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The_Apoc
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What do you do for a living?

Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:32 am

I'm a welder/fabricator mainly stainless steel.. It's a real fun job, we're doing over 11 hours a day, 6 days a week now. We have a laser cutter at work, which is great if you want something done on the cheap :D

They changed our hours, we're starting at 5am now. It's really killing me :-?
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eckslax
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:50 am

Does posting on TR count? :wink:
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Starfalcon
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:51 am

That would seem to be job that forge is working at tonight. He is like a machine.
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Forge
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:52 am

TR *IS* my living!!


Actually, in my unemployed state, that's scarily true.

Geh.
 
b3n113
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:53 am

n3tw0rk 53cur1ty teh Ph1r3W3LL!1!!!1

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Starfalcon
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:56 am

Well, that explains how you spend so much time here. I do have a job to go to in the morning, but hey who cares about sleep anyway.
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Forge
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:58 am

Soon I will be employed again, but not before I am:


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P 0 $ + 3 R!!!!
 
steelcity_ballin
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:59 am

im a bowling alley mechanic and full time student double major in multimedia and computer science
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Forge
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:01 am

Future Tim Sweeney, eh?
 
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:25 am

just an all around guy. Closet geek, 210 bowling average, likes to work with his hands...*dawn demo* COUGH COUGH wow... need to open a window getting hot in here. j/k :D

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Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:50 am

I design websites :-)
I graduated as a graphic designer. Computers is just my hobby.
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:57 am

Work in a Round Table Pizza by day, freelance computer consultant by night :) Or the other way around depending on the day ;) Been the corporate programmer before, might do it again, but right now don't want the stress :D
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Aphasia
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:10 am

IT and Network technician that got outsourced and almost does nothing except vacuuming laserprinters and installing computers.

And yes, ive applied for a server related job, just waiting for the answer now.
 
newbie_of_jan0502
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:52 am

Control system technician. Currently at a power plant but capable of working on any type of automated equipment such as: Refineries, chemical plants, assembly/manufacturing, robotics and oil exploration.
 
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:08 am

Lowlife postin who'.....tryin to get by on very little :wink:
 
wtburnette
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:30 am

Currently I'm a desktop support manager for a small insurance company. This is an AWESOME job, as I get to work on PC's all day, order and research new equipment, plus I get management experience and good pay on top of it all... :D

I also used to be a reviewer/moderator/newshound for AthlonXP.com, but left there because of some hassles. Now I just enjoy reading and posting in these forums and co-moderating the General Hardware forum for my clan website. Who knows, one of these days I might even get off my butt and try doing reviews again 8)
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:48 am

Gee, and here I am just a lowly network engineer. I just build datacenters and networks for a living. Nothing exciting, right now I'm just getting started on a school here in michigan nothing big 32 new servers, 8 terabyte EMC SAN. I got to have all setup buy August 1st.

Nothing exciting like working in a bowling alley or cool things like that. :D

The way I look at, at least I don't have to worry about the 6000+ PCs that need to be redone. :o Oh, yeah by August 1st too. Heh that is for some other poor sclub to worry about. :D
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wtburnette
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:52 am

z-man wrote:
Gee, and here I am just a lowly network engineer. I just build datacenters and networks for a living. Nothing exciting, right now I'm just getting started on a school here in michigan nothing big 32 new servers, 8 terabyte EMC SAN. I got to have all setup buy August 1st.

Nothing exciting like working in a bowling alley or cool things like that. :D

The way I look at, at least I don't have to worry about the 6000+ PCs that need to be redone. :o Oh, yeah by August 1st too. Heh that is for some other poor sclub to worry about. :D


Heh, I have a feeling that lots of desktop people and a couple of Ghost servers are going to be needed... :lol:
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:06 am

Hardware service rep for a major oem, 'cough' the big blue one 'cough' :(
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just brew it!
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:20 am

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gerbilspy
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:30 am

I'm a Computer Trainer for the local community college - I teach workers how to use Windows, Word, Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, Lotus Notes, etc.. Great job! Just started doing some training over the web using Sametime. Free software training whenever I need it, too, and best of all---lots of days off. :D :D
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:38 am

R&D Engineer for a medical imaging company, I do lot of work with Magnetic Resonance imaging and making electronics play nice in MR environments.
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:00 am

wtburnette wrote:
Heh, I have a feeling that lots of desktop people and a couple of Ghost servers are going to be needed... :lol:


Uh, no actually. 3500 Macs (shudder) are getting imaged. The PC are getting scripted to remove the novell software and add them to my domain. The school does not want them imaged. :o
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b3n113
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:03 am

newbie_of_jan0502 wrote:
Control system technician. Currently at a power plant but capable of working on any type of automated equipment such as: Refineries, chemical plants, assembly/manufacturing, robotics and oil exploration.


And who is this Newbie?
Uh.. yes sir - he's one of your drones in sector seven g.
 
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:23 am

b3n113 wrote:
newbie_of_jan0502 wrote:
Control system technician. Currently at a power plant but capable of working on any type of automated equipment such as: Refineries, chemical plants, assembly/manufacturing, robotics and oil exploration.


And who is this Newbie?
Uh.. yes sir - he's one of your drones in sector seven g.


:D

Here freelancing some tech jobs when I am needed. All from building PCs to building nets or solving net problems under M$ OSes.
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:29 am

A few things here,
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:35 am

Princess Die wrote:
R&D Engineer for a medical imaging company, I do lot of work with Magnetic Resonance imaging and making electronics play nice in MR environments.


You hiring down there? hehe, no seriously.

Anyhow I am a Sr. Design Engineer for a bitty company called Ramsey Electronics, Inc. On to 12 years now. Paid like crap, but had lots of fun before the place was sold to investors. Now it is like any other boring company. It was also my hobby before work at it tore the life out of it. Since I am the only engineer on many projects and test equipment (I don't do the mechanical stuff), I have to do both the hardware and software designs. It's fun but quite challenging. I have project meetings at 2:00AM in my head when I am trying to sleep. My resume looks like a nightmare of impossible to know all this stuff...

Now my hobby is gardening and biking because I don't have to think about electronics when I am planting trees. Only 9 to 10 hour days 5 days a week, corresponding pay.

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Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:36 am

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wtburnette
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:45 am

z-man wrote:
wtburnette wrote:
Heh, I have a feeling that lots of desktop people and a couple of Ghost servers are going to be needed... :lol:


Uh, no actually. 3500 Macs (shudder) are getting imaged. The PC are getting scripted to remove the novell software and add them to my domain. The school does not want them imaged. :o


Now THAT is scary! :o

The last time I had anything to do with a scripted upgrade it screwed tons of stuff up. On the other hand, the last time we made images for every dept. and then deployed those, it went like clockwork. Ah well, people need to learn the hard way... :wink:
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Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:46 am

I am currently a factory grunt.

I work on progressive punch presses that produce rotors and stators for various customers like Ford and Black & Decker.

I am still looking into getting my A+ certification and also taking some IT courses, because working shifts is killing me, and I'm bored out of my skull from putting steel in a box for 12 hours a day. (BOOOORING)

Need.........mental.........stimulation...........soon!! :o

pete_roth:

What kind of pinsetters do you have?? Brunswick of AMF?? I got my A-2 licence about 10 years ago. Still got all the manuals and stuff.
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