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post May 1 2007, 12:26 PM
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Hi,

I've been working in the garden now for 2 days, basically diggin 50 cm at 1 side and transport it 12 metre further to get an even surface for our swimming pool. So from all the digging and making things even my hands are completely massacred, cuts all over, lots of blaters and just overall pain.
So i was wondering what you do for a living. I can't imagine that there are a lot of construction workers that play guitar so i want to know for sure tongue.gif.
Soooo basically post here what your job is or if you're a student post the direction you're following.

Me ==> Student by day (company-management) and i work in the evenings as a lifeguard to be able to affort a guitar or 3.
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post May 1 2007, 01:50 PM
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Computer consultant (my company makes Internet security software) - all the typing reinforces my guitar calluses wink.gif

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post May 1 2007, 02:03 PM
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Studying Informatics (university in Croatia sucks bigtime). Working at GMC wink.gif

Got a license for Tourist Guide - worked with tourists last summer - went crazy and don't want to hear about tourism any more!

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post May 1 2007, 02:07 PM
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Hey Pavel!
I saw your website. I like it and hope to see release termin for your first Album. wink.gif wink.gif
Do you plan to become a professional musician. You have all it takes...
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post May 1 2007, 02:44 PM
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Computer-technician here. Since 1985. Should have learned the guitar then instead and picked up computers as a hobby later smile.gif


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post May 1 2007, 02:53 PM
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QUOTE (Ibanex @ May 1 2007, 03:07 PM) *
Hey Pavel!
I saw your website. I like it and hope to see release termin for your first Album. wink.gif wink.gif
Do you plan to become a professional musician. You have all it takes...


Becoming professional guitarist is my main goal! I really hope it will come true one day! smile.gif


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post May 1 2007, 03:12 PM
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QUOTE (blindwillie @ May 1 2007, 09:44 AM) *
Computer-technician here. Since 1985. Should have learned the guitar then instead and picked up computers as a hobby later smile.gif


Yes, that's exactly where I went wrong!


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IT consultant, developer. I do all work from my home office except for when there's a meeting. It's golden, I save a lot of hours not traveling every day.


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QUOTE (Pavel @ May 1 2007, 09:53 AM) *
Becoming professional guitarist is my main goal! I really hope it will come true one day! smile.gif


Pavel, there is no doubt in my mind that you will make it! Even as an instructor and/or session musician you could make a tidy living, but I suspect we will see a lot more of you than that ... and you know that every GMCer will buy your first album smile.gif Don't be seduced by the evil, easy living of computers like I was, stay away from the dark side blink.gif


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Thanks a lot for your support guys!! smile.gif

I don't want to live from computers - i just have to finish the university to have any kind of diploma. My parents know that so they don't push me to have all best grades in university. I just have to finish it!

Again, thanks Andrew and other GMC-ers for support! GMC will get it's SPECIAL THANKS place on the cover of my first album! smile.gif


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System administrator. Web applications, databases, VMWare, that kind of stuff.

The keyboard doesn't help with my left-hand calluses but I have some built up from my mouse hand.


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OK i see a lot of IT involved workers here! May i ask you something?
I wonder how much of work did you learn at university - or to say better - how big your knowledge of the subject was before you started to work in IT?

Did you know a lot of IT when you started working or you learned a lot at work?? I am asking because as i said university here sucks so we don't learn too much of things there!


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post May 1 2007, 03:45 PM
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It sounds like everybody has nice jobs tongue.gif, except me i work at Freddy's Frozen Custards as a cook, but then again im only 17 haha...i also work wiht my g/f WOOT...tongue.gif so im a cook by day, and a musician by night HMMMMM

sniff sniff i want to be a musician day and night sad.gif Forever and always


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I've been working in this really huge green house, or actually several really huge green houses put toghether, for 2 seasons. It's my first job, family buisness. When I get my drivers licence I might get a job delivering beer to the stores around town! laugh.gif But of course, my main goal is getting famous for my music and maybe earn alittle on it. Got 3 band projects going on atm tongue.gif


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post May 1 2007, 04:00 PM
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I'm studying the recording/music arts and in about 2 years I hope to get my degree and get a job at either EA games Chicago or some record studio.


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post May 1 2007, 04:29 PM
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post May 1 2007, 04:34 PM
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I am an Airline Captain on a Boeing 737. I am finding that guitars are about as frustrating to learn as a foreign language. But I am sticking with it.
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post May 1 2007, 06:01 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ May 1 2007, 04:44 PM) *
Did you know a lot of IT when you started working or you learned a lot at work?? I am asking because as i said university here sucks so we don't learn too much of things there!

I started of as a programmer, learnt mainly Pascal in school. Got a job programming in Pascal, moved on to C. Got sick of coding so I changed job and started managing networks, servers and clients. Now I manage servers mainly running SQL and applications. Sick of that too now :/ Need a change of direction again.
So, to answer your question I guess the only part I learned at school was Pascal. That kept me going the first 2,5 years. Meanwhile I learned C (and a lot more about programming then in school) out of curiosity and changed course. That's the way it's been ever since. Everything I know now is things I've lerned along the way. Even about programming. The theoretical education was just a starter, most of my knowledge came from experience while working.

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I should add that those were the "Golden Days" when it all started to accelerate. You probably get better education today, and is better of with a good education. The competition is bigger now and companies require education.

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QUOTE (Pavel @ May 1 2007, 03:44 PM) *
OK i see a lot of IT involved workers here! May i ask you something?
I wonder how much of work did you learn at university - or to say better - how big your knowledge of the subject was before you started to work in IT?

Did you know a lot of IT when you started working or you learned a lot at work?? I am asking because as i said university here sucks so we don't learn too much of things there!



Heres the deal with IT.. I just finished a 3 year program for IT security / Networking and I cant say I learned anything of major importance. Anything you learn in an IT classroom could be self-taught in the comfort of your own bed when you wake up in the morning. You have to have an interest in it. And if you find it borning now, wait until you have to sit behind a desk doing it for the rest of your life. Computers are a very non-social tool and they will turn you into a robot.

After a year or two of IT, im planning on taking a 180 career change so i dont go insane...
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Hmm, noticing a trend, I too work in IT tongue.gif

Basically just support client machines for the company, and also some scripting, DB programming/administration.

Only 25 though so hope for further advancement, server administration, etc.

Also hope to advance in guitar tongue.gif

QUOTE (Pavel @ May 1 2007, 03:44 PM) *
OK i see a lot of IT involved workers here! May i ask you something?
I wonder how much of work did you learn at university - or to say better - how big your knowledge of the subject was before you started to work in IT?

Did you know a lot of IT when you started working or you learned a lot at work?? I am asking because as i said university here sucks so we don't learn too much of things there!


I dropped out of college, I basically learned all my computer knowledge on my own. For some reason, I have been real interested in computers since I was a kid... was programming basic on my Commodore64 when I was roughly 13 years old tongue.gif

Going to college for Computers kind of sucks, as computers change drastically over a short period of time. It's better to go to school for Certifications as they are typically specific to a certain area, and shorter.

However, it seems when hiring many companies still look for bachelor degrees in computer science.
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