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    • CommentAuthorcatchd7
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2009
    Damon. I'm a Systems Analyst for an inventory company. I've been working here for 17 years this September, almost half my life. I've moved around depts a bit, but this position is the best one so far, thanks to my job responsibilities, independence, and schedule. From my cube in Detroit, I handle the Canadian accounts (and a few US districts and accounts), working with our field personnel who sell the accounts and collect the data, while also working with the customer and their IT to (try to) make sure everybody gets what they want (nutshell - us: paid, them: useful data in the format they require).

    I like the job as it presents challenges from each customer, and I get to work as hard for both the small Mom and Pop shops and the corporate giants (within reason). I like solving problems, I like helping people, I like having security, and I like having the amount of time off that comes with my years of seniority.
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    father of four.
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    Full time freelance writer. Mostly videogames and game culture stuff.
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2009
    Recently underwent a change from carpenter/millworker back to bushworker. Living in Vancouver, BC, but frequently disappear into the woods for months at a time. The next few months look like I'm going to be doing a lot of reading and possibly learning to play the ukulele.

    • CommentAuthormiccas75
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2009
    Unemployed again at the moment. The past couple years I've been working in education assessment, before that data management for a bank. Still have never used that Criminal Justice Master's degree. If they are really holding a war on crime, drugs, and terror; they're not hiring for it.
    • CommentAuthorSarahK
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2009
    Bout to be a fourth grade teacher, after two deeply unpleasant years teaching third and second, respectively. I have higher hopes for this year, even if I will be on the third floor of an 100-year-old building with no air conditioning. (I have a spray bottle full of ice water and a fan. We can do this.)
      CommentAuthorJonathan H
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2009
    Worked for Blizzard Entertainment as an in-game service rep for the past year, getting yelled at by vicious addicts from every corner of the world and putting up with their warped sense of entitlement. I helped a lot of people in-game too, but that wasn't as fun. Taking the rest of the summer off and returning to school this fall to finish my major in computer science.
    • CommentAuthorFinleigh
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2009
    I play with string. Not in a kittens frolicking way; in a "I knit this now buy it with your allowance/student loan, Gothling." sort of way. As soon as I have a grown up's job again I'm going to learn to weld. Because, you know, <em>fire.</em>
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2009
    update: one...I'm still incomeless. Disability turned me i gotta try again harder...
    I owned a comic book store/pagan supply, clothing, cosignment art shop for about three years, lost it to the recession, and am now patiently waiting for our business partner to get his loans approved so we can start over in a new city (yay Louisville!!). I have however decided that i'm going to start painting and selling again...
    I tend to paint religous symbology which sells pretty quickly....i also love to paint dragons and other monsters...
    • CommentAuthorshawnp
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2009
    By day I'm a I.T. Support Specialist; fixing computers and whatnot. At night I write and self-publish comics as I slowly build my own media company from the ground up.
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    I separated from the Navy back in December of 2008. Had a job for three months working in the sales department of a low voltage distribution company. I am once again unemployed (and apparently unemployable). But in three short weeks I will be a bona fide college student.
    • CommentAuthorSUGARape
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2009
    I'm a post-graduate on a Masters course in "Creative Technology" which is finishing in September, so I guess you can mark me down as Unemployed afterwards for the next 6 months.
    • CommentAuthorlwill
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2009
    I am a union carpenter, working in louisville, living in southern indiana.
    • CommentAuthorcoffeemug
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2009
    Hauling my ass through college. Philosophy, at that.
    • CommentAuthorMarty Nozz
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2009
    I'm Marty. I teach Karate at a little club that works out in a church. It works out well because after we beat the hell out of each other we can pray for a quick recovery. I spend a disturbing amount of time thinking of ways to hurt people and then teaching them to small children. Parents pay me to beat their children. Life is good.

    That aside, I work as a laborer from time to time for my buddy who's a general contractor and needs a hand now and then. When I'm not doing those things I'm writing, drawing or wrangling my own children.
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    I worked as a service writer for an agriculture/construction equipment dealership. Mostly i dealt with customers and technicians and did all the customer invoicing and warranty claims.
    Until I quit a few months ago out of frustration.

    After a few months of unemployment, I ended up working at my previous place of employment as Warranty administrator in charge of all warranty for their three branches in the Imperial valley.
    What I like is that I no longer need to deal with customers, what I dont like is that I make half the money I used to make and have to drive twice the distance to work.
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    I am and have been a Trial Technician for the past four years. What this means is that I set up Audio/Video Equipment in courtrooms for Attorneys. When they have a case in front of a jury or judge, I bring in a laptop with all the paper exhibits and videos downloaded onto it, plug it in, and delight jurors and judges with whatever evidence is being talked about by projecting it onto screens and into their thinking brains. I've done all kinds of trials, and it's pretty awesome because when the Jurors are excused, I get to stick around and listen to the judge yell at the lawyers for being incompetent. It's hilarious.
    • CommentAuthornilskidoo
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2009

    Since the last time I posted in this thread, I had to bail on my hotel detective position. It was a live-in job, so I was not in a pleasant place earlier last month. For the forseeable future I am staying with an artist bud of mine (who I'd love to name drop, as he inks steadily for Marvel & DC...) and his wife. I dabble as his assistant while remodeling their new house for them.
    Still looking for a somewhat respectable day job. Maybe even something legal. A place to live, as well.

    I am still managing editor at ComicNews.Info, which is an absolute gas. Some of the hate mail I get is laugh out loud funny. Really.
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    i sit scanning paperwork inside a unventilated, windowless room.
      CommentAuthorMike Black
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2009
    I subcontract for Dell computers as a sales consultant. :/