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posted on May, 24 2006 @ 09:34 PM
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Originally posted by redbrotherqing

Originally posted by brill

Originally posted by skippytjc

Originally posted by brill
This thread is invasive and really has nothing to do with conspiracys of any sort. It belongs in BTS at best. What someone does for a living is not indication of what type of person they are, it's just a job.

brill


Um...It is in BTS, you are posting in BTS.

Invasive? Its voluntary, it’s not invasive by definition.

And I will reserve my last comment as it would most likely jeopardize my ability to continue posting. But it was quite funny...


Back to the topic:

I also have a small web based Tee Shirt business specializing in video gaming shirts, make the shirts all by myself!


and so it is.....see what happens kids when you inhale too long. My bad.


Brill,
I am not in anyway trying to be disrespectful. You seem very defensive on this topic. Are you dissatisfied with your job? Your 9 to 5 does not define your person. It can tell alot about a person though. I thought it was a great idea for ATS members to get to know each other better. Do we have to have serious discussions on conspiracy's 24/7? As Skippy pointed out to you, this thread is on BTS. I don't see how it is invasive. Last time I checked there is no one holding a gun to my head making me reply. If you don't feel comfortable disclosing what you do for a living then don't, simple as that.


None taken however I'm not sure what part of my reply confused you. I indicated I made a mistake and life goes on. I still stand by my previous statement though that's its just a job, its not really an issue of whether I like it or not it just pays the bills and I'd rather be doing other things. I just don't feel that anyone's job defines a person for better or worse but thats my opinion.

brill




posted on May, 24 2006 @ 09:47 PM
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Im a bouncer, and hopefully soon a tow truck driver, just finished my freshman yr of college going for a MBA


MBF

posted on May, 24 2006 @ 09:51 PM
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I'm a farmer. My college education is in mechanical engineering. I was offered a full scolarship in physics, but turned it down for some reason.


I spend most of my time fighting with lawyers and the government(farm service agency). Seattlelaw if you are that good and want to fight the government, I have a job for you. None of the lawyers around here have the male annatomy required to fight the government. They all tell me that I have been done wrong, but they are the government and they can do whatever they want and there is nothing that I can do about it.



posted on May, 24 2006 @ 10:08 PM
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I'm a...ahem..food engineer. I specialize in cooking the food you buy at Mcdonalds.



posted on May, 24 2006 @ 10:27 PM
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I study computer science



posted on May, 24 2006 @ 11:44 PM
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I have the best job ever, I play trombone and bass trumpet in several Jazz bands, as well as Piano and Bass.

It's awesome, I get to travel, meet cool people, not to mention performing is the best fun ever....

Basically I get paid to enjoy myself. :w:



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 02:07 AM
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For the past 4yrs ive managed a little computer store in a little town and helped expand it to one of the best in the valley (tootin my own horn)
was IT Manager for Kingcity and Greenfield hi school for 3yrs, Onsite IT for couple yrs at a little place called Tech21, Teched and managed another chain of comp stores for a few years, thats no longer, and was a diesel mechanic right outta hi school for bout 5 yrs before that. As with alot of the IT peeps here, u can see we get burned out and move on quickly...lolol

Interesting group we got here. Kinda diverse but interesting none the less.



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 03:24 AM
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I am an iguana, I sit around in my cage basking and eating mangos most of the time, but because I am free roaming I can also leave my cage and go exploring for left overs. I'm blessed.



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 08:36 AM
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Hmmm...I think you can tell alot about someone from their job/ education, but then again...sometimes not.
So I understand when people seem defensive or give disclaimers or qualify their job in some way so as not to be seen stereotypically, because not all stereotypes fit!

Just like in contrast, some people simply use their job or title to try to seem more important or interesting or intelligent than in they could possibly ever be!

If anythinhg, my username here defines me best. But should be longer to say "writes2much" as well, huh?

I'm not defensive or ashamed of anything I am or have done, as many would assume by all I write here like some disclaimer but I'm just trying to make a point as I do understand when others seem "defensive" to others just because they don't want to be stereotyped by their occupation...like when people think all guys who have anything to do with computers are nerdy dorks, you know...when in reality only MOST of them are.


Anyway, what I do, have done, or am, doesn't define me... exclusively....and certainly not by the definitions or preconceived notions usually perpetuated, yk?

For example, right now I'm a DAV/HW+M3 (how is that for an ambiguous/cryptic acronym title and combo?!)

Spell it out? Well...OK, DAV=Disabled American Veteran

So right now I am apparently "disabled" and a Vet-what images and preconceived notions does that conjur? Most people first think me as scruffy, unshaven man in his 50's... and in a wheelchair...um no...see below


Likewise, I am a HW+M3 which ="Housewife and Mother of 3"...any more preconceived notions there? Usually...either nazi sports/soccer mom or overweight, poorly groomed welfare collecting woman yelling at her kids :::shiver::::

And then just usually all the preconceived notions of either of those do not likely mesh to form a pretty picture either! Hmmm lets see...lets combine them to make me a wheelchair bound woman with scruffy unshaven legs wearing a camo bandana, with tatooes on her arm and yelling like a drill sergeant at her kids then? Bahaha! So not. :shk: I'd post a pic of me and my kids but my husband would deficate mortar! :::Hi Honey!:::


So anyway, I do understand where people have the perspective that what you do is not necessary who you are. Like I am not the vet people first picture..but often when people who know me now think of me (or a woman) in the military often they think of someone is dress blues doing an office job too-nope not that either.

My military service included a 7 month deployment for Desert Storm. I'm in my 30's not my 50's. I did not have a nice administrative job, nor was I a masculine "I can do anything a man can do...and better" fem, or the "d" word which I wont use that derogatorily is used for homosexual women that dress, act, and look like men, yk?

Active duty I was...well probably shouldn't get too specific...but I worked flightline avionics/electronics maintenance on a specific system on a specific aircraft. 5 level

In the guard I worked fuels and cryogenics. 5 level

I also did a short stint as a cargo specialist in the reserves and guard too. 3 level

I had a nickname of "nails" because of my long painted acrylic covered fingernails at the time, which I'd break pallatizing cargo and tying it down. damn that sucked to break a nail at work. Ouch!


Now as a civilian, I was an assistant manager for an Aldi's grocery store until an accident between two electric pallet jacks broke my ankle, so then I went to work as a civilian field agent for the gov collecting statistical information in a 4 year longitudinal study of the economic situation of the US...but it didn't pay well enough as I had made before, so I also worked full time as the Elizabeth Arden Counter Manger (Cosmetics) at a fine dept store seeing as my other work in the field was done on my own schedule anyway-though I had monthly deadlines of course.

See what I mean? When people who knew me as a Counter Manager for cosmetics found out I was prior military they could not believe it! Could not fathom me in BDU's or working next to guys on the flightline or deployed for war because of stereotypes. People at church now who see me as a co-sleeping, breastfeeding stay at home mother of 3 adorable young kids/babies, also can't picture me in the military...but I was and I am indeed a DAV to boot!

For more stereotypes, I also worked SHORTLY as a car salesman (saleswoman obviously, but I'm not all that freaky PC) and sold 3 cars my first month on the job when the other two new salesmen had sold 3 combined together that month. I joked I could obviously do the job of 2 men-I even sold one nice brand new convertable over the phone! Took the guy's American Express deposit right over the phone! hehehe! LMAO! I really pissed some people off there at that job-oh well.

If there is one thing of all my employment history that is telling though...it's the stereotypical truth that *some people* do seek challenges, but get bored quickly.
I admit-thats me.

*sigh* What I really want to be is a writer...I'd also like to go back to college and find something I'd REALLY like to do and wouldn't likely ever get bored doing-you know...find my calling in life.


(other than the one I am answering loud and clear to be-a mother of course-thats the BEST job in the world!!! and you NEVER get bored-but sometimes I do get burned out! Thank goodness for my ATS addiction...er...distraction!
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*edited because of the invasion of smilies! OMG what was that all about?! Should be better now



[edit on 25-5-2006 by think2much]



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 08:39 AM
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Originally posted by DrBones666
I have the best job ever, I play trombone and bass trumpet in several Jazz bands, as well as Piano and Bass.

It's awesome, I get to travel, meet cool people, not to mention performing is the best fun ever....

Basically I get paid to enjoy myself. :w:


You suck.



No, I just envy you...if I was born a guy I'd have been a musician too.

Damn chromosones!



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 08:51 AM
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Originally posted by doctorwork
Obviously, people are multi-dimensional; BUT, you essentially ARE what you Do.


well sorry, but I disagree! I know you included 'essentially'...but I still disagree.
I am who I am when I am driving my car... lmao

YOU are who you are and not what you do for a living! Those people who place their identity with their job end up having middle life crisis.


I have an Arts degree and one year left to complete a Law degree. I work in the legal area...litigation.

;D



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 10:04 AM
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Originally posted by skippytjc

Originally posted by MickeyDee
I am the one and only...
Super Plumber!!!

Or as Fett likes to call me...Plumber Bummer...



Mic


Plumber = $$$$$$$$

Mickey is rich!!!



...Maybe in the land of the Dollar mate...But not in the land of the Pound...


The moneys there if I want to make it but im a lazy s*it...lmao


Mic



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 10:30 AM
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Plumbers do very well in the states, I’d guess 50+ish $US an hour for a licensed and established plumber. Work a full week and six figures no problem.



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 10:57 AM
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I'm an Emergency Dispatcher but I'm hoping to one day become a Cop.



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by think2much

Originally posted by DrBones666
I have the best job ever, I play trombone and bass trumpet in several Jazz bands, as well as Piano and Bass.

It's awesome, I get to travel, meet cool people, not to mention performing is the best fun ever....

Basically I get paid to enjoy myself. :w:


You suck.



No, I just envy you...if I was born a guy I'd have been a musician too.

Damn chromosones!


T2M, I play with lots of women in various bands. Not only are they fine musicians; they bring a harder edge [when called for] to the music seldom heard
when just guys play. If you want to play; start now!



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 12:50 PM
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As stated in my now-notorious intro post, I'm a Systems Administrator mostly now on Trusted Solaris but I have worked on other versions of UNIX before. I have worked for several small start ups, some of which have since failed, and have worked larger companies of all types, to include government contractors.

I also served in the active military for a while in intelligence. I've had three different job titles during 12 years of service...all the way from intelligence operator with foreign languages to active flight time (doing roughly the same thing).



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 05:04 PM
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I am a programmer and responsible for anything that looks like a computer in the company where I work and for 2 other sister companies.

All those companies are small familiar companies, nothing big.



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 06:05 PM
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Thanks to all who have described their work without defensiveness or, well guarded and disguised, hostility toward others. One should be proud of one's work. If not, then you're ashamed, and that's pitiful, pure and simple.!!!!!
ATS has a lot of people with varied backgrounds across a variety of "classes" etc. This is a strength. A major strength!!! Also, I believe that most will find it interesting and enlightening to learn about what other ATS members do 9 to 5
(after all, like it or not, you spend 34% of your life doing your 9to5; you damn well better like it, or you fried).
For those who have been defensive and/or hostile about this thread; look in the phone book, call a local mental health center, and hope that your state's indigent health care system will cover what you obviously can't, and likely never will, have the funds to afford. Psychotherapy can address identity diffusion/confusion issues; take advantage if you can.
Good luck.



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa

Originally posted by think2much

Originally posted by DrBones666
I have the best job ever, I play trombone and bass trumpet in several Jazz bands, as well as Piano and Bass.

It's awesome, I get to travel, meet cool people, not to mention performing is the best fun ever....

Basically I get paid to enjoy myself. :w:


You suck.



No, I just envy you...if I was born a guy I'd have been a musician too.

Damn chromosones!


T2M, I play with lots of women in various bands. Not only are they fine musicians; they bring a harder edge [when called for] to the music seldom heard
when just guys play. If you want to play; start now!



I completely agree, I have played with plenty of girls over the years, and gone out with plenty of flute players for some reason....they're just great.

I prefer working with female singers to male singers, it's easier to get work in lots of cases, and maybe even a little classier, most horn players I know are guys though.

Whaaa is right, if you want to play something, get started now, the earlier the better, I started piano when I was 7, and to be honest didn't really like practising that much when I was a kid, now I'm 21, play 6 instruments, and couldn't imagine my life without it!



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 06:24 PM
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I used to work for a home insulation company, i now work as a telecoms engineer for a major European mobile telephone network. Not bad for a dyslexic. And yes i did put that through a spell checker.

Im also Ex Army, nothing flash, just an Ex Infanteer withservice in Northern Ireland and the balkens

[edit on 25-5-2006 by Janus]



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