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EGT
Aug 6, 2004, 04:32 PM
I need something to keep my mind in focus...so.... I was wondering, what do my fellow mac addicts do for a living!!!!

Is everyone here involved in computers in one way or another…. Who has all the interesting jobs!!!??? Come on, spill the beans!!!

Excuse me for being nosey!!! :p but i'm in one of those moods :D

yellow
Aug 6, 2004, 04:32 PM
Full time: IT Analyst, at one of the top 5 teaching hospitals in the US.

Part time: Ass-sitter-oner

jsw
Aug 6, 2004, 04:34 PM
Principal Software Engineer, Nokia

sonofslim
Aug 6, 2004, 04:43 PM
rocket surgeon

yellow
Aug 6, 2004, 04:52 PM
rocket surgeon

Awesome!

crookedcharlie
Aug 6, 2004, 06:44 PM
I work in reality TV.

(Don't hit me)

applemacdude
Aug 6, 2004, 07:03 PM
Student

MikeLaRiviere
Aug 6, 2004, 07:04 PM
I'm an IT intern at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago; web design is what I do currently, but I plan on going into medicine, hopefully neuro- or trauma surgery, possibly emergency medicine.

Mike LaRiviere

homerjward
Aug 6, 2004, 07:13 PM
high school freshman. but with plans to slave my ass off at mcdonalds to pay for a mini cooper as soon as i can legally get a job there.

musicpyrite
Aug 6, 2004, 07:13 PM
Student mostly.

Although I do help the school repair computers which gets me a free lunch every week. Think that counts as a job? :D

strider42
Aug 6, 2004, 07:35 PM
I'm an automative Research Analyst for ADP claims services group. We make collision repair software that coordinates the body shops, insurers and parts recyclers. My job is to do the research on the vehicles, find out whats changed, take photos of them, and set up our database for development. Its a pretty decent job and they send me to 4 autoshows a year, so that's cool. Its also cool because ADP is huge (they do payroll and brokerage as their main business), but we're a small, pretty autonomous division.

And for this job, I have an Engish degree with a minor in education. Go figure.

And hey, if you live in the Bay area and are looking for a job, we're hiring right now.

friarbayliff
Aug 6, 2004, 07:42 PM
College Student / Summer Intern in IT at a large legal research company

shecky
Aug 6, 2004, 07:48 PM
design student/ocassional freelancer

jefhatfield
Aug 6, 2004, 10:08 PM
I need something to keep my mind in focus...so.... I was wondering, what do my fellow mac addicts do for a living!!!!

Is everyone here involved in computers in one way or another…. Who has all the interesting jobs!!!??? Come on, spill the beans!!!

Excuse me for being nosey!!! :p but i'm in one of those moods :D

two jobs...gardening and landscaping...boring

and

computer repair...also boring but related to this thread
started out as dot.com employee (san jose, ca based company at the height of speculation/hope), then computer sales at office depot, then working for a microsoft certification school after i got training there and at the local college, then doing various projects for corporate clients on desktop side, then doing warranty work (dell, compaq, apple), and finally getting enough knowledge to have my own clients but would like to have separate office/store where i can do my occupation and separate it from my house, phone number, social life, etc...i have a lot of college units and grad school units so i would like to also get my master's in compuer related topic and learn more since there is always more in this field ;)

rhpenguin
Aug 6, 2004, 10:22 PM
im a tech agent for HP. Soon to be on the hPod team :)

yellow
Aug 6, 2004, 10:23 PM
Seems to be a lot of students on here... responding to this thread.
I feel old. Withered. Past my prime..

[shaking cane] Whippersnappers! [/shaking cane]

Tuned MP5
Aug 6, 2004, 10:28 PM
Budget Analyst - US Army Corps of Engineers

Aoide
Aug 6, 2004, 10:30 PM
Cool... I get to steer the car way into left field....

I teach middle school choir. In Texas choir and band are held during the school day so I have a full class schedule of choir for grades 6-8.

Ok.... back to the main road. :)

Phat_Pat
Aug 6, 2004, 10:40 PM
high school soughmore... still learning how to spell....

Not old enough to even apply for a job. not even for places that hire 15 year olds :eek:

i'm young for my grade

But i do umpier baseball and get 23 bucks a game Cha- Ching!!!

yellow
Aug 6, 2004, 10:45 PM
soughmore/umpier

Wow. That's wicked awesome.
Right-click/Control-click in the "Reply to Thread" window -> Spelling and never worry about it again!
Ain't technology grand?

Nspace
Aug 6, 2004, 10:49 PM
design student/ocassional freelancer

Me too. I am starting to major in Graphic Design in september. Throughout the last few years of high school I have done quite a bit of freelance work. As well I work with another qualified graphic designer doing some of the web portions of projects. Thus far it has been a great experience and I have been able to make money while having fun and learning.

Duff-Man
Aug 6, 2004, 11:06 PM
Duff-Man says....promoter of Duff-branded beer....when not doing that, I am an I.T. specialist with a large dept. of the Canadian Gov't....oh yeah!

fuzzwud
Aug 6, 2004, 11:09 PM
industrial designer turned graphic designer

Dr. Dastardly
Aug 6, 2004, 11:27 PM
Computer Operations analyst at Major Northwest Hospital. :D

PlaceofDis
Aug 6, 2004, 11:30 PM
student in college - finishing up my BA in English this year, then going on for my Masters and PhD, I am also a writer, hoping to get some stuff published sometime soon, and i work at Wilson's Leather to make ends meat and survive.....

ravenvii
Aug 6, 2004, 11:43 PM
College Student with absolutely no idea what to do with his life.

Principal Software Engineer, Nokia

I hope you didn't have anything to do with the N-Gage... :p

James L
Aug 6, 2004, 11:56 PM
Paramedic for the last 7 years, part time web designer and video editor for about 2 years.

shecky
Aug 7, 2004, 12:22 AM
Me too. I am starting to major in Graphic Design in september.

where at?

kanker
Aug 7, 2004, 12:38 AM
Seems to be a lot of students on here... responding to this thread.
I feel old. Withered. Past my prime..

[shaking cane] Whippersnappers! [/shaking cane]Amen.

I am a professional musician. I play piano/keyboards, freeleance, and it has been my only job, 14 years and still going.

Aaon
Aug 7, 2004, 12:50 AM
I'm a grad student, working on my masters/Ph.D. in electrical engineering, focusing primarially on semiconductor and IC fabrication techniques.

Dang, that sounds pretty cool when I write it like that. Most of my time I sit in a lab and stare at equipment for hours at a time. But I can't complain, it is pretty neat stuff.

Aaron

scem0
Aug 7, 2004, 12:51 AM
Senior in highschool.

I plan on going into web design.

I don't have a job right now, but I'm hoping i'll be able to profit a little from EmoOnline.com, once i get it on its feet and running.

scem0

GeorgeTheMonkey
Aug 7, 2004, 01:17 AM
Cool... I get to steer the car way into left field....
Allow me to steer it even farther left. :)

I teach preschool, one of the few guys in my field. The kids affectionately re-named me Mr. Bumpy Head earlier today, because I kept hitting my head on the bar across the top of the slide. :rolleyes:

On top of that, I'm an assistant children's pastor -- and can even ride a unicycle (though apparently can't juggle while doing it). :cool:

Also do a spot of writing, will have a picture book or two coming out soon (well, comparatively -- "soon," in children's publishing, is 2 years); and I do a bit of freelance work for a local film company, am on their development staff and dabble in screenplays for them now and again. (But what I really wanna do is direct. :p )

EminenceGrise
Aug 7, 2004, 03:25 AM
I 'm a radio telescope array operator, for about a year an a half now.

Nspace
Aug 7, 2004, 03:49 AM
where at?

York University in Toronto, Canada. Starting in sept working towards a Bachelor of Design.

Where abouts are you studying?

Ari_0
Aug 7, 2004, 05:01 AM
Im an Interpretter/ Translator.
& a freelance Editor/ Scriptwriter.

Im also a Graduate Student, studying my masters researching into Anime.

acceber
Aug 7, 2004, 05:14 AM
HSC student, I also coordinate and volunteer social justice groups in my spare time (not much lately due to intense studying).

Mr. Anderson
Aug 7, 2004, 07:01 AM
I'm tempted to search and see how *many* times this thread has been posted, but I'm too lazy.....

Mr. Mom right now.....

D

jefhatfield
Aug 7, 2004, 07:45 AM
I'm tempted to search and see how *many* times this thread has been posted, but I'm too lazy.....

Mr. Mom right now.....

D

hey duke,

when did you move from dc? i just noticed your new location

stevehaslip
Aug 7, 2004, 08:00 AM
Graphic Design BA Hons student at CSM.

jsw
Aug 7, 2004, 08:24 AM
College Student with absolutely no idea what to do with his life.

I hope you didn't have anything to do with the N-Gage... :p
Dear God, no! I think Motorola planted a mole in that design department just to ensure there'd be the dumbest design possible. The next-gen one is, I think, marginally better.

I actually have nothing to do with phones - I work writing software to enable management of their network devices (believe it or not, Nokia makes firewalls, etc.). I might be working with phone management software shortly.

There are those with a passion for their jobs, and those with jobs to pay the bills. I've been the former. For now, though, I'm the latter.

EGT
Aug 7, 2004, 08:31 AM
I'm tempted to search and see how *many* times this thread has been posted, but I'm too lazy.....

Mr. Mom right now.....

D


ahhhhh hush. Theres nothing wrong with it being posted more than once.

oreo
Aug 7, 2004, 08:44 AM
I work as what would be know in the US as a LPN but I'm going to university next month to finish studying to be a RN. I'm one of the older ones (or I was when I started studying).

yellow
Aug 7, 2004, 08:48 AM
There are those with a passion for their jobs, and those with jobs to pay the bills. I've been the former. For now, though, I'm the latter.

So true. I think the first 7 years at my job was the former. The last 3 have been the later. Definintely time to leave. Which is a very scary project!

jane doe
Aug 7, 2004, 09:24 AM
Systems engineer

shecky
Aug 7, 2004, 02:16 PM
York University in Toronto, Canada. Starting in sept working towards a Bachelor of Design.

Where abouts are you studying?

RISD

Hoef
Aug 7, 2004, 02:42 PM
Business Analyst for the $$$ .... Animator at night

dcollierp
Aug 7, 2004, 06:46 PM
I pastor two churches in the Black Hills

Mr. Anderson
Aug 7, 2004, 07:29 PM
ahhhhh hush. Theres nothing wrong with it being posted more than once.

I'm not talking about just twice - I think we're on the 6th or 7th iteration here....

Jef - moved last month, still getting settled - big change from DC, that's for sure.

D

jefhatfield
Aug 7, 2004, 07:37 PM
Jef - moved last month, still getting settled - big change from DC, that's for sure.

D

that's cool, what's in warsaw? and are there any mac stores near you? i am in monterey county, which is a no man's land between san jose and santa barbara and not always on most maps where it's easy to see and most known for being agricultural

actually i just looked on my trip maker program and i see that you are in the vicinity somewhere between ft. wayne and chicago...chicago is known for a lot of things and i heard of ft. wayne but i am not sure what is in that city

aethier
Aug 7, 2004, 07:40 PM
McDonald's = job to pay for my many Apple toys / car (2004 nissan sentra 1.8s)

CEGEP student (quebec version of college)

Studying pure & applied science

don't know what i want to be in life yet.

Free From PC
Aug 7, 2004, 08:30 PM
Studio Tech for TV station.

Only computers at work are PC's with XP...


...makes me appreciate my Mac more and more!!!!

Phat_Pat
Aug 7, 2004, 08:32 PM
Wow. That's wicked awesome.
Right-click/Control-click in the "Reply to Thread" window -> Spelling and never worry about it again!
Ain't technology grand?


sorry replied on windowz....

they don't support that feature.....

those JERKS. ;)

kanker
Aug 7, 2004, 09:21 PM
I'm not talking about just twice - I think we're on the 6th or 7th iteration here....

Jef - moved last month, still getting settled - big change from DC, that's for sure.

DWow, Warsaw. What possessed you to move there? That's just about The Middle of Nowhere, Indiana. There is an Apple Store in Indy, but it might take less time to get to Chicago from there.

themadchemist
Aug 7, 2004, 09:23 PM
I pay exorbitant fees so that others can teach me what to do for a living...Or at least, teach me what to know in order to get into the institution that will teach me how to do what I want to do for a living at an even higher price. Gee, ain't life grand?!

iJon
Aug 7, 2004, 09:37 PM
full time student seeking a degree in journalism/advertising while working as an apple salesman. also a campus rep for EF tours.

iJon

voicegy
Aug 8, 2004, 12:00 AM
My full time gig is playing Information Technology Liaison for the IT Department of San Diego City Schools, 6th largest district in the U.S., where several of us in IT appreciate, use and support Macintosh, which comprises about 65% of our schools' and various department's install base.

http://sandi.net/

My part time gig is voiceover work through the ShamonFreitas talent agency (hence my 'tar) If you have a minute to waste, click and scroll down to "Scott Kovacik."

http://www.shamonfreitas.com/malevoices.htm

And once a week I catch up on stuff at MacRumors.com, of course. :p

Ari_0
Aug 8, 2004, 08:25 AM
iJon --> Thats is some cool job you got there :eek:

voicegy --> thats some authoritative voice :D. Mind you, I sound like a 50yr old soothsayer. Hahahaha that site reminds me of GTA3 (I heard US radio adverts there for first time - Uk ones are different).

Mitthrawnuruodo
Aug 8, 2004, 09:42 AM
I'm a student, trying to finish my informatics master thesis (on Bluetooth and Java), and at the same time taking a BA-equivalent in history and culture. Studying just one subject at the time is for whimps... :D

My CV (http://www.geek.no/cv.php?lan=2) isn't excactly a secret either...

dubbz
Aug 8, 2004, 10:45 AM
Transcom (http://www.transcom-worldwide.com) (Halden, Norway)

Two week contracts, working on the phone...

I don't do telemarketing, however. I'd rather take both my eyes out with a rusty spoon, then eat them, and the spoon. It's (almost) only incoming calls.

It pays the bills...

voicegy
Aug 8, 2004, 10:53 AM
Transcom (http://www.transcom-worldwide.com) (Halden, Norway)[...]I'd rather take both my eyes out with a rusty spoon, then eat them, and the spoon.[...]

Rusty spoons, eh?
http://www.fat-pie.com/salad.htm

Isbiten
Aug 8, 2004, 11:23 AM
Student, but I sell drugs at night ;)

Chip NoVaMac
Aug 8, 2004, 01:06 PM
I work in reality TV.

(Don't hit me)

Please stop :D

Just kidding, we all have to work....

Chip NoVaMac
Aug 8, 2004, 01:08 PM
I'm tempted to search and see how *many* times this thread has been posted, but I'm too lazy.....

Mr. Mom right now.....

D

Good for you. I would be willing to do the same...

Chip NoVaMac
Aug 8, 2004, 01:12 PM
I am a co-op billing admin and ad creator (DTP) for a company in the DC area.