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What do you do for a living?

I'm currently unemployed, but I'm sixteen so it's not that pathetic.

I hope to get a job in welding sometime in the future. I'm so glad my friend recommended taking welding in high school.
 

Slaton

Victrix Patientia Duris
Welding is a good trade to go into. Mechanic at work spent 5 years in New Zealand after emigrating from U.K as a welder building semi-trailers, made a mint! Mrs wanted to come back though. But worlds your oyster with that occupation :)
 
Civil Engineer specializing in water/wastewater, mostly wastewater. I've got about $100M in projects in design or under construction. I've been doing this for a little over 4 years wince I graduated with my BS and MS. Almost went for a PhD, but didn't know what I would do with it. Been happy with it for the most part.
 
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Solaroo

Guest
Current engineering student. Thinking of switching to comp sci or something. I wonder if anyone will pay me to walk around and compliment people on their insightful opinions.
 

Kellan Meig'h

Kilted Luthier
Communications Technician for a school district. I maintain or repair the clocks, bells, PA systems, intrusion alarms and fire alarms. Been doing this for over ten years. Previously I've done a number of non-related jobs, such as Ford Motor Company assembly line in Milpitas, CA, Peterbilt assembly line in Newark, CA, Rides technician at a major Northern California amusement park, Instructor at an automotive technical institute, several cooking jobs, part owner of a General Contracting company (killed by a partner that chased 'pie in the sky') and most importantly, Radar technician for the USAF, working on F4-D Phantom II fighters. Oh, and a short stint working in retail in a hardware store.

As you might have guess, I'm a true grey-muzzle.
 

softi

Member
Communications Technician for a school district. I maintain or repair the clocks, bells, PA systems, intrusion alarms and fire alarms. Been doing this for over ten years. Previously I've done a number of non-related jobs, such as Ford Motor Company assembly line in Milpitas, CA, Peterbilt assembly line in Newark, CA, Rides technician at a major Northern California amusement park, Instructor at an automotive technical institute, several cooking jobs, part owner of a General Contracting company (killed by a partner that chased 'pie in the sky') and most importantly, Radar technician for the USAF, working on F4-D Phantom II fighters. Oh, and a short stint working in retail in a hardware store.

As you might have guess, I'm a true grey-muzzle.

wanna yiff?

EDIT: i am eternal student, its dumb
 
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moonchylde

He's like, this guy, you know?
I sort trash. Literally. I work at a plastic recycling plant on the sort line, pulling out the odd-colored plastic and random crap that people mistakenly think is recyclable. Low pay, long hours, and a smell that honestly defies description. But at this point, I'm just happy to have a job, and the swing shift means I never work more then three days in a row, which is really nice.

On a side note, though, would everyone who recycles plastic do me and all my colleagues a favor? Please make sure your bottles are EMPTY before you throw them in the bin. I don't know what's in those bottles, but by the time they reach me they've fermented to the point that they burn my skin on contact and always seem to splash in the direction of my mouth... oh, and shoes are not made of plastic, and thus not recyclable. Neither are CD's, bowling balls, photographs, or dildos. Yes, I have seen all these things more then once.
 

KatmanDu

Squeezing the Charmin
Communications Technician for a school district. I maintain or repair the clocks, bells, PA systems, intrusion alarms and fire alarms.

Having installed a lot of those intrusion and fire alarm systems in schools that you maintain, I salute you, sir. I can't imagine the nightmare that is trying to figure out a system installed long ago by a technician far away mixed in with all the other crap that's in the ceiling above the tiles. Especially when we get tired and take shortcuts (*cough, cough* not that I've ever taken a shortcut with a life safety system... mid-line splice in a hallway because we ran out of wire? Never! Perish the thought.)

Phantom F4-D? You realize you just gave away your age there, with the "proof that given enough thrust, even a brick can fly" aircraft?
 
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Saylor

Guest
Right now, I'm a student and I work at a haunted house and I scare people with chainsaws. But that isn't going to last after October, so I am applying at a movie theater. I am also a poll manager at election commissions. But that is only volunteer work.
 

jackjack2k

New Member
I work at JC penney, i'm the "sales specialist" but that's fancy talk for, fold shit and put the shit in the fitting rooms back where it goes lol! not that i don't like my job, it's just rather boring sometimes. i do, every once in a while, get to go to the registers and check out. i'm also in college so i usually get the night shifts :/
 

Talisker

Blaggard
I am a Corrections Officer. Been doing it for the last 13 years. Words cannot express how much I have grown to hate it. But it pays the bills, lol.
 

Bleedswhitefire

Bubba be addicted to 2 stroke
Performance off road shop. Build Toyota trucks to basically do what ever you want them to do off road. Start with a stock truck, turn it into something incredible. Also do mechanics. Motor, tranny, drive train rebuilds, swaps. Just the same old same old.

Only thing is, just started up my shop not too long ago. Doing this for some time now, just want to do it under my ways. But off to a good start.
 

DarthLeopard

Has lost his Soul
hmmm for a living i would have to say, playing guitar on the corner of the street, which doesnt really bother me until someone laughes at me or spits in my guitar case.
 

Bleedswhitefire

Bubba be addicted to 2 stroke
Originally posted by TeenageAngst

Is that official TRD stuff or is it all third party aftermarket?


I wish it was official TRD. But it's not, as of right now. As for the third party aftermarket, I try to build everything from raw metal. Sometimes I do order prefab parts, or the things I can't make, like shocks, springs, ect. Or if some one wants me to do other-than-toyota builds. But I try to stay Toyota only.
 

Kellan Meig'h

Kilted Luthier
Having installed a lot of those intrusion and fire alarm systems in schools that you maintain, I salute you, sir. I can't imagine the nightmare that is trying to figure out a system installed long ago by a technician far away mixed in with all the other crap that's in the ceiling above the tiles. Especially when we get tired and take shortcuts (*cough, cough* not that I've ever taken a shortcut with a life safety system... mid-line splice in a hallway because we ran out of wire? Never! Perish the thought.)

Just ran across one of those 'hidden splices' in a plenum rated fire data cable the other day. Telecom jellybeans inside a wall, half-way between the t-bar and the manual pull station. Took a day to finally find, cut a hole in the wall and fix. Carpenters were not impressed with my work for some reason.

Phantom F4-D? You realize you just gave away your age there, with the "proof that given enough thrust, even a brick can fly" aircraft?

Hey, that old bird was a true workhorse. yeah, 35,000 lbs of thrust can fly a brick just fine, thank you. Granted, it had limitations, such as the edict to 'Not go supersonic' with the SUU-23 gun pod attached, the hassle boresighting said same SUU-23, that blasted IFF antenna right ahead of the tailhook pivot and generally having to be very careful around the radar power supply, since it had VACUUM TUBES and 650 VDC potential from B+ to Bias volts. Oh yeah, the magnetron klystron tube frequency adjustment screw had about 10,000 volts on it but with literally no amperage. Wouldn't kill you but it would knock you right off of a B-4 stand if you forgot to use the special fiberglass screwdriver that the Air Force paid $350 for.

Yup, true greymuzzle. It's been a tough road from time to time but I wouldn't trade my life experiences for any amount of money.
 

Echo Wolf

Active Member
I sold propane and propane accessories... Well that technically was one part of my previous job. I use to work in a Grocery Store but I quit around seven months ago so I'm unemployed. My fancy job title was "Customer Service Clerk" which basically translates to bagger and whatever the hell else we need done. I did everything from bagging groceries to using horribly dangerous machinery I wasn't qualified to use; they'd just tell me to go use the compactor with no safety briefing and I had to operate it a few times too. I'd say it gave me some spending money but on average I was making around 20 dollars a week for working like a damn dog.
 

KatmanDu

Squeezing the Charmin
Just ran across one of those 'hidden splices' in a plenum rated fire data cable the other day. Telecom jellybeans inside a wall, half-way between the t-bar and the manual pull station. Took a day to finally find, cut a hole in the wall and fix. Carpenters were not impressed with my work for some reason.

Ouch... I never left any splices inside a wall; if we had to do one, it was above the suspended ceiling in a junction box. I wasn't that cruel. Although I am impressed they used beanies; we usually just used some wire nuts in the box (even the fire data was 16 or 18 gauge). I did feel for the maintenance guys after we left an install on a school renovation, though; because 9 times out of 10 the contractors wouldn't demo the old wiring out of the ceiling, and I could just imagine those guys lifting a ceiling tile and seeing 16 red wires, some old, some new, with no idea what was live and what wasn't. And the camera coax, cat6, alarm wire, bell and clock wire, intercom...
 

Tiamat

Sex nuts and retard strong
Banned
Been freelance illustrating for the past year. It's frightening and frustrating sometimes. But can be oh so satisfying.
But it's gotten to the point where I can't imagine going back to a daily work environment.
 

Aleu

Deuces
Used to be a medical billing specialist but I got laid off. Now I'm a framer at Hobby Lobby. I'm in school to get a degree in forensic science.
 

Sharris

New Member
I'm an IT Technician for a company that specializes in buying other companies... Its an interesting job. I sit and fix the offices computers all day. Which is usually just the usual 500 emails of "Why isn't my paper printing?" And the answer is usually because printers are evil things that some omnipotent being of pure evil sent to humans to torture us into insanity. Because printers never work. Ever. No matter what you do. Unless you sacrifice your first born offspring while dancing the macarena to gangnam style perfectly, changing Call Me Maybe. And even then, it has to be on the 5th moon of the growing season, and Robert Downey Jr has to have been humble within a week prior and.... *trails off*

Sorry, I kinda blacked out there.... But you get the point. In a nutshell. I beg printers to have mercy on us all 40 hours a week 9-6 Mon-Fri.
 
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