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What's your real job???

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by IvanMike, Aug 29, 2004.


  1. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    Sorry if this is a repeat topic, I'm sure it is

    Just Curious

    I've spent the last 18 years working with people with mental retardation in direct care an psych dept. positions. Anyone from people requireing total care to forensic cases and everyone in between. Before that i was a food service utensil recyling engineer :p
     
  2. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I guess our jobs are pretty similar....i'm a lawyer :D









    *Note: generally don't make jokes of this ilk but couldnt pass up a golden opportunity - mea culpa*
     
  3. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    "Real" job? You mean "day job", right? :)

    I do all manner of electronics and computer software. Mostly audio electronics for studios and such, custom gear, console interfaces, and so on. And a wide range of industry sectors for software, ranging from healthcare to finance to aerospace to access control, and everything in between.

    Really though, I'm just a bass player. :D
     
  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I work at Mesa/Boogie. :D
     
  5. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I am a maintainance guy. For a property management place that owns a lot of property throughout campus, even a couple very popular bars. It's not the most glamorous job, but it pays the bills.
     
  6. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I look for a job and post on TB...well, mainly just post on TB.

    brad cook
     
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Hmmm... I guess my job is much like IvanMike and Mark's too

    I work in an internet tech support department of a Mom & Pop Telephone / ISP / host company (owned by retired AT&T engineers). I get to talk to people who break computers and phones and T1s and such
     
  8. I currently work at an aluminum sawmill. I run large industrial saws, drive forklifts, operate cranes, and sometimes perform preventive / corrective maintenance on the equipment. The aluminum we process is utilized in aircraft, transportation (Humvees etc), and other industrial chassis.

    After having a job similar to the guys in "Office Space" for the last 7 years, my current job is a refreshing change. Each day I am thankful to support my family. Besides, it's something to do between gigs.
     
  9. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    I am a non-tenure history and social science instructor for several local colleges. Since I seem to always lack the right pigmentation and genitalia for a tenured job, I get lots of opportunities to play the bass.
     
  10. mattmcnewf

    mattmcnewf

    May 27, 2004
    I'm in my senior year of high school, plan on studying engineering only because its the only thing i can think of. So wihtout derailing the thread how does your job relate to music. Like is it easy to get time off for some trips or tours, do u have time to pratice and jam
     
  11. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    i have to work a lot of overtime to pay for my bills and child support and alimony - so time for practice and gigs is at a premium - time off is no prob, i have saved a lot of vacation time
     
  12. I'm a porn star. I also study Psychology.

    Leigh
     
  13. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Translation:

    I'm an unemployed student who spends a lot of time masturbating while watching porn.

    :D
     
  14. No! I have one part-time job and another casual! :eek:

    :rollno: Leigh :rollno:
     
  15. A challenging but rewarding job there Ivanmike. I am a full time musician. Lucky there are alot of good paying gigs in Darwin.
     
  16. Stock Broker
     
  17. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Mechanic/fabricator in the food processing industry.

    Uh...potato chips...

    :)
     
  18. Whith Nick Man no longer being Voltron, there are no more Defenders of the Universe, so I have turned evil and am trying to take over the world. See "Stare at this for awhile"....yeah that was me, didn't work quite right












    yet.



    *Worries that Vbass will become a supporting member and oppose me* :D
     
  19. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Studying economics @ university... no day-job, no part-time job now, but lots of time :D
    But very low grants, also :(
     
  20. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Starting senior year of high school, going to study psychology in univeristy with a minor in music to get my BA in psych, and a teacher's certification. Take a couple years off of school and teach high school until I have enough money to get my BA in journalism at Ryerson university (2 year program for university grads, 4 years for undergrads). Then, get my masters, and eventually a PhD -- then, if I can, either start teaching part time as university professor and continue teaching high school, or open up a practice and teach high school part time.

    HOO-HA!

    EDIT: Oh, and I intend to get a part-time job at a music store during the school year during university as a tech/salesmen.