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what do you do posted 04 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

what do you do for work? or school?

i work for a social housing company. the largest in north america, in fact.

and while that sounds important, i just run the mailroom. i process mail and print and copy shit, and fix people's mistakes. as unambitious as it is, i love my job. i'll love it more when they hire me permanently (i've been here for 9 months) and pay me a proper salary.

the best thing about working for a city company:

they get rememberance day off as a holiday... and since my birthday is the day before... no hungover work days ! wooo!

except for all the other days.


so. what do you do? view post


what do you do posted 04 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Xray the Enforcer, Auditor

I'm an editor at a monthly science magazine, based in New York City.

What I do most of the day: I explain how something (scientific principle, piece of equipment, bit of software, experiment, phenomenon) works to the non-tech oriented editors, illustrators, art directors, anyone who needs to know...I spend a lot of time on the phone and email with the nerdulent. I also spent a fair chunk of time giving our infographics the gimlet eye. I wrangle some copy, too, but that's not my main role at the mag.

"Science Harpy" would be the most accurate thing to put on my biz card.

It's a good gig, although there are days when I sorely miss beating the crap out of liquid crystal samples with an X-ray beam. view post


what do you do posted 04 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by glaz, Peralogue

just got here in Canada a year before.

so, job's in a factory. nothing ambitious... just enough to get me through for the month.

going back to college this September. i almost finished my course back in the Philippines, but they didn't credit anything i've taken, which means i'll start all over again. sigh.... view post


what do you do posted 04 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Xray the Enforcer, Auditor

Quote: "gierra":1vwza51h

they get rememberance day off as a holiday... and since my birthday is the day before... no hungover work days ! wooo!

except for all the other days.[/quote:1vwza51h]

No kidding. LOL I'd be rockin' the 2- or 3-day work week if I could stay home every time I woke up with a hangover. view post


what do you do posted 04 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Quote: "gierra":26dgzmvt

the best thing about working for a city company:

they get rememberance day off as a holiday... and since my birthday is the day before... no hungover work days ! wooo!
[/quote:26dgzmvt]

Weird, you have the same birthday as my sister. She always loved it because as a kid she could have sleep over birthday parties whenever she wanted no matter the day of the week (and since I was only a grade ahead of her in school I was cool with all the girls being at my house too heh) and no she loves it for the same reason you do, she can go out on her birthday anytime since there is usually no university classes the next day.

As for what I do, I'm a perpetual student I think. I finished my BSc in Biology and Chemistry (focused on Molecular Biology) last spring and I'm currently at Seneca College doing a one year training program in Bioinformatics and I finish that the end of the month. Right now I'm trying to get into a Masters Program at Dalhousie in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics.

Yes... I am a geek <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> Now I need to get back to beer and programming <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


what do you do posted 04 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

During days, I'm a software analyst / developper. But at night, I change into a crime-fighting cockroach, saving pretty damsel in distress.

Seriously, the software analyst / developper part is true.
I don't think I need to describe what I do everyday : solving problems and... creating them. Woohoo ! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


what do you do posted 04 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Gregor Lux, Candidate

I'm a grade 5 elementary school teacher. I used to be an accountant but switched to teaching due to some moral issues with the financial mindset. I really enjoy teaching but after spending a day with the little monsters its nice to relax reading or doing computer stuff. view post


what do you do posted 05 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Penfold the Mighty, Commoner

i am a lawyer in NYC. The firm i am with handles construction matters. My day is full of endless paperwork, writing and research. And occasionally i get to go to Court. view post


what do you do posted 05 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Quote: &quot;Gregor Lux&quot;:25zbb7wp
I'm a grade 5 elementary school teacher. I used to be an accountant but switched to teaching due to some moral issues with the financial mindset. I really enjoy teaching but after spending a day with the little monsters its nice to relax reading or doing computer stuff.[/quote:25zbb7wp]

i imagine that would be fun, but also frustrating. i used to volunteer at a turkish school, teaching arts &amp; crafts.. the kids were really quite wonderful, if somewhat stupid. they were very sweet, but they refused to think for themselves and would copy exactly any example i made to show them what we were doing.

i also imagine it would be less frustrating if i were paid for it. view post


what do you do posted 05 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by glaz, Peralogue

Quote: &quot;gierra&quot;:21hz72oh
i also imagine it would be less frustrating if i were paid for it.[/quote:21hz72oh]

anything is less frustrating if you get paid for it.

or should i say, any job won't be frustrating if you get paid right <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


what do you do posted 05 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by AjDeath, Didact

I pave roads privately and for the state of Maine. Construction workers are dumb. <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> view post


what do you do posted 07 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Sokar, Auditor

I just study, I don't have any plans of work in the near future, but I do have plans for after... I wouldn't mind to teach as well though, seems like the best job one can have, with all the holidays you get and you have time to actually continue your &quot;study&quot; after (knowledge is just another passion worth the sacrifice of life) view post


what do you do posted 07 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Edge of Certainty, Subdidact

Well...I was a nurse, but i got laid off....actually, since i was 16, I've been translating documents in obscure
Asian languages for Berkley University. But that doesn't pay much, and they rarely need my help anymore. Currently, I'm going back to school and studying Anthropology and Linguistics, my first love. view post


what do you do posted 11 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Primal, Peralogue

soldier view post


what do you do posted 11 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Quinthane, Candidate

Actor.


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what do you do posted 12 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Scilvenas, Auditor

Just got out of the Navy in December. Now I make semiconductors and do the Reserves. view post


what do you do posted 17 April 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by MoP, Commoner

Credit analyst, specifically I analyse the Australian and New Zealand banks. view post


what do you do posted 09 October 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Harrol, Moderator

I am resurrecting an old thread <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: --> I am an instrument technician in the civillian world and I do reserves for the Navy. view post


what do you do posted 10 October 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Edge of Certainty, Subdidact

i work at a hospital...as a janitor......i was layed off for quite some time but recently i convinced them that theye need two janitors.... <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


what do you do posted 10 October 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

same thing as when i started this thread..

and still just a temp. bah!

work is a sore spot right now.

-grumbles- view post


what do you do posted 10 October 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Harrol, Moderator

Well at least they pay you. Who knows you may become a famous artist and never have to work for anyone but yourself again. view post


what do you do posted 10 October 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by alhana, Auditor

I am currently engaged in a long-term, domestic-based experiment to determine if three male hairless albino monkeys can be socialized to become productive members of society, along with the estate management of the experimental station, including but not limited to:

Nutrition Services and Gourmet Application of Food Science
Acquistion of Food and Estate Supplies
Clothing Cleaning and Distribution and Repair
Grounds Keeper and Gardner
Transportation Services
Religious and Spiritual Curriculm Development and Daily Application
Financial and Fiscal Management
First Aid and Minor Emergency Response
Sports Trainer and Referee
Educational Tutor
Environmental and Disaster Clean Up
Animal Science and Routine Care, including Emergency Surgery on Hamsters

That is just my full-time job.

The rest of the time, I do spend about 15-20 hours as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at a Family Therapy Clinic.

Oh yeah, I am also a Full Time Escort for a Domestic Partner, but that might get X-rated <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: --> view post


what do you do posted 10 October 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Harrol, Moderator

Alhana your job description makes you sound like a mother and a wife. As you also stated a cousellor on the side. By the way yes the three hairless male monkeys can become productive members of society they just need time to adventure and learn. view post


what do you do posted 10 October 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by alhana, Auditor

Yeah, but the way I typed it sounds more interesting...... view post


what do you do posted 10 October 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Harrol, Moderator

True that and great job on the write up. It is way more creative than what I could do. view post


what do you do posted 10 October 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by alhana, Auditor

You also made the assumption that I am married <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


what do you do posted 10 October 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Harrol, Moderator

<!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> Yeah me and my assumptions. I will not do that again. Well are you married? Not to be to nosy it's not like I know who you are but now i am curious. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


what do you do posted 10 October 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Quote: &quot;Harrol&quot;:93xsyx50
Well at least they pay you. Who knows you may become a famous artist and never have to work for anyone but yourself again.[/quote:93xsyx50]

ya, right,. but they pay me shit. i don;t get benefits or sick days or vacation. my company is pretty much screwing me around, but i'm gonna fuck em over so oh well.

the painting... well.. i dunno if i could do it for a living.. mind you, to make the same amount that i do now, i'd have to sell, say, 4 paintings at $5000 a pop. the one i'm currently working on will go for about $1000 and that is a deal for a friend of mine, so maybe it's feasible...

ah well, i'd probably get bored if i didn;t have a day job. at least until i have kids and my job description looks like hers. <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


what do you do posted 10 October 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Harrol, Moderator

Gierra watch out for that whole disgruntled employee thing. I was a contract employee for 3 years yes it sucked, but now I have retirement and sick days. In other words stay patient and look for new work. Obviously you are very talented so there has to be better things out there for you. view post


what do you do posted 11 October 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Scilvenas, Auditor

Quote: &quot;Harrol&quot;:uxtu64iu
I am resurrecting an old thread <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: --> I am an instrument technician in the civillian world and I do reserves for the Navy.[/quote:uxtu64iu]
What's your rate, Harrol? Former CTI and ET, myself. view post


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