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Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
05-02-2009, 10:43 AM
Fess up folks, what's you job?

Here's a thread for everyone to confess your profession, job, or anything that brings you in income, no matter how little.

What share you?

MortonStromgal
05-02-2009, 12:52 PM
Didn't we already have this thread?

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
05-02-2009, 01:13 PM
With threads: 9,365, Posts: 70,621, Members: 7,525, 83 threads of my own, we're bound to see similar threads, eventually. It happens on every site, eventually.

I'll begin to get the ball rolling:

One of my sources of income is doing the financial books, analyzing costs and benefits, marketing expenditures, financial strategy, taxes, and small business software to help manage a friends roofing business. I guess you could say i am the CFO of said small business, also dealing with the responsibilities of Controller and Treasurer, but in truth, I'm doing all this, not for gain, but to assist in securing my friends financial future.

Another source of income for me is the buying and selling rare books on Ebay.

What share the rest of you?

Freejack
05-02-2009, 08:40 PM
Senior Unix Administrator keeping the servers used by the emergency 911 system in the US up and running.

I was surprised at just how the 911 system works under the hood.

Carl

Windstar
05-02-2009, 10:36 PM
Well I did 22 years in the Navy and retired so that I could do my lifes dream, I am an Over the Road Truck Driver and run all 48 States.


:cool::cool::cool:

Mindbomb
05-03-2009, 09:38 AM
Lumper, I unload semi's (by hand not a forklift) at a food warehouse.

Kaewin
05-03-2009, 06:52 PM
I'm a stay at home dad, beg money off the wife

William Murderface
06-06-2009, 11:18 PM
stay at home dad

PlattevilleGamer
06-07-2009, 08:11 AM
Currently Unemployed but when I am in school I am a tutor at the math tutoring center on campus. I also worked for a catalog company orders and HATED it with a passion. The morons that would call me at 11:30 PM would just piss me off. I once got yelled at for peeing by a customer. And I won't mention the other "recreational activities" some of them were doing before/during there calls to me. I swear they pre-screened the calls and gave me all the stupid people. I even had some dude ask me what I meant by "your total is".

Talmek
06-07-2009, 11:22 AM
I am a process operator for an oil refinery. I work on what is known as a "Sulfur Recovery Unit". Basically, we take hydrogen sulfide (a highly toxic and explosive chemical compound that was single-handedly responsible for the "acid rain" scares of the 70s and early 80s) and using thermal reaction create elemental sulfur.

Basically, I work on an environmental unit. The only major downside is that the concentration of H2S used on our unit is enough to kill you 90,000 times over...so don't make a mistake :D

It's a great job, and one that I enjoy very much.

deathboy
06-07-2009, 11:27 AM
I am a Quality Control Supervisor/colorist for a plastics manufacturing company.

templeorder
06-07-2009, 11:40 AM
I'm the lead for UW Medicine in the Enterprise Collaboration Services team. I do development, business analysis, project coordination (basically asst. to our full time project manager), and specialize in lean/agile methodologies. Most of my focus is web presence/web delivered initiatives.

MortonStromgal
06-07-2009, 12:08 PM
Senior Unix Administrator keeping the servers used by the emergency 911 system in the US up and running.


Did I ever mention your my hero?

Oldgamer
06-07-2009, 12:32 PM
Been unemployed for a little over 2 months now, but by career, I'm a Land Surveyor.

Malruhn
06-07-2009, 06:55 PM
I'm a Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer - soon to make Master Chief.

Presently I'm the Coast Guard Liaison to the Air Force Senior NCO Academy... a dang fish out of water!! However, I am soon to move up to Boston to be a Training and Safety officer... officially called Chief of Planning and Force Readiness... it sounds impressive, but I'm mainly an admin puke.

I can retire at any time - I have 22 years in.

Farcaster
06-07-2009, 07:16 PM
I am a SQL database/report developer, currently for Sound Transit here in Seattle, Washington.

Amphiprison
06-07-2009, 07:33 PM
I'm a Companion Animal Specialist for a pet store! I spend my days maintaining massive commercial aquaria and reptile habitats, not to mention doing all the ordering and most of the customer service in that part of the store- bagging crickets for reptiles to eat, helping folks find out what fish is and isn't good for their setup, and convincing children not to bang on the glass! :D One of my saltwater setups houses just two species: Percula ocellaris and Paracanthurus hepatus, just because I love to hear the kids go "NEMO!!!! DORY!!!" (I also love to hear the parents groan when their kids ask them to buy Nemo and Dory, a setup that can cost well over six hundred dollars...)

MortonStromgal
06-07-2009, 09:12 PM
I'm a Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer - soon to make Master Chief.

Presently I'm the Coast Guard Liaison to the Air Force Senior NCO Academy... a dang fish out of water!! However, I am soon to move up to Boston to be a Training and Safety officer... officially called Chief of Planning and Force Readiness... it sounds impressive, but I'm mainly an admin puke.

I can retire at any time - I have 22 years in.

You should consider moving to another federal job, sometimes they will let you pull multiple pensions

Mead
06-07-2009, 11:38 PM
I feed people. Main prep cook at a restaurant.

tesral
06-08-2009, 01:08 AM
Gentleman of Leisure and General Nuisance. Before I took up this profession I was a Machinist.

Razmus
06-08-2009, 06:16 AM
Server Geek (windows operating systems) and occasional MS SQL guy for the central IT department at a relatively large-ish US, mid-Atlantic University. (I worked in IT for 15 years in the Washington DC area before settling out back to a university environment.)

Rook
06-08-2009, 07:53 AM
Been teaching for 11 years now and love it! Communication Arts (reading, writing, speaking, listening) and Social Studies (formerly ancient, now modern, cultures). Also run camps through Penn State Berks during the summer and have a steady poker income...
Jack-of-all-trades previous to teaching: loaded and unloaded trucks, managed book and music stores, pushed carts, worked on road crews, over-night security, retail, pool hustling, etc.

gregm
06-08-2009, 08:26 AM
I'm currently a Rebar Detailer. I have the miserably boring and annoying task of taking structural drawings from engineers and turning them into information a fabrication shop can use to cut and bend rebar. Basically I am a CAD drafter that draws the most boring drawings ever. I couldn't wish this job on my worst enemy and hope to leave it as soon as is humanly possible.

I aspire to go to art school, don't know if I will ever manage to do that though.

Moritz
06-08-2009, 09:47 AM
Doctor of Chiropractic and part time adjunct A&P, Biology instructor at the local college.

gajenx
06-08-2009, 10:05 AM
I currently am on the state list for Early Intervention specialists with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. I as well have been teaching Special education now for 5 years. Though now my job has gone from inclusion/resource to doing a Multi-handicapped/self contained resource room for kids who are severely low functioning, ala IQ <55.

Malruhn
06-10-2009, 06:52 PM
May the deity(ies) of your choice bless you, man. You do something that I could never even DREAM of doing. It's hard enough teaching stellar performing, senior enlisted alleged-adults in a military setting... no way I could do what you do. My respect, Sir!!

Bearfoot_Adam
06-10-2009, 08:19 PM
Well as of yesterday, after 6 months unemployment, I am a Teen Recreation Leader for Tualatin Parks and Recreation and I agreed to an Americorp position working with an urban greening non-profit organization

shilar
06-10-2009, 08:34 PM
I hold the line against the "Home Desperate." I sell plumbing products for the Midwest's largest and fastest growing home improvement chain. *Cue annoying jingle* save big money at Menards. Yes this has been a shameless plug.
http://www.kekatos.com/RaySzmanda/Ray_Szmanda_1.jpg

kirksmithicus
06-10-2009, 09:02 PM
I had totally forgot about "saving money at my nards" :D

Tamburlain
06-10-2009, 09:13 PM
I am a research scientist at a large state university & medical center. Our lab focuses on the underlying neurobiology of psychosis-related mental illness (schizophrenia, bp-I) and other cognitive disorders. Lessee... We study human postmortem tissue, endophenotypes, and occasionally conduct clinical trials, though my daily routine is concerned mostly with in vivo neuroimaging using MRI. Brains are cool.

Freejack
06-10-2009, 09:52 PM
Iowa 9-1-1 Call Center First in Nation to Successfully Trial 9-1-1 Text Messaging

Black Hawk County First 9-1-1 Call Center to Participate in Landmark Effort Enabling Speech and Hearing Impaired Citizens to Communicate Directly With 9-1-1 for Help; Service to go live this July

Waterloo, IOWA --- The Black Hawk County Iowa 9-1-1 Service Board today announced that the Black Hawk Consolidated Public Safety Communications Center has become the first 9-1-1 Call Center in the country to successfully receive text messages sent directly to 9-1-1. This groundbreaking effort allows those with speech and hearing impairments to use text messaging to communicate directly with a 9-1-1 operator in an emergency. A broad team of communications companies including i wireless, Intrado Inc., Positron Public Safety and RACOM Corporation were involved in this effort.

http://www.intrado.com/main/press/

I built and my team supports these servers.

I have a pretty cool job.

Work Worth Doing

Carl

Arkhemedes
06-13-2009, 06:54 PM
OMG! Soldiers, doctors, businessmen and scientists! Who woulda thunk it? I must say that I have met a lot of people in the military who have played RPGs, including some of my best friends. But then what else is a bunch of guys cooped up in a barracks going to do over the span of several months? Me? I maintain apartment communties - but it's not what I do - it's what I get paid for.

shilar
06-14-2009, 05:32 PM
I must say that I have met a lot of people in the military who have played RPGs, including some of my best friends. But then what else is a bunch of guys cooped up in a barracks going to do over the span of several months?
Yeah I was very pleasantly surprised by the size of the military role play community. Most of my best games happened in base housing.

Dytrrnikl
06-19-2009, 03:26 AM
Currently, I'm an opto-electronics microchip fabrication technician. Not as cool as working with IC's, but it pays the bills. Only have an associates, or as I like to call it, the useless degree. I'll eventually go back for bachelor's, seeings how the ass. didn't open any doors that I already didn't have the option of stepping through. I'm hoping that a bachelor's will give me some new options and not more of the same.

Windstar
06-19-2009, 06:11 AM
Job update - Househusband, laundry, cleaning, generally a maid.

Q-man
06-19-2009, 06:48 AM
I'm a professional computer geek, I'm ok if we just leave it at that.

If you want particulars my title is Quality Assurance Engineer II, which probably doesn't mean anything. The company I work for, TeleTracking Technologies (http://teletracking.com/), writes software for hospitals. My job is to double check that the software works and and won't do anything detrimental to the patient care.

MortonStromgal
06-19-2009, 04:18 PM
I'm not quite as cool as Freejack yet but I do similar stuff. My title is Network Admin but I do whatever is needed. I'm employed as a government contractor.

here's the company I work for directly http://www.sabresystems.com/


Currently, I'm an opto-electronics microchip fabrication technician. Not as cool as working with IC's, but it pays the bills. Only have an associates, or as I like to call it, the useless degree. I'll eventually go back for bachelor's, seeings how the ass. didn't open any doors that I already didn't have the option of stepping through. I'm hoping that a bachelor's will give me some new options and not more of the same.

Unless your planning on working for the feds it probably wont. The masters is good if you want to jump into management though

RealmsDM
06-19-2009, 04:21 PM
i'm a mixologist (fancy bartender) who makes drinks up for liquor brands, restaurants & bars, and shows. I also train bartenders & bartend myself.

Slipstream
06-22-2009, 01:24 PM
Graphic designer by trade, currently unemployed job searcher. Yay recession!

And about the comment of high amounts of military, I'm not surprised. I'd say that a dozen of my old WoW guild (consisting of a hundred or so) played from Baghdad.

tesral
06-22-2009, 04:16 PM
Graphic designer by trade, currently unemployed job searcher. Yay recession!

And about the comment of high amounts of military, I'm not surprised. I'd say that a dozen of my old WoW guild (consisting of a hundred or so) played from Baghdad.

Ironic to say the least.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
06-22-2009, 11:43 PM
http://www.intrado.com/main/press/

I built and my team supports these servers.

I have a pretty cool job.

Work Worth Doing

Carl
Very cool job. Not surprised though, after all, you do speak about 50 computer languages. We aught to start referring to you as Data here on these boards. :biggrin:

Again, very cool.

traesin
06-23-2009, 04:50 AM
Well I have two jobs and going to school. I work for Michael's Craft store and I work the overnight shift at a group home for mentaly disabled adults.

prinnycook
07-12-2009, 08:36 PM
I am a chef, been cooking for 10 years now. Currently at an assisted living facilities.

Fersboo
07-12-2009, 09:28 PM
I've had a multitude of jobs in the past:

Mail room clerk intern for the State of MD
Busboy
Dishwasher
Cook
Hardware store clerk
Military - Cav Scout
Security guard
Bouncer
Entrepreneur - a failed attempt to operate a resteraunt for a nightclub
Retail clerk
Payroll Manager
Shipping Manager
Retail store maintenance person
Commercial garage door installer/repairperson
Light truck mechanic
Accountant - small company write-up and taxes
Accountant - Big 4 tax consultant
Accountant - derivatives tax
Accountant - CFO services consultant


Currently I am the Business Manager for a national not-for-profit foundation in Washington DC. I basically am the assistant CFO (my boss isn't a finance person), but since I don't have much in the way of staff, I basically perform all functions from the CFO to the various clerk positions, as well as HR, payroll, office management, IT, legal (to an extant, that is what lawyers are for), etc.

traesin
07-13-2009, 02:59 AM
I've done the Mail room thing too. Man that sucked. I worked on the barcode sorter at an insurance company.

Freejack
07-13-2009, 07:29 AM
Oh, if you want a _list_ of jobs :D

Tomato Picker - not a lot of fun and a handful of green chemicals on my hands when I was done.
Paper Route
Marine Infantry
Marine Surveyor
Army Military Police
Army Battalion Illustrator in Ft Meade Md
Army Battalion Illustrator in Erlangen Germany
Army Post Illustrator and typesetter in Ft Belvoir Va (Learned programming for some gaming stuff on Radio Shack Color Computer)
Graphic Artist
Typesetter
Car Salesman
Security Guard (Learned basic programming on an IBM PC)
Surveyor assistant and programmer (IBM Basic, Radio Shack Basic, Apple Basic)
Graphics Research (working on a government contract)
Programmer (IBM Basic, Libra Basic) and LAN Installation (Novell on IBM PC's with Emerald Tape Systems for backups) (Ran BBS and wrote BBS plugins)
LAN Consultant
LAN Installation and Management
Telephone Technical Support (go to for Programming, Hard Disks, and LANs)
SQL Programmer (r:base)
LAN Administrator (3Com 3+Share; 3Wizard certified)
LAN Administrator and teacher at John's Hopkins APL (Got on Internet, wrote Usenet reader, participated in work on Nethack)
LAN Administrator at NASA (3+Open)
Support (MS Lan Manager and Novell)
LAN Admin (MS Lan Manager and Windows NT)
Unix Admin (Solaris, Irix, AIX, and Red Hat Linux; Solaris Certified)
Network Admin (Cisco boxes; CCNA/CCNP Certified)
PC Support and Cisco installation in Athens Greece
Sr. Unix Admin at IBM (Solaris, AIX, Suse, and Red Hat Linux)
Sr. Unix Admin at Intrado (Solaris, HP-UX, Tru64, Red Hat, and Oracle Linux).

Hmm, busy guy :D

Carl

Oldgamer
07-14-2009, 10:02 AM
Freejack, when you say you were a Marine Surveyor and a Surveyor assistant ... what does that mean? I am a Land Surveyor (made for an easy start since I excelled at Recon and Land Nav.) and was curious if what you did was something similar.

Thriondel Half-Elven
07-14-2009, 06:18 PM
I working in a grocery store. Stocking mainly frozen/dairy. YAY milk!

Previously i worked at a . . . . . grocery store. Surprise!

And before that?. . . construction and detassling.

Freejack
07-14-2009, 07:07 PM
Freejack, when you say you were a Marine Surveyor and a Surveyor assistant ... what does that mean? I am a Land Surveyor (made for an easy start since I excelled at Recon and Land Nav.) and was curious if what you did was something similar.

Probably. In the Marines, we went out and I held the measuring rod.

I worked at All Star Computing in Virginia.

One of the land owners creating a basic program on a TRS-80 that imported the data from the surveying device (big yellow thing) into the computer, saved the points in a data file so you could draw plats on an HP Plotter.

We converted the program from the TRS-80 onto a Leading Edge PC and a Franklin (Apple ][ clone).

My job was part time as a programmer maintaining the program, sending out software on 5 1/4 floppies, and helping with converting the code the one guy wrote to work on the other systems.

The other part was to go out and help the surveyors with jobs. We didn't need a measuring rod then. The machine would shoot a laser at a tri-mirror which would reflect back to the machine and it would get all the measurements.

Someone needed to clear the space between the two items so me and another guy would be out there in the brambles hacking a path until the machine could get a clear reading.

In general it was a lot of fun, although once we had to chase a cow back onto his property :)

Carl

traesin
07-15-2009, 03:32 AM
I working in a grocery store. Stocking mainly frozen/dairy. YAY milk!

Previously i worked at a . . . . . grocery store. Surprise!

And before that?. . . construction and detassling.

I stocked dairy and dry goods for about 4 years. loved it! I avg. 128 cases an hour.

Oldgamer
07-15-2009, 10:24 AM
Probably. In the Marines, we went out and I held the measuring rod.

I worked at All Star Computing in Virginia.

One of the land owners creating a basic program on a TRS-80 that imported the data from the surveying device (big yellow thing) into the computer, saved the points in a data file so you could draw plats on an HP Plotter.

We converted the program from the TRS-80 onto a Leading Edge PC and a Franklin (Apple ][ clone).

My job was part time as a programmer maintaining the program, sending out software on 5 1/4 floppies, and helping with converting the code the one guy wrote to work on the other systems.

The other part was to go out and help the surveyors with jobs. We didn't need a measuring rod then. The machine would shoot a laser at a tri-mirror which would reflect back to the machine and it would get all the measurements.

Someone needed to clear the space between the two items so me and another guy would be out there in the brambles hacking a path until the machine could get a clear reading.

In general it was a lot of fun, although once we had to chase a cow back onto his property :)

Carl


Yep, that has some aspects of my kind of surveying :) I didn't do it when I was in the Corps, but it was the first thing I did when getting out. I wanted to go big money and go into private protection or work for someone like Blackwater, but my wife raised hell ... something about worrying about me getting killed when deployed in hot spots when I was enlisted and not going to go through it again as a civy :) So I chose a job that paid less than what I was making in the Corps at the bottom of the ladder in Surveying, but I moved up fast and the pay increased with it. The big yellow survey thing you mentioned might have been a TDS-Ranger, but it all depends on when you were converting the data for the plotter, the technoligy seems older than the Ranger.

goladith
07-15-2009, 10:37 AM
I am actually currently unemployed. I got out of the Air Force in Sept 2008. Couldn't find any work, till I got a job at Six Flags Great America as a Seasonal Ride Mechanic. I quit that job to start another job, a full time permanent position at a company, then after 3 days they told me they didn't need me anymore, because due to a back injury I got while in the Air Force, I couldn't lift and install 137 lb. batteries by myself.....I weigh 180 lbs-ish. Something tells me that ain't right. SOO, currently I am looking for work.

Freejack
07-15-2009, 07:37 PM
Yep, that has some aspects of my kind of surveying :) I didn't do it when I was in the Corps, but it was the first thing I did when getting out. I wanted to go big money and go into private protection or work for someone like Blackwater, but my wife raised hell ... something about worrying about me getting killed when deployed in hot spots when I was enlisted and not going to go through it again as a civy :) So I chose a job that paid less than what I was making in the Corps at the bottom of the ladder in Surveying, but I moved up fast and the pay increased with it. The big yellow survey thing you mentioned might have been a TDS-Ranger, but it all depends on when you were converting the data for the plotter, the technoligy seems older than the Ranger.

Let's see, got out in Dec '82, typesetter for a couple of months, unemployed (moved in with parents), car sales for a couple of months (sold 7 1/2 cars in 2 months; dabbled with writing a car sales teaching program), unemployed, security guard for a couple of months (at the gate at Lake Caroline; dabbled with writing car identification program), then my wife and mom found the job in the local paper for a part time programmer. Probably early '84.

:)

Carl

Edit: Looked at the TDS pic. At least not that one. This was a bit larger :) Maybe not such a current model.

thirdkingdom
07-15-2009, 08:44 PM
I'm a self-employed carpenter, cabinetmaker, and furniture builder. You can see my work at www.toddlebackcarpentry.com

Todd

Freejack
07-15-2009, 09:29 PM
Nice work there Todd. I'm a hack at woodworking, mainly plywood and pine for around the house stuff. I'm working on the next level now that we're in a new place and am working on a nice workshop in the garage so I can get a bit more serious. Just starting on materials other than pine/plywood (MDF and Oak right now :) ).

Why would that nice back on the fancy veneer you created be against the wall? Seems like a waste unless it's being used as a divider in a larger room.

Oh, and you misspelled "Washington" on your first page (I also proofread a bit :) ).

Carl

tesral
07-15-2009, 09:49 PM
I replaced the window sill in my bedroom. thank you Norm Abrams.

Dark Clown
07-16-2009, 12:20 AM
I'm the Store Manager at my local Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs. For those that don't have one, or have never heard of it, check the image below. lol
Basically, I'm responsible for running shifts, scheduling, hiring & firing, training, customer service, customer complaints, advertising, human resources, financial tracking, and increasing sales...at the same time. Whew!

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q15/doogieporker/6a00d8345425da69e20105365214d7970b-.jpg

traesin
07-16-2009, 02:58 AM
can you deliver to Oregon?

thirdkingdom
07-16-2009, 07:02 AM
Nice work there Todd. I'm a hack at woodworking, mainly plywood and pine for around the house stuff. I'm working on the next level now that we're in a new place and am working on a nice workshop in the garage so I can get a bit more serious. Just starting on materials other than pine/plywood (MDF and Oak right now :) ).

Why would that nice back on the fancy veneer you created be against the wall? Seems like a waste unless it's being used as a divider in a larger room.

Oh, and you misspelled "Washington" on your first page (I also proofread a bit :) ).

Carl

Thanks for the proofing! Must have missed that when I did it; mostly the website is there as an online portfolio for potential clients. I actually need to update it as I have a bunch of new pictures of recent work.
The bookshelf is a divider for a room. The side you can't see is open shelves for files (it's in a dentist's office). The existing cabinetry was cherry face frames with bird's eye maple panels; when I priced the BEM plywood it was over 400.00 dollars a sheet, so I decided to use a piece of quartersawn curly white oak I had.
Good luck with your projects. I am one of those lucky people who love what they do and am actually in the process of completely remodeling my own house (sheetrock is going up Monday).

Todd

tesral
07-16-2009, 07:04 AM
I'm glad to see your not close to me. That means your not in charge of the one that cannot remember where they are located.

Before we finally gave up on them the local Hungry Howies would have to double check each and every time we called to see if we were in the dilevery area. Each and every time. Either they couldn't keep people or they hired blonds that needed retraining after lunch.

Am I being too hard? Not when I have had pizza places that would answer the phone with "Will that be the usual Mr. Stahl?"

thirdkingdom
07-16-2009, 07:41 AM
Freejack,
I forgot to mention, but if you're looking to buy some shop tools I would recommend looking into Grizzly. They got kind of a bad name in the 80s and early 90s, but I own many of their large shop tools (10" tablesaw, 12" jointer, 40" lathe, 18" drum sander, 14" bandsaw, and 5 HP sliding table shaper) and I have been very impressed by the quality and quick set-up time, especially considering the prices.

Todd

AnotherShadow
07-16-2009, 10:04 AM
Full time student, hoping to start my own video game company, it sucks having waited 5 years before going to school again.

Oldgamer
07-16-2009, 10:20 AM
I'm the Store Manager at my local Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs. For those that don't have one, or have never heard of it, check the image below. lol
Basically, I'm responsible for running shifts, scheduling, hiring & firing, training, customer service, customer complaints, advertising, human resources, financial tracking, and increasing sales...at the same time. Whew!

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q15/doogieporker/6a00d8345425da69e20105365214d7970b-.jpg


Well as much as I don't like Hungry Howie's pizza, I'm glad you have a job :) They are all over down here in central Florida.

Dark Clown
07-16-2009, 10:58 AM
Why don't you like Howies? lol

Oldgamer
07-16-2009, 12:04 PM
Just never been my flavor :) No offense, it's not your recipe, but I think it's one of the worst pizza's I've ever tried. Between Howie's and Papa John's, they tie for my least favorite :)

goladith
07-16-2009, 12:18 PM
Never had Howies...but I can't stand Papa John's....The sauce is GOD AWFUL!

Harwel
07-16-2009, 01:37 PM
PC geek for a large multi-national multi-billion dollar megacorp that I will choose to keep anonymous since none of you will have ever heard of it anyway.

Oldgamer
07-16-2009, 01:40 PM
PC geek for a large multi-national multi-billion dollar megacorp that I will choose to keep anonymous since none of you will have ever heard of it anyway.


lol

Freejack
07-16-2009, 05:48 PM
Freejack,
I forgot to mention, but if you're looking to buy some shop tools I would recommend looking into Grizzly. They got kind of a bad name in the 80s and early 90s, but I own many of their large shop tools (10" tablesaw, 12" jointer, 40" lathe, 18" drum sander, 14" bandsaw, and 5 HP sliding table shaper) and I have been very impressed by the quality and quick set-up time, especially considering the prices.

Todd

Thanks :)

Can't think of the names of everything but I have several Craftsman pieces; circular saw, table saw, and drill press. I have a sander and router that I can remember the name of and a router table from Rockler. A Dewalt miter saw, drill, jigsaw, and reciprocating saw (fun using to cut out the bathroom walls :D ).

I do my own work on my motorcycles so I have a pretty complete but basic set of tools; wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, and several special bike related tools.

I will look at Grizzly though since I want to get a band saw, lathe, and scroll saw.

Carl

Thriondel Half-Elven
07-16-2009, 06:13 PM
I stocked dairy and dry goods for about 4 years. loved it! I avg. 128 cases an hour.

Is that good? I've never bothered to find out what i'm at. oh well!

thirdkingdom
07-16-2009, 08:29 PM
Thanks :)


I do my own work on my motorcycles so I have a pretty complete but basic set of tools; wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, and several special bike related tools.

I will look at Grizzly though since I want to get a band saw, lathe, and scroll saw.

Carl

Check them out especially if you do that sort of work. They have great prices on metalworking equipment and, from everyone I have talked to, their metalworking stuff is even better than their woodworking equipment (i would love to get my hands on a metal lathe one of these days, or better yet a vertical milling machine).

Todd

MuslixtheMighty
07-17-2009, 12:13 AM
I am a G.A., aka Game Adviser, at a Game Stop.

traesin
07-17-2009, 03:13 AM
Is that good? I've never bothered to find out what i'm at. oh well!

The standard at the store was 70 cases an hour. we were timed everynight. so that's picking up the case, cutting it open, and putting case to shelf Or hand stacking it. If you didn't meet standard, you would get written up. Considering the amount of product we recieved, the standard was pretty low. We got trucks 6 days a week and our small truck of the week was about 800-900 cases. The high truck was 2500 cases.

MuslixtheMighty
07-17-2009, 11:17 AM
The standard at the store was 70 cases an hour. we were timed everynight. so that's picking up the case, cutting it open, and putting case to shelf Or hand stacking it. If you didn't meet standard, you would get written up. Considering the amount of product we recieved, the standard was pretty low. We got trucks 6 days a week and our small truck of the week was about 800-900 cases. The high truck was 2500 cases.

Nothing like working in the Grocery business.

Thriondel Half-Elven
07-17-2009, 02:10 PM
The standard at the store was 70 cases an hour. we were timed everynight. so that's picking up the case, cutting it open, and putting case to shelf Or hand stacking it. If you didn't meet standard, you would get written up. Considering the amount of product we recieved, the standard was pretty low. We got trucks 6 days a week and our small truck of the week was about 800-900 cases. The high truck was 2500 cases.

WOW! what store did you work at? Our loads are never big. its a pretty small store i guess.

Bob the Dalek
07-17-2009, 03:15 PM
I play WoW and clean house for a living. I'm unemployed!

AnotherShadow
07-18-2009, 10:22 AM
am the only one that has considered becoming a gigolo to make money in this reception.

Arkhemedes
07-18-2009, 11:31 AM
am the only one that has considered becoming a gigolo to make money in this reception.
Is that 'reception' or 'recession'? If so, good thing you didn't say English teacher. :biggrin:

traesin
07-18-2009, 10:34 PM
WOW! what store did you work at? Our loads are never big. its a pretty small store i guess.


Meijer in Carmel, IN

Meijer stores beat out every chain in Indy for vol. in the Grocery dept. except walmart(boo). I think there is only like 6 stores too. The cool thing is that Meijer is a privately owned store.

Oldgamer
07-19-2009, 09:43 AM
Meijer in Carmel, IN

Meijer stores beat out every chain in Indy for vol. in the Grocery dept. except walmart(boo). I think there is only like 6 stores too. The cool thing is that Meijer is a privately owned store.


I used to love Meijer when I lived in Ohio, I miss it down in Fl. If you want a superstore down here, it's either Walmart (where you don't eat the meat) or the over priced Target.

Ark ... I don't think he needs English skills in his new career path. Onwards to McLovin.

CEBedford
07-19-2009, 09:47 AM
I'm a salesman *hiss* "Boo!"

Currently pondering either going back to college or becoming a firefighter.

Duellist
07-19-2009, 10:06 AM
I design computer games for a living, with occasional work as a writer for those same games. Right now, I am also helping to write the content for a 'remote learning' games designer course.

Oldgamer
07-19-2009, 10:30 AM
I'm a salesman *hiss* "Boo!"

Currently pondering either going back to college or becoming a firefighter.


I would've done firefighting/paramedic long ago if it weren't for the ridiculous pay. Between personal security, police, and firefighter/paramedic ... those were dream jobs to me. But the pay sucks on 2 of them and the first is too risky for my wife and I would be spending too much time traveling.

CEBedford
07-19-2009, 10:41 AM
I would've done firefighting/paramedic long ago if it weren't for the ridiculous pay. Between personal security, police, and firefighter/paramedic ... those were dream jobs to me. But the pay sucks on 2 of them and the first is too risky for my wife and I would be spending too much time traveling.

I don't have a lot of expensive hobbies and am fairly minimalist when it comes to lifestyle. Mostly I'm considering firefighter/emt because it's a job I can be proud of.

Oldgamer
07-19-2009, 11:45 AM
I don't have a lot of expensive hobbies and am fairly minimalist when it comes to lifestyle. Mostly I'm considering firefighter/emt because it's a job I can be proud of.


It is certainly that. If I didn't have the financial requirements I currently do, I think I would make a career change. There is also the time frame factor, you need schooling in both firefighting and EMT.

AnotherShadow
07-19-2009, 01:53 PM
Is that 'reception' or 'recession'? If so, good thing you didn't say English teacher. :biggrin:

i meant recession, i guess its also good i didnt say aa counselor i had had a few to drink when i wrote that ( family gathering ). Lol

Oldgamer
07-19-2009, 02:29 PM
i meant recession, i guess its also good i didnt say aa counselor i had had a few to drink when i wrote that ( family gathering ). Lol


At least you didn't want to be a Gigolo at the Conception :eek:

traesin
07-20-2009, 01:45 AM
I used to love Meijer when I lived in Ohio, I miss it down in Fl. If you want a superstore down here, it's either Walmart (where you don't eat the meat) or the over priced Target.

Ark ... I don't think he needs English skills in his new career path. Onwards to McLovin.


I miss it too. We've got Walmart or Fred Meyer which is owned by Kroger. So it's the devil store or pay WAY to much.

Angelus_Nox
07-23-2009, 04:02 PM
As of yesterday, I'm a trilingual administrative assistant.
Well, on paper. I'm out to up the level to translator/ interpreter now.

Thriondel Half-Elven
07-23-2009, 06:10 PM
Meijer in Carmel, IN

Meijer stores beat out every chain in Indy for vol. in the Grocery dept. except walmart(boo). I think there is only like 6 stores too. The cool thing is that Meijer is a privately owned store.

where i work is a family owned store. but they have quite a few i think all over the midwest. Schnucks is the name. I used to work at Safeway in CO.

Jmkeylon
07-23-2009, 06:32 PM
I'm sound technician for Rhema Bible Church in Tulsa OK.

traesin
07-24-2009, 02:29 AM
where i work is a family owned store. but they have quite a few i think all over the midwest. Schnucks is the name. I used to work at Safeway in CO.

I know Schucks. They had a great bakery. I used to shop there till the Meijer store opened. There is a Safeway here too, but it's to far for me. i have to walk eveywhere so i shop close to home.

Thriondel Half-Elven
07-26-2009, 03:44 AM
I know Schucks. They had a great bakery. I used to shop there till the Meijer store opened. There is a Safeway here too, but it's to far for me. i have to walk eveywhere so i shop close to home.

i walk everywhere too! I think Safeway's prices are higher. Compared to King Soopers and Albertsons in CO

traesin
07-26-2009, 01:13 PM
Albertsons is too pricey for me and a long bus ride. We've got a WinCOs. Cheap but nothing out of the ordinary.

Jmkeylon
07-26-2009, 06:11 PM
I love WinCO. I lived off 5 deli sandwiches for 2 bucks, for MONTHS

traesin
07-27-2009, 01:38 AM
hmmm. haven't tried their sandwiches yet, but the salads are good.

Jame Rowe
07-27-2009, 07:51 AM
I'm a crossing guard. I get to help ungrateful children and adults who are a$$#s cross the street, in the face of %%%%ing idiotic drivers who see my sign and decide that because I'm the individual holding it, it doesn't apply to them. And then I get to have a vacation in the summer.


Man, I need a full-time year round job.

tesral
07-27-2009, 08:32 AM
I'm a crossing guard. I get to help ungrateful children and adults who are a$$#s cross the street, in the face of %%%%ing idiotic drivers who see my sign and decide that because I'm the individual holding it, it doesn't apply to them. And then I get to have a vacation in the summer.


Man, I need a full-time year round job.

I understand that turkey inseminators are always in demand.

Oldgamer
07-27-2009, 10:03 AM
Albertsons is too pricey for me and a long bus ride. We've got a WinCOs. Cheap but nothing out of the ordinary.


It's funny, and I've mentioned this on another forum I'm on ... Albertsons prices are definitely regional. West coast is expensive, but here in Fl, they are one of the cheapest around, some of them you don't even want to go in because they're nasty.


I'm a crossing guard. I get to help ungrateful children and adults who are a$$#s cross the street, in the face of %%%%ing idiotic drivers who see my sign and decide that because I'm the individual holding it, it doesn't apply to them. And then I get to have a vacation in the summer.


Man, I need a full-time year round job.

That sucks, I just saw on the news not long ago about one of the local crossing guards getting killed after doing it for a long time, an old man. They sped right through him. You need a big Maglight to slam on their hoods if they want to go around you :) I knew a cop who did that.

tesral
07-27-2009, 11:04 AM
That sucks, I just saw on the news not long ago about one of the local crossing guards getting killed after doing it for a long time, an old man. They sped right through him. You need a big Maglight to slam on their hoods if they want to go around you :) I knew a cop who did that.

A local RPGer confined to a wheel chair has a war hammer as the head of his cane. It has punched the hood of at least one bad driver. Left a hole too.

And Lee wasn't looking read good at Penguicon.

CEBedford
07-27-2009, 04:21 PM
A local RPGer confined to a wheel chair has a war hammer as the head of his cane. It has punched the hood of at least one bad driver. Left a hole too.

And Lee wasn't looking read good at Penguicon.

Some friends of mine went to that Con last time. Pretty fun, they seemed to enjoy themselves?

tesral
07-27-2009, 05:11 PM
Some friends of mine went to that Con last time. Pretty fun, they seemed to enjoy themselves?

Penguicon is a great romp. One I don't miss.

I'm the guy with Horsey.

AnotherShadow
10-22-2012, 12:41 PM
Job update: Currently working for my college as an office assistant. Really I just stand outside and annoy people into taking free stuff they don't want. Also back in college getting a teaching certificate.

nijineko
10-24-2012, 01:45 AM
I design computer games for a living, with occasional work as a writer for those same games. Right now, I am also helping to write the content for a 'remote learning' games designer course.

need beta testers?


Meijer in Carmel, IN

Meijer stores beat out every chain in Indy for vol. in the Grocery dept. except walmart(boo). I think there is only like 6 stores too. The cool thing is that Meijer is a privately owned store.

i've lived there before. in carmel, not the meijers. =P




oh, right. i was a help desk tech until recently, now i am unemployed and being a house-dad. oh, and packing for yet another move. ^^ i also do computer handyman and a bit of graphic design on the side.

Malruhn
10-27-2012, 04:36 PM
Holy necro-post, Batman!!

But, since it's started again, I can update.

After two years as a Master Chief Petty Officer, I retired. I lasted about six months with nothing to do and HAD to get out and work or my brain would explode. I am now a General Manager for a title-pawn store... and making great money. This is SO far out of my normal world of expertise and experience that I have problems relating.

All I need now is a group with which to play D&D. Danged Bible Belt anti-gamer folks!!!

nijineko
10-28-2012, 03:05 PM
heh. would you consider online gaming? if i don't find a group after my move, then i'll be paying more attention to the online gaming possibilities....

Simetradon
11-04-2012, 12:39 PM
I'm predominantly a freelance artist and writer, but I also work for Arcanum Syndicate, the company that makes the Chaos 6010 RPG (link in my signature). So far, I've done "Tides of Sin" and "Urban Encounters", and I have some work in the upcoming "Armory".

MortonStromgal
11-21-2012, 05:28 PM
Update: I left the fed to build clouds :) this is way more fun and I have Engineer in my title!