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Guitarman700
Oct 11 2007, 08:19 AM
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I'm self-unemployed. sad.gif

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Oct 11 2007, 08:33 AM
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For health reasons I now work 1 day a week paid - University senior lecturer. I also do some training and consultancy in the area of media production and management.

Work (as it often does) spills beyond 1 day as for me it also includes research and publishing - I edit an academic journal (just been asked to do another), copy edit and do academic proofreading. Currently I'm contracted to write 2 books (one due April next year, the other sometime next year). None of this extra academic related work is paid. If my wife and I got paid for all the work we have done gratis we'd probably be quite rich dry.gif blink.gif . We try to be as self- sufficient as we can so that our low cash flow can pretty much match our low income.

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Oct 11 2007, 08:35 AM
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I own this company w/ a partner in the movie biz. But I'd much rather be playing my Les Paul!!!

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fkalich
Oct 11 2007, 08:56 AM
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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Oct 11 2007, 02:33 AM) *
For health reasons I now work 1 day a week paid - University senior lecturer. I also do some training and consultancy in the area of media production and management.

Work (as it often does) spills beyond 1 day as for me it also includes research and publishing - I edit an academic journal (just been asked to do another), copy edit and do academic proofreading. Currently I'm contracted to write 2 books (one due April next year, the other sometime next year). None of this extra academic related work is paid. If my wife and I got paid for all the work we have done gratis we'd probably be quite rich dry.gif blink.gif . We try to be as self- sufficient as we can so that our low cash flow can pretty much match our low income.

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I thought you were English. Wonder why I thought that.

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RobM
Oct 11 2007, 09:25 AM
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QUOTE (white eagle @ Oct 11 2007, 01:23 AM) *
:)Well we have found out how old everyone is but what does everyone do for dough,(money, rolleyes.gif job ) I myself am a mason and I cut and sell firewood.....



I'm disabled and get my money from Social Security Disability Insurance, been that way since 1991 sad.gif. I'm thinking about going back to school to become an X-Ray technician but I hear the waiting list to get in is like 4 years long sad.gif, even then I doubt my back could take the rigors of working again.

Last jobs I had were in IT but then I couldn't do even the most sedentary positions without taking time off every two weeks due to pain. Now, the bottom has fallen out of that market even if I could do it I wouldn't be making the money I once did.

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SLASH91
Oct 11 2007, 10:01 AM
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I work for a lawn service. Good pay with somewhat regular raises, and I get my meals payed for. smile.gif But, it gets HOT! ! dry.gif

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Hungus
Oct 11 2007, 10:19 AM
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I go and show the government what jobs I have applied for twice a week wink.gif

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fkalich
Oct 11 2007, 10:24 AM
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QUOTE (SLASH91 @ Oct 11 2007, 04:01 AM) *
I work for a lawn service. Good pay with somewhat regular raises, and I get my meals payed for. smile.gif But, it gets HOT! ! dry.gif


I was about to say, that sounds tough in Louisiana. Do they provide you with mosquito spray also. I commented on the mosquitoes outside last time my brother from Mississippi came up. He said "you call these mosquitoes?" I took his boy out in my boat, and i could never convince him that he can walk through the shallow water. He said the poisonous snakes hang out there. Could not convince him that our water snakes are harmless.

LSU looking good. Are you all excited about them down there?

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Oct 11 2007, 10:26 AM
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I am jelous of your job

QUOTE (coffeeman @ Oct 11 2007, 02:54 AM) *
I have my own company , I trade with raosted Coffee here in my country , im looking forward to export it , Im also a cosultant in all coffee themes and in sales. So that's it , i f someone wants the best coffee in the world just let me know.


OH i want coffee.. omg im a fiend.. send me some biggrin.gif email me at [email protected] or at [email protected] and we can work out a deal biggrin.gif

Also I work at a small grocery store here in town stocking dairy.. this is for the rent.. I am currently a student at UWO in Canada studying business, on the side i run a small guitar shop with a few fellow business students.. right now progress is almost at 0 but as soon as my 6 years are up.. get ready world biggrin.gif

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kahall
Oct 11 2007, 10:32 AM
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QUOTE (coffeeman @ Oct 11 2007, 01:54 AM) *
I have my own company , I trade with raosted Coffee here in my country , im looking forward to export it , Im also a cosultant in all coffee themes and in sales. So that's it , i f someone wants the best coffee in the world just let me know.




Hello! Coffee is the only drug left for me. What is the deal on your coffee? I am very interested in the different coffees of the world. There is a starbucks around the corner and I am their best and easiest customer. "Yes I will have a large cup of bold no room, you fruity latte mocha drinkers get out of my way."



And I think I have mentioned here before...I am an IT dude for a florist in the midwest. Stop by and see me.

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SLASH91
Oct 11 2007, 10:46 AM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Oct 11 2007, 04:24 AM) *
I was about to say, that sounds tough in Louisiana. Do they provide you with mosquito spray also. I commented on the mosquitoes outside last time my brother from Mississippi came up. He said "you call these mosquitoes?" I took his boy out in my boat, and i could never convince him that he can walk through the shallow water. He said the poisonous snakes hang out there. Could not convince him that our water snakes are harmless.

LSU looking good. Are you all excited about them down there?



Lol, yeah, this is a frickin dangerous place tongue.gif Mosquitos aren't really that bad cause I'm always moving ( I edge and weed eat), but snakes are. In fact, just today one of the other guys saw like a 2 foot long water moccaosain.We Killed a copperhead a few weeks ago too.

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David Wallimann
Oct 11 2007, 10:49 AM
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Scott Gentzen
Oct 11 2007, 10:57 AM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Oct 11 2007, 06:33 AM) *


I always liked the Airplane commercial. Kind of a good metaphor for IT work sometimes.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=L2zqTYgcpfg


QUOTE (coffeeman @ Oct 11 2007, 06:54 AM) *
I have my own company , I trade with raosted Coffee here in my country , im looking forward to export it , Im also a cosultant in all coffee themes and in sales. So that's it , i f someone wants the best coffee in the world just let me know.


Dude, that's badass. I'm a home roaster...I like my coffee green. biggrin.gif

I have a guy here that imports direct from a farm he owns in Honduras.

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I'm an Insurance Agent. Working with the public can be lots of fun. Some very interesting people unsure.gif tend to wonder into the office from time to time.

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I'm a Lady of the Evening. sad.gif

I need the money!

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Scott Gentzen
Oct 11 2007, 11:25 AM
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QUOTE (RobM @ Oct 11 2007, 08:25 AM) *
Last jobs I had were in IT but then I couldn't do even the most sedentary positions without taking time off every two weeks due to pain. Now, the bottom has fallen out of that market even if I could do it I wouldn't be making the money I once did.


Depends on the area, I think and what your specialty is. Where I am (DC metro area), the jobs are out there but the heavy demand isn't in the same areas it was even 5 years ago. I know I've had to adjust my skillset a lot in the last couple of years to hopefully be where the market is when I'm ready to change up.

Things are spreading out geographically into unusual locations too...like Google building datacenters in rural NC and the like. Companies like IBM have a lot of jobs that are location-independent. It's interesting times.

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How'd you get into testing videogames? smile.gif

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fkalich
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QUOTE (JVM @ Oct 11 2007, 05:53 AM) *
How'd you get into testing videogames? smile.gif


you may not be familiar with the old "Li'L Abner" comic strips. It ran from 1934 though 1977. Back then newspaper comic strips were a big thing, the most important thing in the paper to many people.

http://deniskitchen.com/Merchant2/merchant...e=bios.lilabner


Anyway, Li'L Abner earned his living as a mattress tester, it sound similar to the above job.

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QUOTE (fkalich @ Oct 11 2007, 11:00 AM) *
you may not be familiar with the old "Li'L Abner" comic strips. It ran from 1934 though 1977. Back then newspaper comic strips were a big thing, the most important thing in the paper to many people.

http://deniskitchen.com/Merchant2/merchant...e=bios.lilabner
Anyway, Li'L Abner earned his living as a mattress tester, it sound similar to the above job.


A friend of mine in high school (mid-80's) had a summer job testing condoms one year. The job wasn't what you'd expect and wasn't fun from what I remember.

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I do several things...
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That is a badass life! Can I borrow it for like a week or so? laugh.gif

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