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New Job/What do you do!!!

Postby ASmitty » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:50 am

About two months ago, I started a new job and I'm finally in the career field that I want for the long term. Before this, I was working as a team supervisor in the fraud department of a credit card call center for a large retail company. I recently transitioned to working as a Software Quality Assurance Analyst for a banking/financial services company. I'm very excited about this; my long term goal is to become a computer programmer. I didn't study computer science in college so it's taken some extra work to get here but I'm finally in the realm I want to be in.

So, since I haven't seen one of these in awhile, I thought I'd use this to start a thread on occupations. So what does everyone here do??
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Postby jeep45238 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:24 am

I just started last week on the floor of a food manufacturing plant. I'm currently general utility, though I will be moving up to a cook in all likelyhood within two weeks. They are also asking me about becoming a palletizer operator, label operator, or a case packer operator

My goal is to get into the maintenance department. I will be going to MEPS in a few months for the Air Force reserve as well.

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Postby rosconey » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:36 am

i have been enjoying my winter lay off till this am-when a company i worked for out of the union hall last year called to ruin my day- :(

looks like im back to tile setting next week :mad:

what really stinks is its in Ithaca at the college -driving too and from that place in the winter SUCKS-been there done that-

and working at that college always sucks because of how the university runs jobs-most times your parking area is 2-3 miles from the job-some times you cant start till after 9am because they dont want us waking up any students who may be in the next building-ect ect

done enough work down there to not be a happy camper right now

oh well at least i know ive got work

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Postby Donut » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:08 am

I have a 4 year degree for Electrical Engineering. I am an electrical designer for a consulting engineering firm. I know a little about the National Electric Code. :o

In english, I have a desk job and I make drawings so that people can get permits and build things.

This forum sometimes makes me wish I had more of a mechanical background, but I think that normally your hobbies/interests and work do not overlap.
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Postby jackknifeh » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:55 am

I am retired now. I serve no purpose to the human race and am a burden to society. I think my dog loves me though.

Jack

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Jobs

Postby Shredder » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:38 am

I'm a student at SDSU, full time. Financial Aid is a wonderful thing! I'm working towards a BA in Communication and have 4 semesters, or 2 academic years, to go. Finally, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Oh, I also do landscaping on the side for cash in hand. Which is a polite way of saying I cut down trees and mow lawns for under-the-table $$.
No one here works for the IRS...right? ;)
I'm new to the forum and quasi-new to Spyderco. I started with a Delica and have since bought a UK penknife, leaf blade, maroon (although it looks brown to me). A Ladybug, VG-10, purple. I have a Sage 3 on the way and have pre-ordered the Manix Lightweight Translucent. By the way, anyone have an idea when the Manix will be on the market?

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Postby Shredder » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:46 am

Nevermind, I just saw on another thread "2011 Shot Show", that the Manix will be out late this year *sigh*. :(
But, on the brighter side, I have something to look forward to! :)

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Postby BBQ BOY » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:02 am

I own a couple of restaurants.

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Postby tonydahose » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:04 am

BBQ BOY wrote:I own a couple of restaurants.
mmmmm, we want recipes :D

as for me i break things for a living ;) , i am a fireman on a truck in Chicago. Getting this job was liking hitting the lotto and anyone who says different is a liar.
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Postby Pinetreebbs » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:58 am

I am a Cat Herder, sometimes also described as a (computer) System Administrator.
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Postby Chopping Broccoli » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:22 pm

jackknifeh wrote:I am retired now. I serve no purpose to the human race and am a burden to society. I think my dog loves me though.

Jack
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Postby jabba359 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:38 pm

Freelance filmmaker, usually doing something in the camera department, but have worked pretty much every position there is on set. Being freelance, sometimes there's lots of work and sometimes hardly any, but I make enough to pay the bills and I love what I do, so I really can't complain. I'd like to move up to making feature films, but right now mostly shoot commercials, short films, and live events.
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Postby npueppke » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:08 pm

I'm a full time student, studying civil engineering.

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Postby Chopping Broccoli » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:09 pm

Self employed for the most part. I piece together many different sources of revenue. None of them are full time but they all add up to way more than 40 hrs/week. The combined income also adds up to more than just working a typical 40 hr/week job.

Real Estate Appraiser 65% of my time
Realtor 5% of my time
SCUBA Instructor 5% of my time
Bookkeeper 25% of my time
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Captain
Persian
Chinook 3
Manix 2
Stretch (Black CE and Blue ZDP)
Military (orange, brown, and CF)
Para Military 1 (black) (My EDC)
Para Military 2 (grey, orange, brown, blue, green)
Khukuri
Sage 1, 2, 3, & 4
Dodo
Chokwe
Gayle Bradley
Caly 3.5 Super Blue
UKPK
Urban (Wharncliffe and Leaf)
Progrip
Endura (white, orange, and G10)
Delica x6
Dragonfly x2
Ladybug x4
Perrin Street Bowie
Super Leaf


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Postby Fred Sanford » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:35 pm

I get to do my hobby for my job....and get paid to do it.

I am the Network Administrator for the Cleveland Browns. :)

MCSE, MCP+I, and Linux+ Certified. I work on Microsoft/Linux servers, Cisco equipment, IP phones, PC's, VMware, backups, etc...
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Postby dbcad » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:54 pm

Mechanical designer, currently for alkaline battery manufacturing machinery, doubling as documentation technician. A lot of layouts, assemblies, and detail drawings in Acad, soon more parametric modeling with Solidworks and a new document magement system. It's not lucrative, but it keeps me learning and reaching for more :)
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Postby Blerv » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:29 pm

Congrats!

I'm an insurance agent that does commercial marine insurance. My wife is an artist at a local video game company. I work my 40 hours a week and then envy her job for all remaining hours. :D
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Postby Pete1977 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:05 pm

I am a commercial lobsterman. Pretty much my entire life's savings is invested in the business so it doesn't leave much room for the knives. I am getting intimately acquainted with the ones that I do have though, as i use them a lot and get to use them for an extended period of time. all in all it is a a good job for a knife guy.

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Postby Pneumothorax » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:08 pm

tonydahose wrote:mmmmm, we want recipes :D
Incorrect! We want free food! BBQ Boy, would your name have anything to do with the restaurants??

As for my job, Im in marketing with a small, small medical device company. We are working on a treatment for people with emphysema. Hopefully, we will start selling in Europe this year and in the US in 2015...
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Postby vampyrewolf » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:13 pm

Started a new job 01 Nov, as the Syncrude Client Services Manager for Harris Canada Systems Inc, on site at Mildred Lake north of Fort McMurray... the fun of being young and single, I had nothing to lose by dropping everything and moving 1000 km away for a better job.

Pretty much I make sure my techs have enough work to do, and follow the red tape.




Beats the hell out of my last job... Quality Assurance Reliability Tech for Vecima Networks, with ~30 of 1000 employees above me in the corporate scheme after 4.5yrs of climbing. Usually worked on 6-15 things at once, and it wasn't uncommon to have 3-4 reports on the go any given time.
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