What do you do for a living?

Hang out, sip some ice tea, and shoot the breeze with TR regulars.

Moderators: emkubed, Captain Ned

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:16 pm

Consultant in security(technical and information) and networking.
Aphasia
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
 
Posts: 3401
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Solna/Sweden

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:36 pm

Network software developer (in C and assembler). Spent 10 years at Cisco including the CRS, moved to QNX about a year ago.
notfred
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
 
Posts: 3712
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:10 am
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:18 pm

thegleek wrote: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...).


The C63 is closer to the $63k price point.

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:


One hell of a machine, congratulations. I am personally looking to get into an E92 M3 within the next year or two.
Sixty percent of the time, it works every time.
Jive
Gerbil Jedi
 
Posts: 1573
Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2002 10:14 pm
Location: San Francisco, California

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:54 am

I've been teaching high school maths for the last 14 years. Originally did a engineering degree in IT 20 years ago and decided for some reason to go teaching ( got the grey hair to show for it ) also run a little IT service business as a sole trader on the side. Helps provide a little play money from time to time.
iMac 27" | 13" Macbook Pro all running Mavericks
monts
Gerbil Jedi
 
Posts: 1513
Joined: Sat May 07, 2005 7:58 pm
Location: Western Australia (Gods Own Country for those uncertain)

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:10 am

Text removed.
Last edited by CampinCarl on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:14 am, edited 1 time in total.
Gigabyte Z77-DS3H | Core i7 3770 | 2x8 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600| Samsung 830 128GB SSD | Gigabyte HD7950 3GB | Win 7 Pro x86-64
CampinCarl
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1316
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:53 pm

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:41 am

I hate my job, each day I hate it less though. Its like its stealing my soul slowly, just ripping it out of me and when its all gone it won't hurt anymore... My trade is Industrial Designer, and Manufacturing engineer. :-?
kamikaziechameleon
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 842
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:38 pm

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:27 am

IT staff - K-12 education. 1800 PCs + 3 IT people = FUN TIMES !! :)

Side job is supporting the home PCs of the employees. I do it on the cheap, but it gives me PC upgrade $$. I usta have over 10 PCs going in the house, anything from DC to HTPC, but slimmed that all down and now just find a wee bit of time to get in some gaming a few times a week. Currently playing Borderlands DLC, Company Of Heroes and TF2.
Intel i5 2500K@4.3, Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD, Zotax GTX580, 2x WD Caviar Black 1TB (RAID-0), Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Ed, Corsair H80, Win 7 Pro
Walkintarget
Gerbil Team Leader
 
Posts: 223
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:15 am

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:15 am

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:

Anybody with a Toilet-bowl-cleaning degree can order a new one. It's easy - walk to a dealer, hand them money, get car. Yaaawn. You try buying a used one out of warranty and maintaining it yourself. Now that would really show how much money (and class) you have! A new one with warranty is just boring.

Btw, I've driven a regular '12 C-klasse (C300 iirc) recently. What a piece of junk. I'm not a fan of BMW at all but even I see why the 3-series outsells C-class so badly. I hope the AMG version is better.
Synchromesh
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 996
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:56 am
Location: The Land of Beetles.

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:17 am

My official title is 'analyst' but what I am (and what everyone I work with assumes my job title is) is DBA - I am the master of the Next button, as I tend to be referred to as the SQL Server expert tasked with installing and configuring SQL Server databases - Oracle tends to fall to the ot her members of the ITBUILD-DBA team, but I certainly get my hands dirty there too (As I type this I'm copying grid infrastructure binaries to a lab server for a RAC test case)

Because my title is analyst I make a third of what my teammates make, but I'm 23 and am appreciating the ability to throw all the SQL Server and Oracle experience on my resume early. Plus I work for a large grocery chain so I get 10% off whenever i want to buy things like food.

I already got my german car to practice being a big boy, but it's just a Jetta TDI.
My Dreamcast PC thread
Main Rig: FX-6100 / Radeon 6950 / Velociraptor HD because old school rotations
pikaporeon
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1312
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:42 pm
Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada.

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:20 am

pikaporeon wrote:Plus I work for a large grocery chain so I get 10% off whenever i want to buy things like food.

T&T? Loblaws? Meijers? Safeway? Publix? Wal-Mart?
thegleek
Darth Gerbil
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 7359
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2003 11:06 am
Location: Detroit, MI

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:56 am

Still retail wageslave here...beats being unemployed though.
Image
Abit BP6 2X 300A@450 mhz, 1.5 GB PC133 ECC, Renditon Verite V2200, SB AWE32, Adaptec 2940U2W, 4.3GB Quantum Atlas 10K, Plextor Ultraplex
Starfalcon
Gerbilus Supremus
 
Posts: 11698
Joined: Mon Oct 14, 2002 10:43 am
Location: Evergreen Park, IL

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:05 pm

I am a graduate student (doing PhD). To pay the bills I do research assistantship, teaching assistantship etc., depending on whats available any given term :)
Maybe 1 more year to go before I graduate and go on to do a real job :)
codedivine
Gerbil Elite
Silver subscriber
 
 
Posts: 702
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:13 am

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:10 pm

just brew it! wrote: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?)

Correct. I'm more surprised this wasn't kept updated in over 3 years! Aren't 'cha glad I brought it back to life again!
thegleek
Darth Gerbil
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 7359
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2003 11:06 am
Location: Detroit, MI

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:29 pm

thegleek wrote:
pikaporeon wrote:Plus I work for a large grocery chain so I get 10% off whenever i want to buy things like food.

T&T? Loblaws? Meijers? Safeway? Publix? Wal-Mart?

T&T is owned by Loblaws, who are my employer. (discounts valid at Loblaws, Maxie/Maxie and Cie, Provigo, Real Canadian Superstore, Atlantic Superstore, a very select few No Frills stores, Real Canadian Wholesale, Fortinos, and Zehrs to my knowledge)
My Dreamcast PC thread
Main Rig: FX-6100 / Radeon 6950 / Velociraptor HD because old school rotations
pikaporeon
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1312
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:42 pm
Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada.

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:44 pm

axeman wrote:
notfred wrote:Network software developer (in C and assembler). Spent 10 years at Cisco including the CRS, moved to QNX about a year ago.


You work at QNX? Does that mean you're the savior of BlackBerry?!? :P Being Canadian, I don't want them to fail.
Sorry, I've got friends on that side of the business but I'm on the other side - everything that QNX does that is not RIM stuff. It's mainly automotive but a bit of anything and everything. It doesn't really matter too much what the application is as long as there is some networking in there. I do have a work Blackberry and my own Playbook of course.
notfred
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
 
Posts: 3712
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:10 am
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:37 pm

Still an automotive technician, same as when this threat was started....maybe in a few years I'll be doing something else, I hope.
X2 3800+ @ 2.3, 2GB Mushkin pc3200, Lanparty Ultra-D, X850XT @ 560/585
jss21382
Gerbil Jedi
 
Posts: 1646
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2003 8:20 am
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:02 pm

I hope my job description soon reads entrepeneur, builder, thinker shaper of worlds :wink: ! Right now it says, indentured slave aka Designer/Engineer. :-?
kamikaziechameleon
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 842
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:38 pm

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:42 pm

I have a feeling that in 20 years I will still be writing that I work for the City of Toronto. :oops:
. . . this is the digital projection of your mental self. . . .

Darth Lex-idius vs. Obi Lex kanobi
lex-ington
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
 
Posts: 2920
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2003 10:59 pm
Location: Toronto, ON

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:35 pm

Synchromesh wrote:
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:

A new one with warranty is just boring.

I wouldn't say that having a car with a warranty is boring. EVERYTHING depends on an official dealership. I had lots of... "fun" bringing in my previous BMW model to an official dealer, for a "free" scheduled maintenance (under an existing "free" warranty), and then being forced to return again to teh dealer after the (supposedly) "serviced" car threw out all kind of warning lights 2 miles from dealership because dealer's mechanics, as usual (no exaggeration here!), "forgot" to re-initialize/re-program some subsystem, also it was lots of "fun" manually cleaning up the car's interior from various dirt stains left by dirty-handed mechanics who were "test-driving" it... After going through several of such incidents (at several official BMW dealerships) I simply decided that it's not my kind of "humor" and the only kind of "fun" I want to have is when actually driving teh car, so I decided to simply change the brand :wink:
My subscription allows you people to exist on this site and makes me a better human being than you'll ever be
JohnC
Gerbil Jedi
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 1862
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:08 pm
Location: NY/NJ/FL

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:08 pm

Physician and Medical School Professor; former Fortran IV and C programmer. Ham radio geek with a software defined radio.

Hobby: Woodworking and Ham Radio.
bsteff
bsteff
Gerbil In Training
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon May 26, 2003 10:17 pm
Location: Mobile, Alabama

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:35 am

Aphasia wrote:Consultant in security(technical and information) and networking.

What kind of certificates did you have to get and what were the classes you had to take in college? I want to go into the same field.
RAMBO
Gerbil Team Leader
 
Posts: 273
Joined: Sun May 01, 2011 11:34 am

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:42 am

notfred wrote:Sorry, I've got friends on that side of the business but I'm on the other side - everything that QNX does that is not RIM stuff. It's mainly automotive but a bit of anything and everything. It doesn't really matter too much what the application is as long as there is some networking in there. I do have a work Blackberry and my own Playbook of course.


(ignores everything)

Dude if there is any problem with my Playbook, I am blaming it solely on YOU! YOU are the reason there is no netflix and skype yet!

edit: Must say, QNX looks like a cool place to work. Let me know if you are in the Montreal area and would be happy to raise you a beer.
codedivine
Gerbil Elite
Silver subscriber
 
 
Posts: 702
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:13 am

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:27 am

I knock people out, paralyze them, and drug them up. A group of people then come in and we cut the individual open... literally
What is a nurse doing on a tech forum!?
Jakubgt
Gerbil First Class
 
Posts: 188
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:20 am
Location: Illinois

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:47 am

lex-ington wrote:I have a feeling that in 20 years I will still be writing that I work for the City of Toronto. :oops:

Don't let Rob hear you!
My Dreamcast PC thread
Main Rig: FX-6100 / Radeon 6950 / Velociraptor HD because old school rotations
pikaporeon
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1312
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:42 pm
Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada.

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postposted on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:06 am

I am Welch by morning and an IT Guy by night ;). I run my own little IT business here locally. I've got a few clients around town that call on me for all of their techie needs. This includes setting up servers, networking, building computers, software...... Everything. And occasionally they confuse me with a general contractor when they need things like keyboard trays installed on their desks :P I pretty much do all and anything tech related (even the occasional tablet email hookup lol).

Pay is good, hours are even better (whenever I'm needed). I'm starting to expand a little bit so things are good :)
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

i5-2500K|Asus P67 Sabertooth|16GB Corsair 1600|MSI 7850 2GB|250gb Evo 840|Corsair 400R|ET750w PSU|Logitech G5|Dell 2420L|Corsair Vengeance 1300
Welch
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 2613
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:45 pm
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

Previous

Return to The Back Porch

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests