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quarr
08-15-2004, 12:12 PM
So I know from previous threads:

1. What you look like; and
2. Where you're from.

Taking it one step further... What do you do (if anything) for a living?

I do planning and administrative work for the National Health Service by day and some occasional Karaoke hosting/DJ-ing by night.

lurtz001
08-15-2004, 01:20 PM
what a great thread quarr !!

Im a fashion consultant for an Italian clothing house (in London), and i do some freelance photography if the right money is offered :b

My job is my one true love in life, apart from Polystone of course!!

When i was stacking shelves in a supermarket during my time at University, i never dreamt that i would be doing what i am now.

Migwit
08-15-2004, 01:27 PM
Yeah, I like this, too.

Lurtz, your position sounds really fun!

Before I "retired" and became that dreaded word "housewife", I was most recently a Health Benefits Plan Consultant for a large national consulting firm, working in their Houston office (actually, it's in The Woodlands), here in Texas, where I worked for almost 4 years, and commuted on the weekends back to Austin. (Lots of miles on the car...) Overall I was in the health benefits industry one way or another for over 20 years.

Now I enjoy keeping my house in order, reading these boards, and catching the mailman with packages of my SS figures before my husband gets home!

:rollin

Gazmog
08-15-2004, 01:36 PM
I worked for a few years as a laboratory assistant in a department of histopathology after I took my A level examinations, then I became an undergraduate at the University of London last September. I will resume undergraduate studies at the University of Surrey, Guildford, where I will be reading for a BSc in Medical Microbiology for the next 4 years, which includes a salaried year. I intend to undertake a doctorate in Boston upon graduation.

JSAuctionService
08-15-2004, 01:41 PM
I agree - great topic. :yay

Mechanical Engineering/Tooling Design here.
Primarily for the automotive industry.

Nothing exciting, but I enjoy it a lot, and
it pays for the polystone addiction pretty well.

JS:wave

jlcmsu
08-15-2004, 01:43 PM
Well, for me its been doing summer jobs like working at an assembly plant this summer and other odd jobs. I will be completing my undergrad work this December with my student teaching. Upon that probably just sub until the teacher placement day where a bunch of school districts come and want to talk to potential new teachers. Then that will be my career for a long time hopefully with a Masters and a PhD in the mix at some point.

menelvagor69
08-15-2004, 02:02 PM
Kudos for the thread, quarr! :toast

I am employed full time as a Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner at a Level I Trauma Center (where all the really Bad auto wrecks, gun shot/stabbing, etc....are brought for care). We have an Air Medical chopper service that brings back victims from as far away as a 250 mile radius. I am assigned only to the Emergency Room, but I also do Critical Care as well. Basically my job is to take care of the patient's airway/breathing in what ever manner is therapeutic. I have done this for over 25 years now and I must love it since it certainly isn't the pay. I am one of those people who need to be pushed to the edge every now and again in order to really appreciate how precious life is. It's also why I like to kayak as extreme whitewater as I am up for (usually Class IV-V). I think I am blessed/cursed with an adrenalin rat in my brain that craves this stuff. Along with Polystone, of course.
Fav Motto: "Never Give UP" whether it's trying to save a patient or when I get in over my head on a Class V river.

Regards.........Mike V

JohnyBoo
08-15-2004, 02:10 PM
Very interesting thread. I am a police officer here in Missouri. I am a lieutenant over patrol. So I kinda like quiet hobbies. I also have three horses (not so quiet) and two dogs (one a retired patrol dog) to keep me busy off duty.

pockets44
08-15-2004, 02:50 PM
I work for a beer distributor in Galveston, TX. We sell everything that doesn't say Anheiser Busch.

I'm the Marketing manager. I run the printshop and P.o.s. wharehouse, create all the banners and graphics, order all the advertisement, keep track of all the neons, fix all the damaged neons, help set up all of our special events(mardi gras)

This is starting to sound like my resume......lol

kierbaudy
08-15-2004, 02:53 PM
I'm a shrink in training, 10+ more months and I make some real money to pay for all this polystone. Right now, I have to work weekends to pay of my cc for the next few months. My work does tend to follow me, even when I'm at the post office or supermarket, so I think it's karma that I'm in this line of work. I find it very interesting, but often I'm doing this :bang , because you can only help those who want to be helped. Overall, I enjoy it.

Gabberjawa
08-15-2004, 03:00 PM
Struggling artist :wave

jnunez
08-15-2004, 03:17 PM
I teach elementary school (4th grade this year), and I don't spend any time of my day making doilies as one of my friends suggests!:dance

musiclovingdj
08-15-2004, 03:36 PM
i am a club disc jockey here in Toronto Cananda
i am also raising my 10 year old daughter Sara

wildriverrun1
08-15-2004, 03:51 PM
I am a Medical Technologist. I work by myself in a local hospital laboratory on the night shift. Work ranges from "boring" to "oh my god" exciting if there is an accident or sick child. I do everything from drawing blood samples to crossmatching blood for transfusions, microbiology, hematology, chemistry, coagulation and urinalysis. The hospital I work at has a pediatric intensive care unit, so we get a lot of sick kids/babies.

I also own my own business which does occupational health testing for businesses and insurance physicals.

Two kids, two dogs, busy life!!!!
Joanna

Elros
08-15-2004, 05:22 PM
I am a software support manager for IBM in Austin, Texas. My team supports the OS/2 Operating System, LAN components and the IBM Internet Web Browser. I have a 9 person team in Austin, a 23 person team in Bangalore, India and an 18 person team in Riga, Latvia. All 3 teams work customer reported software bugs and we also do OS/2 Device Driver development for IBM desktop PCs and Laptops. I have worked at IBM for over 35 years and I'm planning on retiring in 2 years.

2 grown boys in their 20s (1 is married) and 3 dogs.

jnunez
08-15-2004, 05:25 PM
"Work ranges from 'boring' to 'oh my god' exciting if there is an accident or sick child."

Joanna--I had such a laugh when I read this particular statement. I also get excited if a child gets sick--but only if its one of my pain-in-the-butts who won't ruin my day. :medic :yay


I am kidding, of course!!

VTX
08-15-2004, 06:36 PM
I am a Mechanical Technician in a Paper Mill.
I Millwright and I am a Pipe-fitter and a certified Welder.
I also own and operate a Internet business on the side. I hope to retire from the Paper Mill in 5-7 years and operate my business on a full time basis. I do not want to divulge my internet site as it would make available more information than I care to disclose here.(Don't want to show lurkers where there is a ton of Polystone..LOL LOL)
Bill
:smokin

Bodie The Cursed
08-15-2004, 09:28 PM
Im a pro tap dancer..



:hang

creecher
08-15-2004, 09:46 PM
My life is existence. I have an easy dead end job, that leaves me with about A$30 a week after bills and sustenance. It all goes on Sideshow figures, to keep my spirits up. I am trapped in my rented flat, except for this board. I used to be depressed, but now I'm just sad, which is a big step up, as I feel much happier than before. I have no prospects and feel any ambition would be futile, due to being non financial. I have foregone materialism, and find family and friends to be where wealth and happiness lie. I have two close friends, and have found a number of friends on this board. I don't really know what they are like, except they are exceptional and loving people. I dread anything happening because it would likely upset my fragile balance. I don't have much money, which equates to not having many worries either. I have never known of a job that I would like to do. I enjoy music and play basic self taught, bass, guitar, mandolin, drums and harmonica. So after spilling my guts, the answer to your question, "What do you do?", I play with myself.

big al
08-15-2004, 11:04 PM
Hey all.
Now please hold onto those rocks for just one minute, your gonna hate me for this'
I work for the UK customs, I hate it, but it was the first job i was offered after i quit hairdressing, iv worked here for almost 2 and a half years, and it was originally gonna be a stepping stone job, bu thte job is so easy and the people are amazing here.
Late in the year im applying to join the fire service, hope that works out, that should pay the bills, and give me a lot of work satisfaction!
My gf works for Princes trust, helping ex offenders get back on the right track, which she always tells me she loves to bits, and id kill for a job that gives you that feeling, and actually gives something back to the community, so im working on that, and will elt you know when it works out!
gret thread btw!
:b

jimmyjamesf
08-15-2004, 11:22 PM
mwaha Big Al you are a Brave Man :toast for coming out with that info. I dont hold it against you don't make the rules you just inforce them. So do you see much SS coming threw. I would be very curious to hear how many piece do get sent.


My job mostly consists of putting stuff in boxes and taping them shut.

Goldberry
08-16-2004, 12:20 AM
My job mostly consists of putting stuff in boxes and taping them shut.:mwaha Nice one! :lol

Al, did you put the flower pot in the big Cave Troll box then? Admit it! :b I imagine working for customs to be an interesting job. Don't you find all the hidden things in suitcases and get to search people?

Anyway, I am actually a researcher and copywriter. Unfortunately, this is a 60 hours/week job on average but I loved it. I had to give it up when I had family and kids. So, after my divorce 10 years ago I took on a planning and administrative job with the University and also some teaching.
I'm pretty much independent, especially where my working hours are concerned, and the job gets me to meet interesting people from all over the world. Hehe, just like on this forum. :)

quarr
08-16-2004, 01:10 AM
Wow! That's quite a cross section of careers!

Creecher...


I enjoy music and play basic self taught, bass, guitar, mandolin, drums and harmonica.

What! No Tubular Bells???!! :lol

Lynxje
08-16-2004, 01:57 AM
My main occupation is being a student, I'm at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, doing a bachelor in Information Technology and a master in Finance.

Next to that, I have a job as a financial consultant at a bank for 2 days a week and a job as assistent manager at a supermarket of 2 days a week. Gotta pay for those statues some way right?

Lasher33
08-16-2004, 02:51 AM
Great thread indeed! Although some of it has already been seen in the "who are you?" postings, it is wonderful to see such a strange combination of careers.

I do several things, mainly because I enjoy them all and I have never been able to choose...
My main income consists of working as a freelance commmunications trainer / business coach / company presentor. It pays for the polystone :b
Next to that, I do some freelance IT consultancy and webdesign.
And next to that, I do security work where I work as a Close Protection officer, looking after celebrities.

Musiclovingdj: a friend of mine manages a nightclub in the UK. He might be interested in a Canadian DJ.

JohnyBoo: Next time I'm in the States I'd like to see what the Missouri policework is like.

creecher
08-16-2004, 03:27 AM
Quarr, yez I forgot. I'm quite exceptional on the cow bell.

scriff
08-16-2004, 03:52 AM
I am a nurse working in an Emergency department, where I work my ass off, fight with hospital staff to move patients, and get abused by these very same patients!!

Great Job :bang (I do a lot of this in my job...)

Scriff

Canadian Uruk Hai
08-16-2004, 03:59 AM
Good thinking on this thread.

I am a Civil Engineering Technologist...I have many interactions with people who do the same work as VTX.

LOTR Brazil
08-16-2004, 05:11 AM
HI,

I'm a eletronic engineer in a American Company (this helps in my English, i hope:rolleyes ) and provide Techinical support for communication systems in whole Latin America.

In my free time I practice Kenjutsu that is similar to kendo (Japanese sword fighting). :lvader

:wave

bigdaddyrob
08-16-2004, 05:12 AM
I'm an ebayer that sells strcitly in Weta stuff, these geeks pay 10 times the value. Me and My cat Mr. Bigglesworth just sit back and watch the cash roll in ~ Whats that Mr Bigglesworth...the market is doing what...oh crap

bigdaddyrob
08-16-2004, 05:21 AM
;) couldn't resist

OK I do so damn much, but I amek the most of money doing plumbing & heating work, all residentual & repair...so pretty much when wtare is comming thru your cieling @ 330 am and your kitchen floor just floated 2 blocks down the raod I get a phone call....

It's my families trade work I have been doing it since I was hold enough to drag a wrench and it's great. @ the begining of the year I was laid off, the shop was selling off to a Big Co that brings in it's own ppl and so I ventured out on my own and have stayed pretty busy but this is a slow time of the year for me, so I find myself considering school ( college ) and different things

I attend many ren fests as you guys now , but we occasionally get paying gigs just to dress as pirates and have fun :P I have also worked as bouncer @ many of clubs in altimore & DC and been a stage hand ( roadie) with a few bands on the East Coast

My Full Time posistion tho as my lady likes to call me is her " domestic engineer" lol :help

creecher
08-16-2004, 05:29 AM
You really do slay me BigDaddyRob. :rollin

JohnyBoo
08-16-2004, 05:41 AM
Hi Peter,

Next time you are in Missouri let me know. I will arrange a ride along. We do it all the time. Last time the ride along got involved in a pursuit and had the ride of their life. :eek

BigHose98
08-16-2004, 05:43 AM
What a great topic! :mwaha

Well, I am a father of two, step father to two more, and have 2 grandsons. On my 2nd marriage, which is MUCH better than the first.

For my career, have had many jobs, from managing Wherehouse Record stores in the 70's, to what I do now (for the past 20 years)..Director of Operations. (That is overseeing all computer and telecommunications operations).

I have been in Colorado for 2 1/2 years now.

And much like what BigDaddy stated....selling SS on EBAY for tons of cash!

BigHose:hat

Azog of Moria
08-16-2004, 06:01 AM
I am a Zoning Administrator for the 9th fastest growing county in the nation. I live just outside of Raleigh, NC. My job consists are reviewing and recommending land uses throughout the county to insure go harmony. However I report to several political and appointed board so often what I think and say are not as important as winning votes for the next election. Honestly I do not like my job, it pays well, but not well for my education and experience level. I have a two bachelors one in urban planning and one in statistics, and most recently as of 2003 an MBA.

I do however like my working environment very much, which means the people I work with make my job worth it. I am always on the lookout for a new position, and my next job will be a complete career change i know that for sure.

sonar ghost
08-16-2004, 06:05 AM
I am a poker dealer at Grand casino biloxi.

jdonoho
08-16-2004, 06:10 AM
? Is this before or after joining the board?

Pre-board: systems administrator...network consultant...whatever you want to call it...my title is 'Consultant'

Post-board: Typing messages, listening for people coming towards my cube, searching for deals, scouring Ebay. All the non-productive stuff I need to curb. :b

chauvelin2000
08-16-2004, 06:35 AM
Former U.S. Air Force officer (ICBM combat crew commander), I'm now a communications and special projects officer in fund-raising at the University of Utah by day and an actor by night.

Just finished an extended run at three separate Salt Lake area venues as the arch-villain Chauvelin in the musical production, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (I send people to their deaths by guillotine during 'The Great Terror' of the French Revolution, 1794) -- hence my user name. :wave

And there are a few heads in China that I'd send rolling, too, if I could! (kidding ... well, no). :b

Nazgurl
08-16-2004, 06:45 AM
I am an Executive Administrator and HR Manager to the CEO of a software firm in Dallas, Texas.

That basically means I run the company while he makes all the money. :lol

jnunez
08-16-2004, 06:49 AM
Very interesting what people do for a living. I would like to know how many of you had to change your careers to afford polystone!!:mwaha

big al
08-16-2004, 07:15 AM
Fraid not Goldberry, no flower pots for me,
im stuck in the offices all day sorting out people Vat returns for them,being a vat inspector get to see all companies profits though, even Sideshows, ;) Thinkin of trying to move to an airport to work with the sniffer dogs, mayb use Dandy off the pics i posted, but he may just inhale the whole suitcase before finding anything!
Also do games reviewing when i get the chance, or whena game comes to me, I have played some crap games lately! But then sell them on and that helps to pay for my statues, also selling anything thats not used around the house since xmas has gone straight on there, paid about £3000 of my car off though!
Love reading about other peoples jobs,
Ps, im also a crimefighter by night, they call me.... the Inspector!!!
:b

Migwit
08-16-2004, 08:16 AM
This is all so fascinating! I am amazed at the variety of roles people engage in to "make their living". I wish I could ask each of you more about what you do, how you do it, and what you'd LIKE to be doing. (I'm thinking how fabulous it would be if, as many as can swing it, we meet at next year's SDCC so we can do this all in person! I've already started prepping my husband for my "vacation" to San Diego next July!)

I am happy being "retired", but I miss the interaction with my co-workers. The mental stimulation of my position more than made up for any mundane activities I may have had to do (although I was always busy with huge project for my clients, and rarely was any of it mundane!). But it's interesting to read how many people have held (and intend to hold) disparate roles (jobs) during their life.

My friends and I are always asking each other "What do you want to be when YOU grow up?" :rollin

Deadly Dagger
08-16-2004, 10:20 AM
...Landscape Architect Associate for a very large County...
I help design parks / trails. :sleep

pilch82
08-16-2004, 10:58 AM
As you may have seen from the "Lets see you.." post I work at a library

I really enjoy working with the customers (well most of them, most of the time :thwak )

Most of my work involves PCs, as im heavily involved in Learn Direct which offers anyone the chance to learn how to use a computer so I do a lot of "coaching", I also design posters/leaflets etc for my area,
oh and I read books occassionally too! :lol

Taniquetils
08-16-2004, 11:22 AM
Great thread!

I qualified as a Pharmacist in 1997 and specialised in hospital pharmacy. This was not for me so I then worked in drug research for a few years, but was not satified with that. lol

So, in 2000, I quit pharmacy for good and went back to Uni and got my Masters in IT. I am now a Technical Systems Analyst/Architect for a unique IT Provider. My work mostly involves designing and maintaining company systems and networks.

Love my work now and do not dread going to work anymore. Well, most days! lol

bigdaddyrob
08-16-2004, 12:36 PM
This is such a great thread.

Hey VTX, which paper mill ? I father just left one @ the begining of the year ( wonderful out sourcing :thwak )

But I miss working on those big steam lines ~ nothing like trying to undo what 200 pds of heat and pressure have created off a 20 ft ladder with 48"s & persuders :lol

:dance

larbob
08-17-2004, 03:53 AM
I am a sales account manager at Sun Microsystems selling
to Nortel Networks.....we basically embed our computers into Nortel's telco equipment who then sells to service providers all around the world.

gOzum
08-17-2004, 04:15 AM
Great thread idea! :rock

I work with my fiance in our own IT consulting business. The type of consulting work we provide is Usability Consulting.

Basically, we design interfaces that are 'user-friendly' for large organisations - the ones that can afford our day rate :p

Business is going very well, we've been extremely busy lately - hence my absense on the boards for a while.

Any other IT professionals looking to do a bit of networking? :yay :| :rollin

wetanut
08-17-2004, 07:59 PM
I'm a civilian Dept. of Army Administrative/Operations Officer. Organization consists of both military and civilian operations research and system analysts and engineers. Fascinating stuff....and I don't understand any of the actual things they do. :\ But the people I work with are highly educated, intelligent (for the most part), and have a wide range of interesting backgrounds and experiences. It's oftentimes hectic and frustrating, but I truly enjoy it.

I also do theatre in my off hours -- acting and directing -- sometimes I get lucky and get paid a coupla dollars for it. Been at it over 30 years. And occasionally, I'll take on private tutoring of novice actors. That's the most fulfilling part, I think.

gOzum
09-15-2004, 02:33 PM
Bump... it was about to fall off page 20 and be lost for ever...

Thought some of our new arrivals may be interested in this one. :wave

Deadly Dagger
09-15-2004, 03:47 PM
lol...double post :lol

mrichards2002
09-15-2004, 04:10 PM
Quarr, Awesome Post. Because people love to talk about themselves. LOL. :b

I run a computer company located in Brooklyn New York. I've been doing this for about 20 years overall, but owned my company since 1987. I started when I was 19.

In the last 2 years, I ventured out and started selling collectibles. Mainly Living Dead Dolls. I have a great partner named Joann who helps me with the Living Dead Dolls. Since then, I've branched out into about 10 different collectible & toy lines.

Most Recently, I've ventured into a brand new business. Well maybe not for me because it has to do with computers. It's an Internet Cafe. I have a partner in this new venture. This place was an existing Internet Cafe which is one of the nicest Cafe places in Brooklyn. The original owner put over 250K into it. It should be a great source of extra income and broaden my overall business experiences. Besides, it has a full kitchen so now I get free food !!!


If you want to see the place, it has a kick a$$ website which we now own as well. I will post the link.

Anyway, I'm Married. No Children Yet. Constantly Practicing.
:mwaha :mwaha :mwaha

Time is scarce for myself because I have so many things going on.

I am a workaholic, love people and try to go on vacation at least once a year.

My finest moment will be when my wife and I have a child.

Anyway, that's the scoop.

Mike
:dance

Bodie The Cursed
09-15-2004, 04:43 PM
Congrats on the new business venture.. Computers was a smart thing to get into such a long time ago.. Great foresight..

Moebius9
09-16-2004, 07:17 AM
Almost missed this thread, thanks for the bump.

I am a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Spent 7 years in the Navy as a Corpsman and I have a Business degree. Odd combo, but I am pretty happy where I ended up.

Migwit
09-17-2004, 01:37 PM
This is now a PermaThread, right? It CAN'T get lost, can it? (At least until a mod "loses" it, yeah?) :b

slovak34
09-23-2004, 11:05 AM
I work for an unnamed Commonwealth doing Revenue Forecasting work. This leads to much sitting around and surfing on the internet. I also have spare time to work on my website Toytoons.com (http://www.toytoons.com) (shameless plug) where I review toys and post toy related news.

Out of the 2 jobs, I enjoy my site...but it just doesn't pay the bills. Unfortunate....

Oty
09-23-2004, 11:41 AM
Speaking as a Mod who once lost the site owners favorite thread...... yeah we can loose things :rolleyes

I am an out of work slacker
Although currently I am working a reseraunt to bring in the cash. I intend to be gainfully employed by a fellow wetaholic sometime soon

Skie749
11-12-2004, 10:31 AM
I am a Pateint Services Coordinator on a physical rehab floor of our ctiy hospital. Been there almost seven years. I am, also, a domestic engineer (lol).:dance

lcummins
11-16-2004, 09:09 PM
Well, besides collecting, I am a Network Administrator (and database admin, and email admin, and... well, you get the picture) for a company that maps, drafts and designs cable TV systems for the big MSOs (Multi System Operators) like Time Warner, Cox, Comcast, etc.

I have been in this position for almost ten years, and before that, I was a mapper out in the field for 15 years. I got to travel all over the country doing that, and I kind of miss it these days.

:wave :yay :wave

rook325
11-23-2004, 02:12 PM
I'm a photojournalist for two small suburban newspapers that are owned by Pulitzer. I've been there for a little over a year. Before that, I spent several years parking cars for a couple of restuarants in the area.

For anyone interested, some highlights are at my website:

homepage.mac.com/terry35mm/ (http://homepage.mac.com/terry35mm/)

wrathofsauron
12-05-2004, 01:33 AM
I'm a corrective exercise specialist and neuromuscular therapist having started out as a personal trainer! I am OBSESSED with polystone! Who isn't? :lol

The Dwimmerlaik
12-05-2004, 09:26 PM
Im a student of High School :yay im really young collector.

DarkSyren
01-26-2005, 12:41 AM
Wow, what a wide variety of professions. I'll add mine...

part-time personal trainer
fitness and figure competitor
Exotic-dancer part-time


...to the vast array of professions listed.

Diesel
02-01-2005, 05:35 PM
I work for a major pharmacuetical company...

TURINS BANE
02-02-2005, 06:27 AM
My occupation - License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior firepower and superior intelligence. And that's all she wrote.

SamAKALiz
02-02-2005, 10:20 AM
:mwaha

gOzum
02-02-2005, 06:51 PM
Go get'em TB

http://img44.exs.cx/img44/2415/gopher6gf.jpg

HighElven
02-05-2005, 05:45 PM
lol TB:lol
Im also a student.
Im gonna get a part time job soon though.

Psycho Cenobite
02-11-2005, 09:11 AM
I'm a Production Manager at an international music company! :hat

PC :balrog

Don of the Dead666
02-25-2005, 12:15 PM
Store Detective

GrimaSnailTongue
03-14-2005, 11:22 AM
I'm a supervisor at an Aluminum smelting plant. We basically take thousands of tons of stock aluminum and melt it down in a 2,000 degree furnace and transfer it into 2 smaller 1,500 degree furnaces that are mounted on hydraulics. It then goes through a filtering and degaussing process and is cooled and cast into a strip of various gauges per customer order and wrapped into 1,500 pound coils. It's a constant flow process. It then gets cooled and goes to another department where they punch it into round discs called "slugs", that are extruded and eventualy made into things like car air conditioner condensers,drink cans,pen barrels,cigar tubes, toothpaste tubes,etc,etc. It's sweltering hot (150 degrees or so in the summer) and you always get burned, but something has to pay for the polystone! :p On the side on work on computers,paint and airbrush...unwinding time.

Mottthopl
03-16-2005, 05:32 AM
I'm a geologist, urban planner, environmental scientist, social worker for a State Environmental Protection Agency. Been doing this for 18 years. Work ranges from overseeing hazardous waste cleanups to providing grants to commnities to clean up under utilized industrial sites termed "Brownfields". Even though I work for a bureacracy I really enjoy helping people solve problems and making the world a little lesss toxic.

elwood49
03-17-2005, 05:08 PM
3rd Year Student in Law School

pordey2
03-23-2005, 04:52 PM
wow, law school?

- I'm only a 1st year Student in "Opplevelsesproduksjon og interaktive medier" - means that I'm studying 3d-design, animation, design in general, and lot of other stuff
- also a journalist in a local internet-newspaper

:banana

Gondor59
04-07-2005, 04:00 AM
Senior Production Supervisor for a major cosmetics production company....and part time pilot.:p

Iluin
04-26-2005, 07:45 PM
I am a high school student.
:wave

peterpil
04-28-2005, 01:36 AM
Hi, I'm a university student. Finished one degree, now got 2 more years of my law degree.

I've only recently got into collecting figures. It's funny, because I've always been collecting stuff, primarily coins, both modern and ancient, but they never satisfied my collecting addiction. The 1st time I visited www.sideshow.com, I was BLOWN AWAY and realised what I wanted to collect. So now, I'm collecting figures of my favourite characters from tv/movies or other. Also, sideshow.com has inspired me to do some sculpting of my own. I've always been pretty good art-wise, but sculpting is a new thing to me, but when my sculpey clay arrived a couple weeks ago, I've become addicted! I'm progressing pretty quickly, been practicing faces heaps, but as soon as I make anything decent, I'll be sure to post a picture:)

--Peter

Heart Of Stone
07-25-2005, 12:16 AM
CIA . I will deny this if necessary though !

lcummins
08-08-2005, 06:02 PM
:smokin :mwaha

Heart Of Stone
08-13-2005, 10:25 AM
No , not really CIA ;) , I am the President of a new online art gallery and art supply company , as well as an Artist .

:toast

toffeepops
09-08-2005, 01:30 AM
Hi, I guess I should introduce myself...Im Myke 29 Banker from Wellington, NZ... Berhampore to be exact 5 min away from Elice St. (Paths of the Dead)

I Collect Full Figures... But lately...im thinking of collecting Helms as well. Started Collecting After Return of the King came out. ( Yeah i know its too late...)

I like Movies (specially LOTR Trilogy... Re-Runs in my Place every week and every chance ive get)... Spending time with my son "Zach"

cheers:eye

WrathofSauron
09-15-2005, 06:43 AM
Great thread fun to see how the other side lives and works!!

I'm a CHEK Corrective Exercise Specialist and Neuromuscular Therapist and also an ACE Personal Trainer

Have been doing this for 16 yrs now and love it, its great to help people achieve their goals and fix em up when they're in pain! :joy

Nessasita
09-15-2005, 11:38 AM
Well... I had two jobs in Belgium... worked in an office and as a waitress in a nightclub... then I went on vacation to the Dominican Republic and met my boss and his daughter. I quit my job and 4 months later I packed two suitcases and I left everyone and everything in Belgium and moved to the US.

So for the last 6 years I have been working for Rainbow Of New England Swing set Company. I actually do everything... am the accountant, secretary, sales person, I do payroll, taxes... well all the work goes through my hands. But I just tell people I am the secretary ;) And for the last two years I got 2% of the business and that will be like that for another 3 years so I will own 10% after 5 years. Which is a nice little extra. I really love my job... it is great to meet all the families and their kids.

reelcollectiblesnz
09-16-2005, 03:40 AM
Sell Sideshow stuff! lol! Perhaps a bit of background might be better..
Hugh, 35 last week, Queenstown, NZ. Worked in tourism here for about 10 yrs then saw the opportunity to get out on my own and become self-employed (got sick of making money for everyone else!). Thought it was about time NZ got more quality Movie stuff into the country. Also do some web design.

occulum
09-16-2005, 07:57 AM
broad range in occupations here! very cool read

31yr old graphic designer/artist. Currently working for a tradeshow display company and enjoy every minute of it. I do a lot of design work here and also frequently model clients' booths in 3d so they can see a realistic render of what they want to purchase, with their company graphics on it, before they actually shell out the money for the booth.

I also do a small amount of freelance work, but not a lot by choice. Right now Im living fairly comfortably and enjoy having my spare time not packed with freelance work (cause I enjoy my hobbies). Just enough to keep me entertained. LazyEyeStudios (http://www.lazyeyestudios.com)

also getting married Oct29. and its putting a dent in my collecting funds!

mrichards2002
09-16-2005, 03:42 PM
Hi Everyone,

Wow, great thread. I run a full time computer company which caters to Corporate accounts. We sell and service PC's, Networks, etc. I actually do about 50 different things from consulting to taking out the trash. LOL. I also sell collectibles on the side which is slowly turning into full time as well.

Thanks,
Mike
:ted

Bum
11-29-2005, 01:58 AM
howdy,

i'm a project engineer/lead at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. I've got a background in offshore/coastal engineering, but decided on space exploration instead of oil exploration. Basically, some of the stuff that astronauts use inside the international space station and the space shuttle, i help certify and design. every now and then, we do mission support and listen to 20 different conversations at the same time. it's an awesome job, stressful, but it's one of the best out there.

i love to collect figures, and have now seen the light that is Sideshow. It's so cool to be here with everyone, and it's like one of those moments where ya find your niche. It got tiring explaining to the non-collectors at work that i'm not alone, etc... and then they saw what stuff i had and it was like... ooOOoo. now, i'm here with "my people". heh. :)

occulum
11-29-2005, 11:48 AM
i'm a project engineer/lead at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. I've got a background in offshore/coastal engineering, but decided on space exploration instead of oil exploration. Basically, some of the stuff that astronauts use inside the international space station and the space shuttle, i help certify and design. every now and then, we do mission support and listen to 20 different conversations at the same time. it's an awesome job, stressful, but it's one of the best out there.
heh heh yeeeeeaaahh mmmkay.. and my day job is directing all of Peter Jackson's movies and then putting his name on them.

.. seriously though. Thats one helluva job you have there friend. very cool

Battletroll
01-10-2006, 07:11 PM
Hi,

I'm doing a major in Economical psychology with a minor in work & organisational psychology. At the moment I don't have a side-job, because this last part of my studies requires me to work full time and often even catch up with some exams during weekends so I can't commit myself on a regular basis. I do however work as a volunteer in my scarce spare time. I've done all kinds of volunteer jobs like organising summer events for children and for students, but lately I work as a stagehand in a music hall that has three separate stages for resp. 75, 200 and 2000 visitors. It's neat because I get to see all kinds of acts and the funniest things happen backstage.

DarkArtist81
02-27-2006, 05:01 PM
I'm an aspiring Artist who make his money working in a Dermatologist office doing staff work. I mostly check in patients and file charts, taking care of insurance and HIPPA law stuff from time to time. I really want to work in comics or film if I can ever manage it, but for now I am just honing my craft and trying new mediums. I haven't started customizing figures yet, but since being here I've grown interested in the artistry behind it.


that's pretty much it, I used to be an aircraft mechanic / Painter in the Navy. I was stationed in Japan with VF-154 The Black Knights, an F-14 squadron. We were deployed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk and went to Iraq for a time. I've been all over Asia, had a blast, met celebrities (Jackie Chan!!), got drunk... it was great. Makes what I do now look pretty boring by comparison....:D

Nemo Nint
03-03-2006, 11:44 PM
Hey, can't remember if I've posted in this thread before!

I'm currently (March 3 2006) a student in my 2nd last month of a 3 year college program for technical studies (the program name is called Computer Programmer Analyst ).

I've had employment in the summers, but in the study periods I've been too consumed with studies to maintain a job.

During the summers I've done what I love to do very much- yard maintenance. I like manual, physical labour, outdoors in the summer. It's a great place to work (in nature!) blah blah blah. It pays very poorly, but to be outside in the sunshine for 10 hours a day, cutting lawns, racing your buddies on ride-on lawnmowers over large fields and cutting fun patterns, chasing squirrels and ducking swifts that fly around your head, crashing your boss's truck into another truck (oh crap shouldn't have mentioned that)... it's such a rewarding experience for a period of time in life.

Before college, I had a job that kept me happy but tired... midnight shift in a nice factory with a very limited midnight staff (so people were more relaxed). My financial situation would be a lot more happy if I was still there... I wouldn't have the student and SSW debt. But people keep reminding me that after this college is up, I hopefully will notice a difference in pay. Hopefully....



After college, I am aiming to get a job in one of three locations: Peterborough, Cobourg, or the Greater Toronto Area. These three cities are in Ontario, Canada.

One other place may be in Newfoundland, or I may head arbitrarily NORTH to the Yukon or NorthWest Territories or Alaska or Nunavit. Companies there pay boatloads of money. But that depends on my family (note: MY .. not my parent's) family situation. A friend of mine just got married recently and he AND his wife have moved to Yellowknife I think it was. It's the capitol of the NW Territory. I wouldn't mind going to Alert, for the experience.

Or I may just head to the USA or out of north america entirely.

All this in the name of either a job in my field (make my education worth its investment) or in another specific field that I'm personally interested in.

Then I'll hopefully have enough to afford a nice ssw cave troll giveaway or something. heh Wouldn't that be nice?

goliath
03-05-2006, 07:13 AM
Then I'll hopefully have enough to afford a nice ssw cave troll giveaway or something.

Cool, fell free to send me a PM whenever you're ready for your giveaway :D

pordey2
03-14-2006, 07:02 PM
Or I may just head to the USA or out of north america entirely.


EUROPE, EUROPE, EUROPE, EUROPE, EUROPE, EUROPE!
:D

KAOSINLA
03-15-2006, 08:53 PM
Well, I'm 30 and up to a year ago was an owner of a lingerie/swimsuit design and sales enterprise. Last year, I sold my business and am now retired. The only thing a really do now is invest in real estate around the U.S. I'm thinking about opening a real estate/mortgage brokerage in the next couple of years, but am not sure yet. In the meantime, I enjoy writing and have been working on some fiction lately.

hairlesswookiee
03-15-2006, 10:30 PM
im about to turn 27 next month and im still in college. i have a good excuse though, i was in the army for a couple years so there was a long break for me. i was medically retired so i dont have to work i can just go to school full time. i want to get my PHD in psychology even though it seems so far away. im also thinking about writing a book about my stories in iraq. seems there are quite a few of them out now so why not write my story??

Vader AL
03-17-2006, 10:40 PM
Compliance Officer at a Broker-Dealer(Investment Company).
Supervise rep's supervisor's to make sure they follow NASD/SEC regulations: audit, etc. thinking about joining the FBI though, something I've always been interested in.

Vader AL
03-17-2006, 10:41 PM
im about to turn 27 next month and im still in college. i have a good excuse though, i was in the army for a couple years so there was a long break for me. i was medically retired so i dont have to work i can just go to school full time. i want to get my PHD in psychology even though it seems so far away. im also thinking about writing a book about my stories in iraq. seems there are quite a few of them out now so why not write my story??

HUA hairlesswookie!

tomandshell
03-17-2006, 11:18 PM
Well, I'm 30 and up to a year ago was an owner of a lingerie/swimsuit design and sales enterprise. Last year, I sold my business and am now retired.

Are you referring to Mo Naked Hoes, Inc.? I didn't know you were the previous owner of that one...

Seriously, retired at 30?!? Hard for me to wrap my brain around that... Sounds like you are keeping yourself busy, though!

KAOSINLA
03-18-2006, 01:04 AM
Are you referring to Mo Naked Hoes, Inc.? I didn't know you were the previous owner of that one...

Seriously, retired at 30?!? Hard for me to wrap my brain around that... Sounds like you are keeping yourself busy, though!

You can now own your own franchise of Mo Naked Hoes, Inc.:D

Yes, as funny as it sounds, I am in semi-retirement (I don't think I could ever just do nothing). Last year was good and bad. After a 1/2 year of being sick and misdiagnosed, I finally got to a decent Doctor who figured out I had a treatable, but problematic heart condition. Needless to say, it occupied a lot of time which should have gone to my business. In contrast, under very fortunate circumstances, the silver lining of the year arrived with a very reasonable and lucrative offer for a buy-out of my lines. I accepted and officially dissolved my corporation in Dec. Although real estate isn't my passion, it's a great game to play in LA. In turn, I'll ride this wave for a while and see where it takes me. In the meantime, I just keep the wheels turning.....Never know when lightning is going to strike!!!!

Darth Loki
04-16-2006, 01:11 PM
Sorry to hear that.

Materials/Purchasing/Warehouse Manager for a small but insanely busy company called Audio Toys Inc. We make high end audio mixing equipment and such. We are one of the leaders in the Professional Audio industry, despite me being in management.

Customikey
04-16-2006, 03:16 PM
I just started my own Dogwalking Business (Padgett Pups: Your Dog Is Family) a month ago here in NYC.

It's keeping me in greenbacks while I break into acting (any and all disciplines), for which I was trained.

I also paint, fix, bash, and sell figures on ebay for toy-money. You can (and most of you have) see some of my work here (http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4810).

Lots of auctions coming up to commemorate my soon-to-be 1,000 post!!!! :emperor

DarkArtist81
04-19-2006, 06:34 PM
I just started my own Dogwalking Business (Padgett Pups: Your Dog Is Family) a month ago here in NYC.

It's keeping me in greenbacks while I break into acting (any and all disciplines), for which I was trained.

I also paint, fix, bash, and sell figures on ebay for toy-money. You can (and most of you have) see some of my work here (http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4810).

Lots of auctions coming up to commemorate my soon-to-be 1,000 post!!!! :emperor

Good luck breaking into the biz... Acting is tough to get steady money from.

I know I wanted to try and get some schooling on Makeup and FX. Almost considered going to Tom Savini's School of FX... But then realized how far away I would have to travel to go there.. Now it's on the back burner. Until then I hone my skills making Halloween costumes for myself and friends.

Shai
05-23-2006, 02:50 AM
I'm an Intervenor/interceder in child delinquence ...

JSA
05-23-2006, 05:36 AM
Sounds like a parole officer.

JS

hairlesswookiee
05-23-2006, 12:14 PM
right now I'm a Human Resources director for a Home Health Company. its nothing fancy but pays the bills over the summer. I'm also medically retired from the Army where I was a Combat Medic for 4 years before getting injured overseas.

~~I'm back in school and just got my A.A. and will be attending USF in the fall majoring in child Psychology and Social Work. It seems like a long way off but I'm motivated enough to bring my GPA up from a low 2.0 to 3.4 in the past year, so hopefully all will stay on course.

TOE
05-23-2006, 12:23 PM
RN (Registered Nurse) and my brother is a Civil Engineer. Yup, all money goes to figures and bills :D

occulum
05-23-2006, 12:27 PM
recently promoted from designer to creative director at a tradeshow display company.
:chew :chew

TOE
05-23-2006, 12:29 PM
recently promoted from designer to creative director at a tradeshow display company.
:chew :chew

I would hope so very much. I really like your custom Vampyre diorama. I really would like one for my Nosfey :monkey2

occulum
05-23-2006, 12:49 PM
I would hope so very much. I really like your custom Vampyre diorama. I really would like one for my Nosfey :monkey2
haha. after I build a few more and become comfortable with a stable/easy design, I may offer a few up for sale. that first one is a frankenstein on the inside. Was learning on the fly.

carbo-fation
05-24-2006, 12:54 AM
I just finished my third year in college. I am getting ready to take my MCATs in August and in the mean time I work part-time as an assistant manager at Wendy's as well as a Senior Lab technician at Lancaster Laboratories. Both jobs pay my never ending cc bills. Hopefully I'll do decent on the MCATs and get accepted into a MEdical school before I graduate next Spring.

TOE
05-24-2006, 01:34 AM
I Hopefully I'll do decent on the MCATs and get accepted into a MEdical school before I graduate next Spring.

Good luck my friend. I haven't got around with mine yet but getting there :D

Darth Loki
05-24-2006, 08:31 AM
I just finished my third year in college. I am getting ready to take my MCATs in August and in the mean time I work part-time as an assistant manager at Wendy's as well as a Senior Lab technician at Lancaster Laboratories. Both jobs pay my never ending cc bills. Hopefully I'll do decent on the MCATs and get accepted into a MEdical school before I graduate next Spring.

Spicey Chicken Sandwiches and Frosties on Carbo-fation!!!

lcummins
12-19-2006, 11:02 PM
I am a college student going to school to be a Licensed Mortician, Undertaker, or Funeral Director. Whichever term you prefer.

Wow! The title under your username actually is true! That may be a first on this board!!!! And welcome to the board!! :welcome

The Mike
12-20-2006, 11:35 AM
I'm a Junior High School English Teacher, primarily 8th Grade. :D

pixletwin
12-20-2006, 11:47 AM
I work in a law office and I am almost finished with my degree in music composition.

Nightwings
12-20-2006, 07:58 PM
I work at the Xstrata nickel smelter in Sudbury, Ontario. I'm working on one of the converters right now but I'm trained in several areas of the plant, with a few more to be trained at still. I play with fire!

Boba Fett
12-21-2006, 01:31 PM
I work with C.A.D.D.(Computer Aided Drafting & Design) software to create floorplans, renovations, and additions to the schools in our district.

galactiboy
12-21-2006, 04:27 PM
I'm finishing my PhD in Counseling Psychology. Although I just took a full time position as a program supervisor over home based interventions designed to lessen the occurence of child abuse in at-risk families.

Just started and so far it seems like it will be a really cool job and very rewarding!

the Doctor
12-21-2006, 04:43 PM
im a London transport night bus driver and suffer from permanent road rage.:mad:

i like arguing with cyclist,car drivers,lorry drivers and pedestrians and white van man and thats before the first passenger get on board,then the fun really begins:D

nash
12-21-2006, 06:27 PM
Im a flight instructor, teaching people how to fly airplanes and hopefully not get themselves killed.

King Darkness
12-21-2006, 08:53 PM
I work for NM DOT, I keep our roads safe from stupid truckers who should be flipping burgers somewhere, not driving 80,000 lbs of killing power down the road.

Bannister
12-21-2006, 09:13 PM
I work for NM DOT, I keep our roads safe from stupid truckers who should be flipping burgers somewhere, not driving 80,000 lbs of killing power down the road.
But as one of them told me once on why they drive so fast in horrible weather: "You have to understand, we're professional drivers.":rotfl :rotfl

King Darkness
12-21-2006, 09:19 PM
But as one of them told me once on why they drive so fast in horrible weather: "You have to understand, we're professional drivers.":rotfl :rotfl


:monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4

You would stunned at the amount of times I have heard that. Professional idiots is more accurate.

hairlesswookiee
12-22-2006, 01:43 AM
i finally found a decent job. im a night manager at a local gym. i work 10pm-8am. its pretty boring so far, but i get paid to work out and will have free time to do homework once the new semester starts up.

nash
12-22-2006, 02:41 AM
Im so glad the FAA has such strict standards on flight training. Could you imagine those idiot drivers in an airplane??

dunedain
12-22-2006, 02:45 AM
My parement job is working at a damm what is the english worth for it.

A men who sells fresh fish on a market. It pays good money so that I can buy more Lotr Pf's

And my other job is working sometimes at a local Merchandise shop that sells Sideshow stuff.:cool:

And when I have some time over I cut and edit dvd's or built a little website.

Captain Faramir
12-26-2006, 02:40 PM
I'm still a student; I'm double majoring in Spanish Teaching and Humanities Composite Teaching with a minor in French; once I graduate I'll get my master's in pedagogy and later get my PhD. I'll probably want to teach high school until I can get a job at a university, albeit after I've obtained my doctorate. I don't have a job though--I live off of my scholarships; luckily they cover tuition and all of my other bills, and there's even enough for my collecting! So it does pay to get good grades.............

King Darkness
12-26-2006, 02:47 PM
Im so glad the FAA has such strict standards on flight training. Could you imagine those idiot drivers in an airplane??


I wish the CVSA(Commercial Vehicle Saftey Association) standards were just HALF as strict!!!

All you have to know is how to shift, and many cant even do that:monkey4

Customikey
12-26-2006, 10:54 PM
Update: My dogwalking company is doing VERY well. We're coming up on our one year anniversary in February. Most businesses fail within 6 months, especially here in Manahattan, so we're very happy to be well in the black.

My acting career continues it's slow move upwards. I've signed on for a reading of a new musical co-written by an emminent Broadway diva, and I've been given the number of the CD at Law & Order: CI, so we'll see how that goes. I've also taken a bit of a detour into cantoring professionally for my church, which is a paid gig that went straight to my resume. It's wild deposting a check from the Roman Catholic Church, let me tell you.

And the toy business is going very well, also. The holidays see me quite backed up, but slowly working through the backlog of Anakins, Obi-Wans, Striders, and Jack Sparrows. Maybe someday I'll have time to finish that Baron Harkonnen I've been working on!!

Bodie The Cursed
12-26-2006, 11:04 PM
Update: My dogwalking company is doing VERY well. We're coming up on our one year anniversary in February. Most businesses fail within 6 months, especially here in Manahattan, so we're very happy to be well in the black.


My wife and I own a dogwalking/petsitting company here In the South Bay of Southern California.. The business has been going for about 15 years now and pulls in 250-300k a year, mind you about 80-90k of that goes towards salaries... Lots can be made from picking up poop.

Darth Caedus
12-27-2006, 10:05 AM
Update: My dogwalking company is doing VERY well. We're coming up on our one year anniversary in February. Most businesses fail within 6 months, especially here in Manahattan, so we're very happy to be well in the black.

My acting career continues it's slow move upwards. I've signed on for a reading of a new musical co-written by an emminent Broadway diva, and I've been given the number of the CD at Law & Order: CI, so we'll see how that goes. I've also taken a bit of a detour into cantoring professionally for my church, which is a paid gig that went straight to my resume. It's wild deposting a check from the Roman Catholic Church, let me tell you.

And the toy business is going very well, also. The holidays see me quite backed up, but slowly working through the backlog of Anakins, Obi-Wans, Striders, and Jack Sparrows. Maybe someday I'll have time to finish that Baron Harkonnen I've been working on!!

Yea, odd to collect a check from them without getting touched by a priest, OH NO !!!!!!!!!!! That was horrible, I apologize God, don't smite me.

I'm a student finishing up my last year with a triple major, let me tell you, that sucks, stupid to do it. Anywho, once that finishes up, I'll probably be a financial analyst at a mortgage bank like the one I work at now. My DREAM job would be to work at the hollywood bowl though, love that place...

Darth Caedus
12-27-2006, 10:06 AM
My wife and I own a dogwalking/petsitting company here In the South Bay of Southern California.. The business has been going for about 15 years now and pulls in 250-300k a year, mind you about 80-90k of that goes towards salaries... Lots can be made from picking up poop.

Are you freaking serious? Time to get me some leashes and pooper scoopers, that's good money. Where in SoCal are you, I want a job...

Bodie The Cursed
12-27-2006, 12:28 PM
Are you freaking serious? Time to get me some leashes and pooper scoopers, that's good money. Where in SoCal are you, I want a job...

We do the Manhattan/Hermosa/Redondo Beach Areas.

Anzik
01-06-2007, 04:39 PM
I teach Chinese martial arts.

the Doctor
01-06-2007, 05:44 PM
I teach Chinese martial arts.kung fu?:thwak

JGouse0498
01-06-2007, 07:25 PM
While trained and certified in secondary education, I'm working as a children's behavioral clinician. The worst part is the lack of stability in hours (and therefore steady pay), but it's certainly interesting work.

Right now, I'm spending five hours a day one-on-one with an 18-year-old with mental retardation. He can't read, write, do math, constantly mixes the real world with one filled with imaginary friends like Rocky, Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, etc. And if he gets angry, he can't control himself well and will try to strangle and/or punch me.

And tomorrow I'll be picking up a new client for the afternoon. From what I've read in his file, he is grossly defiant, kicks, bites, screams, tells his parents "I don't have to do this, and you can't make me", etc...

Oh yeah, and he's three and a half years old BTW... :rolleyes:

gambit
01-06-2007, 10:03 PM
I am a (Sub)Contracts Engineer, administrating Subcontractors and main contract, communications, meeting administrations, tendering stages...etc

Working for Oil & Gas Industry at a big project in Sakhalin Island (background civil engineering though)

occulum
01-06-2007, 10:10 PM
While trained and certified in secondary education, I'm working as a children's behavioral clinician.
I commend you BIG time.

it takes so much patience and toleration to work with the kind of people you work with and IMO there are far too few people who care about the needs these people have at no fault of their own.

:rock

Darth Madden
01-06-2007, 10:26 PM
I'll start from the beginning and answer all 3.

1. I look like Uncle Fester from the Adams Family tv show except with hair.

2. I was born in Alamogordo NM, lived for 26 years in Albuquerque and now live in Seattle.

3. I work in the finance dept for a medical company (I pay all the bills.)

The Dwimmerlaik
01-06-2007, 11:15 PM
Nowadays i am in University studing digital cinematrography & animation and im a stop motion animator

Memnoch
01-07-2007, 01:13 AM
Student and working at Subway resteraunt for some extra scratch. Let me tell ya, major in History and minor in Poli Sci... not that hard. Graduate law school though, that is going to destroy me. Here's hoping I pass my LSATs next month :chew

carbo-fation
01-07-2007, 01:39 PM
Student and working at Subway resteraunt for some extra scratch. Let me tell ya, major in History and minor in Poli Sci... not that hard. Graduate law school though, that is going to destroy me. Here's hoping I pass my LSATs next month :chew

Good luck man! My brother just finished his first semester at Dickinson Law School and he said it's pretty tough! :o

Darth Caedus
01-07-2007, 01:56 PM
Good luck man! My brother just finished his first semester at Dickinson Law School and he said it's pretty tough! :o

Cousin graduated from a law school out here, and she was pretty happy to be done with it. Hope not to deter you, but she said for the first year, she didn't sleep at all. :chew :chew

carbo-fation
01-07-2007, 01:59 PM
Cousin graduated from a law school out here, and she was pretty happy to be done with it. Hope not to deter you, but she said for the first year, she didn't sleep at all. :chew :chew

:lol Not me, I am trying to get into Med School. Not that it's any easier....:monkey1 My brother, however, has had his share of sleepless nights.:D

TOE
01-07-2007, 01:59 PM
Hope not to deter you, but she said for the first year, she didn't sleep at all. :chew :chew

Sleep is for wimps :cool:

Memnoch
01-07-2007, 08:51 PM
Yea I've heard the horror stories of how rough Dickinson is the first year and I've even looked at the first year required courses. I cried for about 5 minutes when I realized that I will have NO life. My big stress right now are those LSATs. The logic games are off the wall.

Darthrazz
01-08-2007, 01:05 PM
I'm the Senior Graphic Designer/Art Diector for a company that designs printed glassware like the kind that you find at bars or ballgames that have your teams logo printed on them. In my spare time I sell shoes at a Shoe store(to help out an aging friend/mentor).

pixletwin
01-08-2007, 01:15 PM
Yea I've heard the horror stories of how rough Dickinson is the first year and I've even looked at the first year required courses. I cried for about 5 minutes when I realized that I will have NO life. My big stress right now are those LSATs. The logic games are off the wall.

Have you applied anywhere yet? I took the lsat last month and it is a PAIN!!!

JGouse0498
01-08-2007, 08:02 PM
I commend you BIG time.

it takes so much patience and toleration to work with the kind of people you work with and IMO there are far too few people who care about the needs these people have at no fault of their own.

:rock

Thank you for that, occulum.

Y'know what the real kicker about it is...I get a measly $15 an hour...works out to about $25,000 before taxes. For all the frustration and B.S. involved with the job (mostly from butting heads with selfish parents and apathetic school officials), one would think the salary would be higher.

That's why I'm limited to the 1/6 scale...it's the only thing I can afford!!

Not to sound miserable or greedy, but all I can say is thank heavens I'm married and have a working wife. Otherwise, I'd be in deep debt just from monthly bills already.


And memnoch21, from one local Pennsylvanian to another, the best of luck to you. I can only try to imagine how tough law school is going to be.

Fubeca
01-21-2007, 09:57 AM
Im a male stripper..



:hang


WOW Bodie I had no idea...

King Darkness
01-21-2007, 10:12 PM
Update:Truckers are still idiots:monkey4:monkey4

the Doctor
01-27-2007, 03:56 PM
Update:Truckers are still idiots:monkey4:monkey4

how about bus drivers:o

Darth_Thorpe
01-27-2007, 05:20 PM
bus drivers are legands lol (begs to put bus fairs to £1, ahhh the good old days lol ;)

King Darkness
01-27-2007, 08:01 PM
how about bus drivers:o


Surprisingly bus drivers are nothing like truckers! Generally they are clean and well mannered. I have had zero problems with bus drivers.

Darth Madden
01-27-2007, 08:55 PM
Surprisingly bus drivers are nothing like truckers! Generally they are clean and well mannered. I have had zero problems with bus drivers.


What area are you in? I lived in Albuquerque and I know the treck from there to Santa Fe usualy has some crappy drivers and lots of trucks. Must suck trying to fix their messes.

nash
01-28-2007, 11:48 AM
Surprisingly bus drivers are nothing like truckers! Generally they are clean and well mannered. I have had zero problems with bus drivers.

Taxi drivers in Korea and the Philippines are the worst i've seen so far. lol.

Captain Faramir
01-28-2007, 11:08 PM
I dunno, the taxi drivers in Brooklyn freak me out. After living there for a year I just avoided the taxi altogether. Thank goodness for the buses--they still drive like fools, but at least your safe in a giant bus LOL.

Of course, NYC in general is a melting pot of bad drivers.......lol :rotfl

tomandshell
01-28-2007, 11:42 PM
I am a college student at Amarillo College for mortuary science. I also work at one of the busiest Funeral Homes in all of the Panhandle. Before that I worked as a furniture reupholster and as an auctioneer. After mortuary school I plan on going to music school to get a major for banjo and fiddle performance.

All I can say is that you are a true asset to the board! The next time I need a banjo playing mortician to auction off a reupholstered ottoman, I will know exactly who to call. You are truly a Renaissance Man!!! I am impressed...

:google

TOE
01-29-2007, 02:34 AM
Taxi drivers in the Philippines are the worst i've seen so far. lol.

:lol soooooo true :rotfl Lanes are disregarded. When did u visit Nash?

nash
02-06-2007, 03:00 AM
:lol soooooo true :rotfl Lanes are disregarded. When did u visit Nash?

yeah I don't know why they even waste money to paint lanes on the roads, 80% of the time the general public drive with the painted lines between their tires lol.

I visted a bunch of times TOE, most recently was June 2006 and stayed until August.

Im planning to go back with my girl again this August and maybe stay past Christmas. New years in the PI is off the hook. you get freakin dynamite for firecrackers :lol:lol

Mooncat
06-13-2007, 07:16 AM
Double Glazing Salesmen
Student Graphic Design
Student Webdesign
Internet / Multiplayer Games Cafe Proprietor
Student Animation

As you can see I like studying :eek:

Cocoboloboy
06-14-2007, 04:16 PM
Shutter production supervisor by day. Furniture (and what not) builder by night.:D Here's some pics of a few of the things I've made...

My Red Oak corner entertainment center before the finish is applied.

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/5cb8264ad4.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

An entertainment center I made for a friend out of curly maple that dwarfs his tv. It has a brown glaze finish.

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/c993277f05.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

A simple Maple frame bed with a dark stain finish.

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/13667ab8c3.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

Yet another entertainment center, without finish applied, made for a customer. Custom made for his TV and surround sound system out of Maple.

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/7e14bd2650.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

And a small box out of curly maple and curly cherry with a clear finish.

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/3e62fe02b4.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

Batty
06-14-2007, 04:21 PM
That's really nice workmanship, Cocoboloboy.

occulum
06-14-2007, 05:00 PM
wow man. thats awesome work.
Im just getting into doodling in woodworking myself.

very impressive

DarkArtist81
06-14-2007, 08:04 PM
Wow, that is some fantastic wood work!! Seriously, that is really nice. :rock

I can't carve a toothpick out of a Redwood. :rotfl

The Josh
06-14-2007, 08:17 PM
That's very nice.

I'm a school teacher myself. :D

creecher
06-15-2007, 12:03 AM
I work in toilets, so I know a bit about logs, and that there is some nice timber and woodwork.

dr2red
06-15-2007, 04:09 AM
I work in toilets, so I know a bit about logs, and that there is some nice timber and woodwork.

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotflGood one Creech!

Rook
06-15-2007, 04:17 AM
I have tricked my employers into thinking that I'm a professional photographer... :D

floppy hat jon
07-09-2007, 12:45 PM
I'm a statistician. Specifically, I help design and analyze clinical trials for new cancer treatments.

Mookeylama
07-09-2007, 07:37 PM
Shutter production supervisor by day. Furniture (and what not) builder by night.:D Here's some pics of a few of the things I've made...

My Red Oak corner entertainment center before the finish is applied.

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/5cb8264ad4.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

An entertainment center I made for a friend out of curly maple that dwarfs his tv. It has a brown glaze finish.

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/c993277f05.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

A simple Maple frame bed with a dark stain finish.

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/13667ab8c3.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

Yet another entertainment center, without finish applied, made for a customer. Custom made for his TV and surround sound system out of Maple.

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/7e14bd2650.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

And a small box out of curly maple and curly cherry with a clear finish.

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/3e62fe02b4.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

incredible stuff! is that your own workshop or do u use the one at work? oh and i've seen some of ur action figure display boxes on eBay. astounding!

P1X4R
07-09-2007, 07:43 PM
i'm a sysadmin (system administrator) in our IT dept for a company that creates digital cartoons. :D

The ill Jedi
07-09-2007, 07:55 PM
i'm a sysadmin (system administrator) in our IT dept for a company that creates digital cartoons. :D

Might your Username be a clue to what company that is? :D

JSA
07-09-2007, 07:57 PM
i'm a sysadmin (system administrator) in our IT dept for a company that creates digital cartoons. :D

Dreamworks? Disney? Nickelodian? Whatever could the company be?!

Ya lucky bastage! :emperor :monkey5

JS :lol

El Roranous
07-09-2007, 07:59 PM
i'm a sysadmin (system administrator) in our IT dept for a company that creates digital cartoons. :D

You want to give a job to a man with a worthless psychology degree?:monkey3:monkey5

lcummins
07-09-2007, 08:01 PM
i'm a sysadmin (system administrator) in our IT dept for a company that creates digital cartoons. :D

I'm the Network Admin at my company... by the way, is yours hiring? :D

LOTRFan
07-09-2007, 08:34 PM
Construction management ... in the friggin' heat of Vegas! :monkey4

Agent23
07-10-2007, 06:49 PM
Utility Worker for CSX Transportation (Railroad). I drive locomotives all day long...

Darth Caedus
07-10-2007, 08:54 PM
I'm currently a lotto winner.....oh wait, that's what I want to do. Now I'm a poor finance college student.

cco805
07-11-2007, 12:22 AM
I deal drugs.

I just love saying that. I work as a clerk in a pharmacy and attend school so that I can work in pharmacy for the rest of my life, just in a better position.

Rogue Trooper
07-11-2007, 12:57 AM
Im a Dental Technician, i make Crowns and Bridges.

choopie
07-11-2007, 11:11 AM
Media relations and communications at Ohio State University. Go Bucs!

tylerd
07-11-2007, 11:29 AM
i am 6'2" tall, blonde hair, blue eyes, tan and athletic. i hang out at the beach all day long to get a deep golden tan and at night, i'm a porn actor that goes by the name Buck Naked. :D

Jen
07-11-2007, 11:33 AM
I moved to Seattle to get my foot in the door in the local music industry. I work for the manager of the bands, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. As things started winding down in the mid-late 90's I became her only employee and while running the office I also did personal assistant type stuff for her in her home. It has now evolved into me helping her with her young daughter. I've personally never thought about having children of my own but it has been a very interesting experience helping raise a child. I started when she was 6 months old and now she is 7. I've become a sort of second parent, which still trips me out when I think about it. With my job I get to travel a lot which is sometimes a blessing and a curse. It's the longest job I've ever had (going on 11 years) but I know that someday (sooner than later) I need to move on and find something that will be a bit more financially rewarding and offer me advancement opportunities. Got to think of my future....and though this job is relatively easy (though at times incredibly stressful when you become involved in f'd up personal matters) I'm feeling the itch to try something new. What that will be, though I have no idea. I have a double degree in Telecommunications and Sociology but think I may go back to school for accounting or another degree in Math. I love numbers and think I would enjoy something in the mathematics field.

LOTRFan
07-11-2007, 07:28 PM
Wow Jen, that sounds fun; and I am sure in the mid-90's you were mighty busy! :rock

I love playing music myself -------------------- Bass players rule! :cool::chew:chew:cool:

mfoga
07-11-2007, 09:25 PM
Somehow i missed this.

I hang out with cops and criminals most the time. I have done all kinds of computer related work , somehow the longest is working on systems used for booking criminals.:lol

I can hosestly say I have neer had a job where I never knew what to expect. Ohh the things I have seen, wait I mean didnt see:lol

creecher
07-11-2007, 10:07 PM
Bass players rule! :cool::chew:chew:cool:

Oh yeah :rock :rock :rock

Jen
07-11-2007, 10:30 PM
Wow Jen, that sounds fun; and I am sure in the mid-90's you were mighty busy! :rock

I love playing music myself -------------------- Bass players rule! :cool::chew:chew:cool:


It was a lot of fun when things were really rolling....got to see a lot of great bands in small settings. I agree with you about the bass players.....:D I used to play myself...had a Fender PB back in college....good times, good times. :cool::cool:

Creecher....I take it you're a bass player too??

creecher
07-11-2007, 10:39 PM
Why sure. I have a 74 Fender PB through a SWR Mo'Bass, cause I just have to have mo' bass.

Jen
07-11-2007, 10:58 PM
Why sure. I have a 74 Fender PB through a SWR Mo'Bass, cause I just have to have mo' bass.


Sweet!! :rock :rock :rock

PsychoCenobite
07-12-2007, 07:33 AM
I'm a Production Manager for a record company.

PsychoCenobite :monkey5

KAOSINLA
07-12-2007, 09:22 PM
Well, I'm 30 and up to a year ago was an owner of a lingerie/swimsuit design and sales enterprise. Last year, I sold my business and am now retired. The only thing a really do now is invest in real estate around the U.S. I'm thinking about opening a real estate/mortgage brokerage in the next couple of years, but am not sure yet. In the meantime, I enjoy writing and have been working on some fiction lately.

Well, I'm out of retirement kind of. Haven't been on the boards much since Feb. because I just partnered in a new Mortgage Brokerage. It's been a hell of a road having partners who don't know *****. I've done everything!!! But, now it's starting to take off and I have a lot more free time. :chew

LOTRFan
07-12-2007, 09:58 PM
Why sure. I have a 74 Fender PB through a SWR Mo'Bass, cause I just have to have mo' bass.

Fellow PB'r, man I have owned close to 15 of them, and still come back to it. I love mine, it is a newer American guitar with the graphite re-inforced neck and the bridge through body. Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) was a HUGE influence on me starting out. :rock




.... and now back to your regularly scheduled thread.

olvidadero
07-14-2007, 07:54 AM
I'm a translator for a company that mainly deals with movies and tv series. Lately, I've been translating Simpsons, Star Trek, ER, Spider-Man... I love my job :monkey5

I'm also getting my degree in Communications and I already studied Linguistics.

floppy hat jon
07-14-2007, 06:11 PM
Furniture (and what not) builder by night.:D Here's some pics of a few of the things I've made...

You've got some skills, man. Nice to see someone else who enjoys maple; we've got a lot of maple in our house - floors, kitchen cabinets, furniture in my daughter's room.

I consider myself fairly handy, but wow, that furniture is beautiful.

Cocoboloboy
07-14-2007, 07:14 PM
I haven't checked this thread for a while. I'm sorry,:o I wasn't ignoring your much appreciated compliments or your questions.


That's really nice workmanship, Cocoboloboy.
Thanks Batty!


I work in toilets, so I know a bit about logs, and that there is some nice timber and woodwork.

Sorry creecher, not the same field of expertise but I hope you enjoy your work.Just please don't try to construct anything out of the timber you find.:lol



wow man. thats awesome work.
Im just getting into doodling in woodworking myself.

very impressive

Thanks occulum! I hope you enjoy your doodling.:D If you need any questions answered just give me a shout.


incredible stuff! is that your own workshop or do u use the one at work? oh and i've seen some of ur action figure display boxes on eBay. astounding!

Thanks Mookey! I use the shop where I work. It has all the cool toys. Those figure displays were alot of fun to design. I hardly have any in my own house any more, aside from several comic book/figure displays that I humbly think were my best design.:monkey3


You've got some skills, man. Nice to see someone else who enjoys maple; we've got a lot of maple in our house - floors, kitchen cabinets, furniture in my daughter's room.

I consider myself fairly handy, but wow, that furniture is beautiful.

Thanks fhj! Yeah, I really love maple for it's diversity and figure/grain patterns. It's got to be one of the most beautiful lumbers to work with.

Dark_Spidey
07-17-2007, 03:59 PM
I'm a translator for a company that mainly deals with movies and tv series. Lately, I've been translating Simpsons, Star Trek, ER, Spider-Man... I love my job :monkey5

I'm also getting my degree in Communications and I already studied Linguistics.

Wow sounds like a great job olvidadero! I'd love to translate for a living.

As far as I am concerned, I am 19, I live in France and I study politics sciences.

Portugueezer
07-19-2007, 04:44 AM
Sound engineer.:D

pordey2
07-22-2007, 06:46 PM
I'm a translator for a company that mainly deals with movies and tv series. Lately, I've been translating Simpsons, Star Trek, ER, Spider-Man... I love my job :monkey5

I'm also getting my degree in Communications and I already studied Linguistics.

What language?

PosterBoyKelly
07-22-2007, 06:47 PM
Get my self into debt:monkey3:monkey2

jason2885
07-22-2007, 09:06 PM
Well I just finished my Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and I am currently working at the Carolinas largest power company. I will be returning to school in about a month for my Masters in EE and eventually hopefully a PhD.

FelMar
07-27-2007, 12:34 AM
I'm in the pharmaceutical sales industry :cool:

Daxion
07-27-2007, 08:28 PM
retail management

King Darkness
07-29-2007, 09:14 AM
I make truckers cry:rock

galactiboy
07-29-2007, 04:36 PM
Oh, so you're one of those prostitutes that turns out to be a dude?

El Roranous
07-29-2007, 04:38 PM
Rock star...:rock

occulum
07-29-2007, 05:35 PM
Oh, so you're one of those prostitutes that turns out to be a dude?

:lol:lol ...

wookster
07-30-2007, 02:54 AM
Designer and illustrator for the last 22 years!

King Darkness
08-01-2007, 02:57 PM
Oh, so you're one of those prostitutes that turns out to be a dude?

Ouch.....:o


:D

JonnyReedie
08-01-2007, 03:04 PM
i am part of the stage crew for my local theatre

dunedain
08-01-2007, 03:08 PM
I worked at a local bank for a half year, now I'm just a student again, doesn't pay as well as the bank though. :doh

Cooey
08-03-2007, 01:54 AM
I'm a sales consultant for Wurth UK... been doing it for just over a year now, not too bad

maverick
08-12-2007, 11:52 AM
Firefighter:D

devlinboy
08-12-2007, 12:00 PM
IM A SEX MACHINE



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hairlesswookiee
08-12-2007, 10:15 PM
IM A SEX MACHINE

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/hairlesswookiee/deuce.jpg

The Chaver
08-14-2007, 12:37 AM
Carpenter,6 years:cool:

Polylord
08-14-2007, 12:11 PM
IM A SEX MACHINE

For a living?? :D

I work as a teacher in primary school. Has done so for the past 10 years and hope to do that for at least 30 years more ;)

devlinboy
08-14-2007, 12:12 PM
IM A SEX MACHINE



HIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOO

yes you are.

TOE
08-14-2007, 02:57 PM
yes you are.

so...let me guess your real name...Quagmire?

UTtoyfan
11-04-2007, 01:40 PM
Soon to be legal drug dealer(pharmacist). I have to pass my board exams first.

Darth Caedus
11-05-2007, 02:01 PM
Soon to be legal drug dealer(pharmacist). I have to pass my board exams first.

So if our eyes hurt, you can hook the board up for some medicinial marijuana?

MadCow
11-07-2007, 02:00 PM
I love playing music myself -------------------- Bass players rule! :cool::chew:chew:cool:


Yes, yes they do! :rock2 And i'm one too... :monkey5

As for my career (if you can call it that), I work in a bank doing customer service type stuff. I hate it, tremendously!

pfronz
11-07-2007, 02:27 PM
I'm an asbestos inspector for the University of North Texas and do professional video work on the side.

wookster
11-09-2007, 05:32 PM
Freelance illustrator and designer for 23 years.

UTtoyfan
11-09-2007, 05:40 PM
So if our eyes hurt, you can hook the board up for some medicinial marijuana?

Haha, I won't be able to since I don't live in California or any of the other 10 or so states that have legalized it. But I'm sure there are plenty of pharmacists in those states that could do it!:cool:

shaun-o
11-09-2007, 06:25 PM
I work for Fender Musical Instruments. I started out as a Tune/Tester in 2000. Then I moved into production of Guild Guitar's when we were making them in Corona. Now I'm in Quality Assurance. I agree bass players rule as long as they don't overplay over what I'm doing. (I sing and play rhythm guitar):monkey3

maatuu52
11-12-2007, 02:05 PM
i work in the sex porn industry...i don't make sex films with little kids. i get the woman prepared for there scenes. by giving massages and playing with breast of all sizes and nipples....

drunk_leprechaun
11-12-2007, 03:06 PM
student, running my 2nd year of mechanical engineering in the united arab emirates. I despise it and will hopefully be in the uk next year taking up a whole new major, motorcycle engineering :D

Dante
12-01-2007, 06:46 AM
Try to keep my head down.
:pow

Slingblade
12-12-2007, 12:05 PM
I work as a CNC Machinist in a toolshop cutting giant blocks of steel into plastic injection molds for plastic parts. We make molds for pretty much anything you see out of plastic, a lot of 4wheel ATV parts for Polaris and Yamaha, all their fenders and body panels we made the molds for.
All the Ford SUV's you see on the road with plastic grills we made the molds for also.
Heres a couple pics of my machine at work.

http://mxmofo.shackspace.com/work%20pics/BF160_1.jpg

http://mxmofo.shackspace.com/work%20pics/Parpas_1.jpg

That block of steel on my machine weighed about 60 thousand pounds before I started cutting on it. After I got done with it it weighed about 35-45 thousand pounds, and thats only for HALF of the mold, the other half weighs in at almost as much for a combined total of about 80 thousand pounds when finished. That mold was for the front bumper of a Ford car.

:-)

Cocoboloboy
12-12-2007, 12:47 PM
I work as a CNC Machinist in a toolshop cutting giant blocks of steel into plastic injection molds for plastic parts. We make molds for pretty much anything you see out of plastic, a lot of 4wheel ATV parts for Polaris and Yamaha, all their fenders and body panels we made the molds for.
All the Ford SUV's you see on the road with plastic grills we made the molds for also.
Heres a couple pics of my machine at work.

http://mxmofo.shackspace.com/work%20pics/BF160_1.jpg (http://mxmofo.shackspace.com/work%20pics/BF160_1.jpg)

http://mxmofo.shackspace.com/work%20pics/Parpas_1.jpg

That block of steel on my machine weighed about 60 thousand pounds before I started cutting on it. After I got done with it it weighed about 35-45 thousand pounds, and thats only for HALF of the mold, the other half weighs in at almost as much for a combined total of about 80 thousand pounds when finished. That mold was for the front bumper of a Ford car.

:-)

That's cool. If I lived anywhere near there I would love to tour your facility.

So, what do you do with 15 thousand pounds of shavings anyway? Recycle?

Slingblade
12-12-2007, 04:33 PM
All the chips that come off the job when I'm cutting it are usually swept/shovelled into a conveyor and emptied into a bin beside my machine, then I get on a forklift and bring the bin outside and dump it in an even bigger bin. That bin is then picked up and recycled to the local scrap yard.

To give you an idea of the chips that come off my machine, they are about the size of Frito's when I'm roughing a job out, I use a 4 inch diameter cutter that has 6 teeth (flutes) to it, I spin it at about 450 rpm, that means every turn of the cutter spits out 6 Frito sized steel chips (some people call them shavings). Now multiply 450 RPM by 60 seconds, thats 2700 Frito sized steel chips coming off my machine every minute. As you can imagine they pile up pretty quickly, are extremely sharp and hot as hell when they come flying at you. Sometimes when they hit bare skin they stick to you, or hit you hard enough to cut you AND burn you at the same time :lol

I dont usually stand near it when the chips are flying, and after years of doing it you get to know where the chips are going to come flying off at as the cutter moves around on the steel.

You can go on sort of a virtual tour of the shop by going to this link. Its not really a tour but it has pics and info on it.

http://www.buildamold.com/index.html

helmsdeep
12-26-2007, 03:24 AM
Tallyman for the Port of Antwerp.

wofford29
12-26-2007, 04:22 AM
I'm looking for a job in Atlanta. Anyone know anybody?

IrishJedi
01-01-2008, 11:07 AM
I'm looking for a job in Atlanta. Anyone know anybody?

What's your field? If you are in IT I can put you in touch with a few different solid recruiters.

The Josh
01-01-2008, 11:24 AM
What's your field? If you are in IT I can put you in touch with a few different solid recruiters.

You dang name dropper! :lol:lol:lol:lol:lol :p

IrishJedi
01-01-2008, 11:31 AM
You dang name dropper! :lol:lol:lol :p

:monkey3

:rotfl :lol :lol :lol :rotfl

Darth Madden
01-01-2008, 11:35 AM
I pay the bills (among lots of other things) for a occupational medicine company. Maybe not the greatest job in the world but its a fun place to work. The CEO has a pig with wings hanging from his office ceiling and a giant paper mache Jack-in-the-box head on his bookshelf.

The Josh
01-01-2008, 12:02 PM
:monkey3

:rotfl :lol :lol :lol :rotfl

:duff :duff

hammy
01-02-2008, 02:05 PM
I work for a small community bank in North Georgia. We recently have been bought out by SunTrust and are currently looking to go through the conversion.

creature4000
01-05-2008, 07:04 PM
I do Computer Visualization.... but my real job is drinking various beers throughout the weekend!

McHavyck
01-10-2008, 05:28 AM
I do Computer Visualization.... but my real job is drinking various beers throughout the weekend!

I work for a health insurance company. When we buy a new health plan, my team goes in and analyzes their system. We then convert it into our system.

I work on the Accounting/Finance piece.
I hate this part of my job.:(

I'm also our team's technical writer/webmaster.
I love this part. :D

bagelsncheesey
01-10-2008, 07:27 AM
I do this (http://www.gis.com/).

Randy_S
01-10-2008, 06:46 PM
I do freelance show production. My main job and personal focus is being a soundman, but I'm also a stage manager, show electrician and rigger (that means i walk on 4" wide steel beams 40- 120' above the stage for work)

DarkArtist81
01-12-2008, 10:54 AM
My life has become more complicated.... I still work at a Dermatologist office on Mon,Wed and sometimes Fri, part time... doing busy work and such.

I also am a full time College student, 9 hr class schedule on Tues and Thurs.

I also do paint commissions somehow in that time period... mostly on weekends between study sessions.

I'm a glutton for punishment. :lol

Anzik
01-12-2008, 06:03 PM
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One of my students shot this on his cell phone a few weeks back. He was trying to explain application of Tai Chi to someone and after a lot of confused nodding, he thought it was better just to show him.

Ven
01-12-2008, 06:15 PM
I'm a arms dealer and on the side I sell crack.

wookster
01-14-2008, 02:29 AM
I'm a arms dealer and on the side I sell crack.

Hey Venny, that is fortuitous, as due to a nasty accident with a baling machine I need new arms, d'ya have any buff ones?

Blackhole
01-15-2008, 10:59 AM
I do...nothing...

Seriously...well, I'm a student if that counts....

TOE
01-15-2008, 11:01 AM
"necroposting" ? :confused: