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What's your job?

Kangaloon

New Member
I work in live entertainment. AKA backstage stuff for live events like theatre, dance, concerts, theme parks, all that. I mostly work with video projectors but also do some audio and painting too :D
 

Pandox_Paradox

It looks like a stick figure wearing sunglasses
Currently looking for a job; but I have a good feeling about the job I had to take an exam for: library circulation clerk.
I've had a LOT of different jobs in the past including being a security guard, professional baker and cake decorator, car saleswoman, worked in deli and produce, as well as an administrative assistant. Guess you could say I like expanding my work skills?
 
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ZeroVoidTime

Guest
I did have a job a couple months back, but I left it. My job now is college, and I am sticking to that right now going into library science.
 

Murphy

Window Licker
I do dog training and I spin fire poi for events and stuff some times. It’s fun! I also work at a restaurant but only cause it’s good extra money and it’s in the same plaza as my dog job. Once I get my lappy top fixed I’m going to try and focus on digital art in my spare time. Hopefully it all works out.
 

Murphy

Window Licker
I work in live entertainment. AKA backstage stuff for live events like theatre, dance, concerts, theme parks, all that. I mostly work with video projectors but also do some audio and painting too :D
What’s your favorite/most memorable event so far? :3
 

Kangaloon

New Member
What’s your favorite/most memorable event so far? :3

Oh gosh they're all memorable in their ways, mostly because every show is actually a disaster Lmao! I've never worked an event that ran 100% smoothly.

It's always a good fun time when the projectors die in the middle of the show, and there's just a blue screen or worse, a windows home screen showing in front of a live audience xD Some of my more stressful moments have been troubleshooting computer systems in the middle of a performance and trying to get it up and working ASAP

I guess my favorite is one musical that I ran audio on, a bunch of my friends were in it and it was a relatively nice experience with only a few minor problems. I was just really proud of my friends on stage and I have a lot of happy memories from that one!
 

Simo

Professional Watermelon Farmer
So, what do the users on this forum do?

I'm a marine biologist, apparently. Or at least that's my excuse for having a collection of frozen seawater.

What about all of you?

Don't believe him! He's actually a very attractive swimsuit model. :p

I work at an airport. I fuel airplanes, and stuff.

No I’m not that guy you see loading the bags on planes at the airlines. I mostly deal with private aircraft. (Aka rich people)

A-ha! And so I found the person who lost my luggage at O'Hare...finally! :p

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Me, I work at a large university library, supervising student staff at the main desk, and helping users with disabilities, and various other library things. Oddly, though working in a library is typically pretty quiet, it can get a lot nosier than one thinks, especially the main desk, and 'learning commons' areas, where all the public computers/group study areas are. But it's a great environment, to work at a University of some 40,000 students; there's a huge deal of diversity, and I love to hear people's story's of the places they are from, and am happy to see so many people of various background, religions and nationalities getting along.
 
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Pogo

I pounce i bounce.
I work at a car dealership. I keep the online photos of our inventory updated.
 

GarthTheWereWolf

Captious Lycanthrope of Forum Legend
Uh, oh! And here's me, that relates a lot more to Jack Nicholson, in that film. You're not gonna get me to take any of those damn pills! :p

Whelp, you're free to refuse. Unless you're Qawi'd of course. Then its an IM injection for you whether you like it or not.

And Mr. McMurphy was an obnoxious malingerer. We get them all the time because mental hospitals are a much cushier place to serve out a sentence than prison. Sometimes we can document their behaviors and prove they're faking it. Sometimes we can't and we're stuck with em. And also like Mr. McMurphy many of them make the mistake of making plea of not guilty by reason of insanity and then discover once they get here that that means they wont be released until the doctors deem their mental illness to be in remission and that they are no longer a danger to society. Which more often than not means they'll be stuck there longer than if they just served normal prison sentence.

Never take a not guilty by reason of insanity plea people. That's my advice to you all. <;
 

Simo

Professional Watermelon Farmer
Whelp, you're free to refuse. Unless you're Qawi'd of course. Then its an IM injection for you whether you like it or not.

And Mr. McMurphy was an obnoxious malingerer. We get them all the time because mental hospitals are a much cushier place to serve out a sentence than prison. Sometimes we can document their behaviors and prove they're faking it. Sometimes we can't and we're stuck with em. And also like Mr. McMurphy many of them make the mistake of making plea of not guilty by reason of insanity and then discover once they get here that that means they wont be released until the doctors deem their mental illness to be in remission and that they are no longer a danger to society. Which more often than not means they'll be stuck there longer than if they just served normal prison sentence.

Never take a not guilty by reason of insanity plea people. That's my advice to you all. <;

Thanks, nurse. I'll bear this in mind!

Odd, despite all the talk these days about depression, therapy, medications, and how much less stigma is attached to mental health, and seeking help, one thing I have noted that is still not openly discussed:

Mental hospitals, and what it is like to be in one. Of all the pieces in the NYT, on television, and all around the media, it's something I have hardly ever seen discussed, and seems to remain a rather taboo topic.
 

malibu

Well-Known Member
I'm a video editor, graphic designer, and web developer rolled into the job title of Multimedia Specialist. I film/edit/color correct videos, create motion graphics, design logos, develop print material, design web UI/UX, code the layouts, and do front end/back end coding.

I also doodle cartoon animals on the side.
 

pheonix

back'n up back'n up
I'm a manager at a pet store. Retail is pretty horrible but they pay pretty well.

Never realized how lazy people are till I started working there. Instead of doing research on an animal they want they get it, find out how hard it is to take care of it, then want to get rid of it. Someone left a rabbit in our store and just left. People are pretty terrible.
 

Divide

Lightskin Extraordinare
I'm a grad student studying information systems and technology. But I'm currently working as a co-owner of my family member's company.
 

SwirlyLion

Dizzy Lion!
I am currently a student studying in Drawing and Painting and New Media Art! I used to work retail at Petsmart! Had to quit for college, didn't have the time to keep up with it!
 
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raaky-draws

Guest
I'm a software engineer - at least, until I can get a career as a self-employed electronic music producer off the ground. Started playing with music production software a couple years ago and I really like it, so that's what I want to do long term. It's a long way from here to there though.

On a side note, if anyone needs any melodies composed or weird sound effects created, let me know!
 

Firuthi Dragovic

World Serpent, overly defensive
Well, my job title says "Marketing Associate", but... without going into too many details, it's in the financial industry and my main job is sorting out the mess my boss inherited from a previous manager.

Customer service representative in a customer satisfaction focused environment with the secondary call driver being connection speed (only really important for bonuses). The most important thing is that the customers are happy and that's what customer service should be about.

Should, yes. Unfortunately, the closest I've ever gotten to customer service is call center work a few years back and... I've been repeatedly told I got an exceptionally BAD scenario, but rigid protocols and time limits so tight you basically HAD to ignore protocol to make it (5 minutes if it's about phone lines, 10 minutes if it's about broadband - yeah, telecom industry) have pretty much fatally poisoned any perception I have of working customer service, even without involving phone calls.
 

Folhester

Smutty Scribbler
Well, my job title says "Marketing Associate", but... without going into too many details, it's in the financial industry and my main job is sorting out the mess my boss inherited from a previous manager.



Should, yes. Unfortunately, the closest I've ever gotten to customer service is call center work a few years back and... I've been repeatedly told I got an exceptionally BAD scenario, but rigid protocols and time limits so tight you basically HAD to ignore protocol to make it (5 minutes if it's about phone lines, 10 minutes if it's about broadband - yeah, telecom industry) have pretty much fatally poisoned any perception I have of working customer service, even without involving phone calls.
Lol I know your feel
I'm in the Training Team of a Call Center, and I conceive trainings focused on soft skills, like how to argue better about the product you're selling or how to answer better to objections, in order to ensure a better quality customer service. The employees are supposed to have one hour a week to do these trainings.
3 weeks after a big push, we learn that their teamleaders didn't let them do the training hours cause they'd rather have them sell more lol
So they end up with 100 shitty calls with few sales instead of like 50 quality calls with better conversion rate and customer satisfaction.
No wonder why my Call Center ended up last on a national customer service contest they were so hyped about.
 

Whimsycal

The whimsical clown
I am an auditor for the government in my state. I teach economy and accounting at the uni and also work a part time in a beauty salon
 

JinxiFox

Insanity can be such a beautiful thing.
"All these people in the thread with fairly good jobs makes me wonder what went right with you guys, so awesome job!

I currently work in retail, which is looked down upon because it's a dead-end job and I'm only getting a few hours a week, but I live with someone so it's only really important that I'm at least working. I have an associate's degree and a certificate in graphic design, but I also live somewhere super small where you really can't find anything with those degrees. It doesn't help that jobs that are heavy labor-based have caused me to have injuries I've seen doctors for and customer-facing jobs make it difficult to hide my anxiety issues, so I'm made to choose the lesser of 2 evils here.

I am still trying to do commissions for art and graphic design goodies. I've gone at it for 3 months but only got 4 clients so far (my boyfriend, my mom, her friend, and a tumblr friend), so hopefully I can get more in the future by taking different approaches. I hope for a day in the distant future where I can just work on my art for the rest of my life or at least work somewhere comfortable."


Good luck! I have two degrees—Graphic Design and Creative writing and English and guess where the majority of my work experience is? Retail. You know why I have a hard time finding "real" jobs?

Retail goes "why are you here with your education?" and things in my fields go "you don't have enough related experience." Except where I live isn't very...design or writing-centric. :/ Trust me, I have applied to every single one in the entire city. The closest people I can get to bite want me an hour and a half away, or to move to the capitol 2 hours away. If I'm moving two hours away I might as well move closer to my wife's family, where their town is so up and coming you basically shout out the window for a job and you'll get one apparently. Seriously I visited for a weekend and got three offers. Three. Just because I was "related" to a regular customer.

However I've managed to net enough this week with the comms I was able to scrounge I can pay 3 of my bills so far! Granted the last two I have left are about $600 worth but at this rate I should be able to make most of it. I had to quit without a job lined up, paid all my bills for this month, and planned on living off of my wife's savings for a bit. So sometimes, you just have to get lucky I guess. If you ever need to chat, I understand what you're going through.

I have a storied educational background. (i.e. Started out for a science major with an art minor, ex-husband stole my tuition money and too me awhile to start back up and then I went for a more of engineering graphics with a minor in psych/development)
So getting a job became a hassle because I kept getting "You don't have a lot of experience with blah."
I hold a degree in Engineering graphics, art history and I was almost at a flight theory, but scholarships and grants aint what they used to be and student loans was never on the table.
With these degrees, I have worked;
plenty of retail gigs
temporary drafting positions with various petrol-chemical companies (never again)
light construction
home health care giver
hospice care giver
repairing marine propellers at my uncle's shop
clergy for hire
vet tech
dog groomer
teacher (high school special education)
a consulate courier (basically running documents between foreign consulates and state department buildings)
plenty of low level office gigs
a professional body piercer
belly dancer and palm/tarot card reader at at themed club
Bartender and bar manager
Drawing and project archivist
street performer
freakshow performer
a client case manager for a non profit orginaztion (read that as a social worker with out the certification)
And now here I am, at 45, a total mess of anxiety and a freelance bum (as my dad calls me) I guess my point is that ANY JOB IS A REAL JOB. You put in the hours, you do the work, get paid and deal with the bullshit that comes with the job; therefor it's a real job.
 
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