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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:58 am

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:04 am

gohan wrote:Well...... I am currently unemployed which is a bit scary

but before unemployment i used to work as SAP Business Intelligence Developer and was pretty darn good at it.....Just hope that something will work out in near future..................


Does this mean you are a developer and write code, or that you are in sales and develop business?
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:09 am

Chemical Engineer working in the "evil" oil and gas industry... :evil:
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:30 am

yogibbear wrote:Chemical Engineer working in the "evil" oil and gas industry... :evil:



You guys aren't evil. We Love gas!!!!
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:28 pm

This is the second call in as many pages to move R&P discussions to the R&P forum. Please keep the social commentary and editorializing to a minimum.

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:51 am

I currently am a full-time student, working towards my (I have now decided) BS in Computer Engineering. I was going to do EE, but I wanted to have more programming as part of my coursework since I'm thinking that will help me be more marketable in the long-run. Plus, as it turns out, I kind of enjoy programming. Who knew?
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:31 pm

6 years ago when I posted I was a factory grunt. Now I'm a student getting my Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician diploma. I plan to write the OSMT exam as soon as I can (July I believe) so I can get into a hospital and make bigger bucks.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:09 pm

I carry food to people and then they give me about $10/hour, which is added to the $3.65 I already get. Then they leave and I pick up the plates that used to have food on them.

I also go to school 36 hours a week and do about 5-10 hours of extracurriculars. But I get no money for those.

Hopefully this summer I can help out with my school's marching band program... that would be fantastic!
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:34 am

lordtottuu wrote:I am a programmer with a focus on the server side.
I've been thrown into front end development for no reason whatsoever. Not that I am complaining but pshah!
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:20 pm

grantmeaname wrote:I carry food to people and then they give me about $10/hour, which is added to the $3.65 I already get. Then they leave and I pick up the plates that used to have food on them.

I also go to school 36 hours a week and do about 5-10 hours of extracurriculars. But I get no money for those.

Hopefully this summer I can help out with my school's marching band program... that would be fantastic!


I did that for 6 years...some of the best and worst times ever.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:28 pm

lordtottuu wrote:
lordtottuu wrote:I am a programmer with a focus on the server side.
I've been thrown into front end development for no reason whatsoever. Not that I am complaining but pshah!


IIRC, you left your studies in middle, right ? Great to see you still ended up as a programmer. :D
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed May 27, 2009 1:35 pm

Momento Mori wrote:I am a computer programmer with a bachelors in computer science and work for a large automotive parts supplier. I do a lot of SQL work using both MS SQL Server and Oracle. The primary languages I tend to use at work are ASP.NET, C#, C++, Classic ASP 3.0, vbscript, javascript and once in a blue moon Java.


I got laid off last thursday, now I am a developer who is sitting at home looking for work and sending in resumes. There are only so many to send a day though so I have a LOT of free time on my hands.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu May 28, 2009 6:27 am

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If your newly-conquered citizenry needs a source of cigarettes, soft-core pornography, and boot-leg cognac, I'm your man.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu May 28, 2009 7:50 am

I work as a network support technician for one of the universities in NYC.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu May 28, 2009 8:17 am

Since the beginning of this thread, I have been:
- A stock clerk at a small supermarket (6.5yrs)
- A PC technician at a local 'we fix it' shop(~1yr)
- A seafood department attendant at a chain supermarket (2 months)
- An inventory receiver/sorter at Barnes and Noble (6 months)
- A mini-ITX PC assembler/tester (~1yr)
- A Help desk tech at a bank(1yr)
- A Help desk tech at a soda bottling company (coming up on 2 yrs)

Looking to move up, but the desirable positions seem to have a lock on them for the foreseeable future
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:13 am

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gohan wrote:i used to work as SAP Business Intelligence Developer and was pretty darn good at it.

Does this mean you are a developer and write code, or that you are in sales and develop business?

hey! SAP BI Dev is good stuff man! Which versions did you start/end up with? BIS XI 3.1? Older? Newer? What projects did you deal with? CMC? InfoView? WEBI? Other?
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:53 am

Nice necro, gleek. Quoting three year old threads? Guess you're bored again tonight! :lol:

(Given that this thread has been running off and on for nearly a decade, I guess it doesn't *really* count as a necro though?)

I do occasionally regret not getting into the SAP racket back in the day (like 15 years ago). $250/hr consulting rates were supposedly not uncommon. I could've been retired and living somewhere with a better climate by now...

No major changes to what I'm doing since the last time I posted in this thread. Still mostly software development (and some IT-ish stuff) for the defense industry, though lately I've been doing some FPGA development (VHDL) as well...
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:44 am

Second year analyst for an economic consulting firm that focuses on securities litigation. 95% of the cases we have been dealing with over the past year originated from the 2008 financial crisis. The case work thus far has been very interesting to say the least and you dont really have an idea of how bad the situation was and still is until you get into the nitty gritty of things.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:23 am

Technical Support at the moment. Trying to build some experience, so I can climb the proverbial ladder.

I suspect that most of us gerbils are in doing it in some shape or form in today's economy.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:16 am

JBI wrote:I do occasionally regret not getting into the SAP racket back in the day (like 15 years ago). $250/hr consulting rates were supposedly not uncommon. I could've been retired and living somewhere with a better climate by now...


It isn't worth your soul dude. :P
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:15 am

Krogoth wrote:Technical Support at the moment. Trying to build some experience, so I can climb the proverbial ladder.

I suspect that most of us gerbils are in doing it in some shape or form in today's economy.

I'm sure there are also places that are doing things similar to how they are at the office where I work. We're a satellite R&D office with a staff of about 2 dozen people. In this economy they're not willing to hire us a dedicated IT person, so the software engineers get to deal with nearly all the IT support stuff.

"Sorry to interrupt you while you're coding, but we desperately need a 10 foot VGA extension cable in the conference room. Oh, and while you're up can you stop by Joe's desk and figure out why Outlook isn't working for him this morning?"
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:40 am

I kinda regret not finishing the music degree and not getting into teaching. And then I look at a cousin and an uncle who both have music ed degrees and who both had to find new jobs because the districts they were in have eliminated music ed positions. Job security is nice. On the other hand, my job security is in a very specific bit of specialized knowledge, so I'm kinda stuck here, too. :p
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:49 am

JBI wrote:I'm sure there are also places that are doing things similar to how they are at the office where I work. We're a satellite R&D office with a staff of about 2 dozen people. In this economy they're not willing to hire us a dedicated IT person, so the software engineers get to deal with nearly all the IT support stuff.


Ours are incompetent and/or workshy. So I end up figuring out obscure serial pin outs, running cables, setting up DVRs etc...

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:39 pm

Krogoth wrote:Technical Support at the moment.

In which language?
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Re: What do you do for a living?

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:12 pm

Aviation Engineer, mostly creating and updating aircraft maintenance programs. Have worked a lot with SGML/XML data standards and am mostly doing Subject Matter Expert work atm and have had to teach myself Perl and Python to do data migration.

Have met a few other "accidental data architects" in aerospace because the learning curve in our business is so long (5-10 years) no one in IT with an ounce of self respect would bother to try and pick up the business knowledge when there is plenty of IT stuff to learn.

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:24 pm

I'm a toilet bowl cleaner.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:10 pm

JohnC wrote:I'm a toilet bowl cleaner.
P.S: Just put an order at local dealer for a new 2012 Mercedes C63. Should be delivered right at the time of my b-day. So excited! :wink:

I don't get what you do for a living.

The base price of that car runs between $36k ~ $63k. Making your monthly payments around $500 to $1,000. Depending of course on a slew of variables (down payment, lease/own, interest rate, loan term, etc...).
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:19 pm

carpenter; just wrote my inter-provincial exam.
tho i also have a $25k piece of paper that says i have a diploma in civil engineering...
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:51 pm

Graduated as a master in pharmaceutical sciences last autumn. Have got a lab technician degree as well. Working part-time in contract manufacturing, side by side with biotech engineers, while seeking a full-time and more relevant employment..

What annoys me most is that job portals are awash with job ads, AS LONG AS one has 1-2 years of experience, any, even as a student job in some fields..
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