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    I'm a computer programmer by trade, currently self-employed.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    Test monkey for game producer, which means I get somewhat consistent work, if it does involve me literally running into walls for eight hours a day. The fun parts are actually working hard to find all the problems in a game you can really enjoy working on, and the problem solving involved in tracking down why the fuck that just happened.

    The not so fun parts are the other seven hours and fifty minutes of the day.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    I'm Keith, and I've been an itinerant internet entrepreneur for the past two years. First for an intellectual property startup, then for my own company developing a beer website that didn't take off (Business partner had a psychotic breakdown).
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    Was a teacher, went to law school, now a business analyst for government.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    I'm also BA-educated. I bartend, cater, and do slave work for a concert/event production company. I work the door/bartend/usher for a concert venue, when they ask nicely. I may start selling my body via webcam soon, and I'll probably try to get hired as a waitress in a strip club as well.

    Also I write music criticism, but I only get paid in beer. I'm currently trying to sell off some old fiction, to motivate me into writing more.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008 edited
    Good to see you Orson, I thought you'd ceased existing.

    I'm Simon, I'm studying at the University of Oregon late September to mid June. Likely I'll end up with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in philosophy with an English minor or vise-versa. Summers I live in Calgary, Canada where I grew up, working always multiple jobs with the Art House theater, local restaurants, acting and modelling (they give you free shit) freelance with old friends from the theater community here, where I used to be a legitimate actor/playwright a few years back. It's too expensive to have housing in Calgary, and too cold to be homeless, so I'm in Oregon year round and it's beautiful. But I'm not paying taxes in that fucking country. Maybe I'll get an apartment when Oregon loses its Republican Senator. I do a lot of work with those hippy communes on sustainability and whatnot. Life is good.

    Editted to add: When I'm in Oregon I help run a Vajrayana Buddha-Dharma Center out of my friend's house, which is non-profit, but open to donations. Not really a living, but I need to eat and read comics, only able to save so much in summers. Also I walk your dog for food/ money, and have been really lucky with house-sitting gigs this past year. It could be said I make friends for a living... and then leech off of them. Professional Parasite.
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    For a living? I am a professional geek for a large cable company, fixing their telephony provisioning issues. I am working at a masters in technical writing.

    One of these days I'll write for a living. Now writing just mostly makes me crazy. ;P
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    Currently office bitch, trying to save up to throw away my hard earned monies by going back to university next year for a second degree. From Psychology to Illustration, in several awkward steps.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    Chris "G" here. i'm in Retail/sales. sometimes there is heavy lifting.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    I'm Fawndolyn, or Fawn. Whatever. I'm a professional student, and a guinea pig. I'm studying random things at a community college after studying graphic design and medical assisting at my mom's business school. And I'm currently a human subject to a new flu vaccine.
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    I have a history of being a coffee shop girl, internet cafe girl, and retail monkey for comic book stores.

    I currently put together websites and flyers and other assorted graphics while trying to figure out how to make a living through more artistic means (like photogrpahy and painting).
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008 edited
    I'm Stephen. As a day job, I taught English at a university, now I'm the Fellowship Coordinator for the same university, meaning, I'm in charge of working with our students on scholarships like Rhodes, Fulbright, etc.

    My night job is Literary Manager and playwright for Barefoot Theatre. We're gearing up to celebrate our ten year anniversary soon (pretty old for a small NY theater company).


    Oh yeah, we don't do musicals. Ever.
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    I'm voice-over talent currently, doing commercials and online education audio software. Before that, I was working as a production assistant in a NYC comedy production company tied into HBO.

    I'm probably diving back into that soon, after I make a move to LA. Love me some production assistanting. Nothing takes the sting out of getting a degree in Film Production like a boss that says, "Hey, pick up something for yourself when you get my Starbucks. But don't use the company card."
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    I'm a college student so I don't work 'for a living,' but I mostly work for my own well-being. Anyway, I'm a busboy, simply. Not a glamorous job, but someone's gotta do it.
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    I'm Cara, I'm a mom and wife and I teach World History (from prehistory to 1500 CE) and World Geography to high school students. I teach mostly ninth and tenth graders, and believe it or not, really enjoy it most days. Although, there are some when I'm ready to pull my hair out! The way that I feel about it, if you don't enjoy teaching and kids you should not be doing it.

    My husband and I also sponsor/coach the school's Forensics (public speaking, not dead bodies) team.

    I also go to graduate school part time in pursuit of a MA in Classical History.
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    Philosopher: I wonder what it's like to be a real person.

    I do a side gig involving starvation. Wouldn't recommend it, but it helps pay the bills...
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    Hi, I work in clinical trial management, phase III clinical trials, of new pharmaceuticals.

    In answer to the question everyone always asks, no, I don't actually take any drugs, other than copius amts of caffeine.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    a year?! how time flies...

    English teacher in Japan. kids and adults, with a slight emphasis on the kids right now.
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    I'm on the payroll of a non-profit company that a guy started in his backyard (literally...BIG backyard). I shoot all of their Christian events but for the most part do nothing (because I'm a staff videographer that haven't even had to edit beans)!

    I also just started shooting a short documentary for an induction ceremony with the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (another non-profit). There is no budget (or even people to help me) but it isn't a horrifically challenging gig (although I did look like an ignorant shithead today because my boom mic decided not to cooperate. I hate that.)

    I really wan't to do fiction storytelling and I'm writing/drawing a comic (but I'm far away from shooting a short that will nab an agent and I don't think I'll ever have the desire to write a novel in my entire life). I don't give a shit about being rich (well...not TOO much of a shit. Just let me be able to do fiction for a comfortable living and then I could die without being disappointed with my existence).

    I also do a fair bit of crying but I'm usually sprawled out on a slab of cement while I do so.
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    My name is Corey and I work retail.

    A textbook shop at a TAFE/Community College/Technical College/Whatever else these places might get called around the world.

    It kinda sucks, but at least it's only part time so I have time to write.