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  • jasonicus321
    1811 posts New member
    edited January 2013
    I am in the IT field. I work in Data Security and have to deal with a lot of auditing due to the government. It can be a pain but it pays well and I like doing it. I have been in IT for about 10 years now.
  • lissarv68
    5588 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    bravopilot wrote:
    I always wanted to fly
    After high school to avoid the draft and Vietnam I joined the US Air Force and became a survival instructor.
    After that from the late 70's and 80's I made living from flying and selling Hang Gliders than I became flight instructor in small airplanes that lead to being a charter pilot in central California.
    For the last 20 yrs I have been to chief pilot (chauffeur) for a produce company in central California
    Sometimes dreams do come true

    Our son attended his first aviation camp last summer ( you have to be 9 to attend) and went up in a 2-seater. He loved it. He's always been interested in engineering but now he wants to work for NASA and build robots (he's always been into robots as well). He's beginning to fine tune his plans. He wants his pilots license as soon as he can get it (14 here). He says that his backup plan is to join the Coast Guard after college as a helicopter pilot.

    One way or another, that boy plans on being in the air.
  • mietze81937
    624 posts
    edited January 2013
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    Buyer for an Electrical Contractor & Part time Car racer :D Car racing more important to me have to say lol



    Same here, I also work in purchase for a group in Cologne with food and non- food departments. Mine concentrates on carpets, wooden floors, paint, wallpaper and furniture.

    Sounds totally lame, but we're all lunatics here and work is very stressfull!
  • MacJiggles
    326 posts
    edited January 2013
    stageshoot wrote:
    Still doing the same job I started in 1979 when I left school, although it has changed out of all recognition due to technology.

    Press Photographer for the UK National Press Covering Political / Theatre / Celebrity

    Paparazzi!!! Awesome!! lol
  • stageshoot
    29 posts
    edited January 2013
    MacJiggles wrote:
    stageshoot wrote:
    Still doing the same job I started in 1979 when I left school, although it has changed out of all recognition due to technology.

    Press Photographer for the UK National Press Covering Political / Theatre / Celebrity

    Paparazzi!!! Awesome!! lol

    No No No, A Paparazzi is someone who chases celebs and sells the images to the highest bidder. Scum of the earth and often ex cons.

    I work in News Gathering.. Hold A UK Press Card and Have Standards!!

    "Sorry just get fed up being labelled a Pap just because I take photos for a living!!
  • rolybert7
    2776 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    Architect! My real name is Art Vandalay. Me and m friends are in the middle of a contest to see who can go the longest without pleasuring them selves! My best friend is a stand up comedian. NBC has asked us to do a pilot about his life.

    My idea was a show about nothing!!
  • melodyhodge
    1691 posts
    edited January 2013
    Wow, what a diverse bunch!

    Currently I'm studying at uni, reading English and politics (combined hons) and in my final year. It was a four year course but well worth it, enjoyed every second, well, apart from the deadlines lol. Eventually I would love to be a lecturer for English literature but I don't want to teach at any primary/secondary school so I have no clue how to accomplish that. I write in my spare time, won a few poetry and short story contests and am currently working on my first book (a childrens book aimed at 13-15 yr olds) which I really enjoy writing. I once worked at Footlocker for 3 months and hated every second of it, which is why I lasted 3 months :). I have vowed to never work again unless its something I'm passionate about and so far so good!
  • melodyhodge
    1691 posts
    edited January 2013
    rolybert7 wrote:
    Architect! My real name is Art Vandalay. Me and m friends are in the middle of a contest to see who can go the longest without pleasuring them selves! My best friend is a stand up comedian. NBC has asked us to do a pilot about his life.

    My idea was a show about nothing!!

    Lol!!! What a contest. Would it be nosey of me to ask how long this competition has been running now...
  • YoungWeezyWee
    55 posts
    edited January 2013
    I'm an industrial mechanic at a huge steel maker in Germany.
  • peruhomer
    1325 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    Wow, what a diverse bunch!

    Currently I'm studying at uni, reading English and politics (combined hons) and in my final year. It was a four year course but well worth it, enjoyed every second, well, apart from the deadlines lol. Eventually I would love to be a lecturer for English literature but I don't want to teach at any primary/secondary school so I have no clue how to accomplish that. I write in my spare time, won a few poetry and short story contests and am currently working on my first book (a childrens book aimed at 13-15 yr olds) which I really enjoy writing. I once worked at Footlocker for 3 months and hated every second of it, which is why I lasted 3 months :). I have vowed to never work again unless its something I'm passionate about and so far so good!

    I believe to lecture in Higher Education, it is beneficial but not essential to have a PHD. If this is what you really want to do then you should give consideration to studying for one. However, that's more years as a student which means more years in poverty, more years of debt and even more deadlines. Sadly, entry level jobs in Higher Education are also often very poorly paid. I know all of this because I have a friend who has done this exact thing.
  • peruhomer
    1325 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    rolybert7 wrote:
    Architect! My real name is Art Vandalay. Me and m friends are in the middle of a contest to see who can go the longest without pleasuring them selves! My best friend is a stand up comedian. NBC has asked us to do a pilot about his life.

    My idea was a show about nothing!!

    It would appear that perhaps I should watch Seinfeld. I didn't understand Spiff's reference to the show and it was only the reference to masturbation that made me pick up on yours. I did watch an episode once and couldn't see what all the fuss was about. Is it something you need to stick with?
  • melodyhodge
    1691 posts
    edited January 2013
    peruhomer wrote:
    I believe to lecture in Higher Education, it is beneficial but not essential to have a PHD. If this is what you really want to do then you should give consideration to studying for one. However, that's more years as a student which means more years in poverty, more years of debt and even more deadlines. Sadly, entry level jobs in Higher Education are also often very poorly paid. I know all of this because I have a friend who has done this exact thing.

    Wow, that sucks. I wouldn't mind studying for my PHD but it would probably be part time but seeing as you said they can be poorly paid, perhaps not...

    I should have just followed my mothers footsteps and become a solicitor.

    This thread has ruined my life plan. Damn.
  • rolybert7
    2776 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    rolybert7 wrote:
    Architect! My real name is Art Vandalay. Me and m friends are in the middle of a contest to see who can go the longest without pleasuring them selves! My best friend is a stand up comedian. NBC has asked us to do a pilot about his life.

    My idea was a show about nothing!!

    Lol!!! What a contest. Would it be nosey of me to ask how long this competition has been running now...
    Well the first to cave was a friend named Kramer he caved because a woman across the street walked around with the shades up naked. One person in the contest was a woman named Elaine and she caved because John F Kennedy JR. Was in her aerobics class. My friend Jerry is dating a virgin and Elaine running out to apologize knocked over a Chinese food delivery guy.

    I happen to be dating the delivery guys sister but I fear it will soon be over if Jerry is too funny. But wait now my girlfriend likes him because she thinks he is dark and disturbed. Yada Yada Yada
  • ILOVEWELFARE
    3 posts
    edited January 2013
    Just graduated from tech high school for welding/metal fabrications/sheet metal, and I hated it since I started high school. I wanted to go into auto body work through school, but life had a different outlook for me. The trade (welding) is so dead, since everyone in the baby-boom era stayed in too long, and now no one wants to do it in modern times, and there's no work around here for it in New England. I luckily got into industrial painting, and I love it to death (painting boats, ferries, etc.) I've been laid off since last September trying to find any work, while going to a community college to better myself.
  • XBL-Heretic
    1228 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    rolybert7 wrote:
    rolybert7 wrote:
    Architect! My real name is Art Vandalay. Me and m friends are in the middle of a contest to see who can go the longest without pleasuring them selves! My best friend is a stand up comedian. NBC has asked us to do a pilot about his life.

    My idea was a show about nothing!!

    Lol!!! What a contest. Would it be nosey of me to ask how long this competition has been running now...
    Well the first to cave was a friend named Kramer he caved because a woman across the street walked around with the shades up naked. One person in the contest was a woman named Elaine and she caved because John F Kennedy JR. Was in her aerobics class. My friend Jerry is dating a virgin and Elaine running out to apologize knocked over a Chinese food delivery guy.

    I happen to be dating the delivery guys sister but I fear it will soon be over if Jerry is too funny. But wait now my girlfriend likes him because she thinks he is dark and disturbed. Yada Yada Yada

    Are you the Master of your Domain?
  • didemlale
    208 posts
    edited January 2013
    mellytan wrote:
    Career break. I quit my job to find myself. So far, I've been traveling.
    bravopilot wrote:
    Sometimes dreams do come true

    Really nice! I was a lawyer. On the one hand, I always liked what I did; on the other hand, I always wanted to leave my home country. Around mid 2007, I quited 'everything' and travelled to find out 'where' I would like to be. Lived in the UK, Germany, etc. I realized that it was almost impossible to function as a lawyer because I could only deal with conflicts arising from my home country national law (no job for me). Then, a master in European Union law has opened me a door in Sweden. Got into PhD and never left Sweden. I am currently writing my dissertartion on European financial law and international financial instruments. I am also teaching at two universities. No change for me for a while.
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  • JAMVAN5150
    326 posts
    edited January 2013
    I am a bouncer at a nudie bar

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  • mrmil0
    113 posts
    edited January 2013
    I'm a SQL Server Database Administrator.
  • dougschoemer
    54 posts
    edited January 2013
    Teach history to 7th and 8th graders.
  • melodyhodge
    1691 posts
    edited January 2013
    JAMVAN5150 wrote:
    I am a bouncer at a nudie bar

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    Now that's a cool tatt
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