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    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
    I'm an Admin. Assistant in the social services. I'm quitting tomorrow after over 3 years in my first "grown up" job. I'm a little scared. I should probably be more scared, but I feel like I'm rotting proximal to distal.
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2009
    i'm a undergrad. i'm studying "Great Texts of the Western Tradition" which means that i'm in tiny honors classes with still-enchanted professors and read thousands upon thousands of pages of political theory, philosophy and religious work. i like it. then i'm a studio art minor, trying to focus in photography but ending up auditing my photo classes because (as a minor) i can never get into the classes i need.

    i make about $30k /year in scholarships though, so that pretty much pays for me.

    i also have an etsy business. buy $1.50 cool vintage clothes at thrift stores, sell them to hipsters on the interweb for $60+. BRILLIANT.
  1.  (3597.843)
    I work for Community mental health in a forgotten suburb of decaying Detroit. It's an interesting job where I occasionally get threatened by drug dealers with pitbulls or menaced by Guld\f war veterans with handgrenades. For the last three weeks I have bullied a 6' 5" schizophrenic man into bathing on a daily basis in order to treat his scabies.
    I work for a living and drink too much to compensate.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
    I am now back in the realm of the fully employed...working two jobs for the same company. Two days a week I freelance for them doing visual merchandising, the rest of the week I am the part time African art buyer,doing books and music as well. Takes some getting used to after nearly two years of 'self-employment'...
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
    I take off my clothes for medical students and demonstrate the proper handling of the male body. Sometimes, I pretend to be sick for them. Rewarding.

    In the past, I've been an EMT, worked in the mines at Midtown Comics, and done everything that can be done in the theater.
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2009
    Oh shit, I'm a barman again.

    boda baaaaarrrrgh
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2009
    I just spent over $100,000 on a very shiny piece of paper with some calligraphy on it. Unfortunately I haven't been able to o much with it besides frame it and put it on my wall.

    Theoretically it qualifies me to go into Media Production, but it has yet to be of any use. Anybody in need of a video monkey?
  2.  (3597.848)
    My name is Daniel. I work for a company that specializes in college prepatory exams - SAT, ACT, AP, the like. As I write this I am in Trinidad teaching the sons and daughters of rich fancypants foreign industrialists who want their kids to go to Harvard. I am also currently working on my first comic, called Glove. Look for it next year if I can get it picked up, or in two years if I have to self-publish (time based on finishing of an actual script).
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2009 edited
    i'll try to make this short...

    ...i'm a 'talented' (according to friends and family) artist who has no idea what the hell to do about it so i work at a cafe (free coffee and chocolate is a perk) to keep my head above water. i also teach drawing(industrial design and character illustration) anywhere from grade school to uni, i write music, sing poorly and write stories that i never finnish..


    if you have any ideas for me please share!!! i'm kind of hoping this site will help inspire me to complete a graphic novel.
  3.  (3597.850)
    I'm Joshua Pantalleresco and when I'm not crying in my non existent pillow I'm slaving away at UPS and Safeway and finding ways to piss off my secret shadow government in Canada.
    • CommentAuthorHand
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
    I'm Hand. I work at the place with the green aprons. I hate it. Free coffee. My mouth waters for highter education.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
    @kamalcoker - That's a fantastic piece! Getting a website together to show off your stuff probably wouldn't hurt.
  4.  (3597.853)
    I'm the assistant to the directors of the Animation & VFX department at an art school in San Francisco.

    Just signed the contract to write my first three-issue miniseries for an indie comics publisher. Things are looking up. :)
  5.  (3597.854)
    I won't mention my full name for obvious reasons.

    I am a correctional officer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in the Federal Detention Center located in Houston, TX.

    I'm not your typical law enforcement officer; I actually care that people do not have their civil rights violated. I've been a counter culture representative for some time, then I had a kid. Having a mohawk and pissing off the man become alot less important when a kid needs food and shelter, and you can't afford to squat in a crack house anymore.

    It's a job nobody will ever thank me for, and why should they? We lock people up, and recently, in larger numbers than ever. Well, actually, someone else locks them up; I just don't let them leave.

    Oh, and I will be on the inside if a revolution ever happens, so remember that when everyone and their brother gets locked up, too.
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
    @government spy

    I'm from Texas as well. You being from Texas, I was curious if you heard anything about the FEMA camp in Taylor.

    FEMA Camp
  6.  (3597.856)
    Unfortunately, that's ICE and private prison corp. territory. Which means, underpaid, understaffed, undereducated and overwhelmed.

    The ICE men, women, and children camps that exist out here in TX are abominations and closed off to the general public.

    Three years ago in Austin, the BEDO 1 Unit was to be visited by the United Nations, but ICE and the private correctional corporation that run the facility denied the UN visitors access inside, with very little explanation.

    ICE facilities like BEDO 1 and the FEMA camp inTaylor are examples of everything that is wrong with corrections today, number one being they are not being run by the best correctional system in the world: the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Yes, prisons are not a fun place to be, but being in the BOP has far better conditions, staff, and facilities than anyone in the country, if not the rest of the world. But when inmates are housed by other agencies who are beyond unequipped or untrained for this type of responsibility, it can only mean trouble.

    Then add in the private corporations, like CCA and GEO Group, who pay their staff about a quarter of what the typical Fed earns for the same jobs. It's why these inmates are being farmed out to less-than-standard facilities, someone's getting a paycheck for "reducing costs" and skimping on the needs of "undesirables," who, granted, are usually illegal immigrants, but just because they don't belong in the country (legally, I'm speaking from a legal viewpoint here, not a moral one), doesn't mean they don't deserve human or civil rights. Like reasonable food, shelter, medical treatment, and the often forgotten right to not be beaten.

    Private corrections should be banned outright. And the evidence proving this, well, isn't being shown. Not to the UN, not to the media, nor to the government officials who actually care, all of this is being shielded by those in power who are getting a cut.

    Join me in being disgusted.

    As far as what is specifically going on in Taylor; I'll keep my ears and eyes open.

    As they say in TDCJ: Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
    They didn't go for my proposed advertisement.

    A apologize for getting side-tracked from the original intent of this thread. I suppose I should contribute something relevant.

    I'm the Assistant Manager of local pizza call center. I get to take orders all day and listen to people complain about not having enough cheese (who eats quadruple cheese on a pizza anyway??) or how they don't understand why they have to pay a delivery charge. Needless to say, I hate my job. On the upside, I get to surf the Net when we're slow, and seeing as how I don't have internet at home that's a big plus. I guess I shouldn't be complaining about having a steady job when so many people are out of work.
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009 edited
    As of today I'm a new media and social media specialist both freelance and working for a publicity company. Kind of like a dream because I just love doing it and it looks like I might be able to make some money doing it.
  7.  (3597.860)
    I write and edit comics, which only occasionally brings home the bacon. I also work in retail unloading merchandise as it arrives on trucks and assembling them where needed.

    Hopefully this will be the last year I do both.