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10-28-11, 08:12 PM #1
What type of job do you have?
What do you do for a living? I work in a factory making oil seals for the automotive business and I'm going to college for IT."Beer is how we know God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin.
Thermaltake Tsunami case, Q6600 CPU, XFX mobo, 500GB HDD, GTX 460 video card, Corsair 520HX PSU
10-28-11, 08:46 PM #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2001
I Supervised a top line construction Laser Manufacturing crew-Mergered/Downsized
I repaired and installed residential phone jacks/lines for AT&T--Mergered/Downsized
I Supervised a factory shift making custom foam parts, like those green Briggs and Stratton air filters--Mergered/Downsized
I installed AT&T u-verse from the fiber plant to the TV set--Downsized
Unemployed--4 months to downsizing on that!
Getting real freaking tired of Michigan!!!!!!!!!
10-28-11, 08:53 PM #3
I'm an engineer by training, machinist by trade. I have a degree in physics (focus in mechanical engineering), but very few companies are hiring engineers with no experience at the moment. There are so many experienced engineers out of a job in the south that companies can afford to be super picky about new hires.
I make anything from screws the size of your pinky finger to 10 ton gear drives for hydro-electric power plants. I run a couple of 20 ft. lathes and a CNC mill with a 16 ft. x 8ft. table and 7ft of vertical travel. I make really big parts. I like my job OK. it pays the bills, but I would really like to get into my chosen field eventually.
10-28-11, 10:36 PM #4
Going to college for Computer Engineering, working part time at the colleges IT department. Spend some time listening to a professor explain how FPGAs work and then later that day explain to the professor that he can't open that PDF file because his laptop doesn't have Adobe ReaderMain: MOBO: MSI P67A-G45, CPU: i7 2600k w/ VenX (4.4ghz @ 1.33v), RAM: 2x8gb Kingston HyperX Blu Red Series DDR3 1600, GFX: Galaxy GTX670 GC, PSU: OCZ 1250w ZX, CASE: Corsair 500R, HDD: 120gb Samsung 840, WD 4TB Black
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Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X220 HTPC: Zotac ZBOX AD04-U w/ 6GB Samsung 1333mhz, 64GB Adata Premier Pro SP900
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10-28-11, 11:00 PM #5
Work in IT for state government. I handle everything (desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, printers, the servers.) The only thing I don't deal with are the desk phones. Ugh, too many hats to list really. I am the goto guy for everything."There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong,
or useless pain. The sort of pain that's only suffering. I have no
patience for useless things."
10-28-11, 11:02 PM #6
With a fortune 500 company I spent 5 years doing desktop system administration, a couple years doing windows/active directory administration, and now with a medium size internet company I currently administer forum communities for a living. Work from home at equal compensation without corporate overlords is nice.
Community manager is the common job title for what I do, however it can mean very different things in different companies. I'm towards the more advanced end of the spectrum, the predominant role under my job title is a low level minimum wage sort of basic operations person. I am on the development and progressive end of the spectrum - a good read for my sort of approach to the job is "the art of community" by Jono Bacon. He is or was the admin for Ubuntu forums, among other open source pursuits and projects he's been known for.
10-28-11, 11:05 PM #7
I take what comes my way at this point. I always get something be it video, an install, a welding job from time to time. I mainly take care of my 4yo son until I can get him in school full time I cant send him to day care and he will not sit through the entire day at pre-k. I am also a full time back to schooler because there is not need not to do it. In two years I hope to have at least one masters and be part way through with the other two. What I have done is really irrelavent.People that buy OEM systems think Linux was a Charlie Brown character, a registry is something you see at target to buy shower gifts, RAM is a Dodge truck and a hard drive is DC at rush hour.Current Active Fleet:Daily Driver i7 3740QM T530Work Rig/networked backup - i7 4770K@4.4, 24GB Ram, 7850 GFX Bedroom PC - i7 870 @ 3.4, 16GB Ram, 6670 GFXHome School PC (kids) SB Celery @1.6, 4GB Ram, On Chip GFX Living Room HTPC - Eemail@example.com GHz, 4GB RamGame Rig (kids)- 3570K@4.7, 12GB Ram, 465GTX + 9800GT (PhysX) using intel SRTTest Bed - In flux
10-29-11, 12:00 AM #8
I'm a software engineer. Mostly middle of the stack kinds of things - a lot of work in Java, core logic implementation between databases and user-facing stuff, but not entirely limited to that.ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 | 2500K @ 4.6GHz | 2x4GB Samsung DDR3 | GTX 750 Ti 2GB
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10-29-11, 12:02 AM #9
Lighting Technician on various T.V shows/films. Mainly I work w/ Autism Spectrum Disorder children, Teens and Adults. Before that I was a Cook...and my claim to fame, weekend cook at a Peeler Joint!An Inflexible Belief System is B.S or I.B.S
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8 g's Mushkin Blackline 1600 dd3,
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10-29-11, 02:08 AM #10
I work in the Emergency Room. I **** people off for a living.Intel Core i7 2600k
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ASUS Matrix GTX 580 Platinum
Enermax Revolution 850 watt modular PSU
Rosewill Thor2 full tower
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
10-29-11, 09:58 AM #11
Mobility support for fortune 1000 companies. Finishing up Electrical Engineering degree so I can get a "real" job.EVGA 750i SLI FTW, Q6600 @ 3200mhz 1.325v, vdroop mod, Kingston pc8500 4gb, 2x 8800GT in SLI, OCZ Vertex 3 120GB,WD 320GB for games, Xclio 650w psu, Scythe Infinity 2X Kingwin 80cfm 120mm fans, X-fi xtreme gamer, Windows 7 Ultimate
Bill Gates over heard saying "If i had a penny for every time Windows Crashed... Oh wait, I do."
10-29-11, 10:03 AM #12
10-29-11, 11:45 AM #13
Lead Computer Repair Tech at a small local shop. Full time Computer Science student. Father of two.
Motherboard --------- BIOSTAR TPower I45
CPU ------------------- Intel E8600 @ 4GHz
Memory -------------- 4GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066
Cooling --------------- Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
HDDs ----------------- Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB 10k RPM
Graphics Card ------- MSI HD4870 OC Edition
Soundcard ----------- Creative X-Fi Xtremegamer
Case ------------------ Antec Nine Hundered
Power Supply -------- OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
OS -------------------- Win 7 Pro x64, Mint Debian x64
10-29-11, 11:51 AM #14
Was doing IT work for the government as a contractor, now I'm web developer (and handle our internal infrastructure as well).
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10-29-11, 02:54 PM #15
I'm a referee / moderator on OC Forums.Intel E8500 @ 3608 MHz...............Intel E7500 @ 3333 MHz Home Server
DFI DK P45 T2RS Plus.................Same
WD Velociraptor 150 & WD Raptor 74...Raptor 74 - Hitachi Deskstar 1TB
ATI 5750.............................ATI 6200FX
Dell Ultra Sharp U2413.............. Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WA
2 x 2 GB GSkill PC8500 @ DDR2 960....2 x 1 GB GSkill PC8500
Corsair HX520........................Corsair HX520
Coolermaster NV 690..................Lian-Li PC-K7
Vista 64.............................XP ProExperience teaches only the teachable.
10-29-11, 03:21 PM #16
Work in Data Center Operations
10-29-11, 04:21 PM #17
10-29-11, 06:56 PM #18
Automotive Collision Repair, probably not for much longer.Heatware: http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=76821
Intel Core i7-2600K 4.5ghz @ 1.35v
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10-30-11, 05:51 AM #19
Industrial and domestic electrician, manufacturing and installing power saving equipment- Toshiba Satellite Pro C660 --- Xbox 360 -
- Sony PSP Phat ---Nintendo DS Mk1 -
- Samsung Galaxy s5 --- Samsung Galaxy Tab -
10-30-11, 06:04 AM #20
For the first five years I've been with my current company I configured a COTS product that handled our EDMS. I extended it by using their API(s), writing in VBScript. For the last two years I've been going to more .Net and have been branching out a little across the company. A few years ago I had the opportunity to be part of a team that wrote to the largest non-military RFP at that time in the US (it was the bid for California Medicaid around 2008ish). I worked on that project for about 9 months.Quigsby
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