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02/19/2003 10:30:55 AM · #1
I'm interested in hearing what some of you people do for a living.

I am a web designer and PBA bowler (although I make a LOT less bowling, hehe). What do you do?
02/19/2003 10:33:25 AM · #2
I beg my parents
02/19/2003 10:41:49 AM · #3
imma computer geek...
02/19/2003 10:43:50 AM · #4
Design computer memories by day. Trying to get a web apps business started up on the side.
02/19/2003 10:47:19 AM · #5
Well, I'm financially supported by my partner (although not for much longer, since we're splitting up :/) while I study 3D animation in a course for game development, do freelance 3D modeling/animation and make jewelry in collaboration with Annida. I still don't have a website up for the jewelry (that will be done VERY soon though), but everything else I do is on my site - lisa3d.org.
02/19/2003 10:51:43 AM · #6
I'm a commercial banker. I lend money and break their knee caps if they don't pay me back ... a little bit like the Sopranoes.

I deal with larger commercial accounts that need lending, investment, and cash management advice. I have offices in two towns and a home office. The best part of my job ... I'm pretty free to do what I want, as long as I make the big bucks for the bank. The worst part ... I'm based in a smaller town; lack of resources and photography buddies. I'll make my way back to my home city of Moncton, NB eventually.

I'm on the road alot (mostly day trips), so I should bring my camera everywhere I go. I probably will when the weather goes over the freezing mark.


02/19/2003 11:02:34 AM · #7
teller in the oldest bank in chicago

02/19/2003 11:16:47 AM · #8
I am a self-employed technical writer who specializes in writing hardware and software manuals. Please see my entry for the "Your Occupation" challenge for a test I had to write for my first technical writing job interview in 1991.

Since I am a "literal" person, I am exploring photography as a way to develop creativity and expression. I am also enrolled in a web design certificate program to help me acquire more "online information development" skills. I'm learning there that creativity is equally important as presenting information well.

02/19/2003 11:22:14 AM · #9
My husband and I work on a contract basis through our own ltd company. He's a geek, ahem, did I say geek? I meant software programmer. I am an IT Trainer.

I went self employed just under a year ago, having worked as an IT Trainer in a variety of companies on a permanent basis for several years.

I now have 3 main clients and am building up more. I do all sorts of training on the normal products like MS Office, Access, Project, Outlook plus some others such as Cognos, Compel, QuarkXPress etc. My speciality is bespoke projects like the one I am working on now where clients are rolling out some bespoke program and I go in and design the course and rollout strategy as well as delivering it. Projects and customised training are most interesting for me.

Pete and I have also done a couple of websites but haven't had time to develop more business in that area really. Maybe later...

Being self employed is kind of weird - the sales meetings are kind of like having little job interviews but so much more frequent - but the freedom and control are great. Not getting paid for sick and holiday are not so good but you can't have everything!!!

So. Anyone need some IT Training?

:)

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02/19/2003 11:33:43 AM · #10
I am currently a Broadcast Journalist/Radio DJ for the United States Army and American Forces Network Livorno here in Italy. Check out our new site and I mean new at //www.afneurope.net/livorno/
In May, fingers crossed I will end my time in the military but with things happening in places all over the world I might get involuntarily extended. I'm awaiting word to see if I have been accepted into a Photography and Film program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. I will attend classes there in the fall if I'm accepted.
02/19/2003 11:37:33 AM · #11
Unix Software Developer for a major Logistics co.
... that'll be another geek then ; )
02/19/2003 11:40:02 AM · #12
I'm a vacation specialist ..

I book hotels, dining arrangements, vacation packages, backstage tours, I Sell multi-day passes and special tickets for those coming for conventions. I offer information about a Sports Complex and all the Theme Parks.

For where you ask???

Let's just say ... I'm going to Disney World! - hehehe
02/19/2003 11:50:00 AM · #13
Believe it or not, I am supporting my family by being an eBay Powerseller. (Anyone want to sell some camera equipment??) My wife and I have been doing that for about 6 months now and it just keeps growing.

On the side I also sell photography packages of Black and White Candid shots of pre-school children for a local photographer to day cares and pre-schools. I get to take some of the shots as well which is a real hoot with that age.

I used to play all of the corporate rig-a-ma-roll as a branch manager for an IT staffing company. I've been out of that rat race for over a year now. I love working from home and being with my lovely family.
02/19/2003 12:04:53 PM · #14
I'm the Manager of Administration for a company that manufactures elevators. Basically, I look after the office and clerical staff. Also keep the financial records up to date.
02/19/2003 12:11:00 PM · #15
Originally posted by DougPaz:

Believe it or not, I am supporting my family by being an eBay Powerseller. (Anyone want to sell some camera equipment??) My wife and I have been doing that for about 6 months now and it just keeps growing.

On the side I also sell photography packages of Black and White Candid shots of pre-school children for a local photographer to day cares and pre-schools. I get to take some of the shots as well which is a real hoot with that age.


Wow Doug, you got an interesting way of making some flow (that's slang for money). So you are one of those guys I hate... eBay Sniper?!! And what kind of packages do you sell? Like wallets and 8x10's?
02/19/2003 12:14:39 PM · #16
I am working in a large training company specialized in computer training. I was an instructor ( C, C++, Delphi, Unix, VB) in the french operating unit and I moved to US with the nice ;-) title of 'Director of Applications' , I supervize the development and support of our internal applications and databases.
Lionel
02/19/2003 12:21:18 PM · #17
...ebay sniper, thats funny Bam !

I 'm a self employed cabinet maker/woodworker. I specialize in mostly commercial work, casino's and bars specifically.I work out of my shop at home, thats the great part , I'm never late for work.Bad side is i'm a lazy boss and bad time manager, har har. I love my job .
02/19/2003 12:52:47 PM · #18
Right now I'm a College student. My wife is making enough for me to finish school, I worked and put her through school and now I'm trying to get done. I help her out on the side so she doesn't have to hire and pay for extra help. I'm going to major in Marketting and am thinking about getting a double major in photography as well.
02/19/2003 12:54:28 PM · #19
President of the broadband group of a publicly-traded company building RF systems utilizing satellite, microwave, wireless, optical fibre, coaxial cable, and twisted pair.

Previously served 18 years in the high-end media, feature film and broadcast world building edit suites, film-to-tape transfer suites, graphics and animation facilities, studios, newsrooms, production and satellite mobile vehicles and stuff like that.

Special Project Technical Producer on many TV specials and eposodic series like 20 Minute Workout, Second City (SCTV), Red Skelton Special, Stars on Ice, and Fragile Rock for a few years. Worked on a few movies too.

Professional Technical Consultant and licensed Project Manager - generally, stated, a technical guy in the world of high-end media using pictures and sound.

Alas, I never made it as a commercial pilot or a photographer, which is where the heart lives.
02/19/2003 01:03:22 PM · #20
Im a Radiation Protection Technician at one of New Jerseys many Superfund sites. Ive also worked at a nuclear power plant and at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory over the years.
02/19/2003 01:03:45 PM · #21
Software Test Lead. Another geek. Just hope and pray my husband never reads me admitting to being a geek, I'd never hear the end of it! ;)
02/19/2003 01:09:14 PM · #22
Technician for profesional communications products..
02/19/2003 01:10:52 PM · #23
Originally posted by Morgan:

President of the broadband group of a publicly-traded company building RF systems utilizing satellite, microwave, wireless, optical fibre, coaxial cable, and twisted pair.

Previously served 18 years in the high-end media, feature film and broadcast world building edit suites, film-to-tape transfer suites, graphics and animation facilities, studios, newsrooms, production and satellite mobile vehicles and stuff like that.

Special Project Technical Producer on many TV specials and eposodic series like 20 Minute Workout, Second City (SCTV), Red Skelton Special, Stars on Ice, and Fragile Rock for a few years. Worked on a few movies too.

Professional Technical Consultant and licensed Project Manager - generally, stated, a technical guy in the world of high-end media using pictures and sound.

Alas, I never made it as a commercial pilot or a photographer, which is where the heart lives.


Any openings, lol !
02/19/2003 01:28:18 PM · #24
I´m a high school teacher and I also own a company that educate in Microsoft´s and Adobe´s programs.
02/19/2003 01:29:34 PM · #25
I teach fibre channel SAN configuration classes for a largE coMpany that i Can't name in a public forum :)
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