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What do you guys do for a living?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by flea-bass, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. flea-bass


    Jan 30, 2004
    Hey, I am a high school student who is considering what to do for a living I was just wondering what you guys all do. I am considering going into music production and engeneering.
  2. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Talkbassing......mostly....a lawyer...sometimes
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    not sure exactly what they pay me for... but people call me all day for me to talk them through fixing computer and voice mail and domain and internet and all sorts of other geek typed problems.
  4. I'm currently slacking off and looking for empolyment
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Good luck on that engineering gig. Those jobs are harder to get than a position as a rock star, and don't pay nearly as much. Trust me on this.

    As for me, I work part time at a music store on Haight St. in San Francisco. Hopefully I will be making some money playing gigs fairly soon as well.
  6. LoJoe


    Sep 5, 2002
    Concord, NC USA.
    Senior Customer Service Manager for a telecommunications company/ISP. I have only one customer. They bill 8 million dollars a month with us and as a result, carry a big paddle that is applied to my behind on a daily basis. There are a few perks though. Most of the people that report to me are very nice looking women. I have unlimited internet accesss, and I have great views out of my 25th floor office window of downtown Charlotte NC, and the stadium and practice field for the Carolina Panthers. All in all, I'd rather be playing music full time though. Corporate life is not what life is about by any means.
  7. I was employed say one year ago but got involved in an accident so I'm on sickpay but the doctor says give me another 6 months and I should be okay to work
    But I'm gonna be a student next year
    Being a student at my age seems kinda weird
    I should've done this when I was leaving school
    Damn alcohol and girls :D
  8. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    My careers since '01 have all involved working with young people in some capacity.

    I taught at a private college in China. That was fun.
    I did social work with middle school kids for a year and a half. That was fun too.
    Now I'm the program manager/specialist for a specialized learning program at a high school. That's fun so far.

    brad cook
  9. Ditto, 'cept I want to either become a pilot for the USAF or commercially, OR, musician....
  10. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    College student/convenience store clerk/bum. Hopefully that will change after I graduate this December...
  11. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    I'm a full-time stay at home father right now-meaning I watch my 11-month old from the time she wakes up until she goes to bed. It hasn't left much time for my regular job, which is as a fine artist. Boy, and I thought being an artist paid bad :D I do recieve disability payments because I'm legally blind though, so that helps pay for all of my bills and food.
  12. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    leech off my parents.

  13. bluemonk


    Dec 17, 2002
    University professor. I teach Philosophy, Film and Race & Gender courses. I highly recommend teaching.
  14. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    I'm one of the guys that drives you high school kids around :crying:...j/k :D Thats right, I'm a school bus driver. The funny thing is, I actually like this job :eyebrow: Go figure! Pay isn't too bad, I get bennies, and I have plenty of time to jam. Especially the summer! :D
  15. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    Part-time supervisor at UPS. I destroy basses for a living.
  16. Nikehawk

    Nikehawk Guest

    Jul 29, 2001
    Yorkville, IL, USA
    I'm attending graduate school in the hopes of working for local governments. Read: Excellent Job Security!!!
  17. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    Part time community college student, part time General Clerk at a grocery store. I fix things, and generally go generic jobs. Put up signs, fix carts, clean up wine when customers knock over displays, load people's cars full of presto logs, mop out freezers with water (that one's fun).

    This won't be my career. I have no idea what to do. My grades are suffering this quarter due to a bunch of crap that's happening to me. My dreams are to be a musician or to own a record store with a friend. But my parents just keep crapping all over my dreams, they want me to get a 9-5 job in some office somewhere and churn them out grandkids. And that has no appeal to me, but they can't/won't accept that.
  18. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Network security/firewall dude for the state of Washington.

  19. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I should be a full time student but I essentially gave up on that since I dont like it one bit and I dont like what its leading too. My only income is from gigging and the only thing I work on is music, so for now thats what I do. That and leeching.

    When I move back to Miami Ill be working over-time at some random crap job and working over-overtime as a musician. Did it once and it was the most satisfying experience of my life.
  20. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I'm a bass player for the US Air Force!

    They even PAY me for it! :hyper: :bassist: