Whats your occupation?

Just curious what you guys do to make your money.

Currently Im the assistant network admin at a medium sized company. This is also known as I do all of the busy work, upgrades virus removal, simple everyday problems. But I love it because I dropped out of college after the first year. Spent the next two years in tech centers doing fast food comp service. And Ive been with this company for about a year now.

Things Ive done for money:

Butcher
Bagger
Big Apple Circus (Not nearly as fun ass it sounds)
Counted cars
Delivered Pizza (One of the best Jobs Ive had)
Baker
Movie store Clerk
Kmart Employee

Things I will do for money:
??????
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  1. Wow, you are the same age as me and you have 8 job before? I thought 6 was alot already. Most of my friend have less or non. I had been a package laborer, sale assistant (at Kmart as well, but in Australia), shop manager/owner, tutor, conservation biologist and now research biologist. I will have to say I work in the games and toys department in Kmart and it is fun.
  2. Sure

    Business Owner
    Fast Food
    Student
    Business Owner (again)
    Local PC Shop
    Very large company IT
    IT Consultant
    Photographer
  3. I make dog food. Yes, yes, ask away, and i assure you its not at all what you have already assumed the industry is about!
  4. is it eatable?
  5. First to last:

    corn tassler
    fast food
    US Army Military Police
    hardware/software support for shipping software/hardware
    hardware/software support for pro-graphics hardware/software
    construction clean-up
    cigarette salesman (lol)
    term-life insurance (^ lol)
    big box store service department
    in-home hardware repair/replacement for major pc brand
    part-time large installs (like a Social Security office, 100s of pcs)
    disabled stay at home dad
  6. You guys have lots of work experience...
  7. From the distant past to present day:

    Kitchen porter
    Call-centre customer service
    Installations engineer dispatcher
    Insurance complaints investigator
    Graduate engineer (stress and systems)
    Systems integration engineer
    Safety engineer
  8. Mine:

    Hired man on a farm
    Dish washer

    ...so far so good.

    I plan on starting a business here soon and later start another one which would be leaning towards innovation more.
  9. My work experience:
    Customer Service Rep
    Student Help desk manager/supervisor for the school I go to.
    Full time student
    Manufacturing

    All over the board hehe
  10. FlintIronStagg said:
    I make dog food. Yes, yes, ask away, and i assure you its not at all what you have already assumed the industry is about!



    Stewed Dog (wedding style)


    Serving Size : 30 Preparation Time :3:00



    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    3 kg dog meat --
    1 1/2 cups vinegar
    60 peppercorns -- crushed
    6 tablespoons salt
    12 cloves garlic -- crushed
    1/2 cup cooking oil
    6 cups onion -- sliced
    3 cups tomato sauce
    10 cups boiling water
    6 cups red pepper -- cut into strips
    6 pieces bay leaf
    1 teaspoon tabasco sauce
    1 1/2 cups liver spread -- ** see note
    1 whole fresh pineapple -- cut 1/2 inch thick

    1. First, kill a medium sized dog, then burn off the fur over a hot fire.
    2. Carefully remove the skin while still warm and set aside for later (may be
    used in other recpies)
    3. Cut meat into 1″ cubes. Marinade meat in mixture of vinegar, peppercorn,
    salt and garlic for 2 hours.
    4. Fry meat in oil using a large wok over an open fire, then add onions and
    chopped pineapple and suate until tender.
    5. Pour in tomato sauce and boiling water, add green peper, bay leaf and
    tobasco.
    6. Cover and simmer over warm coals until meat is tender. Blend in liver spread
    and cook for additional 5-7 minutes.
  11. my work experience

    working in shop
    working in electronics shop
    student - a levels left after first year
    college

    :) now ive got a year left till im a quilifed electrican
  12. knotknut said:
    Stewed Dog (wedding style)


    Serving Size : 30 Preparation Time :3:00



    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    3 kg dog meat --
    1 1/2 cups vinegar
    60 peppercorns -- crushed
    6 tablespoons salt
    12 cloves garlic -- crushed
    1/2 cup cooking oil
    6 cups onion -- sliced
    3 cups tomato sauce
    10 cups boiling water
    6 cups red pepper -- cut into strips
    6 pieces bay leaf
    1 teaspoon tabasco sauce
    1 1/2 cups liver spread -- ** see note
    1 whole fresh pineapple -- cut 1/2 inch thick

    1. First, kill a medium sized dog, then burn off the fur over a hot fire.
    2. Carefully remove the skin while still warm and set aside for later (may be
    used in other recpies)
    3. Cut meat into 1″ cubes. Marinade meat in mixture of vinegar, peppercorn,
    salt and garlic for 2 hours.
    4. Fry meat in oil using a large wok over an open fire, then add onions and
    chopped pineapple and suate until tender.
    5. Pour in tomato sauce and boiling water, add green peper, bay leaf and
    tobasco.
    6. Cover and simmer over warm coals until meat is tender. Blend in liver spread
    and cook for additional 5-7 minutes.

    LOL, no, not food made from dogs, but food FOR dogs.
  13. Hello, I work in the clothing marketing, this is my website http://www.yahbags.com/, which is a store online. I often feel confused. But I should do my best to work. Have a good day. :)
  14. Cony said:
    Hello, I work in the clothing marketing, this is my website http://www.yahbags.com/, which is a store online. I often feel confused. But I should do my best to work. Have a good day. :)

    Get lost.
  15. FlintIronStagg said:
    Get lost.

    Yes, I don't like this job. My dream is to be a free-lance writer.
  16. rofl... ever since I posted on this thread that I worked in term-life insurance, I've been getting spam for it on my Tom's only email... damn.

    ummm....

    I used to work for Russian women who want to marry American men... err... (please dont hate me) lol
  17. Current employment:
    Back Office Process and Systems Manager

    Past employment:
    Utility Distribution Systems Engineer
    Supervisor in a call center
    Waiter
    Bus-boy
    Dishwasher
    Farm hand
  18. Current Employment:
    Mechanical Designer
    Business Owner of Small Consulting Firm


    Previous Employment:
    Lumber Yard Manager/Salesman
    Lumber Yard Labourer
    Deli Meat Manufacturer Packaging
    Automotive Shop Assistant

    I have been working since Age 15 pretty much.
  19. 13yr-16yr Custom built computers and Fixing computers. People paid handsomely. $50 net profit for a computer, $20 to fix one. Sometimes get 3-4 computers at a time. How I paid for my Voodoo2 when I was 16.

    Adult:
    House keeping (Motel)
    Warehouse Order Picker(Stacking pallets)
    IT
    Systems Programmer

    Only about 1 year of total unemployment as an adult.
  20. I was a dog trainer since my 13th year and for 13years in total (in short until I was 26).
    The first few years I was training only the dogs I was owning, but as soon as I became bit popular in the dog owner society, people started to pay me to train their dogs.. :D

    but afterwards I started the university and during that period I was working part time in constructions and once in a farm (picking peaches). Damn, that was very unpleasant job - you sweat due to the hot summer weather and all that moss from the peaches get all over you and start itching like hell... combined with the weather, it was hell indeed... ;)

    When I graduated (Information and Automation Tech) I started as automation engineer, afterwards software developer (specialized in embedded) for meny years and now I'm mechatronics (or systems) engineer.

    And for me, mechatronics is THE job - you have everything: control systems, embedded software development, hydraulics, mechanics... it plays on all nerdy guitar strings... :P
  21. FlintIronStagg said:
    Get lost.

    Not like that to a lady!! :non:

    though there are some very annoying posts for clothes, shoes and watches under some articles... with stupid ascii art... :D

    Milady, I hope they are not yours posts?
  22. Earliest to Present:
    Carpet and flooring installation assistant
    Lawn-mowing and snow removal (10-15 weekly customers)
    Newspaper sales and delivery
    Video store clerk
    Car wash clean-up
    Seafood store clean-up
    Roofer
    Tech at a local computer store
    Computer setup tech (independent)
    Electronics and Gun salesperson
    Pizza delivery
    Computer lab assistant
    Asst. mgr on a tourist train
    janitor at a ski area
    Construction (excavation/earthworks)
    Air-evac medic (USAF)
    Internal company computer help-desk (world-wide)
    Communications programmer (C++)
    front-end/mid-tier programmer (VB, C++)
    Independent web app developer (ASP, VB, Access, SQL server)
    Systems engineer (front-to-back ASP/SQL programmer)
    Application development consultant (for a very large company, farmed out to others)
    Systems engineer (asp.net/sql programmer + network admin + Exchange admin + DBA)
    Consulting work (ongoing -- C# TCP/IP services, ASP.NET, SQL server programing, network admin)
    Systems engineer (present -- C# + SQL Server programmer)

    And what fun it has been!
  23. @shadamus: Your last two look like a lot of fun
  24. Going to ignore the odd jobs I did while in High School and start once I graduated. Im 31

    First joined the Army right out of high school. Was Signal Support (radios and networks that type of stuff) Spent 3 years in. Enjoyed it
    Worked for the cable company for 6 years. Started as a installer worked my way up to service tech (was the main network installer/troubleshooter or if job had a high repeat call history)
    Now student for Electical Engineering and Computer software engineering at MST.

    Hope my next job is for the Military as a government employee. Though not sure how hard that is to get into.
  25. MF2780. Easier then you think. Its all about timing and location. Know the local government contractors as many of them do not hire directly as DOD/DOE
  26. I am a photographer and a full time student. When I graduate I will teach at the University level.
    A blessing when you consider I was installing glass for a living just 3 years ago, I guess the economic downturn was truly a blessing in disguise.
  27. Oilfield Mechanic in northern Alberta. I've been doing that for a decade now. Before that I delivered Coka cola vending machines. Other than that I farmed.
  28. current job:
    computer/desktop support

    computer technician
    mobile technician
    brineman/bagger in ice plant
    security guard
    janitor
    bus boy
    baker
    baker assistant
    construction laborer
    fastfood crew
  29. From a 48 year old Man who has done a few things. Trust me when I state: "Do not do a job for the money." I know I have done it.
    After about 4-7years on a job you will hate it as much as you did when you accepted the position. The only thing is you will have more responsibilities, bills, and be more tied down to proceed with what you want to do.
    Remember if you do a job for money it is a job. If you do something because you want to do it, it is a career. I was a Journeyman Cabinet maker, love the job but hurt my shoulder and could not do it anymore. After that was commissioned sales jobs (being a doormat for rude public) Commissioned does not mean you are making profit on a sale. It means that you are willing to be treated like crap and blamed for everything in order to complete an order. Being in sales for 25+ years has really 'opened my eyes'. (shameless plug) I now shoot commercials for websites. www.netcommercial.net It is a new business and slow as I am ahead of the curve a bit. However I feel that it will take off, as people who open their online presence and realize that selling the sizzle is as important as being there after the sale. Good luck, and do what you want. Sometimes it is necessary to take a job that you may not want to do to make a payment <--see there is where you get trapped. However if you realize you are doing something that you enjoy you may be willing to make sacrifices and realize that a new Mercedes in the garage is really trite in the long run.
  30. I love my job. Everyone is a team player and relatively low stress.
  31. 17 Years old

    Current Employment: IT Apprentice for a big company

    Previous employment:
    Barman
    PC shop technician
    Part time call out technician.
  32. wanamingo said:
    Just curious what you guys do to make your money.

    Currently Im the assistant network admin at a medium sized company. This is also known as I do all of the busy work, upgrades virus removal, simple everyday problems. But I love it because I dropped out of college after the first year. Spent the next two years in tech centers doing fast food comp service. And Ive been with this company for about a year now.

    Things Ive done for money:

    Butcher
    Bagger
    Big Apple Circus (Not nearly as fun ass it sounds)
    Counted cars
    Delivered Pizza (One of the best Jobs Ive had)
    Baker
    Movie store Clerk
    Kmart Employee

    Things I will do for money:
    ??????



    I'm in the accounting field (bookkeeper).
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