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Delighted
Mar 6, 2012, 12:16 AM
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In my mind most people who own apple products are a fan of beauty. Obviously this beauty does not come cheap. So what job do you have? I work as a IT assistant at a company that ships snack goods to different countries.

Gator24765
Mar 6, 2012, 12:17 AM
A lot of everything.

Intell
Mar 6, 2012, 12:26 AM
Apple technician for company in Pittsburgh that is not Apple.

Delighted
Mar 6, 2012, 12:36 AM
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Apple technician for company in Pittsburgh that is not Apple.

I'm jealous.

leekohler
Mar 6, 2012, 12:43 AM
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In my mind most people who own apple products are a fan of beauty. Obviously this beauty does not come cheap. So what job do you have? I work as a IT assistant at a company that ships snack goods to different countries.

I've been an ad guy for 13 years. I'm quite done with it. It's an ugly business.

Marketing is cheap and easy.

Intell
Mar 6, 2012, 12:45 AM
I'm jealous.

It isn't all fun. I kinda dread new products and things. Just means I have to go get trained in the new thing. Like the 2011 Mini, exact same as the 2010 model. Even the service manual is the same. But can I work on those? Nope. Gotta go get certified first. (Still need to do that...) Can't wait for all the Mountian Lion training and problems.

NYR99
Mar 6, 2012, 12:53 AM
Train Conductor

BreakGuy
Mar 6, 2012, 12:54 AM
I wish I had a job.

Happybunny
Mar 6, 2012, 01:19 AM
Retired, and enjoying it.

ComputersaysNo
Mar 6, 2012, 01:35 AM
Superhero. But don't tell anyone.

throAU
Mar 6, 2012, 01:35 AM
I'm an enterprise storage/voice/networking nerd.

The company is small enough that I need to wear many hats, but big enough that I get shiny toys to play with.

Recently been dealing with Cisco Call manager (multiple sites, MGCP), virtualization (vSphere, other VMWare stuff in general) and storage, but I've been doing network switching and routing (Cisco, BSD, Linux) and firewalling for years. Work network is all Active Directory, PCs.


At home, it's Apple (well, my server is FreeBSD) all the way :D Can't wait until I can take it to work :D For a Unix/Network nerd like me, OS X seems to be far more familiar and useful :)

Deeps
Mar 6, 2012, 02:19 AM
Accountant for an architects firm.

iStudentUK
Mar 6, 2012, 02:30 AM
After years of study I'm finally a lawyer... :D

... in training. :(

User name little out of date now. Never thought I'd be on this site for 3 years!

Happybunny
Mar 6, 2012, 02:47 AM
After years of study I'm finally a lawyer... :D

... in training. :(

User name little out of date now. Never thought I'd be on this site for 3 years!


http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/party/party-smiley-020.gif

Congratulations :cool:

I'll know who to call if I ever need a lawyer. :D

northernbaldy
Mar 6, 2012, 02:54 AM
Cockpit systems design engineer for one of the big automotive companies

niuniu
Mar 6, 2012, 03:02 AM
Run an owner managed business, and started during the recession (we make health products). Still alive!

towboattrash34
Mar 6, 2012, 03:05 AM
Tugboat Capt 20+ years and professional ***** a lot longer...:D:D:D
Push gas barges up and down the Mississippi and other rivers.

Heilage
Mar 6, 2012, 03:42 AM
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I'm jealous.

Don't be. I did it for two years, and now I resent Apple's corporate policies (and their bumraping of retailers) more than anything else.


At the moment I'm a student, which means I'm living partly off student loands and partly off a part-time job as an Apple retail salesperson (not for Apple).

acidfast7
Mar 6, 2012, 03:58 AM
biochem prof. yes, seriously.

(marc)
Mar 6, 2012, 04:10 AM
biochem prof.

Seriously?

yes, seriously.

Ah ok.

MorphingDragon
Mar 6, 2012, 05:18 AM
I've been an ad guy for 13 years. I'm quite done with it. It's an ugly business.

Marketing is cheap and easy.

Marketing is more than just advertising. D:

heehee
Mar 6, 2012, 05:24 AM
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I'm a graphic designer for a super duper rich guy in the mining industry. I do abit of everything else though. Also a part owner in a restaurant.

KnightWRX
Mar 6, 2012, 05:27 AM
In my mind most people who own apple products are a fan of beauty.

I'm a fan of function, which is the reason I own the Apple products I do. I couldn't care less about beauty.

That said, Unix systems guy. Guess why I choose Apple now ?

Lone Deranger
Mar 6, 2012, 05:29 AM
I work in the Visual Effects (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_effects) industry for film and television as a Digital Environments Artist/Matte Painter/Texture & Lookdev-artist. Been there for about 13 years or so. Working on anything from Walking with Dinosaurs, to Harry Potter, Avatar, James Bond, Batman, you name it.

And yes, we do use Apple equipment for some of the work. :D

MonkeySee....
Mar 6, 2012, 05:29 AM
Work for an IT Security Reseller. Yes, I should be working right now......oh well.

MorphingDragon
Mar 6, 2012, 05:31 AM
I'm a fan of function, which is the reason I own the Apple products I do. I couldn't care less about beauty.

That said, Unix systems guy. Guess why I choose Apple now ?

Because "Usable Desktop Linux" is an oxymoron. /Snide Remark.

KnightWRX
Mar 6, 2012, 05:43 AM
Because "Usable Desktop Linux" is an oxymoron. /Snide Remark.

Nope, Linux is perfectly usable as a desktop to me, even better than OS X in some cases. However, there is no way to write software for the iPhone on it and it doesn't work too well on Apple hardware.

I'm writing this post from Enlightenment DR16 on my work laptop.

vsound
Mar 6, 2012, 10:01 AM
Assistant Library Director just out of school to be a history or english teacher.

That may seem backwards, but teachers do get paid more. And I'm only 24. :p

macquariumguy
Mar 6, 2012, 10:04 AM
Software developer/analyst at an insurance company.

Fazzy
Mar 6, 2012, 10:40 AM
I procrastinate for a living.

ppcg4mac
Mar 6, 2012, 10:45 AM
High school student that can persuade people to give me macs (got my 2 G4s that way, trying to scheme up a powerbook.):apple:

yg17
Mar 6, 2012, 10:46 AM
I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you ;)

TexasChemE
Mar 6, 2012, 10:59 AM
A full-time student in college :)

dmr727
Mar 6, 2012, 11:03 AM
I point to open checkout registers at a Fry's in Fountain Valley.

-aggie-
Mar 6, 2012, 11:05 AM
According to the Republicans, I'm overpaid and lazy.

St. G
Mar 6, 2012, 11:18 AM
I'm the in-house videographer for a children's hospital. But, as Apple has made it clear that the creative professional market isn't nearly as important to them as selling fashion accessories to hipsters, I almost never use Mac hardware or software at work.

yg17
Mar 6, 2012, 11:37 AM
I point to open checkout registers at a Fry's in Fountain Valley.

Is that a step up or down from Wal-Mart greeter? :p

appleofmy"i"
Mar 6, 2012, 11:49 AM
Im a full time student and investor, and I work for a church in Pittsburgh.

dmr727
Mar 6, 2012, 11:58 AM
Is that a step up or down from Wal-Mart greeter? :p

Screw those smug senior dillholes at Wal-Mart. They look down their noses at what we do, but imagine what would happen if we weren't there? Customers wandering around aimlessly, fist fights over registers - Bedlam I tell you! Bedlam!

"Welcome to Wal-Mart." Yeah, kindly go **** yourself.

(sorry, we're pretty competitive)

Gator24765
Mar 6, 2012, 12:02 PM
Student, Professional Car Driver, Graduate Assistant and Entrepreneur

ratsg
Mar 6, 2012, 12:28 PM
Animal Disposal Officer

juanm
Mar 6, 2012, 12:46 PM
Assistant Library Director just out of school to be a history or english teacher.


You surely mean Assistant to the Library Director? :p

Phil A.
Mar 6, 2012, 12:47 PM
Solutions Architect

gertruded
Mar 6, 2012, 12:52 PM
Retired Chemical Engineer. According to Republicans now a leach on society and should die to reduce SS costs to increase the 1%'s wealth..

Hastings101
Mar 6, 2012, 01:17 PM
I have a BSE/English with a minor in Technical Writing but I substitute teach, write for my local paper, and do odd jobs with businesses. After college I realized that I didn't want to be stuck in one job when I can just do a little bit of everything, so that's what I do. I also like being able to set my own hours.

BanjoBanker
Mar 6, 2012, 01:39 PM
Former Banker (FDIC said I had enough fun) and new Controller at a small distribution company. Banjo picker and photographer at heart. Also, full time Grand Father on weekends. The little ones love the banjo! Thank goodness for my iPhone 4S, I can carry thousands of photos of the grand kids! Consider this a warning, DO NOT ask if I have any photos unless you have time to peruse several thousand while I smile and explain each one!!!:)

SvK
Mar 6, 2012, 01:53 PM
Senior Sound Designer @ Video Game Developer

Iscariot
Mar 6, 2012, 01:53 PM
Action hero.

And I do my own stunts.

Tsuchiya
Mar 6, 2012, 02:17 PM
I work part time for a department store chain while studying part time. After September, same thing but full time study :(

chordate68
Mar 6, 2012, 02:42 PM
Professional Student, Survivalist Consultant, Amateur Mechanic.

jacktorrance
Mar 6, 2012, 03:05 PM
Architect.

Mr. McMac
Mar 6, 2012, 03:09 PM
I wire and service offset printing presses for a living for the past 30 years. I'll be retiring in 2 years...

stridemat
Mar 6, 2012, 03:13 PM
I count bricks and argue about variations, but I enjoy it.

talmy
Mar 6, 2012, 03:14 PM
Electrical Engineer for 39 years.

I build a computer 45 years ago that composed and played music.

First home computer 32 years ago.

Mac owner for 7 years.

kellen
Mar 6, 2012, 03:32 PM
Neurosurgery Physician Assistant. Very challenging, but fun.

Shrink
Mar 6, 2012, 03:44 PM
Retired, and enjoying it.

Not retired.

Wishing to be retired.

Jealous as hell :(

I'm a Clinical Psychologist.

TheGenerous
Mar 6, 2012, 03:58 PM
Physics, nanoscale experiments

eric/
Mar 6, 2012, 04:00 PM
engineering student

TexasChemE
Mar 6, 2012, 05:30 PM
engineering student
As am I! What type of engineering?

mgguy
Mar 6, 2012, 11:41 PM
Research Manager

puma1552
Mar 6, 2012, 11:49 PM
Design engineer at a chemical engineering consulting firm. We make sure chemical plants don't explode. Love it.

Dweez
Mar 6, 2012, 11:55 PM
Sales engineer for a software company.

blazerdude20
Mar 7, 2012, 12:08 AM
I balance air systems in commercial buildings.

Only 38 years til retirement! :p

Delighted
Mar 7, 2012, 01:38 AM
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Absolutely amazing how each of us come from very different walks of life who just happen to be brought together by our curiosity and love towards apple products.

acidfast7
Mar 7, 2012, 02:14 AM
biochem prof. yes, seriously.

thanks for the down-votes

:mad:

Macman45
Mar 7, 2012, 02:30 AM
Musician / Producer / songwriter.

juanm
Mar 7, 2012, 02:45 AM
Underwater camera operator on movies and commercials. Also, 3D animation.

dukebound85
Mar 7, 2012, 02:50 AM
Mechanical Engineer

Now back in grad school after working a few years

Delighted
Mar 7, 2012, 02:55 AM
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biochem prof. yes, seriously.

thanks for the down-votes

:mad:

thx for making me LOL, I do have some respect for professors but at the same time I can sort of understand why you may not be so popular with some people on MR. It's all good though, tomorrow when you arrive to class assign a huge assignment to your class. LOL!

acidfast7
Mar 7, 2012, 04:24 AM
respect for professors but at the same time I can sort of understand why you may not be so popular with some people on MR. It's all good though, tomorrow when you arrive to class assign a huge assignment to your class. LOL!

yeah, the truth hurts

but, you're right, it is all good :D

Fazzy
Mar 7, 2012, 04:30 AM
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Absolutely amazing how each of us come from very different walks of life who just happen to be brought together by our curiosity and love towards apple products.

The internet is great, dont you think? :)

samiwas
Mar 7, 2012, 07:49 AM
Freelance lighting designer, drafter, and technician/electrician for entertainment, corporate, and exhibit productions. My main work is in large-scale touring museum exhibits, followed mostly by ballet/theatre. This week is spending up to 14 hours a day sitting backstage during a corporate meeting in case they need anything (mostly sitting on the computer). Looking at expanding my 3D animation work.

leitmotif
Mar 7, 2012, 07:58 AM
Senior Sound Designer @ Video Game Developer

This is what I wanted to do (not necessarily at a video game developer) but I went down a different path and then I moved from So Cal to Texas and my "career" took a few steps back and I now work a ****** job making less than I did when I was 18.

ejb190
Mar 7, 2012, 08:13 AM
Regulatory Entomologist and Plant Pathologist
And on sunny, 60 degree days in March when I have field work to do - I LOVE MY JOB!!! Time to hit the road!

For six years I have been trying to explain to my grandmother what I do for a living and still haven't succeeded...

Scepticalscribe
Mar 7, 2012, 08:19 AM
I'm an academic (history and politics) who has sort of drifted into public service.

garybUK
Mar 7, 2012, 08:20 AM
Software Developer at a `large german software company`

Keebler
Mar 7, 2012, 08:23 AM
I've been a stay-at-home Dad for 10 years and have been running a video transfer biz for 9 years. I have 6 employees who rarely talk bacl and generally just go about their business - that's right, they're all macs :)

great work-life balance. love it.

Huntn
Mar 7, 2012, 08:31 AM
I'm a pilot. Fun job although I'm gone a lot.

Train Conductor

Happy with it? Unstoppable looked pretty exciting. :)

maflynn
Mar 7, 2012, 08:35 AM
I'm a "infrastructure specialist" Basically a system administrator.

I maintain a number of enterprise applications and windows servers. I deal with about 46 windows servers at the moment. Depending on what's being decommissioned and/or going live the number of servers is a bit in flux.

Because of the number of servers I deal with, I'm on call 24x7 365. Gets a little tiring dealing with this but it pays the bills.

DavoteK
Mar 7, 2012, 08:37 AM
Design Engineer, aka CAD monkey.

KylePowers
Mar 7, 2012, 08:45 AM
Electrical engineering student with a focus in microprocessor design, VLSI, high performance, low power kind of stuff.

Debating if I want to continue my education in graduate school or work in the industry first. Hrmm

Hastings101
Mar 7, 2012, 10:01 AM
I'm kind of disappointed that no one admitted to working for a strip club or a traveling circus.

einmusiker
Mar 7, 2012, 10:03 AM
I work in creativity education. It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it

eric/
Mar 7, 2012, 10:31 AM
As am I! What type of engineering?

ISE. I can gather from your username what type you are. Your's is a much more difficult major.

allmIne
Mar 7, 2012, 10:49 AM
I count bricks and argue about variations, but I enjoy it.

Likewise. Well, more compensation events these days... part time while I finish QS at university, currently in final year.

SumoHamster
Mar 7, 2012, 11:05 AM
Unix sysadmin with a focus on Oracle Weblogic.

stridemat
Mar 7, 2012, 11:26 AM
Likewise. Well, more compensation events these days... part time while I finish QS at university, currently in final year.

Compensation events, Early Warning Notices....all the same too me. Im currently recording my time to gain Chartership. Just counting down them days!

doktordoris
Mar 7, 2012, 11:59 AM
I do a bit of everything; mountain rescue in Holland, and saving tempest tossed mariners off the Austrian coast.

TexasChemE
Mar 7, 2012, 04:40 PM
ISE. I can gather from your username what type you are. Your's is a much more difficult major.

Eh, that is debatable. It all depends on what you're good at :)

NSquared
Mar 8, 2012, 02:24 AM
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Aircraft Dispatcher for a business jet charter company. Unfortunately, "Formula 1 driver" never quite panned out for me. I may start submitting applications for multi-million dollar lottery winner.

Huntn
Mar 8, 2012, 09:25 AM
I do a bit of everything; mountain rescue in Holland, and saving tempest tossed mariners off the Austrian coast.

Sounds exciting! :)

ChristianJapan
Mar 8, 2012, 09:39 AM
IT in Pharma business mainly; lots SAP in the past; now more general management for finance and sourcing stuff; operation and projects and the funniest role right now: iPad rollout manager. 3000 iPad looking for a user. :p

ILikeTurtles
Mar 8, 2012, 10:21 AM
Graphic Designer by day & Escort by night. Seriously.

mscriv
Mar 8, 2012, 03:56 PM
I'm a professional counselor who works in foster care.

rick snagwell
Mar 8, 2012, 03:59 PM
firefighter/paramedic

FrankieTDouglas
Mar 8, 2012, 04:30 PM
I'm an art photographer, a photography professor, and do speaking engagements.

tktaylor1
Mar 8, 2012, 04:31 PM
Student. Soon to be something in the medical field.

jackhdev
Mar 8, 2012, 04:43 PM
High school student learning useless things. Hope to get a cool iOS programming/Mac IT job over the summer (have ACSA)

callmemike20
Mar 8, 2012, 09:25 PM
Finance Analyst at a Fortune 15 company.

MovieCutter
Mar 8, 2012, 09:39 PM
Former producer/editor/videographer for Al Jazeera English...currently documentary filmmaker/producer and freelance producer/editor/videographer for a number of NGOs as well as high end corporate clients.

NYR99
Mar 9, 2012, 12:54 AM
I'm a pilot. Fun job although I'm gone a lot.



Happy with it? Unstoppable looked pretty exciting. :)

Haha, yes, I love my job. And while Unstoppable was a good movie, it was just disappointing knowing all the things that were technically wrong with the movie.
One of the biggest things is that all locomotives must have a "dead-man" feature, requiring the engineer to either keep a foot on a pedal, flip a switch every 20 or so seconds, etc. If this isn't done, the train will automatically apply an emergency application on the brakes. If the dead-man feature is not working properly, a qualified person must sit with the engineer incase something happens to him, to act as the dead-man feature.

molala
Mar 9, 2012, 01:19 AM
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Scientist at a small biotech startup. Been using Macs since 1994 when I was a grad student in the US.

Huntn
Mar 9, 2012, 05:24 PM
Haha, yes, I love my job. And while Unstoppable was a good movie, it was just disappointing knowing all the things that were technically wrong with the movie.
One of the biggest things is that all locomotives must have a "dead-man" feature, requiring the engineer to either keep a foot on a pedal, flip a switch every 20 or so seconds, etc. If this isn't done, the train will automatically apply an emergency application on the brakes. If the dead-man feature is not working properly, a qualified person must sit with the engineer incase something happens to him, to act as the dead-man feature.

I forget was the deadman switch an issue in that movie? I thought it was supposed to be somewhat based on a real incident.

Last I heard train engineers are well paid. Is there a union floating about? ;) If so is there pressure to bring down wages? I completely understand if you don't feel like discussing it here...