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July 13, 2011 2:07:41 PM

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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July 14, 2011 3:15:37 AM

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.
July 15, 2011 9:45:17 PM

Sure

Business Owner
Fast Food
Student
Business Owner (again)
Local PC Shop
Very large company IT
IT Consultant
Photographer
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July 16, 2011 5:52:15 AM

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!
July 17, 2011 11:44:57 PM

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
July 19, 2011 3:14:06 AM

You guys have lots of work experience...
July 19, 2011 3:54:36 PM

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
July 20, 2011 6:39:17 AM

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.
July 20, 2011 7:58:51 AM

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
July 20, 2011 7:25:45 PM

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.
July 20, 2011 8:03:47 PM

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
July 20, 2011 11:41:58 PM

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.
July 26, 2011 2:58:25 AM

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. :) 
July 26, 2011 3:02:00 AM

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.
July 26, 2011 3:05:20 AM

FlintIronStagg said:
Get lost.

Yes, I don't like this job. My dream is to be a free-lance writer.
July 26, 2011 7:30:17 AM

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
July 26, 2011 2:30:25 PM

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
August 8, 2011 5:32:21 PM

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.
August 12, 2011 2:37:58 AM

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.
August 12, 2011 7:21:53 AM

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 
August 12, 2011 7:27:16 AM

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?
August 12, 2011 3:50:17 PM

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!
August 13, 2011 1:41:33 AM

@shadamus: Your last two look like a lot of fun
August 14, 2011 11:53:21 PM

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.
August 15, 2011 8:29:35 PM

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
November 23, 2011 12:16:21 PM

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.
November 24, 2011 1:38:53 AM

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.
November 27, 2011 12:04:03 PM

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
November 26, 2012 9:06:40 PM

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.
November 29, 2012 12:06:36 AM

I love my job. Everyone is a team player and relatively low stress.
November 29, 2012 11:02:17 AM

17 Years old

Current Employment: IT Apprentice for a big company

Previous employment:
Barman
PC shop technician
Part time call out technician.
January 2, 2013 6:01:54 PM

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).
!