's the exact same thing I thought of when I read Dave's post, Matthew!  Funny skit that was...   ;D
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on February 7, 2005, 09:46 PM
I work for a large insurance company in the dental health department. 
Don't hate me, Dressel...
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Mikey D on February 8, 2005, 07:26 AM

Please dont tell me you were involved in the Big Dig Mike ;D

Nope.  What a cluster**** that thing was still is.  Brilliant idea - moving the traffic underground.  If nobody sees it, it's not there, right?  ::)
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Morgbug on February 8, 2005, 01:00 PM

Brilliant idea - moving the traffic underground.  If nobody sees it, it's not there, right?  ::)

You sir, have a grasp of exactly how politicians think.  There's a rug, let's sweep something under it, costs be damned
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 12, 2005, 05:16 PM
I work for a large insurance company in the dental health department. 
Don't hate me, Dressel...

Anti-dentite!!
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: iFett on February 12, 2005, 07:40 PM
I'm like your good neighbor. 

That's all I'm saying.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Ben on February 13, 2005, 02:10 AM
Insurance salesman?
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: jkno on February 13, 2005, 04:11 AM
university assistant and radio programmer (at least until this month, when I gave up radio)
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 13, 2005, 05:22 AM
I'm like your good neighbor. 

That's all I'm saying.

State Farm is there!!
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Famine on February 13, 2005, 09:09 AM
Unemployed-For now. I have a shot at this job, where I'd work days of long, hard hours, but the pay off would be oh so sweet.

Kevin
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on February 13, 2005, 10:40 AM
I work for a large insurance company in the dental health department. 
Don't hate me, Dressel...

Anti-dentite!!

I'm the caries to your enamel, I know...  ;)
And if infinitifett has dental through work I could give him his coverage info....
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Angry Ewok on February 14, 2005, 06:13 PM
Well I'm no longer unemployed. I found an editor/designer position avaliable for a local newsletter. It's a big deal to me, the pay is really nice, but the best part is that the hours are completely up to me - AND I can work at home.

I also may be seeing some freelance work making ads for a local business (coffee shop), I hope.

Yay.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: CHEWIE on February 14, 2005, 07:18 PM
Congrats Brad - is this the one you mentioned on the phone?  Awesome!

As for me, I am a project director at a market research data collection company.  I manage projects that companies need done on new products that may or may not come out on the market.  Pretty interesting stuff.  Been there 10 months now, and got my review today - Overall Superior!  I was pretty happy about it.   Now, how about a $1000.00 bonus to help me buy the ROTS toys.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Darth Kenobi on August 24, 2006, 08:22 PM
Starting monday I'm going to be work for the City of LA, as a Clerk.  Tommorrow will be my last day of working at Vons, which was a okay job but wasn't something I wanted to keep on doing for years.  Hopefully I will pass my 6 months probation so I will be able to stay with the city for a long time.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Famine on August 24, 2006, 08:45 PM
I cook full time (40 plus hours a week) at a resturant.

Kevin
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Jediknight760071 on August 24, 2006, 09:15 PM
Used to work at Michaels Arts and Crafts but since I quit I've been pretty swamped in schoolwork. This summer wasn't any bit of a break as I had many assignments to do for a class I'm taking this upcoming fall, but I do plan on focusing completely on school this year. No work unless I can get into Borders maybe Friday and Saturday nights.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 24, 2006, 10:41 PM
I'm still pushing drugs.  It's a great job since I changed companies and am working with some much better people.  8)
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 24, 2006, 10:55 PM
This month marks my 13 and a half year mark for being in the Air Force.  I started out enlisted as a RADAR/Electronic Warfare specialist and worked my way up to the rank of Staff Sgt.

I finished my degree and went to OTS in 2002 with a change in jobs to Space and Missile Officer.  I'm in the 3rd year of my 4 year missile tour and hoping to do some work with satellites next, hopefully with the GPS constellation.  I'm currently a 1st Lt and next month I'll be promoted to Captain.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Chris M on August 25, 2006, 06:46 AM
Fun job Matt.  Do you get to spend days on end with the SP's down in the silo's?  I never got the "joy" of missile field duty, but I did spend quiet a bit of time watching fighters sit on the flightline and checking ID's at the front gate.

Anyway, I teach 8th grade US History.  This is my 6th year doing that and for the most part I love it even though I'm beat at the end of the day.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Madcow on August 25, 2006, 09:57 AM
I'm a bank teller!  Get to count and sort through other people's money all day.  Too bad none of it's mine!   :-\

Hey I do the same thing, sort of. My position is a little of that and a little of covering the manager's postion, which ever they need most. I get to travel a bit which is nice except when i'm stuck going to the ghetto...
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 25, 2006, 10:16 AM
Fun job Matt.  Do you get to spend days on end with the SP's down in the silo's?  I never got the "joy" of missile field duty, but I did spend quiet a bit of time watching fighters sit on the flightline and checking ID's at the front gate.

Anyway, I teach 8th grade US History.  This is my 6th year doing that and for the most part I love it even though I'm beat at the end of the day.

If you think my current job is fun Chris....I'm really overselling it, but yes, that's what I do now.

I augmented the SF when I was in Kuwait and also up in Alaska after 9-11.  Nothing like being a gate guard at -45 degrees and counting rivets in KC-135's.  (There's 2,342 if you're wondering.)
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: jedipurge on August 25, 2006, 03:37 PM
Full-time at an insurance company, running a paper inserting machine for checks and claims.  Part-time at a major newpaper making plates to run on the presses.  And full-time father and husband.  Good thing about the insurance company is i'm all by myself and as long as the machinery is running properly i have time for myself to read, customize SW figures, or play on the internet.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JediMAC on August 26, 2006, 01:51 PM
Starting monday I'm going to be work for the City of LA, as a Clerk.  Tommorrow will be my last day of working at Vons, which was a okay job but wasn't something I wanted to keep on doing for years.  Hopefully I will pass my 6 months probation so I will be able to stay with the city for a long time.

Congrats on the new job, Tom.  Good luck with your probationary period, and hopefully it turns into a new career for you!

- M
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Logray2776 on August 26, 2006, 09:22 PM
Well since I was finally able to relieve myself from retail completely, I have finally got  a job working for a software company at the help desk, trouble shooting the software for retail sites. Ironic isnt it?
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: TK2320 on August 26, 2006, 11:04 PM
I'm a Healthcare Architect
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: name on August 26, 2006, 11:56 PM
I work in student life at a university.

I'm also about 1/3 of the way through my doctorate....ah...classes resume on Wednesday!
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Chris on August 27, 2006, 12:58 AM
I'm a Microsoft Sys admin/Cisco network engineer.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Diddly on August 27, 2006, 01:35 AM
I'm a Senior in High School...
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Jediknight760071 on August 27, 2006, 05:00 AM
I work in student life at a university.

I'm also about 1/3 of the way through my doctorate....ah...classes resume on Wednesday!

Sweet! What major?
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Tracy on August 27, 2006, 04:39 PM
I am a domestic engineer, a nurse, a psychiatrist, a teacher, a hostage negotiator, a judge and jury, a chef, a magician, a juggler, an acrobat, a costumer, a cab driver and a dispenser of hugs and kisses. :)
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JoshEEE on August 28, 2006, 03:59 PM
I work on the Xbox, where I like to think I'm helping to make small children fat and lazy every day. It's my little contribution to society, which I've been trying to keep up since I was a pizza delivery guy many years ago.  As for the video game industry, it's different than several IT companies I've worked for in the past, but it's still actual work.  When I'm bragging, I like to tell people that I got tired of not being paid to play games for a living so I remedied that by moving to a job where I can.  In reality, most of my work still takes place on computers. ;D

In the Tamidala spirit, I suppose I'm also a chauffer, lawn boy, Kozmo.com delivery guy, handyman and dispenser of hugs and kisses for my bride.  ;D
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Jediknight760071 on August 28, 2006, 05:08 PM
And a Radio DJ. ;)

Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Dr. Zoltar on August 28, 2006, 06:21 PM
I'm the manager/supervisor/lead of the Quality Assurance department for a software company in Washington State.  Not THE software company so many people know about, just A software company.  It's a good gig and I like being the boss.

 ;D
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JoshEEE on August 28, 2006, 06:24 PM
Quote
And a Radio DJ.

Not as frequently as I used to back in the day. My little wannabe show is probably outshined by a billion podcasters these days, but it's still a fun hobby from time to time. 
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Sprry75 on September 3, 2006, 06:17 PM
I'm a lawyer.  I've been doing it for three years, and finally worked my way from the dark side of defending evil insurance companies to representing victims of medical malpractice.  I love it, but it can be really sad at times, especially in birth injury cases.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Vator on September 3, 2006, 10:45 PM
High School Student, Columnist
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 4, 2006, 12:44 AM
I'm a lawyer.  I've been doing it for three years, and finally worked my way from the dark side of defending evil insurance companies to representing victims of medical malpractice.  I love it, but it can be really sad at times, especially in birth injury cases.

Sad, yes, but more rewarding other times I'm guessing?
Title: What do you do for a living?
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 9, 2008, 05:43 PM
I'm an applications engineer for a major bank with the initials BOA.  ;)
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Smartypants1635 on April 9, 2008, 06:21 PM
I'm currently in my 4th quarter of my junior year of highschool. I do Computer repair on the side now, and I have started doing some props and replica work out of my basement(of course I haven't finished any of my prototype products yet, Ill update some posts in the Prop section when I get some finished)

Adam
Title: Re: What do you do for a living?
Post by: iFett on April 9, 2008, 11:44 PM
I'm an applications engineer for a major bank with the initials BOA.  ;)

I work for a company that supplies products for your customers.   ;)   - back at'cha
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 10, 2008, 12:00 AM
This month marks my 13 and a half year mark for being in the Air Force.  I started out enlisted as a RADAR/Electronic Warfare specialist and worked my way up to the rank of Staff Sgt.

I finished my degree and went to OTS in 2002 with a change in jobs to Space and Missile Officer.  I'm in the 3rd year of my 4 year missile tour and hoping to do some work with satellites next, hopefully with the GPS constellation.  I'm currently a 1st Lt and next month I'll be promoted to Captain.

I thought I should update this since I do have a new assignment and I'm currently in training to be an operator and crew commander for operating the GPS constellation.

For all of you with a Garmin...you're welcome.   :D
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: ruiner on April 10, 2008, 09:33 AM
I am a loan officer who specializes in high-risk adjustable rate mortgages.  I haven't slept in over three years but the pay is great!

Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: evenflow on April 10, 2008, 10:58 AM
I am a mental health counselor, working my way to open my own practice. In addition to my regular full time counseling gig, I counsel part time in a private psychiatrist office. 
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 10, 2008, 10:59 AM
I am a loan officer who specializes in high-risk adjustable rate mortgages.  I haven't slept in over three years but the pay is great!


Our department has to figure out how to model and pay your crappy RMBS deals.  ;)

Shortfalls are the bain of my existance right now.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Chris M on April 11, 2008, 11:33 AM
Well, next year I'll still be teaching, but a different assignment.  I decided I had had enough of the stress of teaching a state mandated tested subject...US History.  I love US History, but I'm tired of the test stress.  So next year I'll drop down form 8th grade to 7th grade and teach Texas History.  No state tests and the kids don't yet have a chip of their shoulder.  BTW, it's also the Gifted/Talented and Honors kids so I'm really excited I won't have to spend so much time babysitting and can actually teach.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JediJman on April 14, 2008, 01:51 AM
I work in market research to evaluate impact of pricing changes, distribution, advertising, trade promotions, new items, etc.  Pretty cool to see what goes on behind the scenes before someone buys a cup of yogurt.   ;)
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: name on April 15, 2008, 09:34 AM
I work in student life at a university.

I'm also about 1/3 of the way through my doctorate....ah...classes resume on Wednesday!

Well just to update things....I'll be All But Dissertation on my doctorate as of May.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: ruiner on April 15, 2008, 09:39 AM
I work in market research to evaluate impact of pricing changes, distribution, advertising, trade promotions, new items, etc.  Pretty cool to see what goes on behind the scenes before someone buys a cup of yogurt.   ;)

Sounds interesting.

Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: name on May 30, 2008, 11:33 AM
I work in student life at a university.

I'm also about 1/3 of the way through my doctorate....ah...classes resume on Wednesday!

Well just to update things....I'll be All But Dissertation on my doctorate as of May.

Just another update...I cleared my oral exams today and am officially a candidate for the degree of doctorate.  nothing left but the dissertation!
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Tracy on May 30, 2008, 06:02 PM
That's excellent news!  Congratulations!  That's no easy accomplishment, especially with a full time job, two kiddos, and the U/C archives to maintain...........
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 31, 2008, 01:39 AM
What's your doctorate in?
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Ryan on March 24, 2012, 12:37 PM
Bumping up this old relic...

I currently work full time at a retail store as a peon(for one of the shittiest companies I have ever seen), despite the fact that I have a bachelor's degree. In addition to that, I also go to film school full time and work part time at the film school. with school I'm constantly working on my own projects and helping out other students with theirs. I haven't had a Saturday off since the beginning of August. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are all 14 hour days for me. And on top of all of that I've been trying to plan my wedding. I've been doing all of this since August. Several times within the past month my work has basically told me that my schedule is no longer going to work with them and that I'd either need to go part time, drop out of school, or that I wouldn't be able to work there anymore. They have been giving me about the worst possible schedule that they can. Anything less than full time there and my girlfriend and I can't pay rent/bills. I've been working at this company for two and a half years.

I've been looking for other work for a while now, but because I'm now in school all day Mondays and Wednesdays and really need an additional day off for filming/mental sanity during the week most regular companies won't hire me. Fun.  :-X >:(
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on March 24, 2012, 01:31 PM
I work in the IT computer support field and have been doing that for over twelve years. I've been with my current company for four years next month. I'm also a part time photographer and full time dad.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 24, 2012, 03:10 PM
I'm a systems architect for US Bank.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JediJman on March 24, 2012, 06:13 PM
I'm working to get people to eat more tacos and frozen vegetables. 
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 25, 2012, 01:10 PM
I'm working to get people to eat more tacos and frozen vegetables.

A lofty goal indeed.
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Tracy on March 25, 2012, 04:48 PM
I am a domestic engineer, a nurse, a psychiatrist, a teacher, a hostage negotiator, a judge and jury, a chef, a magician, a juggler, an acrobat, a costumer, a cab driver and a dispenser of hugs and kisses. :)

Not much has changed.  Since my son has had some recent healthy difficulties and bad reactions to his meds, my job has become even more hectic and has required me to add the title of advocate and secretary - as I need to keep meticulous notes.  All of the other fun stuff is still in my job description - along with whatever else is required :)
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 27, 2012, 02:04 AM
I am a domestic engineer, a nurse, a psychiatrist, a teacher, a hostage negotiator, a judge and jury, a chef, a magician, a juggler, an acrobat, a costumer, a cab driver and a dispenser of hugs and kisses. :)

Well said Tracy.  :)
Title: Re: What do you do (job, student)?
Post by: Chris M on March 27, 2012, 06:50 AM
Tracy, you forgot to put bank teller in there as well. :)