What do you do for a living?


January 31, 2003, 11:57 AM
It seems like we have people form all walks of life here.

What do you do for a living?

I am the Internet Sales Manager for a Honda dealership here in Baltimore MD


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January 31, 2003, 11:59 AM
I do software support for a medical software company. I talk to unhappy people all day long...:(

January 31, 2003, 12:07 PM
Now, I homeschool 2 sons (one graduated 2 years ago & is at a local technical college) AND
I am the bookkeeper and answer the phone for my husband's small business.

I have a Master's degree in Education and was a public school teacher in my former life!

January 31, 2003, 12:09 PM
Herding bits and bytes...

Oh give me a home where the booleans roam
Where the bytes and the integers play
Where I watch o'er a herd of 16 bit words
And the bugs have all gone away

El Tejon
January 31, 2003, 12:09 PM
Like it sez, tilecrawler.

January 31, 2003, 12:14 PM
Draftsman/Architectural designer

Ol' Badger
January 31, 2003, 12:17 PM
Cashier. Yup a total loser. But the lady I work with is HOT!!!!:D

January 31, 2003, 12:21 PM
Professional undergraduate.

January 31, 2003, 12:22 PM
Public Defender. I talk to really unhappy people all day long. Just got back from almost getting in a fight with two of them at the jail. :fire:

Now I'll sit back and wait for the insults!;)

January 31, 2003, 12:23 PM
Former computer anaylst and manufacturing manager
turned home school dad / gun nut

January 31, 2003, 12:26 PM
Production Assistant/CG operator for the locally owned (read that 'small') ABC network affiliate. I make those graphics you see over the newscaster's shoulder as well as making sure that you know the name of the person who's talking.

January 31, 2003, 12:41 PM
Engineering manager for a "major defense contractor." My group builds surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for the good guys.

January 31, 2003, 12:47 PM
Full time student: Management Major, Double minors in Finance and Econ.

Zak Smith
January 31, 2003, 12:48 PM
Electrical engineer and computer geek - I design and verify CPUs, e.g. Itanium II.


January 31, 2003, 12:55 PM
I'm a social worker in this incarnation (loyal state employee for 21 years :p ). I was a counselor in a juvenile detention center for 6 years, then a child abuse investigator for 9 years before a serious injury to my right leg resulted in 2 surgeries, a total of 14 days hospital time, and 15 months in a wheelchair or on crutches.
A leg held together with 5 steel plates, 7 screws, 6 staples, and bone grafted from my hip took me out of field investigation and put me behind a desk. I didn't like it much but one adapts, I guess. I'm luckier than most, I imagine.

Besides, one should never complain out loud. Half of those that hear you don't care and the other half are glad something bad is happening to you. :D Present company excepted, I hope.


January 31, 2003, 12:55 PM
I work as a firefighter/paramedic right in the center of the Las Vegas strip.


January 31, 2003, 12:57 PM
Manager of Implementation Engineering for the fifth largest cable company.


Politically Incorrect
January 31, 2003, 12:59 PM

at the moment. Hope to get into video production when I graduate in March.

January 31, 2003, 01:03 PM
I work night security in the public school system......tom

January 31, 2003, 01:05 PM
Network Administrator/Webmiester for a small manufacturing company.

before that, TV broadcast engineer

January 31, 2003, 01:13 PM
I work as a Respiratory Therapist in the ER, ICU, and PICU at a few local hospitals. I manage ventilators (ie life support), treat asthmatics and lungers, and perform BLS/basic life support and ACLS/advanced cardiac life support, and measure lung flows and volumes, draw and analyze arterial blood gases, and I perform tons of other monotonous crap in return for wages.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Anybody out there need a guy to just blow sh*t up? I work for cheap.:D

January 31, 2003, 01:15 PM
Retired last June from the Army. Now I'm so busy relaxing, I wonder how I ever had time to work.


Chris Rhines
January 31, 2003, 01:19 PM
Student/Audio Technician. I do installs and live mixing for concerts, speeches, and the like.

Presently seeking additional employment (Gak.)

- Chris

January 31, 2003, 01:19 PM
IT... looking to change fields to something less demanding... I think I'd like to be a lot attendant at a BMW dealership. Or work in the kitchen of a nice posh restaurant that pays decent money. Something like that.

January 31, 2003, 01:21 PM
Pizza Delivery Guy.... not the best job but its easy and i get free pizza!


January 31, 2003, 01:22 PM
I am the pastor of First Baptist Church, Signal Hill, People's Democratic Socialist Republic of California.

I am also a small cog in the soon to be Bureau of Customs and Border Security. Standing tall against unlawful incursions of villains and villainous substances at the functional equivilent of the border.
Federal lawman is easier.

Essentially, I'm a Preacher with a gun.

January 31, 2003, 01:25 PM
Public Defender. Now I'll sit back and wait for the insults
I'll be the first to jump to your defense. Without defense lawyers the constitution wouldn't work!!!!

Me? I'm an Air Traffic Controller, TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach CONtrol). Yes, somewhat like 'Pushing Tin'. No, we don't stand on the tarmac with the wands parking airplanes :rolleyes: (those are linemen)

January 31, 2003, 01:28 PM
paper pushing pansy.
for an insurance office. the professional term for what i do is "Rating". I try to make commercial insurance policys as expensive as possible. you should be glad i dont work for personal lines. then all of you would really hate me. :evil:

January 31, 2003, 01:31 PM
I do a whole host of things in order to obtain money. All of them legal. Including part time in gun store!:D

January 31, 2003, 01:33 PM
Financial analyst / database adminstrator for a telecom here in Austin.

Generally, a numbers geek.

Freedom in theSkies
January 31, 2003, 01:53 PM
I am active duty Canadian AirForce (Aviation Technician at the CF Aerospace Engineering Test Facility) and I manage the largest inland Marina in western Canada. www.coldlakemarina.com when I'm not turnin' wrenches on F-18s
The Marina is an offshoot from the original business (Hook, Line & Sinker Fishing Tours) and I also have a tackle & shooting supplies shop at the marina.
--- NEED MORE HOURS IN THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:banghead:

January 31, 2003, 02:01 PM
I work in the health field and take care of people that have musculo-skeletal problems.


January 31, 2003, 02:10 PM
Double naught spy with a license to kill. I specialize in international affairs and preventing world domination by sleeping with many beautiful women.

...oh, wait....you meant really. I tick people off in the finacial industry.

January 31, 2003, 02:18 PM
Defense Contractor for the US Army

January 31, 2003, 02:20 PM
Social Worker, now that makes two of us. Any more out there?

Carlos Cabeza
January 31, 2003, 02:25 PM
Facilities and Maintenance dept. manager for a PCB manufacturing company

Mike Irwin
January 31, 2003, 02:30 PM
Technical editor for a Government Contractor.

Alan Fud
January 31, 2003, 02:30 PM
After 18+ years with a major telecommunications corporation, I am presently employment challenged (the politically correct term for 'unemployed') ... if anyone knows of any openings for a Technical Manager, please contact me. Although I currently reside in Florida, I'm willing to relocate to any gun-friendly state.

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Alan Fud: Share What You Know & Learn What You Don't.

January 31, 2003, 02:39 PM
sys admin a.k.a "the computer guy"

January 31, 2003, 02:44 PM
Computer guy.

January 31, 2003, 02:52 PM
Logistics Specialist for a Department of Defense contractor. Former police officer.

January 31, 2003, 03:00 PM
Field Service on computer equipment, several manufactures, small to large.

January 31, 2003, 03:00 PM
Sr. Information System Planning Specialist, Contracting, support and stratigies; Juris Doctorate

Former Military, now an attorney specializing in the wonderful world of Information Technology law and contracts, and the art of negotiation of agreements, contracts and deals.

My major job is I am a single Dad. :p

January 31, 2003, 03:54 PM
Stuff! That's it, I do stuff!

translation: Currently unemployed bum.. But, not for much longer..:D

January 31, 2003, 04:11 PM
Senior Satellite Network Controller

January 31, 2003, 04:17 PM
Every day is saturday. Before retirement I was in higher education here in Oregon. I was a lone conservative among many, many liberals. Good shooting:)

January 31, 2003, 04:21 PM
I'm a technical sales rep (road warrior) for a small chemical company. We also have wire products but that's not my area.

Lexter in NC

January 31, 2003, 04:27 PM
I was A tanker truck driver, But after 12 years and too many jobs I 've gotten shafted on pay on . I think I might try something new like sales or maybe be like EL Tejon , Master bachalor extraurdaner or how ever you spell it :D :D :neener: can someone help me get out of this he**hole of a state and back to nw indiana !

Stu Gotts
January 31, 2003, 04:45 PM
Musician, guitar player. Semi retired after 48 years. Stu

Detachment Charlie
January 31, 2003, 04:51 PM
I are a magazine editer.:neener:

January 31, 2003, 04:54 PM
computer programmer analyst - mainly on mainframes, but I have some internet skills as well as RAD

January 31, 2003, 05:00 PM
Just a Machinist at the local Nuclear Plant...

January 31, 2003, 05:01 PM
I run a local asphalt plant for a large building materials supplier, Lafarge. I make blacktop for driveways, parking lots, and road projects, and do the maintenance required to keep the plant running. This makes me part plant operator, iron worker, millwright, welder, computer tech, and heavy equipment operator. Good job, good pay, not a bad company to work for, been there almost 30 years.

January 31, 2003, 05:03 PM
I work with heavy weapons and explosives, but that can get a little monotonous. For real excitement I spend my weekends trading 'Beenie Babies' on E-Bay ...

January 31, 2003, 05:08 PM
Gun dealer extraordinaire. :D

January 31, 2003, 05:16 PM
Selling pistol magazine loaders on the internet and local gun shows.

January 31, 2003, 05:20 PM
Civil engineer/project manager, generally concentrating in hydrology/hydraulics.

George Hill
January 31, 2003, 05:26 PM
Off Topic.

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