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    • CommentAuthorJosephus
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    I am a student in between studies.

    Not having the slightest clue what I actually want to do, I decided on a library science degree hoping it would allow me to pass off my research of esoteric topics as work. The six years of education required for this however, makes me want to scream and punch people in the throat.

    While I was considering whether academia is for me, I moved a few thousand miles south to volunteer at the library of a corrupt seminary in Honduras. The job isn't full-time though and I might take on teaching English to spoiled bastard children at a private school.
    That or fuck off into the jungle, move into a Garifuna village and learn to fish and dance punta.
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    I'm Josh. Nobody here knows me so I thought I'd introduce myself again.

    I graduated from college in 2006 and stumbled ass backward into a very well-paying job as a technical writer. Don't have much experience, but God knows what I'll be doing a few years from now...
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008 edited
    I'm in Post Production Operations Management for one of the US TV networks. I work primarily with our Sports division, but in my job I don't know or need to know much about Sports. I like working in Live Television because it's controlled chaos, sometimes reaching heights of incredible grace.
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    Hi, my name is Val. I work on bicycles and sell bike parts, mostly. I occasionally do illustrations and play music but am so stubbornly fixed on doing what I want with the last two I can't imagine making a lot of dough at either of them.
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    I'm Renee. I'm the Weekend Concierge at a Retirement Community. That means I know more about retirement and older people that I really want to know (though in general older people are very interesting), and I highly suggest that you start investing for retirement yesterday (if you've already started, put more money in the investment). I'm also a student but this semester I'm taking a grand total of 3 units in independent study art classes so I don't think that really counts.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    Multimedia content production, Web development and systems administration. The upside is that the gig has a ton of overlap with the activities I'd be doing even if someone wasn't employing me to create content and get it in front of their audience; downside is that I don't get to decide the subject matter, and that's one of the very best parts of the process.

    Grace note: it's generally positive by nature. If I do my job well it makes a difference in the world, potentially saving lives.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    I'm Meg and I'm a librarian. I work in the legal sector for both barristers and solicitors. I've also dabbled in Knowledge Management and will probably stick my foot back in that pool soon because there's a blurring of lines between the different sectors of information management now, particularly in the commercial sectors. Which is great when you have a techie background.

    I've also been: a code monkey, a chef, a barwench, a web designer and an IT administrator and occasionally moonlight as one of those things when cash-flow requires it. I'm currently moonlighting as a front half administrator's assistant in publishing.

    I'm also technically a full time student as being a librarian requires holding a Masters (ultimately useless, tbh - will be the most expensive three letters after my name) as well but I pretty much worked fulltime through that and avoided campus like the plague. I'm now all but thesis away from finishing the damn thing.
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    David, artificial intelligence & gameplay engineer/developper for videogames, currently working on a quite big PS3/XBox360 title.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2008
    i work in a music/dvd store. its alright lots of good banter and not too many crazy customers. we get to act all superior to others because we are conoseurs
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
    My name is Alan and I work in a library. I've been there 6 years, with a little time away to play think tanks. It's a great job, made difficult by incompetent management and budget cuts. I will work here until they fire me or until I win/inherit/counterfeit enough money to not work anymore.
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
    I'm a music / computer science student at the University of Victoria - I've three years to go.

    When I work in the summer, it's usually as a video game tester or programmer.

    I sometime get paid for DJing and making techno, which never ceases to surprise me.
    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
    Hello. I'm a freelance writer. Mostly fluffy lifestyle stuff. Anything that brings in money, to be honest.

    That said, I'm currently working on something I can be genuinely proud of, which tentatively should be released in January 09.
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    I work 40 hours a week on weekdays (plus random smatterings of overtime) in the shipping department of a factory. A nice union job (I'm not just a dues payer, but also an officer!) with decent benefits. It beats the various dead end jobs I've held in the past. I discovered firsthand that it also pays more than running/owning a comic shop in a small town.
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
    I'm Adam, as the user name would suggest, and I am a qualified Signwriter. I studied four years in an apprenticeship to learn the old-school brush painted signwriting your daddies used to do, and haven't picked up a brush since I finished the course. These days I work exclusively with computer plotted cut vinyl and digitally printed films off a wide format printer. My soul is gone.

    Every now and then, when I'm feeling slightly creative, I'll pull out a plank of wood, grind the bejesus out of the edges with a big fuckoff angle grinder and then throw it into a sandblasting cabinet with some cut rubber stuck on the front in a design, and then sandblast all the softgrain out of it and paint it up like a beautiful piece of antique wood pulled from out of the wilderness and put into service in the name of crass commercialism. This is What I Do, from time to time. Dunno if I've got any photos of what I've done before. I don't have any of my previous works lying around anymore, so you'll just have to imagine it I guess. Yeah.
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
    I work retail for Apple part time. I also am a Process Server. I also seem to be a Trust Fund baby. I like working.

    I've worked for Benson Fong, then for my grandfather in his Blouse Factory, a law firm, then Video Game design, tons of shit jobs, NASA, Sony Pictures, the IRS, Nichimen Graphics, and did Mac Tutoring and set ups after my contract work dried up.

    The Apple gig is good.
    • CommentAuthorZJVavrek
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
    I am horribly envious of all the employed people and all the people who seem to have actual career paths.

    I'd call myself a student, but I won't be taking classes heavily again until at least next year. I am unemployed and searching for work. I was a film projectionist for most of 2006, but that passed. The only career path which has appealed to me in any real way so far is Politics. God knows if I'll do anything with that.
      CommentAuthorJeff Owens
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
    I could go on and on about what I want to get paid for, but that's not what you're asking.

    I work counter/run food/deliver catering at That's A Wrap. Exciting stuff. The owner, Damon Brasch, is an amazing man, and also owns a local vegan restaurant, Green, which is where I applied.
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    I am a church officer in Glasgow, Scotland. It's equal parts ministerial and janitorial. The older members of the congregation call me a beadle.
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    I work for Forbidden Planet International as a shop monkey in their stoke-on-trent store and i'm also currently summoning the confidence to go to university next year
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    I used to own a bathroom attendant company, but lost all my accounts through various circumstances. When I wasn't doing that, I did freelance artwork, wide-format printing and some television work. But that's not currently enough to keep all the bills paid, so I got hired on for a new comic book store that is opening up next month. I think this is fabulous, by the way.